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From a ‘Palooza’ fest to noshing crustaceans; plenty to do in the North Suncoast

Things to do in Pasco and Hernando counties
The annual Paulie Palooza festival in downtown Zephyrhills draws a big crowd to a day filled with eight bands performing on the Main Street Stage, food trucks along Fifth Avenue and a variety of vendors. This year's event will be from noon to 9 p.m. Feb. 29, and is a benefit for Gulfside Hospice. [Kirsty Churchill/Gulfside Hospice]

Festivals and fairs

Sunwest Crab and Shrimp Festival: The fifth-annual festival will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 28, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1 at SunWest Park, 17362 Old Dixie Highway, Hudson. Featuring live music by the Black Honkeys, Matchbox 2/0 and Scott Jordan. There will be crab races, cornhole, vendors, photo booths and tons of seafood. Benefits the Stano Foundation and Gulfside Hospice. Admission is $5 (food/drink additional). Call (727) 674-1464.

‘The Battle of Santa Rosa’ Civil War Living History Event: The two-day event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 29 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 1 at Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City. Featuring live entertainment, traditional crafts, sutlers (vendors) and food. The battle reenactment will be at 2 p.m. both days. No pets allowed. Due to the loud cannons, hearing protection is recommended for small children. Admission is $10, students $5, free for ages 4 and younger. Call (352) 567-0262. pioneerfloridamuseum.org

Paulie Palooza: The annual all-day music festival to benefit Gulfside Hospice will be from noon to 9 p.m. Feb. 29 along Main Street, Zephyrhills. Featuring a variety of bands performing, as well as vendors, food trucks, drawings and a silent auction. The lineup includes Time Travelers, David Teague, Bee Whispers, Jase Randall Band, Colony Hills Band, Not Your Usual Suspects, Mark Fitzpatrick and The Sand Spurs. Admission is a suggested $5 donation for Gulfside. Call (727) 845-5707.

Grand Opening of the Florida Mermaid Trail: The celebration will kick off at 10 a.m. Feb. 29 in downtown Brooksville. A Best Mermaid contest for both people and animals begins at 10:15 a.m. Weeki Wachee Springs mermaids, along with live music by Joe Solomon and Bill Creel, will entertain while walkers search for 20 bronze statues mounted on buildings along the Florida Mermaid Trail. The trail includes two routes (1.1 mile and 2.2 mile) along Main and Liberty streets, Brooksville Avenue, the Good Neighbor Trail, Jefferson and Broad streets, Saxon and Fort Dade avenues. Walkers can use the Distrx phone app or a full-color map. Visit HistoricDowntownBrooksville.com or call (352) 540-6409.

Music

Celebrate: This is a tribute to the great vocal bands of the 1960s and ‘70s, with hits from artists such as Three Dog Night, The Monkees, Grand Funk Railroad and the Doobie Brothers. It will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 29 at Pasco-Hernando State College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $30-$35. Visit phsc.tix.com or call (727) 816-3707.

Richey Concert Band: The band, under the direction of Henry Fletcher, will perform at 2:30 p.m. March 1 at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. The band will play an eclectic selection of music. Suggested $2 donation. Call (727) 236-9897.

On stage

Duffy Hudson as Burns and Houdini: This will be an evening of laughs and thrills when the one-man show returns as George Burns, as well as Harry Houdini. The show will be on the Forum Stage. $15. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 29 and 2 p.m. March 1, Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113.

Duffy Hudson, a nationally-known performer, storyteller and character actor, will perform as George Burns and Harry Houdini in two shows only, Feb. 29-March 1, at Stage West Community Playhouse in Spring Hill. [Stage West]

Guys and Dolls: Free performances of the classic Broadway musical will be offered Feb. 28 to March 1, in the Black Box Theatre at Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. While admission is free, tickets must be reserved by emailing requests to StLeoTheatre@saintleo.edu. For information, call (352) 588-7391.

Storytelling Magic Show and PJ Party: Throw on your PJ’s and celebrate Read Across America with Magic Clyde the Storytelling Magician from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 2 at Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. The show is free. Call(727) 861-3049.

Spamalot: Monty Python’s silly musical comedy of King Arthur and his knights, opens at 7:30 p.m. March 5 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows continue weekends through March 15. Based on the film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Tickets $19-$25. Call (352) 683-5113 or visit stagewestflorida.com.

