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By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published January 11, 2002

CAT AND MOUSE: Agatha Christie's classic whodunnit, The Mousetrap, continues Thursdays and weekends through Jan. 27 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for students. The theater's box office is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and one hour before each show. Call 683-5113.

FAMILY SHOW: The Community Performing Arts Guild will present Jack and Sally Jenkins and their daughter, Letitia, at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday at Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets for the free concerts were distributed earlier this month. For information, call 596-9263.

JACKIE MASON SHOW: A limited number of tickets are available for the "Jackie Mason Show" on Tuesday at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court (off U.S. 19, 1/4 mile north of the Pasco-Hernando county line), Spring Hill. Shows on Wednesday, Thursday and Jan. 18 are sold out. Dinner and show, $39.95. Doors open at 6 p.m. for cash bar, dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

FOR THE DOGS: There will be all-breed dog shows Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Florida Classic Park on Lockhart Road in Ridge Manor West. Each day's show has a different sponsor. Judging begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday and 8:30 a.m. on Sunday and Monday. The park is 1 mile west of Interstate 75, south of State Road 50. Daily admission is $4. Call 799-5083.

ROD RUN: The American Business Women's Association 8th annual Mermaid Rod Run car show will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds in Brooksville. Call 796-9119.

LOOK AHEAD

RAID ON: The 22nd annual Brooksville Raid Festival will be Jan. 19 and 20 at Sand Hill Scout Reservation, east of Weeki Wachee on State Road 50. Presented by the Hernando Historical Museum Association, the event includes a Civil War re-enactment, an 1860s baseball game and Suttler's Row. Adult admission is $5; $2 for youths 6 to 17. Call 799-0129.

BITS N' PIECES: The Bits n' Pieces Theatre will bring giant flamingo and penguin puppets to life at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave. in Brooksville. The Ugly Duckling, starring Pinky Flamingo, is an original musical production adapted from the classic children's story. Tickets are $5. Call 799-5577.

TRIBUTE TO BIG BAND: The 42nd Street Orchestra will present "A Swinging Affair," a tribute to big bands, at 2 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $12 to $16. The ticket window outside the bookstore is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Tuesdays and Fridays, or call Cathy at (727) 816-3322 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

IRVING BERLIN SALUTE: Irv Clark and friends will present a tribute to the music of Irving Berlin Feb. 8-10 and 15-17 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $12. The theater's box office is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and one hour before each show. Call (352) 683-5113.

QUICK TRIPS

CRAZY FOR YOU: The musical Crazy For You continues through Feb. 17 at Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Performances are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 3 p.m. Sundays. Doors open two hours before each show for buffet and cash bar. Dinner and show, $35.95; show only, $24.95. Ages 12 and younger, $19.95 and $14.95, all plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; elsewhere, toll-free at (888) 655-7469.

DOUBLE CUPP OF FUN: Angel Cabaret Dinner Theatre presents the musical Pump Boys and Dinettes through Feb. 24 at the theater, 5201 U.S. 19 (Southgate Shopping Center), New Port Richey. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays. Doors open two hours before each show for buffet and cash wine and beer bar. Dinner and show is $32.50, plus $2 handling fee, tax and tip. Call (727) 847-0019.

PLAYHOUSE 19: The Mystery of Edwin Drood continues Thursdays and weekends through Jan. 27 at Playhouse 19 community theater, 865 U.S. 19 S, Crystal River. The audience-participation musical is based on an incomplete novel by Charles Dickens, who died before finishing the work. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, or call (352) 563-1333.

ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL: The third annual Antique Tractor Show and Pull will be Jan. 25 to 27 at the Citrus County Fairgrounds. Advance tickets are $15 for all three days; $13 for two days; $7 for one day for adults and $10, $7 and $4 for children ages 6 to 11. The show is a scholarship fundraiser for the Citrus County Fair Association. Call (352) 726-2993.

POT OF GOLD: Rainbow's End will perform at 7 p.m. today at Rock Crusher Canyon, east of Crystal River. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner buffet is at 6 p.m. Tickets are $18. Rock Crusher Canyon is at 275 S Rock Crusher Road. Directions for Hernando County residents: From U.S. 19, turn right on Venable Road; go 2 miles to Rock Crusher Road and turn right. The entrance is on the left. For information, call 795-1313 or toll free (877) 722-2696.

SAINTLY ENTERTAINMENT: Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520 will present Tommy and the Saints on Saturday at a dinner show at the lodge, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. The band plays Southern rock and country, doo-wop and Top 40 tunes. Dinner of chicken cordon bleu will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the show at 7:30 p.m. Dinner and show, $19, reserved seating. Call (727) 868-2994.

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