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So many entertaining events to choose from

Juan Triana is Bagheera and Lauren Ballard, Shere Khan in The Jungle Book.

Courtesy of Carol Ballard

Juan Triana is Bagheera and Lauren Ballard, Shere Khan in The Jungle Book.

mystical fair

A Psychic Fair will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Inner Peace Bookstore, 421 W Jefferson St., Brooksville. Includes readings from psychic mediums, along with gemstones, crystals and intuitive books. Call Maria at (352) 544-0305.

This week

Talent showcase: American Legion Post 99 will host "Hernando Has Talent" at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at 208 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Up to 30 individuals and groups will compete tonight, with 10 finalists returning Saturday. First place wins $150, second $75 and third $25. Winners will be determined by three judges, plus votes from the audience for $1 per vote (50 cents per vote will go to the winner's choice of charitable organization or fundraiser). Admission is $5. Food and drinks will be available for purchase during the show. Call Jennifer Frye at (352) 942-3919 or (352) 796-2826 or visit

Mowgli and friends: The children's production of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book continues this weekend at the Forum at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10. Call (352) 683-5113 or visit

Big-band sounds, buffet for dad: The Frankie Dee New York Orchestra's Father's Day Dinner-Dance will be held Sunday at the Hideaway, 247 Hallcrest Ave., Spring Hill. A buffet dinner will begin at 1:30 p.m., with dancing from 2 to 5 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by 18 musicians and singers, with a special intermission act. Door prizes awarded, and guests receive Mardi Gras beads. Tickets are $20. Reservations required. Call the Hideaway at (352) 666-1416 or Mary at (352) 596-9486.

Quick trips

All-day tribute: A marathon benefit concert for the late Brian Trapani will be held Saturday at the Karl Reef, 6307 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Outdoor performers, from noon to 4 p.m., include the Wait, Look Right Penny, Wiley Fox, Natural Blend and Uncle John's Band. Indoor performers, starting at 4 p.m., include Category 5ive, Trunk Band, Chumley's Toy, Encore Tribute Band, Doug Blades & Wiley Fox, Julie Black, Retromatic and Peach Phish. Admission is $3. A silent auction of musical instruments and gear will be held from 4 to 9:30 p.m. Trapani, 34, was co-owner of Encore Music Store in Hudson. Proceeds will go to his widow and infant daughter.

Civil War exhibit: A new rotating exhibit, "The Civil War in Florida," has arrived at the Floral City Heritage Hall Museum, Floral City Town Center, Orange Avenue at Old Floral City Road (one block east of U.S. 41). The museum also has on exhibit "The Pineola Train Wreck of 1956." Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The exhibit continues through June 26. Call (352) 860-0101 or (352) 726-7740 or visit

Curtain call

Dreamcoat: Auditions for the Stage West production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Accompaniment provided; bring sheet music (no CDs allowed). Wear comfortable clothing for movement/dance. The cast will have 15 to 18 women, 15 to 18 men and a chorus of 12 children ages 10 to 14. Call director Leanne Germann at (352) 263-4576.

So many entertaining events to choose from 06/17/10 [Last modified: Thursday, June 17, 2010 4:19pm]
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