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A talent search, a 'Pasta Fest' and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast

On stage

A talent search: John Timpanelli will host the sixth annual Stars of Tomorrow Talent Search at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Aripeka Elks Lodge, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Tickets for the audience are $15; the cost to enter also is $15. Participants will compete for cash prizes in three categories: ages 18 and up, ages 11 to 17 and ages 4 to 10. Auditions to participate are by appointment between 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the lodge. To schedule an audition appointment, call (727) 863-4092 by 4 p.m. today. Call the same number for information and tickets.

A modern take on the female Rat Pack: Brookridge Entertainment will present the show Foxxx at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Tickets are $20 at the door. For information, call Larry or Vivian at (352) 610-4901.

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. Fridays and at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 9 to 17, 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.

Art events

Art on display: 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

On screen

A family-friendly feature film: Wear pajamas and bring a blanket for a family movie night at 5:15 p.m. today at the South Holiday Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. Free. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided. For information, including the movie's title, call (727) 834-3331.

A movie for the kids: Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited for popcorn and a newly released kid-friendly movie at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Land O'Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway. Free. For information, including the movie's title, call (813) 929-1214.

For the family

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 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 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 in Masaryktown will debut a 5-acre corn maze on Saturday with the Tampa Bay Lightning logo in its design. The ThunderBug mascot and the Lightning Girls will be at the grand opening on Saturday, and if you are wearing Lightning gear it's $10 (a $2 discount) to run the maze from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through November at 15990 Stur St. See

Family friendly: The Hernando County Sheriff's Office National Night Out will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Target, 3101 Aerial Way, Spring Hill. The free event will feature food, plus giveaways, games, entertainment, samples and demonstrations.

A fall festival: The Olive Fall Harvest Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Olive Grove, 15016 Rester Drive, west of Brooksville. The festival will feature an olive curing seminar at 11 a.m. and a clay lamp-making seminar at 4 p.m., plus entertainment and free gumbo prepared by Bill "the Sauce Boss" Wharton. Well-behaved pets are welcome. Bring lawn chairs and coolers. Food also will be sold. For information, call (352) 345-5940 or visit

Pasta for a cause: Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant, 6244 Spring Lake Highway, east of Brooksville, will host its annual Pasta Fest from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. The event will include entertainment, door prizes, horse-drawn Sicilian cart rides, games and concessions for kids, face painting and pasta dinners for 99 cents. Proceeds will benefit the Arc Nature Coast. For information, call (352) 799-3904.

Other fun

For the birds: The West Pasco Audubon Society will host a guided walk at 8 a.m. Saturday at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Blvd., New Port Richey. A presentation about the Cuban Christmas Bird Count will be at 3 p.m. at the Starkey Education Center. For information, visit

For the pit bulls: Florida Estates Winery, 25241 U.S. 52, Land O'Lakes, will host the third annual Pasco Pet Fest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The pet-friendly event will feature wine tastings, music, food, vendors, adoptable pets, a silent auction and a raffle. Admission is free; wine tastings will be $20 per person. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Pit Bull Happenings Inc., a local nonprofit dog rescue organization. The winery also will donate all tips plus $1 for each bottle of wine sold and 50 cents per glass of wine sold. For information, visit

Reach for the stars: Stargaze at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Blvd., New Port Richey, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. For information, send email to Joe Colontonio at

Be afraid, be very afraid: Scream-a-geddon, an interactive horror park featuring live actors, six haunted attractions and a "Monster Midway" on 60 acres, is open on weekends, as well as on many Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 7:30 p.m., through Nov. 1 at TreeHoppers, 27839 Saint Joe Road, west of Dade City. Ticket prices vary. For additional information and a complete schedule, visit

Texas hold'em: Texas hold'em tournaments start at 6 p.m. Saturdays at Market off Main, 6241 Lincoln St., New Port Richey. Play, or learn to play, for free. Food and beverages are sold. For information, call (727) 849-4940.

A talent search, a 'Pasta Fest' and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast 10/01/15 [Last modified: Thursday, October 1, 2015 9:52am]
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