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Hernando County events, week of July 3

Monday

High Point Community's 4th of July Parade: Lineup starts at 8:30 a.m. at the High Point bus stop near Cortez Boulevard. The parade starts at 9 a.m. and will follow down High Point Boulevard to Club House Road, and ending at the community center. High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. (352) 200-8843.

Machine Gun Shoot: Cars, trucks and an assortment of other targets will be destroyed. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spectators $2, 14 and younger free; $20 shooters. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, Brooksville. (352) 597-9931. hernandosportsmansclub.com.

Hernando Primate Fourth of July Celebration: Hot dogs and soda provided; bring a dish to share. Activities include a giant waterslide, tug-of-war with the tiger (really), feeding the monkeys and other animal contact. 1 to 5 p.m. $10 per person; children 3 and younger admitted free. Hernando Primate, 14495 Chicaric Road, Royal Highlands, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 848-0879. hernandoprimate.com.

ROCA Independence Day Barbecue: Music of the 1950s and '60s provided by DJ Rich. Buffet-style food includes hot dogs, burgers, garden salad, homemade potato and macaroni salads, baked beans and toppings. ROCA will provide ice, ice tea, coffee and dessert. Guests can bring their own beverages. 2 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are $10; includes door prize and raffle. Regency Oaks Clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-1405.

Tuesday

Nature Coast Bridge Club offers 'Leads vs. No Trump Contracts' Course: Gerry Panos will demonstrate no trump strategies, including "coded" 10s and 9s. The class starts at 11 a.m. and is an hour long; the cost of the class includes the entry fee for the afternoon duplicate game that starts at 12:30 p.m. $5. Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. (352) 592-4882.

Rain Barrel Workshop: Learn how to make, decorate and place a rain barrel in the landscape to harvest rainwater. Hernando County residents only; advance registration required. 5:30 p.m. $30 per completed barrel. Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. (352) 540-6230. extension.hernandocounty.us.

Wednesday

Firearms Safety Class: This is a firearms orientation program for new gun shooters. Completion provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit. The five-hour class includes range time. Class size is limited; registration required. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $50. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, Brooksville. (352) 597-9931. hernandosportsmansclub.com.

VFW Post 9236 Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner: All-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner also includes a salad bar, garlic bread and Italian ice cream. 4:30 to 7 p.m. $6.50 per person. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Thursday

Stage West presents 'Rocky Horror Show': Young lovers Brad and Janet, while driving through a storm, get a flat tire and take refuge in a nearby castle, the home of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. What ensues is a roller-coaster night of murder and mayhem. The play contains mature language and themes. Anyone 17 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. 8 p.m. $16, which includes a souvenir bag. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Friday

Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607 Fourth of July Indoor Lodge Picnic : Includes games, hot dogs, salads, baked beans and desserts. 6:30 p.m. $7; free for children 12 and younger. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 666-2220.

Saturday

Hernando County Philippine American Association presents Fiesta in Hernando Couny: 6-11:30 p.m. $15 for members, $18 for nonmembers, $10 for ages 6-16 and free for ages 5 and younger. SNPJ Lodge/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. (352) 848-1031.

Hernando County events, week of July 3 07/02/11 [Last modified: Saturday, July 2, 2011 12:40pm]
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