Singer and trio will perform at Hernando High
The Hernando Performing Arts Guild will present Johnny Roberts and the Aaron O'Rourke Trio at 7 p.m. today at the Hernando Performing Arts Center at Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The first half of the show will feature the trio performing a diverse repertoire of music, including classically influenced compositions and old-time classics. The second half will feature Roberts, a comedian and singer/songwriter whose "clean" comedy appeals to all ages. Tickets are $25. Call the hotline at (352) 799-5577.
Senior talent show to hold auditions
Seniors 55 and older are invited to audition for the eighth annual Bright Stars Senior Idol talent show hosted by Bright House Networks. Auditions for those in Hernando, Pasco, Polk and Citrus counties will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 25 at the CARES Rao Musunuru Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway. Auditions are open to solo and duet acts only. A piano will be available, but participants must bring their own accompaniment, instruments or compact discs to the audition. For more information, call (727) 863-6868 or (727) 856-5129, ext. 81255. Ten acts will be selected to perform at the regional talent show at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at River Ridge High School in New Port Richey. The audience there will select three acts to continue to the finale at Ruth Eckerd Hall on April 1. Visit brighthouse.com/senioridol.
Agencies collect items for homeless
Local agencies that offer services to the homeless and those in danger of becoming homeless are collecting items for an upcoming outreach event. The community is asked to help by donating items such as nonperishable food, toiletries, dog food, old cellphones, winter jackets and other items. The drive will continue through Jan. 24. Items may be dropped off at any of the following locations throughout Hernando County: the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice office in Brooksville; Jericho Road thrift stores in Brooksville, Ridge Manor West and Spring Hill; the New Beginnings Youth Shelter in Brooksville; the Rising Sun Cafe (for Love Your Neighbor) in Brooksville; the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Spring Hill; Mid-Florida Community Services in Brooksville and Spring Hill; and any Hernando County public library branch.
Dance is Friday at community center
A ballroom and open dance will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Masaryktown Community Center, 539 Lincoln Ave. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Music will be provided by Take Two. A cash bar and snacks will be available. Tickets are $6. For information, call (352) 796-5433.
Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Social: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. $5. (352) 397-6088.
'Gypsy': 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The show continues through Jan. 20. $15. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.
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