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A beer and wine festival, a retired mermaids show and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast

On stage

Help solve a mystery: The GFWC Lutz-Land O'Lakes Woman's Club will perform Gone With the Breeze, a mystery dinner theater production, at 7 p.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road, Lutz. The show, a fundraiser that will benefit community service projects that are supported by the club, will call upon the audience to solve a mystery. Dinner will include a choice of fried shrimp or chicken tenders, plus side dishes, beverages and dessert. $20. For information, call (813) 786-8461.

Around the world: Live Oak Theatre Company will perform an original musical adaptation of Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days at 7:30 p.m. today and at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. Tickets are $18 for adults and $5 for students ages 13 and younger, with the purchase of an adult ticket. Includes coffee, tea and dessert. For information, call (352) 593-0027.

A story of musical theater: Give Our Regards to Broadway continues with Thursday matinee, Saturday evening and Sunday brunch performances through Nov. 8 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $49.50, plus tax and tip. Show only, group and youth tickets available. Call (727) 863-7949 or visit

Art events

Get artsy: The Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery, West Pasco Art Guild, Pasco Fine Arts Council and the Altered Mind Group will host the Autumn Art Walk Festival, a fine arts and crafts exhibit, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on the downtown New Port Richey sidewalks along Main Street, Grand Boulevard and Nebraska Avenue. Artwork will be for sale, and there also will be a Kidzone, where children can create their own art. For information, call (727) 848-6500 or send email to

Art on display: "What Lies Beneath," an art exhibit featuring the work of local artist and art educator Kurt Holyoke, will be on display through Oct. 28 at the Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery in the Alric Pottberg Library at Pasco-Hernando State College's West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. Free. For information, call (727) 816-3231.

Final exhibit: The Member's Choice Exhibit will be on display through Oct. 31 at the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd. The exhibit is the gallery's last, as it will close permanently at the end of the month. For information, call (727) 848-6500 or send email to

For the family

A blast from mermaids past: Retired mermaids from the 1950s to the 1970s will perform a show called Legendary Sirens at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Admission is $13, or $8 for ages 6 to 12. Free for ages 5 and younger. For information, call (352) 592-5656.

Native American-style: Dock Green Silverhawk will host the 12th annual Silverhawk Native American Flute Gathering from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Withlacoochee River Park, 12449 Withlacoochee Blvd., north of Dade City. The weekend will feature live Native American-style flute music, other live music and storytellers, plus workshops, vendors and a drum circle. Bring chairs or blankets for seating. Admission is $2 per carload. For information, contact Dock Green Silverhawk at (813) 763-2118 or, or visit

Bring the dog: Starkey Ranch, 2500 Heart Pine Ave., will host Doggie Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of the community's two new dog parks, Woof-field Park and Barker Park. The event will feature pet look-alike contests, pet talent shows and pageants and a variety of local pet vendors.

Fall fun

A pumpkin fest: The Harvest Pumpkin Festival and Arts and Crafts Show will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery, 17810 Forge Drive, Shady Hills. The festival will feature a pumpkin patch, wine tastings for adults, arts and crafts, face painting, food and drinks. Admission is free. For information, call (352) 799-7612 or visit

Get lost: Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, Masaryktown, will host its annual Sweetfields Corn Maze, a 6-acre labyrinth made of corn, weekends through Nov. 1. The attraction also will feature hayrides, a veggie cannon, pumpkin rolling, scavenger hunts, farm animals, pig and rubber duck races, a hay playground, farm Jenga, corn hole, crafts and a tree fort. Visit from 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday Admission is $9.50, or $5 for ages 3 through 11. Free for ages 2 and younger. For information, call (352) 279-0977 or visit

A-mazing fun: Harvestmoon Farm, 15990 Stur St., Masaryktown, has a 5-acre corn maze, shaped in part like the Tampa Bay Lightning logo, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through November. $12. Visit

Musically inclined

Music from your favorite films: The School of Arts and Sciences at Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, will present its annual Fall into Song Choral Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms at the Student Community Center. The Saint Leo Singers, a student choral group, and other campus performers will perform music from popular films. Admission is free. For information, contact Megan Orendorf at or (352) 588-8401.

Other fun

Got beer? The Hernando Untapped Craft Beer and Wine Festival will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport, 15800 Flight Path Drive, south of Brooksville. The inaugural event, for ages 21 and up, will showcase more than 50 brews from local and homegrown breweries, plus food trucks, live music by the Greg Billings Band and other entertainment. General admission includes entertainment, a tasting glass and unlimited samples of beer and wine. General admission tickets are $25, designated driver tickets are $10 and VIP tickets are $50. VIP tickets include admission an hour early, a swag bag and access to a buffet and private restrooms and seating. Proceeds will benefit the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Education Training Association. For information, call (352) 796-0697 or visit

A dance contest: Sean Green, the choreographer for the Miami Heat Dancers, will judge a dance competition hosted by the StudioTwenty8 at 11 a.m. Sunday at the amphitheater at the Shops at Wiregrass, 28329 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. There is a $10 entry fee to participate in the competition, which will begin with tryouts. For information, call (813) 907-0935 or visit

Meet the authors: Meet Michele and Bruce Masse, authors of My Eyes CAN Talk, a book inspired by their daughter, "RettGirl Alyssa," at a signing from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Rose's Bistro, 6238 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. RettGirl Alyssa, who has Rett syndrome, also will attend. A portion of the proceeds from the books sold will be donated to research to find a cure for Rett syndrome and to RettGirl Alyssa's Foundation. For information, call (727) 849-4940.

A beer and wine festival, a retired mermaids show and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast 10/15/15 [Last modified: Thursday, October 15, 2015 9:54am]
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