Art inspired by motion: Art including original paintings, mixed media, photography, prints, sculpture and 3-D art that moves is on display throughout August at the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd. In separate exhibits, quilts by the West Pasco Quilters Guild and sculpture, collage, masks, altered books, nature weaving and paintings created by the KIDSZONE Summer Art Series program's students, who range in age from 4 to 14, are on display. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For information, call (727) 848-6500 or email [email protected]
Photos sought: Gulfside Hospice and Pasco Palliative Care is accepting submissions for its annual photo contest. Thirteen winning photos will be used in Gulfside's 2015 calendar. Each photographer can submit multiple pictures but there will be no more than two winning entries per person. The deadline for submitting photos is 5 p.m. Sept. 15. Each winner will receive five calendars and a gift certificate to any Gulfside Hospice Thrift Shoppe. All photos submitted must be shot in Pasco County and be sizeable for printing at 12 inches wide by 9 inches high. Minimum resolution is 300 DPI. Black and white, vertical, date-stamped, digitally manipulated images or pictures taken with cell phones will not be considered. Each photo should be submitted in its original size, but cannot exceed 6MB. Email them to [email protected] Mail CDs of photos to Gulfside Hospice's Corporate Resource Center, 2061 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes, FL 34639, to the Community Relations Department's attention. All submissions must include your name, e-mail address, home address and phone number. If a person is visible in the picture, he or she must sign a photo release form. To request forms or other information, call (727) 845-5707.
Movie in the park: See Rio 2 at 8:15 p.m. Saturday in Sims Park, 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey. The city's Cultural Affairs Committee and Parks and Recreation Department host. Admission is free and concessions will be available. Bring chairs or a blanket. For details, call (727) 841-4560, email [email protected] or visit citynpr.org online.
A different documentary every Friday: The New Port Richey Public Library's Friday Flix for August features documentaries. The films are on screen at 6 p.m. at the library, 5929 Main St. in downtown. Tonight's film is Burden of Dreams, directed by Les Blank. Vernon, Florida and Cane Toads are Aug. 22; Jodorowsky's Dune is Aug. 29. For information, visit nprlibrary.org online.
Party with the hippies: The Tarpon Springs Merchants Association hosts HippieFest from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday at 111 E Tarpon Ave. and at the Sponge Docks, 828 Dodecanese Blvd. Features beer and food trucks, live music, vendors, the VW Beetle Club and a best dressed hippie contest. For information, call Rea Sieber at (727) 641-8012 or visit tarponspringsfloridausa.com online.
Grab the mic: The Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery's monthly open-mic poetry reading is 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 29 at the gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Attendees and aspiring poets are encouraged to bring their own work, or poetry that has special meaning to them. The night also features a performance of the one-act play Two Stories by local playwright Ralph Annan, performed by Nancy Taylor, Mary Jane Miller and Margarette Vasquez, who are members of the Beacon Woods Players. Admission is free. To reserve a seat, call (727) 848-6500 or e-mail [email protected] For information, visit nprgallery.com online.
Got talent? John Timpanelli Productions and St. Martin's Episcopal Church host an all-ages Talent Search show at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 15801 U.S. 19, Hudson. The audience will select a winner from each show. The winner will perform as the guest artist the following month. Tickets are $10. For information about auditions or for tickets, call (727) 207-8496.