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Diversions aplenty in Hernando

This week

Musical trip through America: The Hernando Hills Hi-Lites will perform "Music, American as Apple Pie" at 2 p.m. Saturday at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The concert will include songs that will take the audience on a musical trip from San Francisco Bay to Route 66, and through Dixie to Georgia. Some of America's most well-known patriotic songs will be included. In addition to the Hi-Lites chorus and D'Lites quartet, there will be performances by Sunset, a men's quartet, and others. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students; group prices are available. Call Tessie at (352) 686-4122 or Vicki at (727) 378-4788.

Drink to health: A wine tasting event to benefit the American Cancer Society's Spring Hill Relay for Life will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery, 6257 Swan Lane. The event is sponsored and hosted by the Shining Stars Relay for Life Team. Tickets are $25 if purchased in advance or $30 at the door, which includes wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres and a limited-edition wine glass to keep. The wine glasses have been created and hand-painted by Eye Kandy Glassware. Call Kim at (352) 686-0407.

Quick trips

Tribal fest: Chasco Fiesta 2009 continues through Sunday in and around Sims Park in New Port Richey. For a complete schedule, visit or call toll-free 1-877-424-2726.

Horse show: The Southeastern All Gaited Horse Association will host a show at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Pasco Horseman's Association, 13215 Fivay Road in Hudson. Signup starts at 9 a.m. All gaited horses are welcome for the 55 model and performance classes. Call Bob Glover at (352) 297-9056 or visit

Music legends: Pasco-Hernando Community College will present its season finale, Elvis Meets Tom — Together Again, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the performing arts center on the West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Dwight Icenhower stars as Elvis Presley and Irv Cass as Tom Jones. Tickets are $23-$30. Call (727) 816-3707 or visit

Dollywood comes to Nature Coast: A benefit concert with Dollywood performer James Rogers will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Chet Cole Life Enrichment on the Key Training Center campus, 5399 W Gulf to Lake Highway, Lecanto. Tickets are $15. Call (352) 527-8228.

Thoroughly terrific: The musical Thoroughly Modern Millie continues in matinees and evenings through April 19 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $46; show only, $34.95; ages 12 and younger, $28.45 and $23.45, all plus tax and tip. Call toll-free, 1-888-655-7469.

Look ahead

County fair: The 2009 Hernando County Fair will be held April 6-12 at the fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. Gate admission is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 12, and free for ages 3 and younger. A $2 donation to the Explorers is requested for parking. Visit or call (352) 796-4552.

Suzuki's best: The third annual Best of the Best Concert, featuring violinists and cellists who studied under the late Charlotte Murrin, will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 5 at Chocachatti Elementary School, 4135 California St., south of Brooksville. Proceeds go to the Charlotte Murrin Memorial Suzuki Education Foundation. Tickets are $15 and are tax-deductible. Call Ken at (352) 688-5808.

Diversions aplenty in Hernando 03/26/09 [Last modified: Thursday, March 26, 2009 3:40pm]
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