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Wine for a cause: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Florida hosts their fifth annual Wine Tasting and Auction from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive. The event features celebrity pourers, including Melanie Snow of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Queen Chasco (Victoria Barley), King Pithla (Sandy Barley) and West Pasco Eminent Pioneer Bob Memoli. There will be hors d'oeuvres, wine from Time for Wine, craft beers and auctions. Dress is business-casual. Proceeds from the event benefit the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Florida. $30 per person; $50 per couple. For tickets: call (727) 853-1010; visit deafhhsfla.org; or email jthomas@deafhhsfla.org.

Take in a play: Broadway's longest running hit musical Les Misérables premiers at 8 p.m. Thursday at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Set in 19th century France, this is the story of Jean Valjean, who vows to take care of a dying woman's daughter. Featuring songs such as I Dreamed a Dream, One Day More and Who am I, The show continues weekends through Nov. 24. Tickets are $20. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113 or visit stagewest.net.

Motorcycle mania: Enjoy a 10-class motorcycle show, with trophies awarded for best in show and first and second place, a beer garden, food, vendors and music by Jaded on Saturday along Fifth Avenue, downtown Zephyrhills, east of U.S. 301. Registration for the show is between 4 and 6 p.m. and is $10 per bike per class. (813) 780-1414 or mszi.org.

Volkswagen pride: The 25th annual Pasco Bug Jam transforms Dade City into BugVegas, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52. More than 500 show entries are traditionally showcased. There will be hundreds of VW swap vendors, new parts vendors, new VW dealers, and others offering toys and collectibles. There will be an Elvis tribute show, an Elvis look-a-like contest and a "Little White Chapel" for couples to renew their wedding vows. $5 plus a can of food for adults; children ages 10 and younger are admitted with a can of food; $2 parking. A pre-Jam party will be 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday in downtown Dade City, near the Historic Pasco County Courthouse. (352) 567-6678; pascobugjam.com.

Musically inclined

Singing songs: Fifty-voice women's chorus, Thursday Musicale, performs with Wiregrass Ranch High School's chorus, directed by Solangi Santiago, at 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs, 4651 Little Road, New Port Richey. The performance features music in celebration of Veterans' Day, including a medley of Irving Berlin's music, closing with God Bless America. Free; donations for the group's scholarship fund accepted. (727) 934-3647.

Singin' the blues: Richey Suncoast Theatre's Blues Series continues with Isabel Rose performing at 8 p.m. Friday at 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. $30 to $45 reserved seating. (727) 842-6777; richeysuncoasttheatre.com.

A new twist: Richey Suncoast Theatre hosts Klassika: a Night at the Popera at 8 p.m. Saturday at 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The group performs a mixture of pop and opera. $15. (727) 842-6777; richeysuncoasttheatre.com.

Art offerings

Opening reception: Pasco-Hernando Community College's Rao Musunuru, MD, Art Gallery hosts an opening reception for Mobius Past and Present from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the gallery, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The exhibit includes a compilation of past and present works that have been published in the student-produced Mobius Literature and Arts Magazine. The exhibition runs through Dec. 11. (727) 816-3231; phcc.edu/gallery.

Arts and crafts: Shop for handmade items from more than 35 vendors at an annual arts and crafts fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Hudson, 13123 U.S. 19. Also features baked goods and a car wash. (727) 868-6178.

A golden anniversary: The West Pasco Art Guild anniversary show, sale and celebration is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the guild, 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. The Suncoast Harmony Singers will perform. The guild will also be open from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Special exhibits of member artwork will be on display through the month at Pasco Arts Council, Hudson Library, New Port Richey City Hall, Mezzaluna Restaurant and Market Off Main Street. (727) 841-7732; westpascoartguildandgallery.org.

To submit Things to Do events, contact Arleen Spenceley at aspenceley@tampabay.com.

This week 11/04/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 11:57am]
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