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Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Nov. 18


Macy's Family Day Parade: The Shops at Wiregrass kicks off its own version of the 90th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 19 along Paseo Drive in Wesley Chapel. The parade will include giant Macy's balloons, similar to those seen in the famous New York City parade, as well as local high school marching bands, performers from the Straz Center, mermaids, local charities and Santa. Children's activities will follow in the children's department at Macy's. Call (813) 994-2242 or visit

Senior mermaids perform: Flashback performances by the Legendary Sirens, featuring retired mermaids from the 1950s to the '70s, will be at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20 at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. The shows are included with general admission prices: $13, $8 for ages 6 to 12, and free for ages 5 and younger. Call (352) 592-5656 or visit

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Mystic magic: Mind reader and magician Paul Prater will entertain audiences of all ages at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 and at 4 and 8 p.m. Nov. 19 at Merlin's Theater, 7148 Congress St., New Port Richey. Prater's unique blend of storytelling and magic performance is suitable for all ages. Tickets are $17.50; $12.50 for ages 11 and younger. Call (727) 748-8822 or visit

He's no prince charming: The musical comedy Shrek the Musical Jr. follows the adventures of an ogre named Shrek, who sets off on a quest to save a princess from a dragon. Showtimes are at 1 and 5 p.m. Nov. 19 at Wesley Chapel Center for the Arts, 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel. Ticket prices vary from $10 to $20. Call (813) 969-0240 or visit


Singing duo: Tin Pan Alley Productions presents the Mikki and Jim Show at 2 p.m. Nov. 20 at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 10337 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Tickets are $15, which includes dessert and coffee. Call (727) 207-8496 or visit

Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival: The annual festival kicks off Nov. 24 and continues through Nov. 26 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake on the Pasco/Hernando county line. There will be a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at 1 p.m. Nov. 24; bring a covered dish (Sertoma supplies the turkey). Music will be from 4 to 9:30 p.m. Camping sites available. Advance weekend tickets are $75 ($85 at the gate); daily tickets range from $15 to 37. Call Lynda or email [email protected] (828) 265-9929.


Show your talent: Color Me Abstract will host an open mic night at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. There will be food and raffles, and child care will be available. General admission is $12; child care $5. All tickets must be purchased in advance through Eventbrite. Visit or call (813) 929-1229.


Stargazing in the Park: Join the Pasco County Astronomers, who will provide telescopes for viewing, or bring your own. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 19 at J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd., New Port Richey. Call Jack at (727) 255-3083.

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