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Hernando events for Nov. 10-12

Thursday

Pine needle craft class: Make holiday bell and broom ornaments using pine needles. Bring scissors, thick rubber bands and several twist ties. 10 a.m. to noon. Park entry is $3 per vehicle; class is free. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.

Fall Educational Festival: Information available about Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, veterans, disability, home health, assisted living, skilled nursing and advanced directives. There will be raffles, as well as complimentary German food and beer. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Heron Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1445 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 799-1451.

Soup-and-sandwich lunch: Noon to 2 p.m. Free. St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 688-0663. stjoan.com.

Library to show 'Dear John': Romantic drama of a soldier who falls in love with a conservative college student before being shipped overseas after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Rated PG-13. Light refreshments served. 2 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library. (352) 540-6374.

Brookridge Entertainment presents B.J. Windsong: Featuring the music of Frank Sinatra and Billy Joel. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; showtime at 7 p.m. $20. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 610-4901.

'Chicago' opens at Stage West: This Tony Award-winning musical is a satire set in 1920s Chicago, where murderers Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly vie for the spotlight and headlines while awaiting their trials. 8 p.m. $15 adults; $8 students. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Friday

Suncoast Christian Church yard sale: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendor spaces are $10. Suncoast Christian Church, 8449 Cobb Road, Brooksville. (352) 797-0401.

Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church rummage sale: Proceeds will go to the building fund for a new church on Anderson Snow Road in Spring Hill. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church, 13460 Olympic Village Lane, west of Brooksville. (727) 856-1332.

High Point Veterans Day program: The event, which starts at the flagpole, will include posting of colors by the American Legion Post 186 color guard. A program will follow inside the community center, honoring High Point veterans of all branches of the military. Also, first responders past and present from the community's volunteer fire department will be honored. A moment of silence will take place at 11 a.m., and a short program will include the High Point chorus and several speakers. 9:45 a.m. High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. (352) 397-8606.

Veterans Day program at Chocachatti: Students at the elementary school will begin placing more than 500 flags at the ceremony site Tuesday. Flags for living veterans will have white ribbons, and flags for deceased veterans will have red ribbons. The program is organized by the We Remember 27-H-1 group. 11 a.m. Flags are available for $1, with proceeds going toward the purchase of food cards for veterans in need. Chocachatti Elementary School, 4135 California St., south of Brooksville. (352) 686-6962.

Veterans Day ceremony at VFW Post 9236: The keynote speaker will be retired Air Force Maj. Gen. M.T. Smith. The Central High School Navy ROTC will present the colors, sing the national anthem and provide a demonstration by its nationally recognized Silent Drill Team. Marine Corps League Detachment 1002 will perform a salute and present taps. 11:11 a.m. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Hudson Seafest: Includes fresh seafood and fair-style foods, a carnival, live entertainment and arts and crafts vendors. 5 to 11 p.m. $3 per carload (rides, games and food additional). USA Fleamarket, 11721 U.S. Highway 19, Port Richey. (727) 847-8887. hudsonseafest.org.

Harvest of Homes: Presented by the Historic Hernando Preservation Society, the tour includes three historic homes in Hernando County. The first home will include an archaeologist presenting a Mayan exhibit; the second home will include a wine tasting event courtesy of Chinsegut Hill, as well as a paleontology exhibit, and the third home will showcase prints by a local photographer and a performance by a local musician. The tour starts and ends with dinner at Enchilada's Mexican Restaurant. 6 p.m. $25 per person, which includes the tour, dinner and membership in the Historic Hernando Preservation Society. Enchilada's, 128 N Broad St., Brooksville. (813) 470-0085.

High Point dinner-show benefit: A lasagna dinner will be served. The show will feature traditional country singer Clay Kirk, singer Milena Mathes, Arthur Haywood singing Nat King Cole, and singer Velvet Leonard. Proceeds will benefit the volunteer fire department. 6 p.m. Tickets are $12. High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. (352) 597-9887, 596-2397.

Florida Owls program: Presented by Bev Hansen, a member of the Audubon Society, avid birder and photographer. Includes a slide show and calls of native owls. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Park entry is $3 per vehicle; the class is free. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.

