Taste of art
The Spring Hill Art League will co-host a reception for local artists Paul Shaskan, right, and Valdora Ward, left, from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St., Brooksville. Refreshments will be served. The artists' works will remain on display through the end of December. For information, call Grace Ashcraft at (352) 556-3984.
Dancing in the streets: The city of Brooksville's Recreation Department and Friends of the Children will host an Uptown Block Party from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Entertainment will be provided by local musicians Joe Solomon, Dean Rusk, Eric Tremante, Steve Dicks and Robert Swan. There will be local food vendors, and beer and wine will be available. Participants include Main Street Eatery, Chef Images and Bayou Cajun Cuisine. For information, call (352) 540-3835 or visit cityofbrooksville.us.
Santa Baby: A Show Palace Christmas features matinees and evening shows select Wednesdays through Sunday each week through Dec. 25 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Adults: dinner and show, $49.50; show only, $38.45, plus tax and tip. Ages 12 and younger: $24.95 and $19.95. Call toll-free 1-888-655-7469.
A bottle of red, or white: A wine festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. There will be vendors, entertainment by Sam Osborne and an opportunity to sample the winery's offerings. Pets are welcome. For information, call (813) 996-2113.
Parade of boats: The Hernando Beach Yacht Club will host its annual Christmas boat parade Dec. 1 at the club, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. Check-in is at 5 p.m., and the parade starts at 6 p.m. Awards will be presented. There will also be a chili cook-off, and chili hot dogs and other food and drinks will be available for purchase. Those entering a boat in the parade are asked to donate a toy for Toys for Tots. To enter a boat or the cook-off, call fleet Capt. Aaron Nangle at (727) 916-0001.
'A Little Night Music': Auditions for the musical will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 and 1 p.m. Dec. 8 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The cast includes two male baritones between ages 40 and 55, one male tenor age 17 to 25, one nonsinging male of any mature age, one female soprano age 17 to 25 (needs to appear young), two female mezzo-sopranos between ages 38 and 55, one female mezzo-soprano between ages 18 and 36, one young female mezzo age 11 to 17, and one female alto age 65 to 85. Five adults of all ages are needed to act as a Greek chorus. Performances will be weekends, March 14 to 24. The producer is Dalton Benson, with musical director Jack Evans. Email Benson at [email protected]