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From Valentine’s and bluegrass to comedy and heritage — a plethora of events to celebrate in the North Suncoast

Things to do in Pasco and Hernando counties
From left: Alyssa Stevenson as Suzette, Nichelle Mohre-Cassidy as Jacqueline, Kathy Calabro as Suzanne all sitting on Drew Hackworth as George in the Stage West production of Don't Dress for Dinner. George is angry and wants to beat up Bernard for implying his wife was sleeping with his best friend. The play wraps up this weekend in the Forum Theater at Stage West Community Playhouse in Spring Hill. [Carol Ballard]

Festivals and fairs

Heritage Day Festival: The annual festival will celebrate Hernando County’s 176th birthday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 15 along the Good Neighbor Trail behind the 1885 Train Depot Museum at 70 Russell St., Brooksville. The event will include demonstrators, performers and vendors. Hosted by the Hernando Historical Museum Association. There will be a ceremonial cake-cutting, demonstrations of pioneer skills, such as weaving, spinning, chair caning and more. Admission is free. There will be a tour of historic homes available for $15 adults, $5 for children ages 6-12. Call (352) 799-0129. hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com

Friday Night Live: The monthly concert series returns Feb. 14 to Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. This will be a Valentine’s Day concert featuring music by Remember When (1950s through ‘70s) and Soulful, featuring tenor saxophonist Dell O’ Barnes Sr. and the Band. There will be food trucks, games, a night market and full bar. Free admission. Hosted by Brooksville Main Street. Call (352) 540-6409. historicdowntownbrooksville.com

Arts and Autos: The monthly cruise-in car show and artisan market will be 2 to 6 p.m. Feb. 15, at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. With live music and food and drink available. The Uptown Art Gallery at City Hall will be open during the event. Vendors welcome; the cost is $15 for a 10 x 10 space. Artists can reserve a free spot in the gallery to demonstrate their craft live. Free admission. Call (352) 540-6476. historicdowntownbrooksville.com

Florida Bluegrass Classic: Six days of entertainment and camping with RV check-in begins at noon Feb. 17, with entertainment beginning at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, Brooksville. The festival continues through Feb. 23 with a full schedule of entertainers. Headliners include the Atlantic City Boys at 8 p.m. Feb. 21, and Grand Ole Opry star Doug Stone at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 22. Other acts include Johnny Counterfit, The Grascals, Nothin Fancy, Teea Goans, Keith Bass and the Florida Bluegrass Express, and Zink and Company. There will be vendors and hot food available. There will be a classic car show on Feb. 22. Pets on leashes welcome. Tickets are $25-$85; children 12 and younger free with paid adult. Call (386) 385-3500. evansmediasource.com

Pasco County Fair: The 77th-annual fair returns Feb. 17-23 at the Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52, Dade City. Hours are 2 to 11 p.m. Monday, 4 to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to midnight Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to midnight Feb. 22 and noon to 8 p.m. Feb. 23. With carnival rides, games and traditional fair food; student agriculture shows, art and community exhibits. Entertainment includes magic shows, a sanctioned rodeo and bluegrass, gospel and country music concerts. Admission is $10, $5 for ages 6-12; free parking. Midway bands, $20-$25. Call (352) 567-6678. pascocountyfair.com

Music

Valentine’s Day with The Florida Big Band: Join the Florida Big Band for this special performance featuring guest vocalist Katt Hefner at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The Knights of Jazz from River Ridge High School will open. Tickets are $20, reserved seating. Call (727) 434-8327. facebook.com/events/1002761903429663/

Jimmy Buffet Tribute: The Caribbean Chillers will perform a free outdoor concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Sims Park, 5547 Main St., New Port Richey. Bring chairs or blankets. Snacks will be available for purchase from local businesses. No pets, please. The concert is part of the City of New Port Richey Parks and Recreation’s 2019/20 concert series. Call (727) 841-4560. Also, the city is offering free park-and-ride shuttle services to this and the remaining concerts in the series through April 25. The service will transport patrons in a Pasco County school bus to and from Sims Park, beginning at 6 p.m., from the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatics Center; the final bus from the park leaves at 9:30 p.m. This free service is provided by the Pasco County School Board.

