Jamming for charity: The Charity Jam to benefit Hernando County foster children begins at noon Sunday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. Features bands, a children's talent show, a bike show, games, rides, wrestlers, belly dancers and vendors. Call (352) 345-6871.
Holiday concert: The Hernando Symphony Orchestra will present "A Modern Holiday" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $5 for students in grades K-12. Season tickets cost $30. Call (352) 597-9555 or visit hernandosymphony.com.
Jazzy party: The Hernando Jazz Society will present its annual Holiday Celebration at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wellington clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. There will be dancing, a cash bar and light menu. Admission is free for society members and $9 for nonmembers. Call Bill McLoughlin at (352) 799-9690.
Art of the season: A reception for the "Winter Art Exhibit" at the Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery, 201 Howell Ave., will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Continues through Jan. 8. Call (352) 540-3810.
Lil' Abner auditions will be held at 7 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Saturday at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Based on the comic strip by Al Capp, the 1950s-style musical includes a cast of 35 to 50, split equally between males and females. There are singing and nonsinging roles. Those auditioning for a singing role can sing a song of their choice (bring sheet music, CD or tape). An accompanist will be available. Be prepared for a small dance routine, mostly for movement. Readings from the script. Performance dates are March 4-21. Call director Peter Clapsis at (352) 263-7281.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers: The Show Palace Dinner Theater is accepting applications and videos of singers, dancers and actors. Equity and non-Equity roles are for 28 men and women 20 and older (mostly 20-35). Production dates are Jan. 8 through Feb. 21. Rehearsals begin Dec. 21. Send materials to the Show Palace, Attn: Seven Brides casting, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson, FL 34667, or e-mail them to susan [email protected]