Friday, January 19, 2018
Events

Things to do in Hernando County for April 16

This week

Delicious reading: The Hernando County Public Library System is hosting an Eat Your Words edible book contest from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library. Come and see book-inspired edible creations. For details, call (352) 754-4043.

Celebrating Easter: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will host a Hop n' Glow Egg Hunt and Easter Celebration from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. It will feature the Easter bunny, a daylight egg hunt for children ages 2 to 4, a glow-in-the-dark dance floor and glow-in-the-dark face painting. There will be food vendors and other booths. Admission is $2 per person. Call (352) 796-0697.

Lift your teacups: A "Romance of Yesteryear" Tribute to the Titanic will be offered Saturday at the Tilted Teacup Tea Room, 200 W Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. This is a 1912-themed tea event that will feature a full high tea. Guests are encouraged to come in Edwardian attire. There will be two seatings, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. A replica of the Heart of the Ocean necklace will be given away at each seating. Reservations are required. The cost is $24.95 for adults and $20.95 for ages 8 to 12. Call (352) 593-4111 or visit thetiltedteacuptearoom.com.

Nashville performer makes two appearances: Gerald Smith, the "Georgia Quacker," who appeared on the TV show Hee Haw, will entertain at two events. A Gospel Jubilee Celebration, featuring Clay Kirk and Friends, will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the High Point Community Center. Tickets are $5. Call (352) 200-8843. Smith also will perform at the Clay Kirk Tribute Show and Dinner 6-9 p.m. Saturday at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Call (352) 796-0398.

Quick trips

Rhinestones and glitter: La Cage Aux Folles continues through April 20 at Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Cocktails start at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. Fridays, 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 p.m. Sundays. $49.50 for dinner and show; $38.45 show only, or $24.95 and $19.95 for ages 11 and under, all plus tax and tip. (727) 863-7949 or showpalace.net.

Look ahead

Benefit concert: A Spring into Music benefit for the Special Olympics Hernando County will be from 1 to 10 p.m. April 26 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. Featured bands include Drive, Bad Boy Elroy and Fred George. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at door. Visit specialolympicsflorida.org/music or contact Debbie Santasania at (352) 442-1570 or [email protected]

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 Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and recording artist's voice 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.

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