Nietzsche is topic of next lecture in series
The following programs are scheduled as part of Academia Hernando's "Myths and Realities" fall lecture series. All lectures are at 10 a.m. at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way.
• Monday: "Nietzsche, Godfather of Nazism?" presented by Douglas Fairbanks.
• Oct. 12: "Thomas Jefferson," presented by professor John Treon.
• Oct. 19: Museum visit (for series subscription holders only).
• Oct. 26: "Israel and the Middle East," presented by Barry Augenbraun.
• Nov. 2: "Aging," presented by Dr. Joel Fyvolent.
• Nov. 9: "The Story of Genghis Khan," presented by Joe Menasce.
• Nov. 16: "Who Was Shakespeare?" presented by professor Arnold Silver.
• Nov. 23: Concert.
Individual lectures are $7 per person. Call (352) 597-0158.
Nominate outstanding Scout helpers now
Boy Scouts of America is taking nominations for the organization's 100th anniversary National Hall of Leadership, to recognize outstanding leadership by a Scout, registered Scout leader or Scouting volunteer.
To submit a nomination, go to www.scouting.org/100years, click on the "Celebrating 100 Years" tab and select "National Hall of Leadership" in the drop-down menu. Each nomination must be submitted in the form of a story 450 words or less.
The nomination period ends Feb. 8. After the judging, the roster of inductees will be announced at the national annual meeting in Dallas in May.
Call (813) 872-2691.
Knights host appraisal event a la 'Roadshow'
The St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus Council 13209 will host the Fall Antique Appraisal Show from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd.
The event is modeled after Antiques Roadshow on PBS. It will include professional appraisers specializing in collectibles, fine art, jewelry, coins and paper currency, oil paintings, sport memorabilia, antique guns, antique swords and knives, vintage toys and other items that may be of value.
Those interested can find out the values of their family treasures. The cost is $5 per item appraised. Only verbal appraisals will be given. There will be no buying or selling. Refreshments will be available.
For information, call Jack Hauser at (352) 686-9767 or (352) 238-1878.
Veterans post to serve $5 gourmet breakfast
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 will serve a gourmet breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 11 at the post, 1681 E Jefferson St.
The menu includes eggs, muffins, sweet rolls, sausage, bacon, grits, potatoes, fresh fruit and biscuits and gravy, as well as coffee and juice. The cost is $5. Cocktail drinks will be available for $2.
For information, call (352) 796-4449.
Rummage sales, flea markets for charity
The following fundraiser sales are planned:
• Spring Hill United Church of Christ's semiannual Rummage Sale and Outdoor Tailgate Sale and Flea Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Oct. 10, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Outdoor spaces available; call Ed at (352) 683-0841 for details.
• Epsilon Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi's annual "Shopping Four Paws Cause" event, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10, Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Vendor spaces are available for $25. All fees collected will benefit the Humane Society of the Nature Coast. Call Jean Casey at (352) 796-1538.
• Regency Oaks Civic Association's annual Flea and Craft Extravaganza, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 10, 4445 Breakwater Blvd., Spring Hill. Crafts, books, art and antique dealers invited. Vendor spaces are available: Indoor tables are $15 for ROCA members, $20 for nonmembers; outdoor spaces (bring your own table) are $15 for members and nonmembers. Refreshments will be available. ROCA is also accepting donations for its table. Call Joyce at (352) 597-1405.
Vocalists brings the hits at veterans post
Vic Thompkins and VTO will perform at 5 p.m. Oct. 18 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Doors open at 4 p.m.
A cash bar and food will be available. Tickets are $10. For advanced tickets, call (352) 597-5155.
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Sweet Adelines group welcomes newcomers
Suncoast Harmony Chorus invites area women to guest night at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gulf High School, 5355 School Road.
Women 18 and older who love to sing are encouraged to attend and join the group. Prior musical training is not required.
The 40-member women's barbershop chorus is the local chapter of Sweet Adelines, International. For information, call Cindy at (352) 597-4376 or Linda at (727) 857-4525.
Local quilters present floral theme at garden
The Hernando County Quilters' Guild and Spring Hill Garden Club will host the "Quilts in Bloom" show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24 at Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave.
More than 150 quilts made by guild members will be on display throughout the gardens. There will be live music, refreshments, a quilt raffle, a plant raffle and vendors selling quilting supplies.
Admission will be $4. In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for Oct. 31. For information, call (352) 683-9933 or visit www.naturecoatbotanicalgardens.com.
Enjoy breakfast, help Alzheimer's group
Two charity breakfasts are planned to benefit the Alzheimer's Family Organization:
• 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 11, at Moose Lodge 229, 17129 Wiscon Road. The cost is $6. Sponsored by the Women of the Moose. Call Patricia Russo at (352) 666-4146.
• 8 to 11 a.m. Oct. 25, Spring Hill Moose Family Center, 5214 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Several menu options will be available, such as eggs cooked your way, western omelet, pancakes and Texas French toast. The cost is $5 per breakfast. Children 5 and younger can eat free from selections from the children's menu. Sponsored by the Women of the Moose Chapter 1765. Call (352) 684-6688.
Baha'is host tribute to Dizzy Gillespie
The Baha'is of Hernando County will host a tribute to the late jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie at 7 p.m. Friday at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd.
The renowned American jazz trumpeter, who was of the Baha'i faith, is known as the father of bebop and Afro-Cuban jazz, music forms he created and popularized in the 1940s and '50s.
Gillespie's music will be played throughout the event. For information, call (352) 666-7280.
Yacht club becomes ranch for a night
The public is invited to a "Y-Bar Ranch" Country and Western Night at 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Hernando Beach Yacht Club, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd.
Dinner includes pulled pork, barbecue chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and other dishes. There will be music and dancing.
Tickets are $16 for members, $18 for nonmembers, and must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. Call (352) 596-1022 or (352) 279-0528.