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'The Foreigner' continues at Stage West: 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Froggy and Charlie are guests at a Georgia lodge. Charlie's extreme shyness prevents him from speaking for most of the trip, which Froggy explains to the others is because Charlie is from an exotic island and does not understand English. Before long, Charlie finds himself learning a lot more than he expected about the people at the lodge. Tickets are $10. (352) 683-5113.

'Nunsense,' the musical: 7:30 p.m., Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are reserved and are $10 for adults, $6 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the school's front desk or at the door. Mark Pennington, (352) 797-7010.

People-4-PAWS hosts Whiskers and Wine fundraiser: 7 to 10 p.m., Southern Pines Condominium, community room, 8075 Southern Pines Drive. Guests will be able to taste a variety of California wines from Napa and Amador counties. There will be complimentary specialty foods and live music provided by the Cool Breeze Band. Tickets are $50 per person. Nanette Carter, (352) 686-9485. People-4-PAWS Florida Inc. is a nonprofit organization. Proceeds will benefit the building of a state-of-the-art animal adoption center, low/no-cost spay-neuter clinic and an educational/community event center, associated with a pet-friendly park.

Rock for Africa concert: 6 to 9:30 p.m., Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The concert, which will take place on the school's football field, will feature groups such as Radio Therapy, My Brothers Scars, Ship High in Transit, Never Stray and Every War Has an End. Tickets are $5 at the gate. Funds raised will benefit the Invisible Children Club, which helps children in Uganda, Africa. (352) 797-7010.

Toddler Time and Storytime preschool programs at library: Toddler Time for ages 18-35 months is at 10:15 a.m., Storytime for ages 3-5 years is at 11:15 a.m., West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. The program offers age-appropriate stories, fingerplays, songs and more. Free. (352) 540-6391.

Friday/continuing

Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The Winter Art Exhibit, which runs through March 6, features hand-painted china by the Hernando Porcelain Artists, handmade quilts by the Hernando Quilters, model ships by the Suncoast Ship Model Society, photographs by the Spring Hill Camera Club, and a new selection of poetry by members of Just Poets. On the second-floor walls are paintings by artists Karen Heidler, Irene Kerr, Christine Morano and Patricia Ann Ritter, as well as stencil prints by Masao Yamada. Also, special to the gallery is an exhibit of works by Jasmine Munford. (352) 544-5407.

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 67: Bingo. Warm-ups at 4:45 p.m., early bird at 6 p.m. and regular games at 6:30 p.m., 16314 Cortez Blvd. west of Brooksville. (352) 796-1679.

Ghost tours at Hernando Heritage Museum: 8 to 10 p.m., 601 Museum Court, downtown Brooksville. Reservations are a must. The cost is $20 per person. Hand-held devices welcome (cameras, digital recorders, etc.). (352) 799-0129 or www.hernandohistoricalmuseum.com.

Hernando Council Senior Citizens No. 1: Pinochle, noon to 3:30 p.m., 8187 Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. The cost is $3, which includes lunch and prizes. Linda, (352) 573-7696.

Knights of Columbus/St. Anne's Church: Bingo, 11 a.m., 4142 Treiman Blvd. (U.S. 301), Ridge Manor. (352) 583-2550.

Spring Hill Duplicate Bridge Club: Games start at 12:30 p.m., Regency Oaks clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd., Spring Hill. For partners, call Kit, (352) 666-7339. For information, call Mary Ellen, (352) 596-1524.

VFW Post 8681 and Ladies Auxiliary: Bingo. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., early bird at 6:15 p.m. and regular games at 6:45 p.m., 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road, Shady Hills. Food available. (727) 856-1860.

VFW Post 8713 And Ladies Auxiliary: Fish and chips served 5 to 7 p.m. for $5, followed by Paul K Music and Karaoke at 7 p.m., 1681 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4446.

VFW Post 10209 and Ladies Auxiliary: Entertainment, 8 to 11 p.m., in the canteen, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398 or vfwpost10209.webs.com.

Saturday/new

Bandshell Bash and Brooksville Cruise-In: 4 to 8 p.m., Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-4788.

