Thursday, June 21, 2018
Events

Things to do in Hernando County

This week

Quilts with history: The Hernando Heritage Museum's annual quilt exhibit continues through the end of July at the museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. More than 30 quilts are on display. The museum is open from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The cost for a tour is $5, $2 for ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. Call (352) 688-6504 or visit hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

Calling all superheroes: Young recruits are needed to join the Super Hero Academy from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. Children ages 8 to 12 will be treated to an afternoon filled with games, crafts and other activities. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. Space is limited; reservations required. Stop by the library, call (352) 754-4043 or visit the website at hernandocountylibrary.us.

Trivia invasion: American Media Entertainment now offers Beach Bum Trivia, a live "game show," at 8 p.m. Sundays at the Aqua Bar and Lounge, 1365 Kass Circle, Spring Hill, and also on Tuesdays at Sam's Beach Bar, 6325 Clark St., Hudson. The host is David Conrad, with fellow emcee Greg Launier. Teams of up to five players can compete for prizes and cash by answering questions about various subjects. The cost to enter is $5 per contestant. For information, call (352) 683-1692.

Quick trip

Summer art: Pasco-Hernando Community College's faculty and staff exhibit features photography, clay, charcoal, textiles, pencil drawings, acrylics and sculpture through July 26 at the college's Rao Musunuru, M.D., Art Gallery, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Summer exhibit hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. (727) 816-3231 or phcc.edu/gallery.

Jewelry class: The Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery will offer a class on the use of wire art ribbon with Deb Peisner from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 11 at the gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Participants will learn to forge, twist, texture and wrap wire into wearable art. Included in the class fee is 20- and 24-gauge half-hard copper wire; sterling wire in 20 to 24 gauge can be purchased for $8 to $15. Bring small pairs of unique beads that have at least a 20-gauge opening. Beads will be provided for those who need them. RSVP and pre-pay by Saturday to reserve a seat. $30 per person. (727) 848-6500 or nprgallery.com.

Look ahead

Toy story: A children's production of The Velveteen Rabbit will be performed weekends, July 12 to 21, on the Main Stage at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Based on the classic children's storybook, it is the tale of a small boy's stuffed rabbit, which strives to become real through the love of his owner. Tickets are $10. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113 or visit the website at stagewest.net.

All things babies: The annual World's Greatest Baby Shower and Toddler Expo will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13 at the Hernando County Health Department, 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The event is for expectant and new parents, friends and family members. There will be educational presentations and demonstrations. Door prizes and light snacks will be available. For information, call Virginia Arnold at (352) 540-6800, ext. 82154.

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