This Week's Highlights
Friday Night Live: Bands performing include Actual Bank Robbers at 6 p.m. and Slickwood at 8 p.m. Brooksville Main Street hosts this live outdoor concert series that includes a food truck rally, full bar and family games in the park. Visit historicdowntownbrooksville.com. 5-10 p.m. Free. Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville.
Salute to Veterans concert: The PHSC Foundation presents its fifth annual ‘Salute to Veterans’ performance. Featuring the Victory Belles, a vocal trio performing the music of the 1940s. The show will include a musical salute to each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. Get tickets online at phsc.tix.com. 2 p.m. Nov. 9. $10, U.S. military veterans pay $5. Pasco-Hernando State College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. (727) 816-3707. phsc.edu.
Songs Across America: The Hernando Jazz Society performs at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at Wellington at Seven Hills clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. Admission is free for members, guests pay $10 each or $15 per couple. Season tickets are available for $50. Performances are the second Sunday through April, and first Sunday in May. An optional buffet and a cash bar available in the Sioux City Grill. Call (352) 799-9690.
Riverhawk Music Festival: The 18th-annual festival continues through Nov. 11 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, on the border of Hernando and Pasco counties, south of Spring Lake and north of Dade City. The event includes more than 20 nationally-touring bands on multiple stages performing country, Americana, rockabilly, Celtic, "newgrass" (progressive bluegrass), roots rock and more. Headliners include Austin-based American band Reckless Kelly and Elizabeth Cook, originally from Wildwood, who performs regularly at the Grand Ole Opry and hosts her own show, "Apron Strings" on SiriusXM Outlaw Country Radio. Other favorites include Mustang Sally and the Hamjos, Dead Winter Carpenters, Eastman String Band, Robbin the Ban, and Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen. There will be dancing, craft exhibitors, music jams, food, activities and a stage dedicated for youth activities. Advance adult daily tickets $25-40; 2-day general admission pass $63, $70 at the gate; youth multi-day general admission $40, $50 at the gate; camping available. Visit riverhawkmusic.com, call (863) 984-8445, or email to [email protected]
Brian Smalley: The concert, which is part of the Music at the Museum Concert Series, will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum, One Courthouse Square, Inverness. Featuring singer/songwriter Brian Smalley’s acoustic/Americana show. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets $15 per person, includes light refreshments. Season tickets are $115. Call (352) 341-6428.
Feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini: The sixth-annual feast continues through Nov. 11 at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Each day will kick off with a procession of the statue of Mother Cabrini. The event opens from 4 to 10 p.m. Nov. 8, 4 p.m. to midnight Nov. 9, noon to midnight Nov. 10 and noon to 11 p.m. Nov. 11. There will be rides, arts and crafts, food vendors, a boutique, a talent show and free entertainment. Pre-sale armbands are available at the church office for $15. Call (352) 683-9666 or visit stfrances.org.
Florida Heritage Day: Step back in time and visit a living historical reenactor timeline from the Spanish conquistator days to World War II from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. Visitors will learn from a multitude of period 1800s hands-on demonstrations, such as cider-making, cow-milking, butter-churning, weaving, chair caning, pioneer toys and pioneer medicinal plants. There will be ongoing live music from the various eras. Food vendors will be on site. $5 per vehicle. Call (352) 793-4781. floridastateparks.org/dadebattlefield.
Model Airplane Fly In: The Bay City Flyers annual “Fighter Town” fly in will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at Area 52 Flying Field, 22500 State Road 52, Land O’ Lakes. Featuring radio-controlled scale models of full-size biplanes and fighter jets, including scale replica military models from World War II to present. There will also be a free “Fun Fly” for children; participants will be given a glider airplane and compete in events. Spectators pay $3 carload. Call (813) 966-7529. baycityflyers.org.
Savage Race: This chip-timed run will be at 9 a.m. Nov. 10 at Little Everglades Ranch, 17951 Hamilton Road, Dade City. Features more real obstacles per mile than most events. Besides obstacles, the 5- to 7-mile race includes challenging terrain, mud, fire, ice, tall walls and water crossings. $99-$129. Call (407) 796-8414. savagerace.com.
Veterans Day Celebration: The West Pasco Historical Society will host a traditional walk around Orange Lake for a brief ceremony at each of the military monuments at 1 p.m. Nov. 10 at Sims Park in New Port Richey. The monuments represent each of the different branches of service. Then attendees will be invited to a presentation on the history of the U.S. flags at the Rao Musunuru, M.D. Museum and Library at Sims Park, 6431 Circle Blvd. There will be a meet-and-greet with veterans, as well a collection of uniforms and military memorabilia. Museum Administrator Terry Kline will preside. Light refreshments provided. Free. Call (727) 847-0680.
