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Halloween fun: The 20th anniversary Halloween Harvest Festival is 6 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. There will be a haunted house, games, Kidzone and hayrides for various prices. There will also be face painting and food. Today's activities include a pet masquerade at 7 p.m. (registration at 6:30 p.m.), followed by a pet parade; the entry fee is $1. There will be a group costume contest (two or more people) at 8 p.m.; the entry fee is $5. Saturday's activities include the Spooktacular costume contest at 7:30 p.m. (register at 6:30 p.m.) for children 12 and younger in various age groups; the entry fee is $1. Call the Hernando County Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031.

Greet the artist: A free wine and cheese reception for artist Karen Heidler is 5 to 7 p.m. today at Nanette's Spirit of the Hand Gallery, 13157 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Cosponsored by the Spring Hill Art League. The local watercolor painter's works will be on display through November.

Quilts in Bloom: Hernando County Quilters' Guild and Spring Hill Garden Club will host the "Quilts in Bloom" quilt show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. More than 150 quilts will be on display. There will be live music, refreshments, a quilt raffle, a plant raffle and vendors selling quilting supplies. Admission is $4. Call (352) 683-9933.

Glimpse of Broadway: Springstead High School's choral department presents "Broadway Spectacular" at 2 p.m. Sunday at Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $6, available at springstead or at the door. Call Mark Pennington at the school at (352) 797-7010.

Engine revving: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209 will host a car and bike show from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the post, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. There will be entertainment and food.

Quick trips

Broadway favorite: The Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson, presents Fiddler on the Roof matinees and evenings through Nov. 15. Dinner and show, $46; show only, $34.95, plus tax and tip; 12 and younger, $28.45 and $23.45. Call toll-free, 1-888-655-7469.

Look ahead

Intergalactic fight: A production of Orson Welles' The War of the Worlds is at 8 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31 in the Forum at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $5 each.

Rustic fun: Pioneer Day is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. Features demonstrations, contests such as kids' sack races, watermelon seed-spitting and pie-eating, and numerous exhibits. Free. Call (352) 754-6722.

Curtain call

Variety show: Auditions for the sixth annual Golden Revue — Gala Holiday Cruise are 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. All acts are invited, including dancers, singers, musicians, magicians, ventriloquists and jugglers. Call (352) 397-0259 or e-mail

Hernando entertainment calendar 10/22/09 [Last modified: Thursday, October 22, 2009 5:32pm]
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