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By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published April 20, 2001

RELAY FOR LIFE: The American Cancer Society will sponsor its annual Relay for Life Cancer Walk at 6 p.m. Friday and at noon Saturday. Both events will be at Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Forty-three teams have formed to collect money and will sell various items to raise additional funds on the days of the relays. In addition to food and beverages, there will be a boom box and cell phone, New York Yankees vs. Devil Rays game tickets and foursome golf games. Entertainment will be provided.

VOICES UPLIFTED: The Spring Hill Music Club Chorus will present a spring concert at 1:30 p.m. today at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. The event is free for members; $2 for non-members. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 597-8956.

ONE FOR THE WOMEN: The Brooksville Woman's Club and the Spring Hill Service League will have a Federation/Founders Day celebration and reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St. Refreshments will be served. The event is open to the public. Call 796-2397 or 597-1103.

ART ON DISPLAY: The work of Spring Hill Art League artist of the month, oil painter Virginia Johnson, will be displayed this month during business hours at the Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative, 10005 Cortez Blvd. in Spring Hill. The exhibit is free. For information, call 596-4000.

Look ahead

YOUNG AT HEART: Childhood Development Services will celebrate the Week of the Young Child with a festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28 at the Jerome Brown Community Center. The event, formerly held at Moton Early Intervention Center, features pony rides, hay rides, karaoke, face painting and magicians. The event is free. For information, call 754-5068.

TAKE A NIGHT OFF: Cast members of the Show Palace Dinner Theatre's presentation of Carousel will present Actors' Night Off, Singers' Night On! at 8 p.m. April 30 at the Palace, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. The actors will sing jazz, popular and other tunes not heard in Broadway musicals. The show benefits the Pasco Arts Council Youth OutReach Program for performing arts. Admission is $15. Call toll free 1-888-655-7469.

NIGHT MUSIC: The Cabrini Singers and Friends will present You and the Night and the Music at 8 p.m. May 4-5 at the Central High School Performing Arts Center, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Funds benefit the group's trip to Rome. Call 683-6397.

CHARITY AUCTION: The sixth annual Autism Society of Florida Dinner and Auction will be at 5:30 p.m. May 5 at GlenLakes Country Club off U.S. 19 north of Weeki Wachee. The event will feature raffles, prizes and entertainment. Tickets are $20. Call 597-9041 .

Quick trips

BUSTIN' OUT ALL OVER: Rodgers and Hammerstein's award-winning musical Carousel continues through May 20 at Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Shows are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and May 5, 12, and 19; 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. Call 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll free 1-888-655-7469 elsewhere.

"LITTLE FOXES': Lillian Hellman's classic, The Little Foxes, continues through Sunday at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Performances are at 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for students. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and an hour before each show. Call (727) 842-6777.

MYTHS AND METAPHORS: An exhibit by Spring Hill painter Antonio Caparello, "Myths and Metaphors," will be displayed through Saturday at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. The exhibit is free. For information, call (727) 942-5605.

Curtain calls

The Hernando Symphony Orchestra is auditioning musicians who play the following instruments: trumpet, French horn, oboe, bassoon, cello, viola and percussion. Anyone interested may call conductor Wayne Raymond at 688-0427 to schedule an audition.

Stage West Community Playhouse will hold auditions for The Rocky Horror Show at 7 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Saturday at the theater, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Those who audition must be 18 or older and bring sheet music; accompanist will be provided. Parts are available for three women, seven men and four to six additional chorus members. Lead male role must audition in high heels. Production dates are July 13-15 and 20-22. Call 683-5113.

Playhouse 19 will hold auditions for the musical Man of La Mancha at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the theater, 865 U.S. 19 S Crystal River. Those who audition must bring sheet music; accompanist will be provided. Instrumental cassette tapes and CDs may be used. A monologue no longer than two minutes is required. Call (352) 563-1333.

Vendor spaces are available for the Hernando County Fine Arts, Crafts and Music Festival, to be held May 26-27. Formerly known as the Masaryktown Festival, the event will be held at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville. Call 684-6288.

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