Monday, December 18, 2017
Events

Hernando Events for Nov. 27

Events

27 Today

'Beginning Birding': Participants will learn to identify birds at feeders and during a short walk. 8:30 a.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 428-2629.

28 Saturday

License-free Saltwater Fishing Day: This free fishing day in Florida provides an opportunity for parents who don't yet have licenses to take youth fishing or introduce a friend to fishing. The license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers (residents and nonresidents). Rules regarding season, bag and size limits apply. The saltwater waiver applies to any recreational harvest requiring a saltwater fishing license. A snook or spiny lobster permit are not required on this day.

Aripeka Elks Doo-Wop Dinner-Dance: Cocktails from 3 to 5 p.m., dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. and dancing beginning at 6 p.m. Reservations suggested. $12.50 per person. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 863-2520.

1 Tuesday

Charity Cruise-In car show: Hosted by Chick-fil-A and Monster Transmission and Performance, the event includes door prizes, entertainment, silent auction, games and raffles. Funds raised benefit a different charity each month. 5 to 8 p.m. Free admission and registration. Chick-fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. 1-800-708-0087.

2 Wednesday

Spring Hill Walk with a Doc: The indoor walking program, sponsored by Crescent Community Clinic, was formed in response to the U.S. surgeon general's call to action to Step It Up! Health topics will be introduced, and participants will receive support from the clinic's volunteer medical personnel. Bring water and walking shoes. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Free. Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

Firearms Safety Course: Provides lessons on the basics of firearms safety. Completion of this class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit. Class size is limited; registration required. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $60. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-9931.

Low-Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic: Sponsored by the Florida International Teaching Zoo veterinary staff. Vaccinations are administered by a veterinarian. Documentation is provided. Proceeds are tax-deductible contributions that benefit the teaching zoo in Bushnell. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats will be $7. Dog distemper-parvovirus combo shots and cat distemper shots will be $15. Kennel cough (Bordetella) shots for dogs will be $16. Tractor Supply Co., 18471 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 867-7788.

3 Thursday

Heartburn or heart attack: A free lecture, "Heartburn or Heart Attack: Best Not to Wake Up with Either — Prevention and Prompt Attention," will take place from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Access Health Care, 5350 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 688-8116, ext. 4344.

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