Diversions: Coming attractions
By BARBARA L. FREDRICKSEN
Published March 9, 2007
Temple Beth David Jewish Center will hold its annual Israeli Food Festival and Children's Carnival at 4 p.m. at the temple, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. Featured are homemade Jewish foods kugels, blintzes, latkes, stuffed cabbage and more, games, crafts, kids' activities and Israeli dance demonstrations throughout the day. Admission is free.
Sunday, March 18 AND 25
Nature Coast Festival Singers will present a spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way (U.S. 19) in Weeki Wachee just north of the State Road 50 intersection; at 3 p.m. on March 18 at the First United Methodist Church, 8831 West Bradshaw Blvd., Homosassa; and at 3 p.m. March 25 in the First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Dr., Spring Hill. Admission is free, but a donation for the scholarship fund will be accepted.
Wednesday and Thursday
Frank Parson's Big Band will play "St. Patrick Celebration" at 2 p.m. at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Tickets are $7. (Note that a second concert has been added at 2 p.m. Thursday.) Future shows are on April 18 and May 16. Call (727) 842-6777.
As part of Women's History Month, Lois Peterson will speak about her experiences as a teacher in a Saudi palace, "Under That Abaya - One Woman's Account of a Saudi Palace," from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson (off Fivay Road between Little Road and Hudson Avenue). The talk is free, but registration is requested, either at the reference desk or call (727) 861-3040 and ask for the reference desk. Refreshments, courtesy of the Friends of the Hudson Library, will have a Middle Eastern theme.
The rarely-seen opera A Village Romeo and Juliet will be presented in video by the Centennial Opera Group at 12:30 p.m. March 16 at the Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. The opera is by Frederick Delius, who once managed his family's citrus grove near Jacksonville and later composed Florida Suite as a tribute to the state. Admission is free.
The Santa Fe Guitar Quartet from Argentina will perform classical to Tango music at 7 p.m. at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Center for the Arts, 10230 Ridge Rd., New Port Richey. Tickets are $16 and $18. Call (727) 816-3707.
MARCH 16, 17 AND 18
Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical will be presented at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey, at 8 p.m. March 16 and 17 and 2:30 p.m. March 18. Performers are Salerno Theatre Co. of Tampa. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 Richey Suncoast Theatre season ticket holders, and $8 ages 12 and younger. The box office will be open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays starting Feb. 14 and an hour before each show.
Rockers Sha Na Na: The group that revived 1950s music in the 1970s (Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay) will do dinner shows at 1:30 and 8 p.m. at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Doors open two hours before each show for buffet and cash bar. Dinner and show, $49.50, plus tax and tip. Call 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere, 1-888-655-7469.
The James Bond adventure movie Casino Royale will be shown for free at 1 p.m. March 20 at Tarpon Springs Comunity Center, 400 S. Walton Avenue, Tarpon Springs. Call 942-5628 for directions.
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