Veterans Day Parade and Classic Car Cruise In: Hosted by the City of Zephyrhills and Main Street Zephyrhills. The parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 10 along Fifth Avenue in downtown Zephyrhills. Includes senior military officials, active-duty and retired military units, veteran groups, local high school marching bands, military organizations, decorative floats, Junior ROTC units and others. There will be a remembrance ceremony at 11:11 a.m. in Zephyr Park, 38116 Fifth Ave., where there will also be classic cars, food and merchandise vendors and DJ entertainment. Free. Call (813) 780-1414. mainstreetzephyrhills.org.
Veterans Grave Site Flag Distribution: The West Pasco Board of Realtors’ Civic Affairs/HoP Committee will distribute flags to veterans’ grave sites at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Meadowlawn Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery, 4244 Madison St., New Port Richey. Rob Fleege, a representative from U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis’ office, will speak. Junior ROTC cadets from area high schools will help with the distribution. Call (727) 849-9281.
Veterans Appreciation Parade: The line-up starts at 8:30 a.m., the parade starts at 10 a.m. Nov. 10 in the parking lot behind Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. The parade will run from city hall on Howell Avenue through the downtown area ending back at City Hall. There is no fee to participate. Call (352) 544-6022.
Veterans Memorial Park Dedication: The new park and memorial at Club Wildwood will have a dedication at 1 p.m. Nov. 11 at Club Wildwood, 7700 Parkway Blvd., Hudson. Speakers include U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, Pasco County Commissioner Jack Mariano and Joe Battle from the Tampa Veterans Administration. Flags representing the five service branches and the Canadian service will be raised. Hot dogs and musical entertainment will follow the dedication. Visit the Facebook page (search Veterans Memorial Park at CW). For information, email to [email protected]
For Our Freedom, Happiness and Lives — A Great Nation: The holiday ceremony to honor the nation’s veterans will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave., Bushnell. Includes patriotic music, a rifle salute with Taps and a keynote speech. Bring a chair. Call (352) 793-7740. cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/florida.asp.
Veterans Day with Point Man International Ministries: 10 a.m. Nov. 12 at Holiday Community Fellowship Church, 5144 Sunray Drive, Holiday. There will be several speakers. A free lunch will follow at the church after the service. Free; donations appreciated. Call (585) 727-3331 or (727) 389-4558.
Holiday Celebrations Boutique Reception: The show features paintings, jewelry and crafts, as well as other original items. The reception will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at West Pasco Art Guild and Gallery, 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. The show and sale continues 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 20. Call (727) 841-7732. westpascoartguildandgallery.org.
Hobo Hieroglyphics — Art Reaching Out to Help the Homeless: Featuring the works of nationally-acclaimed artist Patrick Stickney, the exhibit and sale wraps up Nov. 10 at the Pasco Fine Arts Council Gallery, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. The exhibit includes "hobo signs," signs of communication or graffiti used by homeless and others drifting through America since the Great Depression. The exhibit is a fundraiser to benefit the homeless population in Pasco County. Works are available for purchase; donations are also welcome. Call (727) 845-7322 or visit pascoarts.org.
Art with Needle and Thread: The exhibit of work from the Gulfview chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America is on display through Dec. 12 at Pasco-Hernando State College Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Call (727) 816-3231. phsc.edu.
Giving Thanks: The exhibit continues through Dec. 2 at the Uptown Art Gallery at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Mingle with the artists, and enjoy submissions by Just Poets. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; closed on holidays. Free. Call (352) 540-3810.
Other Hernando County events
Academia Hernando Fall 2018 Lecture Series: Open to series subscribers or $9 at the door. For information, visit academiahernando.org. Lecture: “Fascinated by Flight: How the Wright Brothers Changed the World,” presented by Rick Kistner. 10 a.m. to noon. $65 for the entire series including field trip. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Spring Hill, 2301 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 559-2335.
Turf Talk: Pasco County Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program Manager Jim Moll will explain why lawn care is not as easy as it seems. Learn what lawns in this area need to thrive without using too many ecological or economical resources. Register at HernandoWAS2019.eventbrite.com. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Hernando County Utilities Administration Building, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 754-4705.
