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In New Port Richey: Orchestra pays tribute to Sinatra, Fitzgerald

Things to do in Pasco and Hernando counties.
The Richey Community Orchestra's March 15 dinner show at Spartan Manor will feature guest soloists Katt Hefner and Tom Tiratto, who will perform the hits of Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. [Richey Community Orchestra]

Festivals and fairs

Cowboy Country Festival: Join Stable Faith Cowboy Church at its annual festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 14 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6435 Broad St., Brooksville. With live music, featuring Nashville recording artist Deanna Loveland, as well as local entertainment with Bill Creel. Barbecue dinner available for $10. There will be an auto cruise-in, bake sale, yard sale, pet adoptions, wrangler roping and, for $1 each, pony and horse rides, mini horse cart rides and a petting zoo. A horse obstacle practice will be available ($25 entry, with Coggins required). There will be raffles. Free admission. (352) 667-1819.

Friday Night Live: The monthly concert series in the park returns from 6 to 10 p.m. March 13 at Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. With food trucks, games, a night market and full bar. Lisa Kay and the Gold Top Band performs. Free. Hosted by Brooksville Main Street. Call (352) 540-6409.

St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival: The 10th-annual event will be in downtown Inverness and the Depot District from 5 to 9 p.m. March 14 at 300 N Apopka Ave. Includes a parade (6 p.m.), Celtic concert by the band Lochlan at the tower stage, a self-paced Leprechaun Crawl through local businesses, a raucous leprechaun and fairy costume contest (7:30 p.m.), merchandise vendors and food trucks. Free. Call (352) 341-7820 or visit

Water Lantern Festival Spring Hill: The floating lantern event returns from 4 to 9 p.m. March 14 at SunWest Park, 17362 Old Dixie Highway, Hudson. Includes food, games, activities, vendors, music and the launch of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope and dreams that will reflect upon the water. Cost varies, $16-$55 Visit


Stargazing at Starkey Wilderness Park: Join local astronomers when they set up their telescopes to view the skies from 8 to 10 p.m. March 14 at J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10550 Wilderness Blvd., New Port Richey. Bring a telescope, or look through one of the group’s. Call (727) 255-3083.

On stage

Monty Python’s Spamalot: The silly musical comedy of King Arthur and his knights continues through March 15 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. March 13, with 2 p.m. matinees on March 14 and 15. Based on the film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Tickets $19-$25. Call (352) 683-5113 or visit

Dog Park: the Musical: Students from Sunlake High School, under the direction of teacher Brooke West, will perform this lesser-known musical at 7:30 p.m. March 11-13 at Wesley Chapel Center for the Arts, 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel. It is a romantic comedy about Daisy the Westie (performed by Ajianee Gelabert), traversing the ups and downs of finding love at her neighborhood dog park. In her adventures, she meets Itchy, the neurotic Jack Russell; Champ, the celebrity purebred collie; and Bogie, a Labrador mix that is as mysterious as he is handsome. Tickets are $10 at the door or online at


‘Frank and Ella’: Richey Community Orchestra will present a dinner show that pays tribute to Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald on March 15 at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. Cocktails (cash bar) are at 1 p.m., a full-course dinner at 1:30 p.m., with the show starting at 3 p.m. Featuring guest soloists, Katt Hefner and Tom Tiratto, who will present authentic renditions of Summer Wind, Come Fly With Me; A Tisket, a Tasket; I’m Beginning to See the Light, and other signature hits. Katt is Sarasota’s premier interpreter of the great female singer of the golden age of jazz; Tom tours throughout the U.S. performing his Sinatra Tribute Show. The orchestra will also pay tribute to Big Bands, with In the Mood, April in Paris, Sophisticated Lady and others. Tickets are $45; advanced reservations required. Visit or call Denise Isaacson, (727) 919-3866.

Sunday Blues Music Showcase and Dinner: Dinner served from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by live music from 6 to 9 p.m. March 15 at Colorama Music, 9302 Denton Ave, Hudson. Tas Cru and His Band of Tortured Souls performs. A cash bar is available. Barrelhouse Talent offers this monthly blues and dinner event. $15 for the show, $14.95 for the buffet dinner. Reserve tickets on, then call (727) 619-3871 to reserve a table.

