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By Times Staff Writer
Published December 20, 2007
'A Show Palace Christmas' continues in matinees and evenings through Tuesday at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $44; show only, $32.95; ages 12 and younger, $26.45 and $21.45, all plus tax and tip. Call 727 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.
West Pasco Art Guild ends "Holiday Boutique" today at the gallery, 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon. Framed and unframed original art, handmade jewelry, crafts, ceramics and other items.
Pasco Arts Council will hold its "Holiday Gift Market 2007" at the arts center through Saturday. The center is at 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. Items include fine crafts, ceramics, jewelry, books on art, with all profits going to the arts center. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Miss Daisy pontoon boat will give special "Festival of Lights" tours along the Cotee River at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. through Monday. Passengers will see several homes decorated for the holidays along the route. Tickets are $10. Call (727) 819-1754 for reservations. Tours leave from the boat dock in Sims Park in New Port Richey.
Saturday and Sunday
Residents of The Angelus home for developmentally disabled children and adults will present their 18th annual outdoor "Christmas Pageant" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at The Angelus, 12413 Hudson Ave., Hudson (5 miles east of U.S. 19). The pageant is a living narration of the Christmas story. The show ends at the activity center at 7 p.m., where refreshments will be served. The pageant will not be performed in the event of rain or extreme cold. Free; donations will not be solicited. "This is our gift to you."
The Centennial Opera Group will feature "A Tribute to Luciano Pavarotti", a video of the late tenor's Christmas Concert with the Montreal Symphony and other arias, at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Centennial Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. Free.
A DVD of The Northern Ballet of England performing A Christmas Carol by Carl Davis and Massimo Morriscone will be shown at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art auditorium, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs (a half mile west of U.S. 19). Free.
The History Club of Hudson Public Library will discuss "Napoleon Bonaparte Knocks on Our Door!" at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the library off Fivay Road in Hudson. Free.
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