Thursday, April 26, 2018
Events

Hernando County entertainment calendar

This week

A-mazingly fun: This is the final weekend for the sunflower maze at Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, Masaryktown. Along with a maze, there are hayrides, a veggie cannon, farm animals, mini potbelly pig races, goats on grass roofs and a storyteller. Fresh-squeezed lemonade and kettle corn will be available for purchase, but visitors may bring their own food and drinks. The farm is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $8.50 for ages 11 and older and $4.50 for ages 3 to 11; free for kids 2 and under. Cash only. For information, call (352) 279-0977 or visit sweetfieldsfarm.com.

Food convoy: The Hernando County Market and Food Truck Rally will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando County Farmers Market, 2450 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Featuring more than 50 vendors, food trucks and music. Visit tampabayfood truckrally.com or call (813) 444-8110.

Music and more

Wine and song: A "Taste of Wine and Country Music" benefit for the Susan G. Komen Florida Suncoast Race for the Cure will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery, 17810 Forge Drive, Shady Hills. Includes wine tasting, appetizers and music by country singer George Marshall. There will be raffles and a 50/50 drawing. Wine for purchase by the glass or bottle. The benefit is presented by Marshall and the Pink Ladies of Hernando County, a local Race for the Cure team. Tickets are $15 each or two for $25. Call (727) 480-9271.

Golden oldies musical: Evening and matinee performances of Book of Love, A Doo Wop Romance, wraps up this weekend at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. It is about three soldiers returning home to Brooklyn after the war. Show tickets are $38.45, 19.95 for children 11 and younger; show and dinner tickets are $49.50, $24.95 for children. For reservations, call (727) 863-7949 or visit showpalace.net.

Feeding the needy through music: The Florida Music Food Initiative will present a food drive concert from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum, 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness. With performances by musicians including Al Scortino, James Hawkins and others. Donations of nonperishable food will benefit the Inverness-based Citrus United Basket. For information, call (941) 483-9158.

Sippin' vino: Florida Estates Winery will host a Wine Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. There will be vendors, entertainment and wine tastings. This is a pet-friendly event. Admission is free. For information, call (813) 996-2113 or visit floridaestateswines.com.

Curtain call

'Les Miserables': Auditions for the hit musical will be at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Those auditioning are reminded that there are no speaking lines, as the entire show is sung. Those auditioning should come prepared to sing a song from the show for the character for which they are auditioning. Everyone should be prepared to sing The People's Song, as part of a group. The cast includes 20 male roles, four female roles, two girls age 8, one boy age 11 and a large ensemble. Rehearsals will begin in mid August. Performances will be in November. For information, contact Barbara Everest at [email protected]

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