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By Times Staff Writer
Published February 8, 2008
What they say: "Wisdom of the Ages," photographs and audio of Florida's elder citizens, continues through Feb. 28 at Pasco-Hernando Community College's fine art gallery in the Alric C.T. Pottberg Library in New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Road. Viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Call (727) 816-3229.
Songs and laughs: The Polish American Pulaski Association will present a dinner and show today. Dinner is at 3:15 p.m., show at 6 p.m. Performers are the Knockout-Sensational Girls of Song and comedian Todd Charles. Dinner and show, $22; show only, $18. Call Bea at (727) 785-6269.
Reception today: West Pasco Art Guildwill hold a reception and awards presentation for its transparent watercolor show from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the gallery, 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays through March 2.
Movie talk: "Sunshine in the Dark: Florida in the Movies," an overview of how Florida has been depicted in more than 300 movies, will be presented by Florida Humanities Council speakers Susan Fernandez and John P. Ingalls at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road. Call (727) 861-3040 to register.
Sweet singers: Suncoast Harmony Chorus will perform "Sweet 'n Swingin'" at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. The Encore Swing Band will also perform. Tickets are $12, open seating. Call Cindy at (352) 597-4376 or buy at the door.
British comedian: Jimmy Keys is the headliner at the Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson, on Saturday. Dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7:30. Premium seating, $28; general seating, $26. Visit or call the box office at the lodge between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. today; call (727) 868-2994, ext. 14.
Singing the blues: Singer Julie Black will headline at the second "Sinful Sunday" concert to benefit the SPCA at 2 p.m. Sunday at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. $35 VIP tickets include a party and silent auction at the theater at 12:30 p.m. Call (727) 842-6777.
Way down south: Richey Community Orchestra will perform "Dixieland Jamboree" at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $15. Call (727) 919-3866.
Close harmony: The Legends of DooWopwill perform at a dinner and show Sunday at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. Doors open at 4 p.m., dinner at 5 p.m., show and silent auction follow. Tickets are $45 and $50. Call (727) 858-5627.
Songs and comedy: Singer Larry Bene will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Cinema Grill in Embassy Plaza on U.S. 19 in Port Richey. Opening act is comic Homer Noodleman. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 6 p.m. Call (727) 846-8052.
Stringed classics: Guitarist William Feasleywill perform at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St. Free.
Opens Thursday: The World Goes 'Round, the Songs of Kander and Ebb is Feb. 14-17 and 22-24 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St.. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for nonmembers, $23 for members. Call 942-5605.