CELEBRATE THE FOREST
A Florida State Forests 75th Anniversary Celebration will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Florida Center for Wildfire and Forest Management Training Center, 24059 Broad St., north of Brooksville. There will be educational displays and visits with Smokey Bear. For more information, call (352) 754-6896.
Singing with the gals: The Hernando Hills Hi-Lites will host an open house from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Observers are welcome, as well as those who would like to sing along with the chorus. This is a women's a cappella chorus that sings contemporary and traditional songs in four-part harmony, under the direction of Jeannine Zack. Light refreshments and beverages will be served. For information, call Tessie at (352) 686-4122.
Haunted mansion: Ghost tours of the Hernando Heritage Museum are offered 8 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, a four-story, 12-room house, built more than 151 years ago by Brooksville pioneer John May, is inhabited by the spirits of long-deceased family members, including May's 3-year-old daughter, Jessie. Hand-held cameras and recording devices welcome. Reservations required. The cost is $20, cash only. Reservations required. Call (352) 799-0129.
Feed me, Seymour! Little Shop of Horrors, a musical comedy, will be presented through July 17 at the Show Palace Dinner Theater, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Matinees and evening shows. Tickets are $48 for dinner and show and $36.95 for show only, plus tax and tip; ages 12 and younger, $28.45 and $23.45. Call toll-free 1-888-655-7469.
Celebrate with wine: A wine festival will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. There will be a number of vendors, arts and crafts, plants and other activities. Light and classic rock music will be provided by Angelo and Penny Cooke. Visitors will also have an opportunity to sample the winery's offerings. For information, call (813) 996-2113.
Admiring quilts: The Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville, will host a celebration to kick off its quilt exhibit from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 2. People are invited to display their handiwork; new quilts and much-loved quilts with a past are welcome. Also needed are vendors and demonstrators to show their needlework skills at the opening day festivities. The event will also include free trunk shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. with certified quilt appraiser Brenda Grampsas. The exhibit will continue through July. Tours of the museum are available for $5. Call (352) 688-6504 or [email protected]
Talent payoff: The deadline to enter the Hernando/Pasco Has Talent contest has been extended to 5 p.m. July 1. All types of acts will be scheduled to audition at 7 p.m. July 18, 19 and 20. The audition fee is $10. The show will be at 7:30 p.m. July 30 at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. First prize is $500, second is $300 and third is $200. The first 100 entrants will be auditioned. Registration forms, rules and guidelines are available online at tampabay.com/hastalent. All proceeds support PHCC Foundation scholarships. For information, call (352) 848-1411.