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Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting March 2

By Phyllis Day


The Boxers: The Boxers will perform a tribute to Simon and Garfunkel from 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 3 at Sims Park, 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey. The group will bring back timeless hits such as Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Sounds of Silence and Mrs. Robinson, as well as later solo hits such as 50 Ways to Leave Your lover and Still Crazy After All These Years. This is the final winter concert sponsored by the City of New Port Richey Parks and Recreation Department. Seating is limited and guests may bring their own. Snacks available. No pets. Free. Call (727) 841-4560.

Bob Springer and the Swingin’ Dixies: The band will perform jazz and big band standards from 3 to 4 p.m. March 8 at Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. Free. (727) 861-3040.

"The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass" Saint Leo Spring Concert: The concert will be at 7 p.m. March 7 in the Saint Leo Abbey Church at Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo. Featuring student musicians and guests who will perform modern bluegrass music written for choir musicians with instrumental accompanists. The music was created by composer Carol Barnett. The concert is free. Call (352) 588-8401.

Christine Joyce: The musical entertainer will perform her singing and comedy show at 7 p.m. March 5 at Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brooksville. The show is presented by Brookridge AllStars Entertainment. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call (352) 597-1357.

Rock Baby Rock: The quartet will perform at 7 p.m. March 8 at Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brooksville. The concert will include the hits of major artists of the 1950s and ‘60s. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call (352) 610-4901.

On stage

Culture Jam Fashion Show: The show, which is "Celebrating the Beauty of Cultural Diversity," will be March 2 at the Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. Pre-show starts at 6 p.m., with the fashion show and concert from 7 to 10 p.m. The concert stars a Michael Jackson impersonator/tribute performer, with a variety of other performers. Free admission for standing areas; VIP tickets are $10, which include special seating and a wrist band for drink specials and a meet-and-greet with "Michael Jackson". Visit

Seussical the Musical: Theater students at Wiregrass Ranch High School will present two performances of this show at 3 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. March 3 at Wesley Chapel Center for the Arts, 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call (813) 794-8772.

Nearly Real Housewives of Hernando County: The mayhem continues in Season 2 when this benefit show is presented at 7 p.m. March 3 and 2 p.m. March 4 at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. This year’s cast includes Pat Augustyniak, Valerie Ciaccio, Carla Hayes, Patti Jachimowicz, Barbara Manuel, Jimmy McKittrick and Sandy Roth. Proceeds benefit Crescent Community Clinic. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance. Tickets are $25. Call (352) 650-9006.

Curtain call

Calendar Girls: Auditions will be at 7 p.m. March 2 and 3 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Includes singing and cold reading. Do not prepare song from the show; bring sheet music or CD. Call (352) 683-5113 or visit

Art events

2018 Kids N Art: The exhibit is on display March 6-24 at the Pasco Fine Arts Center, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. Featuring works from a competition for Pasco students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Call (727) 845-7322.

‘Environmental Events’ Exhibit: Presented by artist Anne Bowen, the exhibit continues through April 11 at Pasco-Hernando State College Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Bowen’s works provide an artistic view of the planet and its environment, inspiring viewers to contemplate how we, as Americans, can lead efforts to protect and sustain the planet for future generations. Free. Call (727) 816-3231.


First Friday Dade City: The streets of downtown Dade City come alive with music and festivities from 5 to 9 p.m. March 2. Bring the family or a sweetheart for numerous activities, music and carriage rides throughout the downtown area. Well-behaved pets on leashes welcome. Hosted by the Dade City Merchants Association, the event is held on the first Friday of each month. Call (352) 424-0601 or visit the Facebook page.

World War II Commemorative Weekend: The event will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 3 and 4 at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. Uniformed re-enactors representing both Allied and Axis forces will demonstrate weaponry and other items common to the times. The battle will be at 2 p.m. both days. The event will also include military vehicles, wartime encampment, weapons demonstrations, period vendors, food and music. Admission is $3; WWII veterans and ages 6 and younger free. Call (352) 793-4781.

Look ahead

Will McLean Music Festival: Noon to 11 p.m. March 9, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. March 10 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 11, Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. Featuring continuous music on four stages, as well as workshops, crafts and food. Camping available. Call (407) 791-0181 or (407) 791-0183.