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This week

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published May 4, 2001


Coming up

TODAY-MAY 20: Rodgers and Hammerstein's award-winning musical Carousel continues at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Shows are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 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. Call 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll free 1-888-655-7469 elsewhere.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY: The second annual Magnolia Festival & Garden Show Honoring the Lady Bug will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Pioneer Florida Museum, off U.S. 301 a mile northeast of Dade City. The day features a rain barrel workshop by Jeannie Hayes and seminars on floral arrangement by David Mobley, edible landscaping by writer Monica Brandis (Saturday only), "Stop Murdering the Myrtles" by Paul Herrmann and "Cooking With Herbs" by Phil Williams of Lunch on Limoges. There will be vendors selling garden equipment, yard and garden decorations, plants, food and beverages. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for ages 55 and older, $2 for kids 6 through 18, and free for children 5 and younger. Parking is free.

SATURDAY: A gallery talk and demonstration will be given by sculptor Charles Sherrod Partin III at 1 p.m. at the Pasco Art Center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. An exhibit of Partin's work and that of watercolor artist Betty Welch will be held at the center through June 29. A reception to honor both artists will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. June 1.

SUNDAY: The ninth annual Reaching for the Stars talent show and competition will be held at 2 p.m. at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, Town Center Road, New Port Richey. The show features 20 acts in three age categories. Special guest performers are Jimmy Ferraro and Dee Etta Rowe. More than $1,000 in prizes will be awarded. Sponsors are the Alzheimer's Family Organization. Tickets are $10, $12 and $15. Call 848-8888 or toll free 1-888-496-8004.

MONDAY: Singer John Timpanelli will perform at 8 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of West Pasco, 9841 Scenic Drive, Port Richey. Timpanelli does impersonations of Johnny Mathis, Neil Sedaka, Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett and others. Admission is $2.

Quick trips

SATURDAY: A reception for New Port Richey photographer Ed Lawlor will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. (Alt. 19). An exhibit of Lawlor's nature photos opened this week and will continue through May 31. Viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

THURSDAY: Sue Mericle will present "Fun with Poetry" at the final "Desserts with the Arts" program sponsored by the Hernando County Fine Arts Council. The presentation will be held at the Spring Hill Drive campus of Pasco-Hernando Community College. Dessert and program are free to members; others pay $3. Reservations are required. Call (352) 596-9455.

SUNDAY: The Frog Price Puppetry Arts Center & Theatre will present Cracker Cinderella at 2 p.m. at the theater, 210 S Pinellas Ave., Suite 158, Tarpon Springs. Guest artist Katie Adams will use puppets made like old-fashioned dolls, a magic tree and a gown of moss to put a Florida flavor in the old fairy tale. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children. Call (727) 784-6392.

THURSDAY: The deadline for buying tickets to the Jazz Buffet honoring members and performers of the Hernando Jazz Society is Thursday. Dinner is $7.50. The Jazz Buffet will be held at 3:30 p.m. May 20. In addition, admission to the jazz concert at 1:30 p.m. (before the dinner) is $5 for non-members, $3 for members. Call Frank Domick at (352) 666-4842 for dinner tickets.

Look ahead

MAY 11-13: The 10th annual Mothers Day Native American Pow Wow will be held at Withlacoochee River Park, Dade City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 11 and 12; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13. There will be dance performances, tours of replicas of Indian villages and Fort Dade, storytelling, American Indian displays, handmade arts and crafts, Indian foods, Plains Indian teepees, children's games and more. Grand entries in full regalia will be held at 7 p.m. May 11, 1 and 7 p.m. May 12 and 1 p.m. May 13. Admission is $2. Call (352) 567-0264 for camping reservations.

MAY 12-13: Greater New Port Richey Main Street will hold Cotee River Seafood Festival and SunTrust Boat Show in downtown New Port Richey from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 12 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13. Bourbon Street Concert Club will hold Blues by the River in Sims Park from noon to 9 p.m. May 12. There will be a classic rock concert at 1 p.m. May 13. The festival includes a nautical and natural arts and crafts show, games, seafood, festival foods and "extreme" activities. A donation of $2 is requested.

MAY 12: T.C. Carr and the Catch will headline the sixth annual Catch a Rising Star scholarship concert from 9 p.m to 1 p.m. at Bourbon Street Concert Club, 4331 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Other performers are Hi-Mu and bands that perform at the Cotee River Seafood Festival and boat show. Admission is $5. Advance tickets are available at Encore Music Emporium, 11906 U.S. 19, and Bourbon Street Concert Club.

MAY 13: St. George Greek Orthodox Church will hold a Mother's Day luncheon and concert featuring the Richey Community Orchestra at 1 p.m. at the St. George Community Hall, 9426 Little Road, New Port Richey. The concert will follow a chicken cordon bleu luncheon. Lunch and show are $10. Reservations are required. Call (727) 868-5911.

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