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Things to do: Events for the week of May 5 and beyond

GRANT-WRITING COMMITTEE MEETING: Community in Schools of Hernando County's grant writing committee will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to (352) 277-3322.

BOWL-A-THON FOR NAMI: The National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando will host its annual Bowl-A-Thon at 2 p.m. May 18 at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

Friday is the deadline to register for the event. Individuals and teams are welcome.

The cost is $20 per person, which includes three games and shoe rental. Prizes will be awarded for colored pin strikes, prize giveaways, raffle items and a 50/50 drawing.

Registration forms are available at the NAMI office at the Beautiful Mind Center, 10554 Spring Hill Drive; email [email protected] or call (352) 684-0004.

JOIN THE ARTS COUNCIL: The Hernando County Arts Council is seeking seven new members to help support the arts and cultural activities countywide.

To be eligible, one must be a registered voter and resident of Hernando County. Members are named by the Hernando County Commission and serve four-year terms.

Information and applications are available on the website at (on the bottom of the "About" page).

TRIBUTE TO THE EAGLES: The Spring Hill Community Association will host an outdoor concert with the Alter Eagles tribute band from 6 to 8 p.m. May 18 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill.

Snacks will be served, and beer and wine will be sold.

Additional concerts include an outdoor performance by the Almost Styx tribute band on June 8 and indoor concerts with Cocomo Chris on July 20 and Stan Prinston on Aug. 17.

Tickets for each concert are $10 per person. Seating is limited, and reservations are recommended. Call (352) 666-4746. Visit the website at

USED BOOK SALE FOR HOMESCHOOLERS: The Home Circle of Hernando and Grace World Co-op will host a Used Book Extravaganza from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 14 at Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

Those interested in selling books in all subject areas are invited to participate.

Those wishing to sell books must drop them off between 9 and 11 a.m. the day of the sale. Books will be arranged by subject.

All items must be properly labeled, identifying the seller's number and price.

All books not sold must be picked up by 8:30 p.m., or they will be given away.

All sellers must sign a seller's agreement form. To learn more, contact Cindy McMillan at [email protected]

There is no cost for Home Circle members to sell; nonmembers may sell their items for a $5 fee.

All sellers must receive a seller number.

Contact Elizaeth Witherell by Wednesday at [email protected] or (352) 688-5613.

LEARN ABOUT YOUR HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE: A free seminar, "Understanding Your Homeowner's Insurance Policy," will be presented from 12:30 to 2 p.m. May 14 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

The seminar will be presented by Jennifer Wilson of Triad Public Adjusters.

Topics will include coverages, exclusions, deductibles, perils (sinkholes, fire, flood and hurricane), claims handling and protecting your home.

Seating is limited. For information, contact Wilson at [email protected] or toll-free 1-866-546-1116.

GARDEN FAIR: The Auro Community Garden will host a Community Garden Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18 at the garden, 4095 Broad St., Brooksville, just south of Powell Road.

Activities include fresh and grilled vegetable samples, raffles and prizes, guided tours of the gardens, garden and sustainable living chats with resident experts and vegetable planting activities for all ages.

Starting at 11 a.m., there will be brief presentations by Dr. Maria Scunziano-Singh and Dr. John Hill, a chiropractor, on topics such as sustainability for life and nutritional/health benefits of the garden. There will be one presentation each hour.

Admission and all activities are free.

The Auro Community Garden is a community project sponsored by the Aurobeda Operation Foundation. The garden is open from 9 a.m. to noon daily. For information, visit or call (352) 238-9091.

DEMOCRATS' YARD SALE: The Hernando County Democratic Club will host a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 at Crescent Community Clinic, 5244 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

Donations for the sale will be accepted in bags or boxes through May 10 at Democratic headquarters, 3432 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. For drop-off times and details, call (352) 556-4812.

Volunteers are also needed for the event.

Those interested in helping may contact Natalie Russo at (727) 919-3030 or [email protected]

JAZZ PROGRAM AT LIBRARY: The Hernando County Public Library System will offer the next "It's Jazz" music program at 3 p.m. May 17 at Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

The program is about jazz in the 1950s and '60s, and will be presented by former NPR jazz radio announcer Peter LaMattina, who will play and discuss selections from the period.

All ages are welcome. There is no cost to attend.

The jazz series is offered the third Friday of each month. Additional programs will be on June 21, July 19 and Aug. 16.

For information, call (352) 754-4043.

CHEERLEADING, DANCE CLASSES: Hernando County Recreation will offer these programs for youth ages 5 and older at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill:

• Hip Hop and Jazz Dance, Tuesdays, May 28 to July 30.

Classes are at 6 p.m. for ages 5-8 and at 7 p.m. for ages 9 and older. On-site registration will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 21.

• Cheerleading, Thursdays, May 30 to Aug. 1.

Classes are at 6 p.m. for ages 5-8 and at 7 p.m. for ages 9 and older. On-site registration will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 23.

Both programs are provided by All American Youth Activities. There is a $15 registration fee for each program. Classes for both are $6 each, pay-as-you-go.

Registrations may also be completed at the Recreation office, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville.

For information, call the Recreation office at (352) 754-4031 or AAYA at (813) 885-2292.

HIGH POINT DANCE: A Dance Night will be at 7 p.m. May 18 at the High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point.

Music will be provided by Starburst.

Tickets are $5.

For tickets or table reservations, call (352) 536-2745.

BEAR PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN: A "Lunch for a Bear" program for children will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. May 18 at Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville.

Children ages 3 to 7 will learn about a bear's life through classroom and outdoor activities, games, crafts and story time.

The free program is part of the Children in the Wild monthly series.

For information, call (352) 754-6722 or visit

AFTERNOON OF GOSPEL: A free gospel concert will be presented at 3 p.m. May 19 at the High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. Doors open at 2 p.m.

For information, call (352) 200-8843.

Things to do: Events for the week of May 5 and beyond 05/04/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 3, 2013 7:01pm]
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