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Hernando County events, Oct. 5 to 6

Today

Spring Hill UCC Fall Rummage Sale and Outdoor Flea Market: Lunch and baked goods will be available at the sale and flea market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 686-4239.

Spring Hill Regional Hospital Auxiliary Gift Fair: Proceeds benefit the auxiliary's scholarship fund and local charities. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spring Hill Regional Hospital, 10461 Quality Drive. (352) 666-8755.

Spring Hill Garden Club Fall Plant Sale: Find plants that thrive in the local climate for a fall garden; garden club members will be on hand to help with choosing the right plants. There will be tours of the adjacent Nature Coast Botanical Gardens; donations appreciated. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933. naturecoastgardens.com.

Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind Plant and Book Sale: A variety of plants grown by visually impaired gardeners, plus donated books (print, audio and braille), music and movies will be available for purchase. Basic technology items for the visually impaired will also be available, such as handheld magnifiers and lamps. All proceeds will help support employment for people who are visually impaired and blind. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind, 6492 California St., south of Brooksville. (352) 754-1132.

Compassion for All His Creatures fundraiser yard sale: Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit rescue and sanctuary. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Compassion Rescue and Sanctuary, 19580 Phillips Road, east of Masaryktown. (352) 556-6222.

Library offers 'Understanding Your Medicare Options' program: Discussion includes original Medicare and what it covers, Medicare Advantage, Medicare D (prescription drugs), and how to compare plans while looking at out-of-pocket limits. Advance registration is suggested. 10:30 a.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 754-4043.

Reception for artist Carol Dentici: Refreshments will be served. Dentici's works will remain on display through the end of October. Presented by the Spring Hill Art League. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Art, Craft Bridal & Frame at Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 556-3984.

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Desktop Publishing': Participants will learn to change the appearance of a document using page borders and graphics and also how to create labels and make signs. 1 to 4 p.m. $18; registration deadline is two days prior to class. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court. Toll free at 1-877-879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.

Entertainment at VFW Post 10209: Featuring Lil Deuce Coupe. 7 to 10 p.m. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.

Louiepalooza benefit: This is a two-day musical benefit celebration for Louie Palma, a local artist, musician and songwriter who was hospitalized after a motorcycle wreck June 9. Proceeds will help cover medical costs. 7 p.m. Donations accepted. The Farm, 19234 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (727) 808-5897.

Saturday

Holy Cross Lutheran Church yard sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendor spaces available for $12. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-5310.

Spring Hill UCC Fall Rummage Sale and Outdoor Flea Market: Lunch and baked goods will also be available. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. (352) 686-4239.

Fairgrounds Flea Market and Thrift Store: Includes indoor and outdoor vendors. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4552.

Spring Hill Garden Club Fall Plant Sale: Find plants that thrive in the local climate for a fall garden; garden club members will be on hand to help with choosing the right plants. There will be tours of the adjacent Nature Coast Botanical Gardens; donations appreciated. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933. naturecoastgardens.com.

Regency Oaks Civic Association Flea and Craft Extravaganza: A variety of items such as crafts, books, works of art and antiques will be available for sale on indoor and outdoor tables. The association is accepting donations for its table. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor tables available. Indoor tables are $10 for association members and $15 for nonmembers; outdoor spaces are $10 for members and nonmembers. Regency Oaks Clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-1405.

Compassion for All His Creatures fundraiser yard sale: Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit rescue and sanctuary. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Compassion Rescue and Sanctuary, 19580 Phillips Road, east of Masaryktown. (352) 556-6222.

Bark for Life: To honor the contribution of canine caregivers, this pet-friendly benefit includes a 1-mile walk through the park, canine costume contests, dog games, pedicures for dogs, human and dog food, pet photos, on-site adoptions and drawings. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Registration at 9 a.m.; walk starts at 10 a.m. $20; $10 per additional dog. Veterans Memorial Park, 12254 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 585-7406. hernandobarkforlife.org.

Cooter Scooter Poker Run: First bike out at 11 a.m. for the five-stop poker run, with prizes for best and worst hands and an afterparty with music by Sleepy Hollow. Proceeds benefit Jessie's Place, Citrus County's Child Advocacy Center. 10 a.m. $10; $5 for a rider and extra hand. Inverness City Hall, 212 W Main St.