Competition and sport

8th-Annual Disability Awareness 5K & Family Fun Run: This Disability Awareness Walk and Roll will be from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 29 at West Hernando Middle School, 14325 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville. Participants can enjoy inclusive activities designed to promote disability awareness for families, schools and communities. All funds raised will be used to sponsor summer camp opportunities for Hernando County students with disabilities. $10-$25. Call (352) 797-7070, ext. 490.

Dawning Family Services’ 3rd-Annual Clay Day: The event is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Tampa Bay Sporting Clays Facility, 10514 Ehren Cutoff, Land O’ Lakes. The day begins with a light continental breakfast, followed by a few hours of shooting clays, then wrapping up with lunch, raffles and awards. The fundraising event benefits Dawning Family Services. Prices start at $150. Call (813) 875-2024. Visit facebook.com/events/343320669626107/.

Inaugural Dawg Beach Volleyball Tournament: This tournament is part of the Cash Bash weekend, and will start at 8 a.m. Feb. 29 and March 1 at the Gill Dawg Event Center, 5419 Treadway Drive, Port Richey. There will be music, a players party and coed quads tournament on Saturday, followed by a Queen and King of the Beach tourney on Sunday. Played with the old school rules. Players pay $25 per person; $100 for the quads coed. Call (317) 670-0235.

Specialty

Hernando Home and Garden Show: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce hosts this one-stop show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 29 at the Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. The event includes everything from realtors to cleaning companies, cabinets to flooring, and even lawn care. Admission is free. Call (352) 796-0697.

Coin and Stamp Expo: The Coin Club of Pasco County sponsors this event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 29 at Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Includes coins, currency, bullion and jewelry that will be bought, sold and appraised. Hourly door prizes awarded. Visitors can register to win a 1-ounce silver eagle. Food available for purchase. Free admission and parking. (727) 534-7597.

Infinite Stitches Quilt Show: This judged quilt show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 28 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 29 at Crystal River Armory, 8551 W Venable St., Crystal River. With vendors, a boutique, quilt raffle, small quilt sale and demonstrations. An appraiser will be on site. Admission is $8. Call (407) 361-1696.

Art events

Nature Coast Art Show: The fifth-annual show features original artwork by emerging and professional artists from Florida’s Nature Coast. A reception is from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 29, with the show and sale continuing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 1 at Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. The reception includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages, as well as artists ,who will be on hand for conversation. The show and sale will include food and a silent auction. Free. Call (352) 686-7034.

No Passport Needed: The exhibit continues through April 8 at the Rao Musunuru, M.D., Art Gallery at on the college’s West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Charlene Jones, Pasco-Hernando State College adjunct instructor of humanities and art, showcases her eclectic international collection of fine and folk artifacts, and includes items from Asia, Africa, South America, Central America and the Caribbean Islands. 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.

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.

Other Hernando events

28 Friday

Beginning Birding: Take a short walk and learn to identify birds at feeders. Free. 8 to 11:30 a.m. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 428-2629. hernandoaudubon.org

Academia Hernando Spring Lecture Series: The topic is “The Virgin Queen: Elizabeth I,” by Stephanie Keating. $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

Wonderful Water: Bring the kids to this educational program, where they will learn about the water cycle and take a walk to May’s Prairie to explore a native wetland. Wear shoes and clothes suitable for exploring in the woods, water and insect repellent. The walk to the wetland and back is 2 miles. No need to register. Program runs up to 2 hours. Free. 10 a.m. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722. outreach.myfwc.com

29 Saturday

Springstead Spring Flea Market: The flea market in the parking lot is held by the Springstead High School boys basketball team. The cost is $10 for two car spaces (one space for vehicle, the other for merchandise). Vendors must provide their own tables and chairs. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-3528.

Homeowner Vegetable Gardening 201 Workshop: Horticulture agent William Lester will present this workshop, which is an advanced version of the Vegetable Gardening 101 Workshop. University of Florida experts will discuss identifying and controlling common vegetable plant diseases, improving soil with cover crops, advanced insect identification and control recommendations, and what to do about nematodes. Space is limited. Register through Eventbrite. $20. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County, 1611 Aviation Loop, Brooksville. (352) 754-4433.

