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A-MAZing fun: The annual 5 1/2-acre corn maze opens this weekend at Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, east of Masaryktown. Also featured are a hay maze, farm animals, pig races, storytelling, a tree fort, swings, crafts, a playground, farm Jenga, scavenger hunts, pumpkin roll challenges and other games, all included with admission. Vendors will be on hand with food, kettle corn, fresh-pressed apple cider and lemonade. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 3. Admission is $8.50; $4.50 for ages 3 to 11, and free for children 2 and younger, plus tax. Call (352) 279-0977 or visit sweetfieldsfarm.com.

Time with a great American novelist: An Evening with Mark Twain will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday at American Legion Post 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. The show will feature impressionist Jim Clark of Missouri as Mark Twain. Proceeds will benefit the refurbishing of the American Legion post. Advance tickets, which include a barbecued chicken dinner, are $20 and available at the American Legion; Paul Clark Enterprises, west of Brooksville, and Suncoast Equipment Repair in Spring Hill. Tickets on the day of the show are $25. For information, call Paul Clark at (352) 279-3281.

Tales of two authors: Local storyteller Jerry Cowling will pay tribute to Mark Twain and Will Rogers at 7 p.m. Friday at Saxon Manor, 200 S Saxon Ave., Brooksville. Cowling will share a brief biography and several stories from each author. Refreshments will be served. There is no cost, but reservations are requested. Send email to jdcowling@tampabay.rr.com or call (352) 797-0984.

Brain battle returns: Beach Bum Trivia makes its way to Brooksville when teams form and compete at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at Applebee's, 20090 Cortez Blvd. Teams of one to five players are invited to compete, but must be registered before the game starts; early arrival is recommended. The top three teams will win prizes, including gift certificates and bar tabs. The cost is $5 per contestant. Provided by American Media Entertainment and hosted by David Conrad. For information, call (352) 683-1692.

Quick trip

I think it's gonna be a long, long time: The Rocketman Show — An Elton John Tribute will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. The show is a re-enactment of an early Elton John concert, featuring replica costumes, live instrumentation, a laser and light show and several baby grand pianos. Cash bar and light menu available. Tickets are $25, plus tax. Call (727) 863-7949 or visit showpalace.net.

Look ahead

Overcharged libidos: Tickets are on sale for Sex Please, We're Sixty, the comedy that kicks off Stage West Community Playhouse's 2013-14 season. The show will premiere at 8 p.m. Oct. 10 on the Forum Stage at Stage West, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows continue at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 20. Season ticket prices vary from $40 to $90. Tickets for this show are $12 each. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113.

Curtain call

Calling all entertainers: Thursday is the deadline for individuals, duets and groups of all ages to sign up for the annual Hernando/Pasco Has Talent contest. The event, hosted by Pasco-Hernando Community College, will kick off with auditions on Oct. 5, starting at 9 a.m., at the PHCC Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Finalists compete at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Cash prizes of up to $500 will be awarded. The cost to enter is $5. Visit phcc.edu/talent or call (727) 816-3435.

Hernando County events calendar 09/23/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 4:54pm]
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