Make us your home page

Pasco things to do

Our picks

Art awards: The Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery (formerly the Progress Energy Art Gallery) hosts the Third Annual People's Choice Award Ceremony from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Votes were collected during the first month of the Seventh Annual Artist Member's Exhibit, which includes selections from local artists who chose artwork that best represents them. Meet the artists personally and enjoy refreshments provided by Cocktails Bar and Sweetbay Supermarket of New Port Richey. There will be music by John Hughes. The exhibit runs until July 27. (727) 848-6500 or

Battle of the brains: Assemble a team of one to five players and compete for prizes at Beach Bum Trivia at 8 p.m. Sunday at Aqua Bar and Lounge, 1365 Kass Circle, Spring Hill, or at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sam's Beach Bar, 6325 Clark St., Hudson. Arrive early to register a team before the competition. $5 per contestant. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit those afflicted with Ulcerative Colitis. (352) 683-1692.

Quilts with history: The Heritage Museum's annual Quilt Exhibit continues through the end of July at the Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. More than 30 quilts are on site. The museum is open from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The cost for a tour is $5, $2 for ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. Call (352) 688-6504 or visit hernando

Learning experiences

Jewelry class: The Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery (formerly the Progress Energy Art Gallery) hosts Wire Art Ribbon with Deb Peisner from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 11 at the gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Participants learn to forge, twist, texture and wrap wire into wearable art. Included in the class fee is 20- and 24-gauge half hard copper wire; sterling wire in 20- to 24-gauge can be purchased for $8 to $15. Bring small pairs of unique beads that have at least a 20-gauge opening. Beads will be provided for those who need them. RSVP and/or pre-pay by Saturday to reserve a seat. $30 per person. (727) 848-6500 or

Cooking class: Community cooks teach the cuisine of the Greek islands and Latin America noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Safford House, 23 Parkin Court, Tarpon Springs. This Saturday's cuisine is Mexican food. Cielito Lindo Restaurant's Monica Aguirre teaches how to make tortillas, enchiladas and salsa. Participants enjoy a meal together after class. $20 per class; $18 for members and students. Price includes all materials. Space is limited. Call (727) 942-5605 to register.

Greek music: Leonidas Zafiris and Elias Poulos teach participants how to play the Greek Bouzouki. Adults learn from 2 to 2:55 p.m and youths learn from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Safford House, 23 Parkin Court, Tarpon Springs. Students should bring their own instruments. $5 at the door. (727) 942-5605 or

Book talk: Times investigative reporter Craig Pittman talks about his book Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal and the World's Most Beautiful Orchid at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs. $17; $15 for members and students. Price includes talk, gourmet boxed lunch, and soft drink. (727) 942-5605 or

Pasco things to do 07/02/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 1:17pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Plan your weekend Aug. 18-20: Elvis in concert, Jason Aldean, Monster Jam Triple Threat, Sing-Along Grease


    Plan your weekend

    The king

    Elvis: Live in Concert: This year marks the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, and Ruth Eckerd Hall will have a Graceland-produced Elvis concert on a movie screen, accompanied by a full live orchestra. Graceland calls it the closest audiences …

    Handout photos of Elvis: Live in Concert, a tour spectacle featuring a live orchestra backing the voice of Elvis Presley, projected onto a movie screen. The tour comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall on 8/18/17. Credit: Graceland.
  2. Taco and Beer Fiesta set for St. Pete, followed by the Ooze and Booze Fest

    Food & Dining

    The Gulf to Bay Food Truck association recently announced a trio of events for mobile comfort food lovers.

    These kimchi topped tacos will be served by Anju Korean Gastrotruck. [Gulf to Bay Food Truck Association]
  3. Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson can't keep 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' on-target


    The Hitman's Bodyguard is an assault tank on semi-automatic pilot, spraying jokes and bullets with only the ammo consistently hitting its targets. The irresistible teaming of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson might be even funnier if they missed once in a while.

    Samuel L. Jackson plays a master assassin testifying against a dictator, and Ryan Reynolds plays a bodyguard tasked with keeping him alive.
  4. 8 things to do in Tampa Bay on Aug. 17


    Clearwater Threshers: vs. St. Lucie Mets: For "Taps and Tacos" night, 16 local craft beers on tap near the Tijuana Flats kiosk, located on the concourse along the third-base line. 7 p.m., Spectrum Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. $6-$10. (727) 467-4457.

    St. Lucie Mets outfielder Tim Tebow during the Mets at Threshers game at Spectrum Field on Monday, August 14, 2017, in Clearwater, Fla. Monday night was Tim Tebow's 30th Birthday Party celebration.
  5. What's new in theaters: 'The Hitman's Bodyguard,' 'Logan Lucky,' 'Wind River'




    Loving the trailer for The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) poking fun at quotes from reviewers prone to phrases like "It's a roller coaster ride!" for better chances to see their names in TV ads.

    Salma Hayek and Samuel L. Jackson in The Hitman’s Bodyguard.