Hernando County events: Aug. 7-9

Today/new

Big Pine Night Walk: 8:30 to 10 p.m. Meet at the Big Pine Tract off Old Crystal River Road, north of Brooksville. Hosted by Chinsegut Nature Center. Bring a flashlight and insect repellent. (352) 754-6722.

'Fiddler on the Roof Jr.' opens at Stage West: 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, Forum Theater, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $10. The show continues weekends through Aug. 16. The box office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and an hour before each show. (352) 683-5113.

Florida Library Youth Program presents Jiggleman: 10:15 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. This is a jumping, joking and juggling show that includes audience participation. 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.

Library presents award-winning filmmaker Banks Helfrich: 2 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The independent filmmaker will present an array of short films and previews of his features. Genres include comedy, documentary, romance and experimental. A question and answer discussion will follow. The previews are not rated, but are suitable for children ages 10 and older. There is no cost to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. Call (352) 540-6391.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: Fish and chips dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., 1681 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. $5. (352) 796-4449.

Friday/continuing

Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Serves fish or chicken sandwiches for $3 each. Dinner, 5 to 8 p.m., with music provided from 6 to 10 p.m. Menu choices are baked or fried fish, baked chicken and a "chef's special"; prices vary from $8.50 to $11. Reserved seating; call at least one day ahead. (727) 863-2520.

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: Dinner and dancing, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Doors open at 4 p.m.; dinner served from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Music for dancing provided. Dinner is $10 for members and $11 for nonmembers; dancing only is $6. (352) 596-2582.

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 67: Bingo. Warm-ups at 4:45 p.m., early bird at 6 p.m. and regular games at 6:30 p.m., 16314 Cortez Blvd. west of Brooksville. (352) 796-1679.

Ghost tours at Hernando Heritage Museum: 8 to 10 p.m., 601 Museum Court, downtown Brooksville. Reservations are a must. The cost is $20 per person. Hand-held devices welcome (cameras, digital recorders, etc.). (352) 799-0129 or www.hernandohistoricalmuseum.com.

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.

Knights of Columbus/St. Anne's Church: Bingo, 11 a.m., 4142 Treiman Blvd. (U.S. 301), Ridge Manor. (352) 583-2550.

Nature Coast Bridge Club: 12:30 p.m., Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. Millie Dabbs, (352) 666-5891.

VFW Post 8681 and Ladies Auxiliary: Bingo. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., early bird at 6:15 p.m. and regular games at 6:45 p.m., 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road, Shady Hills. Food available. (727) 856-1860.

VFW Post 9236: Fish fry, 5 to 8 p.m., 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. $5 for a meal of fish, fries and trimmings. Shrimp is also available. Live music will be played. (352) 596-9236.

VFW Post 10209: Entertainment, 8 to 11 p.m., in the canteen, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398 or vfwpost10209.webs.com.

Saturday/new

Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520 hosts "Hot Summer Night Fiesta": 6 p.m., in the lounge, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Music will be provided by Sweet Charlie. Admission is free. There will be a fiesta costume contest with prizes awarded. Food will be available for purchase. (727) 863-2520.

Barbecue dinner fundraiser for St. Jude's: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Shoppes of Towne Square parking lot, off Commercial Way (across from Timber Pines), Spring Hill. Various gift items will be raffled off. There is no cost for the food, but a donation is requested, with 100 percent of the money collected going to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The event is co-sponsored by E.C. Electrical Contractors Inc. and Tora No Mon Martial Arts Academy. (813) 735-5080.

Brooksville Bandshell Bash: 4 to 8 p.m., Hernando Park, 204 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Up in the Air will play classic rock music. The free family event will include the Brooksville Cruise-In, an antique and hot rod car and motorcycle show. Food and beverages will be available. (352) 754-4788.

End of Summer Sports Bash: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Stewy's Skate Park at Pioneer Park, 6799 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill. Featuring skateboarding, rollerblading and basketball tournaments. Neighborhood youth and their families can participate. Prizes will be awarded. Cohosted by Kids Central, Inc. and Devereux Kids. (352) 345-5954.

"The Great Exchange" back-to-school giveaway event: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Springs of Life Family Church, 19832 County Line Road, Spring Hill. The event includes a bounce house, dunk tanks, face painting and games. Also, clothing, backpacks, school supplies and haircuts will be provided free. Food and drinks will be available. Those attending are asked to bring clean clothing in good condition for the exchange. Admission per family is either a $5 donation or five cans of food. John Grossi, (352) 238-8690.

