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Hernando Events for Dec. 16-22

16 Friday

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Mental Health First Aid course: Adults can learn the risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to get help. Includes free lunch, workbook and certificate of certification. Call to register. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. NAMI's Beautiful Mind Center, 10554 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (813) 751-7372.

'Discover Hernando's Nature Treasures': Explore Hernando County's environmentally sensitive lands while learning how and why there is an effort to preserve important natural areas. Registration required. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Hernando County Utilities Administration Building, 15365 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 540-6230.

'The Shady Side of Your Landscape': Learn about the many different plants that survive in shade. 10 a.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 540-6230.

Ballroom dance: Dance to music by Dave Mussatto. Includes a free dance lesson. Bring a potluck dish to share and your own beverage. Call to RSVP. 5:15 to 9 p.m. $8; $5 for members. Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. (352) 597-0107.

Enrichment Center ballroom dance: Educational ballroom and Latin dancing to music by Short Notice. 6 to 9 p.m. $7. Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 556-3575.

17 Saturday

Brooksville Christmas Bird Count: Help count birds in a 7.5-mile radius around Bystre Lake. To be assigned to a team, interested participants must call Clay Black. The count continues all day, but participants are free to join or leave as schedules permit. 6 a.m. Free. Bystre Lake, south of Mondon Hill Road, east of Brooksville. (352) 592-4949.

'Beginners Birding for Youth': Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to learn the basics of birding. Equipment provided. Pre-registration required. 11 a.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

18 Sunday

NAMI Hernando bowling: Bowlers welcome. 2 p.m. Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 610-9544.

19 Monday

Aripeka-Bayport Christmas Bird Count: Help count birds from Pine Island in Hernando County to Crews Lake in Pasco County. Those wanting to participate should meet at the restaurant to be assigned to a team. 6 a.m. Free. Denny's, 1445 Wendy Court, Spring Hill. (352) 686-0460.

Aglow International's Christmas Gathering: The public is invited to attend this special meeting, featuring Christmas music and a skit. Call to RSVP. 8:30 a.m. to noon. $8.50, includes breakfast buffet. Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail, Spring Hill. (352) 619-4164.

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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 [email protected] 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 Dec. 16-22 12/15/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 1:41pm]
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