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Events in Hernando County Aug. 28-Sept. 3

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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.

Breakfast benefit: Proceeds benefit veterans. 8 to 11:30 a.m. $6 for food; $1.50 for a Bloody Mary or a mimosa. VFW Post 8681, 18940 Drayton St., Shady Hills. (727) 856-1860.

Tuesday

Toddler Time/Storytime preschool programs: Toddler Time, for children ages 18 to 35 months, starts at 10:15 a.m., followed by Storytime, for children ages 3 to 5 years, at 11:15 a.m. The programs are filled with age-appropriate stories, finger plays and songs. Free. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-6391.

Healthy Living seminar: The speaker will be Denise Schonwald, who will discuss "It's Not What You're Eating, It's What's Eating You." She will talk about how health and wellness start from within, and will help identify psychological barriers that prevent individuals from maintaining a healthy weight. Schonwald has a bachelor's degree in nursing and is enrolled at Nova Southeastern University, working toward a master's degree in mental health counseling. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free. Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 688-9622. suncoastymca.org.

Wednesday

Mommy & Me: The program is for children 2 to 4 years old and their parents. It is designed to give children, as well as their mothers, fathers or caregivers, an opportunity to socialize, play games and participate in group activities. The program follows the Hernando County school calendar for holidays and time off. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. $40 per year. St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 796-2096.

Children's Storytime at Library: The program is filled with age-appropriate stories, finger plays and songs. For children ages 3 to 5 years. 10 a.m. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 540-6391.

Living with Diabetes forum: This forum is part of Oak Hill Hospital's For Your Health community education series. It will include a panel of medical experts on diabetes management: Dr. Brandy Roose (family medicine), Dr. M. Mohiuddin (internal medicine), Dr. Richard Zizza (family medicine), registered dietitian Mary-Anne Flowers (clinical nutrition manager at Oak Hill Hospital) and certified diabetes educator Sandra Dixon with the Hernando County Health Department. All aspects will be discussed, including causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options, as well as oral medications, insulins, blood sugar testing, prevention, healthy diet and exercise. There is no cost to attend, and a complimentary hot meal will be served. 5:30 to 7 p.m. No cost, but reservations are required. Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. (352) 597-6333.

Thursday

Toddler Time/Storytime preschool programs: Toddler Time, for children ages 18 to 35 months, starts at 10 a.m., followed by Storytime, for children ages 3 to 5 years, at 11 a.m. The programs are filled with age-appropriate stories, finger plays and songs. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Friday

Toddler Time/Storytime preschool programs: Toddler Time, for children ages 18 to 35 months, starts at 10 a.m., followed by Storytime, for children ages 3 to 5 years, at 11 a.m. The programs are filled with age-appropriate stories, finger plays and songs. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Reception for artist W. "Charlie" Hage: 1 to 3 p.m. Art, Craft Bridal & Frame at Town Square Shopping Mall, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Refreshments will be served. Hage is a Brooksville resident and member of the Spring Hill Art League. His paintings will be on exhibit during September and October at the store, which is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. (352) 799-9690.

Sumter Singles and Couples dance: Bon Tempo will entertain. Singles and couples of all ages welcome. Guests may bring finger foods or soda. No alcohol. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.. Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Park, 1582 County Road 459, Lake Panasoffkee. (352) 424-1688.

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.

Saturday

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.

Brookridge Social Dance Group Western-themed dance: Music provided by Diana and Mitch. Guests may bring their own refreshments. Coffee and ice available throughout the evening. Doughnuts will be served at about 9:30 p.m., after the 50/50 raffle. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. $5 at the door. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 597-0723.

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.

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