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Things to do for May 22

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Haunted mansion: Ghost tours of the Hernando Heritage Museum are offered 8 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, a four-story, 12-room house, built more than 151 years ago by Brooksville pioneer John May, is inhabited by the spirits of long-deceased family members, including May's 3-year-old daughter, Jessie. Handheld cameras and recording devices welcome. The cost is $20, cash only. For ages 16 and older. Reservations required. Call (352) 799-0129.

Furious hotrods: The Fast and Furious 6 Charity Cruise-In will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Beacon Theatres, 12961 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. The car show, hosted by Monster Transmission and Performance, will benefit Hungry in Hernando. There will be live music, entertainment and raffles. For details and registration, call toll-free at 1-800-708-0087, ext. 4491.

Quick trip

Outdoor concert: Inverness Rocks the Block will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday at the Inverness Court House Square, off U.S. 41 in downtown Inverness. The free outdoor concert will include music by Mighty Mongo, UNRB, This Day's Age and Hollywood Kills. There will also be rock climbing, a bungee trampoline, face painting and food vendors. For information, call (352) 726-2611, ext. 1304.

Offshore wine and history: An Early Evening History Cruise will be offered at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. Participants will board a pontoon boat and enjoy wine, cheese, crackers and an assorted fruit bowl while learning about the area's history. Tickets are $25. Call (352) 628-5343 or visit

Golden oldies musical: Evening and matinee performances of Book of Love, A Doo Wop Romance, will be presented through June 9 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. It is about three soldiers returning home to Brooklyn after the war. Show tickets are $38.45, 19.95 for children 11 and younger; show and dinner tickets are $49.50, $24.95 for children. For reservations, call (727) 863-7949 or visit

Sippin' vino: A wine festival will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. Visitors can see how varieties of wine are created, browse the vendors and enjoy live entertainment at this pet-friendly event. Free admission; $3.50 per wine tasting. Call (813) 996-2113 or visit

Curtain call

'Fame' auditions at Stage West: Auditions are at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. This is a teen production; auditions are open to performers ages 13 to 18 and will include singing, dancing and readings. There are six male roles, four female roles, one male dancer and three female dancers, and an ensemble of five males and five females. Those auditioning should prepare a song from the show, especially for those vying for principal roles. Dress appropriately; no flip-flops or baggy shorts. Everyone must do a dance audition; no experience required. Show dates are weekends, Aug. 2 to 11. For details, send email to the director, Patty Villegas, at (352) 683-5113.

Things to do for May 22 05/21/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 8:30pm]
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