Hernando County events for July 28

Events

Benefits

TODAY

Public Safety Appreciation Breakfast: Proceeds from the all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will benefit the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Youth Education Services. 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. $2.99. Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville.

THURSDAY

'Are You Smarter than a Preschooler?' Adults Only Spelling Bee: Benefit for the Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties. Teams of four spellers will compete during three rounds. The winning team will receive a trophy. The most spirited team will receive a spirit award, and one team will go home with the "Boo-BEE" prize. Participants will receive team T-shirts, a barbecue dinner and two beverage tickets per team member. The event will also include an auction and cash bar. Spectators are invited to attend and cheer on their favorite teams. 6 to 9 p.m. Team entry (four spellers) is $250. Single admission is $25. Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. (727) 233-8291. phelc.org/adults onlyspellingbee.php.

Family fun

TODAY

Kids Summer Fun Day: Includes food, games, crafts, music and a slip-and-slide. Children are encouraged to wear their bathing suits. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 796-4228.

Dancing

Saturday

Brookridge Social Dance Group hosts dance: Beach-themed dance with music by the Just Us duo. Guests may bring their own refreshments. Doughnuts will be served about 9:30 p.m. Coffee and ice available throughout the evening. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. $5 at the door. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 597-0723.

Library fun

TUESDAY AND FRIDAY

Burrowing Animals from Homosassa Springs: Featuring critters from Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Geared for children ages 5 to 12, the program is offered through the "Dig Into Reading" program. Sponsored by Friends of the Library of Hernando County. 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville; 10:15 a.m. Friday at West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

THURSDAY

Plant a Seed: Youth are invited to join in as volunteers from the Chinsegut Conservation Center teach about plants and gardening. Geared for ages 8 to 12, but all ages welcome. No registration required. Sponsored by Friends of the Library of Hernando County. 10:15 a.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Saturday

'Oz' program: Geared for youth ages 8 to 12 who will participate in Oz-related activities while watching the film, Oz, the Great and Powerful. Sponsored by Friends of the Library of Hernando County. 1 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Music

Today AND FRIDAY

The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Citrus Community Concert Choir presents this concert featuring selections from shows such as Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats and others. 3 p.m. today at the downtown Inverness Courthouse Square, 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness; 7:30 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River, 1501 U.S. 19, Crystal River. $10; free for children under 12. citruschoir.com.

SATURDAY

Nature Coast Invitational Drum and Bugle Corps Competition: Drum and bugle corps field shows come to Citrus County with performances by Shenandoah Sound, Tampa Bay Thunder, the Sun Devils, Impact, Florida Brass and the Citrus High School Marching Band. Food and refreshments available. 7:30 to 10 p.m. $10 advance; $12 at the gate. Citrus High School, 600 W Highland Blvd., Inverness. (352) 726-8908. sundevilsdrumcorps.org.

On stage

WEEKENDS (FRIDAY THROUGH aUG. 11)

'Fame — The Musical': Teen production of the hit musical about students at the High School of Performing Arts, including the fame-obsessed drug addict Carmen, the ambitious actress Serena, the comedian Joe, the saintly violinist Schlomo and the dyslexic dancer Tyrone. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. $10. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Saturday

'Sex Please, We're Sixty' auditions: The comical farce includes roles for one male 70 or older, one male about 60 years old, one female 60 or older and three females about 50 years old. Actors do not have to be those ages, but must be able to appear to be. Everyone auditioning must be prepared to read from the script. Production dates will be weekends, Oct. 10 to 20. 1 p.m. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Auditions will continue at 6 p.m. Aug. 4. (352) 201-2765. stagewest.net.

Miscellaneous

Saturday

World Nation's 'Cruisin' in My Wagon: A Journey through Doo Wop, Pop and Swing' CD release celebration: Cynthia Haring and the kids of World Nation will celebrate the release of their new CD, which includes 18 songs, such as Blue Moon, Jeepers Creepers and Mr. Sandman, as well as some original songs. 7:30 p.m. Free. Oasis Coffee Spot, 9213 Little Road, New Port Richey. (352) 686-7038. worldnation group.com.

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Submit your events

Information for the Events column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to (352) 754-6133 or emailed to pday@tampabay.com. The deadline for news is two weeks 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.

Hernando County events for July 28 07/25/13 [Last modified: Friday, July 26, 2013 2:38pm]

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