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Things to do in Pasco, July 6-12

Published Jul. 5, 2012

pull up a chair and sip awhile

Learn about your reds, whites and more as Florida Estates Winery's winemaker Ron Hunt conducts a detailed wine class from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land 0'Lakes. Cost is $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Call (813) 996-2113 or visit

Theater buffs

Motown and more: New York Nights, a new revue with singing and dancing to the sounds of Motown, rock 'n' roll, disco and Broadway, runs through July 15 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $49.50; show only, $38.45, plus tax and tip, for adults, $24.95 and $19.95 for ages 12 and younger. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

Singing orphan girl: Little Orphan Annie returns to the stage in the youth production of Annie Jr., July 13 to 15 and 20 to 22 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $10. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113 or visit

Curtain Call: Auditions for the musical Sweeney Todd are 7 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Saturday at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Those auditioning should be prepared to sing songs from the show. Choreographed movement throughout and minimal readings. Show dates are Oct. 11 to 14 and 19 to 21. For information, contact director Barbara Everest at cabaret

Musically inclined

The beat goes on: Bring your drums, a little refreshment and a friend to the Drum Circle, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex, 2830 Gulf Trace Blvd., Holiday. (727) 942-7439.

Art events

Members only: Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey, presents the annual Members Exhibit through July 28. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Awards winners will be announced at the First Friday event, 6 to 9 p.m. today. (727) 848-6500 or visit

Annual Quilt Exhibit: Runs through July 31 at the Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. Visit the museum for a look at vintage and new quilts. Hours are noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. A tour of the museum is also available, $5 per person. (352) 799-0129.

Film lovers

July's Friday Flix: The New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., salutes Swedish cinema throughout the month. Shows are at 8 p.m. Featured films are Wild Strawberries (today); Summer With Monika (July 13); Autumn Sonata (July 20); and Through a Glass Darkly (July 27). Free.

Consider this

John Timpanelli Shows: 2 and 7 p.m. today and July 13 at Cinema 6, 9510 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Features music and comedy. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. (727) 379-6557.

Think ahead

Friday the 13th Fungi: Rains give rise to a variety of mushrooms. Explore them at 6:30 p.m. July 13 at Jumping Gully Preserve, Fishburne Drive, Spring Hill. (727) 847-2411, ext. 8333; or email kmacmillen@ pasco

Mermaids and more: The 65th Year Mermaid Reunion and Anniversary Celebration is July 14 and 15 at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Shows feature present and former mermaids. Park admission is $13 for adults, $8 for kids ages 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. Call (352) 592-5656 or visit www.weeki

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


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