Sunday, May 20, 2018
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Pasco County diversions

MERMAID MERRIMENT

The 65th Mermaid Reunion and Anniversary Celebration is Saturday and Sunday at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Shows feature present and former mermaids. Park admission is $13 for adults, $8 for kids ages 6 to 12 and free for kids 5 and younger. Call (352) 592-5656 or visit www.weekiwachee.com.

Theater buffs

Motown and more: New York Nights, a new revue with singing and dancing to the sounds of Motown, rock 'n' roll, disco and Broadway, runs through Sunday at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $49.50; show only, $38.45, plus tax and tip, for adults, $24.95 and $19.95 for ages 12 and younger. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

Carnival fun: The Gilbert & Sullivan Players present Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, July 20-22 and 27-29 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Show times are 8 p.m. except for 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $18-$22. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org.

Musically inclined

John Timpanelli Shows: 2 and 7 p.m. today at Cinema 6, 9510 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Features music and comedy. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. (727) 379-6557.

Art events

Members only: Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey, presents the annual Members Exhibit through July 28. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Call (727) 848-6500 or visit nprgallery.com.

Annual Quilt Exhibit: Runs through July 31 at the Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. See vintage and new quilts. Hours are noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. A museum tour is also available, $5. (352) 799-0129.

Film lovers

July's Friday Flix: The New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., salutes Swedish cinema throughout the month. Films are at 8 p.m. Today's feature is Summer With Monika. Upcoming films include Autumn Sonata (July 20) and Through a Glass Darkly (July 27). Free.

Get outdoors

Friday the 13th Fungi: Florida rains give rise to a variety of mushrooms. Explore them starting at 6:30 p.m. today at Jumping Gully Preserve, 18812 Fishburne Drive, Spring Hill.

What is a watershed? Mound sand up, pour water on, learn what a watershed is and why it's important. Starting at 6:30 p.m Wednesday at Pasco Palms Preserve, New Port Richey. (Meet at Eagle Point Park, at the west end of Trouble Creek Road.) Call (727) 847-2411 ,ext. 8333, or email [email protected] pascocountyfl.net.

Consider this

Your favorite ride: Check out classic and antique cars and trucks from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Cruisin' at the Shops at Wiregrass event, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel.

Poetry Man: Progress Energy Art Gallery presents A Special Poetry Night featuring guest poet Wayne S. Williams at 7 p.m. Saturday at the gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Williams recently released The Trunk, his first book of poetry. An open mike follows. Call (727) 848-6500.

Gulf Maritime Festival: Tarpon Springs celebrates Florida's endangered maritime traditions from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday on the Sponge Docks on Dodecanese Boulevard. Food, dance and music, including Greek music and bluegrass. Free.

Hypnotically entertaining: Renowned "Magnet Man" hypnotist Julius Kovacs will take the stage at 2 and 6 p.m. July 20 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. Tickets are $20, plus tax. A cash bar and light menu will be available. For reservations, call (727) 863-7949.

Send events to Arleen Spenceley, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey FL 34668 or email [email protected] tampabay.com. Submit items at least two weeks in advance.

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