holiday show at new port richey elks lodge
The New Dawn Singers will perform a holiday show from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at New Port Richey Elks Lodge 2284, 7201 Congress St., New Port Richey. Tickets cost $20. Food is available at 5 p.m. at additional cost. Call (727) 846-8012 for tickets. Future shows are the Satellites on Dec. 31 — for show, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, continental breakfast and dancing ($50); Tommy Cash on Jan. 21 ($20); and the Platters on Feb. 14 for a dinner, show and dance ($35).
A New York holiday: Show Palace Dinner Theatre will present Big Apple Christmas matinees and evenings through Dec. 25 at the theater, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $48; show only, $36.95, plus tax and tip; 12 and younger, $28.45 and $23.45. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.
Christmas music: The Hernando Hills Hi-Lites singing group will present the third annual "Holiday Harmony Christmas Show" at 7 p.m. today at Mariner United Methodist Church, 7029 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill (a block south of State Road 50). Tickets are $12 adults; $6 students ages 4 through 18; free ages 3 and younger; $10 each for groups of 10 or more. Call Tessie at (352) 686-4122 or at the door (if available).
New take on old story: The holiday comedy What the Dickens Happened to Scrooge will be performed at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The play is by Jerry Cowling, who will play Scrooge. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call (352) 683-5113.
Christmas music: Hernando Symphony Orchestra will present Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Hernando Performing Arts Center at Hernando High, 700 Bell Ave. (off Howell Avenue), Brooksville. Tickets cost $12 adults, $5 students K-12. Call (352) 597-9555 or hernandosymphony.com.
The meaning of Christmas: The Angelus center for developmentally disabled people will present its 21st annual Christmas Pageant at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Dec. 18-19 outdoors at the Angelus (no performance in case of cold or rainy weather), 12413 Hudson Ave., Hudson (5 miles east of U.S. 19). Free, with no solicitations.
Song, dance and food: Ignite Students Ministries of First United Methodist Church of Hudson will present Unwrap the Joy, a singing-dancing show with dinner, at 6 p.m. today and Saturday at the church, 13123 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show are $20 for gold section, $15 general seating. Call Cathy Van Stralen at (727) 861-3267 for tickets.
Revue of musical hits: 24K Gold Music Shows will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. Tickets are $18 to $45, reserved seating. Call 1-866-884-0291 or online at c24k.com. A preshow dinner by Marzella's International Catering of Hudson is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday and costs $12. Call (727) 857-2604 for recommended reservations.
Opening the kilns: San Antonio Pottery, 11903 Curley Road, will be one of six stops on the Florida Westcoast Ceramic Society's 2010 Tampa Tour de Clay, also at studios in Palm Harbor, Tampa and North Hillsborough. The event is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, with kiln openings throughout the two days. San Antonio Pottery will open its kiln at 5 p.m. Saturday, followed by a party from 6 to 9 p.m. with live music. On Sunday, clay artists will give instructions on using the pottery wheel. For a schedule and maps, go to tampatourdeclay.com or call Jack Boyle at (352) 588-4228.
Dinner and music: Richey Community Orchestra will perform "Holly Jolly Christmas" songs at a dinner show at 1 p.m. Sunday at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. Featured singer will be jazz singer Katt Hefner. Cash bar at 1 p.m., dinner at 1:30 p.m., show at 3 p.m. Dinner and show, $30, cash or checks only. Advance reservations required. Call (727) 919-3866.