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Hernando County events for June 16

Pat Benatar’s performance will benefit Habit for Humanity in Citrus County.

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Pat Benatar’s performance will benefit Habit for Humanity in Citrus County.

Date night


Movie Night for Adults: The film to be shown is The Hobbit. This is an adults-only event; complimentary child care with activities is available. Free popcorn will be served. An optional pizza dinner with beverage is available for $1. Reservations for the dinner and child care are required by Tuesday. 6 to 9 p.m. Free admission. First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2600, ext. 0.

Library fun


Beach Party: Youth ages 8 to 12 are invited to a celebration with beach-themed crafts and activities. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. 3 to 6 p.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.


Pirates Ahoy! summer reading program: Children can enjoy pirate games, activities and crafts. 10:15 a.m. to noon. Free. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4043.


Dino-Mite: Children ages 5 to 12 can learn about the creatures that once dominated the land, through stories, activities and crafts. 10:15 a.m. to noon. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West.


Butterfly gardening: Recommended for ages 5 to 12, children will learn about Florida butterflies and butterfly gardening from a landscaping expert from the Hernando County Utilities Department. 10:15 a.m. to noon. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6374.

Apps Alive: Youth ages 12 to 18 are invited to bring their favorite phone apps to life by playing real-life versions of Angry Birds and other games. 4 to 7 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6374.


Deep Sea Digging: The Hernando County Extension Services presents a program that gives kids the chance to feel what it's like to dig in the deep sea. 10:15 a.m. to noon. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill.

Classes/self help


Suddenly in Command: This course is for spouses and other passengers on vessels, who will learn what to do in an emergency to get a boat back to port safely. 7 to 9:30 p.m. $10. Hernando Beach Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach. (352) 397-5417.


Disaster Services, an Overview: This is an orientation where participants will learn more about the Red Cross and volunteer opportunities available during disaster relief operations, locally and nationally. Another course, Client Casework, will immediately follow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 9 a.m. Free. Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville. For information or to sign up, send email to Alex Glenn at

Green thumb


Preventing Storm Damage on Your Trees: Learn the importance of preparing landscape trees for possible heavy winds during hurricane season. Presented by master gardener and certified arborist Ken Morgan. No registration required; first come, first seated. 5:30 p.m. Free. Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. (352) 754-4433.



East Hernando Book Discussion Group: The group meets monthly on the third Friday of every month. During the next meeting, participants will discuss My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte. 2 to 3 p.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West.



Amateur Radio Field Day: Amateur radio operators with the Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club and Hernando County Amateur Radio Association will participate in a display of their emergency communications capabilities for 24 hours as part of the annual National Field Day for Amateur Radio. It starts at 2 p.m. Saturday and continues through 2 p.m. June 23. The FCC-licensed amateur radio operators will keep in contact with other amateur radio stations across the United States. Visitors are welcome at both locations. The Hernando County group will operate at Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach; call (352) 848-4381. The Spring Hill group will operate at the Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill; call (352) 684-3925.



PHCC open houses: Faculty and staff will provide information about associate in arts and associate in science degree programs, career and certificate programs, as well as online and traditional classroom courses. Visitors considering attending PHCC in the fall will learn more about admissions, financial aid and student support services. Tours of the campus grounds, classrooms, teaching-learning centers, libraries and computer labs will be available. The open houses will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey; 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the East Campus, 36727 Blanton Road, Dade City, and 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. 1-877-879-7422.



It's Jazz: The program is about the golden age of jazz in the 1950s and '60s. Presented by former NPR jazz radio announcer Peter LaMattina, who will play and discuss selections from the period. This month's program is titled Lights, Camera-Jazz! Jazz in the Movies, on TV, and B'way. 3 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Walkerfest featuring Pat Benatar: The queen of 1980s rock brings hits including Hit Me With Your Best Shot and Love Is a Battlefield to this concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County, the Wounded Warrior Project, the United Way of Citrus County, Operation Welcome Home, Altrusa and Honor Flight West Central Florida. Neil Giraldo will also perform. 5 p.m. $20 to $35. $45 on the day of the event; $75 for VIP seating. Citrus County Fairgrounds, 3600 S Florida Ave., Inverness. (352) 726-2993.

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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 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 (if applicable) or contact person and phone number are missing. Call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Hernando County events for June 16 06/15/13 [Last modified: Friday, June 14, 2013 3:17pm]
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