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Things to do this week in Hernando County

This week

A tale of Zorro: Brooksville author and storyteller Jerry Cowling will conduct a reading of his two-act farce, The Man in the Red Underwear, at 1 p.m. Friday at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The play is a spoof on the Zorro/Scarlet Pimpernel theme of the hero pretending to be a dandy in order to catch the villain. The cast includes four men and three women. Audience members will be asked to read a role. There is no cost. Contact Cowling at (352) 797-0984 or

Classical sounds: The Hernando Youth Orchestra will perform in concert at noon Saturday at Dayspring Church, 6000 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. The nonprofit orchestra includes musicians ages 3 to 21. There is no cost to attend. For information, call (352) 346-1516 or visit

All things babies: The annual World's Greatest Baby Shower and Toddler Expo will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando County Health Department, 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The event is for expectant and new parents, friends and family members. There will be educational presentations and demonstrations, as well as door prizes and light snacks. For information, call Virginia Arnold at (352) 540-6800, ext. 82154.

Quilts with history: The Hernando Heritage Museum's annual quilt exhibit continues through the end of July at the museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. More than 30 quilts are on display. The museum is open from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The cost for a tour is $5, $2 for ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. Call (352) 688-6504 or visit

Quick trip

A taste of the grapes: Florida Estates Winery will host a Wine Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O' Lakes. There will be vendors, live entertainment and wine tastings. This is a pet-friendly event. Admission is free. For information, call (813) 996-2113 or visit

Romantic comedy: Neil Simon's longest-running hit, Barefoot in the Park, tells the story of Paul and Corrie Bratter, newlyweds making their first home in a not-so-perfect New York brownstone in 1963. The show runs through July 28 at Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 US Highway 19 in 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; ages 11 and younger, $24.95 and $19.95, all plus tax and tip. (727) 863-7949 or

Summer art: Pasco-Hernando Community College's faculty and staff exhibit features photography, clay, charcoal, textiles, pencil drawings, acrylics and sculpture through July 26 at the college's Rao Musunuru, M.D., Art Gallery, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Summer exhibit hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. (727) 816-3231 or

Look ahead

College daze: Sleuth's Mystery Dinner Theatre and Show Palace Entertainment will present The Reunion July 20 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. Doors open at 6 p.m. The plot of the dinner show revolves around an alumni reunion for the Luray Academy liberal arts college. One of the graduates wants to bulldoze the college and set up condos and must be stopped. Union organizers hope this gala affair will help raise money to defend the school. But the night doesn't go as planned. The band is jailed, secret relationships are revealed, and the event ends in murder. Dinner and show tickets are $45, plus tax. Call (727) 863-7949.

Things to do this week in Hernando County 07/09/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 3:18pm]
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