Saturday, December 16, 2017
Events

Christmas concerts, light displays and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast

Musically inclined

A Saint Leo Christmas: A family-friendly Christmas concert will take place at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center at Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo. Admission is free, but reservations are required for the 7 p.m. show. The blessing of the manger and the lighting of the campus tree will follow. To reserve tickets for the evening show, contact Tamra Hunt at (352) 588-8294 or [email protected] For assistance with parking or seating accommodations for either show, contact Jennifer Orendorf at (352) 588-8401 or [email protected]

Musicale Christmas concert: The Thursday Musicale, a women's choral group, will perform its annual Christmas concert at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Trinity Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs, 8928 Cypress Lakes Blvd., New Port Richey. The guest artists for the program will be the Gulf Middle School Chorus, under the direction of Devin Chamberlin. An offering will be collected to benefit the organization's scholarship program. For information, call (727) 807-3023.

Holiday fun

A winter wonderland: On select evenings through Dec. 27, the second annual Celebration of Lights will feature a 1-mile scenic drive through animated light displays, plus an interactive game and holiday music for inside the car, at Safety Town at the Concourse, 15325 Alric Pottberg Road, Spring Hill. The cost is $20 per car and $40 per 14-passenger van. Gifts and concessions will be for sale. Proceeds will benefit charitable organizations. For information and a complete schedule, visit celebrationoflights.net or call Kara Parris at (813) 842-1913.

The halls are decked: Growing Great Moms/Minds, a local group made up of homeschooling and stay-at-home moms and families, will host its annual Christmas Tour of Homes fundraiser from 4 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5 at several west Pasco homes. The event will feature a self-guided tour of decorated homes, plus live yuletide carols at each house and food samples from local restaurants and bakeries. Tickets are $15 in advance at New to You Consignments, 6707 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey; $16.50 online at ggmfl.com, or $18 on the day of the tour. Prepaid ticket holders can buy four tickets and get one free. For information, call Julie at (727) 514-5220 or send email to Carmen at [email protected]

Symphony in Lights: See a holiday light show choreographed to music by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and other musicians, plus snow, at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. daily through Dec. 31 at the Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. For information, visit TheShops­atWiregrass.com

Art events

So much art: An exhibit called "Return to the Water's Edge," featuring the work of artist Melissa Miller-Nece, is on display through Dec. 15 in the Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery in the Alric Pottberg Library on PHSC's West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays. Free. For information, call (727) 816-3231.

Art on display: Art by Gainor Roberts is on display at Bug's Splatter Gallery, 5718 Sixth St., Zephryhills, through Feb. 27. The exhibit includes work created with oil paints, watercolors, pastels, egg tempera and monotype printmaking. 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 bugssp[email protected]

Other events

Wine, wine, wine: A wine festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. The event will include live entertainment and gifts to browse or buy, plus the opportunity to sample the winery's wines and meet its winemaker. Pets are welcome. Parking and admission are free. The cost is $3.50 to participate in the wine tasting. Call (813) 996-2113.

Get rollin': Revolution Roller Derby, a nonprofit coed flat-track roller derby league, will host a coed game at 6 p.m. Saturday at All Sports Arena, 7716 Rutillio Court, New Port Richey. Admission is $10, or $5 with military ID. Donations will be collected for the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge. For information, call (727) 280-7981, send email to [email protected] or visit revolutionrollerderby.com.

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