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Things to do in Pasco County

Theater buffs

Hometown holiday talent: Richey Suncoast Theatre features local talent in A Pasco Christmas, through Sunday at 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sunday at 2:30 p.m. $17, reserved seating. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and an hour before each show. (727) 842-6777.

Santa Baby: A Show Palace Christmas features matinees and evening shows held on select Wednesdays through Sundays, through Dec. 25, at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Adults: dinner and show, $49.50; show only, $38.45, plus tax and tip. Ages 12 and younger, $24.95 and $19.95. (727) 863-7949 or toll free 1-888-655-7469.

The greatest love story: The National Players present Romeo and Juliet at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. $15 adults; $10 students. (727) 774-7382.

All in one: Three actors perform Every Christmas Story Ever Told featuring holiday traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times and topical pop culture. Weekends through Dec. 9 at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Shows are 8 p.m., except for Sundays at 2 p.m. $16; $14 members/student. Opening night (Nov. 30) all seats are $10 and include a complimentary reception at 6:30 p.m. at the Artist Faire Gallery, 111 E. Tarpon Ave.

Curtain call

Richey Suncoast Theatre open auditions for Thoroughly Modern Millie will be at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the theater, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song of your choice and do a cold reading from the script. Some roles require basic tap dancing skills. Advanced tappers are also wanted.

Musically inclined

Holiday fare: The Nature Coast Festival Singers brings some 80 voices together from three counties to present their Christmas concert at local churches. Concerts will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Avenue W in Brooksville and 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at First United Methodist Church of Hudson, 13123 US Hwy 19N, Hudson. A free will offering will be accepted to support the Ayer Endowment Scholarship Fund.

Belting it out: The Thursday Musicale monthly concert will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Living Word Church, 5151 Rowan Rd. New Port Richey. Featured performer is vocalist John Timpanelli. There is no admission charge, but an offering will be taken to help fund scholarships for high school music students. Call (727) 934-3647.

Dinner and a song: The Richey Community Orchestra presents its "Santa's Swinging" dinner party Dec. 9 at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. Cash bar at 1 p.m., dinner at 1:30 p.m., show at 3 p.m. Tickets $35; mail a check, payable to the Richey Community Orchestra, to 6827 Amberjack Lane, Hudson, FL. 34667. No credit cards accepted.

Art events

Artsy gifts: Handmade Holiday Gift Gallery, through Dec. 29 at the Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 848-6500 or

A historic view: "Waypoints: A 40-year Journey," an exhibit on the history of Pasco-Hernando Community College, runs through Dec. 13 at the Alric C.T. Pottberg Library on the New Port Richey campus, 10230 Ridge Road. (727) 816-3231.

Send events to Michele Miller, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668 or email Submit items at least two weeks in advance.

Historic model ships and reception

See the exhibit of John Evanhouse Jr.'s historic model ships and meet the artist at a special reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the HiBrow Gallery, 14125 7th Street, Dade City. Other featured artists include award winning quilter, Pat Gatson Cauard and painters Kit Wintz and Paula Campbell. Call (813)417-6336.

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