Published May 24, 2007


Hernando Audubon annual Picnic and Bird Hike: Bird hike at 5 p.m. and picnic at 6:25 p.m., Lake Townsen, off Lake Lindsey Road, Nobleton. Bring your own set up and drinks for the picnic and binoculars for the bird hike. Linda, 754-9436, or Elaine, 686-8195.

Library to show The Shawshank Redemption: 2 p.m., West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. The film stars Tim Robbins as a banker serving a life sentence after being wrongly convicted of the murder of his wife and her lover. In prison, he befriends another prisoner also serving a life sentence, played by Morgan Freeman. The movie is rated R. There is no cost to attend. Light refreshments will be served. 540-6391.


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. 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. 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.

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.

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.