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Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Nov. 11

Music

Eclectic sounds: The 15th annual Riverhawk Music Fest kicks off Nov. 10 and continues through Nov. 13 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, on the Hernando/Pasco county line. The lineup includes an eclectic mix, featuring more than 20 nationally touring bands performing on three stages, offering Americana, alt-country, rockabilly, Celtic, newgrass, roots rock and other types of music. Among those taking the stage will be Delta Rae, the Travelin McCourys, Solas, Driftwood, Cornmeal, Mipso, the Honeycutters and Applebutter Express. Other activities include camping, craft exhibitors, youth programs, yoga, music workshops, a song contest and the traditional music jams held around campfires. Gate tickets are $15 for Thursday, $40 for Friday, $50 for Saturday and $20 per carload Sunday. Youth tickets (ages 13 to 18) are $12 daily; ages 12 and younger admitted free. For a complete schedule, visit riverhawkmusic.com. Call (863) 984-8445.

American favorites: The Richey Community Orchestra kicks off its season with "The Great American Songbook," which will be presented at 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, on the campus of River Ridge High School, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. The concert will feature songs by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen and others. Guest vocalist Tom Tiratto will perform a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Also performing will be the Richey Community Chorus. Tickets are $15 for open seating. Advance tickets may be purchased at the box office at 6827 Amberjack Lane in Hudson or at the door. Visit richeycommunityorchestra.com or call Denise Isaascon at (727) 919-3866.

Ringing for veterans: The Thursday Musicale and Suncoast Bronze Ringers will join forces to present a concert to honor veterans at 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, Hudson. Tickets are $10 and include cookies and coffee. Call (727) 868-6365 or visit suncoastbronze.org.

Barbershop harmony: The Hernando Harmonizers will present their annual show, "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," at 2 p.m. Nov. 13 at Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill. Featuring the Hernando Harmonizers, a men's barbershop chorus that sings a cappella, as well as guest quartet Ciao Bella and vocalist and emcee John Timpanelli. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Call (352) 200-7271 or (352) 684-5267.

On stage

I do believe in fairies!: The original Live Oak Theatre presentation of Peter Pan wraps up this weekend at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. The rock musical brings back to life the Darling children, Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tinkerbell and the other Neverland characters. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Tickets are $18 for adults and $5 for students ages 13 and under, with the purchase of an adult ticket. All tickets include coffee, tea and dessert. Call (352) 593-0027, send email to [email protected] or visit liveoaktheatre.org.

Visiting the 1980s: Arts in Motion, a community youth theater arts education program, will present Back to the '80s at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Pasco Middle School Auditorium, 13925 14th St., Dade City. The musical will bring the audience back to a time of big hair, the Rubik's Cube and Valley Girls. The director is Leanne Germann. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $7 for students in kindergarten through Grade 12. Military and veterans get in free on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Call (352) 834-1246 or visit artsinmotionpasco.com.

Everyone is a suspect: Stage West Community Playhouse presents The Butler Did It Nov. 10-13 and 18-20 at 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 7:30 p.m., except Sundays and the second Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20, reserved seating. Call (352) 683-5113 or visit stagewest.net.

Festivals

Fun with fish: The Mullet and Music Fest will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Pioneer Florida Museum, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City. Featuring a mullet toss, mullet spreads and dips, a smoked mullet competition, vendors, live music, games for kids and demonstrations. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for students and free for ages 4 and younger. Call (352) 567-0262 or visit pioneerfloridamuseum.org.

Fall Fest: The annual St. Joe Fall Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 12 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 32145 St. Joe Road, Dade City. With live music, games, slides, face painting, and arts and crafts booths. Free parking and admission. Call (352) 588-3641 or visit stjoefallfestival.com.

Noshing for a cause: "I Am for the Child" A Taste of Pasco will be presented from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 11 on the outside patio area of Little Corona Cigar Lounge, 6324 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. With gourmet tastes from more than 15 local restaurants, wines and craft beers, and contemporary music. Proceeds will benefit abused, neglected and abandoned children in foster care who have been assigned to the Guardian ad Litem Program. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, all inclusive. This is a non-smoking event. Call Fran Scerbo at (727) 597-3727.

Cheesy fun: The Brooksville Grilled Cheese Festival will be from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Presented by Brooksville Brewing Co., the family- and pet-friendly event will feature 20 food and dessert trucks and local restaurants serving gourmet grilled cheese and dessert dishes. There also will be arts and crafts, vendors and live musical entertainment. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Animal Coalition of Tampa and the Humane Society of the Nature Coast. Admission is free. Call (941) 587-8365.

Living history with music: The Frank Thomas Folk Music and Heritage Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 12 at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. Enjoy Florida folk music, crafts, living history, storytelling, pioneer games for children, food vendors and other activities. Bring a string instrument to participate in a music workshop. Admission is $6 per vehicle (up to eight people) or $4 per person for walk-ups and bicyclists. Call (352) 793-4781.

Homosassa Arts, Crafts and Seafood Festival: The 42nd annual street festival, based at 10974 W Creek Lane in Homosassa, will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 12 and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 13. It will feature fresh seafood, Southern delicacies, a juried art show and arts and crafts booths. No pets allowed. Admission is $3; ages 11 and younger free. Call (352) 628-9333.

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