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Sky divers to fill sky next few days


Sky divers to fill sky next few days

If braving the Black Friday crowds isn't dangerous enough for you, check out the flocks of daredevils jumping from planes this weekend at Sky Dive City's annual Thanksgiving Boogie and Turkey Meet, which runs through Sunday at 4241 Sky Dive Lane. Skydivers from around the world will jump in 16-way competitions, high-altitude loads and night jumps at the event, which marks the 50th anniversary of skydiving at the Zephyrhills Airport. For information and schedule of events, go to


Stage West to host two auditions

Stage West Community Playhouse will host auditions for two upcoming productions. Auditions for the David Auburn drama Proof are at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the theater, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd. There are roles for two women, both in their mid to late 20s, and two men, one in his late 20s and another about 50. Readings will be from the script. Performance dates are Feb. 9-19 in the Forum at Stage West. The director is Patty Villegas, (352) 340-4627 or Auditions for the popular musical The Music Man are at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and 1 p.m. Dec. 3, also at the theater. Those auditioning should be prepared to attend both days and be available for call backs, as needed, at 1 p.m. Dec. 4. There are seven major roles: three men, ages 30s to 50s, and three women, ages 20s to 50s. The show also needs a barbershop quartet, and a child between the ages of 6 and 10 who can sing with a lisp. Also needed is an ensemble of 20 to 30 singers and dancers, including adults of all ages and children 8 and older. There will be cold readings from the script. Bring appropriate dance wear. Performances will be March 8-18. For information, contact the director, Mitch Gonzalez, at (352) 232-3432 or


Free mammograms available for some

The Florida Suncoast affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is offering no cost screening mammograms to qualifying patients through the Pasco County Health Department. Women ages 40 to 49 who live in Pasco County and are low income or uninsured may qualify, as well as younger patients who have a breast abnormality suggestive of cancer. Call (727) 861-5661 ext. 1016 for information.


Family fun day planned Dec. 10

Vendors are sought for Traditions on the Green, a family fun day to take place Dec. 10 at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. Vendors should reserve a spot to sell their goods. Cost is $10 by Dec. 1, $15 after that. For information, call Pam St. Mary at (813) 731-5168.

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