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Springstead High School will present A Christmas Carol, a musical version of the Charles Dickens classic, at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. All seats are reserved. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $6 for students and are available at the door or online at For information, call (352) 476-9086.

This week

Fair Christmas: Candy Cane Acres continues from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 29 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. It includes a light display, Mrs. Claus' kitchen, a parade of trees, a play area and children's games, Santa's workshop and a Florida-style sleigh ride. Refreshments will be available, as well as cookies, fudge and cupcakes. Admission is $10 per carload, which includes 10 free tickets to be used toward food, drinks and games; additional tickets are 50 cents each. For information, call (352) 796-4552.

Light up the holidays: A Holiday Lights event will be from 6 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Enjoy holiday shows, Santa Claus, children's activities and decorations. At 7 p.m. Saturday, there will be a Christmas parade of decorated golf carts and trailers. Admission is $2; ages 5 and younger are free. For information, call (352) 592-5656.

Quick trip

Join in and sing 'The Messiah': The Nature Coast Festival Singers invite the community to participate in the "George Frideric Handel's Messiah — Community Sing" at 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4651 Little Road, New Port Richey. Those wishing to sing must attend a rehearsal at 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Presbyterian Church. It is free for spectators to attend Sunday's concert, but donations will be accepted. Proceeds benefit the Vets 4 Warriors charity. For information, call (352) 515-5335 or (352) 556-8549, or send email to

Holiday with snow: The annual Celebration of Lights kicks off Wednesday at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. It will continue from 5:30 to 9 p.m. daily through Dec. 24 and conclude on Dec. 26. The event features Sebastian's Winter Wonderland, a synchronized light and sound display in the garden put together by Sebastian Hawes. Highlights include a toboggan ice sled on Wednesday, visits with Santa on Dec. 21 and 23, the Hearts to Hands Deaf Choir on Dec. 22, a nondenominational candlelight Christmas Eve service and an after-Christmas party on Dec. 26. Admission is $3, $1 for ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. For information, call (352) 628-5343, ext. 1002.

Curtain call

'Love, Sex and the IRS': Auditions for the comedy will be at 7 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Saturday at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The cast includes two men ages 25 to 35, three men age 40 or older, two women ages 25 to 35 and one woman between 45 and 60. The director is Leanne Germann. Shows will be on weekends April 11 to 21. For information, send email to Germann at

Jolly holiday things to do 12/13/12 [Last modified: Thursday, December 13, 2012 12:16pm]
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