Sunday, May 20, 2018
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Hernando County events calendar

This week

Dark tale: Shark Theatre will present the drama Dark of the Moon at 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Black Box Theater at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. The drama tells the story of Barbara Allen and the witch boy who longs to be human. It is recommended for ages 11 and older. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults. Call (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.

Therapeutic comedy: Beyond Therapy continues weekends through Nov. 18 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The comedy is about Prudence and Bruce, each wishing to start a romantic relationship, using the advice of their therapists. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113.

World War II campus: Live Oak Theatre Company will present the musical Take It Easy at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill. A Veterans Day performance will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the band shell at Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. The show continues at Bridge Christian Life Center at 8 p.m. Nov. 16-17 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 18. Set on a college campus during World War II, the musical follows the lives of three privates at the Army's specialized training program at State University. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 13 and younger. At Sunday's performance, veterans will receive free admission with a paid ticket (present current military ID or VA card). Visit liveoaktheatre.org or call (352) 593-0027. Tickets will also be available at the door or gate.

Beyond monster trucks: Kidz and Rigz will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. The event includes vehicles of all shapes and sizes, including semitrailers, monster trucks, tractors, bulldozers, emergency vehicles and race cars, children's activities, vendors and food. Tickets are $5; $3 for ages 4 to 12, and free for ages 3 and younger (maximum family total, $25). A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Shriners. Presented by the Hernando Builders Association and Oak Hill Hospital. Call (352) 596-1114.

Big band sounds: A dance featuring the Frankie Dee NY Orchestra will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. Doors open at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 and include dessert and coffee. Guests may bring their own drinks and snacks. For tickets, call Mary at (352) 596-9486.

Under the big top: The Loomis Brothers Circus will perform Wednesday and Thursday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. There will be two performances each day, at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults; children 12 and younger are admitted free with paying adults (limit two children per adult). The circus is held in conjunction with Florida International Teaching Zoo in Bushnell; a portion of the admission cost will benefit the nonprofit zoo's endangered species and education programs. Call toll-free, 1-800-604-9864.

Quick trip

Taste of the sea: The 38th annual Homosassa Arts, Crafts and Seafood Festival will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Yulee Drive and Mason Creek Road in Old Homosassa. The cost is $2; children admitted free. For information, visit homosassasea foodfestival.org or call (352) 628-9333.

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