Head Start presents the 1-Man Rally3: 1-Student at a Time event: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kennedy Park, 875 Kennedy Blvd., Brooksville. The event, presented by Hernando/Sumter Head Start, networking with Shiloh Problem Solvers, Early Learning Coalition and Hernando County Parks and Recreation, will include numerous activities, such as tug-of-war, softball and flag football. There will be breakout sessions, free food, music and speakers. Topics of discussion include training children to learn, nurturing students, male leaders and more. (352) 754-2464, (352) 796-5555 or (352) 544-1055.

Jump Start to Early Learning event: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mid-Florida Community Services/Head Start, 835 School St., Brooksville. This is an event for all school readiness children (ages 5 and younger), hosted by the Early Learning Coalition of Hernando County. Children will receive a lunch box or backpack filled with items such as tissues, crayons, wipes, glue and scissors.

Latin American Civic and Cultural Association hosts "Dancing Under the Stars" social dance and dance competition: 8 p.m. to midnight, SNPJ Lodge/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. Dance the tango, cha-cha, cumbia, waltz, Latin salsa and other dances. Prizes will be awarded. Admission is $10 per person. (352) 592-8494 or (352) 688-0763.

Stage West presents 'Fiddler on the Roof Jr.': 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, Forum Theater, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $10. The show continues weekends through Aug. 16. The box office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and an hour before each show. (352) 683-5113.

VFW Post 9236: Steak night, 5:30 to 8 p.m., 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. A 10-ounce or more ribeye steak meal is served. $10. (352) 596-9236.

Saturday/continuing

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 67: Bingo. Warm-ups at 4:45 p.m., early bird at 6 p.m. and regular games at 6:30 p.m. 16314 Cortez Blvd., east of Brooksville. (352) 796-1679.

Ghost tours at Hernando Heritage Museum: 8 to 10 p.m., 601 Museum Court, downtown Brooksville. By reservation only. The cost is $20 per person. Hand-held devices welcome (cameras, digital recorders, etc.). (352) 799-0129 or www.hernandohistoricalmuseum.com.

Hernando Beach Open Market: 5 to 8 p.m., 3375 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. The event supports local artists, musicians, writers, growers, handcrafters, volunteers, nonprofits and local business. Vendor spaces available. Sponsored by the Resort Beaches Women in Business. (352) 556-2639.

Love Your Neighbor's "Saturday at the Market": 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in front of the Hernando County Courthouse, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. This weekly farmers' market includes vendors selling fresh produce and cooking demonstrations. Funds raised benefit Love Your Neighbor, a nonprofit group that feeds the homeless and needy. Lisa Callea, (352) 428-9275.

Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County: Bingo, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. (352) 596-1095.

Spring Hill Garden Club Plant Nursery: 9 a.m. to noon, Parker Avenue, off Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Kathy Lockwood, (352) 683-9933.

VFW Post 8713 And Ladies Auxiliary: Live entertainment with Country Pride Band, 2 to 5 p.m.; karaoke at 6 p.m., 1681 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4449.

VFW Post 8681 And Ladies Auxiliary: Live entertainment, 6 p.m., 18940 Drayton St., Shady Hills. (727) 856-1860.

Sunday/new

Stage West presents 'Fiddler on the Roof Jr.': 2 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, Forum Theater, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $10. The show continues weekends through Aug. 16. The box office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and an hour before each show. (352) 683-5113.

Sunday/continuing

Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: "Big Money Bingo," 4:30 p.m., 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Play packages start at $10. Food is available. (727) 868-2994.

Hernando Beach Open Market: 5 to 8 p.m., 3375 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. The event supports local artists, musicians, writers, growers, handcrafters, volunteers, nonprofits and local business. Vendor spaces available. Sponsored by the Resort Beaches Women in Business. (352) 556-2639.

Polish American Social Club: Dinner-dance, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. The dinner choice is roast beef or baked chicken, which will be served from 12:45 to 2 p.m. Dancing to Music by Jeanne from 2:30 to 5:15 p.m. Tickets are $11 for members and $12 for nonmembers and guests. Proper dance attire requested. A full-service bar is available. Call for reservations. Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.

Information for the Events column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to 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 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Hernando County events: Aug. 7-9 08/06/09 [Last modified: Thursday, August 6, 2009 8:22pm]

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