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Things to do in Hernando County, July 8 and upcoming

Events

Today

Fairgrounds Flea Market: Includes indoor and outdoor vendors. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 397-3351, 796-4552.

Monday

Summer storytime program: Toddler Time, for children age 18 to 35 months, starts at 10:15 a.m., followed by Storytime, for children age 3 to 5 years, at 11 a.m. The programs are filled with age-appropriate stories, finger plays and songs. Presented by the Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast. No registration required. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Tuesday

Library to show 'The Conspirator': The 2010 film, directed by Robert Redford, is about Mary Surratt, who was charged as a conspirator in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Rated PG-13, the movie stars Robin Wright, James McAvoy and Tom Wilkinson. Popcorn and movie trivia will be offered. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 2 p.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.

Thursday

Incredible Edibles: Collect, prepare and eat wild edibles. Also learn how to identify them in the natural environment. Bring a hat, sunscreen and gloves. Reservations required. 10 a.m. to noon. $3 per carload. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.

Congressman Rich Nugent's Career Fair: All employers and job seekers are welcome to participate at no cost. Employers may register for a booth by contacting Steve Wilson at (352) 293-1123 or swilson@careercentral.jobs. Job seekers should dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes. Job seekers can preregister online at nugentjobfair2012.eventbrite.com. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. (352) 799-8354. nugent.house.gov.

Library to show 'War Horse': The 2011 film, directed by Steven Spielberg, follows the journey of a horse as it moves through World War I. Starring Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and David Thewlis. Rated PG-13. Popcorn and movie trivia will be offered. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 2 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Politics in the Park: Meet local, state and federal candidates at an old-fashioned political rally. Visitors may also participate in a straw poll administered by the Hernando County supervisor of elections, register to vote and enter a drawing to win two tickets to a Tampa Bay Rays game. Organized by the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's government affairs committee. 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-0697.

'Reading is Fun' summer youth program: Provided by Behind the Stone Ministries and Communities in Schools of Hernando County. Volunteers will read to children and provide them with books to take home or exchange each week. Continues 5 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 9. Free. New Song Worship Center, 6001 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (727) 808-4096.

Friday

Ghost Tours: Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, a four-story, 12-room house, built more than 155 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. Handheld 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. hernandohistorical museumassoc.com.

Music Night at Marine Corps League: Featuring Rusty and Nick, who will provide a variety of music for dancing. 8 to 11 p.m. Free admission; snacks and drinks available for purchase. Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. (352) 597-7979. mcl708.org.

Stage West presents 'Annie Jr.': Youth production of the hit Broadway musical, featuring classic songs such as Tomorrow and Maybe. 8 p.m. $10. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Saturday

Humane Society of the Nature Coast garage sale: The sale will be in the Carrabba's plaza. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of the Nature Coast. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Carrabba's Italian Grill, 10110 U.S. 19, Port Richey. (352) 796-2711.

Fairgrounds Flea Market: Includes indoor and outdoor vendors. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 397-3351, 796-4552.

65th anniversary Mermaid Reunion: The mermaids of Weeki Wachee have been entertaining audiences from around the world since 1947. This two-day reunion celebration will include special mermaid performances with current and former mermaids. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Park admission is $13 for adults, $8 for kids age 6 to 12 and free for kids 5 and younger. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 592-5656. weekiwachee.com.

'Tools for School' community fundraising event: A bus from the Boys and Girls Club of Hernando County will collect donations of school supplies and backpacks. The fundraiser is in preparation for the annual backpack giveaway for local schoolchildren, which will be Aug. 18. Email nstjean@devereux.org. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Winn-Dixie Brooksville, 1230 Broad St., Brooksville.

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

Ghost Tours: Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, a four-story, 12-room house, built more than 155 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. Handheld 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. hernandohistorical museumassoc.com.

Stage West presents 'Annie Jr.': Youth production of the hit Broadway musical, featuring classic songs such as Tomorrow and Maybe. 8 p.m. $10. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Things to do in Hernando County, July 8 and upcoming 07/07/12 [Last modified: Saturday, July 7, 2012 10:36am]

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