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Things to do in Pasco County

Theater buffs

Holiday mood: A Show Palace Christmas features matinee and evening shows on select days through Sunday at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Adults: dinner and show, $49.50; show only, $38.45, plus tax and tip. Ages 12 and younger, $24.95 and $19.95. (727) 863-7949 or toll free 1-888-655-7469.

Film buffs

Friday Flix: New Port Richey Library presents Woody Allen's Interiors at 8 p.m. today at the library, 5939 Main St.. The movie has a fashionable Long Island interior designer trying to impose her overbearing, critical standards on her husband and three grown daughters. (727) 853-1279.

Musically inclined

Holidazzzzzle: John Leggio's Center for the Performing Arts presents Holidazzzzzle, an annual holiday spectacular featuring more than 100 dancers and singers ages 3 and up. Tickets are $15. Shows are at 7 p.m. today, and 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday at Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-8395.

Amahl and the Night Visitors: Performed by the Florida Lyric Opera, with a Special Madrigalian Holiday Celebration, the hourlong one-act opera is a story of how faith, charity, unselfish love and good deeds can work miracles. $18-$22. 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. (727) 942-5605.

Art events

'Tis the season: Progress Energy Handmade Holiday Gift Gallery runs through Dec. 29 at Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Handmade gifts by local artists. (727) 848-6500 or

Holiday fare

Holiday with snow: Celebration of Lights, 5:30 to 9 p.m. through Monday with an after party on Wednesday at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. The event features Sebastian's Winter Wonderland, a synchronized light and sound display by Sebastian Hawes, a visit with Santa on Sunday and a nondenominational candlelight Christmas Eve service. Admission is $3, $1 for ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. (352) 628-5343, ext. 1002.

Christmas House: The 16th annual display of decorated holiday trees will be open at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday at Old Lutz Schoolhouse, 18819 U.S. 41, Lutz. Free. (813) 949-1937.

Fair Christmas: Candy Cane Acres runs 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 29 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. There is a light display, Mrs. Claus' kitchen, a parade of trees, Santa's workshop and a Florida-style sleigh ride. Refreshments available. Admission is $10 per carload, which includes 10 free tickets to be used for food, drinks and games; additional tickets are 50 cents each. (352) 796-4552.

Get outdoors

Wine festival: Meet the winemaker to see how the varieties are created, browse for unique gifts, and enjoy live entertainment at this pet-friendly event. Free admission. $3.50 per wine tasting. The festival begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at Florida Estates Winery, 25241 SR 52, Land O'Lakes.

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

Tour Pasco Palms Preserve

Celebrate the winter solstice and explore the rare, protected salt flats, and native plants and animals on a guided tour of the Pasco Palms Preserve, starting at 4 p.m. today at the preserve at the west end of Trouble Creek Road in New Port Richey. (727) 847-2411.

Things to do in Pasco County 12/20/12 [Last modified: Thursday, December 20, 2012 2:54pm]
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