The Kilted Man Live in Concert: Matthew Gurnsey, the Kilted Man, will perform a sampling of Celtic music and lore from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 16 at the New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. Listen to the unique sounds of instruments, including concertina, psaltery, mountain dulcimer, bodhran and penny whistles as he sings melodies of Scottish and Irish folk songs. Free. Call (727) 853-1279.

Art events

Kid’s ‘n Art Exhibition: The closing reception for an art exhibition and contest with artwork created by students in grades kindergarten through 5 will be from 3 to 5 p.m. March 15 at the Pasco Fine Arts Center, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. (727) 845-7322.

Student Exhibition and Sale: Jack Boyle’s San Antonio Pottery hosts the annual event from 2 to 5 p.m. March 14 at 11903 Curley Road, San Antonio. There will be light snacks and refreshments. A $10 donation to the Thomas Promise Foundation will allow visitors a choice of a handmade clay heart ornament, handmade clay heart mini bowl or 10 percent off the sale of Jack Boyle pottery. Email or call (352) 588-4228.

Old Masters Art Show and Reception: Participating artists have submitted works that are replicas of famous paintings. Judging continues through March 14 at West Pasco Art Guild and Gallery, 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. A reception will be 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 15. Call (727) 744-0740.

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

13 Friday

Hernando Audubon Birding Trip to Cross Bar Ranch: View burrowing owls and Florida scrub jays, as well as many birds that prefer open pasture land. This property, located in northern Pasco County, is a well field for Pinellas County. Space is limited, reservations required, and all the vehicles must have 4-wheel drive. Free. 7 to 11:30 a.m. Cross Bar Ranch, Locket Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 686-0460.

Fundraising Yard Sale: The sale will help with the completion of the rebuilding of the fire-damaged section of the Tri-County Community Center, a nonprofit organization. There will be a variety of items for sale, from household and home decor, to garden and craft supplies, to books and clothing. There will be a bake sale. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Tri-County Community Center, 28444 Forbes St., Nobleton. (352) 587-4818.

Water Awareness Series: The topic is “Water, Water Everywhere ... Except where You Need it,” presented by Frank Galdo Jr., Pasco County’s Extension Florida-Friendly Landscaping program coordinator. This entertaining presentation will share real-world examples of how landscape irrigation can go really wrong, plus tips on how to get it right. Visit Free. 10 a.m. to noon. Hernando County Utilities Administration Building, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 754-4705.

Meet and Greet with new Access doctor: The public is invited to meet with Adisa Dzudza-Sunjic, MD, who is board-certified in internal medicine. Light refreshments served. 1 to 3 p.m. Access Health Care, 4270 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 597-7249.

Hernando High 50th Class Reunion: Hernando’s Class of 1970 is hosting several events in Brooksville: gathering from 5 to 8 p.m. March 13 at Coney Island Drive Inn on E Jefferson Street (with an after-party at Applebee’s); a family picnic at Pavilion A from noon to 3 p.m. March 14 at McKethan Lake Park, 15109 N Broad St.; and gathering from 6 to 9 p.m. March 14 at the Bistro on Main Street (RSVP is needed). For details, or to RSVP, email to Lydia Dodson at

14 Saturday

Methodist Men’s Flea Market: The Methodist Men of SpringLife Church host this rain-or-shine event. Vendor slots are available inside Fellowship Hall and Lighthouse buildings ($25 for indoor slot with a 6-foot table, or for large handicap outdoor slot with no table; $15 for regular outdoor parking slot). Food will be available. Free. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. SpringLife Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 556-4285.

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

Master Gardener Plant Sales: The sales are held 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday and Saturday, weather permitting. There is a wide variety of native and Florida-friendly plant selections chosen to grow well in Hernando County. The Master Gardener program is a volunteer amplification of Hernando County Extension Service. Prices of plants vary. Master Gardener Nursery, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. (352) 754-4433.

Brookridge Line Dance Social: All line dancers welcome to this open dance. No lessons provided. Guests may bring their own drinks and snacks. No open-back shoes allowed on the dance floor. $5. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brooksville. (352) 397-6088.

