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Hernando Sportsman's Club Gun and Knife Show: The show will include new, used and antique firearms, knives and accessories. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6; children 15 and younger admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 799-3605.

Bob Kravos and the Boys in the Band with Walter Ostanek: Cash bar and food available. 2 to 6 p.m.; doors open at 1 p.m. $10. Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, west of Masaryktown. (727) 753-9631.

Monday

Academia Hernando Winter 2013 Lecture Series: "Contemporary China," presented by Kun Shi, director of the University of South Florida Confucius Institute. 10 a.m. $8. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-0158.

'Cold Hardy Palms' horticulture class: Urban horticulture agent Jim Moll will discuss which palms are cold hardy and will provide years of tropical beauty. No registration required; first come, first seated. 5:30 p.m. Free. Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. (352) 754-4433. extension.hernandocounty.us.

Tuesday

American Heroes Golf Tournament: Hosted by Marine Corps League Detachment 1002, proceeds will go to injured veterans and their families at the James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa, scholarships for veterans' children, and military benefits programs in Hernando County. Includes a barbecue, awards and prizes. There will also be prizes for holes-in-one, longest and straightest drives, and closest to the pin. There will be a putting contest, a 50/50 raffle, an auction and door prizes. Registration at 12:30 p.m.; shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. $75 per player. Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. (352) 650-0364, (352) 799-2600. silverthornclub.net.

College Connection seminar: Part of a series that introduces local health and human service programs in Hernando County. The topic is "Mental Health Support," presented by Darlene Linville of the National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando. 3 p.m. Free. Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 797-5004.

Grief's Journey bereavement program: An eight-week support group for newly bereaved adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. HPH Hospice bereavement counselors will help the group understand the grief process and explore coping strategies. Attendance at one of the first two meetings is necessary to continue with the group. Registration required. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through March 19. Free. HPH Hospice West Hernando, 12260 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (800) 486-8784.

Art Attack! The program is geared for youth ages 6 to 12, who will learn about a famous artist, then make their own work of art, inspired by that artist. All materials and supplies will be provided, courtesy of the Hernando County Arts Council. 5 to 6 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Hudson Middle School Jazz Band: Sponsored by the High Point Concordia Chorus. 7 p.m. $4, to benefit the school music program. High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. (352) 592-2147.

Wednesday

'It's Your Right to Decide' health care advance directive forum: Hosted by HPH Hospice. Presented by lawyer George Germann and Dr. David McGrew. Germann specializes in probate, estate planning, guardianships and elder law. McGrew is the medical director for HPH Hospice. The program will cover power of attorney, living wills, do-not-resuscitate orders, choosing the right health care surrogate and other topics. 9:30 a.m. to noon. Free; includes a continental breakfast. Preregistration required. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. (352) 597-1882.

Spring Hill Art League reception: Featuring artists Sandy Bonadonna, Fred Mannarino and Jacqueline Walker. Refreshments will be served. The artists' paintings will remain on display through the end of February. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St., Brooksville. (352) 556-3984.

Belly dance class: Get fit and have fun while learning the ancient and mystical art of belly dance. Open to dancers of all skill levels. 7:15 p.m. Free. Hernando County Recreation Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-1568.

Thursday

Uptown Block Party: Outdoor event featuring live music by Eric Tremante, Joe Solomon and Robert Swann, with food from Chef Images and Bayou Cajun Cuisine. Beer and wine available. Hosted by the Brooksville Recreation Department and Friends of the Children Inc. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-3835. cityofbrooksville.us.

Friday

Winter 2013 Senior Expo: Hosted by Pasco-Hernando Community College's Encore Academy. There will be mini-seminars and vendors. Encore Academy workshop instructors will be available to answer questions about workshops and classes offered. Seating is limited; registration will begin at 10 a.m. Free. Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. (727) 879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.

Father-Daughter Dance: The event includes music, snacks and drinks. Guests are encouraged to bring a camera for photo opportunities. 6 to 9 p.m. $15 per person; advance tickets only. St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 754-4031. hernandocounty.us/parks_rec.

Hernando Symphony Orchestra presents 'The Big Bands': Featuring big band vocalist Lorri Hafer. 7:30 p.m. $12; $5 for students. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. hernandosymphony.com.

