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A murder mystery, a canopy piloting competition and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast

On stage

A mystery on stage: The Saint Leo Theatre Company will perform Agatha Christie's A Murder is Announced at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Black Box Theatre at Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo. The play is about an English family, bemused to find a peculiar ad in the morning paper, which makes a startling announcement: A murder will take place at their home that very evening. Admission is free, but seating is limited; reservations required. To reserve seats, send email to StLeoTheatre@saintleo.edu. For information, contact Jennifer "Megan" Orendorf at (352) 588-8401 or jennifer.orendorf@saintleo.edu.

Art events

Art on display: Impressionist art by local artist Leonard Lewis will be on display through April 22 at the Pasco Fine Arts Council, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. Admission is free but donations are welcome. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 9:30 a.m. to noon Fridays and Saturdays. For information, call (727) 845-7322 or visit pascoarts.org.

Art on display: Art by Roland Descombes is on display at Bug's Splatter Gallery, 5718 Sixth St., Zephyrhills, through April 23. Regular gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and until 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month. For information, call (217) 341-0274 or send email to bugssplatter@gmail.com.

Splish, splash: The West Pasco Art Guild's April exhibit, "Splish Splash," is on display through April 30 at the guild, 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. There will be a free opening reception and awards ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Refreshments will be served. Regular exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For information, call (727) 841-7732 or visit westpascoartguildandgallery.org.

Art exhibit: "Artists in Residence," an exhibit featuring the artwork of PHSC students, is on display through May 11 in the Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery 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 3:30 p.m. Fridays. For information, call (727) 847-2727.

For the family

Waterfront fun: The Bayou Business Association and Visit Pasco will host the third annual Pasco Paddlepalooza, a weekend of waterfront activities at multiple locations in the Port Richey Waterfront District, from April 15 to 17. On April 15, events will include a kickoff party, featuring the Pithla-Poker Run Pub Crawl. On April 16, events will include the Battle in the Bayou Mini Dragon Boat Races; an event called Kids Fishing for Fun, at which children will learn how to fish; the Landlubber Photo Scavenger Hunt, for participants of all ages, and a meeting for captains who will participate in the next day's Cotee River Trash Can Slam Fishing Tournament. Events on April 17 will include the fishing tournament; the Bridge to Bridge Paddle Challenge, a paddle sport race for all ages, and a VIP after party. For a complete schedule of events and costs, visit pascopaddlepalooza.com. Proceeds will benefit the Beautification of the Cotee River Bridge Project. For information, send email to info@bayoubusinessdistrict.com or visit bayoubusinessdistrict.com, and click events.

Other fun

Look up: The last day of the 2016 United States Parachute Association National Championships of Canopy Piloting will be from 7:30 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Friday at Skydive City, 241 Sky Dive Lane, Zephyrhills. Spectators can watch advanced aerial athletes deploy their parachutes and swoop through narrow slalom-like courses for hundreds of yards across the ground and over water at speeds approaching 90 mph. Admission is free. For information, call (813) 783-9399, send email to competition@uspa.org or visit competition.uspa.org/Nationals.

Mini models: The Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling in the West Pasco Industrial Park, 2645 Success Drive, Odessa, showcases mini model trains from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the third Saturday of each month through May. The museum features four scratch-built operating train layouts, military models, turn-of-the-century buildings and several doll house exhibits. Admission is $7 for adults and children 12 and under are free. For information, call (352) 585-2662 or visit fine­scalemodeling.org.

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