Florida Young Birders Club: This is the initial outing and meeting of the new group for young birders ages 12-18 interested in learning more about birds, bird watching and environmental careers. All ability levels welcome (from beginners to experienced). The morning will be spent exploring the Lettuce Lake Park trails and boardwalks. Then, the group will discuss and plan the next couple of outings, as well as club details. Bring binoculars or some can be borrowed. Parents need to stay with their children. Supported by Tampa Audubon and Florida Aviation Conservation. 9 a.m. to noon. Lettuce Lake Park, Visitor Center, 6920 E Fletcher Ave., Tampa. RSVP to fybc.tampabay@gmail.com.

Rally to Ban Fracking in Florida: The Sierra Club Adventure Coast and Nature Coast Conservation host this rally to urge Gov. Ron DeSantis and state Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, to ban fracking in Florida this legislative session. Free. 10 a.m. to noon. Spring Hill waterfall entrance at Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 277-3330.

Chili Supper at Tri-County Community Center: No tickets or reservations needed; donations accepted to help rebuild the center, which was damaged by fire. 4 to 6 p.m. Tri-County Community Center, 28444 Forbes St., Nobleton. (352) 587-4818.

Nature Coast Botanical Gardens: 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. Free. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933. naturecoastgardens.com

1 Sunday

Free Community Yoga Day: Bring your yoga mat and join instructors for a free yoga session on the lawn. Free. 10 to 11 a.m. WellCome OM Center, 4242 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 600-4242. WellComeOMCenter.com

4 Wednesday

Hernando Audubon Birding Trip to Honeymoon Island State Park: Expect to see waders, shorebirds, gulls and terns, and perhaps a bald eagle’s nest. To carpool, meet at 6:15 a.m. at the Publix at Pinehurst and U.S. 19, south of Spring Hill Drive; or meet at 7:15 a.m. in Dunedin on Curlew Road (SR 586) causeway at the pull-off on south side before the draw bridge. Park fee $4 per person, $8 for 2-8 people. Honeymoon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd. (at the West end of Dunedin Causeway, Dunedin. (352) 686-0460. hernandoaudubon.org

5 Thursday

2020 Women in Leadership Summit: Hosted by the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce. The all-day event includes workshops focused on women’s empowerment and leadership strategies. The speaker will be Fawn Germer, best-selling author of nine books, including Hard Won Wisdom, a book on Oprah Winfrey. $60; includes continental breakfast and lunch. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0697. hernandochamber.com

Wellness Lecture: The topic is “Learn How to Sleep to the Best Rhythm — Minus the Drugs,” presented by Maria Scunziano-Singh, MD. Free. 5:30 to 7 p.m. WellCome OM Integral Healing & Education Center, 4242 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 600-4242. wellcomeomcenter.com

Look ahead

27th-Annual Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 6 and 7, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 at Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. The annual three-day festival features arts and crafts, ‘swamp’ food, more than 100 vendors, a kids zone and the Swamp Monster (Saturday) contest with cash prizes. New this year is the Kiddie Swamp Monster Contest (Sunday) for children 2-6, who also win cash prizes. Admission $5; $3 for ages 6-12; free for ages 5 and younger. (352) 597-4424. swampfestweekiwachee.com

U.S. Navy Band: 7 p.m. March 6, Hernando High School, 111 Ernie Chatman Run, Brooksville. Brooksville is one of only 20 cities in six states to host a performance of the U.S. Navy Band during its 2020 tour. The concert will feature the Navy’s Concert Band, Sea Chanters chorus and Cruisers popular music group. Tickets are available at All About Music in Spring Hill, WWJB Radio and Hernando High School in Brooksville. Free. (352) 797-7015.

Dodge Ball-Friday Night Done Right: This “Middle School Madness” is a dodgeball event for middle school students in grades 6-8. Free. 7 to 9 p.m. March 6, Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 596-8000. hernandocommunitycoalition.org

Rummage Sale & Outdoor Flea Market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 7, Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Boulevard, Florida Hills. Vendors welcome. Call John for details at (352) 238-6684; to reserve a vendor space, call Shannon at (352) 549-3432.

Brookridge Social Dance: 7 to 10 p.m. March 7, Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brooksville. This will be the “Looking for the Gold” St. Patrick’s Day Dance, with Johnny Lobo performing dance music from the 1950s to ‘80s. Casual dress. Guests may bring their own beverages and snacks; coffee and ice provided. Call for reservations. $7 per person. (352) 616-0242.

Homecoming: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8, Lake Lindsey United Methodist Church, 22400 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. The Homecoming service will include singing by the Gulf Ridge Quartet. There will be a covered dish meal after the service. Stay for fellowship and chatting with old friends. Bring a covered dish to share. (352) 688-4053.

