Thursday, December 14, 2017
Events

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Oct. 20

Music

A weekend of music: Camping with the Blues will kick off at 4 p.m. Oct. 20 and continue through 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. The annual festival will feature blues music under the stars (rain or shine) with bands including Memphis Rub, Backtrack Blues, Kat Riggins, Andy T., Wendy Rich, Bubba Can’t Dance Blues, Mark May, Big Al and the Heavyweights and others. Bring your own instrument and join the campers for an acoustic jam each day. Camping available. Adult tickets at the gate are $25 to $40; $10 to $25 for ages 13 to 17, and free for ages 12 and younger. Weekend passes are $90 for adults, $25 for ages 13 to 17. Call (941) 758-7585 or visit campingwiththeblues.com.

Festivals

Bringing community together: WeekiStock will be from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at BeckyJack’s Food Shack, 8070 Cortez Blvd., west of Weeki Wachee. The annual family event includes live music, food, drink specials, craft beers, art, games, fresh produce, vendors and raffles. Proceeds will benefit the SPCA of Hernando County. (352) 610-4412.

Native fun: The Silverhawk Native American Flute Gathering will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22 at Withlacoochee River Park, 12449 Withlacoochee Blvd., north of Dade City. The event, honoring Native American traditions, will include flute players, singers, storytellers, a Friendship Fire and an American Indian Christian Circle. Admission is free. Camping available. Call (813) 763-2118 or visit silverhawkflutegathering.com.

A watery race: The annual Cardboard Boat Race and Taste of Hernando will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at Hernando Beach Marina, 4139 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. It will feature cardboard boat races, Taste of Hernando at the Hernando Beach Yacht Club, plus live entertainment, food and merchandise vendors. Free admission. Call (352) 596-2952.

Auto zone: The Aripeka Elks and Ronnie Setser will host a custom car show from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Elks Lodge, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. The show will display cars from the 1930s and later decades. Top cars will be awarded trophies. Refreshments will be served and vendors will be on hand. Proceeds will benefit the Guardian ad Litem and Pac-a-sak programs. Spectator admission is free. There is a $20 registration fee to enter a car in the show. Call (727) 868-2994 or (727) 267-2572. ronniesetser.com.

On Stage

Leapin’ lizards!: Live Oak Theatre’s production of the Broadway musical hit Annie wraps up this weekend at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21, with matinees at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Tickets are $20; $5 for students 13 and younger. Tickets include coffee, tea and dessert. Visit liveoaktheatre.org or call (352) 593-0027.

Monster mash: Mel Brooks’ hit musical Young Frankenstein continues weekends through Oct. 29 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets vary from $19 to $25. Visit stagewestflorida.com or call the box office at (352) 683-5113.

Art events

Shabby Chic Vintage Market/Artisan Days: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Grove at Wesley Chapel, 6106 Wesley Grove Blvd., Wesley Chapel. Offering do-it-yourself workshops throughout the day, free paint demonstrations, home decor, local artisans, food trucks, live music, original art, vintage and antique vendors and yard art. Free admission and parking. (727) 674-1464. simplyeventsfl.com.

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