The Caribbean Chillers, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band, will perform a free outdoor concert Feb. 15 at Sims Park in New Port Richey. [City of New Port Richey]

Pauly and the Goodfellas: This high-energy interactive show will be presented at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Pasco-Hernando State College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. From American Bandstand to Soul Train, Pauly and the Goodfellas — four singers, a band and a horn section — takes listeners on a musical journey from sock hops to boogie nights, including the innocence of the 1950s to the funk of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Tickets are $30-$35. Visit phsc.tix.com or call (727) 816-3707.

Cahal Dunne: The Irish musician performs at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Dunne has appeared on television and performed for several American presidents. $25. (727) 842-6777. richeysuncoasttheatre.com.

Anclote Symphonic Winds presents “Be My Valentine”: The wind ensemble, under the baton of Maestro J.R. Farley, will perform at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Tickets are $12 for season members, $14 general. Call (727) 842-6777. richeysuncoasttheatre.com

On stage

Don’t Dress for Dinner: The comedy continues through Feb. 16 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. It is a story about a man, his mistress, a chef hired for the night, his wife who doesn’t leave as planned, his best friend (who also is wife’s amour), who all end up at a dinner party where everyone is trying to keep from being found out. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 for students. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113 or visit stagewestflorida.com.

Peter Pan: Dayspring Academy middle school performers will present two shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Calvary Chapel Worship Center, 6825 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. The show tells the story of the epic battle between Captain Hook, his pirates and Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up. Tickets are $5-$75. (727) 238-5018. eventbrite.com

Standup Comedy Spectacular: Bill “Bull” Ohse headlines this show from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Hall of Fame Comedy Theater, 2435 US Highway 19, Holiday. Also featuring Johnny Hobbs. Guests may bring their own beverages; mixers and snacks available. Tickets $15-$50; discounts available at ComedyHOF.com. Call (727) 656-9867. Visit hofevent.com/product/feb-14-bill-bull-ohse-general-admission-vip-admission-matinee/.

Comedy Mind-Reading and Hypnosis Show: Master mentalist and hypnotist Larry Greenberg will entertain from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 18 at High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, Spring Hill. The show is presented by the High Point Ladies Golf Club League. Tickets are $15. Call (352) 596-2397.

Hunks: The Show: Male revue “hunks” will sing, dance and strip in choreographed routines and light shows from 8 to 10 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Gulf View Event Center, 9409 US Highway 19, Port Richey. Doors open at 7 p.m. Must be 21 or older. Tickets are $21.95-$69.95 Call (727) 842-9219 or find tickets on eventbrite.com.

Remembering Anne Frank — Miep Gies: This historical character performance, hosted by the West Pasco County Genealogical Society, will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 19 at CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D., Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. This is a historical character solo performance by international actress and playwright Nan Colton, who will present an overview of Anne Frank and her family, and the life and times of Miep Gies, who hid Frank and her family in Amsterdam during World War II. Seating is limited. To RSVP, text to (727) 271-0770 or email to debbehagner@yahoo.com. Free for society members, nonmembers pay $7.

Dinner shows

Valentine’s Day Dinner Show: Take your valentine for a buffet dinner set to a Frank Sinatra tribute by Bill Stabile from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. $53.50. (352) 799-4653.

Sunday Blues Music Showcase: Dinner served from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by live music from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 16 at Colorama Music, 9302 Denton Ave, Hudson. The Hector Anchondo Band performs. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Reserve tickets on eventbrite.com, then call to reserve a table. $15 for the show, $14.95 for the buffet dinner. Call (727) 619-3871. barrelhouseltalent.com

Valentine Dinner Dance: The Lady’s Guild at St. Vincent de Paul hosts this event from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 15 in Father Farrell Hall at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. Chef Mark will be cooking and entertainment provided by Ron and the Classics. Beer, wine and soda available for purchase. Tickets are $15. Call (727) 938-1974.

Sweeties Dinner/Dance: Take your valentine out for a chicken Parmesan dinner and dancing to music by DJ Lewis from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 5340 High St., New Port Richey. (727) 364-7090.

Hobbies

Stargazing at Starkey: Join the Pasco Astronomers to study the stars from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10550 Wilderness Blvd., New Port Richey. Bring a telescope or view from one that the group will have set up. Call (727) 255-3083.

