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From barbecue to blues: plenty on tap in the north Suncoast

Things to do in Pasco and Hernando counties
The Mark Anthony Band will perform at Hernando Untapped on Nov. 15 at the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will host its signature event from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15 at American Aviation Flight Academy, in the Brooksville Tampa Bay Regional Airport. The craft beer and wine tasting event. [Mark Anthony Band]
The Mark Anthony Band will perform at Hernando Untapped on Nov. 15 at the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will host its signature event from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15 at American Aviation Flight Academy, in the Brooksville Tampa Bay Regional Airport. The craft beer and wine tasting event. [Mark Anthony Band]
Published Nov. 11
Updated Nov. 11

Festivals

Hernando Untapped: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will host its signature event from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15 at American Aviation Flight Academy, 17076 Helicopter Drive, Brooksville. This is a craft beer and wine tasting event for adults 21 and older, and will include food trucks, live music by the Mark Anthony Band, vendors and displays of planes, motorcycles, autos and boats. VIP ticket-holders receive early admission starting at 5 p.m., as well as a tasting glass, specialty food and VIP seating. No children or pets will be allowed. Photo ID is required. Tickets are $35 each; VIP tickets are $75. Visit hernandochamber.com.

Great American Barbecue: Bring your appetite to this festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at SunWest Park, 17362 Old Dixie Highway, Hudson. With barbecue-eating competitions, volleyball, cornhole and a sauce competition. There will be a Justin Timberlake tribute concert, along with other musical entertainment. This is a benefit for Hudson Elementary School. Admission is $5 per person. The park charges a $5 parking fee; however, there is no cost for those who park in the grassy lots next to SunWest. For information, call(727) 674-1464; find the event on eventbrite or facebook.

Saturday in the Square: Main Street Zephyrhills hosts this family event from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16 in historical downtown Zephyrhills. The event will include a touch-a-truck, candy and music by Mr. Tommy. Admission is free.

For a cause

Wine Tasting Benefit for Animal Services: This is a benefit for Operation Kindness for Hernando County Animal Services, and will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 16 at Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery, 17810 Forge Drive, Shady Hills. The evening includes wine tasting, dessert, cheese and fruit platters. There will be a silent auction, raffles and door prizes. Wine will also be available to purchase by the glass or bottle. There will also be beer and water available. The cost is $20 per person, $35 per couple. Call (352) 573-3811. operationkindnesshcas.org

Music

Rockin’ Pianos: The Wellington Tuesday Golf League will host this dueling piano event from 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Wellington at Seven Hills clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. Featuring dueling pianos with audience participation. Dancing will follow, with music by DJ Chuck. Tickets are $15 per person. Call (352) 688-9146.

Richey Community Orchestra and Chorus: The orchestra kicks off the season with “Rodgers and Hammerstein” at 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. The Richey Community Chorus will perform selections from The King and I, Carousel, Cinderella and The Sound of Music. The orchestra will play highlights from Oklahoma, South Pacific, Victory at Sea and State Fair. Advanced ticket purchase suggested. Tickets are $18, open seating. Call (727) 919-3866 or visit richeycommunityorchestra.com.

Sunday Blues Music Showcase and Dinner: Barrelhouse Talent offers this monthly blues and dinner event Nov. 17 at The Event Center at Colorama, 9302 Denton Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Dinner is served from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by live music from 6 to 9 p.m. The Rusty Wright Band will perform. Wright’s most recent release, Wonder Man, reached No. 8 on the Billboard Blues Chart. A cash bar is available. Tickets are $15 for the show, $14.95 for the buffet dinner. Reserve tickets on eventbrite.com, then call (727) 619-3871 to reserve a table. barrelhouseltalent.com

John Timpanelli and Friends: The monthly musical variety show will be from at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Oasis Coffee Spot, 9213 Little Road, New Port Richey. Includes singing, comedy and impressions. Suggested $5 donation. Call (727) 597-0948. tinpanalleyprod.com

On stage

The Little Mermaid: Live Oak Theatre’s production of the Disney musical continues weekends through Nov. 24 at the Morsani Center for the Arts, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. It is the classic Hans Christian Andersen story about a mermaid who gives up her voice to find love in the world above the sea (but with a happy Disney ending). Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with 2:30 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays. All shows include coffee, tea and dessert. Tickets are $20 adults, $5 ages 13 and younger (with paid adult). Call (352) 593-0027; visit liveoaktheatre.org or mkt.com/liveoaktheatre.

