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Hernando Events for Feb. 5

7 Sunday Red Hat Ladies Super Bowl Sundae: Area red and pink hatters are invited to attend this open house event. Hosted by the Scarlet Belles at Tea, the Crowing Glories and the Red Hat Kitty Cats. Women who wear their colors will get 25 percent off the menu. Door prizes will be awarded every half-hour, and tickets will be available for drawings for two gift baskets, as well as a chance to win an ice cream cake. There will be a drawing for those who bring donations for pet shelters, such as food, toys, supplies and gift cards. Donations will benefit local no-kill shelters. Call to RSVP. 1 to 3:45 p.m. Dairy Queen, 370 Suzanne Drive, Spring Hill. (727) 422-2453.

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7 Sunday Red Hat Ladies Super Bowl Sundae: Area red and pink hatters are invited to attend this open house event. Hosted by the Scarlet Belles at Tea, the Crowing Glories and the Red Hat Kitty Cats. Women who wear their colors will get 25 percent off the menu. Door prizes will be awarded every half-hour, and tickets will be available for drawings for two gift baskets, as well as a chance to win an ice cream cake. There will be a drawing for those who bring donations for pet shelters, such as food, toys, supplies and gift cards. Donations will benefit local no-kill shelters. Call to RSVP. 1 to 3:45 p.m. Dairy Queen, 370 Suzanne Drive, Spring Hill. (727) 422-2453.

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5 Friday

AARP Tax Aide: Free tax preparation for low- to middle-income residents. AARP membership is not required, and all ages are welcome. No appointments; first come, first served. Needed items: copy of last year's return (if available); blank check for proof of account for direct deposit; Social Security cards for filer, spouse and dependents; photo ID for self and spouse; Social Security 1099-SSA form; wage and earning statements W-2, W-2G, 1099R and 1099 Misc.; interest and dividend statements from banks. Both spouses must be present. 9 a.m. to noon. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge.

AARP Tax Aide: Free tax preparation for low- to middle-income residents. AARP membership is not required, and all ages are welcome. No appointments; first come, first served. Needed items: copy of last year's return (if available); blank check for proof of account for direct deposit; Social Security cards for filer, spouse and dependents; photo ID for self and spouse; Social Security 1099-SSA form; wage and earning statements W-2, W-2G, 1099R and 1099 Misc.; interest and dividend statements from banks. Both spouses must be present. 9 a.m. to noon. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (888) 227-7669.

Academia Hernando Spring 2016 Lecture Series: "Assassination of Kennedy" by Michael Deeb. 10 a.m. to noon. $8 per individual lecture. Pasco-Hernando State College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. (352) 597-6640.

'Lawn and Order: Professional Turf Tips for the Homeowner': As part of the Water Awareness Series, University of Florida professor Laurie Trenholm, a turf expert who works with the commercial lawn-care industry, will share her expertise with home­owners. Learn the best management practices to produce a healthy, environmentally responsible lawn. Register online. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Hernando County Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 754-4705. was2016.eventbrite.com.

Enrichment Centers ballroom dance: Sponsored by the Enrichment Centers, the dance programs provide educational ballroom and Latin dancing events. The goal is to include both social and community activities to provide affordable dancing opportunities 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.

Father-Daughter Dance: The event is offered on two nights and includes music, snacks and drinks. Guests are encouraged to bring a camera for photo opportunities. Dress up or come casual. 7 to 10 p.m. $15 per person; advance tickets only. Weeki Wachee High School, 12150 Vespa Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 754-4031.

6 Saturday

Forest Glenn Community Yard Sale: Along with typical yard sale items, baked goods, coffee and lunch will be available. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane, Spring Hill. (352) 684-6573 or (352) 688-6969.

First Lutheran Church of Ridge Manor rummage and bake sale: Proceeds from the sale will benefit homeless and needy families in the Ridge Manor community. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. First Lutheran Church, 30419 Park Ridge Drive, Ridge Manor West. (352) 279-0993.

Sparrow Drive: This is a chance to be up close and personal with Henslow's, Le Conte's, grasshopper and other winter sparrows. Help flush sparrows into mist nets for banding for ongoing research. Be ready for active walking over uneven terrain. To RSVP, email Marianne at mkorosy@gmail.com. 9 a.m. Free. Weeki Wachee Preserve, 2345 Osowaw Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 686-0460.

Map and Compass: Take a trip back in time to before GPS was a common navigation tool. Learn to read a map and compass, and navigate a short course. Recommended for ages 12 and older. 10 a.m. Free. Call to register. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Fashion show and luncheon: Hosted by the High Point Women's Golf League. Fashions by BonWorth, and a variety of clothes will be available for purchase. Tickets available at the High Point office, pro shop and during the Dime Jingle games on Saturdays. Call Linda for information. Noon; doors open at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $10, which includes lunch and two drawings. High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road, High Point. (352) 556-2005.

Father-Daughter Dance: The event is offered on two nights and includes music, snacks and drinks. Guests are encouraged to bring a camera for photo opportunities. Dress up or come casual. 6 to 9 p.m. $15 per person; advance tickets only. Weeki Wachee High School, 12150 Vespa Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 754-4031.

