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For your health


'A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls' program for seniors: Designed to help older adults learn positive coping methods to reduce the fear of falling and remain active and independent. The program includes eight classes, to continue each Wednesday and Friday through Sept. 26. Led by a master trainer through Community Aging and Retirement Services. 1 to 3 p.m. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson. Free. RSVP to (727) 869-5498.



Hernando Democratic Club's 'Wage War in the Park': The public is invited to join this protest for higher minimum wages. Includes free food, speakers and music. Meet Democratic candidates for county and state offices. 1 to 4 p.m. Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 403-7940.


'Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative — Amendment 2' discussion: Hosted by the Hernando Mental Health Alliance. The speaker will be Jessica Spencer, statewide coalition director at Vote No on Amendment 2. She will discuss the proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. Noon to 1 p.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 650-9006.

Green Screens showing of 'Untold Story of the United States' (Part 10): Showing of the final part in Oliver Stone's series that re-examines events in history that have not been fully reported. The series concludes with a segment that covers 1920 to 1940. Refreshments available. Seating is limited; early arrival recommended. 4:30 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 666-7576.

Arts and crafts


Harvest Moon Craft Show: Indoor and outdoor show. Each crafter has donated an item for raffles to be held every half-hour. Refreshments available throughout the day. Hosted by the Citrus County Craft Council. Proceeds to benefit 832 K-9's Deputy Dogs of Inverness. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Citrus County Auditorium, 3610 S Florida Ave., Inverness. Free parking and admission. (352) 503-6329, (352) 527-3378.



Tommy Mara & the Crests: The oldies band will perform a customer appreciation concert. 7:30 p.m. Show Palace Dinner Theatre , 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. $20. (727) 863-7949.

Open mic

TODAY (Friday)

Poet's Point Poetry Night: Open mic poetry reading, plus a performance of the one-act play Two Stories, in which a lonely widow and a battered young girl develop a lasting relationship. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery (formerly the Progress Energy Art Gallery), 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Free (RSVP appreciated). (727) 848-6500.

Book talk


Hernando Readers Theatre: Reading Joseph Kesselring's play Arsenic and Old Lace. All participants will be given parts to read. Advance registration recommended. Ask for a copy of the play at the library's information desk. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.



End of Summer Beach Bash: Includes happy hour, followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers, baked ziti and other items. Music provided by DJ Al. New members welcome. 4 p.m. Hernando Beach Club, 3145 Flamingo Blvd., Hernando Beach. $13 for members; $16 for nonmembers. (352) 596-5878.



Wine Festival: Sample varieties, meet the wine maker, browse for unique gifts and items for sale from vendors, and enjoy live entertainment. Vaccinated, leashed pets welcome. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission; $3.50 per wine tasting. Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. (813) 996-2113.



'Nature Journaling': Record the memories of your outdoor adventures. This is a hands-on workshop that focuses on how to develop and keep a nature journal in the tradition of Aldo Leopold and John Muir through writing and sketching activities. 10 a.m. to noon. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. Free, but call for reservations. (352) 754-6722.


Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic: Students learn safe gun handling, proper use of a sling and Revolutionary War history. Participants should bring their own ear and eye protection, rifle with sling and ammo, rifle mat, snacks and drinks. Lunch food will be available for purchase in the clubhouse. This is a two-day course that continues through Monday. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. $60 for adults and $20 for ages 17 and younger; free for active-duty military, law enforcement officers with ID and elected officials. Additional club range fees are $14 per day, per participant ages 12 and older. (727) 452-4650.


Firearms Safety Course: Provides lessons on the basics of firearms safety. Completion of the class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit. Class size is limited; registration required. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $60. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-9931.

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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 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.

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