Indie filmmaker to show works at library
The Hernando County Public Library System will present award-winning independent filmmaker Banks Helfrich at 2 p.m. Friday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.
Helfrich will present an array of short films and previews of his features. Genres include comedy, documentary, romance and experimental. A question-and-answer discussion will follow.
The previews are not rated, but are suitable for children ages 10 and older.
There is no cost to attend. Light refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. Call (352) 540-6391.
Put on dancing shoes for big band sounds
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209 will host a big band dance with the Frankie Dee New York Orchestra from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 16 at the post, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive.
Admission is $10. Food will be available for purchase, starting at 1 p.m. Door prizes will be awarded. Reservations are suggested. Call Mary at (352) 596-9486.
Dinner will benefit Dawn Center efforts
A "Dinner of Hope" to benefit the Dawn Center, Hernando County's domestic and sexual violence center, will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court.
The event will include entertainment featuring Barry & Nancy performing "Name That Tune." The dinner buffet will include carved beef and chicken cordon bleu. Guests will receive coupons to local businesses.
Tickets are $100 each.
All proceeds will benefit families served by the center, which provides services through its crisis hotline, emergency shelter, individual and group advocacy and legal advocacy. Call (352) 684-7191.
Jazz Cabaret Night will have you swinging
The Spring Hill Community Association will host a Jazz Cabaret Night at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave.
This is an indoor event with the Company Swing Band, featuring Eddie Lawrence and special guest Lorri Hafer.
Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door (if available). Food and drinks will be available for purchase. There will contests and prizes.
To reserve tickets or for information, call Cara at (352) 666-4746.
Visit the Web site at www.springhilllakehouse.org or stop by the office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays.
Male cooking skills on the table for tasting
The Hernando County Democratic Women's Club will host the "Men Who Cook II" food-tasting event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 15 at Linda Pedersen Park, 6400 Shoal Line Blvd.
The event, which is open to the public, will include a variety of dishes prepared by men in the community, as well as games and music.
The cost is $5 per person. For information, call Yvonne at (352) 597-9902 or Kathy at (352) 596-9245.