Thursday, June 21, 2018
Events

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting June 15

Festivals

Juneteenth Festival: The festival will be from noon to 5 p.m. June 16 at Historic Booker T. Washington Schoolhouse, 6105 Pine Hill Road, Port Richey. The theme is "Celebrating Diversity Through Music." Includes musical entertainment, food vendors (including a sno-cone truck) and chair masseuse. Activities will include a four-way bungee jumper and water slide. The event is hosted by the African American Club of Pasco County. Free admission; donations are appreciated. Call (727) 849-5582. aacpascofl.org/.

Brooksville Bike Rally and Cruise-In: The event will be from noon to 4 p.m. June 17 along Main Street in downtown Brooksville. Features food, beer, live entertainment, classic car and motorcycle parking, and vendors. Call (727) 422-3360.

Antique Faire and Sidewalk Market: Browse a mixture of antiques, primitives, garden decor, jewelry, tools, shabby chic, architectural and vintage items when this monthly street event returns from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 16 in downtown Dade City. Call (352) 437-5944.

Music

Hernando Jazz Society: Enjoy an afternoon listening and dancing to your favorite tunes by the Hernando Jazz Society at 2 p.m. June 17 at Wellington at Seven Hills clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. Admission is free for HJS members; nonmembers pay $10 each or $15 per couple. A cash bar and buffet will be available to purchase in the Sioux City Grill. Call (352) 263-8579.

Family

Peter Rabbit Puppet Show: The classic children’s story comes to life in this puppet show presented by Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre from 2 to 3 p.m. June 19 at Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. The show also will be offered at 11 a.m. June 22 at the Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. There is no cost. The show is geared for children in grades K-3, but all ages are welcome. Also, Bits ‘N Pieces will offer a Happy Holli puppet-making workshop at 2 p.m. June 20 at Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. A puppet show performance of Millions of Cats will follow. All programs are free. Call Hudson Library at (727) 861-3040, the Regency Park Library at (727) 861-3049, or Centennial Park Library at (727) 834-3204.

Benefit

Sippin’ with Sunrise: This wine-tasting benefit will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 21 at Covington Farm, 36222 Covington Road, Dade City. The event will include entertainment, craft beer, food, raffles and auctions. VIP tickets include early access (5 p.m.), VIP parking, free wine glass, specialty wines and special desserts. This is a fundraiser for Sunrise of Pasco County, a nonprofit domestic and sexual violence center. General admission is $40, $75 for two; VIP tickets are $55, $100 for two. Call (352) 521-3358. sunrisepasco.org/

On stage

Ain’t Retirement Grand!: The musical comedy continues with matinee and evening performances through July 8 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 US 19, Hudson. Tickets that include buffet dinner and show are $55.50 plus tax; show-only tickets are $44.50 plus tax. Group and youth tickets also available. Call (727) 863-7949; visit showpalace.net/.

Art events

"Celebrating the Gallery’s 20th Birthday" exhibit: The exhibit is on display through Aug. 11 at the Uptown Art Gallery at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Featuring a potpourri of artwork that range from fun to serious pieces, landscapes to impressionism, in a variety of mediums. Call (352) 540-3810.

PHSC Summer Art Show: The annual summer exhibit continues through Aug. 10 at Pasco-Hernando State College Rao Musunuru, M.D., Art Gallery, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The exhibit features the artwork of PHSC faculty and staff members. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Call (727) 816-3231. phsc.edu.

Reflections: This is a collection of local artists’ works and craft items on display now through Sept. 27 at the West Pasco Art Guild, 6296 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Visit westpascoartguildand
gallery.org.

Look ahead

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown: June 22-July 1, Dreamhouse Theatre, 1840 Oak Grove Blvd., Lutz. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets $15-$20. Call (813) 997-7146; visit dream
housetheatre.com/.

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