Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Things to do beginning April 27: blueberry festivals and an outside concert by the Hernando Symphony Orchestra

orchestra on the beach

The Hernando Symphony Orchestra's annual "Tunes at Twilight" concert is 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Hernando Beach Club, 3145 Flamingo Blvd., Hernando Beach. The outdoor concert includes music from the movies Titanic and Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as a selection of classic favorites. Bring a lawn chair. Tickets are $10 at the door; call (352) 596-5878.

This week

A-mazing sunflowers: The spring sunflower maze is now open at Sweetfield Farms, 17250 Benes Roush Road, just east of Masaryktown. The maze is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through the end of May. There are hayrides, a veggie cannon, farm animals, a tree fort, food vendor, fresh lemonade, a storyteller and other activities. Admission is $8.50 for ages 12 and older, $4.50 for ages 3 to 11 and free for ages 2 and younger. Cash only. For additional information, visit sweetfieldsfarm.com or you may call (352) 279-0977.

Steamin' barbershop sounds: The Hernando Hills Hi-Lites presents the 19th annual Harmony on Parade, "Steamin' Down the River," at 3 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. The women's barbershop chorus will perform a cappella songs such as Back in Dixie Again, Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody and Georgia. Sunset, a men's quartet, will also perform. There will be door prizes and a raffle to win a gift basket. A meet-and-greet session with the performers follows the show. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door; groups of 10, $10 each; students, $6. Call (352) 540-9192.

A beautiful swan?: Shark Theater presents the musical comedy Honk! Thursday through May 5 at the Black Box Theater at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. Performances are at 7 p.m. each day, with a 2 p.m. matinee May 5. The family musical features music by George Stiles, with book and lyrics by Anthony Drewe. It is a contemporary retelling of the story about the Ugly Duckling. The show is recommended for ages 6 and older; children 5 and younger will not be permitted. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. For additional information, call Lori Erickson at (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.

Quick trip

Music and art: Cedar Key's 48th annual Fine Arts Show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in downtown Cedar Key, on and around State Road 24. The event includes a juried fine arts show with more than 125 artists, seafood, family activities and live music with Whitey Markle and the Swamprooters, the Foggy Creek Band, Bishop Davidson, the Dale Kennedy Band and Shade Tree. Free admission. For additional information, visit cedarkey artsfestival.com.

Blueberry Jamboree: The Blueberry Jerry Jamboree is 4 to 10 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Safety Town, off State Road 52 just west of the Suncoast Parkway, Hudson. The event will feature music, food, children's games and entertainment. Blueberry cobbler, muffins and other goodies will be available. Admission is free; parking is $5. Visit pascoblueberryfestival.com.

Look ahead

Florida Blueberry Festival: The inaugural festival kick off with a parade at 6:30 p.m. May 4 in downtown Brooksville. The evening will also feature celebrity stompers and a concert with Never Stop Believin', a Journey tribute band, in Hernando Park. Tickets to the stomp and concert, with parking, are $10. Weekend festivities continue through May 6, with blueberry vendors, games, contests, continuous entertainment and other activities. Admission to the festival is free. The cost for parking varies from $10 to $15. There is a cost for some concerts. For a full schedule, visit floridablueberryfestival.org.

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