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By BARBARA L. FREDRICKSEN, Arts and Entertainment
Published January 17, 2008
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Through Feb. 24
'The Full Monty', a musical comedy, will be presented in matinees and evenings at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson, through Feb. 24. Dinner and show, $44; show only, $32.95, plus tax and tip. Not recommended for ages 13 and younger. Call 727 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.
Centennial Opera Group will view a videotape of Laos Janacek's Jenufa, based on the original 1904 score, at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Rd., Holiday. The opera features soprano Roberta Alexander in the title role. Free.
The West Pasco Legal Support Asso. will present "A Walk Down Broadway," featuring John Timpanelli and the Tin Pan Alley Players, at 8 p.m. Sat. at Ramada Inn Bayside, 5015 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Tickets are $20, advance purchase. Call Tina Wilson at (727) 860-4938.
Pasco Arts Council will accept donations of new and used art and art supplies from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Wednesday for its annual "Artists' Attic Sale". Items needed are new and recycled frames, mats, canvases, paper, brushes, easels, cases, craft items, baskets, holiday decor, art and anything art or crafts related. The sale is 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 26. The center is at 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. Call (727) 845-7322.
Weekends Through Jan. 27
Richey Suncoast Theatre continues the musical romance-drama, Chess, weekends through Jan. 27 at the theater, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and an hour before each show. Call (727) 842-6777.
Weekends through Jan. 27
Stage West Community Playhouse continues the drama A Few Good Men on Friday-Sunday and Jan. 25-27 at the theater, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18, reserved seating. Box office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and an hour before each show. Strong language; not recommended for young patrons. Call (352) 683-5113.
The 28th annual Booksville Raid Festival will be held at Sand Hill Scout Reservation off State Road 50 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The event includes Civil War encampments, battalion drills at 10 a.m. , a battle reenactment from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and medical scenarios on Saturday and a grand review at 1:30 p.m. and battle reenactment at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $6 adults, $3 ages 6 - 12, free to ages 5 and younger and scouts in uniform. Call (352) 796-6766.
THROUGH MARCH 15
Entries in the second annual Jacaranda Poetry Festival Contest are being accepted through March 15 at the Pasco Arts Council, 5744 Moog Rd., Holiday. Call (727) 845-7322 for instructions or see www.pascoart.org, click on "poetry festival." A poetry workshop will be given from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 19 and 26 at the center. Fee is $22 for members, $33 for non-members.
THROUGH Jan. 31
West Pasco Art Guild continues its all media art show, "New Beginnings" at the gallery, 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. Hours are 9 a.m. to 12 Mondays through Fridays through Jan. 31.
Through Jan. 28
Student drafting and design exhibition continues at Pasco-Hernando Community College's fine art gallery in the Alric C.T. Pottberg Library on the New Port Richey campus, 10230 Ridge Road. Inquire at the library main desk about viewing hours. Library hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call (727) 816-3229.