In-Laws, Outlaws and Other People (Who Should Be Shot): The show wraps up this weekend at Stage West, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16, with matinees at 2 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17. The Steve Franco comedy starts in the evening, as the Douglas family busily prepares for Christmas Eve dinner — until the unexpected arrival of Tony and his dim-witted sidekick, Vinny, who just robbed a neighborhood liquor store and find themselves in need of a hideout. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113 or visit the website at stagewestflorida.com.

Bye Bye Birdie: Arts in Motion, a community youth theater and arts education organization, will present the musical comedy Nov. 15-17 in the Pasco Middle School auditorium, 13925 14th St., Dade City. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $15 adults, $7 children and $12 for seniors, veterans and first responders. Call (352) 834-1246, email aimtheaterinfo@gmail.com or visit artsinmotionpasco.org.

Hobbies

West Hernando Coin Club Coin and Currency Show: The show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Coins will be bought, sold and appraised, including gold and silver, U.S. and foreign. There will be hourly door prizes, a youth treasure hunt (all children win a prize), and a drawing to win a free silver eagle. Free admission. Call (352) 587-3344.

Brooksville Blues-In Cruise-In: Brooksville Main Street and Hernando County Growers’ Association presents this monthly event from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 15 in front of the Hernando County Courthouse, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Live music will be provided by Blue Z Band on the courthouse steps. The car show is coordinated by AK Customz Inc.. Vendors can register at hernandogrowers.org/product-page/brooksville-blues-in-cruise-in. Text Angela at (352) 584-5773. Free admission, $10 car show entry, $15 vendor spaces.

Holiday

Holiday Parade: Bring a holiday-decorated “float” (wagon) and walk in the parade (or just watch) at 2 p.m. Nov. 16 at Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. The event is styled after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and will include a special guest appearance at the end of the parade. There will be beads, candy and games. There is no cost. For details, call the library at (727) 861-3040.

Symphony in Lights Tree Lighting: Santa arrives at 5 p.m. Nov. 16 for the official tree lighting at the Shops at Wiregrass annual display of lights dancing to music by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. The mall’s giant annual display includes holiday decor and snow. The show will run from 6 to 9 p.m., and will continue nightly through Dec. 31. Call (813) 994-2242.

Art events

Toasting the Holidays: A reception for the “Toasting the Holidays” exhibit will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Uptown Art Gallery at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Includes entertainment and refreshments. The exhibit will continue through Jan. 10. Admission is free. Call (352) 540-3810. cityofbrooksville.us

Un-Common-ly Artsy: The Historic Downtown Brooksville Arts Market: The monthly outdoor market will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 16 at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave, Brooksville. Includes live art, an exhibitor market, live music, food, and hands-on art activities. The Uptown Art Gallery at City Hall is also 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

The Great Americans Alzheimer’s Awareness Photo Exhibit: The exhibit is now on display through the end of the year at the West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Weeki Wachee. The exhibit features large framed portraits on canvas of 24 famous American artists, musicians, athletes, actors, politicians, and authors who have succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Designed and sponsored by Coping with Dementia, the traveling exhibit is an educational initiative of the Alzheimer’s Family Organization, a non-profit charity that provides services and support for caregivers of individuals living with dementia in eight west-central Florida counties, including Hernando County. Contact the Alzheimer’s Family Organization at (352) 616-0170 or visit alzheimersfamily.org.

The Great Americans Alzheimer’s Awareness Photo Exhibit is on display at the West Hernando Branch Library in Weeki Wachee through the end of the year. Pictured: Hernando Library Information Specialist Amanda Forman, Library Services Assistant Matthew Impemba, and Coping with Dementia LLC President Debbie Selsavage. [Coping With Dementia, LLC]

People’s Choice Competition: Voting is underway through Nov. 30 at Gateway Gallery and Emporium, 6216 Grand Ave., New Port Richey. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. An awards ceremony will be 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6. Call (727) 815-1222.

