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Dogs and owners are invited to the Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central's St. Puppy's Day in the Park event from noon to 4 p.m. at Rotary Centennial Park, 10275 Sandlor St., Spring Hill. A dog talent show, contests for ugliest and cutest dogs and a costume contest are included. Vendors will be selling pet-friendly items. Hot dogs and drinks available. Admission is $1; the contest entry fee is $2. For information, email [email protected]

This week

Sounds of Sondheim: A Little Night Music continues through March 24 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Featuring music by Stephen Sondheim, including Send in the Clowns, the musical was the winner of six Tony Awards. Tickets are $15 each. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113 or visit

Whodunit: Murder Mystery at the Deadwood Saloon will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. An optional dinner begins at 6; entree choice is chicken or pasta with portobello mushroom sauce. The show will include music by Rebound. Prizes will be awarded to those who solve the murder. There will be raffles and a 50/50 drawing. Guests are encouraged to dress for the saloon to be part of the show. Tickets are $10 for the show only, $16 for the dinner and show; tickets must be purchased in advance. Stop in or call (352) 796-0398.

St. Paddy's murder mystery: Hollidaze in Hillside, a Sleuth's Mystery Dinner Theatre Production, will be Sunday at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., dinner is at noon and showtime is 1 p.m. It's the annual St. Patrick's Day Pageant in Hillendale, and this year's event includes competition for fame and fortune on TV's No. 1 reality show. The contestants will do anything to win — even if it means taking out a competitor. Tickets are $45 plus tax, which includes a corned beef and cabbage dinner. For reservations, call (727) 863-7949.

Haunted mansion: Ghost tours of the Hernando Heritage Museum are offered from 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 are welcome. The cost is $20, cash only. For ages 16 and older. Reservations are required. Call (352) 799-0129.

Quick trip

Life in Technicolor: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat continues through April 21 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19 in Hudson. Shows are at 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. select Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays. Adults are $49.50 for dinner and show, $38.45 show only; children 12 and under are $24.95 for dinner and show, $19.95 show only; plus tax, tip. Call (727) 863-7949 or visit

Dinner and a show: John Timpanelli will perform with special guest Matthew McGee at 6 p.m. today at Colorama Music, 9302 Denton Ave., Hudson. Dinner and show: $27. Show only: $10. A lunchtime show is also available at 12:30 p.m. Call (727) 863-7539 or visit

Art in the Park: Area artists and crafters will have their works under the canopy of the majestic oak trees from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. Food will be available. Admission is free; parking is $3. For information, call (352) 793-4781.

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