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Hernando Events for Dec. 2-8

2 Friday

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Toddler Storytime: The program, designed for children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years old, features stories, songs and fingerplays. 10:30 to 11 a.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

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.

Celebration of Poetry: Faculty, staffers, students and community members are invited to listen and participate in an open-mike poetry reading. Refreshments and door prizes. Sign up at the door or call professor Kay McKamy. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Pasco-Hernando State College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 797-5109.

3 Saturday

Holiday bazaar: Hosted by the Women's Social Club of Clover Leaf Farms. Arts and crafts, baked goods, raffles and grab bags will be available. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Clover Leaf Farms, 900 N Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 587-8061.

Christmas Crafts and Plant Sale: Hosted by the Brooksville Garden Club, the event will benefit the 100 Acre Woods Wildlife Rehabilitation facility in Brooksville. Open to the public. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 544-5669. (NOTE: This event continues from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.)

Holiday Springs Holiday Craft Show: Various crafts, baked goods, jellies, Avon products and jewelry will be available. Food will also be available for purchase. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Holiday Springs RV Resort, 138 Travel Park Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 777-2810.

Kids photography program: The session is open to children ages 7 to 12. Bring your own digital camera with a removable media card or a USB cable. Refreshments will be served. 9 a.m. to noon. Advance registration is $10, which includes materials. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Advanced Archery: For target archers and bow hunters. The instructor will be Bill Wilson. 9 a.m. Free advance registration required. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

National Lionel Train Day: Learn the history of Lionel trains and watch demonstrations on operating various accessories and models. One of Santa's elves will offer face painting for children. Souvenirs available. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Dana's Railroad Supply, 4042 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill.

Second Born Learning Trail opens: The United Way of Hernando County officially unveils its second Born Learning Trail, an outdoor, interactive, early learning trail that offers 10 research-based activity stations that engage parents to help their children develop motor skills through tips and interactive activities. The event includes a community barbecue, games, prizes and resources. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Tom Varn Park, 301 Darby Lane, Brooksville. (352) 688-2026.

It's a Wonderful Brooksville Life: Celebrate the season at the Chinsegut manor house. Enjoy storytelling and caroling. 5 p.m. Free. Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 799-5400.

Brookridge Social Dance Group holiday dance: Music provided by Retro Express. Bring your own refreshments. Coffee and ice provided. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. $5. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 597-0723.

4 Sunday

Dirthead Off-Road Duathlon: The duathlon takes place in the Withlacoochee State Forest. Biking takes place mainly on the mountain bike trail; running takes place on single-track trails. Two courses to choose from: Spirit (10-mile bike ride with 3.8-mile run) or Middle Earth (10-mile bike ride and 7-mile run followed by 13-mile bike ride). There will be a post-race feast. Early-bird discounts and race day registration available. 6 a.m. $50 to $65. Croom Trails at Tucker Hill Fire Tower, 26416 Croom Road, east of Brooksville. (813) 232-5200.

Pearl Harbor pig roast: Luncheon includes the pig roast. There will be a Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony featuring two World War II veterans. 1 p.m. Advance tickets are $10; no tickets sold at the door. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Santa Paws: Have your dog's or cat's photo taken with Santa. All pets must be leashed. Receive a free 4- by 6-inch photo. All proceeds benefit Operation Kindness for Hernando County Animal Services. 1 to 4 p.m. $10. Marker 48 Brewing, 12147 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

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

5 Monday

'Good Carbs vs. Bad Carbs': The free lecture is part of the education series about diabetes mellitus, designed for anyone who has been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus and their families. Call to RSVP. 1 p.m. Free. Access Health Care, 5382 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 597-7249.

6 Tuesday

Cruise-in car show: The showcase of cars includes door prizes, entertainment, a silent auction, games and raffles. Benefits area charities. Held on the first Tuesday of each month. 5 p.m. Free. Chick-fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Toll-free 1-800-708-0087.

7 Wednesday

Spaghetti night: Hosted by the auxiliary and held on the first Wednesday of each month. 5 to 7 p.m. $7. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Childbirth Preparation Program: The program is two three-hour classes, followed by a personalized tour. Designed to help new parents be better prepared for their birth experience. 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Oak Hill Hospital Maternity Suites Education Room, North Tower, 11307 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (844) 769-2229. (NOTE: The program continues on Thursday evening.)

8 Thursday

USA Dance: Ballroom and social dancing. Held on the second Thursday of each month. Group lesson included. Bring your own snacks. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $6 for USA Dance members; $8 for non-members. Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 666-4746.

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Hernando Events for Dec. 2-8 11/28/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:29pm]
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