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Angelus House extends scary fun stuff until Halloween



The Halloween season has always been special at the Angelus complex. This year, the fifth for the renowned complex for disabled people, it has expanded well beyond the usual haunted house. Now the scary stuff extends throughout the 25 acres and includes not only a 20-room house but also a 40-foot haunted pirate ship, a haunted trail through the woods, hayrides and several other treats for the kids. Everything, naturally, is handicap accessible. The haunting will begin at 6:30 p.m. today and continue every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout October. And, of course, the complex will be open on Halloween night, Oct. 31. Tickets prices begin at $9, but there are several packages including a family pass. The Angelus is at 12413 Hudson Ave., 5 miles east of U.S. 19. For information, call (727) 36-HAUNT or visit


Don't miss last day of fall celebration

The final day of New Port Richey Main Street's 15th annual Founders Day Fall Festival Celebration happens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in Sims Park along the east bank of the Cotee River north of Main Street. Vendors of a wide variety of arts and crafts — jewelry, baskets, ceramics, candles, miniature steel drums, mosaic art made from bottle caps, to name a few — and festival foods, including fried candy bars, turkey legs, Italian ices and sausages, will be open. The kids' bounce house also will be in the park. The Miss Daisy pontoon boat will cruise up and down the Cotee River ($5) every hour on the hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., leaving from the park's boat dock.

Library to honor famous playwright

The New Port Richey Library will host "A Tribute to Tennessee Williams" at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 and 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at the library, 5939 Main St. The production by the Showcase Repertory Company includes short works and scenes from one of America's greatest playwrights, with commentary and anecdotes about his life and work. Williams (1911-1983) is best known for A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie. A suggested $10 donation at the door supports the Showcase Arts Foundation. For information, visit and select "Programs/Events."


Women's health, aging discussed

The Democratic Women's Club of Pasco County will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 15 at the Jasmine Community Center, 7137 Jasmine Blvd. Dawn McMahon, director of rehabilitation services for Madison Pointe Rehab, will speak about women's health and aging. For information, contact or (727) 364-5666.

Angelus House extends scary fun stuff until Halloween 10/01/11 [Last modified: Saturday, October 1, 2011 12:54pm]
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