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Hernando Things to Do for July 4

Events

Library fun

MONDAY

'Zombie Party' teen summer reading program: Teens are invited to join the "undead" for an afternoon of zombie crafts and activities. Pizza and drinks provided. Space is limited; registration required. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Tuesday

'Florida Fish and Wildlife' summer reading program: The program will be presented by an officer from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-4043.

WEDNESDAY

'Identified Flying Objects' summer reading program: Join the Hernando Aero Modelers R/C Club as members give a presentation at the temporary location of the East Hernando Library about aircraft. 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Thursday

'Slimy Science' summer reading program: Youth ages 5 to 12 are invited to make a variety of gooey slime. 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.

Summer Story Time: Geared for children ages 18 months to 5 years. Includes stories, finger plays and songs. 1 to 2 p.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Lego Club: Geared for youth ages 8 to 12, participants will be able to build new Lego creations and meet other fans. Materials will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. Advance registration is recommended but not required. 3 to 4 p.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Book talk

TUESDAY

Viva Florida 501 book discussion: This is a Florida-themed book discussion group. Several short pieces by Zora Neale Hurston will be discussed. Noon. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Home and garden

WEDNESDAY

'Attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds': This Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program will include information about the lives of butterflies and hummingbirds, what plants to add to your yard to attract them, and how to sustain them. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

THURSDAY

'Using Cover Crops to Improve Soils': Participants will learn about cover crop planting methods and reliable cover crop options to improve sandy soils in the garden. 10:30 a.m. to noon. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4433.

Classes, workshops

TUESDAY

'Incredible Edibles' workshop: Prepare and eat wild edible plants. Reservations required. 9 to 11:30 a.m. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. $5 per person; 17 and younger free. Parking is $3. (352) 793-4781. floridastateparks.org/dadebattlefield.

WEDNESDAY

'Writing Your Life Story': This ongoing monthly workshop provides tips and techniques on how to get started on writing about your life experiences. There will be creative writing exercises and group sharing. The focus is not on publication, but more on writing for yourself, family and friends. 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

THURSDAY

CPR/Automated External Defibrillator class: The course meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association and the American Safety and Health Institute. It is designed for professional health care providers, but anyone may participate. Students who complete the course will receive a two-year certification card. Reservations are required. 6 p.m. Brooksville Enrichment Center, 17222 Hospital Blvd., Brooksville. $20. (352) 597-8875.

Talks, discussions

wednesday

Stormwater program: Clay Black, a stormwater engineer with the Hernando County Division of Transportation Services/Engineering Department, will discuss drainage, flooding and pollution prevention in Hernando County. 3 to 4 p.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4043.

THURSDAY

Socrates Cafe: The question for this meeting will be "What is Enough?" This group, with the help of a facilitator, applies the Socratic method to questions that trouble them. 5 to 7 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 the 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.

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