Thursday, December 14, 2017
Events

Hernando weekly planner for July 4-10

4 Today

High Point Fourth of July Parade: The lineup starts near the guardhouse at the entrance to High Point, near Cortez Boulevard, at 8:30 a.m., with the parade starting at 9 a.m. It will follow High Point Boulevard to Club House Road, ending at the community center, where there will be a flag-raising ceremony with American Legion Post 186. Monetary awards will be given in several categories. Complimentary refreshments served. High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. (352) 596-6006.

Machine Gun Shoot: Cars, trucks and an assortment of other targets will be destroyed. Machine gun owners 18 and older are welcome to participate. No tracers or incendiary ammunition allowed. Spectators and shooters should bring their own eye and ear protection, especially for small children. Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. Spectators $2, 14 and younger free; shooters $20. (352) 597-9931. hernandosportsmansclub.com.

Family Fun Day: Grace World Outreach Church will host its second annual July Fourth celebration, which will include food and drinks, face painting, games, and other activities for all ages. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. Free admission. (352) 796-3685.

Sparklebration Star-Spangled Spectacular: Festivities include live music, a food court, watermelon eating, hot dog eating and seed spitting contests, a petting zoo, bounce houses, pony rides, face painting, and a fireworks finale. No coolers, alcohol, pets or personal fireworks. Bring blankets and chairs for the fireworks show. Noon. Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52, Dade City. $5; free for ages 12 and younger. Parking is $5. (352) 567-6678. sparklebration.com.

5 Saturday

Teen Anime Club: The program is geared toward youth ages 12 to 18 who can draw, discuss manga and participate in anime-themed activities. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. Register in advance. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Patriotic Family Fun Day: Family festival with ongoing games, contests, live music, hand-cranked ice cream and a pet parade. 4 to 8 p.m. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. Free. (352) 793-4781. floridastateparks.org/dadebattlefield.

7 Monday

Brooksville City Council: Council meeting and executive session. 5:30 p.m. City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

8 Tuesday

Hernando County Commission: Agenda: Proposed referendum for 1 cent increase in the sales tax. 9 a.m. Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Library Advisory Committee: 5 p.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

9 Wednesday

SunTech tours: Tours of the Suncoast Technical Education Center, Hernando County's new vocational technical center for adults, are available. The center offers programs in areas such as automotives, cosmetology, cybersecurity, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, machining, nurse's aide, and restaurant food and alcohol safety training through ServSafe. 11 a.m. Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. (352) 797-7091. edline.net/pages/HCSB_NCTHS.

PHSC open house: Learn about the variety of certificate and associate's degree programs offered, as well as new bachelor's degree programs. Also, tour the campus and receive information about admissions, financial aid, scholarships and the more than 50 clubs and organizations available. 2 to 6 p.m. Pasco-Hernando State College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. 1-877-879-7422.

Hernando County Community Anti Drug Coalition: 3:30 p.m. Westbridge Treatment Center, 7300 Grove Road, west of Brooksville.

Brooksville Planning and Zoning Commission: 5:30 p.m. City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

10 Thursday

Politics in the Park: This is an old-fashioned political rally hosted by the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Government Affairs Committee. Meet local, state and federal candidates and discuss election issues facing the community. Also participate in a straw poll. There will be live entertainment, food and voting registration available on site. 5 to 8 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0697. hernandochamber.com.

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