Make us your home page

Pasco Things to Do for the weekend of Aug. 8

Our picks

Drink for a cause: The "Sydney Has a Sister" scholarship organization hosts "Wine Down," a wine tasting fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Jan's Wine and Boos II, 19233 Dale Mabry Highway N, Lutz. The cost is $30 and includes three glasses of wine and a "Sydney Has a Sister" glass. The event also features raffles, cheese trays and wine available for purchase. Proceeds fund scholarships for local students who have siblings with autism. For tickets or information, visit

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 class, and reservations are required. For information, call (727) 849-7502 or visit

On screen

Documentaries every Friday: The New Port Richey Public Library's Friday Flix series for August features documentaries. The films begin at 6 p.m. Fridays at the library, 5929 Main Street in downtown New Port Richey. Tonight's film is Land of Look Behind, directed by Alan Greenberg. The filmmaker traveled to Jamaica in 1982 to cover the funeral of Reggae legend Bob Marley. He came back with more than he bargained for. Burden of Dreams is Aug. 15; Vernon, Florida and Cane Toad are Aug. 22; Jodorowsky's Dune is Aug. 29. For information, visit

On stage

Lots of laughs: See Coupled, a comedic musical that revolves around three couples who vacation together yearly, at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre, 5732 Main St., New Port Richey. Tickets are $23.36 plus tax. For information, call (727) 409-0293.

Get outdoors

Wine, wine and more wine: Sample assorted varieties of wine, learn how wine is blended and meet the winemaker at a wine festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. Also features live entertainment and vendors with items for sale. Vaccinated, leashed pets are welcome. Free admission, $3.50 per wine tasting. For information, call (813) 996-2113 or visit

Bring the whole family: A fun day is planned from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Market Off Main, 6241 Lincoln Street, New Port Richey. Features a bounce house and water slide, face painting, games and prizes. Food, soda, beer and wine will be available for purchase. For information, call (727) 849-4940.

Wish upon a shooting star (or several): Watch shooting stars during the Perseid Meteor Shower from 8 to 10 p.m. Sunday at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. Bring a lawn chair. $3 per car. For information, visit or call (352) 793-4781.

Looking ahead

Party with the hippies: The Tarpon Springs Merchants Association hosts HippieFest from 4 to 10 p.m. Aug. 16 at 111 E Tarpon Ave. in the historic downtown 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

Got talent? John Timpanelli Productions and St. Martin's Episcopal Church host an all-ages "Talent Search" at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at the 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.

Pasco Things to Do for the weekend of Aug. 8 08/06/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 5:46pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Karen Bail, who helped Gibbs kids get to Broadway, retires


    ST. PETERSBURG — When neatnicks retire, they leave no trace behind. Their desks are clean, like a runway after the plane has taken off.

    Retiring musical theatre teacher Karen Bail warms up seniors Jonathan O'Brien, left, as Juan Peron and Addam Setzer as Che Guevara before the dress rehearsal of Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA) magnet program's production of "Evita" at Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg, FL,  April 24, 2017.  The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical ran for three days in April at the school and was PCCA's last play of the year. CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times
  2. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 27


    Tampa Bay Margarita Festival: The Barenaked Ladies will headline this festival with opener Cowboy Mouth. Enjoy more than 50 varieties of margarita drinks including a Sriracha strawberry, a bacon rita and even a jalapeno Cabo rita. There's beer and vodka for the non-tequila drinkers. Noon, Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N …

  3. A forgotten ballad from The Princess Bride? Inconceivable!


    As we wrap up May Movie Month on Lost and Found, we seek the perfect ride-off-in-the-sunset movie song.  For those who love storybook endings, perhaps your favorite '80s movie is The Princess Bride. Would you like to see the video for that perfect ending of a Storybook Love? As you wish. 

  4. After last year's drug-related deaths, Tampa's Sunset Music Festival says it's stepping up safety, security

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — Alex Haynes worked three jobs. He had a fiance and an infant son. He owned his own home in Melbourne. Last summer, the 22-year-old attended the Sunset Musical Festival at Raymond James Stadium.

    He left in an ambulance.

    Last year’s Sunset Music Festival was marked by dozens of medical emergencies.
  5. The last farmer of Florida's prized Zellwood corn is thinking of packing it in


    MOUNT DORA — Hank Scott steps out of his pickup between the long rows and snaps off an ear that grows about bellybutton-high on the forehead-high stalks.

    Hank Scott, co-owner of Long and Scott Farms, shucks an ear of corn on the farm in Mount Dora, Fla., on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The farm specializes in Scott's Zellwood Triple-Sweet Gourmet Corn. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times