Saturday, February 24, 2018
Events

Hernando Events for March 25

Events

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, 1099 Misc.; interest and dividend statements from banks. Both spouses must be present. 9 a.m. to noon. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge; also at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. 1-888-227-7669.

PHSC Women's History Discussion: In keeping with the National Women's History Project theme, "Our History is Our Strength," prominent Hernando County women will discuss their lives and careers. The event is sponsored by the North Campus Student Government Association and the Office of Global and Multicultural Awareness. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Pasco-Hernando State College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. Rooms B104 and B105. Toll-free 1-855-669-7472.

Saturday

Spring Egg-Stravaganza: Meet the Easter Bunny and other costumed characters. There will be three egg hunts, with participants grouped by age. Children finding gold or silver eggs will win special prizes. Included with admission to the park. 8 a.m. $13; $5 ages 6 to 12, and free for ages 5 and younger. Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. (352) 628-5343.

American Legion Post 186 Yard Sale: Featuring vendors selling wares. Vendor spaces are $10. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. American Legion Post 186, 12091 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. For information, call Carole or Barbara. (352) 596-1015 or (352) 600-9784.

Nature Coast Modelers Show: The Nature Coast Modelers invite area modelers to bring their ships, airplanes, cars, trucks and military models made from plastic or wood, completed or under construction. Dioramas welcome. Tables available. Refreshments available. Bring your own chair. 9 a.m. to noon. Free participation; free admission. Dana's Railroad Supply, 4042 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 684-2484.

Eggs in the Park: The event will include egg hunts for children up to age 12, prizes, games and relays. Bring your own basket. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The hunt starts at 10 a.m. Free. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.

Health fair: The Loving Hernando Healthy event will showcase new and innovative medical care and services available to Hernando residents. Vendor tables (6 or 8 feet, with electric) are available. Call Richard Sanvenero. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 340-7579.

Brooksville Rotary annual Live on Air and Online Radio Auction: Pre-register and start bidding early at RotaryRadioAuction.com. Phone bidding available on the day of the auction at (352) 754-2500. More than $40,000 in new merchandise and services will be auctioned to the highest bidders. Tune to WWJB-AM 1450 or WXJB-FM 99.9 on the day of the event to participate. Proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Brooksville's charitable trust fund. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Capital City Bank, 7153 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 596-2306.

Hernando Audubon Society field trip: Joe Murphy will lead a 1.5-mile ecosystem walk. The hike will focus on the ecosystems on the property, the species they support and how they are managed. 10 a.m. Free. Perry Oldenburg Mitigation Park, Deer Run Road, north of Brooksville. (813) 468-0870.

Hop n' Glow Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Celebration: Everything glows at this black-light bunny hop with black-light face painting, age-specific egg hunts, an appearance by the Easter Bunny, vendors, arts and crafts, and music by DJ Big Daddy DJ. Proceeds benefit the Hernando County Education Foundation, the Chamber Education Training Association and a local nonprofit organization to be determined. 5:30 to 9 p.m. $3 in advance; $5 at the gate. Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0697.

Sunday

Easter celebration: Hosted by the Hernando County Philippine-American Association, the event will include the group's general election. Participants are asked to bring a dish to share. The association will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and water. There will be an Easter egg hunt and games for children. To RSVP, call Aurora at (352) 848-1031, Estela at (727) 242-3407 or Wilma at (352) 597-3925. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill.

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, 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.

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, 1099 Misc.; interest and dividend statements from banks. Both spouses must be present. 9 a.m. to noon. Free. First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2605.

Women's History Month Movie @ Your Library: The movie will be Suffragette, based on real events in the history of women fighting for the right to vote. Starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.

About Boating Safely: Participants will learn the basics involved in safe recreational boating and seamanship. Completion of this eight-hour course satisfies the requirements for a Florida Boating Safety ID. Family participation is encouraged. 7 p.m. $40, includes materials. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-8 Hernando Beach, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach. (352) 397-5417. The three-day session continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday..

Introductory belly dance class: This free introductory class is open to adults and children ages 7 and older. All skill levels and body types welcome. Sponsored by the Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department. Wear comfortable exercise clothing; socks or bare feet. Must call to RSVP. 7 p.m. Free. Community Activity Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-1568.

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, 1099 Misc.; interest and dividend statements from banks. Both spouses must be present. 9 a.m. to noon. Free. High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. (352) 596-2397.

Spring Vista Grand Health Fair: The event will offer health care and wellness exhibits; blood pressure checks; information about Medicare insurance, cancer prevention, health insurance and home health care; chiropractic evaluations and giveaways. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. Vista Grand at Spring Hill, 10380 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. (727) 825-0018.

Brookridge Art Festival: Artists and crafters will show and sell a variety of artwork. Door prizes and snacks available. Open to the public. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 596-2073.

Movie and talk at Chinsegut: The topic will be "Women and the Vote." Local author Virginia Benson will present background information on the real women behind the movie Suffragette, and Chinsegut Hill manager Natalie Kahler will discuss how the Robins women of Chinsegut assisted in the movement in both the United States and England. The newly released film will be shown. Refreshments available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Chinsegut Hill. 7 p.m. Free. Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 799-5400.

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, 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.

Achieving the Dream panel discussions: There will be a series of panel discussions leading up to the May inauguration of PHSC's fourth president, Timothy L. Beard. "College Preparation, Completion, Certification and Leadership Development" will focus on the college's strategies relating to key topics, including: "Leadership and Economic Development" on March 31; "Leadership Development and Community Engagement" on April, 5, and "Strengthening K-12 Partnerships Through Literacy" on April 6. Guests are encouraged to bring a new or lightly used book, or a bookstore gift certificate. Refreshments will be served. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Free. Pasco-Hernando State College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. Toll-free 1-855-669-7472.

Thyroid workshop: "Normal Thyroid Function Can Change: Be Aware of How the Gland Works, What it Means and How to Protect it." Lecture conducted by Dr. Maria Scunziano-Singh. 5:15 to 7 p.m. Free. Access Healthcare, 5350 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 688-8116, ext. 4344.

Tai Chi classes: The classes are sponsored by the Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with instructor Tom Dampman. 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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