Revved for recreation
It's Family Fun Day with antique cars, vendors and music at the Dade City Cruise-in, 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the historic courthouse in Dade City. Free. (352) 567-3769.
A first lady's take: It is late 1942. Eleanor Roosevelt has just returned from England where she visited with soldiers, generals, royalty and working people. Find out how the she feels about the individual's role in a world torn by war, hardship and uncertainty as the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center presents Eleanor Roosevelt in World War II at 2 p.m. Jan. 13 at 324 Pine Street. The one-hour program consists of an in-character monologue followed by Q&A with "Mrs. Roosevelt," and then with scholar-presenter Susan Marie Frontczak. $18, $16 (members and students).
Try to remember: Folk songs from America, Ireland, Scotland, Africa, Japan and China round out a repertoire of acoustic tunes as the Brothers Four performs at 8 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. $24-$28. (727) 942-5605, tarponarts.org.
You'll be swinging: Frank Parsons Big Band performs at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. $11. (727) 842-6777.
Ol' blue eyes: The Palace Grand presents, "It Was a Very Good Year," a musical tribute to Frank Sinatra, at 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. $20. (352) 688-3390 or palacegrand.com.
'Off and On the Beaten Path': Progress Energy Art Gallery presents an artist's journey from local to distant communities. The artist's reception is from 6 to 9 p.m. today, at Progress Energy Art Guild, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 848-6500.
Haunted mansion: Ghost tours of the Hernando Heritage Museum are offered 8 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, built more than 151 years ago by Brooksville pioneer John May, is inhabited by the spirits of family members. Handheld cameras and recording devices welcome. The cost is $20, cash only. Reservations required. Call (352) 799-0129.
Food for thought
Fruit, veggies and more: Fresh Friday Farmers Market from 5 to 9 p.m. today in downtown New Port Richey. Fresh produce and fruit, homemade honey, cheeses and more offered by vendors set up in Railroad Square and Cavalaire Square. This event will be held every Friday through April. Vendors welcome. For information or to check out the vendor agreement, go to nprmainstreet.com.
Sweet delights: The Kumquat Festival Recipe Contest is a prelude to the big event on Jan. 26. See what culinary delights can be whipped up using the tiny citrus fruit starting at 9 a.m. Jan. 12 at Betty Cakes Cake Shop, 37941 Meridian Ave., in Dade City. Register to enter by 5 p.m. Wednesday. For information, call the shop at (352) 437-4898 or the Dade City Chamber of Commerce at (352) 567-3769.
Raising cane: Twenty-four syrup producers compete for the best-tasting syrup as the Pioneer Florida Museum and Village presents the Third Annual Cane Syrup Tasting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 12 at the museum, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City. $8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 children 6 to 14. (352) 567-0262.
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