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Hernando area events, from monster trucks to music

Monster trucks

The Brooksville Pulling Association will present a Monster Truck Show today and Saturday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds. Pit parties begin at 5:30 p.m.; the show starts at 7:30. $15 adults, $12 ages 3 to 12, free for 2 and younger. There will be a Sept. 11 tribute Saturday. Call (352) 585-1062 or (352) 796-4552, or visit brooksvillepulling.com or hernandofairgrounds.com.

This week

Not a musical: The Ken Ludwig comedy, Lend Me a Tenor, will be presented at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The show will continue Sept. 16-18. $15, reserved seating. Call (352) 683-5113. Season tickets for Main Stage and Forum shows are still available.

CD release party: Hernando County resident and singer-songwriter Cynthia Haring has just released a 29-year musical retrospective, The Life and Times of Destiny Quibble. The Tampa Bay World Nation Singers will host a release party at 6 p.m. today at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. Admission is free. CDs will be available for purchase, with part of the proceeds going to medication programs for prisoners and to the Destiny Quibble Foundation's Cocobolo Project for health and healing of cancer patients. Visit worldnationgroup.com or destinyquibble.com.

A show of beauty: International Pageant Productions will host a Miss Hernando/Pasco Pageant at 2 p.m. Saturday at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. This is an official preliminary pageant to Miss Florida U.S. International, Teen Florida-World, Jr. Miss and Little Miss Florida. The pageant includes age divisions from 1 year old through married women. For an application, e-mail famemodeltalent@aol.com or call (352) 256-9959.

Battling Elvises: A Match of the Decade II will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event features Bill Lindsey vs. Kenn "E" Grube, each performing as Elvis. $10; purchase in advance for best seating. The show is in remembrance of those who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Gifts From Home charity to benefit troops overseas. For tickets, call Fred at (352) 593-4010.

Quick trip

Steel Magnolias: The comedy-drama will be presented matinees and evenings through Sept. 25 at the Show Palace Dinner Theater, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. For adults, dinner and show, $49.50; show only, $38.45, plus tax and tip. For children 12 and younger, $24.95 and $19.95. Buy one full-price ticket, get a second for half price. Call toll-free 1-888-655-7469.

Look ahead

Bluesapalooza: The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department will present Bluesapalooza from noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 17 and noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. The event will include more than 15 blues and Southern rock bands, food, vendors, contests and exhibits. $5 each day, free for children 11 and younger. Call (352) 754-4031 or visit hernandocounty.us/parks_rec.

Star-filled evening: A "Starry Starry Night Dinner Dance" to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. The evening will begin with a cash bar. A catered dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a silent auction. $50. To order tickets, call (352) 684-0004.

Hernando area events, from monster trucks to music 09/08/11 [Last modified: Thursday, September 8, 2011 4:10pm]
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