Club offers classes on firearm use, safety
The Hernando Sportsman's Club will offer these classes:
• NRA basic rifle class, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This is an intense two-day lesson in the fundamentals of rifle shooting and several practical exercises on the firing range. The cost is $125.
• Firearms safety class, 9 a.m. Wednesday. This class is approximately five hours long and serves as a firearms orientation for new gun users. Completion of the class will qualify participants for an application for a concealed carry permit. The cost is $50. Other class dates include May 21, June 1 and June 18.
• NRA pistol marksmanship class, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 15. The class includes intensive lessons in safety, gun handling and several practical exercises on the firing range. The cost is $100.
All programs are at the club range, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee in the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area. Advance registration is required for all classes. To register for a class, call (352) 597-9931. Visit the website at hernandosportsmansclub.com.
Kaleidoscope concerts scheduled May 13-14
Hernando High School Band will present the 26th annual Kaleidoscope Concert Series at 7 p.m. May 13 and 14 in the Hernando Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave.
Kaleidoscope is the band's final show of the year and will showcase performing ensembles throughout the evening around the auditorium, and will include the award-winning Hernando High School Royale Regiment Marching Band.
Tickets are $5 each and will be available at the door, or at the front desk at Hernando High School.
For information, contact Band Director Joshua Autrey at (352) 797-7015, ext. 223.
Enjoy dinner from Carrabba's at church
Holy Cross Lutheran Church will offer a Carrabba's dinner at 6 p.m. May 19 at the church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive.
Dinner includes a chicken marsala buffet. Tickets are $12 per person. For tickets, call Cynthia Goller at (352) 666-4288.
Mental illness alliance plans film showings
In recognition of Mental Health Month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando will present the following films in May:
• No Kidding Me 2, 2 p.m. May 13 at Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive; and 2 p.m. May 20 at East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. Produced by Emmy-winning actor Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos, The Matrix), the documentary introduces people living with different diagnoses, and goes to Johns Hopkins and Yale universities to learn the latest in brain research. It also details Pantoliano's struggles with clinical depression.
• Depression: Out of the Shadows, 2 p.m. May 27, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library. The PBS documentary delves into various types of depression and introduces individuals from many backgrounds who struggle with the disease, such as business people, a new mother, teens and seniors. Leading mental health experts highlight the latest in treatment and research. There also will be a special feature with Jane Pauley.
There is no cost to attend the showings. Contact NAMI Hernando at (352) 684-0004 or (352) 544-0352.
Art reception May 7 at Polly Wogg Gallery
The Spring Hill Art League will co-host an art reception for artists Leslie Duncan and Wanda McVeigh from 6 to 9 p.m. May 7 at Polly Wogg Gallery and Labyrinth, 18522 U.S. 19.
Refreshments will be served. Call Susan Wolding at (727) 577-8755.
Elks to host luncheon for veterans May 22
A luncheon to honor Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their spouses will be held at 1 p.m. May 22 at Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd.
The event will be hosted by Gail Cleaves, head of national service for the lodge. The luncheon is free for World War II veterans and their spouses. The menu includes baked ziti, salad, roll and dessert. Non-veterans are also welcome; the cost is $8.
Reservations are required by May 19. Call Gail at (352) 799-4464 or (352) 232-2355, or Kathy at (352) 796-7083.