Ghost Tours: Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, a four-story, 12-room house, built more than 151 years ago by Brooksville pioneer John May, is inhabited by the spirits of long-deceased family members, including May's 3-year-old daughter, Jessie. Hand-held cameras and recording devices welcome. Reservations required. 8 to 10 p.m. $20, cash only. Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. (352) 799-0129. hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

'Chicago': This Tony Award-winning musical is a satire set in 1920s Chicago, where murderers Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly vie for the spotlight and headlines while awaiting their trials. 8 p.m. $15 adults; $8 students. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Saturday

Suncoast Christian Church yard sale: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendor spaces are $10. Suncoast Christian Church, 8449 Cobb Road, Brooksville. (352) 797-0401.

Spring Lake yard sale: 7 a.m. Table rentals are $10 each; spaces only are $5. Spring Lake Community Center, 4184 Spring Lake Highway, Spring Lake. (352) 584-9480.

Early Learning conference: This conference is presented by the Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties. Special guests include internationally known author Sue Baldwin and Grammy-nominated musical comedians the Battersby Duo. Features breakout sessions, breakfast, lunch and information provided by more than 30 local exhibitors. 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $25. Bishop McLaughlin High School, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. (727) 233-8291.

Fairgrounds Flea Market: Includes indoor and outdoor vendors. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4552.

Homosassa Arts, Crafts and Seafood Festival: The annual street festival will include fresh seafood, Southern delicacies, a juried art show and arts and crafts booths. No pets allowed. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $2 adults, free for kids. Yulee Drive and Mason Creek Road, 5530 S Mason Creek Road, Homosassa. (352) 628-5893.

VFW Post 8681 Ladies Auxiliary flea market: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendor spots are $15; must supply table. VFW Post 8681, 18940 Drayton Street, Shady Hills. (727) 856-1860.

Alzheimer's Family Organization Charity Golf Tournament: Four-person scramble. Breakfast provided by IHOP; lunch provided by Argento's Italian Bisto. Includes goody bags, door prizes and raffles. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m.; shotgun start at 8 a.m. $80 per person. Seven Springs Golf & Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 848-8888.

Hernando Hi-Lites garage sale: Shoppers will be serenaded by members of the women's chorus. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 13174 Hazelcrest St., Spring Hill. (352) 686-4122.

Holiday bazaar and bake sale: Homemade soups and hot dogs will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit the food pantry and scholarship fund. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-3363.

Wesleyan Women yard sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 686-4612.

St. Frances Cabrini fall/Christmas bazaar: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9666.

Springstead High School flea market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor spaces are $10. Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-3528.

ABATE of Florida Freedom Chapter Back Roads-Veteran's Dice Run: Sign-ups start at 8:30 a.m.; kickstands up at 10 a.m. Stops include the Sand Hill Saloon in Lecanto, the Thunder Inn in Hernando, Florida National Cemetery south of Bushnell, the River Ratz Cafe in Nobleton and 98 North (the old Pit Stop), north of Brooksville. The stop at the national cemetery will include a Veterans Day ceremony at 1 p.m. $10 for one card, $15 for two or $20 per couple. Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. (352) 596-1922.

Ridge Manor Property Owners Association Fall Arts and Crafts Show: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor.

Nature Coast Pet Expo: The event includes more than 40 vendors with gifts, products and services for pets, and pet contests with prizes, such as best costume, pet-owner look-a-like and best kisser. Pets on leashes welcome. The Stir Up the Gift Talent Organization will have singers, dancers, models and actors on the stage at 11 a.m. At 1:30 p.m., country singer George Marshall will perform. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5; children 12 and younger and those with military ID admitted free. Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. (352) 796-2711.

'A Garden of Quilts' quilt show: Hosted by the Hernando Quilters Guild and Spring Hill Garden Club, more than 150 unique quilts will be on display throughout the gardens. Several vendors will be on hand, offering everything one would need to make a quilt. There also will be a boutique table with handmade items for sale, plants for sale, a raffle basket and an opportunity to win a quilt called "A Queen and Her Court." Refreshments will be available. Rain date: Nov. 19. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $4 admission. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933. naturecoastbotanicalgardens.com.

Fall Harvest of Art: The 38th annual event includes a juried arts and crafts show, mermaid shows and children's activities. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5; $3 ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and younger. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 398-1532. springhillartleague.com.

