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PLANT SALE: The Spring Hill Garden Club will have its spring plant sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13 and 14 at the club's nursery, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill.

Plants that grow well in the area will be available for purchase. Vendors will also be on hand, selling a variety of items, such as prints and paintings, Avon products, homemade jellies and Pampered Chef items.

Tours of the adjacent Nature Coast Botanical Gardens will be available. There is no cost, but donations will be accepted.

For information, call (352) 693-9933 or visit

WRITE YOUR LIFE STORY: The Hernando County Public Library System will offer a free workshop, "Telling Your Life Stories: Personal History," from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 5 at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West.

The workshop is for individuals interested in writing their life stories for themselves, family or friends. Tips and techniques will be provided to get started, and there will be creative writing exercises.

Registration is required; call (352) 754-4042. Visit the website at hernandocounty

MOVIES AT THE LIBRARY: Friends of the Library of Hernando County will offer the following free movie showings at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West:

Courageous, 2 p.m. Tuesday. The independent Christian drama, rated PG-13, stars and is directed by Alex Kendrick (who also co-wrote the screenplay with his brother, Stephen Kendrick). It is about four Georgia police officers who struggle with their faith and their roles as husbands and fathers. The film also stars Ken Bevel and Kevin Downes.

War Horse, 2 p.m. April 17. Directed by Steven Spielberg, this 2011 film is the story of Albert, who enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. The movie, rated PG-13, stars Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and David Thewlis.

Happy Feet Two, 1 p.m. April 21. Beloved penguins Mumble and Gloria return in this animated children's feature. As their son, Erik, struggles to find his place in the penguin world, Mumble, his family and friends must work together against a new threat to their home. The film, rated PG, features the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams and Pink.

Popcorn will be served during all showings. For information, call the library at (352) 754-4443.

DOUBLEHEADER CONCERT AND COMEDY SHOW: Brookridge Entertainment will present the Larry Brendler/Tim Walko Show at 7 p.m. April 12 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge.

Brendler is a pianist, vocalist and one-man band with a repertoire of more than 1,000 songs. He offers a keyboard routine and sings a variety of songs, including Broadway show tunes, Sinatra and country music.

Walko is a comedian, musician and improvisational actor. He has headlined at more than 100 comedy clubs nationwide, was a grand prize winner on ABC television's America's Funniest People, and has had a recurring role on the television reality show Murder in Small Town X.

Tickets are $20. Call Vivian and Larry Schmitz at (352) 610-4901.

LEARN CPR: A CPR/automated external defibrillator class will be offered at 6 p.m. April 5 at the Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120 in the Medical Arts Building at Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17222 Hospital Blvd., west of Brooksville. Another class will be offered April 19.

The course meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association and the American Safety and Health Institute. It is designed for professional health care providers, but anyone may participate.

The cost is $20. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a two-year certification card.

Seating is limited; reservations are required. Call (352) 597-8875.

FIREARMS SAFETY CLASS: The Hernando Sportsman's Club will offer a firearms safety class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the club facility at 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee.

The course provides lessons on the basics of home firearms safety and the fundamentals of pistol shooting. Time on the range is included. Completion of the class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit.

The cost is $60. Another class will be offered April 21. Preregistration is required. Call (352) 597-9931 or visit the website at

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