From Celtic sounds to Bon Jovi tunes; a variety of musical events are happening – Tampa Bay Times

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Pasco Blues and Food Festival: Noon to 7 p.m. Feb. 8, Land O Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O Lakes Blvd., Land O Lakes. Bands include the Pasco Lefty Trio, Grimes Alley Blues Band and Home Cookin Band. Headliner Selwyn Birchwood takes the stage at 5:30 p.m. Birchwood is promoting his latest Alligator Records release, Pick Your Poison. The festival also includes food, wine, beer, vendors and a kids zone. No coolers. Dog-friendly (owners must pick up after their pets). Visit Admission $10; children 11 and younger free. Free parking. (813) 929-1229.

Winterfest: Hernando County Parks and Recreation hosts the annual festival from 5 to 10 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave, Spring Hill. The headliner is Slippery When Wet, a Bon Jovi tribute band. There will be food trucks, crafts and merchant vendors. Admission is free; parking is $5. Call (352) 754-4031.

Celtic Family Jamboree FamJam: Gates open for noncampers at 3 p.m. Feb. 7 and 8 a.m. Feb. 8 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville, on the Hernando/Pasco border. Music is 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and starts at noon Saturday, with continuous music on two stages. Friday performers include the Screaming Orphans, Albannach, Bing Futch, McIntyre, Marcille Wallis & Friends, Connor an Dearg, and the Legendary Flaming Caber. Most will perform again on Saturday, along with Trevlor Tanner, West of Galway Trio, Loch and Keys, and the Byrne Brothers. Saturday offers a variety of workshops in pennywhistle, fiddle, mountain dulcimer, hammer dulcimer, Bodhrn (Irish frame drum) and Irish dance. The weekend also will have food, childrens activities and vendors. Weekend passes are $35 in advance; ages under 18 admitted free. Visit or find the event on Facebook.

Hernando Harmonizers presents An Afternoon of Music: The Hernando Harmonizers, an a capella chorus, will perform at 2 p.m. Feb. 8 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. A love offering will be collected. Call (352) 597-1456.

Billy Kemp Concert: The Nashville singer/songwriter will perform his original music, mostly roots music, in a free concert at 2 p.m. Feb. 8 at Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. Visit Call (727) 861-3040.

Bourbon Street Jazz: The Hernando Jazz Society will present Bourbon Street Jazz, featuring the Jazz Phools, at 2 p.m. Feb. 9, at the Wellington clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. Admission is free for members; nonmembers pay $10 each or $15 per couple. A cash bar and optional buffet meal will be available (separate fee). Call (352) 799-9690.

Richey Community Orchestra: 3 p.m. Feb. 9, Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. Presenting Music from the Movies: A Celebration of John Williams. Join the orchestra as it celebrates the 88th birthday of the American composer. The show highlights will include award-winning music from Schindlers List. Also on the program is Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders March, Superman, Jurassic Park and others. $18, open seating. (727) 919-3866.

Art Annual Competition & Exhibition: A reception for the Pasco Fine Arts Councils annual exhibition and competition will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Pasco Fine Arts Center, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. The exhibit continues through Feb. 29. Awards are given in two categories: professional and non-professional. Call (727) 845-7322.

This is Our Story Black History Month Exhibit Reception: The exhibit, which will be featured throughout February, celebrates the history of black America, with art and artifacts from collections of several private collectors. The reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, at Uptown Art Gallery (Brooksville City Hall), 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-3811.

The Art in My Mind: The exhibit continues through April 4 at the Uptown Art Gallery (in Brooksville City Hall), 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Featuring works that are artist choice. Call (352) 540-3811.

Past Merges Now: The exhibit, featuring works by artist Michael Conway, continues through Feb. 19 at the Rao Musunuru, M.D., Art Gallery at Pasco-Hernando State College West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The show features works that blend new and old, combining fine art, commercial and studio photography through a unique medium. It integrates mid-century and current photography with mixed media and a past generation world view with contemporary art disciplines. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday. Call (727) 816-3231.

