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By Times staff reports

© St. Petersburg Times, published May 4, 2001


This week

ROCKFEST: A day-long Battle of the Bands will begin at noon Sunday at Casey's Pub, 948 U.S. 41 S, Inverness. Music from 14 local bands, including Bad Rumors, Soul Shakers, Corrupted Youth, Maidencane, F.L.A., Poetic Justice and The Music Man. Admission $5. Food available.

HIGH SCHOOL PLAY: Citrus High School's Citrus Players will perform Our Town on Saturday and Sunday in the school cafeteria. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5. Call 726-2241.

DINNER THEATER: The Woody Allen comedy, Don't Drink The Water, continues today, Saturday and Sunday as dinner theater at Andre's Restaurant in Citrus Hills. The play is performed by Gulf Islands Civic Theater. Seating begins at 4:30 p.m., dinner is at 5 and show at 6:15 today and Saturday. Sunday matinee begins with a 1 p.m. seating, meal at 1:30 and show at 2:45. Dinner choices include sirloin, chicken Marsala and lemon pepper scrod. Reservations are $27, including tax and gratuity.

SOUTHERN DRAMA: The Little Foxes continues today, Saturday and Sunday at Playhouse 19, 865 U.S. 19 S, Crystal River. First performed on Broadway 60 years ago, The Little Foxes is a scathing portrayal of the Hubbard family, whose lives are ruled by deceit and greed. Performances start at 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12. Call 563-1333.

Curtain calls

ACTORS: Playhouse 19 is searching for additional young men between the ages of 16 and 30 to fill supporting roles and chorus for Man of La Mancha. Show dates are June 8 through July 1. Call the box office at 563-1333.

MUSICIANS: 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 (352) 688-0427 to schedule an audition.

Look ahead

ART LEAGUE PLAY: The comedy A Thousand Clowns opens May 11 and runs weekends through May 27 at the Citrus County Art League, 2644 N Annapolis Ave., Hernando. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance at the box office and $9 at the door. Box office hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. For reservations, call Lee, 746-0648.

ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS: The Fall Arts and Crafts Festival is scheduled for Oct. 13-14 at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Artists and crafters are invited to apply for space by calling the park office and leaving a message on the special events line, 628-5343, ext. 116, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays or after hours, 628-5445, ext. 116, option 1.

PARROTHEADS PARTY: The Parrotheads of Citrus County, a Jimmy Buffett fan club, will have its annual Disaster Relief fundraiser beginning at 10 a.m. May 19 at Homosassa Riverside Resort. Live music, arts, crafts, auctions and food.

SUBMIT CALENDAR ENTRIES: The Citrus County Art League is accepting entries for its 2002 Limited Edition Calendar through May 31. The cover of the calendar will be printed in color, and the 12 monthly illustrations printed in black and white. The artwork should be submitted in a 9- by 11-inch horizontal format. Artists may submit entries in both color and black and white. It is suggested that a laser print be entered to preserve the original artwork. A panel of local business representatives will make the final selections. For additional information, call Elaine at 527-2862.

DECORATIVE ARTISTS: The Manatee Haven Decorative Artists meets the second Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Crystal River, 700 Citrus Ave. For information, call Jan Bittner, 563-6349.

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 and 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 toll free at 1-888-655-7469

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