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By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 16, 2001

RADIO DAYS: The musical group Five By Design presents Radio Days, a nostalgic musical, at 3 p.m. Sunday at Curtis Peterson Auditorium at Lecanto Educational Complex on County Road 491 S. The show features a Big Band soundtrack, period costumes and songs such as Moonlight in Vermont and Chattanooga Choo-Choo. Tickets are $13.

VIETNAM WALL: The "Tribute Wall of Names," a 378-foot replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be displayed at Rock Crusher Canyon's Amphitheater today through Monday. The Citrus Sertoma Club is sponsoring the wall's first appearance in Citrus County to commemorate Sertoma's National American Heritage Month. Visitors will also be able to see the Veteran's Museum, featuring over 50 oil paintings at the Amphitheater Stage. The world's largest POW-MIA banner will also be displayed. Military and political dignitaries will take part in the weekend programs. A candlelight vigil will be at 6 p.m Sunday.

CROCHET: A six-week crochet class will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Recreation Building at Whispering Pines Park, Inverness. Esther Hughart is the instructor. Cost is $15. Call the park office at 726-3913.

CAMERA CLUB: The Citrus Camera Club meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the Citrus County Art League, 2644 N Annapolis Ave., off County Road 486 west of Hernando. Merl Hoar will give a demonstration of mat cutting for a photo display. Members are invited to bring an uncut mat board for participation. Call 447-2267.

Look ahead

BIG BAND: Singer Laura Yager will be a special guest of the 42nd Street Orchestra when they appear at 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Curtis Peterson Auditorium, Lecanto. Yager has been featured on television, with appearances on the Tonight Show, the Mike Douglas Show and the Merv Griffin Show. Also appearing will be singer Lotarr. Advance tickets are $12 at SunTrust, Regions and Bank of America bank offices throughout Citrus. Group rates for 20 or more. Call 382-1700 or 382-4072 for group ticket sales. Concert presented by Kiwanis Club of Homosassa Springs.

CHILI CONTEST: The Withlacoochee River Chili Cookoff will begin at 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at Turner Fish Camp, on Hooty Point off Turner Camp Road, Inverness. Contestants must bring at least two quarts of chili, capable of being heated over an open fire. Entries must be in by 3 p.m. Live music by Leather and Lace. Call 726-0085.

SCHOLARSHIP DINNER: The Citrus County Art League will host a scholarship benefit dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at the center, 2644 N Annapolis Ave., off County Road 486 west of Hernando. The theme will be "Dinner with Napoleon." Guests will join Napoleon on the battlefield following his victory at Marengo. Dinner will be Chicken Marengo, with Napoleons for dessert. Marian Fox will give a presentation about Napoleon. Dinner is by reservation only. Cost is $25. Call Dottie at 628-6839.

COMMUNITY THEATER: Stagecrafters dinner theater presents That Was No Lady, That Was a Private Eye Feb. 24 through 26 at Sugarmill Woods Clubhouse. The play is a spoof of a Sam Spade or Phillip Marlow crime mystery. Showtimes daily begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., meal at 6 and show at 7. A matinee on Feb. 25 begins with a brunch at 1 p.m. and the show at 2. Call 382-4417.

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