Dining in the Dark: The culinary celebration of senses is enhanced by velvety darkness. The dinner-dance is a benefit to raise awareness and funds for the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind. Sponsorships are available. 6 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person. Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. (727) 815-0303.

'A Music Tribute to the Greatest Generation': Featuring the Tampa Bay World Nation singers performing songs from the early 1910s to 1960s. Sponsored by the High Point Social Club. Tickets available at the door. 7 p.m. Free for members; $5 for non-members. High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. (352) 597-9887.

Brookridge Social Dance Group Sweetheart Dance: Music by Retro Express. Bring your own refreshments. Coffee and ice available. Dunkin' Donuts will be served at 9:30 p.m. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. $5 per person. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 597-0723.

8 Monday

AARP Tax Aide: Free tax preparation for low- to middle-income residents. AARP membership is not required, and all ages are welcome. No appointments; first come, first served. Needed items: copy of last year's return (if available); blank check for proof of account for direct deposit; Social Security cards for filer, spouse and dependents; photo ID for self and spouse; Social Security 1099-SSA form; wage and earning statements W-2, W-2G, 1099R and 1099 Misc.; interest and dividend statements from banks. Both spouses must be present. 9 a.m. to noon. Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Toll-free 1-888-227-7669.

Insulin/medication workshop: The workshop is part of Access Health Care's education series about diabetes mellitus. For anyone who has been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus and families. Conducted by Verna Pedersen Runyan, registered nurse and nurse practitioner. Call to RSVP. 1 p.m. Free. Access Health Care, 5382 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 597-7249.

9 Tuesday

AARP Tax Aide: Free tax preparation for low- to middle-income residents. AARP membership is not required, and all ages are welcome. No appointments; first come, first served. Needed items: copy of last year's return (if available); blank check for proof of account for direct deposit; Social Security cards for filer, spouse and dependents; photo ID for self and spouse; Social Security 1099-SSA form; wage and earning statements W-2, W-2G, 1099R and 1099 Misc.; interest and dividend statements from banks. Both spouses must be present. 9 a.m. to noon. First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2605.

CCW Fashion Show: Hosted by the St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church Council of Catholic Women. Fashions provided by BonWorth. Call to RSVP. Noon. Tickets are $20 and include a buffet lunch. Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. (352) 683-1150.

Alzheimer seminar 'Communications': Hosted by the Encore Academy at Pasco-Hernando State College, the seminar is presented by the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and is open to the public. Call to RSVP. 2:30 to 4 p.m. Free. Pasco-Hernando State College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. (727) 816-3439.

'Everyone with Diabetes Counts': The seven-week diabetes education series, presented by the Department of Health in Hernando County, is designed to help diabetics understand and manage their disease. The series encourages small lifestyle changes and offers information on topics such as understanding the disease, nutritious food and meal planning, goal setting, physical activity, medications, disease complications and overall health. Registration is required. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Hernando County Health Department, 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6842.

Foreign language workshop 'Beginning Conversational Spanish': The four classes are hosted by Pasco-Hernando State College's Encore Academy. Participants are encouraged to bring a fun and positive attitude for a stress-free environment to learn the language, customs and cultures. 5 to 7 p.m. $48. Pasco-Hernando State College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422.

Boating Skills & Seamanship class: The program is designed for both the experienced and novice boater. Topics include boating safety, rules, navigation, weather, radio and Florida law. Completion satisfies requirement for a Florida boating safety ID. Registration starts 30 minutes before the class begins. Family and group prices are available. 7 to 9:30 p.m. $60 fee for nine sessions, which includes the text. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-8 Hernando Beach, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach. (352) 397-5417.

10 Wednesday

AARP Tax Aide: Free tax preparation for low- to middle-income residents. AARP membership is not required, and all ages are welcome. No appointments; first come, first served. Needed items: copy of last year's return (if available); blank check for proof of account for direct deposit; Social Security cards for filer, spouse and dependents; photo ID for self and spouse; Social Security 1099-SSA form; wage and earning statements W-2, W-2G, 1099R and 1099 Misc.; interest and dividend statements from banks. Both spouses must be present. 9 a.m. to noon. High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. (352) 596-2397.

'When Bad Landscapes Happen to Good People': Class presented by Lilly Browning, Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program coordinator. Learn the tricks and the techniques for a beautiful, low-maintenance yard. No registration required. 10:30 a.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6230.

11 Thursday

AARP Tax Aide: Free tax preparation for low- to middle-income residents. AARP membership is not required, and all ages are welcome. No appointments; first come, first served. Needed items: copy of last year's return (if available); blank check for proof of account for direct deposit; Social Security cards for filer, spouse and dependents; photo ID for self and spouse; Social Security 1099-SSA form; wage and earning statements W-2, W-2G, 1099R and 1099 Misc.; interest and dividend statements from banks. Both spouses must be present. 9 a.m. to noon. First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2605.

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Information for the Events column should be submitted to Jean Hamilton, Hernando Times, 15365 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) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

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