Pasco Things to Do for the weekend of Aug. 22

Our picks

See ya later, summer: The New Port Richey Parks and Recreation Department hosts a Summer's End Party from 7:30 to 10:30 tonight at the Recreation and Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey. Features swimming, music provided by a DJ, games and concessions. Admission is $3. For information, call Mike Speidel at (727) 841-4560, email SpeidelM@CityofNewPortRichey.org or visit citynpr.org.

Make (and eat) your own chocolate: A chocolate-making class is at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays through Aug. 26 at Chocolates by Michelle, 8647-11 Little Road, New Port Richey. Learn to make peanut butter cups, cook fudge, mold chocolate and turn potato chips, cookies, bacon and other snacks into chocolate-covered treats. The cost is $25 per person and reservations are required. For information, call (727) 849-7502 or visit chocolatesbymichelle.com.

Art events

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., New Port Richey. In separate exhibits at the gallery, 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 nprgallery1@gmail.com.

On screen

What a glorious feelin': As part of the Big Screen Movie Classics series, see the film Singin' In the Rain at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. Suggested donation is $3, and proceeds benefit the center's equipment and operation funds. For information, call (727) 774-7382 or email rrartscenter@pasco.k12.fl.us.

On stage

Grab the mic: The Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery's monthly open mic poetry reading is from 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 RSVP, call (727) 848-6500 or email nprgallery1@gmail.com. For information, visit nprgallery.com.

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, who will perform as the guest artist the following month. Tickets are $10. For information about auditions or for tickets, call (727) 207-8496.

For the whole family

Party like a pioneer: "Pioneer Day and Old Time Gospel Sing" is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Pioneer Florida Museum, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City. Features re-enactments, vendors, entertainment including gospel music and a petting zoo. $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children, free for children 5 and under. Parking is free. For information, call (352) 567-0262 or email curator@pioneerfloridamuseum.org.

Pasco Things to Do for the weekend of Aug. 22 08/19/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2:18pm]

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