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Country music, musical 'Sophie, Totie and Belle' and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast

A welder in a train yard is seen at the Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling in Odessa during a past display.

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A welder in a train yard is seen at the Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling in Odessa during a past display.

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 fine­

Musically inclined

Country music: The Country Jubilee Concert, a fundraiser to benefit the Orange Blossom Country Music Association, will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at the High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. The concert will include performances by Clay Kirk, Ashley Lynn and Velvet Leonard. Tickets are $10. For information, call (352) 597-9887 or (352) 585-5061.

Chorale concert: Florida Hospital Zephyrhills will present its eighth annual Festival of Thanks concert at 5 p.m. Saturday at East Pasco Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7333 Dairy Road, Zephyrhills. The concert, by the Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Chorale, conducted by Marvin L. Robertson, will feature Thanksgiving music and some audience participation. Free.

Turkey and tunes: The annual Sertoma Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival will feature Thanksgiving dinner plus live music by Darrell Webb Band, Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time, Breaking Grass, Little Roy and Lizzie, Flatt Lonesome, Goldwing Express, Steve Gulley and New Pinnacle and others from 2 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville. The event continues through the Thanksgiving weekend. $23 to $80; $5 for ages 10 to 16; free for ages 9 and younger. For information, call (352) 754-3082 or visit

On stage

Drama: Shark Theatre will perform The Miracle Worker at 7 p.m. Friday and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday in the Black Box Theatre at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. The play, a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, tells the story of Helen Keller, a young girl who is blind, deaf and unable to communicate, and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, who is determined to reach her. Tickets are $6 for students and $10 for adults. For information, call (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.

A musical biography: Sophie, Totie and Belle is on stage through Sunday at Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre, 5732 Main St., New Port Richey. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday; doors open 30 minutes before each show. Tickets are $28, open seating, and are available online at (click on white box under "Buy Tickets") or by calling (727) 409-0293. Group discounts available.

Art events

Art on display: "Return to the Water's Edge," an exhibit 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 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays. Free. For information, call (727) 816-3231.

So much art: 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

For the family

Movie in the park: The film The Blind Side will be shown at 6 p.m. Saturday at the James Irvin Center at Naomi Jones Park, 38122 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dade City. Free. Refreshments will be available. For information, call (352) 523-5050.

Symphony in Lights: A free holiday light show choreographed to music by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and other musicians, plus snow, will take place 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 TheShops­

Other fun

Brewfest: Try commercial craft and home-brew beers from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Skydive City, 4241 Sky Dive Lane, Zephyrhills. The event will feature music by a DJ until 6 p.m. followed by live music by Undercover Betty, Third Story Basement and Gringo until midnight. $30 in advance; $40 at the gate. For information, call (813) 783-9399.

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