Sunday, January 21, 2018
Events

Things to do in Pasco

Celebrate old-time music

The 31st annual Florida Old Time Music Championship entertains with workshops, demonstrations, food and, of course, music from 5 to 10 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Pioneer Florida Museum, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City. $5 today; $10 Saturday. Free for children 12 and under. Free parking. No coolers or pets. (352) 567-0262, pioneerfloridamuseum.org, fotmc.org.

Musically inclined

Instrumental sounds: Under the direction of Henry Fletcher, the Richey Concert Band performs its final concert of the season at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at River Ridge High School's auditorium, 11646 Town Center Road, Port Richey. $2. (727) 842-7502 or (727) 842-9177.

Groove to the oldies: The Shops at Wiregrass hosts '70s music by the Black Honkeys from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at shops' valet circle, 28211 Paseo Drive, Suite 100, Wesley Chapel. Free. theshopsatwiregrass.com.

Film lovers

Greased lightning: The GFWC Lutz-Land O'Lakes Woman's Club Relay for Life Team sponsors a free screening of Grease, accompanied by vendors, dance lessons and a costume contest, at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. Food will be available for purchase. (727) 909-0050.

Military movie: Saint Leo University's free Military Film Series continues with The Windtalkers at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Apartment Building 6's first-floor multimedia room, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo. Participants may also register to participate in an online film discussion Wednesday night. (352) 588-7894 or saintleo.edu.

Consider this

Chasco Fiesta: The nine-day celebration kicks off with the West Pasco Sertoma Beef Barbecue at noon today at Sims Park, 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey. The Native American Festival is from 5 to 9 p.m., the carnival is from 5 to 11, and Contemporary Christian Family Music Night is from 6 to 10:30. Carnival wristbands are $20 today. For a full schedule of events, visit chascofiesta.com or call (727) 842-7651.

Author reading: Marine Corps memoirist Tracy Crow reads from her book Eyes Right: Confessions From a Woman Marine at 3:30 p.m. today in Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardroom C of the Student Community Center at Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo. saintleo.edu.

Swap stamps: Buy, sell and appraise stamps at the West Pasco Stamp Roundup from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Regency Park Civic Center, 10240 Regency Park Blvd., Port Richey. (727) 346-6897 or floridastampshows.com.

Celebrate art: The 39th Annual Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Craig Park, 100 Beekman Lane. Saturday's festival is followed by a concert by Circle Sky at 6 p.m. $5 ticket includes a free drink. Free for active duty military and children under 12. No pets or coolers. (727) 937-6109 or tarponspringschamber.org.

Think ahead

Good grapes: Florida Estates Winery's winemaker teaches a detailed class from 1 to 4 p.m. April 14 at the winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. $25 in advance; includes wine, snacks, dessert. (813) 996-2113 or email [email protected]

Ride-along: Pasco Sheriff's Mounted Posse's 5th annual Ride for Hospice is at 3 p.m. April 13 and 9:45 a.m. April 14 at Fair Haven Farms, 15212 SR 52, Land O'Lakes. Riders who register before the event pay $25 for adults, $15 for kids 12 and under, free for children 4 and under (includes a T-shirt). Cost is for both days. Day-of registration is also available. Children under 16 must wear a helmet and safe riding attire and have a parent or guardian on the ride. Negative Coggins must be presented at the gate. For scholarship opportunities, call Carla Armstrong, (727) 845-5707. For information about the event, call (813) 220-8459 or visit rideforhospice.net.

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