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Hernando Events for Nov. 18-24

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18 Friday

'Budget-friendly Landscaping': Learn how to have a beautiful landscape while saving time, money and water. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Hernando County Utilities Administration Building, 15365 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 540-6230.

Lighthouse Community Resource Fair: This informative event will include agencies that provide social services, health care, technology and vision rehabilitation. There will be entertainment and door prizes. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission and parking. Wrap's Mexican Grille parking lot, 1135 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 754-1132.

Academia Hernando Fall 2016 Lecture Series: "I Heard It on the Radio: From Presley to Pandora," presented by George Hyde. 10 a.m. to noon. $8 per individual lecture. Pasco-Hernando State College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. (352) 597-6640.

Mosquitoes and Your Landscape: "Scratching the Surface: How to Reduce the Mosquito Population in Your Landscape". Learn ways to reduce the likelihood of breeding more mosquitoes. 10 a.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 540-6230.

Toddler Storytime: The program, designed for children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years old, features stories, songs and fingerplays. 10:30 to 11 a.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Preschool Storytime: The program, designed for children between the ages of 3 and 5, features stories, songs and fingerplays. 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Tech Tutors: Learn how to download eBooks, audio books and music from the library and how to use your laptop, tablet or smartphone. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

It's Jazz: This is an ongoing series about the golden age of jazz in the 1950s and '60s. Presented by former NPR jazz radio announcer Peter LaMattina. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

The Philosophical 'Alice': Discuss the philosophical issues raised by the children's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, including what is the self, identity through time, the relationship between object and meaning, and our reaction to the absurd. It is suggested but not required that attendees read the book. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.

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.

Enrichment Center 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.

19 Saturday

Hernando Aero Modelers Ham Big Bird Fly-in: Academy of Model Aeronautics-sanctioned event. FAA registration is required to fly. Planes must be an 80-inch mono or 60-inch biplane. Cash prizes for Best in Show and Pilots' Choice. Planes must fly the day of the event. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Gates open at 7 a.m., pilot registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the awards will be presented at 11 a.m. Rain date is Nov. 20. Landing fee is $5; parking is $3 per person or $5 per carload. Hernando Aero Modelers Field at Cemex Entrance Road, 16301 Ponce de Leon Blvd., north of Brooksville. (517) 320-9125.

Toy Train and Hobby Show: Presented by Regal Railways, the event will feature vendors selling various model trains, collectibles, diecast cars and other items. There will be a running train layout. Early bird admission by reservation only. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $5; ages 12 and younger free. $7 for early bird admission at 8 a.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (727) 244-1341.

Touch-a-Truck: Children can explore vehicles of all types, including emergency, fire and garbage trucks; an all-terrain vehicle, and a forestry brush engine. The first 200 children will receive hard hats and coloring books. The first 50 children receive a race car or school bus building kit. Refreshments available for purchase. Donations of gently used children's books appreciated. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.

Orchid Lovers auction: Bid on an array of orchid types, hybrids and styles at the Orchid Lovers Club of Spring Hill's auction. Preview the orchids beginning at 11:30 a.m.; the auction starts at noon. Cash and checks only. First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 503-7858.

CARES wine-tasting fundraiser: Drink wine to benefit the canines and felines of the Community Animal Rescue and Education Shelter. The event includes music, raffles and other activities. Food available for purchase. 7 to 9 p.m. $15 or two for $25. Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery, 17810 Forge Drive, Shady Hills. (352) 585-7079.

20 Sunday

'Thanksgiving Day Reconsidered': A discussion about the Thanksgiving Day holiday, its history and its impact on our shared experience. Potluck luncheon to follow. 11 a.m. Free. Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way, north of Weeki Wachee.

Insurance informational talk: Learn to be more savvy and find out if you have enough or too much insurance. Hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Church in the Pines. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Free. Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way, north of Weeki Wachee.

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

22 Tuesday

Book Discussion Group: Each month, the group discusses a new book. The group is designed for adults. November's book: Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg. 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

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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.

Hernando Events for Nov. 18-24 11/16/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 3:55pm]
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