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Festivals galore — music, Greek and more — in Pasco and Hernando counties this weekend

This photograph, entitled "Sunrise Departure at DFW," is part of Gabriel A. West's #AVGEEK exhibit in the Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery at Pasco-Hernando Community College's West Campus in New Port Richey. The exhibit continues through Dec. 11. [Courtney Boettcher/PHSC]
Published Oct. 28
Updated Oct. 28

Festivals

St. George’s Greek American Festival: This 35th-annual event will be from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2, and noon to 10 p.m. Nov. 3 at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 9426 Little Road, New Port Richey. Featuring a carnival with midway rides and games for all ages, fair food and a festival cultural celebration with Greek dancing, live music, beer and wine and Greek dishes such as gyros, dolmades, souvlaki, baklava and more. There will be a vendor village, arts and crafts, pony rides, lectures and more. Admission is free. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $30 on site, or online in advance for $20 each, 2 for $35 or a family four-pack (2 adult/2 child wristbands) for $60. Pre-sale ends at 5 p.m. Nov. 1. Individual ride tickets are $1.50 each, $30 for 20 tickets, or $60 for 50 tickets, plus 1 free ride (rides take two or more tickets each). Visit dreamlandamusements.com for coupon savings. Call (866) 666-3247. greekamericanfestival.com

Feast of Mother Cabrini: Nov. 7-10, at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Includes food, entertainment, rides, contests, games, craft vendors and more. Call (352) 683-9666 or email info@stfrances.org.

Riverhawk Music Festival: The four-day festival, now in its 19th year, kicks off at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 and continues through 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville (on the Hernando/Pasco county line). General admission tickets range from $15 for a Sunday carload to $150 for 4-day pass. Features more than 20 national and regional bands playing on three stages, including Americana, Rockabilly, bluegrass, Celtic, Newgrass, roots rock and more. There will be activities for kids, craft exhibitors, music jams, jugglers, face painters, balloon artists, hayrides, food, drink and camping available. Stay for a day or the whole weekend. Tickets $15-$139; children 12 and younger free. Visit riverhawkmusic.com or call (863) 984-8445.

Pasco Kids First Family Fun Day: The family event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at Sims Park, 5547 Main St., New Port Richey. Includes family activities while promoting health and wellness. The Pasco Health Department and New Port Richey Public Library will hold a Trails and Tales family fitness walk around Orange Lake, featuring large pages of the storybook, From Head to Toe, by Eric Carle. There will be units of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, firefighters, touch-a-truck, inflatables and new free bicycle helmets for the first 500 children. There will be a fire hose shoot from 10 a.m. to noon, and the city’s police department will host a K-9 demonstration. The Tampa Bay Lightning’s Rolling Thunder will have games and giveaways until noon. There will be various characters on site (Spiderman, Snow White and others). Free admission; $2 all-day wristbands for inflatables. Call (727) 967-7509.

America’s Day 2019: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Global Jetcare facility at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport. The free event will include educational and aeronautical activities, bounce houses, aviation exhibits, music, a parade, free food, prizes and kid-friendly speakers. The first 1,000 tickets will be entered into the grand prize drawing to win a 30-minute Discovery Air Excursion in a Global Jetcare aircraft. Winners will be announced for the essay contest for high school and middle school students, as well as the poster art contest for children ages 2 to 11. Contact americasday2019@gmail.com or (321) 368-2249. Register for free tickets at bit.ly/2kA1VzI

Halloween

Scream-A-Geddon: The scares and thrills of Halloween are alive throughout October at the annual Scream-A-Geddon at 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City. Open daily through Nov. 2; hours are 7:30 to 11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. This year features a monster midway and zombie paintball assault with multiple scare zones, including Bozo’s Beer Garden, Rage 3D, Demons Revenge, Blackpool Prison, Deadwoods and Infected: Ground Zero. Tickets prices vary from $21.95 to $35.95. Call (813) 452-5412 or visit screamageddon.com.

Music

Richey Concert Band concert: The band, under the direction of Henry Fletcher, will perform at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at River Ridge High School Auditorium, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. A suggested $2 donation is asked. Call (727) 236-9897.

Wayne Pearson Trio: This free concert will be at 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. Sponsored by the Friends of the Pasco County Library System, with additional funding from the Otis G. Pike Charitable Trust. Admission is free. Call (727) 861-3040.

On stage

Brookridge presents Ken Block: The show, geared for all ages, will be at 6:55 p.m. Nov. 4 at Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brooksville. Block is known for his impressions of favorite singers and comedians. The show is part of the Brookridge community’s series of shows, held on the first Monday of each month (October-April). Seating is cabaret-style, with some tables and others in chairs on the side and back of the auditorium. Guests may bring snacks and drinks. Tickets are $10 ($5 for season ticket holders). Call (352) 515-1450.