Hernando Jazz Society: 2 p.m. March 8, Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. The Hernando Jazz All Stars will perform ‘Sophisticated Ladies.’ Wellington’s Bar and Grill will offer an optional buffet and cash bar. Admission $10 or $15 per couple; free for HJS members. (352) 799-9690.

Community Movie Night: 6 p.m. March 8, Christian Life Assembly of God Church, 13065 Jacqueline Road, Spring Hill. The movie to be shown is Unplanned, which unfolds the transformation in the life of Abby Johnson, from her journey from Planned Parenthood clinic director to becoming a leading advocate for life and women in crisis. Popcorn will be served. This is not recommended for young children. No childcare provided. Free. (352) 597-1139.

Other Pasco events

28 Friday

Car Seat Class: Provided by the Suncoast Safe Kids Coalition. Car seats available for participants are convertible seats, which accommodate children from infancy (rear-facing starting at 5 pounds) and switch to the forward-facing position (up to 65 pounds). The cost is $20 per car seat, collected at class (cash or money orders only). Booster seats are $10 and for children at least 4 who weigh a minimum of 40 pounds. The cost may vary per special circumstances, such as high weight limit or special referral. RSVP online at HopkinsAllChildrens.org/CarSeats or call. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Johns Hopkins All Childrens Outpatient Care Pasco, 4443 Rowan Road, New Port Richey. (727) 767-7835. eventbrite.com

Solutions to Foot and Ankle Problems: Aaron Mates, MD, an orthopedic surgeon, will discuss common foot and ankle problems, ways to improve performance and decrease pain, and new treatment options and surgical technology. Free. Noon. Baycare Outpatient Center Trinity, 2102 Trinity Oaks Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 953-6877.

29 Saturday

Children’s Dental Day: Low-cost dental services provided to children ages under 18 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Services include X-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants and fillings. Most insurance plans, including Medicaid and Florida KidCare, are accepted (services are free for uninsured children). There will be games and educational activities for children, as well as giveaways and prizes. Appointments are a must; limited walk-in slots available. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dade City Dental Center, 37944 Pasco Ave., Dade City. (352) 518-2000. premierhc.org

Civility in Elections discussion: The West Pasco Historical Society hosts this event. Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley will discuss the history of civility in the election process. Also appearing are Democratic Party representative Kelly Smith and Republican Party representative Anne Corona. Free. 1 to 2 p.m. Peace Hall, Corner of Grand Boulevard and Sims Lane, New Port Richey. (727) 847-0680. westpascohistoricalsociety.org

1 Sunday

Country Music Jam: Sonny Oden hosts this weekly 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.

2 Monday

Hearing Clinic: Free ear wax removal and hearing aid battery. No appointments necessary. Free; first come, first served. 10 a.m. to noon. CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. (727) 807-7082. caresfl.org

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

3 Tuesday

Afternoon Tea Social: Bring a favorite book, wear a favorite hat and sundress, and enjoy light refreshments, including hot tea and finger snacks. For adults, ages 18 and older. Registration is highly recommended as space is limited. Free; registration required. 1 to 3 p.m. Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 929-1214. bit.ly/PCLSEvents

Gardening to Attract Birds: A member of the Tampa Audubon will discuss how the landscape can become a destination for feathered friends in this UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar. Free. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes. (352) 518-0156.

4 Wednesday

AdventHealth Health Education Program: The topic is “I Can See Clearly Now — Help for Cataracts,” presented by Jonathan Kaufman, MD, a board-certified cornea, cataract and refractive surgeon. Dr. Kaufman will discuss causes, symptoms and successful treatments. Free; reservations required. Noon to 1 p.m. Adventhealth Zephyrhills, 7050 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills. (877) 534-3108.

CES New Port Richey 25th Anniversary: Celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary with product demos, promotions, food and raffle prizes. Food catered by Robert’s Smokin’ BBQ and Wing House. Free. 4 to 7 p.m. City Electric Supply New Port Richey, 5922 US 19 N, New Port Richey. (727) 841-0909. cityelectricsupply.com

Growing Mushrooms: Whitney Elmore, Pasco County Extension Director, will provide this workshop on mushrooms and lichens. Registration requested. Free. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (352) 518-0156.

