Saturday, April 21, 2018
Events

Things to do for April 23

This week

Voyage to Narnia: Live Oak Theatre continues its production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe through Sunday at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The musical adaptation, based on the classic C.S. Lewis story, brings to life siblings Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy and the creatures of Narnia. Tickets are $15; $5 for youth 13 and younger. Due to a limited number of tickets remaining, advance purchase is recommended. All tickets include coffee, tea and dessert. Call the box office at (352) 593-0027 or visit liveoaktheatre.org.

Combat in the sky: The Hernando Aero Modelers will present their Florida Club 40 Pylon Race and Gremlin Combat Event at 9 a.m. Saturday at the club field at the Cemex entrance road, 16301 Ponce De Leon Blvd., north of Brooksville. Spectators can watch wing-to-wing pylon racing, followed by a combat event. Entry fees are $10 for pylon racing, $5 for combat or $13 for both. Spectators pay $3 per carload. Call (352) 346-9948.

A family celebration: The annual YMCA Healthy Kids Day will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Intended as a fun, educational event, the day will include activities that encourage families to get moving and select healthy food options. There will be a DJ, vendors, a bounce house, the Spring Hill Power Rangers, a fitness challenge and other activities. There is no cost. Call (352) 688-9622.

Quick trips

Festival on the river: The Cotee River Seafood and Blues Festival will be from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Sims Park, 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey. The festival will feature seafood and live music, as well as children's activities, arts and crafts, boat rides, demonstrations, pony rides and a petting zoo. Free admission. For details, visit nprmainstreet.com online.

Celebrating the Earth: An Earth Day celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Crystal River Preserve State Park, 3266 N Sailboat Ave. The free event will include a critter touch tank, children's games and activities, food, music, boat tours and exhibitors. Call (352) 563-0450 or visit crystalriverstateparks.org.

Look ahead

The voice of Anastasia: Tickets are available for "An Evening With Liz Callaway," set for 8 p.m. May 2 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill, presented by John Leggio. The voice of Callaway, a Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and recording artist, has been used in numerous animated films, including Anastasia. General tickets are $30; VIP tickets, which include a meet and greet with wine and cheese at 6 p.m., are $50. Call (352) 683-8395 or visit leggioarts.com.

Music in the park: The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department will present a Downtown Country Jam from noon to 9 p.m. May 3 at Hernando Park, 205 Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. There will be entertainers throughout the day, including headliner Soul Circus Cowboys. Admission is $5, $1 for ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and younger. Call (352) 754-4031 or visit hernandocounty.us/parks_rec/.

Musical chimes: The Nature Coast Handbells will perform at 2 p.m. May 4 at Bishop McLaughlin High School, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. The concert will include guest artist Janelle Zapadenko on violin. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Send email to naturecoast [email protected]

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