Saturday, December 16, 2017
Events

Happenings in Pasco County this weekend

Our picks

Music to your ears: John Timpanelli performs a concert featuring special guest The Tin Pan Alley Players from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 and from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 15801 US Highway 19, Hudson. $12 for ticket, dessert and coffee. (352) 293-4882.

Get to know Trinity: Taste of Trinity 5, a food and business expo, showcases the diversity of Trinity's dining and retail community from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. September 14 at Seven Springs Middle School, 2441 Little Road, New Port Richey. Attendees can taste samples of signature dishes and desserts from local restaurants, and enjoy live entertainment and kids' activities. The event raises money for the enhancement of technology for the students of Seven Springs Middle School. $5 per person; $15 for a family four-pack. (727) 645-2078.

Motorcycle mania: Enjoy a 10 class motorcycle show, with trophies awarded for best of show and first and second place, beer, food, vendors, music by Diamond Gray, and a Born to Ride TV taping and magazine shoot from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 along 5th Ave., downtown Zephyrhills, east of U.S. 301. Registration for the show is between 4 and 6 p.m. and is $10 per bike per class. (813) 780-1414 or mszi.org.

Friday flix: New Port Richey Public Library's celebration of Argentinian and Brazilian films continues with a free screening of They All Lie at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 853-1279 or nprlibrary.org

Get outdoors

Come fly with me: The Bay City Flyers host a Golden Era Fly-In from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Area 52 flying field, gate entrance located at 22500 SR 52, Land O' Lakes. Participants must lock the gate after entering. The event is open to all Golden Era planes, from 1919 through 1939. Landing fee is $10. Includes free lunch for registered AMA pilots. Coffee and doughnuts provided. $3 donation for spectators. (813) 995-0545; baycityflyers.org.

Celebrate nature: Crews Lake Park's second annual Appreciation Day is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at the park, 16739 Crews Lake Drive, Shady Hills. Take a train ride through almost two miles of the park and watch as over 40,000 lady bugs are released. See Queen Chasco and King Pithla, the Pasco Sheriff's Mounted Posse, and McGruff the Crime Dog. The Crime Prevention Unit will give away free child DNA kits. Pasco County Commissioner Pat Mulieri and two Boy Scouts will be honored. At noon, CSX Railroad presents Operation Lifesaver, followed by guest speaker G. Rex Nichelson Jr. Hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks and Florida native plants available. $3 donation requested. (727) 457-9010; [email protected]

Ireland Nugent fundraiser: A Paddle for Ireland fundraiser will be from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Upper Deck, 5836 Darlene St., Weeki Wachee. The event features kayak and canoe races, a pig roast, a corn hole tournament, a raffle and auctions. Bands and a DJ will entertain. The entry fee is $20 for a single kayak and $40 for double kayak or canoe. Participants will receive event T-shirts. Participants must register by Monday (Sept. 9). Proceeds will go to the family of Ireland Nugent, a Palm Harbor toddler who lost both of her lower legs and feet in a lawn mower accident. For information, call (352) 597-7666 or visit facebook.com/upperdeck7666.

Calling all artists

Eco art: The third annual Pasco EcoFest taking place Nov. 8-10 will include "Change of Art," an art exhibition to showcase diverse works of art from artists and out-of-the-box thinkers. Artists interested in participating may submit up to three pieces of art, both two- and three-dimensional. The artwork must be original to the artist, but the use of upcycled/recycled and repurposed materials is acceptable. The subject matter must be suitable for viewing by all ages. Artwork should encompass sustainability issues surrounding economic, cultural or ecological themes. The exhibit is open to professional artists as well as amateurs and creatives. Submissions will be juried by a committee and there will be a People's Choice recognition in various categories. Free to enter. Submissions are accepted at pascoecofest.com. The deadline to enter is Oct. 1.

Functional art: Professional and amateur artists are invited to apply to paint scenic murals on the benches lining downtown New Port Richey's Main Street bridge. Participants will be asked to paint a mural specific to the history of New Port Richey or scenes of nature. Selected artists will be recognized for their work but are asked to donate their time and talent to the project. Acrylic paints in basic colors will be provided. Applicants must submit a 8.5 x 11 color rendering of the proposed mural on all five sides of a bench along with an application by 5 p.m. Oct. 11. Artists will be notified of their acceptance by Nov. 5. Painting begins Nov. 16-17. (727) 842-8066; nprmainstreet.com.

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