Open Season Health Fair: Hosted by the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1322, the event will feature representatives from five health care providers to answer questions. The TriCare Dental and vision care programs will be eliminated as of December 31. To continue coverage, you must select a program offered by the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program. Noon to 3:30 p.m. Free. Brooksville Enrichment Center, 17222 Hospital Blvd., Brooksville.
Springstead High School Flea Market: Vendors welcome, must provide own table, chair, etc. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor spaces are $10, includes two car spaces. Springstead Theater parking lot, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-3528.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 186 Yard Sale: Proceeds benefit veterans and their families. Vendor spaces are $10 ($5 for members), bring your own table. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. American Legion Post 186, 12091 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 799-1514.
Powell Middle School Holiday Craft Fair: The event will feature a variety of crafters, vendors, consultants and representatives from many local businesses and community members. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Powell Middle School, 4100 Barclay Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 797-7095.
Spring Lake Museum and History Center: Open on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, the center offers historic artifacts and photos, local family histories and photos, school and lake histories, and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Old Spring Lake Community Center, 4184 Spring Lake Highway, Brooksville. (352) 796-4704.
Fur Ball: The annual gala includes light dinner, dancing, cash bar, and live and silent auctions. Caribbean dress encouraged. Benefits the Humane Society of the Nature Suncoast. This year’s theme is “Having a Ball in Pawgaritaville.” 6 to 10 p.m. $75 per person, $750 table of 10. Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. (352) 796-2711.
Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Social: Bring your own snacks and beverages (and ice, if needed). No lessons provided, but instructors are on hand to give assistance if needed. Singles and couples welcome, and are encouraged to wear “slidey” shoes (No open back sandals, foot tubes will be available to put over shoes if needed). Doors open at 6 p.m. 6:30 to 9 p.m. $5. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brooksville. RSVP to (352) 397-6088.
Bingo for Kids: Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Weeki Wachee. Doors open at 5 p.m. There will be entertainment, music, food, raffles, silent auctions and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds go to help children in need and local children’s charities. 6:30 p.m. $20. Senior Citizens Center, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. (352) 212-5023.
Brooksville Farmers’ Market: Presented by the Hernando County Growers Association, local farmers and agricultural producers offer fresh produce, meats, poultry and cottage foods as well as prepared foods, desserts, arts and crafts. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Brooksville Farmers’ Market, 615 Old Hospital Drive, Brooksville. (727) 422-3360.
Nature Coast Botanical Gardens and Plant Nursery: Plants are grown and sold at budget-friendly prices at the nursery. The adjacent botanical garden is open daily from dawn to dusk. 9 a.m. to noon. every Monday and Saturday. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933. naturecoastgardens.com.
Self-Management of Diabetes: Conducted by Verna Pedersen Runyan, advanced registered nurse practitioner. The program is for anyone diagnosed with diabetes mellitus and family. Discussion will be on what you need to know to effectively manage your diabetes. 1 p.m. Free. Access Health Care, 5382 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. RSVP to (352) 200-2190.
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. (352) 754-4433.
Good Neighbor Trail Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony: Help celebrate the trail’s extension. 10 to 11:30 a.m.. Good Neighbor Trail, 70 Russell St., Brooksville.
Florida, Bugs and You: Learn the benefits of insects and how to control them responsibly. 10:30 a.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6230.
Tobacco Free Hernando/Great American Smokeout: Learn about Building Partnership Capacity and the annual Great American Smokeout. Youth from surrounding partnerships will speak on their initiatives. 4:45 p.m. Free. Hernando County Health Department, 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 596-8000.
Yard Sale for People Helping People: Funds raised will help provide Christmas dinner for the hungry in Hernando County. 8 a.m. Nov. 15 and 16 at 2462 Sunset Vista Drive, Aripeka. (352) 686-1820.
‘Healthiest, Happiest Places for Travel’ Lecture: Conducted by Dr. Maria Scunziano-Singh. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free. Access Health Care, 5350 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 688-8116, ext. 4344. accesshealthcarellc.net.
Other Pasco County Events
Used Book Bazaar: Buy used books, audio and video media, magazines and related materials. Hosted by the Friends of Hugh Embry Library, with funds raised to help fund programming at the library. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City. (352) 567-7449.
Friends of the Library Book Sale: Proceeds benefit library programming. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 929-1214.
Fundraiser for Cancer Patient: The event will be at Ordinance One and Pete’s Grand Central in downtown New Port Richey. It is to benefit Justine Rice, who has been diagnosed with cancer. There will be giveaways, a 50/50 drawing, raffles and gift baskets. Rice is a staple in the New Port Richey animal rescue community, and has volunteered with Bailey’s Rescue and other local rescues for numerous years, assisting with adoption events and finding homes for many pets. 5 to 11 p.m. Ordinance One, 5738 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 264-1110.
