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Hernando Events for June 17

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Learn some of the secrets of creepy-crawly critters. 10 a.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 540-6230.

17 Today

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.

18 Saturday

Crankin' Out Cancer: A family-friendly day of riding, with a short trail ride and three longer, scenic routes. Benefits research for sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. $25 to $45. Tilted Teacup Tea Room, 103 S Saxon Ave., Brooksville. (352) 593-4176.

Hernando Aero Modelers Ham Fun-Fly: This is a chance to see a variety of flying machines and meet the owners. There will be free flying, a 3-D heli demo, a limbo flying contest, combat flying and spot landings. Trophy for most points. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. 8 a.m.; gates open at 7 a.m. (Rain date is June 19.) Landing fee $5; parking $3 per person or $5 per carload. Hernando Aero Modelers Field, Cemex Entrance Road, 16301 Ponce de Leon Blvd., north of Brooksville. (937) 570-7892.

Coin and currency show: Featuring 25 dealers who will sell, buy and appraise coins, stamps and collectibles. Hourly door prizes and a free youth treasure hunt. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 584-3163.

Healthy pregnancy class: To help expectant parents learn how to keep themselves and their babies healthy during pregnancy. The class curriculum models healthy habits and partner involvement while stressing the importance of good prenatal health. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Oak Hill Hospital Graduate Medical Education Conference Center, 11307 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-6333.

Irrigation workshop: William Lester will present the class "Irrigate Smart: Don't Throw Your Money Down the Storm Drain." 11:30 a.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 540-6230.

Breastfeeding Beginnings: The program will equip new and expectant families with the information needed to have a successful breastfeeding journey. 1 to 4 p.m. Free. Oak Hill Hospital Graduate Medical Education Conference Center, 11307 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-6333.

Mystery Dinner on the Hill: The event will include a five-course dinner and a presentation about the mysterious disappearance of Raymond Robins. Reservations are required. Call Natalie to RSVP. 6 p.m. $40. Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 799-5400.

21 Tuesday

Childbirth Preparation Refresher: The workshop is geared for expectant parents who have older children. Call to RSVP. 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Oak Hill Hospital Graduate Medical Education Conference Center, 11307 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-6333.

22 Wednesday

'Alter-Natives for Your Landscape': Participants will learn how to incorporate more Florida native plants into a landscape. 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.

New Family Care: The class helps prepare families to care for their newborns, as well as each other. Participants will learn about newborn care, postpartum recovery and other topics. 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Oak Hill Hospital Graduate Medical Education Conference Center, 11307 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-6333.

23 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.

Music Under the Oaks: Bring a covered dish to share, chairs, drinks and an acoustic instrument to this open-mike night of music, poetry and storytelling. Primitive camping available. 6 to 11 p.m. Donations appreciated. The Farm, 19234 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 424-2655.

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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 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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