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Upcoming Hernando events

By TIMES STAFF
Published May 21, 2007


Today/New

Brooksville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Cookbook Sale: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., hospital cafeteria, 17240 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. The auxiliary will sell copies of the Brooksville Garden Club's most recent cookbook, A Taste of Brooksville. A percentage of the sales will benefit the Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund. 596-9807 or 442-0169.

"Pasture Weed Management" Class for Small Farmers: 5:30 p.m., Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. The speaker will be regional specialized extension agent Stacy Strickland, who will discuss best management practices to control pasture weeds of economic impact. The class is free. Reservations needed. 754-4433.

TODAY/CONTINUING

Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Exhibit participants include the Hernando Quilters, John Brown Woodcarvers Fellowship, Suncoast Ship Model Society, Spring Hill Camera Club and Just Poets, as well as paintings by E.M. Belknap Jr., Harv Berman, Norman R. Freyer, Gail D. Rose and Clarence Williamson. There is also an exhibit of African art, courtesy of Elaine Carnette of Brooksville, along with semi-precious jewelry designed and crafted by Lynda Spencer Ryan. A reception is planned for June 27, when the public will have a chance to meet the artists. 544-5407.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: Lounge open noon to 10 p.m., 14494 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Specials include Reuben sandwiches and baked stuffed clams. 596-2582.

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 67: Bingo. Warm-ups at 4:45 p.m., early bird at 6 p.m. and regular games at 6:30 p.m. 16314 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. 796-1679.

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

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. Annual dues for the club are $12, which includes all family members. James, 683-7560; Andy, 686-8195; Chuck, 688-4274.

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

Spring Hill Duplicate Bridge Club: 12:30 p.m., Regency Oaks Clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd., Spring Hill. Lois, 686-7283.

Spring Hill Garden Club: Plant nursery, 9 a.m. to noon, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. Gloria Nadeau, 597-1415.

St. Theresa Social Club: Bingo, 6 p.m., parish center, 1107 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. 684-5771.

VFW Post 9236: Beer and hot dog special, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. 596-9236.

VFW Post 10209: Lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 15166 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. 796-0398.

TUESDAY/NEW

Hernando County Green Party to present "Fahrenheit 9/11": 5:30 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The film is rated R; only ages 18 and older will be admitted bring ID. There is no cost. Suzanne Touchton, 666-7576, or Jennifer Sullivan, 683-3151.

"Silence is Death" HIV/AIDS Awareness Presentation: 6 to 8 p.m., Allen Temple AME Church, 824 Leonard St., Brooksville. Speakers will include Mellita Mills-Kendrick from the Hillsborough County Health Department and Laura Dunn from the Hernando County Health Department. The seminar is free. Also, free HIV/AIDS testing will be offered by certified counselors using the OraSure HIV-1 testing method, which does not involve needles. Snacks and beverages will be served. 799-6625.

"Thank You Veterans Night" Dinner and Dance: Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, Brooksville. Dinner will be served from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by dancing to the music of Short Notice from 7 to 11 p.m. Presented by Outback Steakhouse in conjunction with the detachment. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased in the detachment lounge after 11 a.m. daily. 597-7979.

TUESDAY/CONTINUING

Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Exhibit participants include the Hernando Quilters, John Brown Woodcarvers Fellowship, Suncoast Ship Model Society, Spring Hill Camera Club and Just Poets, as well as paintings by E.M. Belknap Jr., Harv Berman, Norman R. Freyer, Gail D. Rose and Clarence Williamson. There is also an exhibit of African art, courtesy of Elaine Carnette of Brooksville, along with semi-precious jewelry designed and crafted by Lynda Spencer Ryan. A reception is planned for June 27, when the public will have a chance to meet the artists. 544-5407.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: Lounge open noon to 10 p.m., 14494 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. The 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. Bingo, 7 to 9 p.m. 684-3860.

Hernando Bridge Association: Duplicate bridge games, 12:45 p.m., Brooksville Enrichment Center, 670 Broad St., Brooksville. 544-5900. All bridge players are welcome. For information, call Mary Ann Dufresne, 592-4882, or Carol Hargrave, 799-1234 , or visit http://hba.home.gate.net.

"Play to Learn" Mother and Toddler Program: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. $3 per class or $25 for 10 weeks. Reservations required. 544-5498.

Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County: Arts and crafts, noon 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.

VFW Post 9236: Exercise class, 9 a.m.; light lunches, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; line dancing for $2 per person, 7 to 9 p.m. 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. 596-9236.

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.