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Family Freedom Fest July 1-4 will benefit Wounded Warrior Project


Festival will benefit wounded warrior project

Family Freedom Fest, to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, will be held from 3 to 11 p.m. July 1-4 at Fun and Wheels Entertainment Park, 9227 County Line Road. There will be inflatables, water slides, pony rides, food, refreshments, 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. 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 or e-mail to


Learn how rain barrel can help your yard

A rain barrel workshop will be offered at 5:30 p.m. July 5 at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive. It will be presented by John Korycki of the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program. Learn how using rain barrels in landscapes can reduce dependence on irrigation and cope with the twice-a-week watering restrictions. Participants will receive a completed rain barrel, along with instructions on its proper use, placement and decoration. The cost is $30 per completed barrel. The workshop is available to Hernando County residents only. Space is limited; preregistration is required. Call (352) 540-6230.


The name of Hernando Sheriff's Col. Mike Maurer was misspelled in a story in Thursday's Times.

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Florida Library Youth Program presents Cesar Domico the Magician: There will be two showtimes: 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. For children ages 5 to 12. Space is limited; tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before showtime. (352) 540-6391.

Children's Stories and Crafts Program: 11 a.m. for ages 18-35 months; 11:45 a.m. for ages 3-5 years, West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

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Detailed local and regional obituaries are published in the Tampa Bay section .

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