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15 Friday

Summer Cover Crops & Soil Health field day: For farmers, ranchers and researchers. Participants will be able to see how 17 summer cover crop species perform in west-central Florida. Regional soil health scientist Nathan Lowder will demonstrate different infiltration rates for cropland management types. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Natural Resources Conservation Service — Brooksville Plant Material Center, 14119 Broad St., north of Brooksville. (352) 796-9600, ext. 101.

Enrichment Centers 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.

16 Saturday

'Children in the Wild: Frogs and Tadpoles': Explore through fun and games what is hopping around at Chinsegut. The program is designed for children ages 4 to 7, but all are welcome. Wear appropriate outdoor clothing, sunscreen and insect repellent, and bring water. 10 a.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

'Hernando Untapped: Brew Crawl': The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's second annual event will include a bus trip to several Tampa Bay-area breweries. Attendees should arrive at Marker 48 Brewing at 9:30 a.m. To RSVP, call or email Dawn at dawn@hernandochamber.com or visit hernandochamber.com. Bus leaves at 10:30 a.m. $10 for bus transportation; food and beverages not included. Marker 48 Brewing, 12147 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 796-0697.

Nature Coast 9.12 candidate forum: Candidates participating include: Donald M. McCathran Jr, candidate for Hernando County judge; Paula S. O'Neil, candidate for Pasco County clerk of circuit court and county comptroller; Deborah J. Wells, candidate in Pasco County Commission District 1; William James Vonada, candidate in Hernando County School Board District 4; Jeff Huffman, candidate for Hernando County property appraiser; Linda Prescott, candidate in Hernando School Board District 2, and Thomas A. Celotto, candidate in Pasco County Commission District 5. 11:30 a.m. Free. Praise Family Worship Center, 17920 Meridian Blvd., Hudson. (917) 620-1811.

Hernando County Sheriff's Youth Education Services annual Bowling Extravaganza: Games start at 1 p.m. Funds raised will benefit Youth Education Services, a nonprofit organization formed by the Sheriff's Office to develop programs for youth. Lane sponsorships are $100. 1 p.m. Entry fees: $150 per team (includes four bowlers and lane sponsorship); teams of four bowlers, $75; individual bowlers, $20. Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 754-6830.

18 Monday

Junior Ranger Camp: The weeklong camp is for children ages 8 to 12. Learn to use a map and compass and a canoe; work in team-building challenges, learn botany and ecology, observe wildlife and camp in the park. The last night of camp, "Rangers Night Out" on July 22, will include a barbecue, night hike and overnight camping until 10 a.m. July 23. Each child must have a guardian stay the night. Bring a warm dish to share for the barbecue. Tents will be supplied, but bring your own pillow and blanket. RSVP. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $275 per child. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 592-5656.

20 Wednesday

Rain barrel workshop: To pre-register, mail a check to Hernando County Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34601, by Monday. Write "Rain Barrel Workshop July 20" on envelope. Bring a vehicle to accommodate a 55-gallon barrel. 10:30 a.m. $68, includes a completed rain barrel (Hernando County Utilities customers receive a one-time $25 credit on their water bills). Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6230.

21 Thursday

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

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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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