Hernando County events calendar

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Red Hat Ladies Super Bowl Sundae

Area red and pink hatters are invited to this event, hosted by the Scarlet Belles at Tea. Women who wear their colors will get 25 percent off their sundaes. Door prizes will be awarded every half-hour, and tickets will be available for drawings for two gift baskets, as well as a chance to win an ice cream cake. There will be a drawing for those who bring donations for pet shelters, such as Purina Puppy and Kitten Chow, Purina Cat Chow, Pedigree dog food, Friskies and Fancy Feast pate (no chunks), cat litter, dog training pads, new hard rubber toys, antibacterial dish soaps, garbage bags, gloves and cleaning supplies, blankets, towels and other items. Gift cards for pet stores and other stores are appreciated. Donations will go to the Humane Society of the Nature Coast, the SPCA of Hernando County and SPCA of the Suncoast. RSVP to sherrygwtw@yahoo.com. 1 to 3:45 p.m. today. Dairy Queen (Spring Hill), 370 Suzanne Drive, Spring Hill.

Today

Forgiven in concert: The Southern gospel trio includes Cloid and Debbie Baker and Jeremy Dickerson. 10:15 a.m. Free. Ridge Manor United Methodist Church, 34350 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor. (352) 583-3770.

Squeezebox and Molly B: Hosted by the Slovenian-American Club. 2 to 6 p.m. $10. Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, west of Masaryktown. (727) 753-9631.

Hernando Symphony Orchestra concert — 'The Big Bands': Featuring vocalist Lorri Hafer. 2 p.m. $12; $5 for students. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. hernandosymphony.com.

Monday

Academia Hernando Winter 2013 Lecture Series 'John Quincy Adams, Sixth President of the United States': Presented by George Spiero. 10 a.m. $8. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-0158.

Lecture with artist Myron Hansen: Hansen will discuss his work, the process of creating art, and his current exhibit, bridge, at the Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery. The lecture is from 7 to 8 p.m., with a preview of the exhibit from 6 to 7 p.m. Pasco-Hernando Community College Art Gallery, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. (727) 816-3231. phcc.edu/gallery.

Tuesday

College Connection seminar: Part of a series that introduces local health and human service programs in Hernando County. The topic will be "Children and Adolescents in Crisis Services," presented by Katie Williams with Pathways Counseling. 3 p.m. Free. Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 797-5004.

Grief's Journey bereavement program: This is the first meeting of an eight-week support group for newly bereaved adults. HPH 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. Free. HPH Hospice, 12260 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. 1-800-486-8784.

Wednesday

Firearms safety course: Provides lessons on the basics of firearms safety around the home and the fundamentals of pistol shooting. Time on the range is included. Completion of the class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit. Class size is limited; registration required. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $60. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-9931. hernandosportsmansclub.com.

Spring Vegetable Gardening: Presented by urban horticulture agent Jim Moll of the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. Participants will learn about proper timing and care for homegrown vegetables. 10:30 a.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4433.

Green Screens showing of 'American East': The heightened racial tensions in post-9/11 America are the focus of this 2007 drama from director Hesham Issawi. Complimentary refreshments served. 4:45 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 666-7576.

Thursday

Trash to Treasures Crafts: Turn ordinary recyclable items into art, jewelry and other useful or decorative items. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $3 per car (up to eight people), or free with annual park pass. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.

Viva Florida 500 book discussion of 'Their Eyes Were Watching God': The classic American novel by Zora Neale Hurston is set in Central and South Florida and revolves around a black woman's journey to independence and substance. 2 to 3:30 p.m.. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Writing workshop: Presented by local author Jack Jones, who specializes in mystery, fiction and travel journalism. The workshop will include practical tips, techniques and resources. There will be time for group writing exercises and discussion. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

'The Powerbroker' independent film screening: The documentary is about the life of Whitney Young. Producer Bonnie Boswell uses archival footage, audiotapes and candid interviews with activists and scholars to chronicle the civil rights leader's journey during the 1950s and '60s. There will also be a panel discussion, moderated by Imani Asukile, director of PHCC's Multicultural Student Affairs and Equity Services. 6 p.m. Free. Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 797-5014.

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. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Pasco-Hernando Community College East Campus, 36727 Blanton Road, Dade City. (727) 879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.

Hernando County Water Awareness Series: Two topics will be discussed. "Florida Native Plants" will be presented by master gardener Rita Grant of the Hernando Chapter of the Native Plant Society. Stacy Strickland, director of the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, will discuss "What's Bugging You?" which will cover the good and bad bugs in a landscape. Light refreshments will be provided. 10 a.m. to noon Free. Hernando County Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 754-4705.

Greek Festival: Music will be provided by Demetri of Demetri and the Islanders. There will be traditional Greek dance performances, as well as dancing by Shazadi and Jewels of the Desert. There will be a Kids Village with bounce houses, carnival games and balloon art; a cooking demonstration; free dance lessons, and a variety of Greek foods and pastries. Door prizes will be awarded throughout each day. For information, text OPA to 55469 or visit the website at csgoc.org. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $1 per person, ages 5 and older. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4552.

