Tuesday, November 21, 2017
News Roundup

Mark your calendar for these events

RECOMMENDED READING


Today

Fairgrounds Flea Market: Includes indoor and outdoor vendors. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 397-3351, 796-4552.

Bill Lindsey as Elvis: Food and drinks will be available. 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.

Tuesday

Library to show 'Coraline': The 2009 film, rated PG, features the voices of Dakota Fanning, John Hodgman and Teri Hatcher. When Coraline moves into an old house, she finds a passage to a parallel world that first appears to be ideal, but then she learns about its sinister secrets. Popcorn and movie trivia will be offered. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 2 p.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.

Wednesday

Senior Singles dance: Free dance lessons from 7 to 8 p.m.; open dancing follows until 11. $5 admission. Spring Hill Domino Club, 15120 County Line Road, Spring Hill. (352) 293-4009.

Thursday

Master Gardener volunteer program orientation: Anyone who lives gardening, has a willingness to learn and a desire to share wise gardening practices is invited to attend an introductory class at the extension service to learn about becoming a Master Gardener. 9 a.m. Free, but preregistration is required. Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. (352) 754-4433. extension. hernandocounty.us.

Flag Day ceremony: Guests should arrive by 11 a.m. The ceremony starts promptly at 11:30. There will be flag raising and a retirement ceremony. American Legion Post 186, 12091 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-9995.

Flag Day ceremony: Speakers include Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco and Pasco-Hernando Community College board member Ed Brommel. Patrick Helm will sing the national anthem. Refreshments will follow. 2 p.m. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 863-2520.

Library to show 'Hugo': The 2011 film, rated PG, stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley and Asa Butterfield. Set in 1930s Paris, the movie is about an orphan boy who lives in a train station and keeps the train station clocks running. The only connection he has to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key. The showing is sponsored by Friends of the Library of Hernando County. Popcorn and movie trivia will be offered. 2 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Friday

VFW Post 9236 fish and shrimp dinners: 5 to 7 p.m. Fish $6, shrimp $6.50, combo $7.50. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Florida Snakes: Presentation and live demonstration of Florida's native venomous and nonvenomous species. Presented by Jim Mendenhall. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Park entry is $3 per vehicle; the class is free. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.

Friday night dance: Predominantly line and partner dancing to all styles of music. Free line dance at 7 p.m., followed by open dancing from 7:30 to 10. Bring snacks and beverages. $5 at the door. Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. (813) 789-4497.

Ghost Tours: Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, a four-story, 12-room house built more than 155 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. Handheld 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. hernandohistorical museumassoc.com.

Saturday

Set Your Record Day — Hernando Health Experience: Participants can test their individual abilities and learn ways to improve strength, balance and endurance. Everyone will receive a performance badge and fitness results. Snacks and water will be provided after the event. The event is open to all ages. Teens and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Past participants are encouraged to bring their previous performance badges to compare results. 8 a.m. $30 per person. Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. (352) 754-4031, (352) 428-6368.

Fairgrounds Flea Market: Includes indoor and outdoor vendors. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 397-3351, (352) 796-4552.

Flag Day ceremony: Opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m., followed by music and games. A lunch of a hot dog, chips and drink will be available for $2. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No park entrance fee; donations accepted. Fort Cooper State Park, 3100 S Old Floral City Road, Inverness. (352) 726-0315.

Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling Open House: Featuring the expanded, national award-winning Sundance Central Railroad. There are also models and rotating displays from throughout the world. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $7 ($2-off coupon available at the door or online). Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling, 2645 Success Drive, Odessa. (352) 799-2874. finescalemodeling.org.

Reading with the Rays: The kickoff event includes on-site activities and inflatable games with the Tampa Bay Rays street team and a visit by a special guest. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.

Juneteenth Historical Festival: There will be a memorial ceremony, a barbecue, vendors, live music, narration, poetry and dance, as well as cakes, pies, candy and ice cream. Juneteenth celebrates the 147th anniversary of news of emancipation reaching slaves in Galveston, Texas, more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Noon to 10 p.m. Frederick Kelly Elks Lodge, 510 Dr. M.L. King Jr. Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 410-4108.

Spring Hill Art League artist reception: Featuring the works of local artist Fred Mannarino, who works from realism and converts it into his personal type of cubism. Refreshments will be served. Mannarino's works will remain on display through the end of June. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Easy Street Home Decor, 100 N Brooksville Ave., Brooksville. (352) 556-3984.