Saint Leo University Open House: Students of all ages and their families are invited. Breakfast and lunch provided. Check-in and breakfast will be from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with late check-in and late registration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn about life at Saint Leo, academic programs, and more. Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo. (352) 588-8283. saintleo.edu.
Colony Hills Community Wide Patio Sale: The annual event includes yard sales throughout the community. 8 a.m. to noon. Colony Hills, 35114 Wagner Way, Zephyrhills.
Arts and Crafts Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor tables are $35 each. Hudson First United Methodist Church, 13123 U.S. 19, Hudson. (727) 868-6178. hudsonfirstumc.org.
Pasco Extension Seminar: Native Plants Attract Pollinators Learn which native plants attract butterflies and beneficial bees. 9 a.m. Free; register at Eventbrite.com. Land O’ Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Land O’ Lakes. (352) 518-0156. pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/events_calendar.shtml.
Rosary Altar Society Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be hand-crafted wooden crosses, spool dolls, quilts, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, oil paintings and much more. Vendor spaces are $15 for 8-foot table and 2 chairs. Our Lady Queen of Peace, 5340 High St., New Port Richey. (727) 776-7487, 849-4899. ladyqueenofpeace.org.
Friends of the Library Book Sale: Proceeds benefit library programming. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.. Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 929-1214.
Corn Hole Tournament: The adult competition is for singles and doubles, with winners receiving 50 percent, second 25 percent of the draw. Children’s competitions will award prizes for first- and second-place winners. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. 3 to 7 p.m. $20 for the adult competition; $2 for children in competitions in age groups 6-11 and 11-14. American Legion Post 147 , 17383 Gunn Highway, Odessa. (813) 767-9447, 810-5988.
Concours d’Elegance: The world-renowned display of luxury vehicles comes to Tampa Bay bringing vendors with luxury items, wines, cigars, cocktails, craft beers and food. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $24.95. Starkey Ranch District Park, 11880 Lake Blanche Drive, Odessa.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation/Training Event: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay has dozens of children in Pasco County on its waiting list for a big brother or big sister. Adult mentors are needed and may choose between several programs. 5:30-7 p.m.. WellCare, 5113 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. (813) 997-6881.
Tuesday Tutorial: The topic is hip replacement, presented by Juan M. Raposo, M.D., who is board-certified in orthopedic surgery. A complimentary lunch will be served. 11:30 a.m. Free; seating is limited and reservations required. Rao Musunuru, M.D. Conference Center, 14100 Yosemite Drive, Hudson. RSVP to (727) 869-5498.
DUI Awareness Seminar: Ellen Snelling, chair of the Tampa Alcohol Coalition and a representative from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, will share her personal story and join a panel discussion on how driving under the influence affects individuals, families and the community. The moderator is Eddie Williams, PHSC assistant professor of human services. Held in the Conference Center, Building B, Room 303. 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free. Pasco-Hernando State College - Porter Campus, 2727 Mansfield Blvd., Wesley Chapel. 1-855-669-7472.
Essential Oils 101: Learn the basics. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Living Food Bakery and Cafe, 38201 10th Ave., Zephyrhills. (813) 479-7724.
Christmas Gift Workshop: Learn about essential oils and create oil-infused products to take home. Seating is limited. Call to reserve a seat. 7 to 9 p.m. The class is free; ‘make and take’ items are $10-$20 per item. Gateway Studio, 5740 Missouri Ave., New Port Richey. (727) 277-1449.
'Researching Ancestral Female Lines' Seminar: Presented by the West Pasco Genealogical Society. Learn how to research female lines in ancestry. The lecture will cover topics such as birth and marriage records, family names and age laws. Register by emailing to [email protected] or by texting to the phone number. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. $5 for members, $7 nonmembers. CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. Text to (727) 271-0770. caresfl.org.
Yoga for Stress Release: The class offers fundamental techniques tailored to the level of ability and fitness of the participants, with an emphasis on relaxation and mindfulness. Comfortable exercise clothing needed. Bring a large beach towel or yoga mat. Liability waiver must be signed. 4 to5 p.m. Free. Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 929-1214.
Knights Auxiliary hosts Thanksgiving Dinner: 5 to 7 p.m. $7. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. (727) 389-05128.
Contact Phyllis Day at [email protected] or (352) 848-1408. Follow @pdaytimes.