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Events in Hernando County Oct. 9 - 15

Today

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.

Nature Coast Fine Art and True Craft Show: Enjoy the work of artists and artisans at this ninth annual show, featuring potters, glass and wood workers, jewelers, painters and more. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. The show will be along U.S. 19, next to the park's Visitor Center. (352) 637-4203.

Breakfast at VFW Post 8713: Includes scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausage and bacon, toast or biscuit, fruit, juice and coffee. 9 to 11 a.m. $5. VFW Post 8713, 1681 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4449.

West Florida Bird-Mart: Includes exotic bird toys, cages, treats and other items. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults, free for ages 11 and younger. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (904) 276-1041.

Hernando Jazz Society: Mostly Broadway: A nostalgic afternoon of dancing to live Broadway tunes, including Ain't Misbehavin', Secret Love, Where or When and others. Cash bar and buffet lunch available. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free for society members, $9 for nonmembers (food and drink additional). Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 666-6888, ext. 504.

'Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks': Comedy set in a waterfront condo in St. Petersburg, where elderly widow Lily Harrison has hired gay dance instructor Michael Minetti for private lessons. 2 p.m. $10. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Monday

Academia Hernando Fall 2011 Lecture Series: 'All You Ever Wanted to Know About Florida Snakes', presented by Jim Mendenhall. 10 a.m. to noon. $8. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-0158.

Hernando Computer Club Computer Expo: Includes table displays for classes the club offers. Instructors will be on hand to answer questions. Complimentary refreshments. 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 684-7171. hcc.org.

Tuesday

Toddler Play Date: 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.

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.

Historic Downtown Walking Tour: Local author and storyteller Jerry Cowling will lead. Stops include Weeks Hardware Store, SunTrust Bank parking lot, Patricia's Boutique parking lot and the courthouse steps. Topics include the founding of Brooksville, local doctors, the late Alfred McKethan, the Brooksville Raid and the history of the courthouse. The event is part of Brooksville's annual Founders Week celebration. Call for reservations. 11 a.m. Free. Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. RSVP to (352) 540-3810.

Brooksville Woman's Club annual Victorian Tea: Includes assorted teas, finger sandwiches, jams and tarts, scones with jam, clotted cream and petit fours. Event is part of the city of Brooksville's Founders Week celebration. Noon to 3 p.m. Tickets are $7, available at the door. Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St., Brooksville. (352) 799-3801, 796-6026.

Livestock series presents 'Goat Production': Conducted by regional specialized extension agent Stacy Strickland. 5:30 p.m. Free, but reservations required. Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. (352) 754-4433. extension.hernandocounty.us.

Foreclosure prevention workshop: Provided by the Neighborhood Community Foundation. Speaker will be foreclosure defense attorney David Candler Hicks. Participants will develop an understanding of the foreclosure process, their legal rights, and options and potential solutions. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Microtel, 4881 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Toll-free 1-877-306-5299. Neighborhood-Community.org.

Wednesday

Little Buddies and Babies Garage Sale: For parents interested in buying or selling infant and toddler items, such as clothing, toys, games, books, shoes, bedding and other items. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. (352) 540-3835.

Mommy & Me: For children ages 2 to 4 and their parents. Designed to give children, as well as their 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: 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.

PHCC Encore Academy Offers 'Paris — Food, Glorious Food!': Explore the tastes and temptations of the city that sets the culinary standards for the world's chefs. 10 a.m. to noon. $12. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.

'Ridding Your Lawn and Landscape of Weeds' horticulture class: Learn how to rid yards of a variety of weeds. 10 a.m. Free on first-come, first-seated basis. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4433.

Alzheimer's Common Sense Caregiving workshop: Designed for caregivers who would like to learn more about the Brain Bank program, eligibility requirements and how to manage family members with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. Career Central, 7361 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. RSVP to (352) 345-6270.

Brooksville Woman's Club annual Victorian Tea: Includes assorted teas, finger sandwiches, jams and tarts, scones with jam, clotted cream and petit fours. The event is part of the city of Brooksville's Founders Week celebration. Noon to 3 p.m. Tickets are $7, available at the door. Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St., Brooksville. (352) 799-3801, 796-6026.

