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By TIMES STAFF
Published May 2, 2007


TODAY/NEW

HIV/AIDS Awareness Seminar: 7 to 8:30 p.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 14236 County Line Road, Hudson/Spring Hill border. Speakers include Alex Velasquez from the Pasco County Health Department and Laura Dunn from the Hernando County Health Department. Refreshments will be served. Free HIV/AIDS testing will be offered by certified counselors using the OraSure HIV-1 testing method, which does not involve needles. Robin, 727 856-8336.

Mock Trials: 10 a.m., Courtroom B, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. County Judge Don Scaglione will preside; schoolchildren will be in attendance. The program is part of Law Week 2007, sponsored by the Hernando County Bar Association. Sandra Day, 684-6545.

Polish American Social Club hosts Indoor Picnic: Doors open at 10:30 a.m., 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Food will be served from noon to 1 p.m. and will include hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, dessert and coffee. There will be games with prizes, including a cakewalk, from 1 to 3 p.m. Dancing will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $5. Marcella, 597-5908.

TODAY/CONTINUING

American Legion Post 99: Bingo, 6 p.m., 208 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. The kitchen will be open. 796-9369.

Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. 544-5407.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: Lounge open noon to 10 p.m., 14494 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Daily special is baked stuffed clams. 596-2582.

Fraternal Order of Eagles, Hallcrest Aerie 4497: 3 to 9 p.m., 1391 Kass Circle, Spring Hill. Snacks are available. 684-3860.

Hernando Bridge Association: Duplicate bridge games, 12:45 p.m., 670 Broad St., Brooksville. All bridge players are welcome. Mary Ann Dufresne, 592-4882; Annabelle Hills, 597-5221, or visit http://hba.home.gate.net.

Marine Corps League, Detachment 708: Lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; pasta dinner, 4 to 7 p.m., for $6. 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, Brooksville. 597-7979.

Pierogi and Bake Sale at St. Andrew's Ukrainian Catholic Church: Noon to 3 p.m., 8064 Weeping Willow St., Spring Hill (off Cortez Boulevard, at Arby's and AutoZone). The sale includes pierogis and baked goods such as babka, cookies and poppy, nut, apricot and prune rolls. Alyce, 688-1839, or the church, 597-4366.

Poor Rich's Chess Club of Hernando County: 6:30 to 10 p.m., cafeteria, Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Bring chess set; club sets are available. Instructions provided to new and less-experienced players. Schoolchildren welcome. James, 683-7560; Andy, 686-8195; Chuck, 688-4274.

VFW Post 9236 and Ladies Auxiliary: Spaghetti dinner, 4:30 to 7 p.m., 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. 596-9236.

Weeki Wachee Area Club: Bingo, 7442 Shoal Line Blvd., Weeki Wachee. Early bird starts at 6 p.m., followed by regular games. Food and refreshments available. Audrey, 596-3316.

THURSDAY/NEW

Elk Ladies host Card Party Luncheon: Doors open at 11 a.m., Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 8135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Lunch will be at noon, followed by card games. The cost is $5 for lunch and cards or $3.50 for lunch only. Other games are welcome. 683-0062 or (727) 863-0653.

Hernando County Bar Association's Scholarship Golf Scramble: 1 p.m., Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road), Brooksville. Jason Melton, 650-1941.

Mock Trials: 10 a.m., Courtroom B, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. County Judge Don Scaglione will preside; schoolchildren will be in attendance. The program is part of Law Week 2007, sponsored by the Hernando County Bar Association. Sandra Day, 684-6545.

National Day of Prayer: Outdoor prayer walk, 11 a.m.; indoor service at noon, St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd. Attendees can walk around the lot to pray for the agencies that will be represented: Spring Hill Fire Rescue, Florida Highway Patrol, Hernando County Sheriff's Office, Florida National Guard, Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary, Christian Contractors Association and Salvation Army. The prayer service will be in the sanctuary, and will focus on five prayers that will be led by local clergy. Ron or Jennifer Wheeles, 796-7225.

Springstead High School Band presents their "Spectrum" Concert: 7:30 p.m., Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Spectrum is both a concert and visual event that includes film footage, dance, lighting effects and unusual placement of instruments. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students, payable at the door. Richard Dasher, 797-7010.

THURSDAY/CONTINUING

American Legion Post 99: Bingo, noon, 208 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. The kitchen will be open. 796-9369.

Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. 544-5407.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: Lounge is open noon to 10 p.m., with daily special of baked stuffed clams. Karaoke in the lounge, 2 to 5 p.m., with a snack table available. Bingo warm-ups, 4:15 p.m.; regular session, 5:45 p.m. 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Warm-ups are 25 cents per game. Food and soft drinks available; free coffee. 596-2582.

Fraternal Order of Eagles, Hallcrest Aerie 4497: 3 to 9 p.m., 1391 Kass Circle, Spring Hill. Snacks are available. 684-3860.

Hernando Bridge Association: Duplicate bridge games, 12:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m., Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. All bridge players are welcome. There are no games on the third Thursday of each month. For information, call Mary Ann Dufresne, 592-4882; Annabelle Hills, 597-5221, or visit: http://hba.home.gate.net.

Marine Corps League, Detachment 708: Lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, Brooksville. 597-7979.

Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County: Cards, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. 596-1095.

Service Officers Available at DAV 67: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Disabled American Veterans 67, 16314 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Service officers Deron Mikal and Larry Cohen are available to assist veterans and their families process claims for compensation and benefits. The DAV is at the corner of California Street. 796-1679.

Information for the Events column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to 754-6133 or e-mailed to day@sptimes.com (please include club's name in e-mail subject line). The deadline for news is 10 days before your event or reservation deadline. Events must be open to the public. Information cannot be published if the time, date, place, ticket (if applicable) or contact person and phone number are missing. Call 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.