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Wine for a cause: The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties hosts its annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery, 17810 Forge Drive, Shady Hills. Tickets include tastes of a selection of wines from the vineyard with light appetizers. Tour the processing room, walk through the vineyard and bid in a silent auction. Buy tickets online or at the Early Learning Coalition's Spring Hill office. $25. (727) 233-8291;

Family fun: The Fun Feeds Pasco festival features music, face painting, a book fair, inflatable bounce houses, law enforcement and fire department displays, a plant sale, vendors, free hot dogs, chips, drinks, popcorn and cotton candy from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Keystone Community Church, 21010 SR 54, Lutz. Bring nonperishable food, new toys or monetary donations for the Metropolitan Ministries tent. Donate blood on the Bloodmobile. Admission and parking are free. (813) 948-4522;

Musically inclined

Big band sounds: The 42nd Street Big Band performs Red, White and Blues Veterans Day Salute at 2 p.m. today at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. $12. (727) 842-6777.

Cinematic opera: The Centennial Opera Group presents a free film screening of Puccini's Manon Lescaut at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. (727) 842-4469.

Singin' the blues: Richey Suncoast Theatre's Blues Series concludes with Sarah McClurg's performance at 8 p.m. Saturday at 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. $30-$45. (727) 842-6777.

Music to your ears: John Timpanelli and the Tin Pan Alley Players perform hits of the '40s through the '60s from 3 to 5 p.m. Sundayat Beacon Square Civic Association, 3741 Bradford Drive, Holiday. $10 for members; $12 non-members. Includes dessert and coffee. (727) 379-6557.

Patriotic tunes: Richey Community Orchestra kicks off its season with a performance called Born in the USA, featuring guest performers Randi Olsen and Jason Yungmann, at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. The show is a tribute to American composers including George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Aaron Copland, John Philip Sousa and Leonard Bernstein. Buy tickets at the door, online at or at the RCO Box Office, 6827 Amberjack Lane, Hudson. $15. (727) 919-3866.

Think ahead

Holiday show: Blast from the Past: Disney on Wheels is from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 8 at SpinNations Skating Center, 8345 Congress Street, Port Richey. Top U.S. skaters, including John Burchfield and Lorenzo Bertoglio, will perform to the music of Disney songs with several U.S. skating national champions and medalists. Doors open at 1 p.m. for advanced ticket holders. Buy tickets by Nov. 30, between 10 a.m. and noon Thursdays except for Thanksgiving and Saturdays at SpinNations or online at $10 for adults and $6 for children in advance. $12 for adults and $8 for children at the door, if seats are still available. For information, call (727) 207-4071.

Spirit of the season: White Christmas, based on the 1954 movie, is a romantic musical comedy featuring Irving Berlin songs and dance numbers. The show runs from Nov. 28 to Dec. 28 at Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. Highway 19 in Hudson. Cocktails start at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. Fridays, 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 p.m. Sundays. $49.50 for dinner and show; $38.45 show only; ages 11 and younger, $24.95 and $19.95, all plus tax and tip. (727) 863-7949 or

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This week in Pasco 11/11/13 [Last modified: Monday, November 11, 2013 4:32pm]
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