Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Events

Hernando things to do

This week

Dance fever: The Spring Hill Community Association will host "Disco Night — A Donna Summer Tribute" from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. The indoor event will feature music by DJ Marty the One-Man Party. There will be a contest for best disco attire, raffles and prizes. Snacks will be served, and beer and wine will be sold. Tickets are $10 each. Seating is limited, and reservations are recommended. Call (352) 666-4746. Visit the website at springhilllakehouse.com.

Party in the city: A Block Party will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the SunTrust Bank parking lot at 1 E Jefferson St. in downtown Brooksville. Live music will be performed by Eric Tremante, Joe Solomon, Terry Cole, Robert Swann, Frank Julian and Louie Palma. Food and drinks will be available. The free event is hosted by the Brooksville Recreation Department. For information, call (352) 540-3835.

Quick trip

Celebrating a king: The annual Florida Elvis Festival kicks off Friday with a concert featuring Ted Torres, an award-winning Elvis tribute artist from Orlando, at 7:30 p.m. in the courthouse square in downtown Inverness. Bring lawn chairs. The concert is free; special VIP seating tickets are available for $25. The festival will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and will include food and drink vendors, drawings, karaoke, Elvis look-alike contests (human and pet) and other activities. David English will be signing copies of his new book, Elvis Presley Summer of '61. Performances of When Elvis Came to Town will be at 2 and 7:30 p.m. An Elvis bus tour will be at 11 a.m. for $15. Also, a question-and-answer session with actors and extras who worked in Elvis' 10th film will be at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5 donation requested. For information, call (352) 341-6428 or visit elvisinflorida.com.

Berry blasts

Berry fiesta: Pasco County's blueberry festival, the Blueberry Jerry Jamboree, kicks off from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and continues from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Rotary Club Pavilion, 15325 Alric Pottberg Road, Shady Hills. The event will feature homemade baked goods, entertainment, bands, vendors and all things blueberry. Free admission; $5 parking. Call (727) 856-2380. pascoblueberryfestival.com.

Celebrating blueberries: The Florida Blueberry Festival will be from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 4 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5 throughout downtown Brooksville. Admission is $5, $2 ages 5 to 16 and free for ages 4 and younger. Parking $10 to $12. Visit floridablueberryfestival.org or call (352) 754-4173.

Curtain call

'Velveteen Rabbit': Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to audition at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Be prepared to sing a song that is age-appropriate and in the Broadway style. CDs will be allowed. Bring sheet music for piano accompaniment. Wear clothing that allows for movement; no baggie shorts or flip-flops. Performance dates are July 12 to 14 and 19 to 21. The director is Leanne Germann; the choreographer is Terri Marwood. For information, call (352) 683-5113 or visit the website at stagewest.net.

Look ahead

Mel Brooks knee-slapper: The hit musical The Producers premiers at 8 p.m. May 9 and continues weekends through May 19 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $15. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113 or visit stagwest.net.

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