Many benefit flea markets, sales on tap
The following benefit flea markets, yard sales and arts and craft shows are planned:
• Mariner Craft Group annual bazaar, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Call (352) 596-0080.
• Springstead Football Huge Flea Market Fundraiser, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Springstead Theatre parking lot, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Vendor spaces are $10; bring your own table. Set up begins at 6 a.m. For reservations, call Greg at (352) 683-3528.
• People Helping People fundraiser yard sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5, at 2462 Sunset Vista Drive, Aripeka. All funds raised benefit the nonprofit group that feeds the needy. Call Fran Finley, (352) 686-1820.
• The Hernando County School District's Relay for Life team will have a Treasures and Craft Sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 6, at the Hernando County School Board grounds, 919 N Broad St., Brooksville. There will also be a photographer available offering photos for families and "people-friendly" pets. Vendors are welcome; the cost is $15. Call Mary-Sue at (352) 344-1056 (between 3 and 4:30 p.m.) or Betty at (352) 585-4816 (between 4:30 and 6 p.m.) weekdays.
• Sonshine Arts and Crafts Festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 6, at Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W, Brooksville. Includes vendors, soups and sandwiches and baked goods. Call Carol at (352) 382-7332 or Barbara at (352) 799-3082.
• American Legion Auxiliary Unit 186 Yard Sale, 8 a.m. Nov. 6, 12091 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill (next to High Point). Vendor spaces are $10; bring your own table. Donations of sale items can be dropped off at the post the morning of Nov. 5. Call Betty Corbin, (352) 797-0099.
• Heather Community Yard Sale, 8 a.m. Nov. 6 at the Heather Community Golf and Country Club, 7406 St. Andrews Blvd., Weeki Wachee. Outdoor spaces at the country club available for $10 (bring your own table); proceeds will benefit HPH Hospice. Call Barbara (352) 596-5344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Clover Leaf Farms Women's Social Club's Fall Bazaar, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Heather House, 900 Broad St., Brooksville. Includes baked goods, arts and crafts, raffles, food and refreshments.
• Grace Presbyterian Church's annual bazaar, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 6, in the fellowship hall, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Hosted by the Grace Church Crafters. A light breakfast and lunch can be purchased. Call (352) 683-2082.
• Nativity Lutheran Church hosts Junktique and Bake Sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 5 and 6, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Call (352) 597-1456 or (352) 592-3454.
• First Untied Methodist Church hosts Seasonal Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 6, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Hosted by the United Methodist Women. Call (352) 683-2600.
Powell Middle girls chorus in concert
Powell Middle School Advanced Girls Chorus will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd.
Friday's concert will include 18th century baroque music, Gregorian chant, South African songs of celebration, a setting of Psalm 23 and two modern choral selections.
The chorus has been invited by the Florida Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association to perform at the state convention Nov. 6 at Seminole State College in Lake Mary.
The chorus is under the direction of David Pletincks and accompanied on piano by Kathy Hackemer.
There is no cost to attend the concert. For information, call Pletincks at (352) 797-7095, ext. 221.
Get all your pets vaccinated at low cost
Veterinary staff from the Florida International Teaching Zoo will provide a low-cost pet vaccination clinic from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply, 18741 Cortez Blvd.
Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats will be $6. Dog distemper/parvovirus combo shots and cat distemper shots will be $14, and dog kennel cough/bordatella shots will be $15. All vaccinations will be administered by the veterinarian. Documentation will be provided.
Proceeds are tax-deductible contributions that benefit the teaching zoo, Project Green Jungle and elephant survival programs. For information, call (352) 867-7788 (leave message).
Library book sale will help buy new books
The High Point Volunteer Library will host a book sale from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 6 and 7 at the Community Center at 12249 Clubhouse Road.
The sale will include hardcovers for 75 cents each and paperbacks for 25 cents each. Profits will to toward the purchase of new books.
For information, call (352) 596-8485.
Sen. Nelson aide sets office hours Tuesday
A representative of U.S. Senator Bill Nelson will hold office hours from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave.
Hernando County residents can stop in to speak with the representative, Shahra Anderson, including those who need help with a federal issue. For information, call (813) 225-7040.
Community street cleanup scheduled
As part of the South Brooksville Fall Festival, a communitywide street cleanup will be held from 8:15 to 10 a.m. Saturday in south Brooksville. Volunteers should report to Eastside House of God, 824 Twigg St., at 7:45 a.m. for assignments.
Before the cleanup, residents in the community have an opportunity to clear their properties of unwanted items and dispose of them in one of three Dumpsters provided by Central Carting, Waste Management of Pasco, Daniel Construction and the city of Brooksville.
Three bins, available through Friday afternoon, are at Duke Street at Ellington Avenue, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at School Street, and on Twigg Street.
Residents are asked to place items such as tires, batteries and hazardous household materials (e.g. paint, pesticides, pool chemicals, cleaners) next to the bins, not inside.
As part of the cleanup, city and county public works operations will perform the heavier tasks, such as clearing drainage ditches, culverts and overgrown foliage.
For information, call (352) 428-6016 or (352) 650-2681.
Swiftmud looking for comment on river flow
The Southwest Florida Water Management District invites public comment on proposed minimum flows and levels for the upper and middle Withlacoochee River at a workshop from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the district headquarters, 2379 Broad St., south of Brooksville.
At the workshop, district staffers will review the regulatory framework and the technical basis for the proposed minimum flows and levels.
Public comments gathered at the workshop will be summarized and presented to the Governing Board. Written comments are also welcome and can be e-mailed no later than Friday to Jason Hood, environmental scientist, at email@example.com. For information, call (352) 796-7211.