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Opa!: Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church will present its annual Greek Festival from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. Featuring Greek foods and pastries, live music and dancing. There will also be a kids zone, gift shop, raffle and vendors. A toga 1-mile run/walk will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday ($20). Admission is $2; ages 11 and younger admitted free. For information, call (352) 650-0307.

Sips and sweets: "A Chocolate Affair" wine tasting, a benefit for the Dawn Center, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Saxon Manor, 200 S Saxon Ave., Brooksville. Includes entertainment by John Leggio's Center for the Performing Arts, celebrity pourers, hors d'oeuvres, desserts and drinks. Wine will be available for purchase. There will be a photo booth, a kissable lips contest and silent and raffle auctions. Tickets are $35 each or $60 per couple. Call (352) 684-7191.

Sounds of Valentine: The Hernando Jazz Society will present "Ladies of Jazz" from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. Featuring singers Lorri Hafer, Kim Evans and Liz Antony, who will sing memorable love songs such as My Funny Valentine, The Way We Were and I Will Always Love You. Admission is free for jazz society members; nonmembers pay $10 each or two for $15. There is a separate cost for the optional buffet. A cash bar will be available. Nonmembers are asked to RSVP to (352) 835-7183 to reserve a seat and to ensure admittance into the community.

A matter of beauty: The Miss Weeki Wachee Pageant will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. This is a sanctioned official preliminary for the Miss Florida U.S. International and the Miss Teen American Beauty pageants and include age divisions from babies through Mrs. Spectator admission is $15. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs. Call (352) 256-9959.

Quick trip

More wine with chocolate: The Junior Service League of Brooksville will host "Death by Chocolate," a vintage Valentine's Day gala, from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery, 17810 Forge Drive, Shady Hills. Those attending are asked to dress in their best '20s attire and enjoy dinner, a chocolate bar and complimentary wine tasting. There also will be a murder- mystery game, raffles and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 each, $70 per couple or $180 for a table for six. Call (352) 799-7612.

Count on me: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame icon Marty Balin will perform an acoustic show at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Pasco-Hernando State College West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Balin is the founding member of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship. Also an artist, Balin has an exhibit in the PHSC art gallery. A meet-and-greet is scheduled before the show. Tickets are $25 to $30. Call (727) 816-3707 or visit phcc.edu/tix.

Broadway classic: The musical Guys and Dolls continues with matinees and evening shows through Feb. 23 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Tickets that include dinner are $49.50; $24.95 for ages 12 and younger. Visit showpalace.net or call (727) 863-7949.

Look ahead

Pooka pals: Harvey opens Feb. 12 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The play, by Mary Chase, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944. It is about the affable Elwood P. Dowd and his best friend, Harvey, who happens to be a pooka (a 6-foot invisible rabbit). Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Feb. 12 and Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 23. Tickets are $12; $8 for students. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113 or visit stagewest.net.

Greek festival, wine tasting and more upcoming events 02/04/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 12:24pm]
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