5 Thursday

Tampa Bay’s Advanced Manufacturing and Product Demonstration: Join the Ultimate 3D Printing Store team as they showcase products, including SLS printers, 3D printers, laser engraving machines, CNC machines, resins, and more. Free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 210 Seminole Blvd., Trinity. (813) 280-1115.

AdventHealth Health Education Program: The topic is “Safeguard Yourself from Colorectal Cancer,” presented by Thushy Siva, MD, a general and endoscopic surgeon; and Sudhir Kalaskar, MD, a general and colorectal surgeon. They will discuss how this highly preventable cancer can be detected early. They also will discuss digestive health issues. Free; reservations required. 12 p.m.- 1 p.m. Thursday. Adventhealth Zephyrhills, 7050 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills. (877) 534-3108.

Look ahead

Women in STEAM Conference: Saint Leo University hosts this conference, which includes information and resources for women and girls considering career options or training in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Youth, $50; adults, $100. Scholarships available. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 6 and 7. Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo. (352) 588-8602. saintleo.edu

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Speakeasy: Dinner is from 6 to 7 p.m., with the show from 7 to 10 p.m. March 6 and 7, Event Center at Colorama, 9302 Denton Ave, Hudson. $35, presale admission. (727) 619-3871. eventbrite.com

Queen of Peace Shrimp Fettuccini Alfredo Dinner: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 6, Our Lady Queen of Peace, 5340 High St., New Port Richey. $10 adults, $7 kids. (727) 849-7521. ladyqueenofpeace.org

Founder’s Day Roaring ‘20s Street Dance: 6 to 9 p.m. March 6, Eiland Clock Stage, 38537 Fifth Ave., Zephyrhills. Free. mainstreetzephyrhills.org

Founder’s Day Run: 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. March 7, in historic downtown Zephyrhills. Choose from a 5K timed run or a 1-mile fun run. $15-$25. (813) 453-9042. pcczephyrhills.org

Pull For Kids: Take aim and shoot at this benefit for Camp Idlewild of Florida. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 7, Tampa Bay Sporting Clays Facility, 10514 Ehren’s Cutoff, Land O’ Lakes. $150. (813) 996-1226. campidlewildofflorida.com

Leisure Days RV Park Craft Fair and Yard Sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 7, Leisure Days RV Resort, 34533 Leisure Days Drive, Zephyrhills. (567) 201-5149.

Founders Day Parade and Heritage Festival: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 7, throughout Historic Downtown Zephyrhills. Includes food, arts and crafts vendors, games, music and a parade with more than 100 entries. Free. (813) 780-1414.

StoryWalk Ribbon-Cutting: 10 a.m. March 7 at James E. Grey Preserve, 6938 Plathe Road, New Port Richey. The New Port Richey Public Library and New Port Richey Parks and Recreation Department host this ribbon-cutting of the city’s first permanent StoryWalk, which offers a story told at 18 different posts through the preserve. The ribbon-cutting event will include refreshments, goody bags and a special craft for children who complete the StoryWalk. Free. (727) 853-1279.

Aripeka Elks 2520 Golf Outing: 11:45 a.m. March 7, Meadow Oaks Golf and Country Club, 13125 Fairwinds Road, Hudson. After the golf tourney, players and sponsors will be invited for a buffet dinner and award prizes at the Elks Lodge on Denton Avenue. $55 per golfer. (727) 868-2994.

Spotlight on Talent: Noon and 7 p.m. March 7, Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel, 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel. Judged performing arts competition, hosted by the Heritage Arts Center Association, featuring young performers from elementary through high school. The noon performances will be younger solos and all groups; the evening performances will be for older solos. Adults, $12 per show or $20 both; students pay $6 or $10. (352) 567-1720. heritagearts.org

Zephyrhills Art Club Annual Art Show: 1 to 5 p.m. March 7 and 8, Elks Lodge, Zephyrhills, 6851 Wire Road, Zephyrhills. (248) 207-3579.

Les Paul & Mary Ford Tribute Show: 2 p.m. March 7, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. Free. (727) 861-3040.

ChasGlo: an experience of art, light & music: 6:30 to 10 p.m. March 7, Vacant Store Front/The Central Leasing Office/Ordinance One, 5740 Main St., New Port Richey. Visit facebook.com/events/784090218693888/.

Phil Dirt and the Dozers: Vintage rock and roll. 7 p.m. March 7, Sims Park, 5547 Main St., New Port Richey. Free. (727) 841-4560.

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