Events in Hernando County, week of July 11

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Library fun

TODAY

'Weeki Wachee' summer reading program: Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to join experts from Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and learn about wildlife in the area. 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Saturday

Family Fun Day: A family day of board games, Legos and other activities. Hosted by the Hernando County Public Library System. 10 a.m. to noon. Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor. Free. (352) 754-4043.

TUESDAY

'Identified Flying Objects' summer reading program: Join the Hernando Aero Modelers R/C Club for a presentation about aircraft. 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Recycle Tuesday: All ages are welcome. Make a work of art from discarded items. 4 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

WEDNESDAY

'Make a Splash' summer reading program: Southwest Florida Water Management District staffers will entertain and inform participants about water. Hosted by the Hernando County Public Library System. 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Doctor Who Party: Geared for teenagers, as part of the library's summer reading program. Includes "Who-themed" games and crafts. 4 to 5:30 p.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

THURSDAY

NASA summer reading program: Youths ages 9 to 12 are invited to listen to NASA employees speak about their occupations. 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Summer Story Time: Geared for children ages 18 months to 5 years. Includes stories, finger plays and songs. 1 to 2 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Lego Club: Geared for kids ages 8 to 12, participants will be able to build Lego creations and meet other fans. Materials will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. Advance registration is recommended, but not required. 4 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Politics

FRIDAY, TUESDAY

Naturecoast Coalition for Peace and Justice hosts town hall meetings: This is the second set of monthly meetings to discuss the county's economic development projects, resulting in expenditures of both private- and public-sector money. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill; 4 to 5 p.m. today (Friday), Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 686-9936.

Sports, fitness

SATURDAY

Citrus Summer Showdown: The annual 5K cross-country run starts and ends at Whispering Pines Park. The off-road course includes natural trails under a canopy of trees. 8 to 10 a.m. Whispering Pines Park, 1700 Forest Drive, Inverness. (352) 637-2475.

Classes/self help

SATURDAY

Outdoor skills workshop: Participants will learn about outdoor skills and good stewardship of natural places. The program will include: "Leave No Trace" workshop, to learn the principles that help one stay safe in the outdoors; "Primitive Chef" class about cooking in the outdoors (hands-on instruction includes lunch); a guided hike to learn more about the sandhill environment and wildlife found in the Brooksville Ridge region, and a "Camping 101" class designed for new campers and those who have not been camping in a while. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. $10 per person or $30 for a family of four. (352) 754-6722. myfwc.com/calendar.

THURSDAY

Free CPR/Automated External Defibrillator awareness class: This free class is offered through the American Heart Association. It includes CPR awareness training, how to handle a choking emergency, and knowing how and when to use an AED. No certification cards are provided. All ages welcome. No registration needed. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tone U!, 6254 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Free. (352) 684-5664. cprresq.com.

Book talk

TODAY

History and Biography Book Discussion Group: Discussing 1968: The Year That Rocked the World by Mark Kurlansky. No registration required, but copies of the book are limited. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4043.

THURSDAY

Brooksville Book Discussion Group: Discussing And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. 11 a.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4043.

West Hernando Book Discussion Group: Discussing The Round House by Louise Erdrich. 2 p.m., West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

For your health

TUESDAY

'For Your Health' community seminar: Hosted by Oak Hill Hospital. The topic will be "Women and Heart Attacks: Saving Lives," presented by Dr. Robert Falkowski, who is board certified in emergency medicine, and Cathy Edmisten, who is the assistant chief nursing officer at Oak Hill Hospital. They will discuss heart attack signs and symptoms for women. The focus will be on the differences between early heart attack symptoms for men and women, as well as early treatment options. A complimentary meal will be served. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oak Hill Hospital Graduate Medical Education Conference Center, 11307 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Free, but seating is limited; reservations are required. (352) 597-6333. oakhillhospital.com/foryourhealth.

Wednesday

Yoga at the Library: The Hernando County Public Library System has teamed up with House of Light Yoga to offer this one-hour class for all ages. Wear comfortable clothing. Registration is required; space is limited. 10:15 a.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Camps

STARTING MONDAY

Nature Day Camp: This is a five-day camp through July 18 for kids ages 8 to 12. Includes games, crafts, walks and live animals. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781. $75 per child; includes snack, lunch and two T-shirts. floridastateparks.org/dadebattlefield.

Hobbies

Saturday

Spring Hill Writing Group: Open to anyone who writes or would like to write. 2 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Creativity Workshop: The workshop is for adults and will incorporate exercises recommended by books on creativity. No previous artistic experience required. 3:30 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Miscellaneous

Saturday

Church breakfast: Includes choice of waffles, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, or eggs and sausage. 8 to 11 a.m. First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave., Brooksville. $5. (727) 514-6253.

Hernando County Philippine-American Association Fourth of July Luau Party: Bring your own beverages. 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, west of Masaryktown. $15. (352) 848-1031.

WEDNESDAY

Stormwater program: Clay Black, a stormwater engineer with the Hernando County Division of Transportation Services/Engineering Department, will discuss drainage, flooding and pollution prevention in Hernando County. 3 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

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Submit your events

Information for the Events column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to (352) 754-6133 or emailed to pday@tampabay.com. The deadline for news is two weeks before your event or reservation deadline. Events must be open to the public. Information cannot be published if the time, date, place, ticket price (if applicable) or contact person and phone number are missing. Call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Events in Hernando County, week of July 11 07/09/14 [Last modified: Sunday, July 13, 2014 4:17pm]

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