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Hernando things to do, theater auditions, Oct. 30 and ahead

This week

Fun with big rigs: A Kidz and Rigz Family Fun Day will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. The event, sponsored by the Hernando Builders Association and Oak Hill Hospital's Pediatric Emergency Care Center, will include big rigs, race cars, military vehicles, tractors and bulldozers, monster trucks and cars, vendors and food. There will also be a free Shriners kids ID booth. Proceeds will benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Admission is $5, $3 for ages 4 to 12 and free for ages 3 and younger; maximum $25 per immediate family. Call (352) 596-1114.

Quilted pleasure: The Hernando Quilters Guild will present its biannual Threads for Freedom quilt show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville. There will be more than 150 quilts on display and a silent quilt auction. There will be several vendors on hand, offering everything needed to craft a quilt, as well as a boutique table, opportunity baskets and a chance to win a queen-size quilt titled Safe Haven. Admission is $5; veterans admitted free. Call (352) 556-4720 or visit

A-MAZEing fun: Two local farms are offering corn mazes and activities to welcome fall:

• Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, east of Masaryktown. Final week. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $8.50, $4.50 for ages 3 to 11, free for children 2 and younger, plus tax. Call (352) 279-0977 or visit

• Harvestmoon Farm, 15990 Stur St., Masaryktown. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 23. Admission is $9, $5 for ages 3 to 10, free for 2 and younger. Call (727) 326-3256 or visit

Big band afternoon: The Frankie Dee New York Orchestra will entertain from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. There will be a special solo performance with Frankie Dee on the double bass drums. Guests may bring their own beverages and food. Ice provided. Door prizes awarded. The cost is $12 per person. Call Mary for reservations, (352) 596-9486.

Quick trip

Jammin with crabs: The sixth annual Stone Crab Jam will be from 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday along W Citrus Avenue in Crystal River. The street fest includes seven bands on three stages, artists, vendors, food, stone crab claws, wine, beer, a chowder cookoff and $10 guided boat tours through Kings Bay. Admission is $5. Visit

Casting call

'Forbidden Broadway's Greatest Hits': 6 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Cast includes two men and two women at least 18 years old who are strong singers and can move well. Also two men and two women, at least 16 years old, who are strong dancers and can sing. Those auditioning must perform 16 measures of music from a musical (bring your own sheet music) and be prepared to dance. Production dates are Jan. 16 to 26. Director is Myndee Washington ( For songs, visit Visit

'A Charlie Brown Christmas': 10 a.m. Saturday, Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Youth production cast includes four boys (ages 10 to 14), six girls (ages 10 to 14) and one "Snoopy" (boy or girl). Be prepared to read from the script. Wear comfortable clothing for dance audition (no flip-flops or baggy shorts). Also, be prepared to sing a Christmas song of choice. The director is Leanne Germann, (352) 263-4576 or Performance dates are Dec. 12 to 22.

Hernando things to do, theater auditions, Oct. 30 and ahead 10/29/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 2:15pm]
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