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This week: Sounds of Christmas

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Sounds of Christmas: The Hernando Symphony Orchestra continues performances of its holiday concert, "Sounds of the Season," at 2 p.m. Sunday at Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, and at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. The concert features the Nature Coast Handbells. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students (kindergarten through 12th grade); season tickets (three shows) are $30. Advance tickets are available at the Stage West Community Playhouse box office, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, or call (352) 683-5113.

'A Handel Christmas': The Nature Coast Festival Singers will continue their Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, and at 7 p.m. Monday at Brooksville Wesleyan Church, 22319 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. The chorus will perform selections from Handel's Messiah and other holiday pieces. There is no cost to attend, but an offering will be collected. Call Shirley at (352) 597-2235.

Big band holiday: A dinner-dance with the Frankie Dee New York Orchestra will be Sunday in the Towne Square Restaurant banquet hall, 3021 Commercial Way. Doors open at 1 p.m.; dancing is from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is $11. Dinner is available for $7.95. Refreshments will be served, and door prizes will be awarded. Reservations are suggested. Call Mary at (352) 596-9486.

1950s concert: Brookridge Entertainment will present the Diamonds in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. The group is the successor to the original 1950s group that sang Little Darlin', Why Do Fools Fall in Love and other hits. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20; call (352) 610-4901.

Quick trip

Holiday heritage: Floral City Heritage Days kick off at dusk today in downtown Floral City. Parking is available at Ferris Groves, just north of the intersection of U.S. 41 and Orange Avenue; a free hayride will be provided to the town center. Activities include a fish fry, horse-drawn wagon rides, caroling and walking under century-old oaks adorned with thousands of luminaries. The event continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday with demonstrations by local traditional artisans, storytellers, a Florida Cracker Cowboy exhibit, food, children's activities and entertainment. Call (352) 860-0101.

Curtain call

Man of music: Auditions for The Music Man will be at 7 p.m. today and at 1 p.m. Saturday at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Those auditioning should be prepared to attend both days and be available for callbacks at 1 p.m. Sunday. There are major roles for three men, ages 30s to 50s, and three women, ages 20s to 50s. The show also needs a barbershop quartet and a child between the ages of 6 and 10 who can sing with a lisp. In addition, an ensemble of 20 to 30 singers and dancers, including adults of all ages and children 8 and older, is needed. There will be readings from the script. Bring appropriate dance wear. Performances will be March 8 to 18. For information, contact the director, Mitch Gonzalez, at (352) 232-3432 or

This week: Sounds of Christmas 12/01/11 [Last modified: Thursday, December 1, 2011 8:43pm]
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