Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Jan. 25

Pasco and Hernando community events
Published January 21


From Broadway to Buble and Beyond: Tin Pan Alley presents this evening of songs from the Broadway stage at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Social Hall, 8320 Old County Road 54, New Port Richey. There will also be comedy and impressions at this live professional show. Starring John Timpanelli, Theresa Smith, Jason Ensor, Brianna Manley and other guests. Tickets are $17, and includes dessert and coffee. Call (727) 597-0948.

Tom Jones Tribute: Lou Nelson takes the audience on a journey to some of the greatest Tom Jones hits of the 1960s through '90s at 2 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Pasco-Hernando State College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $30-$35. Call (727) 816-3707.

Alter Eagles Concert: The tribute band will be playing classic rock from the Eagles, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and Simone & Garfunkel. Starting at 5 p.m. Jan. 26 at Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave, Hudson. Tickets are $40 for premium seats, $35 for general admission. Call (727) 267-2572.

Richey Concert Band: The band, under the direction of Henry Fletcher, will perform a mid-winter concert at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. Featuring marches, selections featuring specific instruments, and a majestic version of America the Beautiful. A $2 suggested donation is asked. Call (727) 236-9897, (727) 842-9177.

A Walk Down Broadway Musical Revue: The show will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Heritage Pines Performing Arts Center, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., Hudson. Starring John Timpanelli, Jason Ensor, Theresa Smith, Brianna Manley, Leesah Stiles, Angelina Anderson, Michael Cote, Erinn Botz and the Thursday Musicale. The show will include music from Broadway favorites, such as Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma, Annie, South Pacific and Sound of Music. Tickets are $16. Call (813) 415-7085.


Kumquat Festival: This one-day fest that centers around the sweet fruit will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 26 throughout downtown Dade City. There will be arts, crafts, food and entertainment, with live music in the courthouse square. With free admission, free parking at city lots, and free shuttles into downtown. Call (352) 567-3769 or email to

Art events

2019 Art Annual Exhibition and Competition: The Pasco Fine Arts Center's annual exhibit and competition will be Jan. 30 through Feb. 23 at the center, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. A reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 15. For details, visit or call (727) 845-7322.

Paint that Tune: The exhibit continues through March 9 at Uptown Art Gallery/Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. It includes works in all mediums that artists created while listening to their favorite tunes. Pieces are available for purchase. Call (207) 809-9066 or (352) 540-3810.

Off the Wall: The exhibit adorns part of the second floor at the Uptown Art Gallery/Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Featuring several local residents' personal collections. The collection includes paintings, prints, etchings, stained glass, silk embroidery and other items. The exhibit continues through Jan. 31. Call (207) 809-9066 or (352) 540-3810.

Down by the Water: The exhibit continues through Jan. 30 at West Pasco Art Guild, 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. Call (727) 841-7732.

CUBA: The Natural Beauty: The exhibit continues through Feb. 22 at Pasco-Hernando State College West Campus, Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Featuring the works of nationally-acclaimed nature photographer Clyde Butcher. Call (727) 816-3231 or visit

Look ahead

Moonlight and Ivory: The Heritage Arts Center Association will present the 22nd-annual concert and art show Feb. 2 at the Dade City Woman's Club, 37922 Palm Ave., Dade City. The matinee show is at 2 p.m., with the art show and refreshments to follow. Tickets are $15. The evening show will begin with the art show and coffee at 7 p.m., and the concert at 7:30 p.m.; gourmet desserts will be served. Tickets are $25 for the evening show. Featuring musicians and artists from throughout the community. Tickets are available at the Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce (checks only) and American Eagle Antiques. Will-call tickets may be ordered online at

Richey Community Orchestra with Martin Preston as Liberace: 3 p.m. Feb. 3, Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. The orchestra will perform Beer Barrel Polka, 12th Street Rag and Malaguena. Special guest soloist Martin Preston is a classically-trained pianist and grand prize winner of the Liberace Piano Competition. Preston also has duplications of many of Liberace's famous costumes, complete with dazzling sequins, beads, crystals and rhinestones. Tickets are $15. Call (727) 919-3866 or visit


Other Hernando Events

25 Friday

Hernando Audubon Beginning Birding: Learn how to identify birds at feeders and during a short walk. Binoculars and bird books will be available for use. 8 a.m. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. Free. (352) 428-2629.

Academia Hernando Spring Lecture Series: The topic is "Cuba’s Traditional Music," presented by Ana Gerlach. 10 a.m. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Spring Hill, 2301 Deltona Blvd, Spring Hill. $9. (352) 686-4035.

Camp Erin: Suncoast Kids Place, Center for Grieving Children, Teens and Families, will be hosting Camp Erin Tampa Bay, a transformational weekend camp for kids and teens, ages 6-17, who have experienced the death of a significant person. Camp Erin combines traditional camp activities with grief education and support, and is free. Led by grief professionals and trained volunteers, Camp Erin provides a unique opportunity for youth to increase levels of hope, enhance self-esteem and learn that they are not alone. Jan. 25-27. Applications for Campers and volunteers are at Lakewood Retreat, 25458 Dan Brown Hill Rd, Brooksville. Free. (813) 990-0216.

