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Hernando events: Things to do

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Food event

SATURDAY

Church Breakfast: Includes choice of waffles, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, or eggs and sausage. 8 to 11 a.m. Brooksville First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave., Brooksville. $5. (727) 514-6253.

Library fun

TUESDAY

Art Attack!: Geared for youth ages 5 to 12, who will learn about a famous artist, then make their own work of art, inspired by that artist. All materials and supplies will be provided. 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Recycle Tuesday: All ages are welcome. Make a work of art from discarded items. 4 to 6 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

WEDNESDAY

'Chemical Chaos' summer reading program: Discover everyday chemical reactions with the local Extension Service. Geared for youth ages 5 to 12. 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. East Hernando Branch Library's temporary location at the Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor. Free. (352) 754-4043.

THURSDAY

'Science of Beauty' summer reading program: Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to learn some of the science that goes into hair care. 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Story Time for preschoolers: Includes stories, songs and fun activities. For ages 18 months through 5 years. 1 to 2 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Free. (352) 754-4043.

LEGO Club: Geared for children ages 8 to 13, who can build new LEGO creations. Materials are provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. 4 to 5 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Book talk

WEDNESDAY

Classic Book Discussion: The book to be discussed is The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 754-4043.

THURSDAY

Brooksville Book Discussion Group: Discussing The Paris Wife, by Paula McClain. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4043.

West Hernando Book Discussion Group: Discussing Traveling with Pomegranates, by Sue Monk Kidd. 2 to 3:30 p.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

For your health

Monday

Diabetes Mellitus Education Series: The topic is "Diabetes 101." Presented by Verna Pedersen Runyan, a nurse practitioner. 1 p.m. Free, but advanced registration required. Access Healthcare, 4270 Lake In the Woods Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 597-7249.

WEDNESDAY

Yoga at the Library: The Hernando County Public Library System has teamed up with Gaya Jyoti Yoga to offer this one-hour class for all ages. Wear comfortable clothing. Registration is required as space is limited. 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

THURSDAY

Free CPR/Automated External Defibrillator Awareness Class: This free class is offered through the American Heart Association. It includes CPR awareness training, how to handle a choking emergency, and knowing how and when to use an AED. No certification cards are provided. All ages welcome. No registration needed. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tone U!, 6254 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Free. (352) 684-5664. cprresq.com.

Festivals

Saturday

Wine Festival: Sample Florida Estates Winery's varieties, meet the winemaker and see how merlot, carmenere, chardonnay and others are blended. Browse vendors with gifts and items for sale and enjoy live entertainment in a laid-back, pet-friendly setting, with vaccinated, leashed pets welcome. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. Free admission, $3.50 per wine tasting. (813) 996-2113. floridaestateswines.com.

On stage

THROUGH SUNDAY

'The Wizard of Oz': Musical adaptation of the classic story of Dorothy's adventures in the land of Oz with the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. The show wraps up this weekend. 6 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday. Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. $49.50 adults, $19.95 for children 12 and younger (plus tax). (727) 863-7949. showpalace.net.

SATURDAY

Remembering Bandstand: This show will bring back memories of the 1950s. 7 p.m. High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. $5. (352) 200-8843.

Miscellaneous

Saturday

Black Educators Caucus scholarship banquet: The theme is "Education: The Key to Unlock the Future." The speaker will be LaKimbre Joyrell Brown, who started her educational journey in the Hernando County School District and is now the instructional superintendent for the District of Columbia Public Schools in Washington, D.C. At the banquet, two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to Hernando County minority students. 6 p.m. $40. Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. (352) 584-4158. palacegrand.com.

Flag Day Ceremony: Includes presentation of colors, parade of flags and a salute to veterans. 7 p.m. Inverness City Hall, 212 W Main St., Inverness. (352) 726-2611.

Politics

FRIDAY AND WEDNESDAY

Debate on Hernando County's Economic Development Expenditures: The NatureCoast Coalition for Peace and Justice hosts this debate on the county's expenditures in both the private and public sector. Topics include use of county reserves, public land, the airport, increased local taxes, use of matching state and federal grants and other topics. 3 to 4:30 p.m. today (Friday) at West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 686-9936.

THURSDAY

'Great Decisions' Foreign Policy Discussion Group: The topic is "Islamic Awakening," discussing the aftermath of the Arab Spring and its unforeseen changes in the political landscape in many countries, especially regarding the role of Islam and democracy. Great Decisions is a program and publication of the Foreign Policy Association. Launched in 1954, it is America's longest-standing civic global affairs educational program. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

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Submit your events

Information for the Events column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to (352) 754-6133 or emailed to pday@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) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Hernando events: Things to do 06/11/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 4:04pm]
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