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Brooksville Founders' Week continues

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Brooksville Founders' Week celebration: Great Brooksvillian of the Year ceremony, 10:30 a.m., Weeks Hardware, 115 N Main St.; Victorian tea, noon to 3 p.m., Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St., includes tea, sandwiches, tarts, scones and petit fours, $7 admission; Meet and Greet for businesses and organizations, 5 p.m., Brooksville City Hall, with entertainment by Lifetime Entertainment; Fall Art Exhibit reception, 6 p.m., Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery, 201 Howell Ave.; includes storytelling and book signing with author Jerry Cowling and entertainment by Olsen Strings. (352) 540-3810.

Christmas Bazaar: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 596-0080.

'Deathtrap' continues at Stage West: 8 p.m. in the Forum, Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $10. (352) 683-5113.

EDPAC Stage Co. presents 'Nobody Don't Like Yogi': 8 p.m., Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, 13651 Hays Road, off State Road 52. Reserved seats are $9 purchased online at www.ed-pac.org or by phone, (727) 857-2604. General admission is $5 at the door.

St. Martin's Yard Sale, Ministry Fair and Cruise-In: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 15801 U.S. 19, Hudson. (727) 863-8560.

Sumter Singles host covered dish dinner dance: Dinner from 7:30 to 8 p.m., dancing from 8 to 11 p.m., Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Park, 1582 County Road 459. Soft drinks and tea provided; bring a dish. (352) 424-1688.

Westside Elementary PTO Fall Festival: 5 to 8 p.m., 5400 Applegate Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 797-7080.

Saturday/New

Arts and Crafts Club of Hernando County hosts show: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St., Brooksville. Louis, (352) 796-2089.

Blazin' Butts-n-Brisket barbecue competition: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. Free admission. The competition will feature professional cooking teams from throughout the southeastern United States. There will also be "backyard" teams (nonprofessionals) that will compete for ribbons and bragging rights. There will be games and a Kids Zone. Featuring entertainment by Brian Chytka, Mitch Cain, George Marshall, Kenn "E" Grube as Elvis and Bill Baker. The event concludes Brooksville Founders Week festivities. (352) 540-3830.

British women's club hosts yard sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., American Legion Post 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. The Daughters of the British Empire, War of the Roses Chapter, will have a table set up at the Love Your Neighbor flea market. (352) 544-2792 or (352) 540-9746.

Christmas Bazaar: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 596-0080.

Community Health Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Free health screenings, demonstrations, complimentary food and samples. Flu and pneumonia shots available. Denise, (352) 544-5206.

'Deathtrap' continues at Stage West: 8 p.m. in the Forum, Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $10. (352) 683-5113.

EDPAC Stage Co. presents 'Nobody Don't Like Yogi': 3 and 8 p.m., Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, 13651 Hays Road, off State Road 52. Reserved seats are $9 purchased online at www.ed-pac.org or by phone, (727) 857-2604. General admission is $5 at the door.

Fairgrounds Flea Market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. Vendors welcome; cost is $10 per day or $15 per weekend. (352) 585-1062.

Gifts From Home benefit dinner and dance: Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. The event will include raffles, among them a Key West basket valued at more than $1,000. Also, a Richard Petty Driving Experience driving suit will be auctioned. Anyone who brings an item for the troops will receive a free raffle ticket. Tickets are $16.50. (352) 684-4185.

Grace Presbyterian Women's Fall Rummage Sale: 8 a.m. to noon, Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2082.

Heather Property Owners Association annual Arts and Crafts Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 596-5028.

High Point community dance: 7 to 10 p.m., High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road. Music by Steve Daniels. $5 per person; tickets available at the door. Bring your own beverages; free coffee and ice available. (352) 596-2745.

Historic Downtown Walking Tour with author Jerry Cowling: 10 a.m. Saturday, starting at Easy Street Home Decor, 100 N Brooksville Ave., Brooksville. Free. Part of the Brooksville Founders' Week celebration. Sponsored by the Brooksville Business Alliance.

Junior butterfly watching workshop: 10 a.m. to noon, Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. For youth 16 and younger (those younger than 7 must be accompanied by an adult). Participants will learn some of the common butterflies and observe them in their natural habitat. Free. RSVP to (352) 754-6722.

Lake Lindsey Cemetery semi-annual cleaning: 8 a.m. to noon, Lake Lindsey Road, across from Eden Baptist Church, 22308 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 796-3855.

Love Your Neighbor flea market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., American Legion Post 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. (352) 573-8756.

Market on Main Street: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., along Main Street between Broad and Liberty streets, as well as in the city parking lot next to 31 S Main St., Brooksville. Sponsored by the Brooksville Business Alliance. (352) 650-8948 or (352) 797-9330.

Mystery Poker Run: Registration at 10 a.m., at VFW Post 7987, 7445 Chester McKay Drive, New Port Richey. Last vehicle out at noon. Ending at Post 8681 at 18940 Drayton St., on the south side of County Line Road, Shady Hills. Last vehicle in by 5 p.m. Each of the six stops will include a 50/50 raffle. At Post 8681 after the run, there will be a barbecue, entertainment, dancing, door prizes and the drawings for the 50/50 raffles. All modes of transportation can be used in the run. The cost is $10 per vehicle, with $5 per extra card. Funds raised will benefit the Military Family Emergency Relief Fund. (727) 207-1987.

National Wildlife Refuge Day: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, 1502 SE Kings Bay Drive, Crystal River. Free admission. Includes wildlife and conservation education exhibits, boat rides, hands-on displays, environmental educational games, children's activities area and live music. Food and drinks available for purchase. (352) 563-2088.

Sonshine Arts and Crafts Festival: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W, Brooksville. Hosted by the Mary Martha Guild.

United Methodist Men's annual flea market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Spring Hill United Methodist Church, fellowship hall, 9344 Spring Hill Drive.

Sunday/New

Breakfast at Elks Lodge: 8:30 to 11 a.m., Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Menu choices include French toast, omelets and eggs with bacon or sausage, and biscuits and gravy. Coffee, juice and tea included. $3.25-$5.25. (352) 596-2582.

'Deathtrap' concludes at Stage West: 2 p.m. in the Forum, Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $10. (352) 683-5113.

EDPAC Stage Co. presents 'Nobody Don't Like Yogi': 3 p.m., Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, 13651 Hays Road, off State Road 52. Reserved seats are $9 purchased online at www.ed-pac.org or by phone, (727) 857-2604. General admission is $5 at the door.

Fairgrounds Flea Market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. Vendors welcome; cost is $10 per day or $15 per weekend. (352) 585-1062.

Hernando Symphony Orchestra presents "HSO Favorites": 2 p.m., Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $10. Funds raised will benefit the orchestra program at Springstead High School. (352) 797-7010.

Polish club hosts Cowboy and Western Dinner Dance: Doors open at 12:15 p.m., Polish American Social Club, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. The dinner choice is barbecue ribs or baked chicken, which will be served from 12:45 to 2 p.m. Dancing to Music by Jeanne from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 for members and $14 for nonmembers and guests. Proper dance attire requested. A full-service bar is available. Call for reservations. Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.

Vic Thompkins and VTO perform at VFW: Doors open at 4 p.m., showtime at 5 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, off Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. Tickets are $10. A cash bar and dinner available. (352) 597-5155.

Brooksville Founders' Week continues 10/15/09 [Last modified: Thursday, October 15, 2009 6:33pm]

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