“Expressions of Thanks” Youth Art Contest: Student artwork honoring veterans and those serving the military is on display through Dec. 1 at Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, Trinity (in the hospital lobby and dining room). Featuring works from students in kindergarten through 12th grade from Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. Call (727) 834-4868.

#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.

Other Hernando events

15 Friday

Animal ID, Skulls: Become a masterful animal identifier by learning key features of skulls. This lecture is geared for adults. No registration required. Free. 10 a.m. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

16 Saturday

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 186 Yard Sale: A sale of miscellaneous items to benefit veterans and their families. Free. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. American Legion Post 186, 12091 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 686-1820.

Brookridge Neighbor Fall Garage Sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Jackie McCabe, (352) 596-2073.

Firearms Safety Class: This is an introductory orientation class for new shooters. All materials and equipment needed for the class and live fire training is provided to students, including the use of a .22 caliber firearm, ammo, earplugs and eye protection. Pre-register at (352) 597-9931 for class. Pre-registration required 9 a.m. Hernando Sportsman’s Club, 16121 Commercial Way, Brooksville. (352) 597-9931. hernandosportsmansclub.com

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 (second Saturday in December). 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.

Hernando Audubon Work Day at Ahhochee Hill: Hernando Audubon will do annual maintenance on Eastern Bluebird nest boxes and other clean-up projects on the property. For information, contact Marcie, 352-860-3921, marcieclutter@yahoo.com. 9 a.m. Ahhochee Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, 24268 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 860-3921. hernandoaudubon.org

Fall Into Fun Day: Celebrate fall with outdoor fun. Activities include planting a seed, listen to stories, taking pictures with props, playing games and sipping apple cider and lemonade. Free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor. (352) 754-4043.

Veterans Day Dance: The Latin American Civic and Cultural Association hosts this dance that includes music by DJ El Indio. Guests may bring their own beverages; small coolers permitted. Ice will be provided. $10 per person. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 277-2915.

18 Monday

Everyone with Diabetes Counts: The Department of Health in Hernando County and Elder Options will offer this free six-week diabetes self-management series. The series is designed to help those with diabetes understand and successfully manage their disease. This is the first class, with additional classes held each Monday through Dec. 23. Registration is required. Free. 1:30 p.m. Hernando County Health Department, 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6817.

19 Tuesday

Shabby-Chic Landscapes: Learn easy and inexpensive ways to have a beautiful and long-lasting landscape. Presented by Florida Friendly Landscaping Coordinator Lilly Browning. No registration needed. Free. 10 a.m. Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1611 Aviation Loop, Brooksville. (352) 754-4433.

20 Wednesday

Rain Barrel Workshop: Florida Friendly Landscaping Coordinator Lily Browning will present this workshop that includes a 55-gallon rain barrel to take home (bring a vehicle that can accommodate it). Attendance is mandatory to receive the rain barrel; however, purchasing the rain barrel is not mandatory. Hernando County Utilities customers who purchase a rain barrel will receive a one-time $25 credit on their water bill. Rain barrel payment must be received by Nov. 19. Rain barrels are $50; checks only. 10:30 a.m. Hernando County Utilities Administration Building, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 540-6230.

Tobacco Free Hernando Quarterly Partnership Meeting: Join the Tobacco Free Hernando Partnership to hear speaker, Special Agent Jeff Pasternak, on mobilizing community tobacco retail policy change addressing the county’s youth vaping epidemic. Visit hernandocommunitycoalition.org/tobacco-free-partnership.html. 4:30 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, ways to deal with cravings, physical and emotional symptoms to expect and how to cope with them effectively, 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 p.m. Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (813) 929-1000.

