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Double feature in the park: The Dade City Youth Council presents the films Frozen and The Blind Side at 6 and 8 p.m. today at Pyracantha Park at the James Irvin Center, 38122 Martin Luther King Blvd., Dade City. Admission is free, and refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information, call (352) 523-5050.

Memorial Day bingo marathon: Play bingo all day Memorial Day, May 26, at the Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive, Port Richey. Doors open at 8 a.m., and the first of 80 games starts at 10 a.m. Volunteers to assist at the games are needed. For details, call (727) 847-3814.

Art events

The wild side of art: The May exhibition at the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery is called "Walk on the Wild Side" and is on display through May 31 at the gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. It features innovative and creative abstract and digital art, as well as collage, expressionistic and surrealistic media. Art by John Howie, the featured artist for the month, and students from River Ridge High School also is on display. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call (727) 848-6500 or email

Musically inclined

Follow the yellow brick road: Join Dorothy Gale of Kansas as she travels through the magical Land of Oz alongside the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Cowardly Lion. The Wizard of Oz runs through June 15 at Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. Highway 19 in Hudson. Cocktails start at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. Fridays, 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 p.m. Sundays. $49.50 for dinner and show; $38.45 show only; ages 11 and younger, $24.95 and $19.95, all plus tax and tip. (727) 863-7949 or

Rock the Park: Rock the Park, a two-day music fest to benefit the Center for Independence, is 6-11 p.m. today and 2-11 p.m. Saturday at Sims Park, 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey. There is also a silent auction/raffle and a food truck rally. Admission is free for all ages. For more information, visit

Night in the Islands: Tarpon Arts presents "Night in the Islands" from 6-11 p.m. Saturday at the Sponge Docks on Dodecanese Boulevard between Hope and Athens streets in Tarpon Springs. Features live Greek music, dancing and dining. Admission is free. (727) 942-5605.

Choir concert: Attitude 423, a touring youth choir from Grayson United Methodist Church in Georgia, performs live at 7 p.m. Thursday at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4204 Thys Road, New Port Richey. The choir's name was inspired by Ephesians 4:23, which says to "take on the attitude of Christ." For more information, call (727) 842-8136 or email

"The Best of Broadway": John Timpanelli and his cast of performers present "Best of Broadway" from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive, Port Richey. Tickets are $12, For more information, call (727) 847-3814.

You're a poet and you know it

Open mic poetry reading: The Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery will host its monthly open mic poetry reading from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 30 at the gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The night also includes a performance of a one-act play by local playwright Ralph Annan. Attendees and aspiring poets are invited to bring their own work or favorite poetry by other poets to read. Poems about motherhood are especially encouraged this month. To RSVP, call (727) 848-6500 or email For more information, visit

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