Young sharks sought for drama camp
Registration is now being taken through Sept. 30 for Shark Theatre's Drama Camp that will be offered to students in first through eighth grades.
The camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 4 on the campus at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St. Participants will be grouped by age and will receive drama instruction from members of Nature Coast Tech's award-winning Thespian Honor Society.
Workshops include instruction in improvisation, character development, script analysis, theater games, theater terminology and technical theater.
Participants will also receive a tour of the Black Box Theatre at Nature Coast Tech, juice and cookies, and two complimentary tickets to Shark Theatre's November production of Schoolhouse Rock, Live!
The cost is $30 per student for first-time campers and $25 for returning campers. Family discounts are available. For information or a registration form, call Lori Erickson at (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.
Ready to sing out loud? Try out for show
Auditions for the musical 1776 will be at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd.
The musical includes a cast of 25 men of varying ages and two women in their late 20s or early 30s. There is no chorus. Those auditioning should come prepared to sing, with sheet music. A pianist will be provided. There will be readings from the script.
Rehearsals start the first week of September, with the show opening Nov. 4. The director is Barbara Everest, and musical director is Bobbi Moger. For information, contact Everest at email@example.com or (352) 683-4302.
Guitars and hot rods at family festival
The Spring Hill Acoustic Guitar Club will headline the Hernando County Fine Arts Council's next Bandshell Bash, which will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 13 at Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave.
The free family outdoor concert will include the Brooksville Cruise-In, an antique hot rod car and motorcycle show, and an array of vendors. For information, call Mary Jane Russell at (352) 754-4788.
Help your little ones learn basic skills
The city of Brooksville's "Little Buddies" baseball program for children ages 3-5 will be offered from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Sept. 4 through Oct. 2, at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, off Darby Lane.
The program involves both parents and children, targeting parents who wish to help their children develop basic motor skills such as batting, fielding, throwing, agility and base running.
The cost is $50. For information, call (352) 544-5498.
Run to Remember marks Sept. 11 attacks
The Hernando County Family YMCA will host the annual Sept. 11 Run to Remember at 6:30 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Y, 1300 Mariner Blvd.
The event will include a 5K memorial run (or 1-mile walk), followed by a prayer service and continental breakfast. The Hernando County Sheriff's Office will lead the runners into the Seven Hills community and Spring Hill Fire Rescue will follow all racers to the finish line.
The event remembers those who died during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Participants in the event will receive a Run to Remember T-shirt. For information or a registration form, visit online at www.ymcasuncoast.org or call Olivia Matles at (352) 688-9622.
Join Republicans to watch convention
The Nature Coast Republican Women's Network will host a Republican Convention Watch Party at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at Mighty Wings, 1252 Mariner Blvd.
Those interested are invited to come for food and fellowship as presumed Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain gives his acceptance speech at the Republican convention.
For information, visit online at www.ncrwn.org or call Laurie Pizzo at (352) 428-8011