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Events: Aug. 3-4

Today/New

Art from the Heart children's art reception: 5 to 6 p.m., Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The reception is for children who recently completed the Art from the Heart camp at Kennedy Park, sponsored by the Children's Advocacy Center. There is no cost to attend. (352) 540-3810.

Today/CONTINUING

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: Summer Art Exhibit, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The exhibit features works by Hernando Quilters, Suncoast Ship Model Society, Spring Hill Camera Club and Just Poets. There is also a reunion display that includes works by artists Diane Becker, Leslie Duncan, Betsy Glasson, Fred Mannarino, Mary Alice Queiros, Rosalie Washington and Valdora Ward. Also on display are the works of Suzanne C. Lovell, Craig Mylrea and Roy Williams. The exhibit continues through Aug. 7. (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

Florida Library Youth Program presents Kid's Craft Day: 10:15 a.m., West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Free. For ages 5-12. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. Parents/guardians must (352) 540-6391.

Library to show I Am Sam: 3 p.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. Sean Penn and Michelle Pfeiffer star in this 2001 movie about a mentally challenged father who enlists the aid of a high-powered attorney to help him regain custody of his 7-year-old daughter, played by Dakota Fanning. Free. Light refreshments will be served. (352) 540-6391.

"Spring, Summer and Fall Native Bloomers" free horticulture class: 6:30 p.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. Provided by the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. No registration required. (352) 754-4433.

Tuesday/CONTINUING

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: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The Summer Art Exhibit features works by Hernando Quilters, Suncoast Ship Model Society, Spring Hill Camera Club and Just Poets. There is also a reunion display that includes works by artists Diane Becker, Leslie Duncan, Betsy Glasson, Fred Mannarino, Mary Alice Queiros, Rosalie Washington and Valdora Ward. Also on display are the works of Suzanne C. Lovell, Craig Mylrea and Roy Williams. The exhibit continues through Aug. 7. (352) 540-3810.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: Karaoke in the lounge, 2 to 5 p.m., 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Snacks available. (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 9:30 p.m., in the canteen. 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.

Information for the Events column 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 for news 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.

Events: Aug. 3-4 08/02/09 [Last modified: Sunday, August 2, 2009 6:46pm]

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