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Hernando County events for Sept. 30 and beyond

Today

Azul Totalmente exhibit opening reception: 3-7 p.m., Pasco-Hernando Community College Art Gallery, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The exhibit, which continues through Nov. 6, features selected works by members of the Coalition of Hispanic Artists. Free. (727) 816-3229. phcc.edu/gallery.

Toddler Time/Storytime Preschool Programs: Toddler Time for children 18 to 35 months starts at 10 a.m., followed by Storytime for children ages 3 to 5 at 11 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Age-appropriate stories, finger plays and songs. Free. (352) 540-6391.

Friday

30th annual Spooks 'N Scoots: Noon today through 5 p.m. Sunday, Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Spring Lake. The event includes vendors, games, live bands, raffles, children's activities, food, drinks and a beauty contest. All motorcycles welcome. The Christian Motorcycle Riders will offer free boot shines and coffee during daylight hours today and Saturday and will give a bike blessing and devotional on Sunday before a memorial run leaving at 10 a.m. Sponsored by the Hillsborough County Chapter of ABATE of Florida. Weekend tickets (Friday to Sunday) are $25 for ABATE members, $30 for others. Tickets for Saturday only are $15 for ABATE members, $20 for others. Children 15 and younger admitted free (must be accompanied by an adult). (813) 731-1663 or (813) 323-2816. hillsborough.abateflorida.com.

Spring Hill Garden Club Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., plant nursery, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. The sale includes geraniums, angel wing begonias and cold weather hardy perennials, plus vendors with herbs, natural beauty products and organic jams; also tours of the adjacent Nature Coast Botanical Gardens with 20 themed gardens (free, but donations appreciated). The bloodmobile will be available for donations. (352) 683-9933 or naturecoastbotanicalgardens.com.

Toddler Time/Storytime Preschool Programs: Toddler Time for children 18 to 35 months starts at 10:15 a.m., followed by storytime for children ages 3 to 5 at 11:15 a.m., West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Age-appropriate stories, finger plays and songs. Free. (352) 540-6391.

Saturday

30th Annual Spooks 'N Scoots: Noon-1 a.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Spring Lake. The weekend event includes vendors, games, live bands, raffles, children's activities, food, drinks and a beauty contest. All motorcycles welcome. The Christian Motorcycle Riders will offer free boot shines and coffee during daylight hours today, and will give a bike blessing and devotional on Sunday before a memorial run leaving at 10 a.m. Sponsored by the Hillsborough County Chapter of ABATE of Florida. Weekend tickets (Friday to Sunday) are $25 for ABATE members and $30 for others. Tickets for Saturday only are $15 for ABATE members and $20 for others. Ages 15 and younger admitted free (must be accompanied by an adult). (813) 731-1663 or (813) 323-2816. hillsborough.abateflorida.com.

Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk — Weeki Wachee: Pre-walk activities start at 8 a.m., with the walk starting at 9, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Teams and individuals may participate in the annual walk to fight against Alzheimer's disease. Participants collect pledges. Carley Wilson (352) 688-4537 or (352) 592-5656. alz.org/flgulfcoast.

An Evening of Storytelling with Jerry Cowling: 7-9 p.m., Hill House Bed and Breakfast, 406 E Liberty St., Brooksville. Local author and storyteller Jerry Cowling will share tales of haunted Hernando County, including haunted houses on Liberty Street, Fort Dade Avenue and the Heritage Museum in Brooksville. Complimentary refreshments served. Seating limited. Free. (352) 345-4466.

Brookridge Social Dance Group Oktober Fest Dance: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Brookridge Community Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Music provided by Vic Thompkins Trio. Guests may bring their own refreshments. Coffee and ice available throughout the evening. Weiners, kraut and beer will be available about 8:30 p.m. $5 at the door. (352) 597-0723. bcpofl.org.

Chinsegut Reptile and Amphibian Festival: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. Visitors will learn about Florida's venomous snakes, gopher tortoises, frogs, toads and alligators, as well as some of Florida's recent invaders. Some of the programs and activities include a reptile and amphibian walk, gopher tortoise hike, Frog Jeopardy, a puppet show, a frog-calling contest and an alligator program. Exhibitors include the Gopher Tortoise Council, the Hernando County Native Plant Society, the Hernando Audubon Society and the Alligator Management Program. Free admission. (352) 754-6722.

Christian Life Assembly of God's 20th Anniversary Celebration and Concert: Christian Life Assembly of God Church, 13065 Jacqueline Road, Spring Hill. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Featuring a concert with nationally known recording artist Rita Springer starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. (352) 597-1139.

Envy Pageant Productions presents Miss Hernando Beach Latina and Miss Teen Hernando Beach Latina-World Pageant: Lunch at noon, pageant at 1 p.m., R Beach, 4054 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. Divisions include Little Miss, Jr. Miss, Teen and Miss. This is an official preliminary to the Little Miss and Jr. Miss Florida pageants and Miss Teen Florida-World and Miss Florida U.S. International pageants. Spectator tickets are $15 each, which includes lunch; $5 from each ticket will be donated to the Down Syndrome Foundation. (352) 256-9959.

Foster Parent Association of Hernando County's Fall Dinner-Dance: 6 p.m., VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. The event will include a dinner buffet, live band and DJ, prizes and raffle baskets. Candy bags will be given to the children. Music will be provided by Lee Morrison's Able Sacrifice and DJ Dwayne. All proceeds benefit Hernando County foster children. $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-12. Linda Hoins, (352) 754-0377.

Hernando County Philippine-American Association's Fifth Year Anniversary Ball: 6-11 p.m., Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. The evening will include dinner, the induction of officers and dancing. Music provided by Rhythm and Motion. Hernando County Sheriff Richard Nugent will speak. Attire should be formal. Tickets are $50 each. (352) 848-1031.

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Annual Auction: Noon-3 p.m., Heather Clubhouse, 9100 Nakoma Way, north of Weeki Wachee. Raffles begin at 1 p.m. Cost of tickets includes cake and a beverage. Other refreshments available. $7. Sandra Hreczuck, (727) 379-6208. htoc-fl.org.

Monster Auto Show and Children's Charity Event: 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St,, Brooksville. Featuring the Monster Transmission and Performance Car, a Truck and Bike Show, an all-day truck pull, a truck tug-of-war, live music, vendors, a petting zoo, face painting, games and other children's activities. A fireworks display will start at dusk, about 7:30 p.m. The Speed Channel's Two Guys Garage show will film. Funds raised will benefit numerous children's charities including the Florida Children's Home Society and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. $8 general admission; children 9 and younger admitted free. (888) 628-9817. monsterautoshow.com.

Spring Hill Garden Club Plant Sale: Spring Hill Garden Club's annual sale with geraniums, angel wing begonias and cold weather hardy perennials, plus vendors with herbs, natural beauty products, organic jams; tours of the adjacent botanical gardens with 20 themed gardens (free tour, but donations appreciated). The bloodmobile will be on the premises for those wishing to donate. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933. naturecoastbotanicalgardens.com.

YMCA Youth Biathlon: 9 a.m., Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Youth ages 6 to 16 are invited to this swimming and running event. Free for facility members, $5 for program members and $10 for nonmembers. (352) 688-9622. suncoastymca.org.

Hernando County events for Sept. 30 and beyond 09/29/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 3:42pm]
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