Thursday, May 24, 2018
Events

Hernando community events

Events

Library fun

TODAY (FRIDAY)

'Slimy Science' summer reading program: Youth ages 5 to 12 are invited to make a variety of slime. 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

TUESDAY

'Chemical Chaos' summer reading program: Discover everyday chemical reactions with the local extension service. Geared for youths age 5 to 12. 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Wednesday

Weeki Wachee summer reading program: Join experts from Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and learn about wildlife in the area. The program is geared for children ages 5 to 12. 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor. Free. (352) 754-4043.

'Launch It!' tween summer reading program: Youth ages 9 to 12 are invited to see how high their helicopters, rockets and airplanes can fly. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

THURSDAY

'Homosassa Springs' summer reading program: Join experts from Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park and learn about wildlife in the area. Geared for ages 5 to 12. 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., 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. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Lego Club: Geared for youth ages 8 to 12, participants will be able to build new 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. 2 p.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Book talk

THURSDAY

'Great Summer Reads Month' book discussion: Discussing Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead. A limited number of copies of the book are available at the library. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4043.

Festivals

Saturday

Wine festival: Sample the winery's varieties, meet the wine maker and see how merlot, carmenere, chardonnay and other wines are blended. Also, browse vendors with gifts and items for sale, and enjoy live entertainment in a laid-back, pet-friendly setting, with vaccinated, leashed pets welcome. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission; $3.50 per wine tasting. Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. (813) 996-2113. floridaestateswines.com.

Hobbies

Saturday

Palm weaving: Use saw palmetto/palm fronds to create various crafts. 10 a.m. to noon. $5; free for ages 17 and younger. Parking is $3. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781. floridastateparks.org/dadebattlefield.

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. (352) 754-4043.

Saturday AND SUNDAY

Amateur Radio Field Day: The Hernando County Amateur Radio Association will participate in the American Radio Relay League-sponsored field day activities, emphasizing radio operator communication skills and efficiency under emergency conditions. Visitors are welcome to observe and try their hand at communicating via shortwave radio. This is a 24-hour event from 2 p.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday. Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 848-4381.

On stage

Saturday

'The Evolution of Drag': This multimedia drag extravaganza will feature celebrity impersonations from different genres. 8 p.m. $25 plus tax. Show Palace Dinner Theatre , 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. (727) 863-7949. showpalace.net.

Miscellaneous

TUESDAY

Green Screens showing of 'Untold Story of the United States' (Parts 5 and 6): Final two parts of Oliver Stone's six-part series that re-examines events in history that have not been fully reported. There will be a break between each one-hour segment. Refreshments available. Seating is limited; early arrival recommended. 4:30 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 666-7576.

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