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By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published May 4, 2001


MISERLY PRODUCTION: Hernando Christian Academy's Fine Arts Department will present Moliere's The Miser at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at the school, 7200 Emerson Road, Brooksville. Set in 1668 Paris, the production includes period costumes and sets. Tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for children younger than 10. Call 796-0616.

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

NOT JUST DESSERTS: The Hernando County Fine Arts Council will feature Sue Mericle at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at its Dessert With the Arts program. Mericle will present Fun with Poetry at the Spring Hill Drive Campus of Pasco-Hernando Community College. Desserts will be served. Members are free; non-members are $3. For reservations, call 596-9455.

Look ahead

MOTHER'S DAY TEA: The May-Stringer Heritage Museum will host its sixth annual Mother's Day Tea from 4 to 6 p.m. May 12 on the museum grounds, 601 Museum Court. The event will feature information on plants and flowers and a demonstration of how to make homemade candies. Participants are asked to wear their favorite hat; the one judged the most outrageous will win a prize. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children; reservations are required. Call 799-0129.

CLASSIC WHEELS: The Spring Hill Cruisers will hold its 13th annual '50s Night Classic Car Show from 4 to 10 p.m. May 12 at Hardee's restaurant at U.S. 19 and State Road 50 in Weeki Wachee. Registration is open to cars built in 1981 and earlier and is $15 on the day of show. Call 596-0729 or (727) 856-0421.

ORCHID MAGIC: The Orchid Lovers Club will present its sixth annual orchid show, Orchid Magic, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 and 13 at the National Guard Armory on Spring Hill Drive, about a half mile west of U.S. 41. The show features vendors and exhibitors, plant sales and lectures. Admission is $1. Call 686-2512 or 686-0202.

ALL ABOUT MOM: New Millennia Studio will present the original production Memories of Mom at 3 p.m. May 13 at the studio, 316 S Broad St., Brooksville. The show features local performers paying musical tribute to their mothers. Tickets are $12.50 and include a Mother's Day treat. Call 848-0901.

JAZZ BUFFET: The Hernando Jazz Society will have its May Musical Feast Finale at 3:30 p.m. May 20 at the SNPJ Hall on County Line Road in Spring Hill. The cost of the buffet and show is $7.50 per person with reservations accepted until May 10. Call Frank Domick, 666-4842.

Quick trips

FLOWERY FUN: The second annual Magnolia Festival & Garden Show Honoring the Lady Bug will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Pioneer Florida Museum, off U.S. 301, 1 mile northeast of Dade City. The day features a rain barrel workshop and seminars on floral arrangement and edible landscaping. There will be vendors selling garden equipment, yard and garden decorations, plants, food and beverages. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for ages 55 and older, $2 for ages 6 through 18 and free to ages 5 and younger. Parking is free

FAR-REACHING SHOW: The ninth annual Reaching for the Stars talent show and competition will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, Town Center Road, New Port Richey. The show features 20 acts in three age categories. Special guest performers are Jimmy Ferraro and Dee Etta Rowe. More than $1,000 in prizes will be awarded. The sponsor is the Alzheimer's Family Organization. Tickets are $10, $12 and $15. Call 848-8888.

MAN OF MANY VOICES: Singer John Timpanelli will perform at 8 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of West Pasco, 9841 Scenic Drive, Port Richey. Timpanelli does impersonations of Johnny Mathis, Neil Sedaka, Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett and others. Admission is $2.

MOTHER'S DAY POWWOW: The 10th annual Mother's Day Native American Powwow will be May 11-13 at Withlacoochee River Park, Dade City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 11 and 12; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13. There will be dance performances, tours of replicas of Indian villages and Fort Dade, storytelling, Native American displays, handmade arts and crafts, Native American foods, Plains Indian tepees, children's games and more. Grand entries in full regalia will be at 7 p.m. May 11, 1 and 7 p.m. May 12 and 1 p.m. May 13. Admission is $2. Call (352) 567-0264 for camping reservations.

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.

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

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