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Hernando Events for Nov. 11

Bat Watch and Night Hike Friday:

Join the conservation center staff for the last bat-viewing opportunity and guided night hike of the year. Wear appropriate shoes. Open to all ages. 5 p.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

11 Friday

Veterans Day celebration: Members of the Navy ROTC and a special guest speaker will attend. Food will be available for purchase. The event includes entertainment, a 50/50 drawing and an auction. 5 p.m. Free. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.

Ballroom dance: Dance to music by Dave Mussatto. Includes a 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.

12 Saturday

Wellington of Seven Hills Residents Craft Fair: A variety of handcrafted items will be available, including baskets, painted gourds, greeting cards, jewelry, fine arts and baked goods. Food will be available for purchase at the Sioux City Grill at noon. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 799-1086.

Train Show & Swap Meet: Train enthusiasts of all ages welcome. Bring models; all types welcome. Table spaces are $10; bring your own table and chair. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Set-up time is 8 a.m. Free. Dana's Railroad Supply, 4042 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 684-2484.

Market on Main Street: Hosted by the city of Brooksville, the event showcases handmade products from local designers and artists and locally grown fruits, vegetables and other products. Call for vendor information. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Downtown Brooksville, Main Street, Brooksville. (352) 540-3830.

Poker run: The event will benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital. The ride ends at Charles E. Murray American Legion Post 186, 12091 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Ticket includes food. Sign up from 8 to 10 a.m. Last bike out at 10 a.m. $10 per rider; $5 for an extra hand. VFW Post 6180, 11551 Osceola Drive, New Port Richey. (352) 232-1804.

13 Sunday

NAMI Hernando bowling: Bowlers welcome. 2 p.m. Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 610-9544.

14 Monday

Diabetes panel discussion: Meet diabetes experts and have your questions answered by a panel of doctors. RSVP required. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Hernando County Health Department, 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-6333.

Hernando Harmonizers Guest Night: Learn about the men's a capella chorus. 6:30 p.m. Free. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 556-3936.

15 Tuesday

Storytime: Designed for children ages 18 months to 5 years old. Includes stories, songs and a storytime program. 10:30 to 11 a.m. Free. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4043.

Movies @ Your Library: Enjoy a movie on the big screen with popcorn. November's movie: Miracles from Heaven, starring Jennifer Garner and Kylie Rogers. Rated PG. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.

Irrigation 101: Learn the basics of how an irrigation system works and how to utilize this tool efficiently to save money and water. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4433.

Chess Club: Learn some basic tips and tricks for chess and then show what you've learned by squaring off against others. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Free. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4043.

Recycle Tuesday: Learn how to turn trash into treasures. The program, which is open to the entire family, teaches people how to go green by reusing and re-purposing discarded items into useful creations and works of art. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Ted Talk Tuesdays: Viral videos of short talks by remarkable people, recorded live. November's talk is by Jill Bolte Taylor, a brain researcher, who studied her own stroke as it happened. 5 to 6 p.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

16 Wednesday

Rain barrel workshop: $68, includes a completed rain barrel. To pre-register, mail a check to the Hernando County Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34601, by Nov. 14. Write "Rain Barrel Workshop Nov. 16" on the envelope. Bring a vehicle that can accommodate a 55-gallon barrel. 10:30 a.m. Hernando County Utilities customers receive a one-time $25 credit on their water bill. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6230.

Storytime: The program, designed for children ages 18 months to 5 years old, features stories, songs and fingerplays. 10:30 to 11 a.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.

Financial Management Series: Learn ways to manage your finances. November's topic: Effective Credit Use. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4043.

17 Thursday

Toddler Storytime: Designed for preschool children ages 18 months to 3 years old. Features stories, songs and fingerplays. 10:30 to 11 a.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Book Discussion Group: Book club for adults. November's book: The Last Train to Paradise by Les Standiford. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-6392.

Toddler Storytime: Designed for preschool children ages 18 months to 3 years old. Features stories, songs and fingerplays. 11:15 a.m. to noon. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Writers Workshop: All levels of experience welcome. Ongoing group; join at any time. Bring pen and paper. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 583-2441.

Book Discussion Group: Book club for adults. November's book: H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Nonfiction Discussion Group: A monthly book discussion for adult nonfiction fans. November's book: Rain: A Natural and Cultural History by Cynthia Barnett. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Foreign Policy Discussion Group: Each month, the group discusses an important foreign policy issue. Ask for a copy of the briefing book. November's issue: Cuba and the United States. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

International Gaming Day: Families are invited to play a variety of video and board games. 5 to 6 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

'Taking the Mystery Out of Insomnia': Lecture will help participants learn why they are not sleeping and how to get to sleep without medications. 5:15 to 7 p.m. Free. Access Health Care, 5350 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 688-8116, ext. 4344.

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