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Things to do in Pasco County

Saturday Night Cruise

Listen to oldies music and enjoy an antique and classic car and truck show from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Saturday Night Cruise in downtown Zephyrhills. (813) 780-1414.

Theater buffs

Hometown holiday talent: Richey Suncoast Theatre features local talent in A Pasco Christmas, weekends through Dec. 2 at 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 2:30 p.m. $17, reserved seating. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and an hour before each show. (727) 842-6777.

Santa Baby: A Show Palace Christmas features matinees and evening shows held on select Wednesdays through Sundays, through Dec. 25, 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 1-888-655-7469.

The greatest love story: The National Players present Romeo and Juliet at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. $15 adults; $10 students. (727) 774-7382.

Musically inclined

Back in time: The Lovin' Spoonful will perform, featuring their hit songs Do You Believe in Magic, Daydream and Summer in the City, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. $33-$35. (727) 942-5605 or www.tarponarts.org.

Art events

Tiny quilts: The Pasco Arts Council features "!Out of Bounds! Unexpected Small Art Quilts" through Dec. 21 at the gallery, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. www.pascoart.org or (727) 845-7322.

Artsy gifts: Handmade Holiday Gift Gallery, through Dec. 29 at the Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 848-6500 or www.nprgallery.com.

A historic view: "Waypoints: A 40-year Journey," an exhibit on the history of Pasco-Hernando Community College, runs through Dec. 13 at the Alric C.T. Pottberg Library on the New Port Richey campus, 10230 Ridge Road. (727) 816-3231.

Get outdoors

To dye for: This native plant dying activity starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Upper Cotee Preserve, 17135 Minneola Drive, Spring Hill. Bring clothing or fabric to dye. (847) 727-2411, ext. 8333, or kmacmillen@pascocountyfl.net.

Think ahead

Living nativity: Visit a living recreation of Bethlehem Nov. 30-Dec. 3 at Hope United Methodist Church, 2200 Little Road in Trinity. Open from 6 to 8:30 p.m. nightly. No charge, but visitors are asked to bring donations of nonperishable food.

Dinner and a song: The Richey Community Orchestra presents its "Santa's Swinging" dinner party Dec. 9 at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. Cash bar at 1 p.m., dinner at 1:30 p.m., show at 3 p.m. Tickets $35; mail a check, payable to the Richey Community Orchestra, to 6827 Amberjack Lane, Hudson, FL. 34667. No credit cards accepted.

Curtain call

Richey Suncoast Theatre open auditions for Thoroughly Modern Millie will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 2-3 at the theater, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song of your choice and do a cold reading from the script. Some roles require basic tap dancing skills. Advanced tappers are also wanted.

Send events to Michele Miller, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668 or email miller@tampabay.com. Submit items at least two weeks in advance.

Things to do in Pasco County 11/22/12 [Last modified: Thursday, November 22, 2012 7:44pm]

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