16 Monday

Spring Break Crafts: There will be a selection of spring crafts for the whole family to make. All materials provided. For youth ages 5 and older. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. Free. 2 to 3 p.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Author Talk with Jason Korsiak: Join local author Jason Korsiak at a story time for adults with his book, Marvin Mac’s Bad Day. It is a humorous story for adults about the worst day in the life of the unluckiest guy in the world. Free. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave, Brooksville. Also 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 20 at Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 754-4043.

18 Wednesday

Tools to Quit Smoking Program: The single-session program will provide tools to help quit tobacco, including: how to prepare a plan that works, ways to deal with cravings, 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.

Look ahead

2nd-Annual Blues Bash at the Ranch: March 20-22 at Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville. Family and dog-friendly. Camping available. $20-$45 daily, $65-$80 weekend; 12 and younger free. (941) 758-7585.

‘50s Night at the Marine Corps Detachment: 7 p.m. March 20, Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, Brooksville. Wearing 1950s-style clothing is optional. $10 each or $15 per couple. Millie, (352) 701-0766; or Kathy, (860) 642-7976.

80 Days: Live Oak Theatre presents their original musical adaptation of the Jules Verne classic, Around the World in 80 Days, weekends March 20-April 5, at Carol & Frank Morsani Center for the Arts, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Tickets are $20 adults, $5 ages 13 and younger (with paid adult). Call (352) 593-0027 or visit

Hernando Audubon Birding Trip to Ahhochee Hill: 8 to 11:30 a.m. March 21, Ahhochee Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, 24268 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 686-0460.

Springstead Spring Flea Market: Held by the Springstead High School boys basketball team, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21, Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. The cost is $10 for two car spaces (one space for vehicle, the other for merchandise). Vendors must provide their own tables and chairs. Call (352) 683-3528.

First-Time Homebuyer’s Class: The Hernando County Housing Authority, in partnership with Solita’s House, provides this free class. Visit to register. Those having difficulty registering can contact Kim Murphy at Free. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 21. Arc Nature Coast Education Center and Regional Evacuation Shelter, 6495 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4160, ext. 3.

West Hernando Coin, Currency and Stamp Show: The West Hernando Coin Club hosts this buy-sell-trade event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 21, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 587-3344.

PHP Chili Cook-Off: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 21, People Helping People Help Center, 1396 Kass Circle, Spring Hill. Local chili chefs will compete for cash prizes and awards. Besides chili, there will be hot dogs, desserts, beverages and games with prizes. The $5 admission includes five tastes of chili. Additional tickets for more tasting can be purchased. There will be games. This is a fundraiser to feed the hungry. Proceeds will fund PHP’s programs to feed kids, families, seniors and the homeless in the community. (352) 686-4466.

Arts and Autos: 2 to 6 p.m. March 21, Brooksville City Hall / Uptown Art Gallery, 201 Howell Ave, Brooksville. Includes a cruise-in car show, artisan market, live music and food and drink available. The Uptown Art Gallery at City Hall is also open. Vendors welcome; $15 for a 10x10 space. Artists can reserve a free spot in the gallery to demonstrate their craft live. (352) 540-6476.

Friends of the Library Wine Tasting Fundraiser: 7 to 9 p.m. March 21. Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery, 17810 Forge Drive, Shady Hills. This benefit for the Friends of the Library of Hernando County will include music, wine tastings, appetizers, desserts, a 50/50 raffle, wine basket raffle and raffle auction. Event and raffle tickets are available at all branch libraries, Little Red Schoolhouse Bookstore or at the door. $15 per person, $25 per couple. (727) 271-4163.

St. Joseph’s Feast Day Celebration: The Sons and Daughters of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502 will offer complimentary pasta milanese while it lasts, following the 11 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m. masses on March 22, at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 688-9234.

Other Pasco events

13 Friday

This and That Rummage Sale: The sale will have a lot of “this and that,” including clothing, housewares, toys, books and collectibles. There will be medical equipment, such as wheelchairs and walkers. Free. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Community Congregational Church, 6533 Circle Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 849-1943.