Classic Car Show, Community Grand Opening: Medley at Mirada, a new 55-plus community, is hosting this grand opening and classic car show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at 31726 Cannon Rush Drive, San Antonio. Enjoy more than 80 classic cars on display, courtesy of Premium Productions. There will be food, drinks, giveaways and tours of model homes and the lagoon. Admission is free. Call (813) 574-5687.

Art events

Art Annual Competition and Exhibition: The exhibit continues through Feb. 29 at the Pasco Fine Arts Center, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. A reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 15. Awards will be given in two categories: professional and non-professional. Call (727) 845-7322. pascoarts.org

‘This is Our Story’ Black History Month Exhibit Reception: The exhibit will be featured throughout February at Uptown Art Gallery (Brooksville City Hall), 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The exhibit celebrates the history of black America, with art and artifacts from collections of several private collectors. Call (352) 540-3811.

The Art in My Mind: The exhibit continues through April 4 at the Uptown Art Gallery (in Brooksville City Hall), 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Featuring works that are “artist choice.” Call (352) 540-3811.

Past Merges Now: The exhibit, featuring works by artist Michael Conway, continues through Feb. 19 at the Rao Musunuru, M.D., Art Gallery at Pasco-Hernando State College West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The show features works that blend new and old, combining fine art, commercial and studio photography through a unique medium. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday. Call (727) 816-3231.

Other Hernando events

14 Friday

Centralia Trip: This guided visit to the Centralia historic site will be at the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area on U.S. 19. Meet at main check station at 9:30 a.m., or meet at Chinsegut Conservation Center (23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville) to follow at 9 a.m. Space is limited, register by calling (352) 754-6722 or email Chinsegut@MyFWC.com or online at MyFWC.com/Chinsegut. Requires hike through heavily forested and swampy terrain off the beaten trail. The program runs three hours, including drive time. Free. (352) 754-6722.

Academia Hernando Spring Lecture Series: The topic is “Women Inventors Who Didn’t Make the History Books,” by Sheryl Long. $10 at the door. 10 a.m. to noon. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Spring Hill, 2301 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 515-0300. academiahernando.org

15 Saturday

Big Day Birdathon: Meet in the parking lot and join other birders to find as many species as possible before dusk. Free. 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Big Lots, 20050 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 848-5776. hernandoaudubon.org

First-Time Homebuyer’s Class: The Hernando County Housing Authority, in partnership with Solita’s House, provides this free class on the third Saturday of the month. Registration is required. Visit solitashouse.wufoo.com/forms/m1m4a6b51cd4osl/ to register. Those having difficulty registering can contact Kim Murphy at kmurphy@solitashouse.com. Free. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arc Nature Coast Education Center and Regional Evacuation Shelter, 6495 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4160, ext. 3.

Beginners Archery: Learn the basics of target archery using compound bows from skilled instructors. This program is for ages 12 and older; advanced registration is required. All equipment is provided by Chinsegut Conservation Center. Register at (352) 754-6722 or online at MyFWC.com/Chinsegut. 10 a.m. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722. outreach.myfwc.com

Nature Coast Botanical Garden: The gardens are free and open daily from dawn to dusk. Plant sales at the nursery are from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays and Mondays, and include plants grown at the gardens. All proceeds go toward the upkeep of the nonprofit gardens. Pet-friendly. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933. naturecoastgardens.com

16 Sunday

Four Chaplains Ceremony: The service honors the four military chaplains, all of different faiths, who died aboard the USS Dorchester, which was torpedoed during World War II on Feb. 3, 1943. The chaplains handed out life jackets to the servicemen aboard, and when there were none left, gave up their own. They were Methodist minister George Fox, Lutheran minister Clark Poling, Jewish rabbi Alexander Goode and Catholic priest Johnny Washington. Various veteran organizations will participate. Free. 3 p.m. Sunday. SpringLife Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 686-1820.

