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Things to do in Hernando County this week


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Charity poker run

VFW 9236 Men’s Auxiliary presents the Justin Coleman 9/11 Memorial Poker Run on Saturday at 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. The run starts at 10 a.m. and last motorcycle in is at 4:30 p.m. The cost to enter is a $10 donation and additional hands are $10. Entry includes biscuits and gravy at 8 a.m. and hamburgers and hot dogs after the run. All proceeds support charities of the VFW Men’s Auxiliary. For information, call (352) 569-9236 or visit

Library celebrates

After a long year of cleaning and refurbishing, the East Branch Hernando Library plans a ceremony to celebrate its reopening at 10 a.m. Saturday at 6457 Windmere Road in Brooksville. The library was shuttered in July 2013 due to arson, and the public is invited to share the reopening celebration, tour the building, learn about library services and play library trivia for prizes.

For details about this free event, call (352) 754-4043 and visit

Ultimate Rat Pack

Enjoy a legendary Las Vegas-style performance at the The Ultimate Rat Pack Show starring Brooklyn native Bill Stabile as Frank Sinatra, at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill.

Tickets are $25, call (352) 688-3390 or go to

Sept. 11 remembrance

FDNY and NYPD retirees of Hernando County present their annual Sept. 11 remembrance, “Never Forget,” at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. There will be a viewing of the Sept. 11 memorial followed by the ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments will be available.

For information, call Ron at (352) 596-7630.

Saturday dance has Western theme

Brookridge Social Dance Group hosts a Western-themed dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brooksville. Admission is $5 per person at the door with music by Starburst. Bring your own refreshments. Ice and coffee will be available all evening and Dunkin Donuts will be served around 9:30 p.m. For reservations or information, call Dot at (352) 596-2185.

Greek Story Time at The Olive Grove

Head out for Greek Story Time and learn about Greek Mythology every Saturday at 11 a.m. at The Olive Grove, 15016 Rester Drive, Brooksville, starting Sept. 6. The cost is $10 which includes a healthy snack and a free olive tree. Workshops for September are as follows:

◆ Saturday and Sunday make olive oil soap from scratch, cost is $20.

◆ Sept. 13, make all natural olive oil hand and dish soap, cost is $10.

◆ Sept. 14, make laundry soap.

◆ Sept. 20, make all natural olive oil shampoo, cost is $10.

◆ Sept. 21, make all natural conditioner, cost is $10.

◆ Sept. 27, paint sand dollars, cost is $5.

◆ Sept. 28, make an ancient style clay olive oil lamp, cost is $5.

All classes start at 2 p.m. and after the workshop visit their store for fresh pressed olive oil, infused vinegar, olive trees, Castile soap and much more. For information, call (352) 345-5940.

Church to screen environmental film

Unitarian Universalist Church of Brooksville invites you to the first event in its free 2014-2015 First Sunday program series with a showing of the award winning movie, “Gasland Part II” at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Brooksville Woman’s Club, 131 S. Main St., Brooksville. Like previous First Sunday presentations, “Gasland II” promises to be provocative, conversation-generating, and highly informative. For information, call (352) 793-2268.

Women’s Connection hosts luncheon

Brooksville/Spring Hill (CWC) Women’s Connection, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, will host a luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Brooksville. The cost is $14.50 inclusive and all ladies are invited. Speaker Pat Clark will discuss “What do you do when your life unravels in 30 minutes or less?” The feature will be quilts by Quilters of Nature Coast. For information, call Leta Settle at (352) 683-5866 or email

Author Tim Dorsey plans book signing

Florida author Tim Dorsey will talk about his books and sign copies, including his latest crime thriller “Tiger Shrimp Tango,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday at The Brooksville Main Library, 238 Howell Ave. For details, call (352) 754-4043 or go to

Class on mosquito prevention offered

Hernando County residents are invited to the class “Keeping the Skeeters out of Your Florida Yard” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the County Extension Office, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. The class will be presented through the county’s Florida-Friendly Landscaping program and Hernando County Mosquito Control. No registration is required; first come, first seated. For information, call Sylvia Durell at (352) 540-6230 or email

Jazz Society kicks off new season

Hernando Jazz Society opens its 2014/2015 season with a program called “Big Band Bash at the Wellington” at 2 p.m. on Sept. 14 at Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. Enjoy a nostalgic afternoon of music from the Big Band Era. Admission for non-members is $10 per person or $15 per couple and HJS members are admitted free. The Sioux City Grill will provide a cash bar and buffet (not included with admission price). Season tickets are available for $50 per person, and include nine performances. For information, call (352) 799-9690.

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