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By Phyllis Day, Times Staff Writer
Published February 20, 2008
Brooksville Elks host Steak Shoot: Elks Lodge 2582, 4 to 6 p.m., 14494 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. After the games, a spaghetti dinner will be offered for $5. Music will be provided by Joe Casey.
Polish American Social Club to host Winter Festival Picnic: Doors open at 10 a.m., 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Food will be served from noon to 1 p.m. and includes hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, dessert, coffee and tea. Games with prizes, including a cakewalk, will continue through 3 p.m. Music for dancing will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $5. Marcella, 597-5908
Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. 544-5407.
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.
Hernando Council Senior Citizens No. 1: Pinochle, noon to 3:30 p.m., 8187 Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. The cost is $3, which includes lunch and prizes. Linda, 573-7696.
Line dancing for adults at JBCC: 6:30 to 9 p.m., Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, off Darby Lane, Brooksville. Open to beginners and advanced dancers. The cost is $5 per class. 544-5498.
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 bapka, 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 8681 and Ladies Auxiliary: Spaghetti dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; bar bingo, 7 p.m. 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road, Shady Hills. (727) 856-1860.
Brooksville Senior FFA presents hypnotist Brian Imbus: 7 p.m., Hernando Performing Arts Center on the school campus, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. Imbus has performed throughout the world for the past 15 years. During his show, volunteers will be selected from the audience to come on stage to be hypnotized. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the front desk at the administration building at Hernando High School, or call Rick Ahrens, 585-6154.
Health Department hosts Mitchell Heights Community Open House: 3 to 8 p.m., Hernando County Health Department/Nature Coast Community Health Center, 300 S Main St., Brooksville. No formal presentation is planned. Residents can visit and speak one-on-one with state and county health staff on the former Hernando County Department of Public Works hazardous waste site. For more information, call Albert Gray, 540-6802, or Ann-Gayl Ellis, 540-6817.
Health Fair at Changes Adult Fitness: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. There will be free food and giveaways from various vendors and sponsors. Health screenings will be provided by Atenda from 10 a.m. to noon. A Medicare benefits consultant will be on hand. 200-4680.
Toddler Time and Storytime programs: Toddler Time (for 18-35 months) at 10 a.m., Storytime (for 3-5 years) at 11 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Programs include age-appropriate stories, finger plays and songs. Free. No registration required. 540-6391.
American Legion Post 99:Bingo, noon, 208 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. The kitchen will be open. 796-9369.
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. The DAV is at the corner of California Street. 796-1679.
VFW Post 8681 and Ladies Auxiliary: Fish night, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road, Shady Hills. (727) 856-1860.
VFW Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: Karaoke, 7 p.m., 1686 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. 796-4449.
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