1. Life & Culture

Things to do in Pasco County, Nov. 16

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Published Nov. 15, 2012

Theater buffs

Golden ticket: Arts in Motion Community Youth Theatre & Art Education Inc., presents Willy Wonka at 7 p.m. today; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center at Bishop McLaughlin High School. This production features about 50 children in grades K-12. $15 for adults; $7 for students at www.

Do-Re-Mi: The Sound of Music wraps up Saturday at the Show Palace Dinner Theater, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Adults: dinner and show, $49.50; show only, $38.45, plus tax and tip. Ages 12 and younger: $24.95 and $19.95. (727) 863-7949 or toll-free 1-888-655-7469.

Playing for laughs: Beyond Therapy, a sex comedy recommended for ages 18 and older, concludes this weekend at the Forum at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sunday at 2 p.m. $12. (352) 683-5113.

On screen

Movie in the park: Bring lawn chairs, a blanket and a picnic dinner or snack (no alcohol) as the New Port Richey Cultural Affairs Committee presents Chicken Run today at Sims Park. Movie starts at dusk. Free.

Musically inclined

Sweet Adelines: Heritage Arts Center Association presents the Toast of Tampa Show Chorus at 7 p.m. Saturday at Pasco Middle School, 13925 14th St., Dade City. Tickets $20, available from any HACA member, the Dade City Chamber of Commerce, American Eagle Antiques or at the door.

Holiday fare: The Nature Coast Festival Singers will perform a Christmas concert at three venues featuring classical and contemporary selections. Concerts are at 3 p.m. Nov. 25 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way (U.S. 19), Weeki Wachee; 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W in Brooksville and 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at First United Methodist Church of Hudson, 13123 U.S. 19 N. Donations will be accepted for a music scholarship fund. Call Jackie Kerschbaum, (727) 868-6365.

Art events

Artsy gifts: Handmade Holiday Gift Gallery and Genesis Preparatory School Student Art Exhibit runs through Dec. 29 at the Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 848-6500 or

And then some: The Pasco Arts Council 2012 Holiday House Opening/West Miniature Railroad Open House/Elfers Centennial Garden Club Plant Sale, 9 a.m. Saturday at the PAC art center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. Features handmade gift items including ornaments, candlesticks, glass napkin rings and jewelry. (727) 845-7322.

Consider this

Salt marsh players: Take a trek into nature at noon Saturday at Boy Scout Preserve, Green Key Road, New Port Richey. Call Katie MacMillen at (727) 847-2411, ext 8333 or email

Looking up: Watch as skydivers jump in 16-way competitions, high- altitude loads and night jumps as Skydive City celebrates the 51st Anniversary Reunion and Annual Thanksgiving Boogie and Turkey Meet, Saturday through Nov. 26 at 4241 Sky Dive Lane, Zephyrhills. (813) 783-9399 or

Send events to Michele Miller, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668 or email Submit items at least two weeks in advance.