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Family movie nights, a 'Night in the Tropics' and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast

Art events

On the wild side: An opening reception for the "Wildlife and Their Natural Landscape" art exhibit will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd. Free. For information, call (727) 848-6500.

Art on display: Art by students at St. Anthony's School of San Antonio is on display through Thursday at the Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City. The library is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. For information, call (352) 567-3576.

On screen

Senior Cinema and Popcorn: Seniors are invited to see a movie from 2 to 3:30 p.m. today at the Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St,, Dade City. Free. For the movie's title, call (352) 567-3576.

Family movie night: Kids and families are invited to see a family-friendly film at 6 p.m. today at the Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. Free. For the movie's title, call (727) 834-3204.

A movie for the family: Children 12 and under who are accompanied by a guardian are invited to see a family-friendly animated movie from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City. Free. Includes popcorn. For the movie's title, call (352) 567-3576.

Food and drink

Wine, wine, wine: A wine festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. The event will include live entertainment and gifts to browse or buy, plus the opportunity to sample the winery's wines and meet its wine maker. Pets are welcome. Parking and admission are free. The cost is $3.50 to participate in the wine tasting. Call (813) 996 2113.

A little latitude and sumptuous fare: "Tasting Away in Zephyritaville," featuring samples of signature dishes from 20 local restaurants, will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday along Fifth Avenue in Zephyrhills. Tickets are $50 per person and include two beverage tickets. Beer, wine and margaritas will be available, along with nonalcoholic options. Tickets are available at the Main Street Zephyrhills office, 38434 Fifth Ave., or from any board member. Proceeds will benefit Main Street Zephyrhills. For information, call (813) 780-1414 or visit

Other fun

Like a trip to the Caribbean: Greater New Port Richey Main Street's 16th annual street party, "Night in the Tropics," will be from 5 to 11 p.m. today along Grand Boulevard, south of Circle Boulevard and Main Street, between Bank and Adams. Festivities will include live music by the Caribbean Chillers, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band. For information, visit

Call of the wild: Pasco Parks and Recreation will host a Frog Walk from 8 to 9 p.m. today at 18812 Fishburne Drive, Spring Hill. Learn about Central Florida's most common frog calls during a 1-mile night hike around three ponds. To register, send email to Cristina at or call (727) 847-2411, ext. 7377.

Texas hold 'em: Texas hold 'em tournaments start at 6 p.m. Saturdays at Market off Main, 6241 Lincoln St., New Port Richey. Play, or learn to play, for free. Food and beverages are sold. For information, call (727) 849-4940.