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Happenings in Pasco this weekend

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Wine for a cause: Grandma's Girls hosts their second annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser at 5 p.m. Saturday at Florida Estates Winery, 25241 SR 52, Land O'Lakes. There will be vendors, a raffle table, live entertainment and concessions. $20 per person or $35 per couple. Price includes a gift. All proceeds go to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. (727) 255-9370.

Stretch out: The city of New Port Richey's cultural affairs committee hosts the free guided Yoga Happy Hour at a new location in Sims Park, 6341 Bank St. The yoga hour will be led by Faith Bevan, founder of Flow Yoga. Bring yoga mats, blankets, blocks and water to the class at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10. All levels of experience are welcome. (727) 967-6726;

Talent search: John Timpanelli hosts the Stars of Tomorrow's fourth annual talent search on Oct. 5. Singers, dancers and performing artists of all ages are invited to audition at 6 p.m. Monday at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., New Port Richey. Singers may perform one song in any style except rap, and must bring their own background music. Dancers must supply their own music on CD. The time limit is four minutes. Acts must be appropriate for audiences of all ages. $15 registration fee. (727) 849-4330; (727) 379-6557;

Art offerings

Artist lecture: Michael Conway, artist of Pasco-Hernando Community College's art exhibit Beyond the Proof Sheet, gives a free lecture at 5 p.m. Thursday in the conference center, R-151, on the west campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Conway discusses his artistic journey from an early focus in photography to the use of mixed media in his collection. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 26 in the west campus' art gallery. (727) 816-3231.

Trio of exhibits: The Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery hosts a First Friday opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at 6231 Grand Blvd. The event features music by John Hughes, refreshments and wine. The Artwork of Fortunato (Fred) Mannarino features paintings in a unique cubist style, All American Exhibit celebrates patriotic art, and The Red Apple School exhibit includes art from developmentally disabled students. Exhibits run until Sept. 28. (727) 848-6500;

Art Guild classes and more: The West Pasco Art Guild and Gallery hosts a watercolor and acrylics class from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, a sculptural ceramics class and glass fusion class from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, and an open painting session from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays at the guild, 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. $5 for members; $6 for nonmembers. The guild's monthly meeting, featuring a demonstration on miniatures, is 1 p.m. Friday. The summer exhibit of member paintings is open for viewing during class times, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 7, 14 and 21. (727) 841-7732.

Over the border

Big top blast: The Loomis Brothers Circus returns to Brooksville, with performances on Thursday and Friday, at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St. Showtimes are at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. both days. The show features acrobats, aerialists, horses, clowns, lions, tigers and elephants. Food and refreshments will be available. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Florida International Teaching Zoo in Bushnell. Tickets are $15 for teens and adults; free children's tickets (up to two per paying adult) are available at business locations throughout Hernando County. (352) 603-2374;

Greek night out: Enjoy Greek music by Odyssey, dancing and dining at Night in the Islands from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, located on Dodecanese Boulevard between Hope and Athens streets. Free. (727) 942-5605 or

Battle of the Elvises: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209 will host the "Elvis Match of the Decade" from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the post, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. Doors open at 5 p.m. The evening will feature Elvis impersonators Bill Lindsey and Kenn E Grube. Tickets are $10 each. Food and drinks will be available. For information or tickets, stop by or call the post at (352) 796-0398.

Happenings in Pasco this weekend 09/03/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 1:40pm]
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