Academia Hernando Spring Lecture Series: The topic is The Golden Age of Piracy, by Robert Jacobs. $10 at the door. 10 a.m.-noon. St. Andrews Episcopal Church Spring Hill, 2301 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 515-0300.

Wonderful Water: Bring the kids to this educational program, where they will learn about the water cycle and take a walk to Mays Prairie to explore a native wetland. Wear shoes and clothes suitable for exploring in the woods, water and insect repellent. The walk to the wetland and back is 2 miles. No need to register. Program runs up to 2 hours. Free. 10 a.m. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Night Hike Winter-breeding frogs: Adults and youth 8 and older are invited to participate in this guided night hiking/dip-netting journey to Mays Prairie to document what tadpoles can be found. Register online or call. Limited to 15 participants. 6 p.m. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Good Neighbor Trail 5K: The Red Mule Runners host this annual run. Event day registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Parking available on the shoulder of Richbarn Road, in the grass near the trail. T-shirts given to those who preregister. The race is along the paved trail, shaded with oak trees and beautiful scenery. Fast out and back course. Advance $25 adults, $15 ages 18 and younger; $30 event day. Saturday 8 a.m. Race trailhead, corner of Richbarn and Weatherly roads, Brooksville. (352) 585-7495 or (352) 346-5182.

Valentines Day Dance: The Latin American Civic and Cultural Association hosts, with music provided by DJ Kue. Small coolers permitted. Ice is available for a small fee. $10. Saturday 8 p.m. to midnight. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 277-2915.

Nature Coast Botanical Garden: The gardens are free and open daily from dawn to dusk. Plant sales at the nursery are from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays and Mondays, and include plants grown at the gardens. All proceeds go toward the upkeep of the nonprofit gardens. Pet-friendly. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933.

Torah Tots celebration: Celebrate Tu BShevat, New Year of the trees. This free event is open to Jewish and interfaith families with children ages 2 to 5 years old. Festivities include music, stories, snacks and arts and crafts. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. RSVP to (352) 686-7034.

2020 Scholarship Fundraiser: Believe and Achieve Fashion Show: The Hernando County Business and Professional Women host this annual fashion show and luncheon. Fashions by La Boutique of Spring Hill. There will be a raffle auction and 50/50 drawing. Proceeds go to the scholarship fund, to provide scholarships to high school students and women returning to school in Hernando County. $40; runway seating is $45 (limited). 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Glen Lakes Country Club, 9000 Glen Lakes Blvd., Weeki Wachee. 352-346-1847 or 914-246-0400.

Centralia Trip: This guided visit to the Centralia historic site will be Feb. 14 at the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area on US 19. Meet at main check station at 9:30 a.m. or meet at Chinsegut to follow at 9 a.m. Space is limited, register by calling (352) 754-6722 or email or online at Requires hike through heavily forested and swampy terrain off the beaten trail. The program runs three hours, including drive time. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville.

Friday Night Live: A monthly concert series in the park with food trucks, games, a night market and full bar. Februarys Valentines Day concert features music by Remember When (1950s through 70s); and Soulful, featuring tenor saxophonist Dell O Barnes Sr. and the Band. Free. 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 14. Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-6409.

Big Day Birdathon: Meet in the parking lot and join other birders to find as many species as possible before dusk. Free. 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 15. Big Lots, 20050 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 848-5776.

Heritage Day Festival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 15. Good Neighbor Trail, 70 Russell St., Brooksville. Hernando Countys 176th-birthday celebration will include demonstrators, performers and vendors. This event is held by the Hernando Historical Museum Association that works to preserve Hernando history. There will be a ceremonial cake-cutting, demonstrations of pioneer skills, such as weaving, spinning, chair caning and more. There will be a tour of historic homes available for $15 adults, $5 for children ages 6-12. Free admission. (352) 799-0129.

