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Ring of fire: Brookridge Entertainment kicks off its 2013-14 season with a concert featuring Keith Coleman as Johnny Cash at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Coleman presents a tribute to the "Man in Black," and Leanne Williams will pay homage to the women of country music. Individual show tickets are $20; season tickets range from $69.50 to $95. For information or tickets, call Larry or Vivian Schmitz at (352) 610-4901.

A cappella doo-woppin: The Hernando Hills Hi-Lites, a women's barbershop chorus, will present its 20th annual show, Doo-Wop and More, at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Spring Hill, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill. The concert will include songs sung in a cappella and four-part harmony, such as Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream) and The Lion Sleeps Tonight. A new quartet, Southern Sass, will also perform. Tickets are $15; $7 for students 5 to 18, and free for ages 4 and younger. Included with the ticket price will be a self-serve dessert and beverage table during intermission. Call (352) 540-9192.

Art and elegance: The Building a Foundation Fine and Decorative Arts Auction Gala will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The evening will include the auction, a wine tasting, an appetizer buffet and jazz music. Proceeds will benefit Building a Foundation, a nonprofit organization. Dress is semiformal. Tickets are $35 and are tax-deductible; they may be purchased in advance or at the door. Call (352) 403-7003 or (352) 293-3075.

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Overcharged libidos: The comedy Sex Please, We're Sixty kicks off at 8 p.m. Thursday at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows continue at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 20. Tickets for this show are $12 each. Season ticket prices range from $40 to $90. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113.

A-MAZEing fun: Two local farms are offering corn mazes and a variety of activities to welcome fall:

• Harvest Moon Farm, 15990 Stur St., Masaryktown, features a 5-acre corn maze with more than 3 miles of twists, turns and decision points. The maze is in the shape of a barn with a cow driving a tractor. Other activities include barrel train rides, pony hopping, petting farm, arts and crafts. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 23. Admission is $9; $5 for ages 3 to 10, and free for ages 2 and younger. Discounts available for families, groups and field trips. Call (727) 326-3256 or visit themaize.com.

• Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, east of Masaryktown, offers its annual 5 1/2-acre corn maze each weekend through Nov. 3. Other activities include a hay maze, farm animals, pig races, storytelling, a tree fort, swings, crafts, a playground, farm Jenga, scavenger hunts, pumpkin roll challenges and other games, all included with admission. Vendors will be on hand with food, kettle corn, fresh-pressed apple cider and lemonade. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8.50; $4.50 for ages 3 to 11, and free for children 2 and younger, plus tax. Call (352) 279-0977 or visit sweetfieldsfarm.com.

Curtain call

'Best Christmas Pageant Ever': Auditions for the show will be at 1 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The comedy is about a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant, faced with casting the Herdman kids, who might be the most awful kids in history. There are roles for adults and children from 5 to 60 years old, as well as baby angels and shepherds ages 3 to 10. All those auditioning for major parts should be prepared to read from the script. Production dates are Dec. 12 to 15 and 20 to 22. For information, contact the director, John Masterson, at (352) 683-3863 or corey2363@aol.com.

Top events this week 10/07/13 [Last modified: Monday, October 7, 2013 7:16pm]
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