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Movie in the park: Families can bring their blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy an outdoor showing of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 at 8 p.m. Friday at Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. The animated film is rated PG. Snacks will be sold. There is no cost to attend. For information, call (352) 540-3835.

Rat pack: The Hernando Performing Arts Guild presents the Central Florida Rat Pack at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. The season finale tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. features Armando Diaz as Frank, Felix J. Deneau Jr. as Dino and Steve Roman as Sammy. Tickets $25. Call (352) 799-5577 or visit

Guys' revue: Forever Plaid wraps up this weekend at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. The off-Broadway musical is based on the popular close-harmony "guy groups" of the 1950s. Tickets are $15. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113 or visit

Dancing for charity: Those looking for a night of dinner, dancing and entertainment have a choice of two local events that each benefit charities — Rockin' Thru the Ages charity event for Kiwanis Club of Weeki Wachee and the People Helping People Celebration Dinner.

• Rockin' Thru the Ages will be from 6 to 11 p.m. at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. It includes music by the Shadow Ridge Band and DJ Jason Pond. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in the fashion of their favorite decade, with prizes awarded for the best dressed male and female of each decade. Tickets are $45. Call (352) 293-4317.

• People Helping People's event will kick off at 6 p.m. at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. Entertainment will be provided by a jazz ensemble. This year's event will honor several other nonprofit, grassroots organizations that, like PHP, focus on feeding the homeless and needy individuals and families in the community. Tickets are $40. Call (352) 650-4521 or (352) 686-4466.

Quick trip

Art by Dr. Seuss: Dr. Seuss' illustrations, sculptures and never-before-seen "secret art" is on display through April 18 in the Rao Musunuru, M.D., Art Gallery in the Alric C.T. Pottberg Library at Pasco Hernando State College, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday. Free and open to the public. For information, call (727) 816-3231.

That'll be the day: The Pasco-Hernando State College's 2014 Performing Arts Series concludes with Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience at 7 p.m. Sunday at the PHSC Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. This high-energy rock 'n roll extravaganza features a tribute to the legendary Buddy Holly, known for hits such as It's So Easy, Maybe Baby and Peggy Sue. Tickets are $25-$30. Call (727) 816-3707 or visit

Monkey see, monkey do: The Florida International Teaching Zoo is open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays at SW 52nd Terrace, Bushnell. The zoo currently has the largest group of North American patas monkeys in captivity. There are also black jaguars, hyenas, ne'ne' geese, squirrel and colobus monkeys, and a variety of other rare species. Feeding times for hyenas and tigers start at 3 p.m. For information, visit the zoo's Facebook page or call (352) 867-7788.

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