Saturday, February 24, 2018
Events

A vintage camper display, Johnny Cash's birthday party and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast

On stage

Seniors got talent: The regional Bright Star Senior Talent Show will be at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, at 2 p.m. Saturday. The audience will select three of the 10 local performers to perform at the Bright Stars Senior Idol Show, which will be in April at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. Tickets for the regional show are $7, and proceeds will benefit the CARES Elfers Center. Tickets are available at the following locations:

• Bright House Networks, 10555 Moon Lake Road, New Port Richey; (727) 856-5129, ext. 81255

• CARES Rao Musunuru M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Pkwy., Hudson; (727) 863-6868

• CARES Claude Pepper Senior Center, 6640 Van Buren St., New Port Richey; (727) 844-3077

• CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, Elfers; (727) 847-1290

Murder on stage: Murder at the Howard Johnson's is on stage through March 6 at Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre, 5732 Main St., New Port Richey. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays; doors open 30 minutes before each show. Tickets are $28 and are available online at ferrarostudiotheatre.com (click on white box under "Buy Tickets") or by calling (727) 409-0293.

Art events

Carved art: The Calusa Wood Carvers' 35th annual show and sale will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson. Local carvers will display and sell their work, vendors will have wood and carving supplies for sale, and there will be free seminars on carving techniques. Admission is $3. For information, contact Ramon Fagundo at (304) 830-1409 or [email protected]

Art by local artists: The indoor Nature Coast Art Show will include a chance to meet the artists during a reception from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. The art also will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Art purchases can be made on both days. Admission is free. For information, call (352) 686-7034.

Art exhibit: "Suggs, Swepson and Mack: A Collaboration Exhibition of Photography, Sculpture and Ceramics" is on display through March 23 in the Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery at Pasco-Hernando State College's West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. A reception will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. For information, call (727) 816-3231.

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 [email protected]

Musically inclined

Get your bluegrass on: The Florida Bluegrass Classic continues daily through Sunday at Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, east of Brooksville. The event features live bluegrass plus square dancing, bingo, stage shows, workshops and vendors. Camping is available. Bring lawn chairs. The cost is $25 for Friday or Saturday and free for Sunday. For information, call (904) 886-8378 or visit evansmediasource.com.

Rock on: As part of Pasco-Hernando State College's Performing Arts Series, the Rave On! band will perform the show Rock Legends, a rock 'n' roll interactive experience, at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Pasco-Hernando State College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $25 to $30. For information, call (727) 816-3707.

Happy Birthday, Johnny Cash: Gill Dawg Tiki Bar and Grill, 5419 Treadway Drive, Port Richey, will celebrate the Man in Black's birthday at the second annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday. The event will include a karaoke contest, featuring Cash's music, a Johnny Cash trivia contest and drinks inspired by Cash. Attendees are encouraged to dress in black or like June Cash for discounts throughout the night. There is no cover charge for the event. For information, call (727) 842-1070 or visit gilldawg.com.

Other fun

Vintage camper convention: The Tin Can Tourists, a vintage trailer and motor coach club, will open its 97th annual winter convention to the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. Club members will display their campers and motor coaches, which were created from the 1940s to the 1970s. Admission is free; parking is $5. For information, contact Forrest Bone at (941) 302-2415 or [email protected], or visit tincantourists.com.

An evening at the circus: The Zerbini Family Circus will feature clowns, aerialists and comedy balancing acts at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. Tickets are $15 for adults and free for up to two children 12 and under with a paid adult. Camel and pony rides will be available one hour before showtime for an additional fee. For information, visit facebook.com/zerbinifamilycircus.

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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