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). The monthly sales will continue through May. The library is expected to be closed for renovations from June through December. The sales are hosted by the Friends of Hugh Embry Library. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City. (352) 567-3576.

Chef Warren Presents: InstaPot Cooking: Learn the pros and cons in this cooking demonstration, and how to best utilize it in the table-for-two kitchen. Featuring award-winning cookbook author, Chef Warren Caterson. He will end the presentation with an instant pot cooking demonstration, preparing a healthy entree that is easy to replicate. There will be samples. Free. 2 to 3:30 p.m. New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 853-1279.

14 Saturday

Savage Race: Choose from the Savage Race or the Savage Blitz. The “race” is 5 to 7 miles with nearly 30 obstacles. The “blitz” is more than 3 miles with 15 to 20 obstacles. $85-$135. 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Little Everglades Ranch, 17951 Hamilton Road, Dade City. (352) 521-3661.

General H. Norman Schwarzkopf Memorial Sporting Clays Classic: Take aim and fire in the 26th-annual event with breakfast, lunch, ammunition, round of clays, golf cart, shooting shirt, giveaways and prizes. Benefits the Children’s Home Network. $175. 9 a.m. Tampa Bay Sporting Clays Facility, 10514 Ehren’s Cutoff, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 864-1537.

Spring Farmers Market: Stroll through the shady park among local vendors selling everything from produce, jewelry, plants, honey, jams and jellies, home decor, gift items and more. The Tampa Bay Ukulele Society will entertain. Baked goods and hot dogs will be available to purchase. There will be a chance drawing for several baskets. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of San Antonio. Free. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. San Antonio City Park, 12202 Main St., San Antonio. (352) 437-5161.

Good Bug, Bad Bug: Learn how to promote the good bugs and combat the bad in the garden in this University of Florida Pasco County Extension seminar. Free. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Land O’ Lakes. (352) 518-0156.

Salt Springs Alive: Learn about the history of salt production that occurred at Werner-Boyce. Staff will take park guests back in history to the early settlement of Florida and discuss the early Native American tribes that inhabited the area, and how and why salt was produced. Program includes a demonstration of the process used to get salt out of the waters that run through Werner-Boyce. Contact Free. 10 to 11 a.m. Werner Boyce Salt Springs State Park, 8737 U.S. 19, Port Richey. (727) 816-1890.

Kids Helping Kids Prom Drive: Kids Helping Kids Pasco County will be collecting donations to help Pasco teens in need for the upcoming prom season. Items needed include: formal dresses, suits, dress shirts, ties, women’s and men’s dress shoes, jewelry, hair accessories and gift certificates to hair and nail salons, as well as restaurants. Email to or visit the group’s Facebook page. Noon to 4 p.m. Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Land O’ Lakes. (813) 929-1229.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance: The Ancient Order of Hibernians hosts its third-annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance, which includes a corned beef and cabbage dinner. Music and entertainment by Cage O’Hanlon, accompanied by Irish dancers. $20 per person. 5 to 9:30 p.m. Columbian Event Center, 5850 Farrell Way, Port Richey. (727) 534-7979.

Marjorie’s Hope Bunco for Backpacks: The annual event includes a raffle auction, coffee bar, desserts and a cash bar. $25. 7 p.m. Seven Springs Golf & Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 776-5458.

15 Sunday

Cruise-in and Free Child ID Program: The event includes the classic car and bike cruise-in, as well as a free child ID program provided by Pearl of the West Masonic Lodge 146 of New Port Richey and District 14. There will be an optional all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast with eggs, sausage, juice, coffee or tea. Free admission; optional breakfast $4. 8 to 11:30 a.m. Gulf Harbors Civic Association, 4610 Floramar Terrace, New Port Richey. (727) 848-0596.

Sunday Morning Bike Ride: A 25-mile ride from Carrollwood Village to the rural roads of Odessa and back. Helmets are required and riders must maintain speeds of 11 to 13 mph. Free. 8 to 11:30 a.m. West Village Commons, 5356 Ehrlich Road, Tampa. (813) 964-9193.

