Hernando events, week of June 19

'70s Disco Night

Friday

The event features DJ Marty "The One Man Party." There will be a contest for the best 1970s attire. Light refreshments will be served. Beer and wine will be available. Seating is limited; reservations recommended. The event kicks off the Spring Hill Community Association's 2011 concert series. 7 to 10 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 666-4746.

Today

Hernando County Fairgrounds Weekend Flea Market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St, Brooksville. (352) 397-3351.

'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' wraps up at Stage West: This is a nonmusical adaptation of the familiar story about Dorothy's quest with the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Lion. 2 p.m. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $10. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Monday

Irrigation Efficiency: Learn how to get the most from an irrigation system, plus retrofits that benefit plants and reduce water bills. 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 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. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Wednesday

Master Gardeners weekly plant sale: Plants for shade and sun are available, including flowering plants, ground covers, shrubs and trees. Funds raised benefit the Hernando County Master Gardener Program. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Prices vary. Master Gardener Nursery, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. (352) 754-4433.

Facebook for Beginners: Participants will learn what Facebook is, how to use it and the privacy issues involved. Assistance will be provided to those wishing to set up a Facebook account. No cost to participate, but class size is limited and advance registration is required. 10 a.m. to noon West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6392.

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 Betty Spaghetti: This is a 45-minute show of music, magic, stories and audience participation. Recommended for children ages 5 to 12. Space is limited; tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before showtime. To allow the greatest number of children into the program, adults and teens are asked to remain outside the meeting room. Parents/guardians must remain on library premises. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. 10:15 a.m.. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 540-6391.

Nature Coast Bridge Club offers 'Leads vs. Suit Contracts' course: Learn how your partner's lead can work to your advantage. The class is an hour long; the cost includes the entry fee for the afternoon duplicate game that starts at 12:30 p.m. The class begins at 11 a.m. $5. Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. (352) 592-4882.

Thursday

Children's Songwriter/Performer Nancy Lynn Cooper: Families with children ages 6 and younger are invited to this performance, which incorporates rhythm instruments and audience participation. Sponsored by the Tuesday Morning Sunshine Girls. 10:15 a.m. No cost. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Friday

Florida Library Youth Program presents Cesar Domico the Magician: For children ages 5 to 12. Space is limited; tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before showtime. To allow the greatest number of children into the program, adults and teens are asked to remain outside the meeting room. Parents/guardians must remain on library premises. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. Two showtimes: 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

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. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Main Street Blast!: Greater New Port Richey Main Street Independence Day celebration with music by Jimmy James and That '70s Band, Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi tribute band), Midnight Rider (Allman Brothers tribute band), '60s Groove and the Second Helping Band (Lynyrd Skynryd tribute band), kids games, arts and crafts, beer garden, Miss Firecracker Contest and river boat tours. 6 to 11 p.m. Free. Sims Park, 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey. (727) 842-8066.

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.

Saturday

Team Florida yard sale: Funds raised will help the in-line speed team go to nationals in Fort Wayne, Ind. Starts at 7 a.m. Rainbow Rollerland, 1125 W Jefferson St., Brooksville.

Hernando County Fairgrounds Weekend Flea Market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St, Brooksville. (352) 397-3351.

Karen's Kit'n Kaboodle hosts 'Art Under the Trees' art sale: This is an outdoor event with a variety of art available, on an array of subjects. There will also be a sale inside the thrift shop. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The thrift shop is on the grounds at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 686-1114.

West Hernando Coin Club Coin and Currency Show: The event features 40 vendors and 60 tables that will sell, buy and appraise coins, including gold, silver, U.S. and foreign coins and paper money. Food and drinks will be available. A free gold drawing will be at 2 p.m. Door prizes awarded. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission and parking. Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west ofBrooksville. (813) 361-0740.

'God Belongs in My City' Antigang and Antidrug Rally: The event, hosted by Jesus Cares Ministries, will include hundreds of youths marching down various streets in Spring Hill to make a declaration against drugs and gangs. The group will march to the park, ending at about noon. Afterward, there will be free food, music, drama and various activities. 9 a.m. Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 942-4063.

Main Street Blast!: Greater New Port Richey Main Street Independence Day celebration with music by Jimmy James and That '70s Band, Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi tribute band), Midnight Rider (Allman Brothers tribute band), '60s Groove and the Second Helping Band (Lynyrd Skynryd tribute band), kids games, arts and crafts, beer garden, Miss Firecracker Contest, river boat tours and fireworks. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free. Sims Park, 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey. (727) 842-8066.

Florida State Forests 75th Anniversary Celebration: The celebration will include oral and photo histories of the Withlacoochee State Forest, as well as forest management, fire control and recreation displays. Smokey Bear and the Wildfire Clown will visit, and light refreshments will be provided. 10 a.m. to noon. Florida Center for Wildfire and Forest Management Training Center, 24059 Broad St., north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6896.

Amateur Radio Field Day with Hernando County Amateur Radio Association: The Hernando County Amateur Radio Association will participate in field day activities, emphasizing radio operator communication skills and efficiency under emergency conditions. This is a 24 hour event that starts at 2 p.m. and continues through 2 p.m. Sunday. Free. Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 848-4381.

Amateur Radio Field Day with Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: This is an annual 24-hour event starting at 2 p.m. and continuing through 2 p.m. Sunday to display emergency communications skills. The Spring Hill club's station will use power from solar cells, storage batteries and portable generators. Local hams will demonstrate their short- and long-range emergency communication capabilities, using Morse Code, as well as newer voice and digital methods. The public will be welcome to stop by and see what the ham radio operators do. Oak Hill Hospital Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 684-3925. kf4ixu.org.

High Point Open Mic: Musicians can sign up and perform. Guests may bring their own drinks. The snack bar will be open. 6 to 9 p.m. Free. High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. (352) 597-1113.

St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus Summer Fun Bar-B-Q Buffet and Dance: This will be a country and western-themed event. Music from the 1950s through today will be provided by Larry Greer. The dinner buffet will include pulled pork, pulled chicken, beef brisket, ham, barbecued beans, potato salad, coleslaw and dessert. Coffee, soda and water will be provided. Guests also may bring their own beverages. Tickets available in the parish office. 6 to 10 p.m. $13.50 adults; $7 for ages 11 and younger. Xavier Hall at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 686-9767.

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.

Hernando events, week of June 19 06/18/11 [Last modified: Saturday, June 18, 2011 1:50pm]

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