21 Thursday

Pioneer Thanksgiving: A campfire-cooked feast fit for pioneers, with accompanying story of the history of Brooksville, the ghost town of Centralia. This outdoor dinner is offered by Not A Clue Adventures to benefit educational programs at Chinsegut. Advance registration required at NotAClueAdventures.com. $15 per person. 6 p.m. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722. outreach.myfwc.com

Look ahead

American Heartbeat: This origianal musical will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and 2 p.m. Nov. 23 and 24 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Previously performed at the Straz Center in Tampa and the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival, the musical is written, directed and composed by Martha Velez. The story depicts a Vietnam veteran and an immigrant who meet while looking for the same job. Tickets are $20. Call(352) 683-5113.

Hernando Audubon Beginning Birding: 8 a.m. Nov. 22. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 686-0460. hernandoaudubon.org

Paws and Claus Holiday Art and Craft Fair: This is a benefit for Paw Warriors and Jimmy’s Angel Rescue, two animal rescue groups. Featuring more than 50 local artisans offering unique handcrafted items. Food and beverages will be available. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22-23. St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-1414.

The Red-Cockaded Woodpecker: This is a three-hour program that includes a 20-minute drive to the roost. RSVP to attend. 3 p.m. Nov. 22. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Field of Dreams Car Show: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 23 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 24. Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, Brooksville. $5 spectator admission; ages 12 and younger admitted free. (813) 956-3503. fieldofdreamscarshow.com

Wellington Residents Craft Show: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23. Wellington at Seven Hills clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 799-1086.

Race For Cupcakes Trail Run: 9 a.m. Nov. 23, Weekiwachee Preserve, 2345 Osowaw Blvd., Spring Hill. This is an inaugural run around several lakes in the preserve. Visit trailrunner.com/event/race-for-cupcakes-trail-run/. $20-$45. 9 a.m. Saturday.

Other Pasco events

15 Friday

Fire Truck Pull Competition: Vector Solutions and Pasco County Fire Rescue host this annual event to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Teams are invited to register and compete to see who can pull a fire truck the fastest. Winners will be recognized in the final awards ceremony; all participants will receive gifts. Visit vectorsolutions.com/pulling-together-tampa/ to register. Free to attend; team registration is $150 per team. 9 a.m. Westshore Plaza Mall Lot, in front of Mitchell’s Fish Market, 250 Westshore Plaza, Tampa. (813) 864-2664. vectorsolutions.com

Personality Tests for Professional Development: This program is geared for ages 17-25 who can use this personality test for professional development, helping to build on strengths and identify careers that one may excel in. Free. 2 p.m. Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 929-1214.

Bunko Party: Refreshments will be served. $5 at the door. 6:30 p.m. Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 2348 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 949-4565.

16 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 a.m. Saturday. St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, Hudson. (352) 683-6441.

Vendor and Craft Market: More than 45 vendors selling art and craft items, along with music, food and health screenings. Free. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Anne Byzantine Catholic Church, 7120 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. (727) 810-3545. artstampabay.com

Centennial of World War I, 1919-2019: This is an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Saint Leo University College of Arts and Sciences. There will be three panels of scholars, period poetry and music addressing the military, diplomatic, religious, medical, mental health, legal, artistic and economic impacts of the war. $12, includes lunch (free for staff, students and faculty). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo. (352) 588-8992.

Arts and Crafts Fair: Vendor spaces are $35. Proceeds will benefit scholarships. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hudson First United Methodist Church, 13123 U.S. 19, Hudson. (727) 868-6178. hudsonfirstumc.org

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

Plant Sale: Find plants and cuttings by the Elfers Centennial Garden Club. Free. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. South Holiday Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Road, Holiday. (727) 942-1752.

Friends of the Library Book Sale: Books and audio books will be available, most for $1 or less. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. (727) 861-3049.

Family Movie Night: The movie to be shown is The Grinch. The outdoor event will include a Frozen doll or plush Star Wars toy give-away to the first 150 children (child must be present to receive giveaway). Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Area restaurants and shops will be open, and concessions may be available. Free. 6:30 p.m. Sims Park, 5547 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 841-4560.

17 Sunday

All U Can Eat 5 Star Breakfast Buffet: All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, includes drinks. Tickets available at the door. $8 adults, $5 kids. 8 a.m. Sunday. Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 5340 High St., New Port Richey. (727) 849-7521. ladyqueenofpeace.org

18 Monday

Qigong: Instructor Deb Plotkin will help participants align breathing, movement and awareness to provide restorative and meditative exercise. The class is offered weekly. Free. 10 a.m. Mondays. New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (657) 206-4827.

