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Out and about this week in Hernando County

Searching Haunts

Ghost tours are offered 8 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, downtown Brooksville. Legend has it that the four-story, 12-room house, built more than 151 years ago by Brooksville pioneer John May, is inhabited by the spirits of long-deceased family members. For ages 16 and older. Reservations required. $20 per person, cash only. For reservations, call (352) 799-0129.

This week

Techno music fest: The Wake Up Florida Music Festival will be today through Sunday at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. The event will include more than 40 DJs and groups, including Jackal & Hyde, Lee Coombs, J Nasty, Rob Givens, Devine, Mantra, Gettendeep, Soul Purpose, Bubbly Joe, Squirrel, Elektrobotz and Screwface. On-site camping available. Starts at 9 a.m. today. Tickets are $50 at the gate. For information, call (352) 754-3082 or visit

Gospel concert: A concert featuring the Gulf Ridge Quartet will be at 7 p.m. today at the Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, at Cobblestone Drive, Spring Hill. Includes several Gaither songs and old gospel favorites. An offering will be taken. For information, call (352) 683-2863.

Racing for cancer: "The Great Puppet Race," Dirty Harry vs. Biker Bob, a fundraiser for breast cancer, will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Bayport Inn, 4835 Cortez Blvd., Bayport. Spectators can pick their favorite racer by making a donation. There will be door prizes and raffles. Call Fay at (352) 688-0648.

Quick trips

Dime-a-dance dames: The Show Palace Dinner Theater, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson, continues the musical comedy Sweet Charity with matinees and evening shows through June 13. 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.

Cut loose: Richey Suncoast Theater, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey, concludes its production of the musical Footloose this weekend. High-spirited young Ren McCormack and his mom move from Chicago to a small Illinois town of Bomont, where Ren runs afoul of a local ban on dancing. Shows are at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16 adults, $8 children. Call (727) 842-6777.

Look ahead

One comic standing: Comedian Grandma Lee, who has been a runner-up in America's Got Talent and Last Comic Standing, brings her show to Spring Hill from 8 to 10 p.m. June 8 at the Pickled Parrot, 5526 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Tickets are $20, which includes hors d'oeuvres. Call (352) 597-0707.

Tasting art: "A Taste of the Arts" reception for the Spring Art Exhibit at the Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery will be from 5 to 7 p.m. June 10 at 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Visitors can meet with participating artists and enjoy an array of foods from local restaurants. Call (352) 540-3810.

Wild child: Stage West Community Playhouse will present the children's production of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book June 11 to 20 in the Forum, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10 each. Call (352) 683-5113 or visit

Out and about this week in Hernando County 05/27/10 [Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 4:07pm]
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