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Events in Hernando county Nov. 20-25

Sunday

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.

Pancake Breakfast at Aripeka Elks: All-you-can-eat pancakes are $2. Bottomless coffee is $1. There is also a separate menu available. 8 a.m. to noon. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 863-2520.

Native American Intertribal Gathering: Includes native crafts, demonstrations, singing and dancing, storytelling, native food and other activities. Drums at 1 p.m. Bring blankets or chairs. Primitive campsites available (some electric available). Dogs welcome, but must remain on a leash; owners must also clean up after their pets. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Park admission is $3 per car. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781, 793-5153.

Monday

Academia Hernando Fall 2011 Lecture Series: Concert finale. 10 a.m. to noon. $8. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-0158.

Tuesday

Toddler Play Date: This is an indoor program designed to bring toddlers and parents together in a fun, social environment. 10 to 11:30 a.m. $3 per class. Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. (352) 540-3835.

Wednesday

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 a.m. The programs are filled with age-appropriate stories, finger plays and songs. No registration required. Free. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-6391.

Thursday

Spring Hill Turkey Trot: All ages are welcome to participate in this free workout along the Suncoast Trail. Teens and children participating must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The event is hosted by the Hernando County Recreation Department in conjunction with GIME Fitness/Hernando Health Experience. 7 to 8 a.m. Free. Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. (352) 428-6368, 754-4031.

Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival: The annual weekend festival features four days of musical performances, overnight camping and a youth tent, featuring hayrides, arts and crafts, bluegrass music workshops and other activities. Bands on the bill include the Lonesome River Band, Third Tyme Out, Remington Ryde, Special Consensus, the Chapmans, the Packway Handle Band, Larry Cordle and others. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets: $63-$69, Thursday through Sunday; $15, Thursday; $25, Friday; $30, Saturday, and $12, Sunday. Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. (352) 754-3082. sertomayouthranch.com.

Friday

Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival: The annual weekend festival features four days of musical performances, overnight camping and a youth tent, featuring hayrides, arts and crafts, bluegrass music workshops and more. Bands on the bill include the Lonesome River Band, Third Tyme Out, Remington Ryde, Special Consensus, the Chapmans, the Packway Handle Band, Larry Cordle and others. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets: $25, Friday; $30, Saturday, and $12, Sunday. Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. (352) 754-3082. sertomayouthranch.com.

Nov. 26

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.

Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival: The annual weekend festival features four days of musical performances, overnight camping and a youth tent, featuring hayrides, arts and crafts and bluegrass workshops. Bands on the bill include the Lonesome River Band, Third Tyme Out, Remington Ryde, Special Consensus, the Chapmans, the Packway Handle Band, Larry Cordle and others. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets: $30, Saturday; $12, Sunday. Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. (352) 754-3082. sertomayouthranch.com.

VFW Post 9236 Santa's Workshop: Children are invited to come and make ornaments recognizing service members. The ornaments will be hung on a tree Dec. 17 at the post's carnival and tree lighting. Those wishing to have an ornament made for a particular service member should bring or mail a picture, along with the name and a contact phone number. Noon to 4 p.m. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Entertainment at VFW Post 9236: Music by the Shakers. 5 to 9 p.m. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Social: A DJ will entertain. Bring your own snacks and beverages (and ice, if needed). No lessons provided, but instructors are on hand to help, if needed. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $5. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 397-6088.

Events in Hernando county Nov. 20-25 11/18/11 [Last modified: Friday, November 18, 2011 4:25pm]

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