Annual July Fourth parade will kick off at 9 a.m. today
The annual High Point Community Fourth of July Parade kicks off at 9 a.m. today, with the lineup starting at 8:30 a.m. at the High Point bus stop near Cortez Boulevard. The parade will follow High Point Boulevard to Club House Road, ending at the community center at 12249 Club House Road. The parade includes fire-rescue vehicles, government officials, decorated golf carts, horses, antique cars and Scout troops. Refreshments will be served in the community center after the flag-raising ceremony. For information, call (352) 596-6006.
Riddle cars with bullets at machine gun shoot
The annual Fourth of July Machine Gun Shoot is 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. Five cars will be destroyed, along with an assortment of other targets. More than 100 machine guns are expected. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Spectator admission is $2; children younger than 15 are admitted free, but they must be accompanied by an adult. Shooters with their own machine gun can pay $20 per shooter to participate. Call (352) 597-9931 or visit hernando sportsmansclub.com.
New writers group meets Tuesday at library
A new writers group will have its first meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. The group offers an opportunity for writers to share ideas and their works — including personal histories, novels, short stories, plays and poetry — and to learn new writing techniques. Meetings will be on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. The second meeting, on July 20, will be from 4 to 6 p.m. For information, call Sue at (352) 293-4988.
Sparklebration: 4 p.m., Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52, Dade City. With the Dennis Lee Show at 8 p.m. and fireworks starting about 9:15 p.m. $3 for adults, free for children 10 and younger. Parking is $5. Call (352) 567-6678 or visit sparklebration.com.
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