FAMILY FESTIVAL HELPS WOUNDED WARRIORS
Family Freedom Fest, to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, will continue from 3 to 11 p.m. today and Monday at Fun and Wheels Entertainment Park, 9227 County Line Road. There will be inflatables, water slides, pony rides, food, refreshments, live music, carnival food and a beer garden. The park also offers go-karts, batting cages, miniature golf and paintball games. There will be watermelon and hot-dog eating contests, arcade games and prizes. There will be an area where visitors can light their own fireworks. Admission and parking are free. All-day passes and individual ride and game tickets will be available, with proceeds benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project. Visit funandwheels.net or call (727) 937-1755.
Library to screen water movie
As part of its Green Screens, the Hernando County Green Party will have a free showing of Blue Gold: World Water Wars at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. This award-winning film, narrated by Malcolm McDowell, is a "water" version of Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth. Complimentary refreshments will be served. The showing of the film will follow a short presentation on water reserving. For information, call (352) 410-4484.
Book group tackles 'Stroke of Insight'
The Brooksville Book Discussion Group will meet at 6 p.m. July 18 at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. The book to be discussed is My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey, by Jill Bolte Taylor. In 1996, at age 37, Taylor suffered a stroke. The book chronicles the Harvard-trained brain scientist's journey from debilitating stroke to full recovery. No registration is required, but copies of the book are limited. Call (352) 754-4043.
VFW Post 10209 Independence Day Celebration: 1-5 p.m., VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.
Patriotic Evening — An Old-Fashioned Hometown Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza: 5-10 p.m., Wallace Brooks Park, Dampier Street, Inverness. Free parking and admission. Inverness-fl.gov.