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Saturday, Mar 28, 2015
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Things to do in Hernando County this weekend


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Model airplane action

Hernando Aero Modelers R/C Flying Club will have a 40 Pylon Race & Gremlin Combat Event at 9 a.m. Saturday at the HAM Flying Field, 16301 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. See wing-to-wing pylon racing action; the cost for spectators is $3 per carload.

Entry fees are $10 for pylon race, $5 for combat or $13 if you fly both. For information and directions, visit

‘Harvey’ at library

Hernando County Public Library System’s free classic film series, Fun with the Classics, returns with a screening of the 1950 screwball comedy, “Harvey,” starring James Stewart, at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the Spring Hill Branch meeting room, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. See the classic film while enjoying coffee and donuts.

For information, call (352) 754-4043 or visit

Fashion fundraiser

Fine Line Boutiques and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Hernando County present The Places She May Go Fashion Show and Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane in Brooksville. The fundraiser will benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Hernando County, which provides a child-friendly, safe, supportive environment for assisting abused and neglected children and non-offending family members. Tickets are $30 and are available at Fine Lines Boutique, 5168 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 666-8843 or (352) 442-2000.

Garage sale benefit

Come out and support your four-legged friends at a Treasure Hunt and Garage Sale to benefit the Humane Society of the Nature Coast, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at The Palace Grand, 275 Della Drive, Spring Hill. All proceeds from the day’s sales will benefit the homeless, neglected and abused pets being cared for at the no kill shelter.

Donated items can be dropped off at the shelter, 7200 Mobley Road in Brooksville. For information, call (352) 796-2711 and

Poetry celebration planned at college

Pasco-Hernando State College host its bi-annual Celebration of Poetry from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., room B104, Brooksville. Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to listen and participate in an open-mike poetry reading. PHSC’s North Campus Student Government Association and the newly formed Fine Arts Club will provide refreshments and door prizes.

Those interested in reading one or two poems may sign up at the door. For information, call Kay McKamy at (352) 797-5109.

Sportsman’s Club has self-defence class

Hernando Sportsman’s Club hosts an NRA seminar, “Refuse to Be a Victim,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the club, 16121 Commercial Way, Brooksville. The seminar teaches methods to avoid dangerous situations and prevent criminal confrontations. This is not a firearms instruction course and does not include instruction in physical combat self-defense. Participants are presented with a variety of common-sense crime prevention and personal safety strategies and devices they may integrate into their daily lives. The cost is $20; to pre-register, call (32) 597-9931. For information, visit

Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic

Mark Wilson, staff veterinarian for Florida International Teaching Zoo, is conducting a Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply, 18741 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. The cost of vaccinations for dog/cat Rabies shot $6; dog/puppy parvo-distemper combos $14; cat/kitten distemper three-way $14; and bordatella/kennel cough $15. All vaccinations are administered by a licensed veterinarian and documentation will be provided. Proceeds are tax deductable contributions that benefit Florida International Teaching Zoo programs. For information, call (352) 867-7788.

Library is offering job search classes

Hernando County Public Library is offering a series of job searching and career development classes from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the West Branch, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Brooksville, and Wednesday at the Spring Hill Branch, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. The third in the series, The Library Helps With … Career Development, is for anyone looking to move up in their current line of work or change career course. The library has tools to help you select a line of action and to help you succeed. To register, call (352) 754-4043 or visit You may also register in person at the library.

◆ Hernando County Public Library presents an Art Attack from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Spring Hill Branch, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Kids between the ages of 6 and 12 learn about a famous artist and then make their own work inspired by that artist; materials provided. Registration is recommended to ensure the proper amount of supplies, call (352) 754-4043 or visit

Computer training for beginners, advanced

NAMI Center is offering Beginning and Advanced Computer Training Classes, which will include basic systems, internet, e-mail, word processing and security. The weekly class takes place from Tuesday at 3 p.m. through May 27. The cost is $40.

The Advanced Class is 10 weeks long and takes place Tuesdays at 3 p.m. from June 3 through Aug. 5 and the cost is $50. Classes will be held at the NAMI Center, 10554 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill and you do not need a computer to participate.

Registration is required and classes must be paid in advance, call Rita on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at (352) 684-0004. Make checks payable to NAMI Hernando and mail to: P.O. Box 5613, Spring Hill, FL 34611.

Pidgeon Club ladies to have rummage sale

Gulf Coast Homing Pidgeon Club’s Ladies Auxiliary hosts their second annual Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 2 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 3 at the GHC clubhouse, 240 Spring Time St., Spring Hill. Items for sale at this two-day indoor sale include Precious Moments collectibles, new and slightly used clothing, household items, antique and craft items. Baked goods and beverages also will be available. For information, call Jean Manders at (727) 379-9603.

Springstead High students honored

Springstead High School will recognize students at an awards program, “An Evening of Excellence,” at 6:30 p.m. on May 8 at Springstead Theater, 3300 Landover Blvd., Spring Hill. Students and their parents will receive an invitation prior to the event. For information, call (352) 797-7010 ext. 408.

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