26 Saturday

Spring Lake Museum and History Center: Offering historic photos and artifacts, local family histories, school and lake histories. 10 a.m. Old Spring Lake Community Center, 4184 Spring Lake Highway, Brooksville. Free. (352) 796-4704

Master Gardener Nursery: Find a large selection of Florida native and Florida-friendly plants, all from healthy stock at budget prices, at the nursery open from 9 a.m. to noon, each Wednesday and Saturday, weather permitting. Master Gardener Nursery, 19490 Oliver St, Brooksville.

Nature Coast Botanical Garden Plant Nursery: Featuring plants grown at the gardens with budget-friendly prices. The botanical gardens are open daily from dawn to dusk. 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays and Mondays. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave, Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933.


Other Pasco Events

26 Saturday

About Boating Safely: Provided by the Hudson Flotilla 11-7 US Coast Guard Auxiliary. Successful completion earns the Florida Boating Safety Education Card. Advanced registration is appreciated. Cost includes digital manual and processing. 8 a.m. Saturday. Hudson Flotilla Training Facility, 9135 Denton Ave, Hudson. $40, $20 additional family members. (727) 697-8013.

East Pasco Quilters Kumquat Festival Quilt Show: 10 a.m. Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St, Dade City. Free. (352) 567-3576.

The Big Shred: The Pasco County Clerk and Comptroller’s office hosts this document shredding event, provided by Shred360 Covanta. Watch as professionals shred your sensitive, outdated documents. Shredding will be for up to three copier-paper boxes or two tall kitchen trash bags of paper documents per vehicle. Be sure to remove all staples, paper clips and other metal clasps. 10 a.m. West Pasco Judicial Center, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey. Free. (352) 521-4274.

Collards Festival and Winter Garden Expo: Hosted by New Port Richey FarmNet. 11 a.m. Grand Gardens, 5721 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Free.

Family Forts: Families can bring blankets and other fort-making materials, build a fort and read together as a family as part of Family Literacy Day. Other building materials, activities and a light snack will be provided. 4:30 p.m. New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St, New Port Richey. Free. (727) 853-1279.

MLK Flashback Skate Party — Honoring Our Ancestors: Dress code is era-driven from the year you were born. Cost includes admission, appetizers and skate rental. 6 p.m. Florida Hospital Center Ice, 3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd, Wesley Chapel. $20. (813) 955-1273.

27 Sunday

Shabby Chic Vintage Market: Decor and fashions for the season, along with do-it-yourself workshops, creative stations and a food market. 10 a.m. Grove 16, 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd., Wesley Chapel. No cover. (727) 674-1464.

Ice Cream Social: Free ice cream social get-together for Holiday residents to get to know one another. 2 p.m. Crest Ridge Gardens Community Club, 4806 Phoenix Avenue, Holiday. Free. (727) 937-8657.

Roller Derby Benefit: The bout will be between Revolution’s co-ed team, Mom & Pop’s Militia, and a mash-up of other skaters from around the world. This is a benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco County. Donations for the nonprofit organization will be collected. 5:30 p.m. SpinNations Skating Center, 8345 Congress St, Port Richey. $12 entry fee ($2 off entry with donation for the charity). (727) 280-7981.

28 Monday

Choice Hearing Clinic: Includes ear wax checks, ear wax removal, hearing screenings and the cleaning and servicing of hearing aids. Participants with hearing aids receive one free package of batteries. 10 a.m. CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. Free. (727) 807-7082.

29 Tuesday

All About You Workshop: Learn about essential oils and create your own oil-infused makeup remover, exfoliator, lotion and a few other surprises. Get a first-hand look at some skin care products and some of the Savvy Minerals make up line. Seating is limited. 3:30 p.m. Gateway Studios, 5740 Missouri Avenue, New Port Richey. The class is free; make and take is $10/item (401) 480-2935.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation/Training Session: Learn about becoming a mentor to a child. 5:30 p.m. Wesley Chapel Honda, 27750 Wesley Chapel Blvd., Wesley Chapel. Free. (813) 997-6881.

31 Thursday

“Revision Joint Replacement: Preventing Problems & How to Manage Them”: Presented by Stephen Hanff, MD. A complimentary light lunch will be provided. Noon. Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, Trinity. Free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. (727) 834-5630.

All About Detox: There are many easy, affordable ways to replace toxins using pure essential oils that will help us not hurt ourselves. 5:30 p.m. Beach House at Wiregrass Ranch, 30070 SR 56, Wesley Chapel. Bring a friend, get a gift. (813) 390-3559.

Contact Phyllis Day at or (352) 848-1408. Follow @pdaytimes.