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The fourth annual Reggae SunFest will be from noon to 9 p.m. April 21 at Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. Featuring the Barefoot Children, Dickie's Steel Band, Trinity, local bands, a drum circle and belly dancing. There will be food, commercial and craft vendors. Admission is $5; $1 for ages 5 to 12, and free for 4 and younger. Free parking. Sponsored by the Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department. Call (352) 754-4031.
Sins of a priest: Doubt: A Parable continues through April 22 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. This 2005 Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning production by John Patrick Shanley is about a priest accused of molesting a boy. The production is recommended for mature audiences only. Tickets are $10. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113 or visit stagewest.net.
Last call for the fair: The Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show wraps up today and Saturday at the fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. Hours are from 5 to 11 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Highlights include J.T. Curtis and the Silver Streak Band and Nevaeh Peek performing today, and a demolition derby ($5 at the gate) on Saturday. General admission, $7; $4 for ages 4 to 12, and free for 3 and younger. Midway armbands are $20 today and $22 Saturday. Visit hernandofairgrounds.com.
Springtime jazz: The Hernando Jazz Society will present "Swing into Spring" from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. Dance to tunes such as It Might as Well be Spring, Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most and other favorites from the big band era. A cash bar and buffet will be available from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is free for jazz society members and $9 for nonmembers (does not include the buffet). Nonmembers should reserve a space by calling (352) 835-7183 or 835-7942.
Wine and song: "A Taste of Wine and Country Music" will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery, 17810 Forge Drive, Shady Hills. Featuring wine tasting, appetizers and country music by the "Salt Water Cowboy," George Marshall. Wine may be purchased by the glass or bottle; water and soft drinks also be available. Tickets are $15 each or two for $25. Presented by the Tastefully Simple Pink Ladies Relay for Life team; proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society's Brooksville Relay for Life. For tickets, call Dodie Barger at (727) 480-9271.
Las Vegas revue: Jackpot will be presented in matinees and evening performances through April 22 at the Show Palace Dinner Theater, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $49.50; show only, $38.45, plus tax and tip, for adults, $24.95 and $19.95 for ages 12 and younger. 1-888-655-7469.
Pure country: The Brooksville Country Jam will be from 5 to 10:30 p.m. April 20 at the Jerome Brown Center softball complex at Tom Varn Park, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. The concert headline performer will be Keith Anderson. Other performers will include Soul Circus Cowboys and Chad Warrix. The jam includes vendors, local artisans, food, beer and wine. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the gate (if available). Limited VIP tickets are available for $40 (includes special seating, a catered meal and two drink tickets). Visit brooksvillecountryjam.com or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Beatles to the blues: The Spring Hill Community Association will present the Rockaways in an outdoor concert at 6 p.m. April 21 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. Gates open at 5 p.m. Food and drink vendors will be on hand; beer and wine will be available. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the gate. Call (352) 666-4746 or visit springhilllakehouse.org.