Veterans Appreciation Parade: The lineup starts at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind Brooksville City Hall. Confirmed participants include the Hernando High Band, Hernando Sportsman's Club, Operation PRIDE, Mayor Frankie Burnett and City Council member Kevin Hohn, Central High Junior ROTC, Hernando County sheriff's honor guard, Winding Waters Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Brooksville VA Clinic, American Legion Post 99, Hernando County commissioners Jim Adkins and Wayne Dukes, Weeki Wachee Base for Submarine Veterans, Spring Hill Wingnuts, Conservative Christian Teens for America, Hernando County Fire Rescue, Young Marines, Hernando County Boys and Girls Club, Kiwanis of the Nature Coast, Spring Hill Domino Club, Donna Black, Bill Sloan and the National Federation of the Blind. 10 a.m. Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The route is through downtown Brooksville. (352) 544-0680.

National Gaming Day at library: Digital Bookmobile National Tour will showcase the free eBook download service. Readers of all ages can learn how to download eBooks from the Hernando County Public Library System through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos. A gadget gallery — featuring an iPod Touch, Android tablet, Nook, Sony Reader, BlackBerry, Windows phone and other devices — will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the library's download service. The event will also include video games, board games, contests and giveaways. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 540-6391, 754-4443.

Learn to Play Chess during National Gaming Day: Members of Poor Rich's Chess Club will introduce and instruct children ages 5-15 on how to play chess between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Board games will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Hudson Seafest: Includes fresh seafood and fair-style foods, a carnival, live entertainment and arts and crafts vendors. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. $3 per carload (rides, games and food additional). USA Fleamarket, 11721 U.S. Highway 19, Port Richey. (727) 847-8887. hudsonseafest.org.

Masaryktown Bingo Marathon: The payout is $5,000. 11 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. $60 per player, includes dinner and 90-plus games. Reserved seating/advance payment required. Masaryktown Community Center, 539 Lincoln Ave., Masaryktown. (352) 796-3329.

VFW Post 9236 Ladies Auxiliary raffle and auction: Doors open at 11 a.m.; games start at 1 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be served. $5 for 20 tickets. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 688-7122.

Hernando Harmonizers present 'Heroes in Harmony': Benefit for the family of Hernando County sheriff's Deputy John C. Mecklenburg, who was killed July 3 during a chase through Hernando and Pasco counties. Proceeds will go to Mecklenburg's widow, Penny, and the couple's two young children. 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 277-3120.

Harvest of Homes: Presented by the Historic Hernando Preservation Society, the tour includes three historic homes in Hernando County. The first home will include an archaeologist presenting a Mayan exhibit; the second home will include a wine tasting event courtesy of Chinsegut Hill, as well as a paleontology exhibit, and the third home will showcase prints by a local photographer and a performance by a local musician. The tour starts and concludes with dinner at Enchilada's Mexican Restaurant. Tours offered at 2 and 4 p.m. $25 per person, which includes the tour, dinner and membership in the Historic Hernando Preservation Society. Enchilada's, 128 N Broad St., Brooksville. (813) 470-0085.

Standing Tall for Veterans presents 'Music and the Military': Dinner and dance featuring music by Take Two and Midlife Crisis. 5 to 9 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 596-2582.

Entertainment at VFW Post 9236: Music by Shadow Ridge 5 to 9 p.m. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Family Movie Night: Watch Soul Surfer outdoors on a big screen under the stars. Pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, popcorn, soda and water will be available. 6 p.m. Free. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1214 Broad St., Masaryktown. (352) 796-4066.

Aripeka Elks dinner show featuring 'Monday Monday': Tribute to the Mamas and Papas. 6 p.m. $32 for prime seating; $30 regular seats. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 868-2994, ext. 14.

VFW Post 9236 steak dinner: 6 to 8 p.m. $10. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Wine Tasting Benefit for Dana Bennett: Bennett is the sister of former county Commissioner Diane Rowden and has been living with serious liver disease for the past six years. She recently was diagnosed with breast cancer. She moved to Spring Hill two years ago to receive treatment at Tampa General Hospital, but recently returned to Denver for surgery. 7 to 9 p.m. $20. Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery, 17840 Forge Drive, Shady Hills. (352) 573-4178.

Ghost Tours: Legend has it tit that the Heritage Museum, a four-story, 12-room house, built more than 151 years ago by Brooksville pioneer John May, is inhabited by the spirits of long-deceased family members, including May's 3-year-old daughter, Jessie. Hand-held cameras and recording devices welcome. Reservations required. 8 to 10 p.m. $20, cash only. Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. (352) 799-0129. hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

'Chicago': This Tony Award-winning musical is a satire set in 1920s Chicago, where murderers Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly vie for the spotlight and headlines while awaiting their trials. 8 p.m. $15 adults; $8 students. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Hernando events for Nov. 10-12 11/08/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 9:27pm]
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