Friday, May 25, 2018
Events

The dog show, the Brooksville Raid and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast

On stage

Music, magic and comedy: Julian Bond will perform music, magic and comedy at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 790 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The show, part of the season series of the Hernando Performing Arts Guild, will include audience participation. $25 per ticket. Group rates are available. For information, call (352) 799-5577.

Romantic hijinks: If a Man Answers, a romantic comedy, runs weekends through Jan. 31 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $18, reserved seating (cash or check preferred). Call (727) 842-6777.

Broadway favorites: Bits of Broadway is on stage weekends through Jan. 24 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 7:30 p.m., except 2 p.m. Sundays and the second Saturday. Tickets are $20. Youth rates available. Call (352) 683-5113.

Art events

Pasco in pictures: "North East Pasco Captured," an exhibit featuring the work of local photographer Richard K. Riley, is on display through Jan. 29 in the lobby of the Charles E. Conger Library at Pasco-Hernando State College's East Campus, 36727 Blanton Road, Dade City. What started as a mission to document the conditions in Trilby and Lacoochee turned into a labor of love for Riley, a retired Navy Reserve photographer. The photos on display capture scenes in Trilby, Lacoochee and Dade City. The exhibition is free. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays. For information, (352) 518-1211.

Art exhibit: "Fort Mose: Colonial America's Black Fortress of Freedom," a Florida Museum of Natural History traveling exhibition, is on display through Feb. 10 in the Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery at Pasco-Hernando State College's West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The maps, artifacts and renderings on display tell the story of Fort Mose, a remote island in a Florida marsh that was America's first legally sanctioned black community. For information, call (727) 847-2727.

Art on display: Art by Gainor Roberts is on display at Bug's Splatter Gallery, 5718 6th St., Zephryhills, through Feb. 27. The exhibit includes work created with oil paints, watercolors, pastels, egg tempera and monotype printmaking. 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 [email protected]

Musically inclined

Barbershopper's delight: The Hernando Harmonizer Men's Barbershop Chorus will presents its annual show, "USA Our Heritage," at 3 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

The show will feature an all-male chorus of 30 and four chorus quartets singing an array of favorites. The featured quartet is Main Street from Disney World.

Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets at the door will be $15. For information, call Bob Polk at (352) 200-7271.

Old time music: The Chicken Gizzards Old Time String Band will perform at a meeting of the Pasco County Historical Society at 7 p.m. Friday at the Pioneer Florida Museum and Village, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road. A covered-dish dinner precedes the program. Bring a dish to share, plus your own cutlery kit, disposable plates and beverage. For information, contact Glen Thompson at (352) 567-7449 or [email protected]

Blues and barbecue: The Pigz in Z-hills BBQ and Blues Fest will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, 39450 South Ave. The event will feature barbecue food, blues music, a business expo, activities for kids and a classic car show. Parking is $10; admission is free. For information, call (813) 782-1913.

Other fun

The largest dog show in Florida: The Florida Gulf Coast Clusters, sponsored by Purina, will be hosted by the Clearwater, Inverness, Manatee, Pasco and Tampa Bay kennel clubs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Jan. 18 and Jan. 20-24 at Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, east of Brooksville. A golf outing, flea market yard sale and seminars will be held Jan. 19. The dog show will feature 10 American Kennel Club all-breed dog shows, conformation, junior showmanship, obedience trials and rally trials. Admission is free; parking is $5. For information, call (813) 480-3975 or visit florida classicpark.com.

All the pie: The Zephyrhills Pie Festival and Community Pie Bake Off will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 23 at Zephyr Park, 38116 Fifth Ave. Pie lovers and bakers will gather for pie-centric attractions, including Interactive Pie in a Cup for kids, the City Council Pie Smash, plus a pie bake-off for prizes, a pie-eating contest and an unlimited pie buffet. Admission and parking are free, but donations of nonperishable food items to benefit Meals on Wheels are requested. Access to the pie buffet, the Pie Smash and the pie-eating contest costs $10 each. For information, visit simplyeventsfl.com.

Mini models

The Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling in the West Pasco Industrial Park, 2645 Success Drive, Odessa, showcases mini model trains from 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 under are free. For information, call (352) 585-2662 or visit fine­ scalemodeling.org.

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