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Events in Hernando County this week


24K Gold Music: 3 p.m., Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. Billing themselves as the "World's Largest Traveling Music Show Team," the group presents tributes to Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison and others. $18-$45. Toll-free 1-866-884-0291 or

People Helping People serves free weekly meals: 4-6 p.m., Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. Anyone hungry can receive a free meal. Dinners served every Sunday. Volunteers and donations welcome. (352) 686-4466.

VFW 9236 Men's Auxiliary breakfast: 9-11:30 a.m., 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. Includes scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, pancakes, toast, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee/tea; the cost is $6. Adult beverages available for purchase. (352) 596-9236.


"Back to Basics — Native Plants" horticulture class: 5:30 p.m., Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-4433.

Girl Scout Scrapbooking Camp: 6-8 p.m. through Friday, First United Methodist Church of Brooksville, 109 S Broad St., Brooksville, in the Youth Ministry Building. Hosted by the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, Brooksville/Ridge Manor Service Unit. The weeklong camp continues through Friday. Girls in kindergarten through 12th-grade are welcome. Participants are asked to bring their own photos and albums to create their pages. The cost is $15 per Girl Scout; nonmembers pay $20, which includes membership. Camp size is limited. RSVP to Roni Francis, [email protected], (813) 262-1798 or toll-free 1-800-881-4475, ext. 1798.


Big Pine Wildflower and Tree Walk: 9-11 a.m., Big Pine Tract, Old Crystal River Road, north of Brooksville. Hosted by Chinsegut Nature Center. Call for reservations. Free. (352) 754-6722.

Florida Library Youth Program presents Jiggleman: 10:15 a.m., West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. The show includes jumping, joking, juggling and audience participation. Geared for children ages 5-12. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. Free. (352) 540-6391.


Florida Library Youth Program presents John Storms' World of Reptiles: 10:15 a.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. The show includes live animals, including snakes, turtles, a crocodile, lizards and maybe a 21-foot python. Geared for children ages 5-12. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. Free. (352) 540-6391.

"Lawn Care Made Easy" horticulture class: 10 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Presented by Urban Horticulture Agent Jim Moll with the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. Participants learn simple, inexpensive lawn care practices that will save time, money and water. Free. (352) 754-4433.

Polish Club hosts summer picnic and auction: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Polish American Social Club, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Serving sandwiches, salads, dessert, coffee and tea. There will be games, dancing and a traditional cakewalk, as well as the silent auction. Tickets are $5. (352) 596-4802 or (727) 862-1520.

Reception for Spring Hill Art League artists Valdora Ward, Evie Harper, Lynn Simone and Dee Dee Seruga: Visitors can meet the artists at the reception. 5-7 p.m. Free. Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St, Brooksville The artists' works will exhibit throughout July and August at the cafe. (352) 799-9690 or (352) 848-0090.


"Growing Up Wild" educator workshop: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. The workshop features a nature-based early childhood curriculum, presented by Chinsegut staff and volunteers. In-service credit is available. Call for reservations. Free. (352) 754-6722.

Florida Library Youth Program presents Jiggleman: 10:15 a.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The show includes jumping, joking, juggling and audience participation. Geared for children ages 5-12. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. Free. (352) 540-6391.


Children's Stories and Crafts Program: The themed half-hour programs will include stories, songs, games and crafts. The program starts at 11 a.m. for toddlers ages 18-35 months and at 11:45 a.m. for children ages 3-5 years. Presented by the Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast. No registration required. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

"Easy as One" recycling event: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Weeki Wachee Springs, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Easy as One is a collaboration between the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. Cell phones (working and non-working), stray chargers, retail plastic bags and expired medications may be brought in for recycling or disposal. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., people can bring in paper to be shredded and recycled. Bring in 15 or more bags for recycling to trade for a reusable shopping bag. Individuals who bring in medications, used cell phones or paper will receive a day pass to a Florida state park, while supplies last. Visit

Florida Library Youth Program presents Fritzy Brothers-One Man Circus: The show includes unicycle riding, cowbell ringing, juggling and circus ball walking. Geared for children ages 5-12. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Girls Night Out Fundraiser: 5 p.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Homewood Suites, 11115 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Women can pack their funniest pajamas and a bathing suit for this overnight event. There will be water/pool games, massages, facials or manicures, contests and other activities. The cost is $25, which includes food throughout the night and breakfast (additional fee for some services and events). The cost for a room is separate. The event benefits Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. (727) 534-5628.


Brookridge Line Dance Social: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Brookridge Community Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Music provided by a DJ. No lessons offered, just dancing. Bring your own beverages, ice and snacks. $5. Norma, (352) 397-6088.

Brooksville First Presbyterian Church Family Festival: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Brooksville First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave., Brooksville. There will be food, music, water sports, badminton and other activities. Children and adults are encouraged to bring their bathing suits for the water-themed games. The free event kicks off the church's vacation Bible school. (352) 796-4228.

Hernando Has Talent: 7:30-9:30 p.m., Forum at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Sponsored by the Hernando Times and Stage West Community Playhouse, the show will feature the 15 finalists from auditions conducted earlier this month. The first-place winner receives $500 cash, second place $300, and third place $200. All proceeds will benefit Stage West's scholarship fund. Tickets are $10 per person. (352) 848-1411.

Jolly Rancher's 4-H Club Ho-Down Dinner, Dance and Barn Auction: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St, Brooksville. Dinner choice is pulled pork or grilled chicken, served with baked beans, green beans, macaroni salad, rolls, cornbread, drink and dessert. Live DJ, silent auction, dancing and a kiddie corral with games and food; supervision provided for children. Cash or credit cards accepted. $10 for adults; $5 for children 12 and younger. Tammy Fincher, (352) 650-0409.

Miss Hernando County and Miss Spring Hill and Teen Pageant: 1 p.m., Envy Pageant Productions, 2149 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Free pageant tryouts. This is the official preliminary to Miss Florida U.S. International and Miss Teen Florida-World pageants. Open to girls ages 13-19 for Teen and women ages 18-25 for Miss. There will also be Little Miss and Jr. Miss divisions for girls ages 4-12. No talent requirement; no prior pageant experience necessary. (352) 256-9959.

Nature Coast Tennis Foundation's "Round Robin Social" Mixed Doubles: 7 p.m., Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. $5 per player. (352) 650-6268.

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