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Hernando County events: Aug. 5-6

Today/New

Florida Library Youth Program presents Magical Storyteller Scott Humston: 10:15 a.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. Through the use of custom music, magic, comedy, storytelling and audience participation, children learn the importance of honesty, respect, self-esteem, cooperation and responsibility. The program is geared toward children ages 5-12. Free. Parents/guardians must remain on library premises. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. (352) 540-6391.

VFW Post 10209: Steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m., 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. This is the first of weekly steak shoots. (352) 796-0398.

Wine and cheese reception for artist Karen Heidler: 7 to 9 p.m., Easy Street Home Decor, 100 N Brooksville Ave., Brooksville. Heidler graduated with a bachelor's degree in fine art from Mount Vernon (Ohio) Nazarene University and worked in the art department of a publishing company. Her watercolor paintings will be on display at Easy Street through the end of the month. The reception is co-hosted by the Spring Hill Art League. Free. (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: 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 Friday. (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. Also, a group for novice players is offered from 9:15 a.m. to noon, which includes a brief lesson and coaching. 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 Magical Storyteller Scott Humston: 10:15 a.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Through the use of custom music, magic, comedy, storytelling and audience participation, children learn the importance of honesty, respect, self-esteem, cooperation and responsibility. The program is geared toward children ages 5-12. Free. Parents/guardians must remain on library premises. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. (352) 540-6391.

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 Friday. (352) 540-3810.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 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.

Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: Wing night, 5 to 8 p.m., 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. (352) 597-7979.

Nature Coast Bridge Club: 6:30 p.m., Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. Millie Dabbs, (352) 666-5891.

Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County: Cards, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. Barb, (352) 683-2440.

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

VFW Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: Karaoke, 7 p.m., 1681 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4449.

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.

Hernando County events: Aug. 5-6 08/04/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 4, 2009 9:41pm]
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