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Mother's Day Victorian Tea: Featuring tea and light refreshments at decorated tables under the oaks from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. Tours of the Victorian house and gardens are included. Tickets must be reserved in advance. $15; $6 for ages 5 and younger. (352) 799-0129 or hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

High flying fun: Skydive City hosts the USPA Canopy Piloting National Championships "Swoop Nationals" at 9 a.m. today, Thursday and Friday at 4241 Sky Dive Lane, Zephyrhills. Skydivers will fly their canopies in pre-arranged maneuvers, showcasing speed, distance and accuracy. $5. 1-800-888-5867 or skydivecity.com.

Pretty pendants: Jewelry artist Deb Peisner teaches how to suspend a stone in a wall hanging or a pendant from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Attendees may bring their own stones. Stones and silver wire will be available for purchase. Copper wire is included in the $30 class fee. RSVP by calling (727) 848-6500.

Friday flix: New Port Richey Public Library's celebration of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers begins with a free screening of Top Hat at 8 p.m. Friday at 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 853-1279 or nprlibrary.org.

Musically inclined

Greek night out: Enjoy Greek music by Odyssey, dancing and dining at Night in the Islands from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Sponge Docks, located on Dodecanese Boulevard between Hope and Athens Streets. Free. (727) 942-5605 or tarponarts.org.

History and banjo: The West Pasco Historical Society hosts Suwannee Divide author Gene Jones and banjo player Bill Schustik as they discuss Florida's part in the Civil War and play songs from that era at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rao Musunuru Museum, 6431 Circle Blvd., New Port Richey. Copies of Jones' book will be available for signing. Call (727) 372-1742 to reserve a seat.

Think ahead: Frankie Dee NY Orchestra presents its last Big Band Dance of the season from 2 to 5 p.m. May 19 at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., Brooksville. Bring your own food and drinks. $12. For tickets, call Mary at (352) 596-9486.

Family fun

Farm festivities: Celebrate spring with a sunflower maze, hay rides, a veggie cannon, farm animals, mini potbellied pig races, goats on grass roofs and a storyteller at Sweetfields Farm, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends in May, Memorial Day, and the first two weekends in June at the farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, Masaryktown. Visitors can bring their own picnics or can purchase fresh squeezed lemonade, kettle corn and other refreshments. Cash only. $8.50 for ages 11 and up; $4.50 for ages 3 to 11; free for kids under 2. (352) 279-0977 or sweetfieldsfarm.com.

Celebrate furry friends: My Dog's Diggin' Dade City Dog Park will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration at noon Thursday at the new dog park on Meridian Avenue and 12th Street at Price Park. (352) 424-4972.

Savor the county: Taste of Pasco, benefiting NAMI Pasco, features food and drink from local restaurants, entertainment, a silent auction, police dog demonstrations and kids' activities from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Rotary Pavilion at the Concourse, 15325 Alric Pottberg Road, Shady Hills. $25 in advance; $30 at the door; free for kids 12 and under; $5 for face painting, bounce houses and balloon artists. Buy tickets in advance at Pasco County Arby's and Gulfside Regional Hospice Thrift Shoppe locations. 1-866-783-1122 or tasteofpasco.eventbrite.com.

Things to do in Pasco County 05/07/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 1:10pm]
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