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Events: Oct. 7-8

Today/New

Ballroom dance lessons begin: 2 to 3 p.m., High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road. For beginners and intermediate dancers. The instructors are Ken and Margaret Hammond. The cost is $5 per person, per lesson. Practice and review is from 3 to 4 p.m. for $2 per person. (352) 688-4867.

"Florida's Fall Colors" horticulture class: 10 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Free. Provided by a representative from the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. No registration required. (352) 754-4433.

Library to offer Toddler Time and Storytime programs: Toddler Time is at 10 a.m. and Storytime is at 11 a.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. Toddler Time is for toddlers 18 to 35 months. Storytime for children 3 to 5 years old. The free programs include age-appropriate stories, finger plays, songs and other activities. No registration is required. (352) 540-6391.

Springstead presents "The Claw" comedy skit performances: 7 to 9 p.m., Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Admission is $5. The performances are part of Homecoming activities. (352) 797-7010.

Wine and cheese reception for artist Rhonda Hancock: 7 to 9 p.m., Easy Street Home Decor, 100 N Brooksville Ave., Brooksville. A former high school math teacher, Hancock is the art coordinator for the Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery and a member of the Citrus Watercolor Club, Florida Watercolor Society and Spring Hill Art League. Her works will be on display at Easy Street through the end of October. The free event is sponsored by the Spring Hill Art League. (352) 848-0177.

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: 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. Oct. 16. (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: 0-299er game, 9:30 a.m., with a mini-lecture at 9:15 a.m.; Mary Ann Dufresne, (352) 592-4882. Regular games, 12:30 p.m. Millie Dabbs, (352) 666-5891. Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill.

Pierogi and Bake Sale at St. Andrew's Ukrainian Catholic Church: Noon to 3 p.m., 8064 Weeping Willow St., Spring Hill (off Cortez Boulevard, at Arby's and AutoZone). The sale includes pierogis and baked goods such as bapka, cookies and poppy, nut, apricot and prune rolls. Alyce, 688-1839, or the church, 597-5589.

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.

VFW Post 10209: Steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m., 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.

Thursday/New

Hernando County Fire Rescue Station 11 hosts open house: 6 to 8 p.m., 6388 Barclay Ave., Spring Hill. Refreshments will be available. The hazardous materials, or hazmat, team will provide hands-on demonstrations. (352) 540-6317.

Library to offer Toddler Time and Storytime programs: Toddler Time is at 10 a.m. and Storytime is at 11 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Toddler Time is for toddlers 18 to 35 months; Storytime for children 3 to 5 years old. The free programs include age-appropriate stories, finger plays, songs and more. No registration is required. (352) 540-6391.

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: Oct. 7-8 10/06/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 6, 2009 4:48pm]

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