Beginners Archery: 10 a.m. Feb. 15, Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. Learn the basics of target archery using compound bows from skilled instructors. This program is for ages 12 and older; advance registration is required. All equipment is provided by Chinsegut Conservation Center. Register at (352) 754-6722 or online at

Arts and Autos: 2 to 6 p.m. Feb. 15, at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Cruise-in car show and artisan market, with live music and food and drink available. The Uptown Art Gallery at City Hall is open during the event. Vendors welcome; the cost is $15 for a 10x10 space. Artists can reserve a free spot in the gallery to demonstrate their craft live. Free admission. (352) 540-6476.

Four Chaplains Ceremony: 3 p.m. Feb. 16, SpringLife Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. The service honors four military chaplains, all of different faiths, who died aboard the USS Dorchester, which was torpedoed during World War II on Feb. 3, 1943. The chaplains handed out life jackets to the servicemen, and when there were none left, gave up their own. They were Methodist minister George Fox, Lutheran minister Clark Poling, Jewish rabbi Alexander Goode and Catholic priest Johnny Washington. Various veteran organizations will participate. Free. (352) 686-1820.

Believing In Girls Breakfast: 8 to 9 a.m. St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 9426 Little Road, New Port Richey. (727) 868-5911.

Vets Healing Vets: Veterans are invited to meet with other veterans to make crafts that increase public awareness of the important role veterans play in our community. Free. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City. (352) 567-3576.

Shabbat 100 Community Dinner: Friday 5:56 p.m.. Chabad Jewish Centre, 2124 Ashley Oaks Circle, Wesley Chapel. (813) 642-3244.

Watercolor Workshop with Joye Moon: The West Pasco Art Guild hosts this workshop with a nationally-recognized artist. Moon also will give a free demonstration at the guilds general meeting on Feb. 7. Visit her website for samplings of her work at Space is limited for the workshop; registration required. Email: $80 for guild members, $95 for nonmembers. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. West Pasco Art Guild and Gallery, 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. (727) 842-8613.

Ornamental Grasses: Learn what grasses grow best in central Florida and how to care for them in this free UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar. Free. Saturday 9 to 10:30 a.m. Land O Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O Lakes Boulevard, Land O Lakes. (352) 518-0156.

Museum Open House: The West Pasco Historical Society will have an open house at the Rao Musunuru, M. D., Museum and Library. See the all-new exhibits. Extended hours, and no price for admission. Free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sims Park, 5547 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 847-0680.

Lawn Care and Weed Control: Discover the proper care and weed control your lawn needs to flourish in this free UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar. Registration recommended. Visit Free. Saturday 10 to 11 a.m.. Zephyrhills Public Library, 5347 Eighth St., Zephyrhills. (352) 518-0156.

Get Connected with Your Community Public Services Expo: Hosted by Pascos Public Services Branch and River Ridge Middle School PTSA. Includes bounces houses, music with a DJ; touch-a-truck with Fire Rescue, Pasco County Public Transportation and Pasco Schools buses; food trucks, and the Pasco Sheriffs Mounted Posse and K-9 unit. The expo will include information about a variety of county services. Free. Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. River Ridge Middle School, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey.

Songwriting 101: Musician Billy Kemp gives you tips on how to write a melody. Free. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (727) 861-3040.

Sunday in the City Wrights Farmers Market and Sale: Local growers join together for this farmers market. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wrights Natural Market & Cafe, 5800 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 848-5140.

Country Music Jam: Sonny Oden hosts this weekly jam. All are welcome. $3. 2 to 4 p.m. King of Kings Lutheran Church ELCA, 10337 U.S. 19, Port Richey. (727) 741-7470.

Hands-On Dulcimer Class: This is the first of a six-part course to learn traditional techniques for playing the mountain dulcimer. Bring a dulcimer. A limited number of instruments will be available. Registration is required; space is limited. Free. 10 to 11:45 a.m. Mondays. Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City. (352) 567-3576.