Chinsegut Run and Fun Walk: Packet pick-up and late registration at 7:30 a.m., 5K at 8:30 a.m., 1-mile fun walk at 8:35 a.m., Chinsegut Nature Center grounds, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. The race course winds through old-growth longleaf turkey oak forest and oak hammocks. Handcrafted awards will be given. The entry fee is $20 for the 5K and $15 for the walk. Make checks payable to the Wildlife Foundation of Florida. (352) 754-6722, kristin.wood@myfwc.com or visit www.myfwc.com/chinsegut.

'The Foreigner' continues at Stage West: 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Froggy and Charlie are guests at a Georgia lodge. Charlie's extreme shyness prevents him from speaking for most of the trip, which Froggy explains to the others is because Charlie is from an exotic island and does not understand English. Before long, Charlie finds himself learning a lot more than he expected about the people at the lodge. Tickets are $10. (352) 683-5113.

Hernando Symphony Orchestra presents "25 Years of Favorites": 7:30 p.m., Hernando Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. The concert features guest singers in excerpts from Phantom of the Opera and Let Freedom Ring. The concert will also include a tribute to Henry Mancini, Leroy Anderson favorites and other selections. Tickets are $12. (352) 597-9555.

'Nunsense,' the Musical: 7:30 p.m., Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are reserved and are $10 for adults, $6 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the school's front desk or at the door. Mark Pennington, (352) 797-7010.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713: Bake auction fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1681 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. Donations will go to Cancer Aid and Research. The Country Pride Band will have a jam session from 2 to 5 p.m.. (352) 796-4449.

Saturday/continuing

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 67: Bingo. Warm-ups at 4:45 p.m., early bird at 6 p.m. and regular games at 6:30 p.m. 16314 Cortez Blvd., east of Brooksville. (352) 796-1679.

Ghost tours at Hernando Heritage Museum: 8 to 10 p.m., 601 Museum Court, downtown Brooksville. By reservation only. The cost is $20 per person. Hand-held devices welcome (cameras, digital recorders, etc.). (352) 799-0129 or www.hernandohistoricalmuseum.com.

Love Your Neighbor's "Saturday at the Market": 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in front of the Hernando County Courthouse, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. This weekly farmers' market includes vendors selling fresh produce and cooking demonstrations. Funds raised benefit Love Your Neighbor, a nonprofit group that feeds the homeless and needy. Lisa Callea, (352) 428-9275.

Spring Hill Garden Club Plant Nursery: 9 a.m. to noon, Parker Avenue, off Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Gloria Nadeau, (352) 597-1415.

VFW Post 8713 And Ladies Auxiliary: Live entertainment with Country Pride Band, 2 to 5 p.m.; karaoke at 6 p.m., 1681 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4449.

VFW Post 8681 And Ladies Auxiliary: Live entertainment, 6 p.m., 18940 Drayton St., Shady Hills. (727) 856-1860.

Weeki Wachee Area Club: Bingo, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 7442 Shoal Line Blvd., Weeki Wachee. These are quarter games. 596-3316.

Sunday/new

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: breakfast, 8:30 to 11 a.m., 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Several menu items are available. (352) 596-2582.

'The Foreigner' continues at Stage West: 2 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Froggy and Charlie are guests at a Georgia lodge. Charlie's extreme shyness prevents him from speaking for most of the trip, which Froggy explains to the others is because Charlie is from an exotic island and does not understand English. Before long, Charlie finds himself learning a lot more than he expected about the people at the lodge. Tickets are $10. (352) 683-5113.

'Nunsense,' the Musical: 2 p.m., Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are reserved and are $10 for adults, $6 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the school's front desk or at the door. Mark Pennington, (352) 797-7010.

Psychic Fair: 1 to 4 p.m., Inner Peace Bookstore, 421 W Jefferson St., Brooksville. Sponsored by the Inner Peace Church of the Spirit. There will be readings available from psychic mediums, as well as gemstones, crystals and intuitive books for sale. Maria, (352) 544-0305.

Information for the Events column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to 754-6133 or e-mailed to pday@sptimes.com (please include club's name in e-mail subject line). The deadline for news is 10 days before your event or reservation deadline. Events must be open to the public. Information cannot be published if the time, date, place, ticket (if applicable) or contact person and phone number are missing. Call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

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