“In-Laws, Outlaws and Other People (Who Should Be Shot)”: The show opens at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows will continue with weekend performances through Nov. 17. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students. Call (352) 683-5113 or visit stagewestflorida.com.

John Timpanelli and Friends: The musical variety show will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at Oasis Coffee Spot, 9213 Little Road, New Port Richey. Includes singing, comedy and impression. Suggested $5 donation. Call (727) 597-0948. tinpanalleyprod.com

Benefits

NAMI Hernando’s Hollywood Nights Lip Sync Battle: The Hernando County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will host this fundraiser Nov. 2 at Heritage Pines Clubhouse, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., Hudson. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, followed by a sit-down dinner at 6 p.m. before the main event begins at 7 p.m. There will be a 50/50 drawing and raffles. The lip sync battle will include performers of all ages, with professional choreographers Alana Berlinrut and Jenna D’Angelo, and local makeup artists assisting contestants. Tickets are $75. Visit naimhernando.org/lip-sync.

One Community Now 10th Anniversary Diamond Gala: 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. The evening includes dinner, live and silent auctions, exhibits highlighting programs of One Community Now and entertainment by the Black Honkeys. The gala is to celebrate the nonprofit organization’s 10th anniversary. One Community Now has a mission to eradicate childhood hunger and end veteran homelessness. Tickets are $75. Contact Patti Templeton at (727) 858-6117.

Champions of Life Gala: The West Pasco Women’s Wellness and Pregnancy Center will host their annual fundraiser at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. The featured speaker is Gianna Jessen, a national speaker who survived an attempted abortion. Dinner will be included. There is no cost to attend; donations appreciated. Visit pascopregnancy.com, call (727) 846-9999 or email to events@pascopregnancy.com.

Art events

All About Landscapes: This is the Pasco Fine Arts Council’s Pasco Member Show that is on display through Nov. 16 at the West Pasco Fine Art Gallery, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. A reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 8. Call (727) 845-7322 or visit pascoarts.org.

“Expressions of Thanks” Youth Art Contest: A reception will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, Trinity. Light refreshments will be served. The reception will showcase artwork honoring veterans and those serving the military that had been submitted from students in Kindergarten through 12th grade from Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. Veterans served as judges for the contest, sponsored by Medical Center of Trinity. A $25 gift card was awarded to each first place finisher in each grade level; and there are four grand-prize winners whose prizes were a choice of a bicycle or family plus membership to Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park. The artwork will remain on display through Dec. 1 in the hospital lobby and dining room. Call Mary Sommise at (727) 834-4868 or email medicalcentertrinity@hcahealthcare.com.

#AVGEEK exhibit: The exhibit continues through Dec. 11 at the Rao Musunuru, MD, Art Gallery at Pasco-Hernando State College West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Artist Gabriel A. West’s passion of aviation, aerial photography and rare airplane models. Currently training as a pilot, West is an “AvGeek” and a four-time winner of photo contests hosted by major international airports in south Florida. Admission is free. Call (727) 816-3231.

Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America: The multimedia traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution wraps up Nov. 9. at the Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville. It is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays. The exhibit showcases the role of sports and recreation in American culture, and is hosted by the Historic Hernando Preservation Society and City of Brooksville Parks and Recreation. There is no cost to attend. Call (352) 540-3830 or visit hernandopast.org.

Spectacular Color: The exhibit is on display through Nov. 9 at the Uptown Art Gallery at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Admission is free. Call (352) 540-3810. cityofbrooksville.us

Miscellaneous

HarvestMoon Fun Farm’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch: The maze is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 10 at HarvestMoon Fun Farm, 15990 Stur St., Masaryktown. Find the hidden farmer in a five-acre “Lighting Maze” with a 70-foot jumping pillow, pumpkin patch, a candy cannon, cow train, Wizzer ride, petting farm and live entertainment. Flashlight nights held on select Saturday nights. Admission is $11.95, 2 and younger free. Call (800) 373-4811. harvestmoon-farm.ticketleap.com

Sweetfields Corn Maze: The annual corn maze continues Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 3 at Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, Masaryktown. Check out pumpkins, and get lost in a corn maze with a mystery theme. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9.50, $5 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. Call (352) 279-0977.

Family Fun on the Farm: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Nov. 17, at Jimmy Mc’s Farm, 17430 Coon Hide Road, Spring Hill (Pasco County). Features a crop maze, farm animals, tire swings, a tree house, kids crafts, yard yahtzee, human foosball, life-size dominoes and other games. Closed-toe shoes recommended. Admission is $10 (cash only), free for ages 5 and younger. (904) 945-4411.

