Dear Readers,

The coronavirus pandemic has caused widespread disruption to the lives of everyone in Tampa Bay and to so many businesses in our community. Here at the Tampa Bay Times, we continue to provide free, up-to-date information at as a public service. But we need your help. Please consider supporting us by subscribing or donating, and by sharing our work. Thank you.

  1. News
  2. /
  3. Pasco

Country crooner Doug Stone headlines Florida Bluegrass Classic

Things to do in Pasco and Hernando counties
Country crooner Doug Stone headlines this weekend's Florida Bluegrass Classic at Florida Classic Park in eastern Brooksville. Stone performs at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 22. He is known for hits such as "I’d Be Better Off (In a Pine Box)" and "A Jukebox With a Country Song." [Evans Media Source]

Festivals and fairs

Florida Bluegrass Classic: The annual festival kicked off Feb. 17 and continues through Feb. 23 at Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, Brooksville. A full schedule of entertainers is included. 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. The country crooner is known for hits such as I’d Be Better Off (In a Pine Box), I Never Knew Love and A Jukebox With a Country Song. 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.

Pasco County Fair: The fair continues through Feb. 23 at the Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52, Dade City. Hours are 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.


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.

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.

Divonicci: The group of classically-trained singers will entertain at 2 p.m. Feb. 23 on the Forum Stage at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. They will perform contemporary/pop favorites. Tickets are $20. Visit or call the box office at (352) 683-5113.

Spoken 4: The gospel quartet will entertain at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at Zephyr Christian Church, 5940 Dogwood St., Zephyrhills. (813) 782-8893.

J.R. Farley Orchestra: This concert is part of the orchestra’s Big Band Series and will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The theme is “Dance Hall Days.” Tickets are $12 for season members, $14 general. Call (727) 842-6777.

On stage

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

Guys and Dolls: Free performances of the classic Broadway musical will be offered over two weekends, Feb. 21-23 and Feb. 28-March 1, in the Black Box Theatre at Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo. While admission is free, tickets must be reserved by emailing requests to For information, call (352) 588-7391.

Competition and sport

Chassahowitzka Community Catch Fishing Tournament: A captain’s meeting is 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 21; the tournament is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 22; and the awards ceremony is noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 at Chassahowitzka River Lodge, 8501 W Miss Maggie Drive, Homosassa. Prizes for both trout and redfish categories are: $500 for first place, $300 for second and $300 for third (one award per angler, per category). There will be a youth division for ages 16 and younger. Youth entry fee is $10 and includes a meal ticket and ditty bag with tournament T-shirt and other goodies. Adult entry fee is $50 and includes meal ticket, T-shirt and raffle ticket. Additional meal tickets (for those not fishing) are $6. This is a benefit for the Chassohowitzka Community Youth Playground. Call Kathy, (332) 586-0209, or Sue, (217) 521-2191.

“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. Spectators are encouraged to come out and cheer for their favorite Hernando County businesses as they compete to win the Ultimate Traveling Trophy. The first game starts at 9 a.m. PJ the DJ will entertain. There will be food available, raffles and giveaways, entertainment, vendor tables, bounce house and kids zone. All proceeds will benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program, which supplies more than 1,000 Hernando children with a free book each month until the age of 5. Admission is free. Call (352) 688-2026.

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

2nd-Annual Chili Cook-Off: The Kiwanis Club of Pasco/Hernando hosts its second-annual cook-off from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Drunken Mullet, 3306 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. 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). The cost is $5 to taste and judge; $20 entry for chili cooks. Call (727) 808-4097.

Dinner shows

Murder Mystery — A Taste of Wine: The dinner show begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. 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. For details and tickets, call (352) 683-4870.

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


Fasching (Carnival Ball): The German American Club of Spring Hill will host this event from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 21 at Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., Brooksville. 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. Call (352) 688-3744.

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

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


Tin Can Tourist Winter Convention: The 101st-annual winter convention will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake, on the Hernando/Pasco county line. There will be 150 vintage trailers and coaches open for tours. This year features a 1957 Airfloat Landyacht (featured on Travel Channel’s Extreme RVs), a 1947 Westcraft, a 1948 Prairie Schooner and a 1949 Spartanette. Admission is $5 per car. Call (352) 754-3082.

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

Art events

No Passport Needed: Charlene Jones, Pasco-Hernando State College adjunct instructor of humanities and art, showcases her eclectic international collection of fine and folk artifacts in this exhibit from Feb. 26 through April 8 at the Rao Musunuru, M.D., Art Gallery at on the college’s West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The exhibit 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.

Art Annual Competition and Exhibition: The exhibit continues through Feb. 29 at the Pasco Fine Arts Center, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. Call (727) 845-7322.

‘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.

