Library offers free movies for kids, teens
The Hernando County Public Library System will present several movies on Saturday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive:
• 10 a.m. —How to Train Your Dragon, rated PG. Based on the book by Cressida Cowell, this animated comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn't fit in with his tribe's long-standing traditions of heroic dragon slayers.
• Noon — Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. The film is about a teenager who discovers that he's the descendent of a Greek god and gets pulled into an ongoing battle among the gods. Rated PG.
• 2:30 p.m. — School of Rock. Teens ages 13 to 18 are invited to watch this film, which stars comedian/singer Jack Black as Dewey Finn, who poses as a substitute teacher and turns his class into a rock band. Rated PG-13.
There is no cost to attend and no registration required. The programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. For information, call (352) 540-6391.
NEW PORT RICHEY/Spring Hill
Learn to maintain your brain for memory
The Encore Academy at Pasco-Hernando Community College will host the "Maintain Your Brain" seminar at two locations:
• 6 p.m. Tuesday at the PHCC West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey.
• 10:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at the PHCC Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill.
This is an interactive program designed for ages 50 and older who are interested in brain health and keeping their memories sharp. Memory functions, normal age-related changes versus serious memory problems, and tricks and techniques to stimulate and challenge the brain will be discussed. There is no fee, but registration through the Encore Academy is required. Call (727) 816-3439.
Circus shows will benefit teaching zoo
The Florida International Teaching Zoo will present the Loomis Brothers Circus on Oct. 27 and 28 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. Performances will be at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. each day. Acrobats, aerialists, clowns, lions, tigers and elephants are among the performers. Food and refreshments will be available.
Admission is $15 for adults. Each paid adult ticket includes free admission for two children; the cost for additional children is $5 each.
Proceeds will benefit the teaching zoo, a nonprofit organization that specializes in captive preservation of endangered species. For ticket information, call (727) 385-2426.
Audubon presents travel photographer
The Hernando Audubon Society will host a program with award-winning photographer Myrna Erler-Bradshaw at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Community Activity Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave.
Through her camera's lens, Erler-Bradshaw will present an evening of travel to the snows of Alaska, the humid rain forests of Costa Rica and several other spots. Visit the website at hernandoaudubon.org.