Mostly Cloudy78° WeatherMostly Cloudy78° Weather

Hernando County events, week of July 11

Monday

Landscape maintenance: Learn Florida-friendly techniques for maintaining outdoor surroundings. 5:30 p.m. Free on first-come, first-seated basis. Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. (352) 754-4433.

Tuesday

Florida Library Youth Program presents Betty Spaghetti: This is a 45-minute show of music, magic, stories and audience participation. Recommended for children ages 5 to 12. Parents/guardians must remain on the library premises. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. 10:15 a.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Library to show 'Tea with Mussolin': Set in Tuscany from 1932 to 1945, the drama is a semiautobiographical tale from the early life of director Franco Zeffirelli. It looks at the illegitimate son of an Italian businessman, who, after his mother dies, is raised by an English woman in pre-World War II fascist Italy. The film stars Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench as colorful British expatriates, as well as Lily Tomlin as an American archaeologist and Cher as a wealthy, Jewish-American art dealer. The 1999 movie is rated PG. Light refreshments will be served. 3 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Pasture management class series: The topic is "Weed and Insect Management." The series is presented by Stacy Strickland, regional specialized extension agent. The topic on July 19 will be "Fertilization Pastures" and on July 26 "Hay Production." Registration required. 6 p.m. Free. Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. (352) 754-4433.

Wednesday

Landscape design: Learn the secrets to designing a beautiful landscape. 10 a.m. Free on first-come, first-seated basis. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4433.

Florida Library Youth Program presents Make and Take Craft: Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to stop by the library to make a special craft. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Florida Library Youth Program presents Snip Snap Shout: John Hlivyak will tell folktales and other children's stories. 11 a.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Thursday

Florida Library Youth Program presents Fritzy Brothers One Man Circus: The show includes unicycle riding, cowbell ringing, juggling and circus ball walking. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. Parents/guardians must remain on the library premises during the show. Early arrival recommended. Two shows: 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-6391.

Florida Library Youth Program presents Snip Snap Shout: John Hlivyak will tell folktales and other children's stories. 11 a.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Library to show 'Emperor's Club': Kevin Kline stars as a prep school teacher who attempts to redeem rebellious students. The 2002 film is rated PG-13. Light refreshments served. 2 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Friday

Children's stories and crafts program: The themed programs include stories, songs, games and crafts. Starts at 11 a.m. for ages 18 to 35 months, and 11:45 a.m. for ages 3 to 5 years. No registration required. Programs continue through Aug. 5 and are provided by the Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast. No registration required. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Florida Library Youth Program presents Snip Snap Shout: John Hlivyak will tell folktales and other children's stories. 11 a.m. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 540-6391.

Library to show 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1': Harry, Ron and Hermione leave Hogwarts behind and set out to find and destroy the horcruxes. Rated PG-13. Light refreshments provided. Guests can enter a drawing for a chance to win a door prize. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. 1 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Fish Night at VFW Post 9236: Dinners available include fried or baked fish, shrimp, or fish and shrimp. Meals include full salad bar and french-fried potatoes. Adult beverages available. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Prices vary from $5.50 to $7.50. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Ghost Tours: Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, a four-story, 12-room house built more than 151 years ago by Brooksville pioneer John May, is inhabited by the spirits of long-deceased family members, including May's 3-year-old daughter, Jessie. Hand-held cameras and recording devices welcome. Reservations required. 8 to 10 p.m. $20, cash only. Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. (352) 799-0129.

'Rocky Horror Show': Young lovers Brad and Janet get a flat tire while driving in a storm and take refuge in a nearby castle, the home of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, during a wild night of murder and mayhem. The stage production contains mature language and themes. Those younger than 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Two showtimes: 8 p.m. and midnight. $16; includes souvenir bag. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Saturday

Springstead High School Band carwash fundraiser: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Landover and Mariner boulevards, Spring Hill. Richard Dasher, (352) 797-7010, ext. 223.

Firearms safety class: This is a firearms orientation program for new gun shooters. Completion of this class also provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit. This class is about five hours, including range time. Class size is limited; registration required. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $50. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-9931. hernandosports mansclub.com.

Market on Main Street/Summer Nights: The event includes the Love Your Neighbor Farmers Market, a craft and antique fair, live music, car show and a variety of other family-friendly activities. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Downtown Brooksville, 10 S Main St., Brooksville. (352) 428-9275.

Library presents Jiggleman: This is a high-energy show with audience participation, juggling and other activities. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. Parents/guardians must remain on the library premises. Early arrival is recommended. 10:15 a.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Hernando County Sheriff's Youth Education Services annual Bowling Extravaganza: Games start at 1 p.m. Funds raised will benefit YES, a nonprofit organization formed to develop programs for youth. Registration begins at noon. Teams of four bowlers are $75; individual bowlers pay $20. Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 754-6830, ext. 53660.

Library to show 'Tangled': When the charming Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he is taken hostage by Rapunzel, the beautiful and feisty teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. The two set off on an action-packed escapade. The animated film is rated PG. 1 p.m. No cost. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Jolly Ranchers 4-H Club Ho-Down Dinner, Dance and Barn Auction: Entertainment will be provided by a DJ. The event will include a "Kiddie Corral" that includes games, food and supervision for children. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Doors open 5 p.m. $10 for adults; $5 for ages 12 and younger. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4552.

Aripeka Elks hosts Steak Night: Dinner includes a New York strip steak, baked potato, vegetable, salad, coffee and dessert. Music provided by Jim & Jim. 6 to 8 p.m. $11. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 863-2520.

Ghost Tours: Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, a four-story, 12-room house built more than 151 years ago by Brooksville pioneer John May, is inhabited by the spirits of long-deceased family members, including May's 3-year-old daughter, Jessie. Hand-held cameras and recording devices welcome. Reservations required. 8 to 10 p.m. $20, cash only. Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. (352) 799-0129.

'Rocky Horror Show': Young lovers Brad and Janet get a flat tire while driving in a storm and take refuge in a nearby castle, the home of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, during a wild night of murder and mayhem. The stage production contains mature language and themes. Those younger than 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Two showtimes: 8 p.m. and midnight. $16; includes souvenir bag. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Hernando County events, week of July 11 07/09/11 [Last modified: Saturday, July 9, 2011 1:01pm]

© 2014 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...