July 4 parade
The High Point Community’s Fourth of July Parade kicks off at 8:30 a.m. today near the guard house at the entrance to High Point, off Cortez Boulevard. The parade starts at 9 a.m. and will follow High Point Boulevard to Club House Road, ending at the community center, where there will be a flag-raising ceremony with American Legion Post 186. Cash awards will be given in several categories.
The parade and refreshments are free. For details, call (352) 596-6006.
Machine Gun Shoot
Hernando Sportsman’s Club conducts a Machine Gun Shoot at 9:30 a.m. today at its facility at 16121 Commercial Way, Brooksville. Entry fee is $20 per machine gun shooter. No tracers or incendiary ammo is allowed and shooters must be 18 years old. Admission for spectators is $2 per person and children under 15 are admitted free with an adult. Bring eye and ear protection, even if you are a spectator. Some rental machine guns will be available from vendors. Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase in the clubhouse.
For information call (352) 597-9931 or visit www.hernandosportsmansclub.com.
Steak shoot and dinner
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582 will have a Steak Shoot and Dinner starting at 3 p.m. Saturday at the lodge, 14474 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.
A Steak Shoot is similar to a three-card bingo game in which the player can win a 1-pound sirloin steak. The game will be followed by a spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. and karaoke at 7 p.m.
For information, call (352) 596-2582.
Politics in the Park
Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee will host Politics in the Park from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Knights of Columbus, 10470 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. This old-fashioned political rally is your opportunity to meet local, state and federal candidates and discuss important election issues facing our community. Participate in a Straw Poll, register to vote, enjoy live entertainment, food and let your voice be heard. Admission is free. For information, call (352) 796-0697 or visit www.hernandochamber.com.
Free Jazzercise classes offered
Jazzercise hosts its sixth annual “Americana” Jazzercise classes at 9 and 10 a.m. today at 7257 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The hour-long classes are free and open to the public. Highlights include door prizes and giveaways and the collection of donated items to be given to local non-profit organization Gifts from Home, which sends boxes to the troops overseas. Wear red, white and blue and dress to exercise. Donations will be accepted through Saturday. For information or a list of needed items, call (352) 442-8595 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church has July 4th Family Fun Day
Grace World Outreach Church is sponsoring its second annual July 4th Family Fun Day Event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Tom Varn Park, 601 Darby Lane in Brooksville. All ages are welcome for free food, face painting, balloon twisting and live music. The event takes place next to the pond.
For more information, call David Beal at (352) 796-3685.
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, Intro to Computers.
◆ Thursday, Job Seeking Skills, this workshop is free.
◆ July 15, Computer Maintenance.
◆ July 17, 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 www.phsc.edu/encore.
Sons of Italy to host July social
Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502 plan their July Social at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Texas Roadhouse, 12935 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. For information, call Denise at (727) 862-3170 or Zina at (352) 688-9740.
Philippine Association has friendship luau
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. on July 12 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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 Jaynellen333@sbcglobal.net.