Other Hernando events

21 Friday

Eagles at the Landfill: Join bird watchers to learn how eagles manage waste and how waste services helps preserve the species. Free. 9 a.m. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Academia Hernando Spring Lecture Series: The topic is “Neil Armstrong: Boy Scout, Pilot and Hero,” by Hal Hultman. $10 at the door. 10 a.m. to noon. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Spring Hill, 2301 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 515-0300.

Veterans, Believe the Hype: Opioids Are Dangerous: Presenter Roderick C. Cunningham of the Drug Enforcement Administration 360 Outreach Program will speak about abuse of opioids and accessibility through nonmedical as well as physician sources in the military. Free. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Veteran Heat Factory, 16230 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville. (352) 251-7015.

22 Saturday

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

The Fancy Flea: This pop-up street fair is a vintage home and garden market, with exhibitors featuring furniture, vintage clothing, handmade jewelry, original art, garden decor, shabby chic and cottage glam. Vendor booths available for $95. Visit the website for details. Free admission. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Downtown Brooksville. (863) 712-3278.

Guided Hike at Perry Oldenburg: Take a hike in this environmental area that was once cattle pasture. Adults only. The terrain is primarily sand, under 2 miles, through pine forest. Hikers meet at the Perry Oldenberg entrance at the end of Deer Run Road. Call in advance for directions, if needed. Free 10 a.m. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

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.

25 Tuesday

Lunch with Lee Corso: An interactive luncheon with American sports broadcaster, Lee Corso. Hosted by the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce. $30. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Southern Hills Plantation Club, 4200 Summit View Drive, Brooksville. (352) 796-0697.

26 Wednesday

Basics of Irrigation Maintenance: Jim Davis, multi-county Extension director, will discuss irrigation controllers and other irrigation components to save water in the landscape. Those attending will receive a free site visit after completing the workshop. Free. 10 a.m. to noon. University of Florida Extension Hernando County, 1611 Aviation Loop, Brooksville. (352) 540-6223.

Rain Barrel Workshop: Attendance at the workshop is mandatory to purchase a rain barrel, but purchase of a rain barrel is not required to participate in the workshop. Utilities customers who attend and install a rain barrel at their home will receive a one-time credit on their water bill of $25. Preregistration required. $50 for the rain barrel. 10:30 a.m. Hernando County Utilities Administration Building, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 540-6230.

27 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 area, directing groups at the elementary, high school, community college and community band levels. All musicians welcome. Rehearsals will be each Thursday, Feb. 20-April 23, with concerts April 19 and 23. No fee. 7 to 9 p.m. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (630) 244-5105.

Look ahead

Beginning Birding: Take a short walk and learn to identify birds at feeders. Free. 8 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 28. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 428-2629.

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. Feb. 28. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

8th-Annual Disability Awareness 5K & Family Fun Run: Disability Awareness Walk and Roll is a 4-hour event and will provide participants with 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. Student discount 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 29. West Hernando Middle School, 14325 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville. 352-797-7070, ext. 490.

Springstead Spring Flea Market: The flea market, held 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. Feb. 29. Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-3528.

Homeowner Vegetable Gardening 201 Workshop: Horticulture agent William Lester will present this workshop, 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 are nematodes and what to do about them. Space is limited. Register through eventbrite. $20. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 29. University of Florida Extension Hernando County, 1611 Aviation Loop, Brooksville. (352) 754-4433.

Grand Opening of the Florida Mermaid Trail: 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. There will be a Best Mermaid contest for both people and animals at 10:15 a.m. The event starts at 10 a.m. in downtown Brooksville. Visit or call (352) 540-6409.

Chili Supper at Tri-County Community Center: No tickets or reservations needed; donations accepted to help toward the rebuilding of the center, which was damaged by fire. 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 29. Tri-County Community Center, 28444 Forbes St., Nobleton. (352) 587-4818.

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; the show and sale continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 1. The reception includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages, as well as artists who will be on hand for conversation. The show and sale will also include food and a silent auction. Free. Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. (352) 686-7034.

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.

Other Pasco events

21 Friday

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

22 Saturday

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. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Hudson Flotilla 11-7, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 697-8013.

23 Sunday

Challenge the Hills of San Antonio by Bike: Join the Tampa Bay Sunday Bicyclers to take on the hilly rural roads of San Antonio. The ride will be a circular loop, going at a speed of about 12-14 mph for a distance of 22-27 miles. Following the ride, the group will drive to breakfast. Helmets required. Free. 8 to 11:30 a.m. San Antonio Railroad Depot Museum, 32627 Railroad Ave., San Antonio. (813) 603-6147.

Marine Corps League Steak Fry: The Devil Dogs of Pound 183 host this “meet and greet.” Marines of all eras, friends of the Corps and veterans are welcome. An optional filet mignon dinner will be available for $12 (payable at the door). 1 to 4:30 p.m. Marine Corps League Detachment 567, 7241 Baillie Drive, New Port Richey. (727) 848-1688.

