Top desserts to be served at black-tie ball
Pasco County schools' culinary arts students will compete for the title of "Cinderella's Favorite Dessert" on Thursday at the new Academy of Culinary Arts at Land O'Lakes High School. Thirteen teams will compete. The top three winners of the bakeoff will have their desserts served at the upcoming annual Cinderella Ball, a black-tie annual event for the Pasco Education Foundation to be held March 3. Judges from Tampa Bay Magazine and local restaurants and businesses will choose from the original recipes. Plating can be viewed at 5 p.m. Judging begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at the door. Proceeds support the county's culinary arts programs. Guests will be able to tour the new culinary arts facility and taste all the desserts. For information, contact the Pasco Education Foundation at (813) 794-2705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Free concert at Beth-El Shalom
Acclaimed violinist Dan David and his wife, Melissa, will give a free concert at 5 p.m. Saturday at Beth-El Shalom, 6209 Congress St. (one block south of Main Street). Organizers say the concert will include exuberant songs of praise, reverent Jewish music and inspiring testimony. Free admission; a love offering will be accepted. For information call (727) 375-7502 or visit www.Jewishheritage.net.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Auditions for talent show
Auditions for the Ticket to Broadway student talent show will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd. The competition is open to all high school students, including those being homeschooled. Students should audition with the act they plan to perform, whether it's singing, dancing, juggling, acting, monologues, magic, playing an instrument, baton twirling or any other appropriate talent. The show dates are 8 p.m. April 14 and 2:30 p.m. April 15. All ticket sales go toward scholarships for those who plan to major or minor in the performing arts. The director is Marie Skelton. Call (727) 842-6777 for details. Tickets to the show are $17 regular, $15 for season ticket holders and are on sale now. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.
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Laura Knox is the spokeswoman for the Suncoast Arts Fest. An article on Friday's Diversions page gave an incorrect name.