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By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 23, 2001


TODAY-MARCH 6: An exhibit of paintings by Trish Demasky, Eva Berman and Jamie Wojciechowski continues at the Alric C.T. Pottberg Library at the west campus of Pasco-Hernando Community College. The library will be closed Monday through March 4.

TODAY: The West Pasco Art Guild's 10th annual fine art exhibit concludes today at its gallery, 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

TODAY-WEDNESDAY: Patricia Watts's paintings of New Port Richey river scenes and homes will be on exhibit at New Port Richey City Hall. Ms. Watts is a native of London, who moved to the United States in 1982.

TODAY-WEDNESDAY: "A Thread Runs Through It" fiber art show will be in the Pasco Art Center's main galleries and the photographs of Anthony Serio, "The Way I See It," will be in the upstairs gallery, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. On Sunday, there will be a reception for Serio at 7 p.m. as part of the meeting of the Underground Poets' Society.

TODAY-MARCH 18: The exhibit Produce for Victory: Posters on the American Homefront, 1941-1945 will be at Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. The third in a film history of Americans in World War I, From Rosie to Roosevelt, will be shown at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with commentary by Eckerd College history scholar Jim Schnur.

TODAY-MARCH 25:The musical Hello, Dolly continues at Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Performances are 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and March 6; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and March 7, 14 and 21; and 3 p.m. Sundays. Doors open two hours before each show for buffet and cash bar. Dinner and show, $35.95, show only, $24.95; ages 12 and younger, $19.95 and $14.95.

SATURDAY: Greater New Port Richey Main Street will hold Cavalaire French Market from 8 a.m. to noon at Cavalaire Square off Grand Boulevard in downtown New Port Richey. Vendors will sell fresh produce, baked goods, gourmet food products, gift items and crafts.

SUNDAY: The musical show Radio Days will be presented at Heritage Pines Country Club, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., Hudson (off County Line Road) at 1 p.m. The show has snippets from vintage serials, quiz shows and comedies, the work of Carmen Miranda and Betty Grable and a segment from Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge, plus swing tunes, ballads and patriotic numbers. Admission is $15. Call (727) 861-7784.

SUNDAY: The 42nd Street Show Band will perform swing tunes made famous by Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey and others at 2 p.m. at the Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. Admission is $2.50. Tickets may be purchased at all Pasco County libraries and at the door on the day of the show.

SUNDAY: A four-member musical group headed by Munroe Powell will sing songs made famous by The Platters at 2 p.m. at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $10 to $14. Call (727) 816-3241.

SUNDAY: The Underground Poets' Society will hold "Post Valentine's Commiseration" at 7 p.m. at the Pasco Arts Center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. Those who have been jilted, tossed aside or otherwise heartbroken are invited to share a poem or story with others and sing sad songs of unrequited love -- all in good fun, of course.

MONDAY: Pianist Jose Mariscal will perform a program of classical music at 8 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of West Pasco, 9841 Scenic Drive, Port Richey. Mariscal has been soloist with the Miami Symphony, the Clearwater Orchestra and the Havana Symphony. Admission is $2.

THURSDAY: The winners of the 2001 scholarships will be guest performers with the Thursday Musicale, a chorus of 50 women, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 6561 Circle Blvd., New Port Richey. Michelle Nelson will sing a foreign language song and a folk song. Andrew Krupski will play a piece by Richard Strauss on the french horn. Admission is free, but a donation will be accepted.

Quick trips

TODAY: The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin of Russia will perform classical music at 8 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Admission is $14. Call (727) 942-5605.

SUNDAY: Frog Prince Theatre director Norma Bigler will perform Falling in Love With Shakespeare at 2 p.m. at the Frog Prince Theatre, 210 S Pinellas Ave. (Alt. U.S. 19), Tarpon Springs. Ms. Bigler will do scenes and readings of famous female characters, read sonnets and share her experiences of a recent visit to London and the reconstructed Globe Theatre. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children. The program is 45 minutes in length and is recommended for ages 9 and older. Call (727) 942-2222 or 784-6392 for reservations.

Look ahead

MARCH 2: The Polish American Pulaski Association will hold a dinner show featuring harmonica player Jerry Adler and comedian Steve Solomon. Doors open at 2 p.m., dinner from 3 to 5:15 p.m., show at 6 p.m. dinner and show, $17; show only $13. Call Helen at (727) 934-4594 or 1-877-453-1530 toll free.

MARCH 2-4: Sopranos Leanne Germann, Susan Schildbach and Pam Surbaugh will take a "Sentimental Journey" at the Forum at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m. March 2 and 3 and at 2 p.m. March 4. Tickets are $12. The theater's box office is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and one hour before each show. Call (352)683-5113.

MARCH 8-25: The comedy The Day They Kidnapped the Pope will be at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students age 17 and younger.

The theater's box office is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and one hour before each show. Call (352)683-5113.

Curtain calls

MARCH 25: Auditions for the annual Reaching for the Stars talent competition held by the Alzheimer's Family Organization will be at held at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. Those who audition pay a $10 audition fee ($5 for each additional member of a group, with a maximum charge of $20). The show itself will be at 2 p.m. May 6 at the Center for the Arts. Prizes range from $50 to $200 U.S. savings bonds. For audition applications and time slot, call (727) 848-8888 or 1-888-496-8004. Forms must be in no later than March 9.

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