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.

24 Monday

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

Card Party and Luncheon: The Ladies Auxiliary of St. Vincent de Paul Church hosts this event in Father Farrell Hall. $7. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. (727) 389-0518.

A Land Remembered, presented by Rick Smith: Author Patrick Smith’s son, Rick, presents this show about his father and the experiences that led him to write his novels, with special emphasis on his popular saga of Florida pioneers, A Land Remembered. The show combines humor and storytelling with videos, photos, music and visual effects. The program is part of the New Port Richey Public Library’s Centennial Celebration, possible through additional support of the Friends of the New Port Richey Public Library. Free. 7 to 8 p.m. New Port Richey City Council Chambers, 5919 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 853-1279.

25 Tuesday

Canning Strawberry Jam: This hands-on class will teach the basics of making strawberry jam. Wear closed-toe shoes and a hair tie for those with long hair. Participants can bring an apron to protect clothing. Space is limited; register at Food and canning supplies will be provided. Please email Shari with any questions: Free. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. One Stop Shop/Stallings Building, 15029 14th St., Dade City. (352) 518-0156.

Volunteer Way Mobile Food Pantry: The Volunteer Way will have its mobile food pantry/emergency food assistance program at the library on the fourth Tuesday of each month. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (727) 815-0433.

26 Wednesday

Chef Warren presents ‘10 Meals in 10 Minutes’: Join Chef Warren Caterson as he features 10 healthy entrees that can be prepared in 10 minutes using common ingredients. Caterson is the author of several cookbooks, including Table for Two, The Cookbook for Couples, and others. 3 to 4 p.m. Zephyrhills Public Library, 5347 Eighth St., Zephyrhills. (813) 780-0064.

27 Thursday

Flea Market Fashion Show and Luncheon: The GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club hosts this annual event that includes runway models “strutting their stuff” in flea market clothing, shoes and accessories. A luncheon will be served, including sandwiches, salads, desserts and beverages. The fashion show will follow lunch, followed by an auction where items can be purchased on the spot. $8 per person. 11:30 a.m. Lutz Civic Center, 98 First St. NW, Lutz. Dorrien Zilavetz,(813) 996-1619.

Brave the Shave: Get your head shaved at this St. Baldrick’s Day party with a purpose including games, corn hole, music, raffles and drink specials. Benefits St. Baldrick’s to fight children’s cancer. Free (fundraising through sponsorship appreciated). 7 to 10 p.m. Harps of Trinity Irish Pub and Grill, 7813 Mitchell Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 264-6852.

Look ahead

Dawning Family Services’ 3rd-Annual Clay Day: The event kicks off 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. Visit Prices start at $150. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 28. Tampa Bay Sporting Clays Facility, 10514 Ehren Cutoff, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 875-2024.

Inaugural Dawg Beach Volleyball Tournament: This tournament is part of the Cash Bash weekend. 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. $25 per person; $100 for the quads coed. Starting at 8 a.m. Feb. 29-March 1. Gill Dawg Event Center, 5419 Treadway Drive, Port Richey. (317) 670-0235.

Car Seat Class: Provided by the Suncoast Safe Kids Coalition. Car seats available for participant 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). $20 per car seat, collected at class (cash or money orders only). Booster seats are $10. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Johns Hopkins All Childrens Outpatient Care Pasco, 4443 Rowan Road, New Port Richey. RSVP online at or call (727) 767-7835.

Sunwest Crab and Shrimp Festival: Featuring food, live music, vendors and lots of seafood. Benefits the Stano Foundation and Gulfside Hospice. Admission $5 (food/drink additional). 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. SunWest Park, 17362 Old Dixie Highway, Hudson. (727) 674-1464.

Coin and Stamp Expo: The Coin Club of Pasco County sponsors this event that will include 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. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 29. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 534-7597.

‘The Battle of Santa Rosa’ Civil War Living History Event: The two-day event features 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 recommended for small children. Adults, $10, students $5; free for ages 4 and younger. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 1. Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City. (352) 567-0262.

Paulie Palooza: All-day music festival benefiting Gulfside Hospice, featuring a variety of bands performing, as well as vendors, food trucks, drawings and a silent auction. Suggested $5 donation for Gulfside. Noon to 9 p.m. Feb. 29. Along Main Street, Zephyrhills. (727) 845-5707.

Celebrate: Tribute to the great vocal bands of the 1960s and ‘70s, with hits from Three Dog Night, The Monkees, Grand Funk Railroad and the Doobie Brothers. Visit $30-$35. 7 p.m. Feb. 29. Pasco-Hernando State College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. (727) 816-3707.

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

To submit an event, visit 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 Follow @pdaytimes.