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Things to do if you live in Hernando County

This week

Concert with a continental cause: A "Rock for Africa" concert to benefit the Invisible Children Club will be from 6 to 9:30 p.m. today at Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The concert, which will take place on the school's football field, will feature groups such as Radio Therapy, My Brothers Scars, Ship High in Transit, Never Stray and Every War Has an End. Tickets are $5 at the gate. For information, call (352) 797-7010.

Foreign secrets: Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, will present Larry Shue's comedy The Foreigner today through Sunday in the Forum theater. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113.

Music and hot rods: The Hernando County Fine Arts Council's February Bandshell Bash will be 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. 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.

Receptive art: The Spring Hill Art League will host two artist receptions from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at two businesses in the Coastal Way Plaza. Visitors can meet artist Lynne Simone at Spirit of the Hand Gallery, 13157 Cortez Blvd., where Simone's realistic pastel paintings are currently on display. Her favorite subjects are animals and wildlife, as well as pet portraits. Visitors can meet artist Joseph Starkey at Patio Paradise, 7069 Coastal Blvd., where his acrylic works are on display. Starkey's works include nature and animals, but he is known best for his European cafe scenes.

Charitable carnival: A Relay for Life Charity Carnival will be Thursday through Feb. 22 in the Towne Center parking lot, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Carnival hours are 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday, 4 to 11 p.m. Feb. 20, noon to 11 p.m. Feb. 21 and noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 22. A Family Fun Day on Feb. 21 will include pony rides, petting zoo, a magic show, bounce house, elephant rides, carnival rides and games, face painting, a DJ with music and other activities. Funds raised will benefit the American Cancer Society's Spring Hill Relay for Life. Call Kim at (352) 686-0407.

Quick trips

Producing laughs: The musical The Producers continues at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 21 at the Show Palace Dinner Theater, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $46; show only, $34.95; ages 12 and younger, $28.45 and $23.45; all plus tax and tip. Call toll-free 1-888-655-7469.

Look ahead

Celebration of heritage: The 28th annual Heritage Day Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, off Saxon Avenue, Brooksville. This year's event will highlight the history of the citrus industry in Hernando County and will include demonstrations, entertainment, vendors and other activities. Call (352) 799-0129 .

Taste of fun: The Hernando Sampler and Family Fun Fest will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. The event, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central, will include dining establishments providing samples of their specialties, entertainment and dog-related activities. Call (352) 208-3772.

Things to do if you live in Hernando County 02/12/09 [Last modified: Thursday, February 12, 2009 6:56pm]
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