Thursday, February 22, 2018
Events

Things to do: Hernando County

This week

Peaceful easy feeling: The Spring Hill Community Association will host an outdoor concert with the Alter Eagles tribute band from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. The band will perform some of the Eagles greatest hits, such as Hotel California, Desperado and Tequila Sunrise. 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.

Big Band Dance: The Frankie Dee NY Orchestra will present its final dance of the season from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. This is a 16-piece orchestra with two singers, performing numbers from the big band and jazz eras, and other hits. Tickets are $12, available at the door. Reservations are suggested. Bring your own food and drinks. Admission is $12. For reservations, call Mary at (352) 596-9486.

A-mazingly fun: Celebrate spring with a sunflower maze, hay rides, a veggie cannon, farm animals, potbelly pig races, goats on grass roofs, and a story teller each weekend through June 9 at Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, Masaryktown. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (as well as Memorial Day). Admission is $8.50 for ages 11 and up; $4.50 for ages 3 to 11; free for kids under 2. Cash only. Call (352) 279-0977 or visit sweetfieldsfarm.com.

Jazzy farewell: The Hernando Jazz Society will present a "See You in September" musical performance from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. During the performance, the Jazz Society will award several cash scholarships to recent audition winners of local students in grades 9 through 12. Admission is free for HJS members, $10 for nonmembers. A cash bar and buffet meal will be available for a separate cost. Nonmembers are asked to call (352) 835-7183 to reserve a seat and ensure admittance into the gated community.

Look ahead

A Beautiful Mornin': The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical Oklahoma! will be presented May 24-26 at Weeki Wachee High School, 121250 Vespa Way, north of Weeki Wachee. Featuring hit songs such as People Will Say We're in Love and Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. May 24 and 25, and at 2:30 p.m. May 26. Tickets for adults are $10 in advance, $15 at the door; student tickets are $8. Visit edline.net/pages/hcsb.wwhs or call (352) 610-1232.

Quick trip

For the birds: The Hummingbird Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Pioneer Florida Museum, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City. Includes discussions, a "Sacred Harp Singing" in the museum's church, old-time craft demonstrations, arts and crafts vendors, and entertainment by local bluegrass musicians, The Barking Dogs. Admission is $8; $6 for senior citizens and $4 for students; children 5 and younger admitted free. Call (352) 567-0328 or visit pioneerfloridamuseum.org.

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 showpalace.net.

One singular sensation: The hit musical, A Chorus Line, wraps up this weekend at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $17, reserved seating. Call (727) 842-6777.

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