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Things to do in Hernando County this weekend


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Dodgeball Challenge

The City of Brooksville Parks & Recreation Department is offering the Dodgeball Challenge, Men’s and Co-ed Division age 16 and older, at 10 a.m. Saturday at Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. Register as a team or as an individual player to be placed on a team. Rosters are limited to a minimum of six players and to a maximum of 10. The cost is $5 per player, which may be credited toward a season player fee. For details or to register, call (352) 540-3835.

Philippine friendship

The Hernando County Philippine American Association is hosting a luau in honor of American and Philippine Friendship Day from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Suncoast Dance & Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. Admission is $15 per guest and BYOB. For information, call Aurora Rice at (352) 848-1031, Larry Chu at (727) 858-4382 or Estela Nichols at (727) 242-3407.

Marti Carroll at VFW

Local singer and songwriter Marti Carroll performs at 7 p.m. Saturday and again on July 26 at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive in Spring Hill. Carroll plays a variety of music from the 1950s to today. Food will be available.

For information, call (352) 796-0398 and

Men’s Night Out

Terlep Chiropractic plans a large fundraising event, “Men’s Night Out,” from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at its office, 8466 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill. Men can enjoy craft beer, wings, spirits, a gun display and a chance to win a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For information, call Holli Herndon at (352) 464-2739 or email

Library friends have Christmas in July sale

Friends of the Library of Hernando County are holding a Christmas in July Sale all month at the Little Red Schoolhouse Bookstore, 1208 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. All proceeds will help fund the Hernando County Public Library System’s summer reading programs. Items for sale include used books, DVDs and CDs. Prices range from 25 cents to $3. For information and store hours, call (352) 684-0660.

Coming up

Workshops for age 50-plus students

Encore Academy at PHSC continues Back to School Boot Camp and Job Seekers workshops for plus-50 students at the Spring Hill campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. Each two-hour workshop is $12 unless otherwise stated. All workshops are from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

◆ Tuesday, Computer Maintenance.

◆ Thursday, Applying for Jobs Online, this workshop is free.

◆ July 22, Computer Security.

◆ July 24, Resume Writing, this workshop is free.

◆ July 29, Intro to MS Word.

◆ July 31, Networking for Success, this workshop is free.

◆ Aug. 5, Intro to File Management.

◆ Aug. 7, Interviewing Skills, this workshop is free.

Membership in Encore Academy is not required and all workshops are open to the community. Students may enroll for the entire series or select individual workshops. Registration deadlines are three days prior to workshop start date. For information, call (727) 816-3439 or visit

AARP Driver Safety training classes

The AARP Driver Safety program training class schedule is as follows:

◆ Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 3 p.m. at Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 10461 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. Contact Bill Conn at (352) 556-3050 or (606) 669-3224.

◆ July 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Downing Funeral Home, 1214 Wendy Court, Spring Hill. Contact Dominick D’Antuono at (352) 684-2524.

◆ July 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Brookridge Club House, 8161 Hampton St., Brooksville. Contact Michelle Haenel at (352) 666-4044.

Each class is six hours and the cost is $20, or $15 for AARP members.

Sinatra stylist to play in Brooksville

Don Juceam, a popular Frank Sinatra tribute artist, performs his “Frankly Sinatra” show at 7 p.m. on July 18 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane in Brooksville. The doors open at 6 p.m. and there will be a light menu and cash bar. For ticket information, call (352) 431-1393 or (352) 799-4653.

Michigan Club has dinner meeting

The Michigan Club will meet for dinner at 4 p.m. on July 18 at Sam’s On The Beach, 6325 Clark St., Hudson. For information, call Wanda Ross at (352) 610-9293 or Barb Selbach at (352) 9663.

Third Beach Bash set for July 19

The Friends of Weeki Wachee State Park present a special evening event for the family, the third Family Beach Bash, from 6 to 9 p.m. on July 19 at Buccaneer Bay, 6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Admission is $5 per person and ages 2 and under are free.

The Beach Bashes feature water fun, hula-hoop contest, spin-it-to-win-it game and food at family-friendly prices. Proceeds benefit park improvements.

For information, call Cassie Stump at (352)345-1612 or email

Free organic gardening class

The free class, “Organic Fall Vegetable Gardening,” is being offered by UF/IFAS Extension-Hernando County at 10:30 a.m. on July 23 at the Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. UF/IFAS Extension horticulture agent Bill Lester will discuss how to plan and plant a successful vegetable garden using only organic and sustainable principals. No registration is required, but seating will be on a first come, first served basis. For information, visit or call (352) 754-4433.

Rec department has Belly Dance Class

Hernando County Recreation Department is sponsoring a Belly Dance Class to be presented by instructor Jaynellen on July 30 at Hernando County Recreation Center, 205 E. Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Learn the ancient and mystical art of this tribal dance. Open to all body types, skill levels, and ages.

Registration is at 7 p.m.; RSVP to (352) 540-1568 or email

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