Other Hernando events

1 Friday

Colossal Yard Sale: Includes furniture, small appliances, household items, collectibles, clothing, baked goods, craft supplies and more. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Tri-County Community Center, 28444 Forbes St., Nobleton. (352) 587-4818.

Academia Hernando Fall 2019 Lecture Series: The topic is “Ernest Hemingway: Innovative Author - Daring Adventurer,” presented by Dedee Aleccia. The lecture is part of a series that continues each Friday through Nov. 8. Sponsored by the Residence of Timber Pines and the Tampa Bay Times. $9 per lecture. 10 a.m. Friday. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Spring Hill, 2301 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 686-4035. academiahernando.org

To Feed or Not to Feed: Does feeding wildlife do more harm than good? This program discusses the ethics, laws and results of feeding wildlife, and will include what to feed, when to feed and how to feed responsibly. This class is for adults. No registration needed. Free. 10 a.m. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Free Laser Tag/Video Games - Friday Night Done Right: There will be high school and middle school competitions. Giveaways and snacks will be provided. Prizes will be given to winners. Free. 7 p.m. Friday. The Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill. (352) 596-8000 or (352) 688-9622. hernandocommunitycoalition.org

Gamma Xi Master, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Fundraiser: There will be hors d’oeuvres and craft beer tasting. Beer and wine will be available for purchase by the glass. This is a benefit for Veterans Heat Factory, a nonprofit organization in Brooksville. $15; donations welcome. 7 to 9 p.m. Marker 48 Brewing, 12147 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 796-6966.

2 Saturday

Springstead Fall Flea Market: Held by the Springstead High School boys basketball team. Vendors pay $10 for two parking spots (one for vehicle). 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-3528.

Wellington at Seven Hills Fall Garage and Bake Sale: 8 a.m. to noon. 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 684-6568.

Fort Dade Avenue Adopt-a-Road Clean Up: Meet at the Spring Hill Cemetery sign on Fort Dade Avenue in Brooksville. Hosted by Nature Coast Conservation, who will provide protective vests, drinking water and bags. Volunteers should wear protective shoes, gloves and a hat. 9 to 11 a.m. Email krydib@gmail.com or call (352) 277-3330.

Nature Coast Botanical Garden Plant Nursery Plant Sale: The botanical gardens are open daily from dawn to dusk. On Saturdays and Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon, find a sale of plants grown at the gardens with budget-friendly prices. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933. naturecoastgardens.com

Master Gardener Nursery: Find a large selection of Florida native and Florida-friendly plants, all from healthy stock, at budget prices, at the nursery open from 9 a.m. to noon, each Wednesday and Saturday, weather permitting. Master Gardener Nursery, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. (352) 754-4433. ifas.ufl.edu

Hernando Audubon Bird Box Buildathon: Hernando Audubon Society and Chinsegut Conservation Center host this family event (for ages 3 and older). Visitors can assemble a bird house, build a bat house with the Florida Bat Conservancy, take home a tree frog tube, or build a solitary bee house. Free. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722. hernandoaudubon.org

Designer Purse Bingo: Includes bingo, dinner, a chance to win designer purses and more. This is a benefit for the NICU at John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and Hernando County 4-H. There will be a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and silent/raffle auctions. There also will be a cigar bar. Sponsored by the Hernando County Fair Association. $40, includes dinner, 10 bingo cards and dauber. 5 to 8 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 585-9775. facebook.com

Brookridge Social Dance: This will be a “Salute to Veterans” dance, with At Large performing dance music from the 1950s to ‘80s. Coffee and ice provided. $7 per person. 7 to 10 p.m. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brooksville. (352) 616-0242.

4 Monday

Hernando Computer Club Open House/Newcomers’ Orientation: Learn what the club has to offer. Refreshments served. Free. 10 a.m. Monday. Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 684-7171. hcc.org

5 Tuesday

Wild About Florida: This is the first of a four-week adult course on land management, environmental and history learning opportunities, state volunteer programs, native landscaping, conservation and Florida wildlife. Call to register. $20; participation is for all four classes. Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 5-26. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

6 Wednesday

Hernando Audubon Trip to See Florida Scrub-Jays: This is a trip to see Florida scrub jays. Laurie Dolan, an environmental specialist with Florida State Park Service, will lead the walk (less than a mile). Meet at the trailhead at 7:30 a.m. or, to carpool, meet at 6:30 a.m. at Sunrise Plaza on Cortez Boulevard (just east of Interstate 75) near Ridge Manor West. Free. Cross Florida Greenways Trailhead at SW 49th Avenue, Ocala. (352) 686-0460. hernandoaudubon.org

Birding Brunch: Not-a-Clue Adventures hosts this brunch and a discussion on birding, as well as an opportunity to bird watch. Prepaid reservations required. Register online. $12. 11 a.m. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722. notaclueadventures.com.