NRA Basic Instructor Training: Instructor candidates must possess and demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety and shooting skills and be intimately familiar with each action type in the discipline for which they wish to be certified. The training includes NRA policies and procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methodology, use of a training team and training aids, organizing a course, building a budget and preparing to teach. Registration required. 4-10 p.m. $100, includes a copy of the NRA trainer's guidebook. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-9931. hernandosportsmansclub.com.

'Judah Ben-Hur': The musical is co-produced by Youth With a Mission of Tampa Bay and Live Oak Theatre. 6:30 p.m. An offering will be collected. Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. (352) 583-5516. judahbenhur.com.

Arc Nature Coast Sweetheart Dance: Music by PJ the DJ. The party is for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Volunteers welcome. 7 to 10 p.m. $5, includes pizza, beverages and snacks. Arc Nature Coast Education Center and Regional Evacuation Shelter, 6495 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 544-2322, ext. 109.

'A Year with Frog and Toad': Featuring Arnold Lobe's well-loved characters — the cheerful Frog and the rather grumpy Toad — in a Tony-nominated musical. 7:30 p.m. $12 for adults; $6 for students. Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 476-9086. shstickets.com.

Saturday

Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic: Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that allow a rifleman to be accurate out to 500 yards, with iron sights, standard rifle and surplus ammunition. Participants should bring their own ear and eye protection, rifle with sling and ammo, rifle mat, snacks and drinks. Lunch food will be available for purchase in the clubhouse. This is a two-day course. Men pay $50 for one day, $80 for both; for women, $20 for one day, $40 for both; for youth 17 and younger, $10 for one day, $20 for two, or one free youth per paying adult; free for military (active, reserves or retired), law enforcement with ID, the disabled, elected officials and revolutionary re-enactors in costume. The club range fee is $14 per day for all participants. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (727) 452-4650. appleseedinfo.org.

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park Arts and Crafts Show: Featuring original artwork and crafts by the staff at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. All artists have donated items to be raffled as door prizes. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. (352) 628-5343. floridastateparks.org/homosassasprings/default.cfm.

Charity Walk/Run With Your Dog: This is a benefit for Kathi's K-9s Dog Rescue. Walkers, runners and sponsors are invited to participate. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $25. Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. (352) 596-1214.

Greek Festival: Music will be provided by Demetri of Demetri and the Islanders. There will be traditional Greek dance performances, as well as dancing by Shazadi and Jewels of the Desert. There will be a Kids Village with bounce houses, carnival games and balloon art; a cooking demonstration; free dance lessons, and Greek foods and pastries. Door prizes will be awarded throughout each day. For information, text OPA to 55469 or visit the website at csgoc.org. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $1 per person, ages 5 and older. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4552.

Carwash fundraiser: Proceeds will help pay the medical expenses for Savannah Young, a local girl who suffers from hypoxia of the brain after nearly drowning in a swimming pool in June 2011, when she was 2 years old. Donations of all amounts are welcome. Donations may also be brought to any Wells Fargo Bank and designated for the "Hope for Savannah" account. (352) 398-2347. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. B&B Hobbies, 15926 U.S. 19, Hudson. (504) 616-8797. facebook.com/near.drown.

Ferrari Extravaganza: There will be at least 30 Ferraris at the event, along with food and a band. Hosted by the Ferrari Owners Club and Jewels and Diamonds, this event will benefit the We Care Food Pantry. There will be a raffle of a diamond heart necklace valued at $2,000. Tickets are $3 each, two for $5 or five for $10. Noon to 4 p.m. Jewels and Diamonds, 8275 W Bradshaw Blvd., Homosassa. (352) 228-4921.

Princess Tea Party Luncheon: Hosted by the Ladies of Woodland Waters Relay for Life team. 12:30 p.m. $20. Magnolia Terrace Tea Room, 6282 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 556-4819, (352) 596-7833. magnoliaterracetearoom.com.

Brooksville Woman's Club Mardi Gras dinner and dance: Proceeds from will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. 5 to 8 p.m. $15 each or two for $25. Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St., Brooksville. (813) 748-6647, (352) 796-6026.

Miss Weeki Wachee Pageant: This is a sanctioned official preliminary for the Miss Florida U.S. International and the Miss Teen American Beauty pageants. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Weeki Wachee. 6 p.m. Spectators $15. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 256-9959. floridastateparks.org/weekiwachee.

Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Social: DJ Dave will entertain. Bring your own snacks, beverages and ice. No lessons provided, but instructors will be on hand to give assistance. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $5. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 397-6088.

'Judah Ben-Hur': The musical is co-produced by Youth With a Mission of Tampa Bay and Live Oak Theatre. 6:30 p.m. An offering will be collected. Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. (352) 583-5516. judahbenhur.com.

'A Year with Frog and Toad': Featuring Arnold Lobe's well-loved characters — the cheerful Frog and the rather grumpy Toad — in a Tony-nominated musical. 7:30 p.m. $12 for adults; $6 for students. Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 476-9086. shstickets.com.

The Diamonds: Performing the group's hits from the 1950s and '60s. 8 p.m. $25 and $30. Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. (727) 816-3707. phcc.edu.

Hernando County events calendar 02/02/13 [Last modified: Saturday, February 2, 2013 2:16pm]

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