Find something to do in Hernando County

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Academia Hernando presents "Thomas Jefferson": 10 a.m., Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. The speaker will be professor John Treon. The lecture is part of the Myths and Realities Fall Lecture Series. $7. (352) 597-0158.

Brooksville Founders Week celebration: In celebration of the city of Brooksville's 153rd anniversary, the following activities are planned: "Surprise" unveiling at noon and dedication ceremony of the Lewis Watkins Gallery at 12:30 p.m., City Hall, 201 Howell Ave.; Victorian Tea, noon to 3 p.m., Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St. The tea includes tea, finger sandwiches, jams and tarts, scones and petit fours; $7 admission. (352) 540-3810.

Hernando Computer Club Expo: 5 to 8 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, fellowship hall, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Includes exhibits of the classes offered by the club, as well as displays by computer repair places, retailers carrying electronic devices, nonprofit organizations, online banking and other groups. The featured exhibit will be a table devoted to "How a Key Chain Electronic Picture Frame Can Save Your Life." Free. (352) 684-7171 or visit www.hcc.org.

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Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Ed Salmon's String Band performs. Doors open at 4 p.m., sandwiches of choice, donut and coffee served at 6 p.m., dancing to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $3 per person. (727) 863-2520.

Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery: Fall Art Exhibit, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-3810. The exhibit, which runs through Nov. 6, includes baskets by the Pine Needle Club, handmade quilts by the Hernando Quilters, Suncoast Ship Model Society models, photographs by the Spring Hill Camera Club and poetry by members of Just Poets. Paintings by artists Peter Bullough, Kurt Holyoke, Muriel Prieto and the Faith Academy Artists. Also on display are hand-painted silk scarves and jewelry designs by Kathleen Wilson and Raku pottery by Dawn Ennis-Allen. A reception is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. (352) 540-3810.

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 67: Bingo. Warm-ups at 4:45 p.m., early bird at 6 p.m. and regular games at 6:30 p.m. 16314 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 796-1679.

Nature Coast Bridge Club: 12:30 p.m., Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. Millie Dabbs, (352) 666-5891.

Poor Rich's Chess Club of Hernando County: 6:30 to 10 p.m., cafeteria, Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Bring chess set; club sets are available. Instructions provided to new and less-experienced players. Schoolchildren welcome. Jim, (352) 683-7560, or Andy, (352) 686-8195.

Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County: Cards, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. Barb, (352) 683-2440.

Spring Hill Garden Club: Plant nursery, 9 a.m. to noon, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. Kathy Lockwood, (352) 683-9933.

St. Theresa Social Club: Bingo, 5:45 p.m., parish center, 1107 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 683-1532.

Tuesday/new

Brooksville Founders Week celebration: Activities include: Victorian Tea, noon to 3 p.m., Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St. The tea includes tea, finger sandwiches, jams and tarts, scones and petit fours; $7 admission. Guided walking tours of historic Brooksville Cemetery, 6 p.m., 1275 Olmes Road. Free. (352) 540-3810.

"Florida's Fall Colors" horticulture class: 6:30 p.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. Provided by the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. (352) 754-4433.

"Little Buddies" toddler program: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, off Darby Lane, Brooksville. For children 2 to 5 and their mothers. The cost is $3 per class. The program continues through Oct. 27. Space is limited. Sponsored by the Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department. RSVP to (352) 540-3835.

St. Anthony Catholic Church's 17th annual golf tournament: Shotgun start at 12:30 p.m., Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, Links Drive, Brooksville. Teams will be grouped based on handicaps, with prizes for net scores. The cost is $70 per golfer; includes dinner. Guest dinners are $25. Registration forms are available at the parish office, 20048 Cortez Blvd. (352) 796-2096, ext. 22.

Storytime program at library: 10:15 a.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Avenue, Brooksville. Designed for children 3 to 5 years old; includes age-appropriate stories, fingerplays, songs and other activities. The program is about 45 minutes. No registration required. (352) 540-6391.

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Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: Dinner, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Music from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Menu choices are liver and onions, baked chicken, spaghetti and a "chef's special". Prices vary from $6.50 to $8. Dessert and coffee will also be available for purchase. (727) 863-2520.

Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery: Fall Art Exhibit, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-3810. The exhibit, which runs through Nov. 6, includes baskets by the Pine Needle Club, handmade quilts by the Hernando Quilters, Suncoast Ship Model Society models, photographs by the Spring Hill Camera Club and a new selection of poetry by members of Just Poets. Paintings by artists Peter Bullough, Kurt Holyoke, Muriel Prieto and the Faith Academy Artists. Also on display are hand-painted silk scarves and jewelry designs by Kathleen Wilson and Raku pottery by Dawn Ennis-Allen. A reception is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. (352) 540-3810.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: Karaoke in the lounge, 2 to 5 p.m., 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 596-2582.

Fit N Fun 4 Kids: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, off Darby Lane, Brooksville. For youth ages 7 to 14. Participants play video games powered by stationary GameBikes. Free. JoAnn Munford, (352) 540-3835.

Nature Coast Bridge Club: 12:30 p.m., Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. Millie Dabbs, (352) 666-5891.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: Karaoke, 7 to 9 p.m., in the canteen. 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.

Information should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to (352) 754-6133 or e-mailed to pday@sptimes.com (please include club's name in e-mail subject line). The deadline is 10 days before your event or reservation deadline. Events must be open to the public. Information cannot be published if the time, date, place, ticket (if applicable) or contact person and phone number are missing. Call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Find something to do in Hernando County 10/11/09 [Last modified: Sunday, October 11, 2009 7:20pm]

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