18 Tuesday

Birding at Werner-Boyce Salt Springs: Join the Audubon society to bird the half-mile hiking trail in search of early spring migrants and wading birds. Free, $3 park entry. 8 to 11:30 a.m. Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park, 8737 U.S. 19, Port Richey. (352) 428-2629. hernandoaudubon.org

19 Wednesday

American Heart Month/Tobacco-Free Hernando: In honor of February being American Heart Month, the Tobacco-Free Hernando Partnership will host speakers from the American Heart Association and locally from LifeSouth to raise awareness on the importance of heart health and the negative effects tobacco and vaping have on the heart, presenting on local tobacco control efforts, and holding an open forum on a call to action for addressing the vape and e-cigarette point of sale issues in the county. Free. 4:30 to 6 p.m. People Helping People Headquarters and Community Resource Center, 1396 Kass Circle, Spring Hill. (352) 596-8000. hernandocommunitycoalition.org

Tools to Quit Smoking Program: The single-session program will provide tools to help quit tobacco, including: how to prepare a plan that works, specific ways to deal with cravings, what physical and emotional symptoms to expect and how to cope with them, as well as four free weeks of patches, gum or lozenges, while supplies last. The program is sponsored by Tobacco-Free Florida. Space is limited and registration is required. Free. 5 to 7 p.m. Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (813) 929-1000.

Sierra Club Adventure Coast hosts ‘Green Drinks’: Celebrate a love of nature at this monthly social hosted by the Sierra Club Adventure Coast. This is an informal gathering of environmentalists, professionals, volunteers and supporters that meets on the third Wednesday of each month. A cash bar and food truck is available on site. Everyone is welcome. Call or email sierraclubadventurecoastcc@gmail.com. Free. 5 to 7 p.m. Marker 48 Brewing, 12147 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 277-3330.

20 Thursday

Weeki Wachee Winds Community Concert Band: This is a new community concert band formed by Mark Hengesh, a retired band director with 40 years experience in the Chicago suburban area, directing groups at the elementary, high school, community college and community band levels. All musicians welcome. Rehearsals will be 7 to 9 p.m. each Thursday, Feb. 20-April 23, with concerts April 19 and 23. No fee. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (630) 244-5105.

Look ahead

Veterans, Believe the Hype: Opioids Are Dangerous: With presenter Roderick C. Cunningham of the Drug Enforcement Administration 360 Outreach Program. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 21. Veteran Heat Factory, 16230 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville. (352) 251-7015.

Dinner and Show with Keith Coleman: The entertainer will be singing songs as Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond. A hot buffet dinner is included. $25. 5 to 10 p.m. Feb. 21. St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-1150.

Fasching (Carnival Ball): The German American Club of Spring Hill will host this Fasching (carnival ball). Music will be provided by Eva Adams. The dress code is costume/club casual. Tickets must be purchased in advanced. Tickets $11 for members, $14 for guests. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 21. Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., Brooksville. (352) 688-3744. germanclubspringhill.org

“Kick” Start to Early Literacy Kickball Tournament: The United Way of Hernando County hosts its fifth-annual competitive tournament and family fun day starting at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 22 at Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. Free admission. (352) 688-2026. unitedwayhernando.org

St. Joan of Arc Columbiettes Craft and Vendor Fair: Crafters and vendors can participate; the cost is $20. Email cfaux11317@gmail.com or call. Free. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 22, St. Joan of Arc Parish Hall, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (412) 266-2600.

The Fancy Flea: Pop-up street fair, vintage home and garden market. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 22. Downtown Brooksville, Main Street, Brooksville. (863) 712-3278. fancyflea.net

Guided Hike at Perry Oldenburg: Adults only. The terrain is primarily sand, under 2 miles, through pine forest. Hikers are to meet at the Perry Oldenberg entrance at the end of Deer Run Road. Call in advance for directions, if needed. Free. 10 a.m. Feb. 22. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Murder Mystery — A Taste of Wine: Tickets are $25 for dinner and the show. For an additional $10 per ticket, guests can arrive at 4:30 p.m. for a wine-tasting with the cast prior to the dinner show (which begins at 6 p.m.). $25-$35. 4:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 22. Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Boulevard, Spring Hill. (352) 683-4870.

Spectrum Concert with Hernando Symphony Orchestra: $18 adults, $5 for students ages 5-17. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, 2 p.m. Feb. 23. Central High School, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville. (352) 584-1210.

Mardi Gras Party: An adult-only party with casino gaming, entertainment, prizes and a Cajun gumbo dinner with all the fixings. $35 advance, $50 at door; couples, $60 advance, $75 at door. 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 22. Heffernan Hall, St. Anthony the Abbott Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 796-2096.

