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By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published June 7, 2002

DANCE FOR AMERICA: The Brooksville Dance Academy will have a dance recital at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Central High School auditorium, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, west of Brooksville. The event will be dedicated to the heroes of Sept. 11. Tickets are $8 for adults; $6 for seniors and children 12 and younger. Call 799-2614.

UNITED WE DANCE: The Hernando County Recreation Department will present students from Serena's Dance Palace performing "United We Dance" at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $12 at the door. Call 346-3062.

BUTTERFLY WALK: There will be a butterfly walk at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Chinsegut Nature Center north of Brooksville. The event is free; participants are encouraged to bring binoculars. Take U.S. 41 north of Brooksville 7 miles, then turn left on County Road 476 and go 1 mile. The nature center is on the left side of the road. For information, call 754-6722.

EUROPE IN OIL: The work of Spring Hill Art League artist of the month Audrey Coy will be on display through June during business hours at the Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative, 10005 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Coy is an oil painter whose landscape subjects are Europe and her native England. The exhibit is free. For information, call 596-4000.

QUICK TRIPS

THE BIG THREE: Love, Sex and the I.R.S., a comedy, continues at Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson, through June 30. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 1:30 p.m. June 15 and 22; and 3 p.m. Sundays. Doors open two hours before each show for buffet and cash bar. Dinner and show, $37.50; show only, $24.95; ages 12 and younger, $19.95 and $14.95, all plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 or toll-free 1-888-655-7469.

MEMORY LANE: You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running continues through June 30 at the Angel Cabaret Theatre, 5201 U.S. 19, New Port Richey (Southgate Shopping Center). Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays; and 1:30 p.m. some Saturdays. Doors open two hours before each show for buffet and cash wine and beer bar. Dinner and show, $32.50; show only, $19.95, plus tax and tip. Call (727) 847-0019.

COMEDY IN THE CANYON: Comedian and musician John Charles will perform at Rock Crusher Canyon's Garden Pavilion today. Tickets are $18 and include a buffet dinner. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner served from 6 to 8 p.m. Performance is from 7 to 10 p.m. 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.

PATRIOTIC CONCERT: Patriotic Concert, a Tribute to Our Country will be presented by singers from First United Methodist Church of Hudson and others at 4 p.m. Sunday. The church is at 13123 U.S. 19 (1 mile north of State Road 52), Hudson. Singers are from All Saints Lutheran, Community United Methodist Church, King of Kings Lutheran, St. Martin's Episcopal Church and First United. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

OPERA APPRECIATION: Guiseppi Verdi's Otello will be discussed and a video of the opera viewed at 12:30 p.m. June 14 at Centennial Library, 5740 Moog Road, 1.2 miles east of U.S. 19, Holiday. Singing the title role is Placido Domingo; Desdemona is sung by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, with Russian baritone Sergei Leiferkus as Iago. Admission is free. Those who attend should bring a seat cushion.

LOOK AHEAD

ARCHERY WORKSHOP: The Chinsegut Nature Center will have an introductory archery workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. June 18 at the center north of Brooksville. (Take U.S. 41 north of Brooksville 7 miles, then turn left on County Road 476 and go 1 mile. The nature center is on the left side of the road.) The class is free and equipment will be provided. For information, call 754-6722.

CURTAIN CALLS

Stage West Community Playhouse will have auditions for the British comedy Run For Your Wife at 7 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Saturday at the theater, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Parts are available for five men and two women. Director is Harvey Laskey. Call 544-2921.

Auditions for The Odd Couple, Female Version, will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Angel Cabaret Theatre, 5201 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Equity and non-Equity roles for men and women are open. Show dates are weekends Aug. 16-Sept. 15. Call (727) 847-0019.

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