Look ahead

The Little Mermaid: Live Oak Theatre presents the Disney musical weekends, Nov. 8-24, at the Morsani Center for the Arts, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Tickets are $20 adults, $5 for children 13 and younger (must be purchased with an adult ticket). Call (352) 593-0027 or visit mkt.com/liveoaktheatre

To Sod or Not to Sod? Lawn Care and Lawn Alternatives: 10 a.m. Nov. 8 at Hernando County Utilities Administration Building, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Horticulture Agent William Lester will speak. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is requested. Visit hernandoWAS2020.eventbrite.com. The lecture is part of Hernando County Utilities Department’s Water Awareness Series. (352) 754-4705.

Brookridge Social Line Dance: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brooksville. $5. (352) 397-6088.

Jazz for the Moon and Stars: The Hernando Jazz Society will perform at 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at Wellington at Seven Hills, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. $10 single, $15 couple; season tickets $50 (9 shows). (352) 799-9690.

Golf Tournament Benefitting Kathi’s K9s Rescue: Nov. 10, at Hernando Oaks Golf Club, 5230 Delacroix Drive, Brooksville. Registration at 8 a.m., shotgun start at 9 a.m. The cost is $60 per golfer, which includes lunch. A foursome is $200. There will be a hole-in-one contest with a $5,000 prize; there will be other prizes and raffle items. Contact Cheryl Ferris at (352) 345-4251 or cferris48@gmail.com. Visit kathisK9s.org.

Schlachtfest: The German American Club of Spring Hill will host this Schlachtfest dance from 4 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Hernando County Shrine Hall, 13400 Montour St., Brooksville. Food will be served from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and includes smoked pork, wurst, mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes with gravy and rolls. Dancing will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $18 for members, $22 nonmembers, and must be purchased by Nov. 7. Contact Lisa Yaskulski at (352) 688-3744. germanclubspringhill.org.

Other Pasco events

1 Friday

Turkey Dinner: Turkey dinner with all the trimmings, includes special dessert and drinks. All are welcomed. Take-outs available. Adults $10, children $7. 5 p.m. Friday. Our Lady Queen of Peace, 5340 High St., New Port Richey. (727) 849-7521. ladyqueenofpeace.org

Saint Leo University Homecoming: The university, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, is hosting its annual homecoming Nov. 1-3. Special highlights include the Class of 1969’s 50th reunion dinner and celebration; Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity’s 30th reunion with numerous events; Brews & Bites, a chance to sample foods, and local beers and wines; a Greek mixer; Spirit of Saint Leo golf tournament and other events. For a full schedule and registration, visit your.saintleo.edu/hoco. For information, email engagement.giving@saintleo.edu or call (352) 588-8667.

2 Saturday

Wishing Well Bazaar: An indoor-outdoor yard sale with vendors, crafters, live music by Marla Jo and food from Gramma Toni’s Food Truck. Benefits CARES. Free admission; vendor fee is $25 indoor, $15 outdoors. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CARES Rao Musunuru, MD, Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. (727) 863-6868. caresfl.org

Christmas Craft Bazaar: Includes numerous vendors, a bake sale and light lunch available. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hope Lutheran Church (Hudson), 12321 Canton Ave., Hudson. (727) 863-6446.

Democrat 2020 Summit: The East Pasco Democratic Club hosts this Kick-off to 2020 Issues Summit with speakers on Al Gore’s Climate Project, Mothers for Gun Control and education. A full brunch will be served. $35 per person. 10 a.m. Hilton Garden Inn, 26640 Silver Maple Parkway, Wesley Chapel. (813) 780-7178.

Day of the Dead Celebration at Regency Park Library: All ages are welcome to come celebrate the Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos at the library. There will be face painting, skull cookie decorating, the opportunity to create mini ofrendas, a photo booth and more. Free. 12:30 p.m. Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. (727) 861-3049.

Casino Royale: A night of casino gaming with slot machines, black jack, poker, craps, roulette, a raffle and prizes. Benefits the HPH Hospice, food pantries in West Pasco and St. Anne’s Catholic Church. $35-$55. 6 p.m. St. Anne Catholic Church, 7120 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. (727) 810-3545.