The Buzz on Pollinators: This class explores how plants have adapted to ensure their flowers are pollinated, why it is important and the diversity of pollinators in the state. Presented by the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension. Recommended for adults; registration recommended. Visit Free. 2 to 3 p.m. South Holiday Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Road, Holiday. (352) 518-0156.

COPD Screenings: The screenings are offered monthly (second Tuesday) in the lobby of the medical arts building. Free. Tuesday 10 a.m. to noon. Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey. (727) 953-6957.

Couples Partner Dance Classes: The first hour of these weekly dance lessons for couples is for beginners, who learn the basics. The second hour offers advanced ballroom and patterns steps. $6 per couple. Tuesday 1 to 3 p.m. CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, Elfers. (727) 645-5028.

Collage Workshop with Suzanne Natzke: This workshop is offered 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 13-March 5. Free, but registration is required. Pasco Fine Arts Center, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. (727) 845-7322.

Painting with a Mocktail Twist: This Galentines Day event includes a mocktail (alcohol-free) and painting lesson for beginners to create silhouette art. For ages 18 and older; a signed waiver is required. Thursday, 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Land O Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O Lakes. (813) 929-1214.

Marchman Technical College Sneak Peek Open House: Prospective students can tour the campus and explore programs available. Free. Thursday 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Marchman Technical College, 7825 Campus Drive, New Port Richey. (727) 774-1703. Florida Friendly Lawn Care: Discover how to make your lawn part of a Florida-friendly landscape in this free UF/IFAS Pasco County extension seminar. Visit Free. 6 to 7 p.m. New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (352) 518-0156.

Pasco NAACP Meet and Greet: The NAACP extends an invitation to Experience Our Diversity. Food and beverages will be served. Free. Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church, 14549 8th St., Dade City. (813) 953-7263.

Standup Comedy Spectacular: The headliner is Bill Bull Ohse. Also featuring Johnny Hobbs. Guests may bring their own beverages; mixers and snacks available. Visit Tickets $15-$50; discounts available at 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 14. Hall of Fame Comedy Theater, 2435 US Highway 19, Holiday. (727) 656-9867.

Valentines Day with The Florida Big Band: Join the Florida Big Band for this special performance featuring guest vocalist Katt Hefner. The Knights of Jazz from River Ridge High School will open. $20, reserved seating. 7 p.m. Feb. 14. Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 434-8327.

Rainwater Harvesting and Rain Barrel Making Workshop: 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 15, One Stop Shop and Stallings Building, 15029 14th St., Dade City. Learn how to install and use a rain barrel in this hands-on workshop provided by the UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Service. Preregistration and prepayment required. No refunds. $40, includes rain barrel to take home. (352) 518-0156.

Peter Pan: 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 15, Calvary Chapel Worship Center, 6825 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. Dayspring Academy middle school performers present the story of the epic battle between Captain Hook, his pirates and Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up. $5-$75. (727) 238-5018.

Jimmy Buffet Tribute: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 15, Sims Park, 5547 Main St., New Port Richey. Caribbean Chillers perform. (727) 841-4560.

Pauly and the Goodfellas: 7 p.m. Feb. 15, Pasco-Hernando State College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Tickets $30-$35. Visit or call (727) 816-3707.

Cahal Dunne: 7 p.m. Feb. 15, Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. $25. (727) 842-6777.

Stargazing at Starkey: Join Pasco astronomers to study the stars. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 15, J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10550 Wilderness Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 255-3083.

Anclote Symphonic Winds presents Be My Valentine: 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. $12 season members, $14 general. (727) 842-6777.

Sunday Blues Music Showcase and Dinner: 4:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Colorama Music, 9302 Denton Ave, Hudson. The Hector Anchondo Band performs. Reserve tickets on, then call to reserve a table. $15 for the show, $14.95 for the buffet dinner. (727) 619-3871.

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