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Corn mazes, classical music and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast

Art events

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.

More 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

Fall festivities

Make your own scarecrow: The Pioneer Florida Museum, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City, will host its Scarecrow Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature games, Touch a Truck, face painting, a spelling bee and a train ride. Concessions will be available. No coolers, food or pets. Admission is $5; free for children under age 5. For information, call (352) 567-0262 or visit

Haunted Angelus House: Situated on 25 acres, this PG-13-rated haunt will feature the Child's Nightmare Haunted House in 3D, Rhett Butler's Haunted Hay Ride, the Little Pigs Children's Haunt and fire dancers from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday and from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday at the Angelus, 12413 Hudson Ave., Hudson. $12; $6 for ages 5 to 10; free for children under age 5. For information, call (727) 364-2868 or visit

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

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

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, cornhole, 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

On stage

A talent search: John Timpanelli will host the sixth annual Stars of Tomorrow Talent Search at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Aripeka Elks Lodge, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. $15. For information, call (727) 863-4092.

A Woody Allen farce: Don't Drink the Water will be performed Thursday and weekends through Oct. 18 at the Forum at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and $13 for groups of 10 or more. Shows are at 7:30 p.m., except Sundays and Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. Call (352) 683-5113.

Lots of laughs: Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre, 5732 Main St., will present Neil Simon's comedy Last of the Red Hot Lovers at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 18. Though middle-aged and married, the overworked and overweight Barney Cashman decides to join the sexual revolution before it's too late. Tickets are $28. For information, call (727) 409-0293.

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

For the family

A family affair: Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, will host a fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in "The Bowl," behind the Student Community Center. The event will feature activity booths sponsored by student organizations, an animal show and petting zoo, plus water races, slides and a swing ride. Admission is $5. Lunch is $12 and free for children 12 and under. For information, contact Tara Centeno, assistant director of student activities, at (352) 588-8359 or

Look up: Pyrotenico will present a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. Saturday in "The Bowl," behind the Student Community Center, at Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo. Free. For information, contact Tara Centeno, assistant director of student activities, at (352) 588-8359 or

Musically inclined

A benefit battle: The Trinity Meeting Center, 7813 Mitchell Blvd., in the Trinity Commons Plaza, will host a lip sync battle at 7 p.m. Saturday to benefit two local families affected by cancer. $20 per ticket or two for $30. For tickets or information, call (727) 375-9700 or visit

Classical and jazz: The School of Arts and Sciences at Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, will present "Concerto Sangeetam" at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Selby Auditorium/Lewis Hall. The university's visiting Fulbright Scholar, Vasumathi Badrinathan, will perform with Cynthia Selph, Inna Korotkevitch and Mauricio Rodriguez, who all are members of Saint Leo's music faculty. The concert will feature combinations of classical Indian, classical Western and American jazz music. Free. For information, contact Megan Orendorf at (352) 588-8401 or

Native American-style: Dock Green Silverhawk will host the 12th annual Silverhawk Native American Flute Gathering from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18 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

Other fun

Antiques for sale: Stroll around town and visit vendors, shops and restaurants at the Dade City Fall Antique Faire and Market from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in historic downtown Dade City. For information, call the Dade City Merchants Association at (352) 424-0601.

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 wine maker. Pets are welcome. Parking and admission are free. The cost is $3.50 to participate in the wine tasting. Call (813) 996 2113.

Get your food on: Starkey Ranch, 2500 Heart Pine Ave., will host a food truck rally from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature food trucks from across Tampa Bay, plus a DJ, carnival games, balloon artists and Feeding Tampa Bay.

Bring the dog: Starkey Ranch, 2500 Heart Pine Ave., will host Doggie Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 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.

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.

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