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Hernando weekly planner for Oct. 10-16

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10 Today (Friday)

Building a Foundation Fine and Decorative Arts Auction Gala: The evening will include live jazz music by Johnny Magsax, a gourmet appetizer buffet, wine tasting by the glass and a live art auction. Dress is semiformal. Funds raised will benefit Building a Foundation Through the Product of My Environment, a nonprofit outreach program in Hernando County. 6 to 9 p.m. Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. $40 per person or $75 per couple. (352) 403-7003.

11-12 Saturday-Sunday

A-MAZingly fun: Two local farms are offering mazes and a variety of activities weekends through Nov. 2:

• Harvest Moon Farm, 15990 Stur St., Masaryktown, features a 5-acre corn maze with more than 3 miles of twists and turns. There is also a barrel train, a 70-foot jumping pillow, a petting farm, a pony hop and a pumpkin patch. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $11.95; free for ages 2 and younger. (727) 326-3256. themaize.com.

• Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, Masaryktown, is offering its annual 5-acre corn maze along with children's activities, farm animals, hayrides, a pumpkin patch and fresh vegetables. Vendors will be there with food, drinks and other treats. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $9.50; $5 for ages 3 to 11 and free for children 2 and younger, plus tax. (352) 279-0977. sweetfieldsfarm.com.

10 Today (Friday)

Designer Purse Bingo Fundraiser: Food, beer, wine, sangria and other beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Children's Advocacy Center of Hernando County, a program of Mid Florida Community Services. 5:30 p.m. Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. $25 for 12 games of bingo and a bonus game; winners will be awarded designer handbags valued at a minimum of $250. (352) 754-8809.

10-11 Today and Saturday

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Auditions: There are roles for 12 men and eight women, as well as one girl age 8-11 who can pass for a 6-year-old and one boy age 10-14. 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Production dates are weekends, Jan. 15 to 25, in the Forum Theater. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

11 Saturday

Volksfest 5K/10K Fun Walk: This is a fun walk along the Suncoast Trail. Walkers can register and participate until noon. Entertainment, games and other events will be after the walk. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Hosted by the Kiwanis of Weeki Wachee. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 293-3636, (352) 428-4714.

12 Sunday

Hernando Jazz Society presents 'Mostly Broadway': A cash bar and buffet meal are available. Nonmembers should reserve to ensure entrance into the community. 2 p.m. Wellington Club House, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. Free for HJS members; nonmembers pay $10 each or $15 per couple (separate cost for the buffet). Season tickets are $50 and include nine performances. (352) 799-9690.

13 Monday

Hernando County Planning and Zoning Commission: 9 a.m. Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Academia Hernando Fall 2014 Lecture Series: "Mississippi River Boats in the Revolutionary War," presented by author and lecturer Michael Deeb. 10 a.m. to noon. $8. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-6640. sites.google.com/site/academiahernando2010.

14 Tuesday

Hernando County Commission: 9 a.m. Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

White Cane Awareness Day: Hosted by the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind to raise awareness about white cane law and pedestrian safety. State Sen. Wilton Simpson will speak. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. (352) 754-1132.

Brooksville Beautification Board: 5:30 p.m. City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

15 Wednesday

Hernando County Port Authority: 7 p.m. Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek, 6340 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach.

16 Thursday

'Hairspray The Musical' opens at Stage West: In 1962 in Baltimore, Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion — to dance. She wins a spot on The Corny Collins Show and, overnight, is transformed from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. 7:30 p.m. $18; $15 students. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The show continues weekends through Oct. 26. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

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