Philippine Independence Day Fiesta: The Filipino-American Social Club of Hernando and Pasco counties hosts its annual celebration, which includes a sit-down dinner and Philippine delicacies. Also featuring live entertainment. 6:30 p.m. $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers, $15 for children age 5 to 13 (special children's menu available). Timber Greens Country Club, 6333 Timber Greens Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 376-3680.

Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Social: DJ Dave will entertain. Bring 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.

Latinos Unidos Social Club Father's Day dance: Music provided by DJ H.R. The dinner entree will be roasted pork. 7 p.m. $5 for men, $10 for women. Latinos Unidos Social Club, 12528 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 666-0036, (352) 596-8719.

Ghost Tours: Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, a four-story, 12-room house built more than 155 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. Handheld 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. hernandohistorical museumassoc.com.

Comments
Report: Pepin Academies director had alcohol in his system at time of fatal boating accident

Report: Pepin Academies director had alcohol in his system at time of fatal boating accident

CLEARWATER ó The former Pepin Academies executive director who died in a watercraft and boat collision on Sept. 23 had a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the level at which the state presumes someone is impaired, a toxicology report showed. Just befo...
Updated: 14 minutes ago
Pasco Deputies: Man climbs into bed with sleeping woman after multiple burglaries

Pasco Deputies: Man climbs into bed with sleeping woman after multiple burglaries

NEW PORT RICHEY ó A man who ended a series of burglaries by breaking into the home of a sleeping woman, where he climbed into her bed, was arrested Monday afternoon, the Pasco County Sheriffís Office said.Russel Smith, 42, now faces three felony char...
Updated: 20 minutes ago
Bucs-Falcons: Has this former Buc become a pass-rushing force?

Bucs-Falcons: Has this former Buc become a pass-rushing force?

TAMPA ó The Bucs face the defending NFC champions twice in their final six games. As they prepare to go to Atlanta on Sunday, former Tampa Bay first-round pick Adrian Clayborn is enjoying quite a two-week run.Clayborn, 29, had six sacks Nov. 12 in a ...
Updated: 20 minutes ago
Fennelly: USF-UCF rivalry needs more than directional disrespect

Fennelly: USF-UCF rivalry needs more than directional disrespect

TAMPA ó Itís the biggest football game in USF history.Itís two days and 90 miles away. USF at UCF. The 9-1 Bulls against the 10-0 Knights. Itís USF coach Charlie Strong against UCF/Florida/Nebraska coach Scott Frost. Itís the best these two programs ...
Updated: 23 minutes ago
Trump offers support for Moore in Alabama Senate race despite misconduct allegations

Trump offers support for Moore in Alabama Senate race despite misconduct allegations

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to offer support to Republican candidate Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race, saying the former state judge "totally denies" allegations that he sexually molested underage girls years ago."He d...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Florida man bites police officer during warrant hearing

Florida man bites police officer during warrant hearing

Miami (AP) ó Authorities say a man bit a police officer who was taking him into custody during a hearing in a Miami courtroom.Miami-Dade police spokesman Argemis Colome tells news outlets the officer suffered a "severe injury" when Godel Leveille bit...
Updated: 1 hour ago

University of Central Florida suspends sorority for hazing

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) ó A University of Central Florida sorority has been suspended after its members were accused of hazing, underage drinking and providing false information to law enforcement.The university placed Alpha Xi Delta on an interim suspens...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Michael W. Smith talks about Texas shooting, Christmas music and Bono

Michael W. Smith talks about Texas shooting, Christmas music and Bono

On the morning after the mass shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Michael W. Smith had pain in his voice. "Itís awful, itís just awful," said the Grammy-winning Christian music superstar. "Everybodyís going to have their opinio...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Life in prison, not death, for Adam Matos, Pasco jury decides

Life in prison, not death, for Adam Matos, Pasco jury decides

NEW PORT RICHEY ó The 12 men and women on Adam Matosí jury were chosen from a pool of nearly 300 people in part for their responses to a single question: Could you condemn a stranger to death for a crime?On Tuesday, the panel said "no" four times, re...
Updated: 1 hour ago
A new threat this shopping season: toys that can spy on kids

A new threat this shopping season: toys that can spy on kids

ST. PETERSBURG ó Not all sinister toys are as obvious as a Chucky doll. Many present more subtle threats ó choking hazards, high lead content, privacy concerns. And as the biggest shopping season of the year kicks off, consumer advocates are urging s...
Updated: 1 hour ago