Tin Can Tourist Winter Convention: The 101st-annual winter convention features 150 vintage trailer and coaches open for tours. This year features a 1957 Airfloat Landyacht (featured on Travel Channels’ Extreme RVs), 1947 Westcraft, 1948 Prairie Schooner and a 1949 Spartanette. $5 per car. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 22. Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-3082. sertomayouthranch.org

2nd-Annual Chili Cook-Off: The Kiwanis Club of Pasco/Hernando hosts its second-annual cook-off. Proceeds go to the Dream Catcher Program and new Kiwanis Closet to help a local school in need. Cash prizes awarded to winning cooks (first place $200, second place $100, third place $50). $5 to taste and judge; $20 entry for chili cooks. Noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 23. The Drunken Mullet, 3306 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. Vendor spaces and sponsorships available. (727) 808-4097.

Other Pasco events

14 Friday

Book Bazaar: Includes a diverse selection of books, audio and video media, magazines and related materials. Cash or personal checks are accepted (no credit cards). Free admission. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth Street, Dade City. (352) 567-3576.

A Very Alternative Valentine’s Day: Enjoy games, snacks, crafts and alternative emo music. Free. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. (727) 861-3049.

Valentine’s Day Movie on the Lawn: Take your sweetheart or the entire family for a spaghetti dinner and an outdoor screening of Disney’s live action film Lady and the Tramp. Bring chairs or blankets. $10, $15 two. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Fisher Acres, 10325 U.S. 98, Dade City. (813) 924-2668.

15 Saturday

Pancake Breakfast: All-you-can-eat pancakes, plus sausage links or patties, fresh scrambled eggs, orange juice, coffee or tea. Adults $5, Children $1. 8 to 10 a.m. St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, Hudson. (352) 683-6441.

Museum Open House: See four operating train layouts, along with military dioramas and doll house miniatures. $9, 11 and younger free. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling, 2645 Success Drive, Odessa. (727) 460-5872. finescalemodeling.org

Rainwater Harvesting and Rain Barrel Making Workshop: Learn how to install and use a rain barrel in this hands-on workshop provided by the UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Service. Preregistration and prepayment required. No refunds. ifas.ufl.edu/extension-calendar-events/ $40, includes rain barrel to take home. 10 a.m. to noon. One Stop Shop (Stallings Building), 15029 14th St., Dade City. (352) 518-0156. ifas.ufl.edu

Plant Sale: The Elfers Centennial Garden Club holds this monthly plant sale. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. South Holiday Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Road, Holiday. (727) 942-1752.

Community Garden Grand Opening: Join Pasco County for the unveiling of the “Food for All” mural in the new community garden, which provides the community free space to grow fruits, vegetables and flowers. The mural, created in partnership with the Autism Society of Florida, memorializes artwork by Pasco County students depicting what sustainable “Food for All” means to them. Garden plots are available, first-come, first-served. For details, visit sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/pasco/. Free. 11:30 a.m. Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Land O’ Lakes. (813) 929-1229.

Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea: This program is for adults. Library cards are not required. Free. 2 to 3 p.m. Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. (727) 861-3049.

16 Sunday

Walking Meditation: This nature walk will be led by Justin Martz, a teacher-trainer at JivaPatha School of Conscious Yoga and House of Light Yoga in Spring Hill. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a towel or yoga mat, water bottle and insect repellent. No pets. Free. 9 to 10 a.m. Heartwood Preserve, 4100 Starkey Blvd., Trinity. (727) 376-5111.

Country Music Jam: Sonny Oden hosts this jam. All are welcome. $3. 2 to 4 p.m. King of Kings Lutheran Church ELCA, 10337 U.S. 19, Port Richey. (727) 741-7470.

17 Monday

Ladies Fellowship Luncheon: A lunch to benefit Speak Up for Hope. $10. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. World of Life Fellowship, 13247 Word of Life Drive, Hudson. (727) 856-7575.

18 Tuesday

Couples Partner Dance Classes: The first hour of these weekly dance lessons for couples is for beginners, who learn the basics. The second hour offers advanced ballroom and patterns steps. $6 per couple. 1 to 3 p.m. CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, Elfers. (727) 645-5028. caresfl.org

Gulfside hosts Memorial Service: The bereavement services team at Gulfside Hospice invites the community to this memorial service to remember loved ones. Refreshments will follow. Due to limited seating, please RSVP by Feb. 14. Free. 2 to 3 p.m. St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 8320 Old C.R. 54, New Port Richey. (727) 845-5707.