Saturday

Ridge Manor Area Crime Watch Omelet Breakfast: Omelet chefs will include U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent, Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis and Hernando County Commissioner James Adkins, as well as crime watch members. Omelets are made to order and may include ham, cheese, tomatoes, mushrooms, bacon bits, onions and peppers. Meals also include sausage, grits, biscuits and gravy, coffee, tea and orange juice. Take-out orders available. 7 to 11 a.m. $5 for adults; $3 for children. Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor. (352) 608-4282.

NRA Basic Pistol course: This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely. Students will receive classroom and range time to learn to shoot revolvers and semiautomatic pistols. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $100; includes a copy of the NRA handbook. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-9931. hernandosportsmansclub.com.

JA Suncoast Sprint: Junior Achievement is sponsoring this 5K race/walk, which starts at Pasco Safety Town and continues along the Suncoast Trail. Money raised will benefit Junior Achievement students. A light lunch will be provided for runners after the race. 8 a.m. $25 in advance; $30 on race day. Safety Town, 15325 Alric Pottberg Road, Shady Hills. (813) 490-4498.

First Lutheran rummage/bake sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. First Lutheran Church, 30419 Park Ridge Drive, Ridge Manor West. (352) 583-4102, (352) 279-0993.

'A Passion for Fashion' Prom Expo and Fashion Show: The event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast. Area restaurants will offer tastings from their menus from 5 to 6 p.m., and there will be entertainment by Dennis Baker and Soul Xpres, as well as local talent, throughout the evening. There will be a fashion show of dresses by David's Bridal, Seven McGrath Designs and donated dresses. Students and parents will be able to browse for prom essentials. There will also be prizes given away, including jewelry, tuxedo rentals, dresses and other items for prom. There will be dresses available; the dresses that have been donated will be given away free, and new dresses offered by vendors will be available for purchase. 5 to 10 p.m. $5 or trade of a homecoming/prom gown. Notre Dame Catholic School, 1095 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 345-4427, (352) 686-5183.

Alex Meixner: The Slovenian-American Club will present musician Alex Meixner. 6 p.m. A cash bar and food will be available. $10. Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, west of Masaryktown. (727) 753-9631.

Alzheimer's Family Organization's annual Gong Show: The benefit will include a dinner catered by Carrabba's Italian Grill, the show, door prizes, silent auctions, raffles, snacks and soft drinks. Guests may bring their own alcoholic beverages. 6 p.m. $40 for preferred seating; $30 and $25 for regular seating. Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive, Port Richey. (727) 848-8888.

Dinner show featuring 'Changes in Latitudes': A tribute show to singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett. Reservations required. 6 p.m. $32 for prime seating; $30 for regular seating. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 868-2994.

Jazz at the Lakes: This is an evening to benefit the Crescent Community Clinic and honor Hernando County nurses. Entertainment will be provided by nationally known jazz artist Robert Harris. "Big Daddy" DJ Rich Sanvenero will also entertain. Dinner is included. 6 to 10 p.m. $40 per person. Glen Lakes Country Club, 9000 Glen Lakes Blvd., north of Weeki Wachee. mosey217@hotmail.com or (352) 650-9006. crescentclinic.org.

Father-Daughter Dance: The event includes music, snacks and drinks. Guests are encouraged to bring a camera for photo opportunities. 6 to 9 p.m. $15 per person; advance tickets only. St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 754-4031. hernandocounty.us/parks_rec.

Sweetheart Dinner: Includes food, entertainment, games and prizes. 6 p.m. $5 per couple; $2.50 per single. First Baptist Church of Spring Hill, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2863.

The Las Vegas Revue starring Keith Coleman and Ruby Tuesday: Includes impersonations of and songs by Dolly Parton, Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Carol Channing, Reba McEntire, Buddy Holly, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, Little Richard, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Jimmy Buffett and Sonny and Cher. Chances for gift baskets will be sold, and there will be a 50/50 drawing. Snacks will be served, and a cash bar will be available. 7 p.m. $10 per person. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 799-0398.

Hernando Symphony Orchestra presents 'The Big Bands': Featuring big band vocalist Lorri Hafer. 7:30 p.m. $12; $5 for students. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. hernandosymphony.com.

Brookridge Social Dance Group Valentine's dance: Music by Two of Us. Guests may bring their own refreshments. Coffee and ice available throughout the evening. Doughnuts will be served about 9:30 p.m. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. $5 at the door. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 597-0723.

Hernando County community events 01/26/13 [Last modified: Saturday, January 26, 2013 10:43am]
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