3 Sunday

Country Music Jam: Hosted by Sonny Oden. All are welcome. $3. 2 p.m. King of Kings Lutheran Church ELCA, 10337 U.S. 19, Port Richey. (727) 741-7470.

4 Monday

CPAP/BI PAP Clinic: CPAP and BI PAP are both non-invasive forms of therapy for patients with sleep apnea. The screenings are provided every Monday in the Sleep Disorders Center. Free. 1 to 3 p.m. Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey. (727) 953-6877. baycareevents.org

Microsoft Publisher 101 at Land O’ Lakes Library: Learn the basics of Microsoft Publisher to create flyers and posters, brochures/pamphlets, resumes, business cards, newsletters and advertisements. Bring a laptop, if possible (must have Publisher installed). Extra laptops will be provided for patrons to follow along throughout the course. Register at bit.ly/PCLSEvents. Free; registration required. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 929-1214. bit.ly

5 Tuesday

Understanding Your Medicare Options: The Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE) Program has teamed with AdventHealth to offer this presentation and a light lunch. The presentation is designed for those who have turned or will turn 65 in 2019. Reservations are required. Free. Noon. AdventHealth Dade City, 13100 Fort King Road, Dade City. (833) 300-2371.

Jewish studies scholar speaks: The Saint Leo University Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies will host Jewish studies scholar Ruth Langer, who will present a one-hour lecture, “Rabbis and the Ancient Synagogue,” at 12:30 p.m. in TECO Hall of the Saint Leo campus, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo. (352) 588-7298.

Try It Tuesday: School-age children can use their hands and imaginations to make new things. Free. 5 p.m. Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 929-1214.

Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education Task Force Candlelight Vigil: Doors open with a vendor fair and refreshments, with the vigil starting promptly at 6:30 p.m. The vigil is to remember those who have died from substance-related incidents in Pasco County, and recognize the thousands in the community suffering from addiction. Hosted by Pasco ASAP. Free. 6 to 8 p.m. Pasco-Hernando State College - West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. (813) 502-9474. pascoasap.com

6 Wednesday

British Telly: Sip hot tea and munch biscuits as you watch British television programs. Free. 10:30 a.m. South Holiday Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Road, Holiday. (727) 834-3331.

7 Thursday

Fall Book Sale: The Friends of the Land O’ Lake Library will host this sale, which includes a pre-sale 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 7, that has a $5 admission fee. Raffle tickets will be available for a theme cooking basket drawing during the sale. The regular sale (no admission fee) will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9. Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 929-1214.

Lectures on the Lawn: Ten Foods that Define Florida: Pasco County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources hosts this cultural event that includes a presentation by American historian and author Gary R. Mormino. The event will open with music by Andy Bryant. A food truck will be on site. Bring chairs and blankets for this outdoor event. Visit bit.ly/2M2vhle. Free. 7 to 9 p.m. Starkey Ranch District Park, 11880 Lake Blanche Drive, Odessa.

Look ahead

Deaf and Hard of Hearing’s 11th-annual Wine Tasting and Auction: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 8, at Seven Springs Golf and Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd., New Port Richey. Many items donated from the community will be auctioned, including silent auction items and baskets for ticket drawings. There will be entertainment, games and hors d’oeuvres, as well as a variety of wines to taste. Tickets are $30 each, $50 per couple. All proceeds benefit the programs and services of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Pasco and Hernando Counties. Dress is business casual. Call (727) 853-1010, email jthomas@deafhhsfla.org or visit deafhhsfla.org.

IPW Hardcore Wrestling: Back For More: IPW Hardcore Wrestling returns as part of the CWF Legends FanFest 6 weekend at 8 p.m. Nov. 8 at Gulf View Event Center, 9409 US Highway 19, Port Richey. There will be a full bar and menu available. $20; tickets are limited. (912) 220-2885. facebook.com

Fighter Town USA: The Bay City Flyers, a local radio control flying club, is offering the public an opportunity to experience the hobby of radio-control flying from 8 a.m. Saturday. Conner Preserve, 22500 State Road 52, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 995-0545. Baycityflyers.org

Cornhole Tournament: 2 p.m. Nov. 9, American Legion Post 147, 17383 Gunn Highway, Odessa. The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 147 hosts its annual cornhole tournament to help finance charitable work projects. Food and a bar will be available. Free face painting for the children. Adult contestants $10 advance, $15 at event;, kids are $2. Call (813) 767-9447.

Simply Tina: This outdoor Tina Turner tribute concert will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Sims Park, 5547 Main St., New Port Richey. The concert is part of the City of New Port Richey Parks and Recreation’s 2019/20 concert series. Free. (727) 841-4560.

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