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'Shrek the Third,' live music and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast

On stage

A mystery: The Saint Leo Theatre Company will perform Agatha Christie's A Murder is Announced at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday and April 8-10 at the Black Box Theatre at Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo. The play is about an English family, bemused to find a peculiar ad in the morning paper, which makes a startling announcement: A murder will take place at their home that very evening. Admission is free but seating is limited and reservations are required. To reserve seats, send an email to For information, contact Jennifer "Megan" Orendorf at (352) 588-8401 or

A musical comedy: High Point's Musical Comedy Club will perform Writer's Dilemma at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5. For information, call (352) 200-8843.

A classic comedy: Central High School's Thespians, under the direction of Leonard Budd, will perform God's Favorite by Neil Simon at 7 p.m. Thursday at Central High School, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville. Tickets are $10. For information, call (352) 797-7020, ext. 322.

Creepy and kooky: The Addams Family is on stage with Thursday matinee, Saturday evening and Sunday brunch performances through Sunday at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $49.50, plus tax and tip. Show-only, group and youth tickets available. Call (727) 863-7949 or visit

Art events

Art on display: Impressionist art by local artist Leonard Lewis will be on display through April 22 at the Pasco Fine Arts Council, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. Admission is free but donations are welcome. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 9:30 a.m. to noon Fridays and Saturdays. For information, call (727) 845-7322 or visit

Art on display: Art by Roland Descombes is on display at Bug's Splatter Gallery, 5718 Sixth St., Zephyrhills, through April 23. Regular gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and until 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month. For information, call (217) 341-0274 or send email to

Art exhibit: "Artists in Residence," an exhibit featuring the artwork of PHSC students, is on display through May 11 in the Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery at Pasco-Hernando State College's West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays. For information, call (727) 847-2727.

Musically inclined

Singing into Spring: The Betmar Chorus will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Betmar Acres Clubhouse 2 at 37137 Lakewood Drive, Zephyrhills. Admission is a $5 donation at the door. For information, call Art or Jan at (813) 788-9606.

Live music: John Wilson will perform iconic songs by iconic artists from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brooksville. Admission is $6. For information, call (352) 597-1357.

Local talent: The Thursday Musicale will perform its final concert of the season at 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs, 8928 Cypress Lakes Blvd., New Port Richey. The show will feature guest artists Kristin Nelson, a vocalist and senior from Wiregrass Ranch High School, and Kyle Schroeder, a jazz saxophonist and senior from J.W. Mitchell High School, who are this year's Thursday Musicale scholarship winners. Admission is a suggested donation of $5. For information, call (727) 807-3023.

A music fest fit for Spring: The Stringbreak Music Festival will start at 6 p.m. Thursday and run daily 11 a.m. to midnight through April 10 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville. The fest will feature live music by musicians including folk singer-songwriter and guitarist Jimmy LaFave, genre-bending band the Ragbirds, roots artist Miss Tess and Florida folk musician Brian Smalley, plus workshops and activities for kids. Camping is available. Parking is $15 per vehicle and ticket packages range in cost from $35-$135. For information, call (863) 984-8445 or visit

On screen

An evening with an ogre: The Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd., and the Heritage Park Foundation, will host movie in the park at 7 p.m. Friday. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating and see Shrek the Third for free. For information, call (813) 929-1229.

Other fun

All aboard: The Pioneer Florida Museum, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City, will host a train show 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature train memorabilia, scale models, a barrel train ride for children and a model train and hobby shop. For information, call (352) 567-0262 or visit pioneer

Look up: The 2016 United States Parachute Association National Championships of Canopy Piloting will be held 7:30 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday through April 8 at Skydive City, 241 Sky Dive Lane, Zephyrhills. Spectators can watch more than 60 advanced aerial athletes deploy their parachutes and swoop through narrow slalom-like courses for hundreds of yards across the ground and over water at speeds approaching 90 mph. Admission is free. For information, call (813) 783-9399, send an email to or visit

Mini models: The Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling in the West Pasco Industrial Park, 2645 Success Drive, Odessa, showcases mini model trains 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the third Saturday of each month through May. The museum features four scratch-built operating train layouts, military models, turn-of-the-century buildings and several doll house exhibits. Admission is $7 for adults and children 12 and younger are free. For information, call (352) 585-2662 or visit fine­

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