Eyeful of art
The Spring Hill Art League will have a reception for artist Valdora Ward, at left, from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Pak Mail, 19514 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Refreshments will be served. Ward's work will remain on display through the end of April. Call (352) 799-9690.
Classic drama: Stage West Community Playhouse presents One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through March 20. Based on the award-winning drama set in a mental hospital, where a con man seeks institutionalization in order to escape the rigors of a prison work farm. Tickets are $15 adults, $8 students 17 and under. The playhouse is at 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113. Visit the website at stagewest.net.
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 Ave., Spring Hill. A cash bar and light menu will be available. Dance to songs such as It Might as Well be Spring, Spring is Here and Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most. Admission is free for society members, $9 for nonmembers. Call Bill McLoughlin at (352) 799-9690.
International song of hope: A Children of the World Concert will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Christian Church in the Wildwood, Building A, 10051 Country Road, north of Weeki Wachee. The Children of the World International Children's Choir is made up of orphaned and disadvantaged children from several countries. During their tour across the United States, the group's goal is to put a voice and face to the desperate needs of children whose lives have been devastated by civil war, famine, poverty, unclean water and preventable diseases. The choir will perform songs in their native tongue, as well as in English. An offering will be collected. Call the church at (352) 596-1388.
Belle on stage: Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr., a musical, will be presented by students from Notre Dame Catholic School in Spring Hill at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. Tickets are $7 adults, $5 for students. Call (352) 683-0755.
Swing at the Speakeasy: The Hernando Performing Arts Guild will present Johnny Cool and the Mobster Swing Band at 7 p.m. March 19 at the Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave. The group will take the audience back to the 1920s, performing a variety of music from throughout the years. Tickets are $25 each. Call the hotline at (352) 799-5577.
Cowboy hoedown: The American Cancer Society's fifth annual Cattle Barons Ball will be at 6 p.m. March 19 at the American Aviation hangar, 2495 Broad St., south of Brooksville, at the Hernando County Airport. The theme is "Jeans, Jewels and Jets," a Western party featuring food, silent and live auctions, and games, such as wine toss, flying cow, bull toss and other activities. Numerous items and gifts will be auctioned, including a seven-night stay at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, N.C., and weekend golf packages. Tickets are $100 each. Call Jean Harberts toll-free at 1-800-940-1969, ext. 5610, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit cancer.org.