All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet: Enjoy a breakfast buffet. Drinks included. Adults $8, children $5. 8 a.m. to noon. Our Lady Queen of Peace, 5340 High St., New Port Richey. (727) 849-7521.

Knights of Columbus Blood Drive: Our Lady Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus Council #11680 will host the Big Red Bus in the church parking lot. All donors are welcome and needed. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 5340 High St., New Port Richey. (727) 861-0818.

16 Monday

Florida Lawn Care and Weed Control: Discover the requirements to care for the lawn and learn how to recognize and treat weeds before they become a problem in this free University of Florida Pasco County Extension seminar. 2 to 3 p.m. South Holiday Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Road, Holiday. (352) 518-0156.

Gulf Winds Sailing Club Open House and 42nd Anniversary Party: Gulf Winds Sailing Club invites all who love sailing to attend the open house and celebration of their 42nd anniversary. There will be door prizes, refreshments and discounted fees for new members. Free. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. Gulf Harbors Civic Association Clubhouse, 4610 Floramar Terrace, New Port Richey. (214) 693-4027.

17 Tuesday

Quit Your Way — Tools to Quit Class: Program provides tools to help you quit tobacco, including how to prepare a plan that works for you, specific ways to deal with cravings, as well as four free weeks of patches, gum or lozenges while supplies last. Reservations required. Free. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, Trinity. (813) 929-1000.

Dementia Care Tutorial: Lunch and registration will be held, followed by the tutorial at noon. Presented by Gary LeBlanc, a dementia care specialist and author of Staying Afloat in the Sea of Forgetfulness. He will present the As to Zs on dementia-related diseases, positive ways to improve communication, how to manage dementia behaviors and provide the best standards of care. Admission free; seating is limited, reservations required. 11:30 a.m. Rao Musunuru, M.D. Conference Center, 14100 Yosemite Drive, Hudson. (727) 869-5498.

St. Patrick’s Day Bash: Mulligan’s Plantation Palms throws a St. Patrick’s Day party with live music, an Irish buffet, a beer garden with green beer, bounce house, costume contest, prizes for most spirited, lighted miniature golf and a public driving range. $5 cover (food/drink additional). Noon to 9 p.m. Plantation Palms Golf Club, 23253 Plantation Blvd., Land O’ Lakes. (813) 996-7122.

Ukulele Beginners Class: Learn to play basic chords and simple songs on a ukulele. Taught by the Tampa Bay Ukulele Society. The library has a limited number of ukuleles available for use during class, or bring your own. Free. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. (727) 861-3049.

18 Wednesday

Card Party: Our Lady’s Guild of St. Vincent de Paul hosts this card party, which includes lunch. It will be held in Father Farrell Hall. $7. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. (727) 938-1974.

AdventHealth Health Education Program: The topic is “Digestive Health Panel Q and A,” presented by the hospital’s specialists, who will answer questions on constipation, irritable bowel syndrome and ulcers. Complimentary blood pressure screenings will be offered prior to the session, which starts at noon. Free; reservations required. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. AdventHealth Dade City, 13100 Fort King Road, Dade City. (833) 300-2371.

DNA and Family History Research Lecture — Tying the Two Together: The West Pasco County Genealogy Society hosts this lecture and presentation on family history research and DNA technology, and how they may be tied together for more successful genealogy research results. Genealogy Society members pay $5, nonmembers pay $7. 1 to 3 p.m. CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. (727) 271-0770.

Tools to Quit: The single-session program, held in the hospital’s Shoreline Cafeteria conference room, will provide tools to help quit tobacco, including: how to prepare a plan that works and ways to deal with cravings, as well as four free weeks of patches, gum or lozenges, while supplies last. The program, sponsored by Tobacco Free Florida, is provided by Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center and conducted by Sheena Thompson, a certified tobacco treatment specialist. Space is limited and registration is required. Free. 2 to 4 p.m. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson. (813) 929-1000.

19 Thursday

Bingo Bonanza — AdventHealth Health Education Program: Myriam Parham, a registered dietitian, will give a brief presentation on developing healthy eating habits to manage blood sugar levels. Following will be several games of bingo. Free; reservations required. 2 to 3 p.m. AdventHealth Dade City, 13100 Fort King Road, Dade City. (833) 300-2371.

