Thursday, June 21, 2018
Events

Hernando Events for June 2

2 Friday

Roadside cleanup at Chinsegut: The public is invited to join Chinegut staffers and volunteers as they clean up litter along Snow Memorial Highway. The center will provide gloves, litter sticks, collection tools, high-visibility vests and water. Call to RSVP. 8 a.m. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Free Zika training: Presented by the Hernando Computer Club, the training is for those who wish to assist in the effort to find a cure for the Zika virus. Club members are volunteers for World Community Grid and are donating their devices' spare computing power to help scientists find a cure. Participants need to leave their computers on overnight so World Community Grid can crunch data. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 684-7171.

History and Biography Book Discussion Group: The group discusses a different book each month. No registration required, but copies of the book are limited. The book for June is Lab Girl by acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren. 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4043.

Tech Tutors: Learn how to use technology devices. Bring gadgets, questions and concerns. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

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. $8; $5 for members. Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. (352) 597-0107.

Adult Movie Night: Watch the documentary On the Wing, about a community coming together to save a chimney swift tower and discovering their passion for these marvels on the wing. Approximately 60 minutes. Snacks will be available for purchase (cash only). Donations and funds raised from snack sales will help build a chimney swift tower. 8 p.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

3 Saturday

Women's Ride Day: The purpose of the event, sponsored by Crank Works Bicycles, is to celebrate women in cycling. Three groups: 47 miles, 30 miles and 20 miles. 8 a.m. Free; registration required. Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery, 17810 Forge Drive, Shady Hills. (352) 593-4176.

Cruising for Critters poker run: Kickstands up at 9:30 a.m. The run starts at PetSmart, 1345 Wendy Court, Spring Hill, and ends with a party at High Octane Saloon in Homosassa. Cars welcome, too. Riders may bring their leashed pets. The event will benefit the Humane Society of the Nature Coast. Registration required. Scorecards: $10 each or $25 for three. (352) 796-2711.

Hurricane & Safety Expo: The community event will include information from county government and private agencies on disaster services, functions and activities available to residents of Hernando County. WFLA-Ch. 8 meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth will give presentation. The National Weather Service's Tampa Bay Area Skywarn weather spotter training class will be available. Call to register. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics, 13400 Elgin Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4083.

'How to Read a Nautical Chart': Class participants will learn about different types of charts, their capabilities and limitations, and how to select the best chart for their needs. 9 a.m. to noon. Registration starts 30 minutes before the class begins. $40, which includes text. Family and group prices are available. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-8 Hernando Beach, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach. (352) 397-5417.

Holiday Springs Spring Sale: Gently used women's clothing, treasures and Avon items will be available. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Holiday Springs RV Resort, 138 Travel Park Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 777-2810.

Game On!: Family fun with classic board games and video game systems. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.

Adult Coloring for Stress Relief and Relaxation: Drop in any time for soothing music, a cup of herbal tea and a dollop of art therapy. For adults only. Gives people an opportunity to try a hobby before investing in the materials. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.

5 Monday

Hernando Computer Club Open House/Newcomer Orientation: For those interested in learning about the club. Light refreshments served. 10 a.m. Free. Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 684-7171.

6 Tuesday

Movies @ Your Library: Movies on the big screen with popcorn provided. Movie: La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Rosemarie DeWitt. Rated PG-13. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.

Learn to Sew: Monthly sewing class where participants learn the basics and make a simple project to take home. For ages 13 and older. Registration required. Call Sheryl Fell. 4 to 6 p.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4824.

'Treatment Options for Back and Neck Pain': The presentation is part of Oak Hill Hospital's For Your Health community education series. A complimentary hot meal will be served. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free; registration required. Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. (352) 597-6333.

About Boating Safety class: The three-day beginner program covers safe boating practices, use of safety equipment, navigation and Florida laws. Completion of the course satisfies requirement for Florida Boating Safety ID. Call to RSVP. 7 to 9:30 p.m. $40, which includes the textbook. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-8 Hernando Beach, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach. (352) 688-4620. The class continues Wednesday and Thursday.

7 Wednesday

Firearms Safety Class: Provides lessons on the basics of firearms safety. Successful completion of this class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit, if desired. 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.

Beginning Bridge Supervised Play Course: Learn to play bridge under the supervision of Judy Kortier. Classes begin June 7 and continue each Wednesday until July 26. 10 to 11:30 a.m. $5 per session. Nature Coast Bridge Club, 3009 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (727) 819-2008.

'Surfing the Internet': Learn the fundamentals of using the Internet. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Financial Management Series: Different topics about finances are covered each month. For adults. Topic: "Personal Money Management." 2 to 4 p.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Florida 504 Book Discussions: The book club discusses a different Florida-themed writing each month. For adults. Discussion: a selection of works by Marjory Stoneman Douglas. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Spaghetti Night at VFW: Spaghetti-and-meatball dinner includes a salad, garlic bread and ice cream. Hosted by the VFW Auxiliary. 5 to 7 p.m. $7 per person. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

'Basin Marshes': The one-hour lecture will introduce participants to the formation of basin marshes, once a common landscape feature throughout upland areas of Florida, as well as their cycles and their disappearance. The program is designed for adults. 6:30 p.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

8 Thursday

'Surfing the Internet': Learn fundamentals of using the Internet. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.

American Sign Language Club: For those who want to learn American Sign Language or practice ASL skills. For ages 5 and older. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

General Psychology lecture series: The lecture series is presented by David Travland, clinical psychologist, author and professor at Columbia College. For ages 13 and older. The club meets on the second Tuesday of each month beginning in June. Topic: Introduction to psychology, origins, key issues and controversies, key contributors. 5 to 6:45 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Salishan's Senior Prom: The public is invited to attend an "Under the Sea" prom for seniors. The event will include music and refreshments. Call to RSVP. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Salishan Gracious Retirement Living, 14191 Astaire Lane, Spring Hill. (352) 263-2300.

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