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Roaring '20s: Dance the night away with the Rhythm Kings Dance Orchestra at Puttin' on the Ritz: Sparkle, Shimmer and Shine Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs. Do the fox trot, waltz, Charleston and other dances to big band music. A free dance lesson begins at 6 p.m. Vintage clothing encouraged. A best dressed award will be given. For reserved table seating, $18 or $15 for members and students. $12 general admission (no guaranteed table seat). (727) 942-5605;

Music to your ears: John Timpanelli performs from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 15801 U.S. 19, Hudson. $12 for ticket, dessert and coffee. (352) 293-4882.

Learning experiences

History lesson: The Pasco County Historical Society hosts Saint Leo University director of admissions Reggie Hill at 7 p.m. Friday at American Legion Hall Post 15, 37745 Church Ave., Dade City. Hill presents "Beyond the Shadow of Race: A Social History of Saint Leo, Saint Leo College, Saint Leo Abbey and Holy Name Monestary." The study examines how a Catholic community responded to the black freedom struggle during the civil rights era through the 1980s. A covered dish dinner precedes the program. Bring a dish to share, a beverage, and a cutlery kit. Disposable serving utensils recommended. (352) 567-7449;

Our picks

Family fun: The third annual Cook's Antique and Classic Car Museum Tour is a free, family-friendly event at 11 a.m. Sunday at Component General Inc., 2445 Success Drive in Odessa. Learn about the progress of American culture and the history of automobiles from 1915 to 1986. There is also a collection of antique radios, cameras and other items. Refreshments include popcorn, ice cream, water, soda, cookies and cake. Donations will be accepted to support the Foundation for Early Learning in Pasco and Hernando Counties. (727) 233-8291.

Pow wow: The Spirit People September Pow Wow is at 10 a.m. Friday through Sunday at J.B. Starkey Ranch, 12959 SR 54, Odessa. The American Indian pow wow features drumming and dancing, hand-made crafts, vendor booths and food. $4; free for ages 11 and under. (727) 495-3791.

Art opening: Pasco Arts Council's Very Special Art exhibit opens Friday at the council's art center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. VSA is a society where people with disabilities can learn through and enjoy the arts. Through Oct. 24. (727) 845-7322;

Cancellation: Pasco EcoFest, scheduled for Nov. 8-10 at Sims Park and Starkey Park, has cancelled the art show portion of the event, Change of Art. Call (727) 809-2306 or visit for more information.

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