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The Producers: This is the final performance of Mel Brooks' knee-slapping musical. 2 p.m. $15. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113.


Oklahoma!: High school production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, featuring songs such as Oh What a Beautiful Mornin' and People Will Say We're in Love. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. May 26. $10 in advance and $15 at the door; students, $8. Weeki Wachee High School, 121250 Vespa Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 610-1232.


Fame auditions at Stage West: 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. Auditions are at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Show dates are weekends, Aug. 2 to 11. For details, send email to the director, Patty Villegas, at (352) 683-5113.



Health Emphasis Weekend: Health Expo and Cooking Demonstration: Includes free blood pressure checks and free smoothies for the first 100 participants. Presented by Uchee Pines Health Institute of Seale, Ala. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hernando Mission Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 6032 Barclay Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 596-1878.



Big band dance: The Shrine Club will host the Frankie Dee NY Orchestra for a big band dance. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. This is the last dance until October. Noon to 5 p.m. $12. Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. (352) 596-9486.



Spaghetti and a movie for adults: Adults are invited to watch Les Miserables. Popcorn will be served. There is no cost. An optional spaghetti dinner with beverage will be available for $2. This is for adults only; free child care and children's activities will be available. Reservations for the dinner and child care are required by Monday. 6 to 9 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2600.



Spring Lake 5K Run: Annual 5-K run and 2-mile fun run/walk through scenic rolling hills, with a run through an equestrian stable. The race starts at 8 a.m. Prizes awarded to first- through third-place finishers in various age groups. Participants will be treated to a post-race food fest. Registration can be done at 8 a.m. $25 for 5K, $20 for fun walk. Arc Nature Coast, 5283 Neff Lake Road, Brooksville. (352) 544-2322, ext. 112.

Early evening history cruise: Board a pontoon boat and enjoy wine, cheese, crackers and an assorted fruit bowl while learning about the area's history. 4:30 p.m. $25. Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. (352) 628-5343.



Gospel concert: 3 p.m. Free. High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. (352) 200-8843.


Rock the Block: The courthouse square will be transformed into an outdoor entertainment venue filled with music by Mighty Mongo, UNRB, This Day's Age and the Hollywood Kills band; rock climbing; a bungee trampoline; face painting; and food vendors. 6 to 11 p.m. Free. Downtown Inverness Court House Square, 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness. (352) 726-2611, ext. 1304.

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Information for the Events column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to (352) 754-6133 or emailed to The deadline for news is two weeks before your event or reservation deadline. Events must be open to the public. Information cannot be published if the time, date, place, ticket (if applicable) or contact person and phone number are missing. Call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

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