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This week

Winter gala: The Hernando County Fine Arts Council will host its annual Winter Gala fundraiser at 7 p.m. today at Rogers' Christmas House Village, 103 S Saxon Ave., Brooksville. Includes hors d'oeuvres, desserts and entertainment. Tickets are $20 each or $30 for two. Call (352) 754-4788.

Courthouse Christmas: The Christmas on Main Street/Courthouse Christmas Tree Lighting Program is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today in front of the old courthouse at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Bring lawn chairs. (352) 754-4000.

Holiday concert: The Hernando Symphony Orchestra will present "A Modern Holiday" Christmas concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Another concert is at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $5 for students (grades K-12). Season tickets cost $30. Call (352) 597-9555 or visit

Tree angels: The Spring Hill Community Association's ninth annual Angels on High is 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday through Dec. 13 on the Lake House grounds, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. The event includes an outdoor lighted angel pathway, entertainment and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. A $1 parking donation is requested. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Call (352) 666-4746.

Laughter and song: Brookridge Entertainment will present a show featuring comedian Max Winfrey and singer Kathryn Morris at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brookridge clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15 each. Call (352) 597-4620.

Christmas fest: The annual Light Up Ridge Manor Christmas Festival is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sunrise Plaza, 31120 Cortez Blvd., east of Brooksville. There will be pictures with Santa, Christmas caroling, a "Road to Bethlehem" presentation, music, games and food. Presented by the East Side Business Development Committee. Call (352) 540-4521 or (352) 796-9486.

Quick trip

Holiday heritage: Floral City Heritage Days 2009 begin at dusk today (about 6 p.m.), along U.S. 41 S and Orange Avenue in Floral City. There will be a fish fry, horse-drawn wagon rides, caroling and walking under century-old oaks among 1,000 luminarias. Festivities continue 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and will include the Blue Banner Tour of Historic Homes, Heritage Hall Museum, demonstrations by local artisans, storytellers, a Florida Cracker Cowboy exhibit, food, entertainment and a country store. Call (352) 650-0013.

Curtain call

Lil' Abner: Auditions for Lil' Abner are at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 1 p.m. Dec. 12 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Based on the comic strip by Al Capp, this 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 to 21. Call director Peter Clapsis at (352) 263-7281.

Hernando events calendar 12/03/09 [Last modified: Thursday, December 3, 2009 3:57pm]
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