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Hernando Events for April 29


29 Friday

Enrichment Centers ballroom dance: Sponsored by the Enrichment Centers, the dance programs provide affordable educational ballroom and Latin dancing events for the general public. Music will be provided by Short Notice, the husband and wife duo of Bob and Sue Plumpton. Doors open at 5 p.m. Future dances will be on the first, third and fifth Fridays of each month. 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is $7. Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 556-3575.

Relay for Life of Spring Hill: Teams of walkers will come together for the all-night walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society. There will be activities and entertainment throughout the night and until 11 a.m. Saturday. An opening ceremony and celebratory cancer survivors lap will kick off the event at 6 p.m. Friday. A luminaria ceremony (candles lit in honor and memory of locals who have battled cancer) begins at 9 p.m. Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. (813) 949-0291.

30 Saturday

Baby Bird Shower: Sponsored by the Hernando Audubon Society and the Citrus County Audubon Society, the event is a benefit for Hope Wildlife Rehabilitation, which is federally licensed to help young birds that fall out of nests or are injured in other ways. Wish list items: paper towels, unscented facial tissue, bath towels in dark colors, Dawn original dish soap, Simple Green cleaning solution, laundry detergent and/or bleach, and Walmart and Home Depot gift cards. The event will include bird and nature walks, a silent auction, a bake sale, crafts and activities for kids and information on backyard birding and bird adoptions. 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free admission, but those attending are asked to bring a gift from the wish list. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 686-0460.

Low-cost pet vaccination clinic: Sponsored by the Florida International Teaching Zoo veterinary staff. Vaccinations will be administered by a veterinarian. Documentation will be provided. Proceeds are tax-deductible contributions that will benefit the teaching zoo facility in Bushnell. Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats are $7; puppy distemper-parvo combo, $15; cat distemper/three-way, $15; Bordatella/kennel cough, $16. 11 a.m. to noon. Tractor Supply Co., 18471 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 867-7788.

Spring Fling Tea Party: Enjoy a cup or two of specialty teas from Blue Willow Tea Co. in Berkeley, Calif., along with petit fours and tea sandwiches. There also will be a silent auction, a talk by Nicholas Morana and guitar music by Tim Glover. The event is a benefit for the health and wellness programs at Crescent Community Clinic. 1 to 4 p.m. $25. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 610-9916.

2 Monday

Hernando Computer Club open house/newcomer orientation: For those interested in learning about the club. Light refreshments will be served. 10 a.m. Free. Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 684-7171.

Celebrating the Dream: Part of a weeklong series of inaugural events for college president Timothy L. Beard, with the theme "Defeating the Odds ... Achieving the Dream." The community event will focus on the Linking In Faith and Education initiative. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (727) 816-3738.

3 Tuesday

Charity Cruise-In Car Show: Hosted by Chick-fil-A and Monster Transmission and Performance, the event includes door prizes, entertainment, silent auction, games and raffles. Funds raised benefit a different charity each month. 5 to 8 p.m. Free admission and registration. Chick-fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. 1-800-708-0087.

4 Wednesday

Spring Hill Walk with a Doc: The indoor walking program, sponsored by Crescent Community Clinic, was formed in response to U.S. Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong's call to Step It Up! Important health topics will be introduced, and participants will receive support from the clinic's volunteer medical personnel. Bring water and walking shoes. 8:30 a.m. Free. Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

Firearms safety class: The class provides lessons on the basics of firearms safety. Completion provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit. Class size is limited; registration required. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $60. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-9931.

5 Thursday

Tai chi classes: The classes are provided each Thursday by the Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with instructor Tom Dampman. Bring a towel and water. 6 to 7 p.m. $5. Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. (352) 540-3835.

'Florida Since 1945': Presented by Steve Noll, the presentation will show how Florida has become a powerhouse and the example, for better or worse, of where America is going as a nation. 6:30 p.m. Free. Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-3810.

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Information for the Events column should be submitted to Jean Hamilton, Hernando Times, 13045 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 price (if applicable) or contact person and phone number are missing. Call (352) 848-1438.

Hernando Events for April 29 04/28/16 [Last modified: Thursday, April 28, 2016 4:30pm]
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