Performing arts guild selling season tickets
The Hernando Performing Arts Guild is selling season tickets for the 2009-10 season.
Season tickets are $70 if purchased before May 1; the cost is $80 if purchased after May 1. Individual show tickets are $25.
All concerts will be at the Hernando Performing Arts Center at Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and shows are at 7 p.m.
• Hot Latin Rhythms, Nov. 6
• The New Dawn Singers (Christmas program), Dec. 5
• The Vogues, Jan. 16
• A Tribute to Neil Diamond, starring Jay White, Feb. 19
• Mark & Clark, March 20
For tickets or more information, call the hotline at (352) 799-5577.
Latin American civic group will host dance
The Latin American Civic and Cultural Association will host a Sabado De Gloria Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight April 11 at the SNPJ Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road.
Music will be provided by DJ Mandy. Those attending may bring their own beverages. Food will be available for an additional cost.
Tickets are $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Proper attire is required. Call Ana Burgos at (352) 688-5890 or Carmen Shannon at (352) 592-8494.
Community block party will be April 19
Christian Church in the Wildwood will host a community block party from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 19 at 10051 Country Road, off Commercial Way.
This is a family event that will include free food, entertainment, inflatables, a rock climbing wall, face painting, horses, and health screenings and other activities. Hernando County Fire Rescue will have a fire truck on hand, and the Hernando County Sheriff's Office will provide a canine demonstration.
Also on hand will be the LifeSouth Bloodmobile, the Career Central mobile bus and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
The event is free. For information, call (352) 596-1388.
Class of '64 to host high school reunion
Hernando High School's Class of 1964 will host its 45th reunion May 1-3.
A catered party/barbecue will be at 6:30 p.m. May 1 at the Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St. This will be a country-western-themed party. Alumni are encouraged to wear jeans and bandannas.
A more formal event is planned for the evening of May 2 at Silverthorn Country Club in Spring Hill. The buffet begins at 6:30 p.m. On May 3, the group will gather for breakfast at Country Kitchen on the Truck Bypass in Brooksville.
The classes of 1962-1966 are invited to this event. The cost is $65 per person, which must be paid by April 20. Checks are to be made payable to HHS Class of 1964 and sent to Bob Barnett, class president, at 10388 Nottingham Forest Drive, Brooksville, FL 34601. For information, call Bob at (352) 796-5843.
Theater groups will hold auditions May 10
The Gorilla Theatre of Tampa and the Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center Stage Company of Hudson will hold auditions for their 2009-10 seasons on May 10 at the EDPAC, 13651 Hays Road.
Auditions are by appointment only. Those wishing to audition should prepare two contrasting monologues or a monologue and a song. An accompanist will be provided. The total time of the prepared material should not exceed three minutes. Those without prepared material will be asked to do a cold reading.
To schedule an appointment, call Steve Mountan at (727) 857-2604 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EDPAC Stage Company's 2009-10 season will include the following shows:
• The Tempest, Aug. 14-23
• The Guys, Sept. 11-13
• Macabaret, Oct. 23-31
• Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol, Dec. 18-20
• The Fantasticks, Jan. 22-31
• The Infinite Typing Pool, Feb. 26-March 7
• Nobody Don't Like Yogi, April 9-18, 2010.
Reggae Sunfest will include food, music
Hernando County Recreation will present Reggae Sunfest 2K9 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 25 at Linda Pedersen Park, 6400 Shoal Line Blvd.
There will be craft vendors, food vendors, local entertainer demonstrations and eight hours of reggae-style band music.
Admission will be $5 per person for ages 16 and older, and free for ages 15 and younger.
Craft vendors, commercial exhibitors and food vendors can still sign up. Visit the Web site at www.hernandocounty.us/parks_rec or call (352) 754-4031.
Hospital volunteers' sales to aid charities
The Volunteer Auxiliary at Spring Hill Regional Hospital will host a fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the hallway by the gift shop. The hospital is at 10461 Quality Drive.
The fundraiser will offer bath and beauty gift baskets, jewelry (sterling silver and $5 fashion jewelry) and books. Visitors can also sell or trade their unwanted gold for cash or new merchandise.
All proceeds will go toward the scholarship fund and to nonprofit organizations such as the Salvation Army, the YMCA, New Beginnings, Jericho Road Ministries, the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life and others.
For more information, call (352) 686-6471.