19 Wednesday

Car Seat Inspection: Offered every 45 minutes from 9 a.m. to noon. Free. Pediatric Associates of Tampa Bay Trinity, 10710 State Road 54, New Port Richey. (727) 953-6877.

Hillsdale/Branch County Michigan Get-Together: The annual gathering, now in its 42nd year, is open to all past and present residents and guests of Hillsdale and Branch counties. 11 a.m. Palm Tree Acres Mobile Home Community, 36006 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. (813) 788-1298.

Dating Violence Seminar: View the film One Last Hug, followed by a conversation with Melissa Dohme Hill, domestic violence survivor and member of Hands Across the Bay. Free. 12:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Pasco-Hernando State College - Porter Campus, 2727 Mansfield Blvd., Wesley Chapel. (813) 527-6629. phsc.edu

Gulfside hosts Memorial Service: The bereavement services team at Gulfside Hospice invites the community to this memorial service to remember loved ones. Refreshments will follow. Due to limited seating, please RSVP by Feb. 14. Free. 2 to 3 p.m. East Pasco Seventh Day Adventist Church, 7333 Dairy Road, Zephyrhills. (727) 845-5707.

Intro Ukulele Workshop: Strum and Sing: Learn to play basic chords and simple songs on a ukulele. Taught by the Tampa Bay Ukulele Society. Bring a ukulele or borrow one from the library. Class size is limited and registration is required. Free. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (727) 861-3040.

9/11 Survivor and Advocate Speaks: Michael Hingson, a 9/11 survivor and accessibility advocate, will present “Speaking with Vision.” Blind since birth, Hingson changed careers after surviving the destruction of World Trade Center Tower One with the help of his guide dog, Roselle. Copy’s of Hingson’s book, Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero, will be available for purchase and signing following his talk. Free. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo. (352) 588-8401.

Look ahead

Spring Rummage Sale: Our Lady’s Guild hosts this sale held in Father Farrell Hall. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 21. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. (727) 938-1974.

Quilt Show: More than 400 quilts on display in this show with appraisals, kids activities, silent auction, bed turning, basket walk, lectures and demonstrations. $7-$10. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Feb. 21-22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 23. New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey. (727) 815-7802.

Stan Prinston Performs: Bring dancing shoes and enjoy a night of music with Stan Prinston, lead singer of the Flamingos. A cash bar and optional buffet dinner available. Free admission; 2-drink minimum requested. Buffet, $14.95. 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 21. The Event Center at Colorama, 9302 Denton Ave, Hudson. (727) 619-3871. facebook.com

About Boating Safely: Florida-approved About Boating Safely class. Provides state Safe Boating card and digital library. $40 first family member, $20 each additional family member. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 22. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Hudson Flotilla 11-7, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 697-8013.

Hittin’ the Road for Hospice: The annual motorcycle poker run is to raise money for Gulfside Hospice. The event starts at Harley-Davidson New Port Richey and ends at the Elks Lodge 2731 in Zephyrhills with a post-run celebration with cash prizes, music, prize drawings and more. Cash awards for the first-, second- and third-place poker hand winners. $30. Starts at 9 a.m. Feb. 22. Harley-Davidson of New Port Richey, 5817 State Road 54, New Port Richey. (727) 845-5707. hittintheroadforhospice.org

Masquerade Ball: Masks are appreciated as this formal to semi-formal ball with a cash cocktail hour, glass of champagne, dinner, dancing, auction and a raffle. Benefits Joanne Grassi Scholarship Fund. $60, $100 for two. 6 to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 22. Seven Springs Golf & Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 376-0039.

Out of the Glen: This MacGilliossa production is a visual and musical experience of Celtic culture, music and stories. $25. 7 p.m. Feb. 22. Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 842-6777. richeysuncoasttheatre.com

Challenge the Hills of San Antonio by Bike: Join the Tampa Bay Sunday Bicyclers to take on the hills of San Antonio. Helmets required. Free. 8 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 23. San Antonio Railroad Depot Museum, 32627 Railroad Ave., San Antonio. (813) 603-6147. tampabaysundaybicycle.blogspot.com

To submit an event, visit tampabay.com/things-to-do and click on the “Add Event” tab. Please submit it at least two weeks prior to the event to ensure publication. For further information, contact Phyllis Day at pday@tampabay.com. Follow @pdaytimes.

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