Pasco County diversions

Art in every stitch

The West Pasco Quilters' Guild presents "Our River of Threads" at the Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. An opening reception is from 6-9 p.m. today. (727) 848-6500.

Theater buffs

Can you spell hilarious? Stage West Community Playhouse presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, weekends today through Sunday and Aug. 10-12 at the theater, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd, Spring Hill. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. except for 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets are $10. Call (352) 683-5113.

On film

Ode to Cinematography: August's Friday Flix @ New Port Richey Library focus on the art of film with weekly showings starting at 8 p.m. at the library, 5939 Main St. Today's feature is 2001: A Space Odyssey, directed by Stanley Kubrick. Upcoming features are: O Brother Where Art Thou?: Aug. 10; Pleasantville: Aug. 17; The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: Aug. 24; Zelig: Aug. 31. Free.

Musically inclined

The beat goes on: Bring your drums and join in the drum circle from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex, 2830 Gulf Trace Blvd., Holiday. (727) 942-7439.

Let's Hang On: Frankie Valli Tribute Show, today at The Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; showtime 8 p.m. Cash bar and light menu available. Tickets $20 plus tax. Call (727) 863-7949.

Lilting flutes: The Cotee River Flute Circle invites others to bring their flutes, guitars, drums, didgeridoos, or any other instrument and join in the celebration of the American Indian Flute from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St. Come early for a learning session at 10:30 a.m. www.coteeriverflutecircle.com.

Get outdoors

Food Chains and Webs: Gnarled old oaks will be used as stations to show how different players in a food web all act together, starting at 6 p.m. today at Jumping Gully Preserve, 18812 Fishburne Dr., Shady Hills. Call (727) 847-2411, ext. 8333 or email kmacmillen@pascocountyfl.net.

Summer Blast: Bring your bathing suit for this one. Water slide, bounce house, fashion show, American Indian events and vendors, pony rides, live music and auctions. Starts at 1 p.m. Saturday at Treasures for Peace Thrift Store, 8701 Shady Hills Road, Shady Hills. Call (727) 634-3222.

Consider this

Music and comedy: John Timpanelli and others perform music and comedy at 2 and 7 p.m. today and Aug. 17, 24 and 31 at Cinema 6, 9510 U.S. 19, Port Richey. $10. (727) 379-6557.

Reliving World War II: The Dade Battlefield Society will host its annual World War II Commemoration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. Admission is $3 per carload, up to eight people, or $1 per person for walkers or bicyclists. Call (352) 793-4781 or email worldwar2@dadebattlefield.com.

Night in the Islands: A free event from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday on the Sponge Docks on Dodecanese Boulevard in Tarpon Springs. Greek music, dancing and dining.

Think ahead

A Night in the Tropics: 6-11 p.m. Aug. 11 in downtown New Port Richey, featuring two live music stages, a classic car cruise-in, vendors selling tropical arts and crafts, food and drinks. Call (727) 847-8066 or visit www.nprmainstreet.com.

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

Pasco County diversions 08/02/12 [Last modified: Thursday, August 2, 2012 6:11pm]

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