Collector's Day and Appraisal Fair: Collector's Day includes displays of different collections, such as vintage tools, patriotic and holiday collectibles, antique hat pins, bowls, bottles, toys, pincushions, nutcrackers and ceramics. The Appraisal Fair includes collectors, dealers, auctioneers and appraisers to assist visitors with identifying and placing a value on their treasures. Specialties include — but are not limited to — coins, military items, jewelry, dolls, postcards, signatures and other paper, and stringed instruments. Collector's Day will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the Appraisal Fair starts at 11 a.m. Free admission; appraisal fees are $5 per item or $12 for three. Park admission additional. Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. (352) 628-5445, ext. 1002. floridastateparks.org/homosassasprings/default.cfm.

Vista Grand Fall Festival Health Fair: There will be health care and wellness exhibits; information from health care providers; tote bags with free mugs, pens and other goodies; blood pressure checks; memory screenings; vision screenings; research study possibilities; Medicare information; spinal adjustments; and giveaways. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vista Grand at Spring Hill, 10380 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. (727) 825-0018.

Humane Society of the Nature Coast adoption event: Rescue groups, including Lost Angels and Dogma Animal Rescues, will be on hand with dogs for adoption. All shoppers will receive 10 percent off their purchases. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Humane Society of the Nature Coast ReTAIL Outlet and Adoption Center at Gulf View Square mall, 9409 U.S. 19, Suite 369, Port Richey. (727) 842-9279. humanerescue.org.

From Bowls to Backpacks: This is a fundraiser for Operation HeartFELT. Purchase a bowl at the outdoor Farmers Market on Main Street, then have it filled with gourmet soup at the Rising Sun Cafe. All proceeds will benefit Operation HeartFELT, a nonprofit organization that provides nutritious meals to students and their siblings on weekends, holidays and extended school breaks. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $10, includes bowl and soup. Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St, Brooksville. (352) 796-6265, (352) 610-4643.

Fallen soldiers tribute: Hosted by the Nature Coast 9.12 Groups. Refreshments will be served after the tribute. 11:30 a.m. Praise Family Worship Center, 17920 Meridian Blvd., Hudson. (352) 597-6756.

Bingo to Save the Ta-Tas: Sponsored by Florida Cancer Affiliates, this is a fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. There will be baskets and prizes. Participants should bring their own bingo dabbers. Noon to 3 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Includes eight games (cards provided), lunch and a nonalcoholic beverage. Knights of Columbus Council 6383, 10470 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (727) 514-5646.

Louiepalooza benefit: This is a two-day musical benefit celebration for Louie Palma, a local artist, musician and songwriter who was hospitalized after a motorcycle wreck June 9. Proceeds will help defer medical costs. Music starts at noon. Donations accepted. The Farm, 19234 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (727) 808-5897.

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church annual auction: Stuffed cabbage, hot dogs, Chicago beef sandwiches, soda and coffee will be available for purchase. Doors open at noon; the auction starts at 1 p.m. Admission $7, which includes cake and a beverage, as well as 25 tickets (additional raffle tickets will be sold for larger gift items). Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (727) 862-4084. htoc-fl.org.

'Fahrenheit 451' showing to mark Banned Books Week: The event will also commemorate the life of author Ray Bradbury, who died in June. The 1966 movie is based on Bradbury's classic 1953 novel. A discussion will follow. 1 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 754-4043.

Hernando County Philippine-American Association Anniversary Ball: Proceeds will benefit the group's scholarship program. 6 to 11 p.m. $40 for members; $45 for nonmembers. Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. (352) 838-1031 or (352) 684-7320.

Brookridge Social Dance hosts Western-themed dance: Music by the Just Us duo. Includes weiners, kraut and beer. Guests may bring their own refreshments. Coffee and ice available throughout the evening. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. $5 at the door. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 597-0723.

Hernando County events, Oct. 5 to 6 10/04/12 [Last modified: Thursday, October 4, 2012 6:25pm]
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