Yard sale to benefit anti-landfill campaign
Citizens Preservation Fund will host an "Encore Community Yard Sale" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 6-7 at 29022 Wildlife Lane, east of Brooksville (off Cortez Boulevard and High Corner Road).
The sale includes a variety of items from horse tack to collectibles to furniture.
All proceeds will go to the Citizens Preservation Fund, a campaign against the pending 26-acre landfill site on the southern edge of the Croom Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest. For information, call (352) 754-1759 or visit citizenspreservationfund.com.
Volunteers needed to help those in need
People Helping People of Hernando serves free meals to people in need from 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill.
People Helping People is a local interfaith nonprofit organization. The group is in need of volunteers and donations. The group also provides free clothing, groceries and resource materials to those in need.
Call (352) 686-4466. Checks can be mailed to: People Helping People, P.O. Box 6182, Spring Hill, FL 34611.
Library offer circus and movies for kids
The Hernando County Public Library System will present the following events as part of the summer Florida Library Youth Program. All programs start at 10:15 a.m.:
• Fritzy Brothers — One Man Circus: Tuesday at West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Brooksville; Wednesday at East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Brooksville; and Aug. 5 at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The show includes unicycle riding, cowbell ringing, juggling and circus ball walking.
• Kids Movie Day, Aug. 6, Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Showing the animated film Planet 51. American astronaut Capt. Charles "Chuck" Baker lands on Planet 51 and finds it inhabited by little green people living in a white picket-fence world, reminiscent of 1950s America.
The programs, sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County, are geared for children ages 5-12 and last about one hour, with the exception of Kids Movie Day. There is no cost to attend and no registration required.
Parents or guardians must remain on library premises. For information, call (352) 540-6391.
Extension service offers livestock class
A three-class "Livestock Series" will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 3-17, at the Hernando County Extension Office, 1653 Blaise Drive.
The free program will be presented by Stacy Strickland, regional specialized extension agent. The first class on Tuesday will discuss beef production. The topic on Aug. 10 is goat production and on Aug. 17 is poultry production. There is no cost, but registration is required. Call (352) 754-4433.
Bank hosts reception for student artwork
A reception is planned for 1 p.m. Sunday for the "Back to School" Student Art Exhibition at CenterState Bank, 12435 Cortez Blvd.
Light refreshments will be served. There will also be free make-and-take activities available for children, who will be able to make an "artsy" bookmark.
The exhibit, sponsored by the Hernando County Fine Arts Council, features a compilation of work done by Hernando County students from elementary through high school age. A $50 U.S. savings bond will be awarded to the winner in the elementary division and the middle school division. A $50 gift card will be awarded to the winner in the high school division. Art will be judged by members of the Hernando County Fine Arts Council and staff of CenterState Bank.
The exhibit is on display through Aug. 23. The bank is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays.
For information, call the Fine Arts Council at (352) 754-4788.