Saturday, May 26, 2018
Events

Hernando County events for Aug. 1

Nature, outdoors

TODAY

Frog Watch: Join friends and family for a night of wildlife conservation and hands-on learning as participants help survey the frogs and toads at the park. Long pants, long-sleeve shirts and bug repellent recommended. 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. Crystal River Preserve State Park, 3266 N Sailboat Ave., Crystal River. Free; donations appreciated. (352) 563-0450. floridastateparks.org/crystalriver preserve/default.cfm.

Benefit

Saturday

Dinner fundraiser for Dixie All Star team: The Spring Hill Youth Dixie (AAA) Minors All Star Team (ages 9-10) has made it to the World Series in North Carolina. Funds are needed to assist with the team's travel expenses. A spaghetti dinner will be served, and will include meatballs, salad and bread, dessert and a drink. 5 to 7 p.m. Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. $10; $5 for ages 9 and younger. (352) 346-9662.

Film showings

SATURDAY

Film on Italian heritage: Showing of Pride & Passion: The Italians in America. Provided by the Sons of Italy Lodge 2502. 2 to 5 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 684-7350, (352) 398-3506.

TUESDAY

Green Screens showing of 'The Untold Story of the United States' (Parts 7 and 8): Showing of the final two parts of Oliver Stone's six-part series, which re-examines events in history that have not been fully reported. These segments include the Bush and Clinton years. 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. Free. (352) 666-7576.

Green thumb

THURSDAY

'Florida's Fall Color': Master Gardener Rita Grant will discuss what plants to choose for fall foliage to liven up a yard. No registration required, but seating is limited. 10:30 a.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4433. extension.hernandocounty.us

Library fun

TODAY

'Identified Flying Objects' summer reading program: Join the Hernando Aero Modelers R/C Club for a presentation about aircraft. Hosted by the Hernando County Public Library System. 10:15 a.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Saturday

Teen Anime: The program is geared toward youth ages 12 to 18 who can draw and discuss manga, and participate in anime-themed activities. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. Advance registration requested. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Book talk

TODAY

History and Biography Book Discussion Group: Discussing Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis. 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.

WEDNESDAY

Viva Florida 501 Book Discussion: This is a Florida-themed book discussion group. Several short pieces by Zora Neale Hurston will be discussed. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Dancing

Saturday

Brookridge Social Dance: This will be a beach-themed dance with music provided by Johnny Lobo. Guests may bring their own refreshments. Doughnuts will be served about 9:30 p.m. Coffee and ice available throughout the evening. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. $5. (352) 597-0723.

Festival

TODAY

Pine Street Jam Parrothead Party: The streets near the corner of N Pine and Main streets will be closed for this street jam, which will include music by the Caribbean Chillers, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band. Beer, wine and festival food will be available. 6 to 10 p.m. Downtown Inverness, 212 W. Main St., Inverness. Free admission. (352) 726-2611.

On stage

THROUGH AUG. 10

'Coupled': The play revolves around three couples, taking a comedic look at love, friendship and long-term relationships. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre, 5732 Main St., New Port Richey. $23.36. (727) 409-0293. ferrarostudiotheatre.com.

Politics

THURSDAY

Naturecoast Coalition for Peace and Justice hosts town hall meeting: The meeting will explore whether there is a common interest between socialism and capitalism and whether citizens, instead of officials and interest groups, should make decisions regarding local government. 4 to 5:30 p.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 686-9936.

Candidate meet-and-greet: Mark Johnson, who is running for the Hernando County School Board District 1 seat, will discuss his platform and speak with visitors. Coffee and light refreshments available. 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Donations appreciated. Reservations requested; RSVP at electmarkjohnson.com.

Miscellaneous

THURSDAY

Socrates Cafe: The question for discussion will be "What is happiness?" The group, with the help of a facilitator, applies the Socratic method to questions that troubles it. 5 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

'Breast-feeding: The Foundation for Lifelong Health': In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7, the Hernando County Health Department invites expectant mothers to learn more about the benefits of breast-feeding. Local partners will share information and demonstrate techniques to help ensure a healthy start for mom and baby. 6 to 8 p.m. Bayfront Health Spring Hill, 10461 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 540-6924.

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