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Point to Point Ride: Sponsored by Lea's Prayers & Postage to support troops overseas. Sign-ups at 11:30 a.m., Deep South Family BBQ, 7247 Cedar Lane, east of Brooksville. The ride starts at 12:30 p.m., heading for Sleepy Hollow, 10333 Gobbler Drive, Floral City. All riders receive a pin, and the first 120 riders will receive a T-shirt. There will be a 50/50 drawing at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $10; all money collected benefits Lea's Prayers & Postage, a nonprofit organization that pays for postage for packages sent to the troops serving overseas. (352) 799-5060.

Monday

Knights Auxiliary card party: Hosted by the Knights of Columbus St. Jude Council 6383 Ladies Auxiliary. Noon to 4 p.m., 10470 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. The cost is $2, which includes prizes and refreshments. Bring a game of choice. (352) 683-7290.

Tuesday

Up Close With Wetlands: Dipping into May's Prairie to look at aquatic animals and plants. 10 a.m. to noon, Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. Those wanting to go into the water should bring wet shoes. Free. RSVP to (352) 754-6722.

Wednesday

"Go Native Without Making the Neighbors Go Ballistic" gardening class: 10 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The speaker will be Jim Moll with the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. Free. (352) 754-4433.

Thursday

"Government Gone Wild: The Tea Party Edition … Government is Broke(n)" seminar: Doors open at 6 p.m., presentation starts at 6:30 p.m., Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. Spearheaded by Hernando County Republican chairman Blaise Ingoglia, the seminar will discuss the federal deficit and national debt. Seating is limited; reservations required. No walk-ins allowed. Free. Register online at governmentgonewild.org or call (352) 942-4131. Another seminar is scheduled for June 16 at the Palace Grand.

Hospital Auxiliary accessory sale: Includes a variety of watches, wallets, handbags, sunglasses and other fashion accessories. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Brooksville Regional Hospital, Conference Room 2 (near the cafeteria), 17240 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Funds raised benefit the scholarship fund. Pam, (352) 442-0169.

"In His Footsteps" soup-and-sandwich outreach program: Free lunch, noon to 2 p.m., St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 686-2857.

"Taste of the Arts" spring art reception: Meet participating artists and enjoy an array of foods from local restaurants. 5 to 7 p.m., City Hall Art Gallery, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Food courtesy of the Cracked Bat Sports Bar and Grill, Coney Island Drive-Inn, Enchilada's Mexican Restaurant, Hill House Bed and Breakfast and Cafe, Luigi's Pizza, Main Street Eatery, Mallie Kayla's and Rising Sun Cafe. The exhibit, which continues through Aug. 6, features etched and carved glass by Robert G. Smith; sculptures by Rosalie LoCurcio; paintings by artists Kris Crollard, Carole Knudson, Carol Kreider and Caroline Kwas, and the photography and digital art of S.J. "Joe" Galletta. Also includes works by the Hernando Quilters, Suncoast Ship Model Society, Spring Hill Camera Club and Just Poets. Free. (352) 540-3810.

Friday

Hospital Auxiliary accessory sale: Includes a variety of watches, wallets, handbags, sunglasses and other fashion accessories. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Brooksville Regional Hospital, Conference Room 2 (near the cafeteria), 17240 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Funds raised benefit the scholarship fund. Pam, (352) 442-0169.

'Jungle Book' opens at Stage West: Rudyard Kipling's story comes alive in this children's production. Directed by W. Paul Wade. 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd. , Spring Hill. $10. (352) 683-5113 or stagewest.net.

Saturday

24K Gold Music Shows: 7 p.m., Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. Includes a song list of hits from the 1950s to 1970s, and tributes to artists such as Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline and Roy Orbison. Tickets $18-$45. c24k.com or ed-pac.org. Toll-free 1-866-884-0291.

Dave Kalman Memorial Cookout and Raffle: Noon to 3 p.m., Tuffy Auto Service Center, 1280 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. The event is to celebrate what would have been Kalman's 45th birthday; Kalman died in April. The event will include free refreshments and a raffle for the Dave Kalman Memorial Fund, to benefit his two children. (352) 683-9500.

Kiwanis hosts Slip Slidin' into Summer event: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Brooksville, the free event includes hot dogs and drinks, games and prizes. Be prepared to get wet. Robert Draper, (352) 796-8531 or (352) 796-5141, or visit kiwanisclubofbrooksville.org.

Sgt. Frank Loreto Fun Ride: Join the Hernando County Sheriff's Office for a ride through Hernando and Pasco counties to benefit Sgt. Frank Loreto and his family. Starting at the Sheriff's Office, 18900 Cortez Blvd., and ends at Adventure Cycle, 14430 Cortez Blvd. The first bike out is at 8:30 a.m.; the last bike in is at 1 p.m. Prizes awarded at 1:30 p.m. The cost for drivers and passengers is $15 per person for those who preregister and $20 on the day of the ride. Loreto, a sergeant with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. (352) 585-4035, (352) 573-1008 or franksfunride.com.

Stage West presents 'Jungle Book': Rudyard Kipling's story comes alive in this children's production. Directed by W. Paul Wade. 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd. , Spring Hill. $10. (352) 683-5113 or stagewest.net.

Youth Summer Kickoff event: 6 to 9 p.m., Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill. Youths in sixth through 12th grades are invited to this free event featuring inflatable games, including jousting, bungee runs and boxing, as well as carnival games to win raffle tickets toward prizes that will be given out at the end of the night. Free food and drinks provided. (352) 683-5882 or northcliffeonline.org/summerkickoff.

Today

Breakfast at Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: Breakfast cooked to order, 8:30 a.m. to noon, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Prices start at $2.50; a complete breakfast for adults is $4.50, $2.50 for children younger than 10 (coffee, tea and juice included). (727) 863-2520.

Saturday

Pancake breakfast and rummage sale: 8 a.m. to noon, First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 796-4228.



Today

Breakfast at Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: Breakfast cooked to order, 8:30 a.m. to noon, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Prices start at $2.50; a complete breakfast for adults is $4.50, $2.50 for children younger than 10 (coffee, tea and juice included). (727) 863-2520.

Saturday

Pancake breakfast and rummage sale: 8 a.m. to noon, First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 796-4228.

Events this week 06/05/10 [Last modified: Saturday, June 5, 2010 2:10pm]

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