Things to do in Pasco, July 17 and upcoming

On stage

American music: Vocalist Eddie Lawrence and the five-piece Company Swing Band celebrate American music at the free Red, White and the Blues concert from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Commons on Pretty Pond, 38130 Pretty Pond Road, Zephyrhills. Call for reservations. (813) 779-4501.

Some bunny loves you: Stage West children's theater presents the musical version of The Velveteen Rabbit. The show, featuring actors ages 6 to 12, wraps up July 19-21. Show times are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday on the Main Stage at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $10 each. (352) 683-5113; stagewest.net.

College daze: Sleuth's Mystery Dinner Theatre and Show Palace Entertainment present The Reunion Saturday at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. Doors open at 6 p.m. The plot of the dinner show revolves around an alumni reunion for the Luray Academy liberal arts college. One of the graduates wants to bulldoze the college and set up condos and must be stopped. Union organizers hope this gala will help raise money to defend the school. But the night doesn't go as planned and turns very dark. . The band is jailed, secret relationships are revealed, and the event ends in murder. Dinner and show tickets are $45, plus tax. (727) 863-7949; palacegrand.com.

Our picks

Thrilling cinema: New Port Richey Public Library's celebration of thrillers continues with a free screening of The Conversation at 8 p.m. Friday at 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 853-1279; nprlibrary.org.

Cinematic opera: The Centennial Opera Group presents a free video screening of Donizetti's comedy The Daughter of the Regiment at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. (727) 842-4469.

Limber up: Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat or blanket for a free family yoga class that's set for 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the meeting room at Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road. (727) 861-3040.

Let's dance: The Spring Hill Community Association will host a Summer Dance Party with Big Daddy DJ Richie Sanvenero from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. The event will include raffles, prizes and snacks. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets cost $10 each. Seating is limited. For reservations or information, call (352) 666-4746.

Consider this

History lesson: William G. Dayton, military historian and author of several pamphlets on local history, discusses recent findings of Fort Dade at the Pasco Historical Society meeting at 7 p.m. Friday at American Legion Hall Post 15, 37745 Church Ave., Dade City. A covered-dish dinner precedes the program. Bring something to share, your own cutlery and beverage. Disposable dishes suggested, unless marked with ID. (352) 567-7449.

Over the border: Two exhibits open July 21 at the Leepa Rattner Museum of Art at St. Petersburg College's Tarpon Springs campus, 600 Klosterman Road. Lin Carte: A Tribute remembers bay area art therapist Lin Carte-Anderson (north gallery). In the south and museum lobby galleries, Metropolis of Kotopoulis features the art of self-proclaimed "artist in residence" Dino Kotopoulis in a retrospective of his two- and three-dimensional creations since moving to the bay area in the 1980s. (727) 712-5762; spcollege.edu/central/museum.

Things to do in Pasco, July 17 and upcoming 07/16/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 1:37pm]

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