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Events: July 8-9

Today/New

Florida Library Youth Program presents Playin' Around Theatre's Rumpelstiltskin: East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. Musical theater comes alive with music, dancing and audience participation. Free. No registration is required. Geared for children ages 5-12. Parents or guardians must remain on the library premises. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. (352) 540-6391.

"Florida's Wildflowers" horticulture class: 10 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Provided by Florida Yards and Neighborhoods speaker Rita Grant. Free. (352) 754-4433.

Today/Continuing

American Legion Post 99: Bingo, 11 a.m., 208 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. The kitchen will be open. (352) 796-9369.

Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: "Big Money Bingo," 10:30 a.m., 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Play packages start at $10. Food is available for purchase. (727) 868-2994.

Art workshop: 9 a.m. to noon, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail, Spring Hill. Open to all mediums and for all levels of experience. Coffee and a snack is served. There are no teachers, but participants help one another. A $1 donation is asked to cover the use of the facility. Marilyn, (352) 686-2396.

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.

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.

Hernando Council Senior Citizens No. 1: Pinochle, noon to 3:30 p.m., 8187 Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. The cost is $3, which includes lunch and prizes. Linda, (352) 573-7696.

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.

VFW Post 8681 and Ladies Auxiliary: Spaghetti dinner, 4 to 7 p.m.; bar bingo, 7 p.m. 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road, Shady Hills. (727) 856-1860.

VFW Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: Bingo, 6:30 p.m., 1681 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4449.

VFW Post 9236 and Ladies Auxiliary: Spaghetti dinner, 4:30 to 7 p.m., 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Thursday/New

Florida Library Youth Program presents Fritzy Brothers — One Man Circus: Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The show includes unicycle riding, cowbell ringing, juggling and circus ball walking. Free. No registration is required. Geared for children ages 5-12. Parents or guardians must remain on the library premises. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. (352) 540-6391.

Library to show The Lake House: 2 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The 2006 film stars Keanu Reeves as a lonely doctor and Sandra Bullock as an architecture school dropout who both live, at different times, at a lakeside home. Through a mysterious bridge in time, the two exchange love letters at the home. The movie is rated PG. Light refreshments will be served. Free. (352) 540-6391.

USA Dance hosts social ballroom dancing: 7 to 9:45 p.m., Elks Lodge 2284, 7201 Congress St., New Port Richey. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. A workshop will be provided Lania and David from the Arthur Miller Dance Studio in Palm Harbor. Lania and members of the studio will perform. Music provided by Gerry. Casual or dressy attire. Singles and couples, beginners and advanced dancers welcome. Admission is $5 for USA Dance members, $7 for nonmembers, $4 for students 22 and younger. Julia, (727) 446-2500, or Mary, (727) 376-6890.

Vegetable production is topic of "Fruit and Vegetable Production Series for the Farmer" series: 5:30 p.m., Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. Presented by regional specialized extension agent Stacy Strickland. Free. Call to register, (352) 754-4433.

Thursday/Continuing

American Legion Post 99: Bingo, noon, 208 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. The kitchen will be open. (352) 796-9369.

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.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: Karaoke in the lounge, 2 to 5 p.m., with a snack table available. Bingo warm-ups, 4:15 p.m.; regular session, 5:45 p.m. 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Warm-ups are 25 cents per game. Food and soft drinks available; free coffee. (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.

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.

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