Quarry Gallery's reception features silent Auction
The Hernando County Fine Arts Council will host a Quarry Gallery Opening Reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The gallery is on the first floor of the Hernando Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. (in front of the Quarry golf course). The exhibit features works on loan from artists who live in Hernando County. There will also be a dessert bar and silent auction. Call (352) 754-4788, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.hernandoarts.org.
Certification sign up for lawn professionals
Today is the deadline to sign up for training for the Green Industries best management practices certification that will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 29 at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive. The workshop provides training and opportunity for certification for those working in the lawn, landscape, pest control or municipal grounds maintenance industries. Florida law requires landscape professionals to obtain licenses by 2014. The cost for training is $25, which includes lunch. There is no charge for certain government employees. Call (352) 754-4433.
Give bicycle tubes a fashionable flip
Youth ages 12 to 17 are invited to "Teens Go Green" from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Participants will create wearable art with recycled bicycle tubes and can make one of the following: a pair of earrings, bracelet, ring, belt or armband. The free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. No registration is required. Call (352) 540-6374.
Donate diapers, food and more at car wash
A benefit car wash for the Dawn Center will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at My Gynecologist, 11175 County Line Road. Monetary donations will be accepted. There will also be a drive to collect nonperishable food, cleaning supplies, food storage supplies or containers, and diapers. A complete list of needs can be found online at dawncenter.org. Call (352) 686-8884.
Florida Library Youth Program presents Tampa Taiko Japanese drumming: Two showtimes, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Tickets will be passed out on a first-come basis 30 minutes before the scheduled showtimes. (352) 540-6391.
Children's stories and crafts program: 11 a.m. for ages 18-35 months, and 11:45 a.m. for ages 3-5 years, West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.
Florida Library Youth Program presents Snip Snap Snout with John Hlivyak: 11 a.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-6391.
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