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Things to Do in Pasco for week of Oct. 16

Musically inclined

Wine walk: Stroll among the shops and enjoy wine samplings, hors d'oeuvres and live music on four stages from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. Tickets are $15 and are available in the center court. Price includes a choice of a souvenir wine glass or wine tumbler. Must be 21 or older. (813) 994-4010;

Twangy tribute: Colorama Music hosts Patsy Cline Tribute and American Bandstand Favorites at 6 p.m. Friday at 9302 Denton Ave., Hudson. The performance recreates a sock hop with oldies music, Las Vegas-style. $30 in advance; $35 at the door. The price includes dinner buffet but excludes tax and gratuity. (727) 863-7539;

Have a ball: Dress as your favorite personality from the Roaring Twenties and dance the night away to music by Rhythm Kings Dance Orchestra at the Halloween Ball: 1920s and '30s Hollywood from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs. Reserved seating at tables or walk-in tickets available. Soft drinks and snacks available for purchase. A free dance lesson precedes the event at 6 p.m. Reserved seating: $18; $15 for members and students. $12 for general admission. (727) 942-5605 or

Superstars: Tampa Bay Times movie critic Steve Persall emcees Pasco-Hernando Community College's Hernando/Pasco Has Talent Grand Finale at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the west campus' Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Fifteen finalists perform for the chance to win a cash prize of up to $500. Broadway stars Jimmy Ferraro and Dee Etta judge the competition. $10 for adults; $5 for ages 12 and under. (727) 816-3435;

Our picks

Friday flix: New Port Richey Public Library's free film series continues with A Wedding at 8 p.m. Friday at 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 853-1279 or

Book talk: The Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery hosts An Evening with the Author from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd. The evening features Tampa novelist Jared Sandman, author of Leviathan, The Wild Hunt, Dreamland and The Shadow Wolves. Sandman discusses his latest novel, Blackstone, an eerie tale that follows the efforts of a caretaker, scientists and psychics to investigate a haunted prison. Free. (727) 848-6500;

Charitable art: The Volunteer Way's sixth Canstruction design/build exhibit featuring structures made entirely out of canned food is on display next week, Monday through Friday in the West Pasco Government Center, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey. Visitors can cast a ballot for the People's Choice Award. Free admission, but monetary donations or canned food are appreciated. (727) 815-0433;

Family fun

Cultural fun: The Silverhawk Native American Flute Gathering and Arts and Crafts Show honors Native American traditions with flute players, crafts, singers and open mic sessions from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Withlacoochee River Park, 12449 Withlacoochee Blvd., Dade City. Vendors will also be selling hand-made flutes, leather clothing, jewelry, blankets, Painted Ponies, Indian tacos, buffalo burgers and other Native American food. Take a walking tour in the woods featuring an authentic 1800s town complete with a school and church. Overnight camping available. Free; $5 per carload to enter park; $10 primitive camping. (813) 763-2118; silverhawkflute

Barkin' good time: The fifth annual ASPCA Mega-Match-A-Thon Dogtoberfest is from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. The free event features on-site pet adoptions, as well as other activities for dogs and cats, including a pet costume contest, family-friendly activities and the Doggie FunZone obstacle course. The event benefits more than 50 animal adoption and rescue agencies.