Open Build for Veteran Projects at Land O’ Lakes Library: Join woodworking volunteers (each Monday) in the library’s foundry to create wooden pens and flag boxes for veterans. The finished projects will be distributed to veterans over the next few months at the James A. Haley Veteran Hospital and in Pasco County. Ages 9 and older are welcome; minors must be accompanied by an adult. Free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 929-1214.

Dress for Success at Land O’ Lakes Library: As part of National Career Development Month, this is an informational workshop for looking (and feeling) one’s best without breaking the bank. Topics include what to wear to an interview; style, shopping and financial tips; local resources; and fashion and styles for different body types. Geared for ages 15 and older. Visit bit.ly/PCLSEvents. Free. 6 p.m. Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 929-1214.

19 Tuesday

‘Thankful Thanksgivings’ with Chef Warren Caterson: Chef Warren will present Thankful Thanksgiving - Is There a No-Fuss, No-Muss Way to Enjoy the Holiday? He will share dozens of kitchen tips, cooking hints and humorous anecdotes about the joys and challenges of cooking a Thanksgiving meal. He will end the presentation with a cooking demonstration, preparing a healthy dish that can be done in less than 15 minutes. Free. 1 p.m. New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 853-1279.

Alzheimer’s Disease: The Latest Advances in Treatment, Care and Research: Complimentary program on the latest information on the science, care and treatment of dementia, presented during the most recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. Dinner will be served. Reservations required. Free. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday; noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Keystone Place at Terra Bella, 2200 Livingston Road, Land O’ Lakes. Aguckenberger@keystonesenior.com or (813) 388-2121

20 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, physical and emotional symptoms to expect and how to cope with them effectively, 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. 2 p.m. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson. (813) 929-1000.

Holiday Bereavement Workshop: The Bereavement Services team at Gulfside Hospice offers this workshop for those dealing with loss and grief, to get through the holidays. Seating is limited, so those interested in participating are asked to RSVP. Free. 3 p.m. Gulfside’s Center for Hospice Care, 5760 Dean Dairy Road, Zephyrhills. (727) 845-5707.

21 Thursday

CARES Health & Wellness Expo: The 11th-annual expo will feature more than 40 vendors. Meet health specialists, equipment suppliers and representatives from community resources. Flu shots will be available (bring insurance card). There will also be free health screenings. Visit CARESFL.org.expo. Admission and parking is free. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hudson First United Methodist Church, 13123 U.S. 19, Hudson. (727) 505-7697. CARESFL.org

Creative Write Teen Club: Teens work on and share their stories and poems in a supportive environment. Free. 4 p.m. Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 929-1214.

Look ahead

My World through Watercolor: Reception for the exhibit of Lionel Sanchez paintings. 5 p.m. Nov. 22. Pasco Fine Arts Center, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. (727) 845-7322. pascoarts.org

Merlin’s Fall Festivities, Comedy and Magic Show with Cesar Domico: Featuring magic and illusions, and comedy by one of today’s funniest comedy magicians, Cesar Domico. Visit visualmagicshop.com/events. $10-$17.50; VIP seating is an additional $5. 8 p.m. Nov. 22, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 23. Merlin’s Theater, 7148 Congress St., New Port Richey. (727) 748-8800.

Living History: Civil War: Tour encampments to see how people lived during the Civil War. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23-24, Pioneer Florida Museum, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City. $10, $5 students, 4 and younger free. (352) 567-0262. pioneerfloridamuseum.org

Resume Workshop at Land O’ Lakes Library: No registration required. Free. 10 a.m. Nov. 23. Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 929-1214.

The Instant-Pot: Kitchen Wonder or Temporary Fad with Chef Warren: 2 p.m. Nov. 23, Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. Visit bit.ly/PCLSEvents. Free. (727) 861-3049.

Chopin Project 2019-20 Concert Series: Featuring world-renowned pianist Matthew Graybil. 3 p.m. Nov. 23. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (813) 966-1933. chopinproject.com

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