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Hernando Events for May 6

Published May 2, 2016


6 Friday

Ask-a-Lawyer: Sponsored by the Hernando County Bar Association, the event features local attorneys who will answer legal questions from the community at no cost. 9 to 11 a.m. Free. Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. (352) 684-6545.

Hernando County Utilities Department Water Awareness Program series: "Preparing for the Unexpected — Emergency Management and You." Information will be provided regarding what residents can do to prepare for a storm or other disaster. To RSVP, call or register online. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Hernando County Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 754-4705.

Enrichment Centers ballroom dance: Educational ballroom and Latin dancing to music by Short Notice. 6 to 9 p.m. $7. Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 556-3575.

'Bugging with Dr. Bill': Join William Lester from the UF/IFAS program as he rounds up and identifies bugs. Insects play an important role serving as pollinators, food and biological indicator species. Children and families are welcome to stay until 8:30 p.m., then there will be an adults-only one-hour walk to Mays Prairie. 7:30 p.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

7 Saturday

Springstead High School Flea Market: Vendors spaces are $10. Must provide own table and chair. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Springstead Theatre parking lot, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-3528.

Indoor yard sale: Hosted by the Hernando Beach Marine Safety Support Group, a nonprofit organization made up of volunteers that helps support organizations such as the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Proceeds benefit safe boating in Hernando County. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-8 Hernando Beach, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach. (352) 597-0003 or (352) 596-9396.

Beginning archery course: Join National Archery in the Schools Program instructors for a two-hour beginner course on target shooting with bow and arrows. All equipment provided by the center. Call to register. 10 a.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Kids Safety Fair: Parents and children will have an opportunity to meet emergency care pediatricians and hospital staffers. Also meet EMS and sheriff's personnel. Crawl through the Fire Safety House and take care of a teddy bear in the pediatric emergency room. Giveaways and a complimentary lunch will be provided. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-6317.

Tea party: Hosted by the women of Ridge Manor Community United Methodist Church, proceeds from the tea will benefit church missions. Tickets include a luncheon, an auction and entertainment by Christina Brennan. Call Nancy Poe for tickets or to RSVP. $12. 1 to 3 p.m. Ridge Manor Community United Methodist Church, 34350 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor. (352) 608-4022.

Kentucky Derby Daze: The fundraiser will support NAMI Hernando's community classes for those living with mental illness, as well as the building of a life skills learning center for those in recovery. The event will include a ladies fancy hat contest, a win-place-show derby drawing, a horseshoe competition, a silent auction and other activities. 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. $35, includes hors d'oeuvres, a wine tasting, a souvenir glass, an official drink and samples. Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery, 17810 Forge Drive, Shady Hills. (352) 428-7508.

Brookridge Social Dance Group hosts Honoring All Moms Night: Bring your own refreshments. Coffee and ice will be available all evening. Dunkin' Donuts will be served at 9:30 p.m. Music provided by Starburst. Call Dot to RSVP. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. $5. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 597-0723.

8 Sunday

Temple Beth David Mother's Day Brunch: Call to RSVP. Payment may also be made at the door. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Temple women are free, and men are $10; non-temple men and women are $12; children are $5; children under age 3 are free. Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. (352) 688-1234, (352) 686-7034.

Second Sunday Community Sing: If you like to sing but do not like karaoke, this group is for you. Come sing old songs; have tea, wine and cheese, and share conversation. Bring your friends, your voice and your guitar, if you would like. Call Dr. Andy LePage for information. Free, with an offering basket at the door. Heather Clubhouse, 9100 Nakoma Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (727) 517-1148.

9 Monday

Diabetes 101: For the newly diagnosed or not so newly diagnosed. The lecture is part of an education series about diabetes mellitus. Call to RSVP. 1 p.m. Free. Access Healthcare, 5382 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 597-7249.

10 Tuesday

Healthy pregnancy class: The class is designed to teach expectant parents how to keep themselves and their babies healthy during pregnancy. The class curriculum models healthy habits and partner involvement while stressing the importance of good prenatal health. Call to register. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Oak Hill Hospital Graduate Medical Education Conference Center, 11307 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-6333.

11 Wednesday

Spring Hill Walk with a Doc: The indoor walking program, sponsored by Crescent Community Clinic, was formed in response to U.S. Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong's call to Step It Up! Important health topics will be introduced, and participants will receive support from the clinic's volunteer medical personnel. Bring water and walking shoes. 8:30 a.m. Free. Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

'Gardening for the Birds, Bees and Butterflies': Learn how to attract buzzing, fluttering and chirping life to a personal oasis. Registration not necessary. 10:30 a.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6230.

12 Thursday

'Breath of Life: Your Lungs are Divine Entities': The discussion will include the impact of the environment and bad lifestyle choices, plus the best approaches to save your lungs. Lecture presented by Dr. Maria Scunziano-Singh. 5:15 to 7 p.m. Free. Access Healthcare, 5350 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 688-8116, ext. 4344.

Tai chi classes: The classes are sponsored by the Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with instructor Tom Dampman. Classes will be each Thursday. Bring a towel and water. 6 to 7 p.m. $5. Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. (352) 540-3835.

Childbirth preparation refresher: For expectant parents. Registration is required. The class will run three hours, followed by a tour. 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Oak Hill Hospital Graduate Medical Education Conference Center, 11307 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-6333.


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