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This week: Citrus

By Times Staff Writer
Published May 27, 2005


FISH AND PICKIN': The Istachatta General Store, 28198 Magnon Drive, Istachatta, will have an all-you-can-eat fish fry and concert beginning at 4 p.m. today. The dinner menu includes fish, baked beans, grits, hush puppies and a drink and costs $6.89 plus tax per person. Bluegrass and gospel music will be provided by the Istachatta Back Porch Pickers. Call 544-1017 for information.


GULF ISLANDS CIVIC THEATRE will be holding auditions for Murder In The Magnolias at 7 p.m. June 15 and 16 at the Gulf Islands rehearsal hall at the Cash Carpet store on N Enterprise Point, off State Road 44, Lecanto. The cast calls for 12 adults six males, six females to fill varying age ranges. For more information, please contact director Kevyn Arms at 795-4875 or e-mail him at The show dates will be Aug. 19, 20, 21 and 26, 27, 28 at the West Citrus Community Center on Veterans Avenue, Homosassa Springs.


WEST CITRUS ELKS of Homosassa will have a dinner dance on June 3. The dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. with a menu that offers lasagna or fish, baked or fried. Dance from 6:30 to 9:30 to Two of Us. Admission is $8.

DANCE AT AUDITORIUM: The East Citrus Civitan hosts a 50s Sock Hop and Family Night from 7 to 10 p.m. June 17 at the Citrus County Fairgrounds Auditorium, U.S. 41 S, Inverness. Live music by Carousel. Other activities include children's games and crafts. Refreshments available. Admission is $5 at the door or by calling Mabel Iverson at 726-4626 or Jacquie Hepfer at 726-9172.

FATHER'S DAY DANCE: The Italian Social Club, 1305 E Norvell Bryant Highway (County Road 486), Hernando, is hosting a Father's Day dinner-dance on June 11. Roast beef dinner followed by dancing to the music of the Carriers. Tickets are $12 for nonmembers; $10 for members. Call Marie, 726-8406, or Camille, 726-8309.

THE MUSICAL COMEDY Church Folks, written by Inverness resident and actor Bruce Bellamy, will also feature Citrus County's finest gospel talent. Produced in conjunction with Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, there are three shows on Father's Day weekend June 17, 18 and 19 at Playhouse 19, 865 U.S. 19 S, Crystal River. This show revolves around a group of church folks who are unhappy with their pastor and want to get rid of him. They meet, talk and sing in the home of an elderly congregant. This elder of the church in his subtle and comical manner is trying to "show them the light." Performing in the show are Jimmy Grimsley, Tammy Langley, Jeff Hollis, Myesha Hollis, Shirley Futch, Tawana Scriven, Althea Crummer, Charles Graves, Gussie Williams, Geraldine Walker, and Bruce Bellamy. Performances will be Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 with all proceeds benefiting the building fund. For ticket information, please contact the church (352) 344-1577. Tickets also are available from Sis Shirley Futch, (352) 344-1801, Gail Bellamy, (352) 795-0974, or minister Sandra Maxwell (352) 489-8305. Tickets may be purchased at the Cornerstone Bible Store in Inverness.


LAUGH IT UP: Comedian Ward Smith will headline at 8:30 tonight at the Giggles comedy club at the Best Western Resort Weeki Wachee at U.S. 19 and State Road 50, Weeki Wachee. The featured performer will be Laurie Fondiler. Tickets are $7. Doors open for dinner at 7:30. Call 596-2007 for information.

GARDEN CONCERT: The Nature Coast Botanical Gardens will have a special Memorial Day concert by country group Dixie Blue at 10 a.m. Monday at the gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. The event is free. Visitors should bring chairs or blankets for comfort. For information, call director Don Kubiak at 686-2150.

BLUES TIME: Guitarist Kelly Richey performs at 9:30 tonight at the Bourbon Street Concert Club, 4331 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Admission is $7. Doors open at 8. Call (727) 843-0686 for information.

[Last modified May 27, 2005, 12:18:49]

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