Friday, December 15, 2017
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Sweeney Todd wraps up this weekend at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Showtimes are 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113.

This week

Haunted trail: The Haunted Trail on Golddust will be open from 7:30 to 10 p.m. today, Saturday and Oct. 26 and 27 at 5277 Golddust Road, Spring Hill. Take a guided tour through a wooded trail and help hunt down the witch. Appropriate footwear required. The cost is $5, which will benefit the Humane Society of the Nature Coast. For information, call (352) 263-8044.

European vacation: The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department will host a free showing of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Saturday in Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. The PG-rated movie will start at 7:30 p.m. Kettle corn, snow cones, hot dogs and drinks will be sold. For information, call (352) 540-3830.

A-mazing corn: The corn maze at Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, east of Masaryktown, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 4. Featuring a 5-acre labyrinth made of corn, a corn cannon and hayrides. Proper shoes required. Visitors younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $8.50; $4.50 ages 3 to 11; free for 2 and younger. Cash only. Call (352) 279-0977.

Tastes of the world: The Ethnic Festival will be held Thursday through Oct. 28 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Festival hours will be 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 26, noon to 10 p.m. Oct. 27, and noon to 8 p.m. Oct. 28. There will be carnival rides, skill games, ethnic cuisine, a raffle, continuous entertainment and a flea market. Parking and admission are free. Discounted armbands are available at the church. Single-day armbands are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate; four-day armbands are $50 in advance and $55 at the gate. Call the church office at (352) 688-0663.

Quick trip

A toast to pets: A wine tasting to benefit the SPCA of Hernando County will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. Tickets are $15 and include one wine tasting, one souvenir wine glass, a raffle ticket, cheese and crackers. There will be music, vendors and adoptable pets. For every bottle of wine sold, $1 will be donated to the SPCA, a nonprofit, no-kill shelter. Get tickets at the SPCA, 9075 Grant St., west of Brooksville. For information, call (813) 996-2113.

Seafood Fest: The 43rd annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in City Park. Admission is free. Call (352) 543-5600.

Look ahead

Benefit concert: The Hernando Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert of patriotic music at 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $10, with proceeds benefiting Stage West. The concert precedes the orchestra's season, and Stage West will be the new home of the orchestra. For tickets, call the box office at (352) 683-5113. Visit the website at hernandosymphony.com.

Curtain call

'The Miracle Worker': Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 and 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at Stage West, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Needed are three men 45 to 60, one man 18 to 25, one boy 10 to 14, five women 25 to 60, one girl 10 to 17 and four girls 8 to 12. Performance dates are weekends Feb. 7 to 17. The director is George Dwyer. These are all nonpaid positions. Call (352) 683-5113.

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