Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show: The Withlacoochee Rockhounds will host their annual show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 to 4 at Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson. The event will feature numerous vendors, both outdoors and indoors, with minerals, gemstones, fossils, handcrafted jewelry and lapidary equipment. There will be demonstrations. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for teenagers and free for ages 12 and younger. Free parking. Call (352) 688-7810 or visit withlacoocheerockhounds.com.
Celebration of Poetry: Faculty, staffers, students and community members are invited to listen and participate in an open-mike poetry reading from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Pasco-Hernando State College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon, Brooksville. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Sign up at the door or call professor Kay McKamy at (352) 797-5109.
Exhibit reception: A reception for the Pasco Fine Arts Council's Greeting Card Exhibition will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at Pasco Fine Arts Center, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. The show will feature works by artists that have a holiday or general theme. With each piece of artwork, the artist provides several print copies on card stock, which will be available for purchase. Ribbons will be awarded for first, second and third places and honorable mention. Call (727) 845-7322 or visit pascoarts.org.
Potpourri of art: The Lutz-Land O'Lakes Woman's Club will present its 37th annual juried Arts and Crafts Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at Keystone Prep High School, 18105 Gunn Highway, Odessa. The show will include more than 350 vendors selling holiday gifts and specialty items, plus a food court. Call (813) 833-3962.
The better to eat you with, my dear: Little Red Riding Hood (or Grandmother Slyboots) will be presented at 2 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4 at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. This is a children's show about a wolf who eats a little girl's grandmother, then tries to eat her. Tickets are $12; $6 for members, students and children. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org.