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Hernando County things to do for May 26

For the kids

TUESDAY

Art Attack!: The program is geared for youth ages 6 to 12, who will learn about a famous artist, then make their own work of art, inspired by that artist. All materials and supplies will be provided, courtesy of the Hernando County Arts Council. 5 to 6 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Hip hop and jazz dance classes start: Class starts at 6 p.m. for ages 5 to 8 and at 7 p.m. for ages 9 and older and continue each Tuesday through July 30. Provided through the Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department. $15 registration; $6 per class (pay as you go). Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4031. hernandocounty.us/parks_rec.

THURSDAY

Cheerleading classes: Learn basic arm motions and choreographed dance/pompom routines with leaps and jumps. Lessons help prepare girls for school tryouts. Classes start at 6 p.m. for ages 5 to 8 and at 7 p.m. for ages 9 and older and continue each Thursday through Aug. 1. Provided through the Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department. $15 registration; $6 per class (pay as you go). Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4031. hernandocounty.us/parks_rec.

SATURDAY

Bird Beak Buffet: Kids can learn about the eating habits of native birds through a puppet show, crafts, games and an art activity. 10 a.m. to noon. $3 per vehicle park entry fee. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.

Classes/self help

Tuesday

'How to Use Your Marine Radio': Learn how to use DSC radios, Coast Guard 21 procedures and emergency positioning indicating beacons. 7 to 9:30 p.m. $10, includes printed materials. Hernando Beach Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach. (352) 397-5417. a0701508.uscgaux.info.

WEDNESDAY

Belly dance class: This class introduces the basics and provides a brief history, along with different styles of the art. Open to all ages, body types and skill levels. Must RSVP by calling (352) 540-1568 or email to Jaynellen333@ sbcglobal.net. 7:15 p.m. Free. Hernando County Recreation Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave, Brooksville.

Family fun

MONDAY

Marina celebration benefits Relay for Life: The celebration will include DJ Richie G entertaining at 2 p.m., followed by live entertainment with the Borderline band from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be a bounce house for children, kayak races for adults and a bikini and sportswear fashion show. Food and drinks will be available. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society's Brooksville Relay for Life. 2 to 9 p.m. Free. 5000 Calienta St., Hernando Beach. (352) 610-9999 or (352) 279-0618.

SATURDAY

Hernando Aero Modelers RC Club Fun-Fly: Featuring a 1,200-foot grass runway. Bring gas, glow or electric aircrafts. Includes free flying, a giant scale pattern demonstration, World War I and World War II fly-bys, a precision pattern flying demonstration, a giant sailplane demonstration, parasails, a paratrooper drop, a pylon racing demonstration, learn-to-fly training, static displays and a computer flight simulator. Food and beverages available. 8 a.m. Spectators pay $3 per person or $5 per carload. Hernando Aero Modelers Field at Cemex entrance road, 16301 Ponce De Leon Blvd., north of Brooksville. (352) 586-0363.

Hurricane and Safety Expo: With a hurricane simulator, emergency vehicles display, a KID Korner (with snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn, face painting and bounce house) and vendors. Featuring a panel of meteorologists, including Steve Jerve of WFLA-Ch. 8, Juli Marquez of Bay News 9, Bobby Deskins of WTSP-Ch. 10, Dave Osterberg of WTVT-Ch. 13 and Todd Barron of the National Weather Service. Hosted by Hernando County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission and parking. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 754-4083. hernandosheriff.com/em.

Art exhibits

WEDNESDAY

Spring Hill Art League reception: Featuring artists Sharon Bray, Marilyn Clifford, Linda Jaglois and Sandra LaValley. Refreshments will be served. The artists' works will remain on display through the end of June. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St, Brooksville. (352) 593-4633.

Benefits

Saturday

Cruising for Critters poker run: This is a benefit for the Humane Society of the Nature Coast. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with breakfast provided by Chick-fil-A. Kickstands up at 10:30 a.m., with stops throughout Hernando and Citrus counties. The route will end midafternoon at R Beach Restaurant on Shoal Line Boulevard in Hernando Beach, where participants will be offered food, prizes and entertainment by country singer George Marshall. Doggie day care will be available for riders with pets. Nonriders are welcome to the after-party at R Beach, where 10 percent of sales will be donated to the Humane Society. Advance sale of scorecards: $10 for one or $20 for three. On the day of the event, scorecards will be $12 each or $25 for three. AAA Auto Club South, 1410 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-3446. cruisingforcritters.com.

Music

Today

Roy and Amy Pauley concert: Featuring Southern gospel and evangelistic music. The Pauleys' CD will be available for purchase. 11 a.m. An offering will be collected. Faith Fellowship Church, 19255 Campground Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-9330, 200-5497.

FRIDAY

Beach Bum Oldies Party: With music by DJ Beach Bum. 7 to 10 p.m. No cover. Toscana Crossing, 7406 Saint Andrews Blvd., north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 683-1692.

On stage

Today

'Oklahoma!': High school production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical, featuring songs such as Oh What a Beautiful Mornin' and People Will Say We're in Love. 2:30 p.m. $10 in advance and $15 at the door; student tickets are $8. Weeki Wachee High School, 12150 Vespa Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 610-1232, 797-7029. edline.net/pages/hcsb.wwhs.

Memorial Day

MONDAY

Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 15 Memorial Day service: The ceremony will be at the Douglas Munro U.S. Coast Guard Monument in Little Spring Memorial Park, behind Crystal River City Hall. 9 a.m. Crystal River City Hall, 123 U.S. 19, Crystal River. (352) 442-1202.

American Legion Post 186/Auxiliary Unit 186 Memorial Day service: The 29 veterans buried at Aripeka Cemetery will be honored. 10 a.m. Aripeka Cemetery, Hunter's Lake Road, Spring Hill. (352) 686-1820.

Florida National Cemetery Memorial Day ceremony: Mike Prendergast, executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, will be the keynote speaker. Steve Jervey of WFLA-Ch. 8 will be master of ceremonies. Joseph Harrin will lead the Hernando High School Band in patriotic music prior to and during the ceremony. Linda Burnette and Tina Foss will sing, Naomi McClain will perform on bagpipes, and Gayle Williams will play taps. There will be a rifle salute by the Sumter Correctional honor guard and the posting of colors. Ye Mystic Air Krewe will provide a flyover. Guests are encouraged to arrive early. Seating is limited; bring a lawn chair or blanket. 11 a.m. Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave., Bushnell. (352) 793-7740.

Memorial Day service at VFW Post 10209: The service is at noon. Music will follow at 1 p.m. with all-you-can-eat hamburgers and hot dogs. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.

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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 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 (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 things to do for May 26 05/25/13 [Last modified: Thursday, May 23, 2013 5:20pm]
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