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Pasco Things to Do for the weekend of Aug. 29

Our picks

Party like a pioneer: "Pioneer Day and Old Time Gospel Sing" is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday 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.

Wine, wine, wine: A wine festival is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. Browse or buy gifts at vendors' booths, enjoy live entertainment, try the winery's wine and meet the winemaker. The event is pet-friendly. For information, call (813) 996-2113.

The final Friday Flix documentary: New Port Richey Public Library's Friday Flix for August featured documentaries, and tonight the last one is on screen. See Jodorowsky's Dune, directed by Frank Pavich, at 6 p.m. today at the library, 5929 Main Street in downtown New Port Richey. For information, visit nprlibrary.org online.

Art events

'Around the World in 30 Days': See bustling cities, serene beaches and other land, sea and air scenes from across the globe on display Sept. 5-27 at the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd. An opening reception is 6-9 p.m. Sept. 5 and includes music and refreshments. In separate exhibits at the gallery, see the work of artists Audrey Costa and Lisa Miner in a show called "A Room with Two Views," which features multimedia, 3-D art, plus artwork by students from the Red Apple Adult Training Center. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For information, call (727) 848-6500 or email nprgallery1@gmail.com.

Find time for fine art: Registration is open for the Pasco Arts Council's fall fine art classes and workshops from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For the schedule, visit pascoart.org online or pick up a print copy at the art center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. For information, call (727) 845-7322 or email pacart3@gmail.com.

Red Apple art: Art by students at the Red Apple Adult Training Center, a school for adults with disabilities, is on display through Sept. 25 in the Rao Musunuru, M.D., Art Gallery in the Alric C.T. Pottberg Library at Pasco-Hernando State College, 10230 Ridge Road. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays. For information, call (727) 816-3231.

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 cellphones will not be considered. Each photo should be submitted in its original size, but cannot exceed 6MB. Email them to GHPPCphotos@gmail.com. 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, email 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.

On stage

Grab the mic: The Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery's monthly open mic poetry reading is from 6:30 to 8 tonight 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 online.

Got talent? John Timpanelli Productions and St. Martin's Episcopal Church host an all-ages "Talent Search" show at 7 p.m. today 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.

A concert for the customers: Tommy Mara and the Crests perform live at a customer appreciation concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Tickets are $20 plus tax. Call (727) 863-7949 or visit showpalace.net online.

Get your Broadway on: “The Singing Divas of Broadway and Hollywood" is on stage 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Sept. 5-28 at Ferraro's Studio Theatre, 5732 Main St., New Port Richey. The fast-paced performance, which stars Dee Etta Rowe and Mary Anne Edwards, features show stoppers from America's favorite Broadway and movie musicals. Tickets are $23.36 plus tax. For information, call (727) 457-7768 or visit ferrarostudiotheatre.com online.

Pasco Things to Do for the weekend of Aug. 29 08/28/14 [Last modified: Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:12pm]
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