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Things to do in Hernando, Oct. 12-18

This week

Beware the Barber's blade: Sweeney Todd continues weekends through Oct. 21 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. The musical is the story of a barber who slits the throats of his enemies. His partner in crime, the baker Mrs. Lovett, helps dispose of the bodies in a creative way. Tickets $15. (352) 683-5113.

Sounds of Broadway: The Hernando Jazz Society presents "Mostly Broadway" at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. Guests will listen and dance to favorite Broadway tunes such as Ain't Misbehavin', Secret Love from Guys and Dolls, and Where or When from Babes in Arms. Admission is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. A buffet lunch will be available for a separate fee. Cash bar available. Nonmembers should RSVP to (352) 835-7183.

Fun for charity: There's a Fall Feast Sunday in the parking lot at Lizzie T's Coffee House, 7635 Horse Lake Road, Brooksville. Vendors will be open starting at 9 a.m., and registration for contests starts at noon. Contests include a hot dog-eating contest, a crazy hat contest, a corn hole tournament and pie-eating contest. Prices for contests vary. Prizes awarded. Other activities include a bounce house, music, face painting, silent auction, dessert station, arts and crafts. The event is a fundraiser for the Dawn Center, Hernando County's domestic violence shelter. Call (352) 593-4184.

Quick trip

Motown melodies: A dinner show featuring the Sounds of Souls is Saturday at Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Dinner is at 6 p.m.; showtime at 7:30 p.m. The six-member group performs a mix of Motown classics and has recorded with Capitol Records, Big Apple Records and R&S Records. The show kicks off the lodge's 2012-13 entertainment season. Season tickets (six shows) are $186 for prime seating and $174 regular seating. Individual tickets are $32 for prime and $30 for regular seating. Call for reservations, (727) 868-2994, ext. 14.

Visiting the past: A Road Back in Time, a 90-minute lantern-lit nighttime walk down the actual Fort King Road, is 6 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. Visitors may tour the homes and camps of settlers, Seminoles and soldiers; hear their stories; sample their foods, and speak with them about the hardships on the Florida frontier of the 1830s. The cost is $5; children 6 and younger admitted free. (352) 793-4781.

Look ahead

Halloween at the fairgrounds: The Hernando County Recreation Department's annual Halloween Harvest Festival is two weekends this year, from 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 19 to 27, at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. Admission is free; costs vary for activities and contests. Visit hernandocounty.us/parks_rec or call (352) 754-4031.

Wicked waters: Wild n' Wicked Nights will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 19 to 27, at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Admission is $8; $4 for ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and younger. For information, call (352) 592-5656.

Things to do in Hernando, Oct. 12-18 10/11/12 [Last modified: Thursday, October 11, 2012 5:27pm]
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