Mr. Tommy’s Musical Show: The whole family can enjoy singing, dancing and magic. Free. 2 to 3 p.m. Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City. (352) 567-3576.

POSTPONED until Nov. 14 — CARES Celebrating Seniors: This gala event honors older adults and leaders who serve Pasco County with passion and purpose. The theme is the Roaring ‘20s. $75. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. (727) 862-9291, ext. 2046.

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point: A Direction for the Future: Regina Temple, newly-appointed president and CEO of Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, will share her vision and review recent initiatives at the hospital. Light refreshments will be served. The discussion is hosted by the Knights of Columbus Council #11680. Free. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Our Lady Queen of Peace (Msgr. Foynes Hall), 5340 High St., New Port Richey. (727) 494-7975.

Look ahead

Groves Community Charity Golf Tournament: The four-person scramble with a shotgun start includes lunch, prizes and awards. Features four hole-in-one contests and a chance to win $10,000. Benefits Special Olympics Florida. $50. 8:30 a.m. March 20. The Groves Golf and Country Club, 7924 Melogold Circle, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 345-8855.

AdventHealth Education Program: The topic is “Men: Better Option for Treating Enlarged Prostate and Overactive Bladder,” presented by Bertram Lewis, MD, a board-certified urologist. Dr. Lewis will share information on the Urolift System, a minimally-invasive treatment. Free; reservations required. Noon to 1 p.m. March 20. AdventHealth Dade City, 13100 Fort King Road, Dade City. (877) 434-3108.

All About the Brain series: The Alzheimer’s Association hosts. The topic is “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s.” Free; no reservations needed. Noon to 1 p.m. March 20. Hugh Embry Library, 14215 4th St., Dade City. (800) 272-3900.

Innovations in Hernia Surgery: The program is part of the For Your Health series. It will be presented by Dr. Tiffani Shelton, a general surgeon. Noon March 20, Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, Trinity. (727) 834-5630.

Bay City Flyers Swap Meet: Buy or sell aircraft radio-controlled equipment, 8 a.m. to noon March 21, Conner Preserve, 22500 State Road 52, Land O’ Lakes. No fee. (813) 995-0545.

Florida Loquat Festival: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21, Frances Avenue Park, 5580 Frances Ave., New Port Richey. The seventh-annual festival includes fresh loquats and loquat treats, the Loquat Art Show, Florida Loquat Literary Festival and poetry readings. Free admission. (727) 849-1626.

Dogs’ Day in Dade City: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21, Agnes Lamb Park, Meridian Avenue and Ninth Street, Dade City. A fun event for dogs and their humans, which will include a dog wagon parade, dog costume contest, K-9 challenge, Canine Got Talent? event, and an ice cream/yogurt eating contest. Free. (352) 424-4972.

Denying Gravity — A Play with a Purpose: 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 21, Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grande Blvd., New Port Richey. New Port Richey Fire Rescue and Emergency Management host a performance of the award-winning play to raise awareness on fall prevention for older adults. This one-act comedy/drama is performed by SAGES Theater (Senior Actors Guild & Education Services), a nonprofit organization. (727) 536-7076.

Land O’ Lakes Music Festival: 4 to 10 p.m. March 21, Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Land O’ Lakes. The lineup includes Solar Exposure, Den of Thieves, J.T. Curtis and the Florida Scoundrels and Stonegrey. Hosted by the Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce. Admission $5; parking free. (727) 842-7651.

Luck of the Irish: 6 to 10 p.m. March 21, Gulfview Event Center at Gulfview Square Mall, 9409 U.S. 19, Port Richey. The WWN and American Combat Wrestling present St. Patrick’s Day-themed matches featuring Damien Angel, Avery Taylor, Troy Hollywood, Hunter Law, Sage Scott, Jackson Duvalier and more. $10-$15. (727) 842-9219.

Good Vibrations: 7 p.m. March 21, Pasco-Hernando State College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The Beach Boys tribute band will perform hits such as Help Me Rhonda, I get Around and Surfin’ USA. Visit $30-$35. (727) 816-3707.

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