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Hernando Events for Feb. 17-23

17 Friday

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Academia Hernando Spring 2017 Lecture Series: "Frank Lloyd Wright: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," by Marc Tlachac. Series includes eight lectures and one field trip. Field trip only open to subscribers. 10 a.m. to noon. $8 per individual lecture. Pasco-Hernando State College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. (352) 597-6640.

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

German-American Club Carnival Ball: Costumes are welcome at the Fasching, or carnival ball, but not required. Dancing from 6 to 10 p.m. Bring your own beverage. No tickets sold at the door. 5:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $11 for members and $14 for guests. Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. (352) 688-3744.

Friday dinner-dance: Choice of two entrees. Dinner served from 5 to 6 p.m. Entertainment, provided by the Retros, from 6 to 9 p.m. Advance tickets advised for large parties. 6 to 9 p.m. $10 for dinner and dance; $3 for dance only. Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. (352) 799-7148.

18 Saturday

Brooksville's Market on Main Street: Main Street will be filled with vendors selling arts and crafts, health products and food. Main will be closed from Broad to Jefferson streets. 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Downtown Brooksville.

Free mental health first aid training: Participants will learn to assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. Topics will include risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for helping in crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to get help. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. NAMI's Beautiful Mind Center, 10554 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (813) 751-7372.

Firearms Safety Class: Provides lessons on the basics of firearms safety. Completion of the class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit. Several classes to choose from. Call to RSVP. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $60. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-9931.

Train, Collectible and Hobby Show and Sale: Various model trains, collectibles, trading cards and other items will be available for purchase. The event will include a running train layout and drawings. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $5; ages 12 and younger are free. Columbia Club 1, 5850 K of C Drive, Port Richey. (727) 244-1341.

Photo to Wood Transfer Program: Create a one-of-a-kind work of art. All materials provided, except wall-mounting hardware. Call to RSVP. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $25. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

BBQ dinner fundraiser: The barbecue pulled-pork dinner, from 4 to 7 p.m., will benefit Ashley McKee, 29, of Ridge Manor, who was diagnosed in August with Stage 2 neuroendocrine carcinoma cancer of the liver, lungs and ovaries. The event includes live music until 11 p.m. No outside food, beverages or coolers allowed. $10 for dinner and music, or $10 for music only (free for children ages 6 and younger). Dade City Moose Lodge 397, 17107 U.S. 301, Dade City. (352) 796-0455.

Post-Valentine's Party and Latin Dance Competition: Hosted by the Hernando County Philippine-American Association. Deadline to register for the dance competition is Jan. 31. Competitors must be amateur ballroom dancers. Cash prizes awarded to first- ($300), second- ($200) and third-place ($100) winners. Proceeds benefit the association's scholarship fund and Feed the Hungry projects. 6 to 11 p.m. $50 for association members; $55 for non-members, which includes dinner. Registration is $210 per couple, which includes dinner for two. Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. (352) 398-6207, (352) 848-1031.

21 Tuesday

Storytime: The program, designed for children ages 18 months to 5 years old, features stories, songs and fingerplays. 10:30 to 11 a.m. Free. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4043.

Children's Movies @ Your Library: Movies on the big screen, with popcorn provided. Celebrate Black History Month by watching Race, the true story of gold medal champion Jesse Owens. Rated PG-13. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.

Nonfiction Discussion Group: The monthly book club discusses a different adult nonfiction book each month. This month's book: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Recycle Tuesday: Learn how to turn trash into treasures. The program, which is open to the entire family, teaches how to go green by reusing and re-purposing discarded items into useful creations and works of art. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Ernie Chatman Field dedication: William "Ernie" Chatman, who died July 24, coached at Hernando High School for more than 40 years. The city of Brooksville, along with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, will honor him by naming the main softball field at Tom Varn Park in his honor. A ceremony will take place prior to the first home game of the Hernando High girls softball team. 6:45 p.m. Free. Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. (352) 540-3830.

Weekend Navigator course: Learn how to plot a course anywhere and pinpoint your location on a chart. Call to RSVP. 7 to 9:30 p.m. $30, which includes a training strip chart. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-8 Hernando Beach, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach. (352) 610-4551.

22 Wednesday

Storytime: The program, designed for children ages 18 months to 5 years old, features stories, songs and fingerplays. 10:30 to 11 a.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.

Financial Management Series: Topic: Getting Ready for Retirement. For adults. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Teen Gaming Afternoon: Play a variety of video and board games. Possible games include Smash Bros. and Mario Kart for the Wii U and Minecraft for the XBox One. For teens ages 13 to 18. 2 to 3 p.m. Free. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4043.

Dinner of Champions auction fundraiser: Have dinner and participate in the tin can auction to benefit Athletic Booster Club's scholarship fund. Entertainment provided by comedian Juanita Lolita. Dinner will be supplied by local restaurants, with a bring-a-dish option. Call Tammy Moyer for information. 6 to 9 p.m. $5. The Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 277-1446.

'Feeding Wildlife': Participants will learn some good feeds for wildlife, what not to feed and who you should not feed. Watch a simple recipe demonstration. The book Planting a Refuge for Wildlife will be sold for $5. Call to RSVP. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

23 Thursday

Toddler Storytime: The program, designed for preschool children ages 18 months to 3 years, features stories, songs and fingerplays. 10:30 to 11 a.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Preschool Storytime: Designed for children ages 3 to 5, the program includes stories, songs and fingerplays. 11:15 a.m. to noon. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Writers Workshop: Group meets every other Thursday. All levels of experience welcome. Bring pen and paper. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 583-2441.

Building with Keva Blocks: Make amazing structures with Keva blocks and show off your building skills. Three age groups: preschool, elementary and tween. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

'Looking BAK with Bernard Kaplan': Revisit yesterday's favorite musical artists with Bernard A. Kaplan. Part of "Jazz Gents: Male Jazz Vocalists ... Thru the Years," a three-part series. Session 1 will cover artists Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller and Jimmy Rushing, among others. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Arthritis lecture: Participants will learn what they need to know to prevent arthritis and make it better. Presented by Dr. Maria Scunziano-Singh. 5:15 to 7 p.m. Free. Access Health Care, 5350 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 688-8116, ext. 4344.

CPR/automated external defibrillator class: Designed for the professional health care provider, the class meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association. Non-health care professionals welcome. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the enrichment center. To RSVP, call Bob Kanner. 6 p.m. $25. Brooksville Enrichment Center, Room 120 of the Medical Arts Building, 17222 Hospital Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 597-8875.

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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 jhamilton@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 price (if applicable) or contact person and phone number are missing. Call (352) 848-1438.

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