Spring Hill Garden Club informational meeting: Tour the gardens, meet the club's volunteers, receive information about Florida native plants and learn how to help maintain the plant nursery, botanical gardens and the landmark Spring Hill waterfall. Noon. Free admission; donations accepted. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933. naturecoastbotanicalgardens.com.

High Point community ballroom dance classes kick off fall season: Intermediate and beginner classes are from 2 to 3 p.m., with open dancing from 3 to 4 p.m. The instructor is Bonnie Jordan. Lessons are $10 per couple; open dance is $3 per person. High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. (352) 683-3699.

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 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.

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Beginning File Management': Learn how to save a document and pictures, how to locate files and how to delete those that are no longer needed. 10 a.m. to noon. $12. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.

Soup and sandwich lunch at St. Joan of Arc: Noon to 2 p.m. Free. St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 688-0663.

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Scanning and Storing Photographs': Learn the basics of designing Web pages for personal or professional use. Noon to 3 p.m. $18. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.

Brooksville Woman's Club annual Victorian Tea: Includes assorted teas, finger sandwiches, jams and tarts, scones with jam, clotted cream and petit fours. The event is part of the city of Brooksville's Founders Week celebration. Noon to 3 p.m. Tickets are $7, available at the door. Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St., Brooksville. (352) 799-3801, 796-6026.

Reception for Summer Art Exhibit: Meet the artists participating in the Summer Art Exhibit, which features works from the Women's Caucus for Art Florida (Maria Helena Adams, Rosa Lea Addington, Dore' Anderson, Bonnie Dubbin Askowitz, Betty Bay, Maureen Bethke, Marie Brandes, Mary J. Brown, Diane Charles, Joette G. Felice, Rhonda Hancock, Evie Harper, Karen Heidler, Kathy Ivers Napua, Judy Kaplan, Julie Komenda, Rosalie LoCurcio, Fran McLean, Mary Ellen O'Brien, Susan Pelteson, Judith Segall, Lynne Simone, Bonnie Sprung and Chris Coad Taylor). There will also be special displays by Just Poets, the Spring Hill Camera Club and the Suncoast Ship Model Society. There will be poetry readings and a book reading. Refreshments will be served. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-3810.

Wine-tasting fundraiser for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: Hosted by the Hernando County Unit of the American Cancer Society. Includes hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds support the Hernando Board Walkers team for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk, which will be at 9 a.m. Oct. 22 at the Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel. 6 p.m. Tickets are $20. Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive, Brooksville. RSVP to (352) 277-6346.

Foreclosure prevention workshop: Provided by the Neighborhood Community Foundation. Speaker will be foreclosure defense attorney David Candler Hicks. Residents will develop an understanding of the foreclosure process, their legal rights, and options and potential solutions. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Holiday Inn Express, 30455 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor West. Toll-free 1-877-306-5299. Neighborhood-Community.org.

Shark Theater presents 'Kindertransport': Diane Samuels' award-winning play is a fictionalized story based on real accounts of children of the Kindertransport, which sent child Holocaust survivors, without their parents, out of Nazi-controlled countries to safety in Great Britain. The story is about 9-year-old Eva, who must adapt to her new home and country. 7 p.m. $8 adults; $6 students. Not recommended for ages younger than 8. Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. (352) 797-7088, ext. 296. edline.net/pages/HCSB_NCTHS.

Brookridge Entertainment presents John Timpanelli: Timpanelli is a romantic crooner, impersonator, comic and stage performer. 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 each; season tickets are $95 for Brookridge residents and $111 for others. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 610-4901.

Friday

Brooksville Woman's Club annual Victorian Tea: Includes assorted teas, finger sandwiches, jams and tarts, scones with jam, clotted cream and petit fours. The event is part of the city of Brooksville's Founders Week celebration. Noon to 3 p.m. Tickets are $7, available at the door. Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St., Brooksville. (352) 799-3801, 796-6026.

Sons of Norway Sun Viking Lodge 607 Leif Erikson Celebration: Includes a surf and turf dinner (fiskeboller and meatballs), with potatoes, vegetables and cake. There will be Norwegian dancing. 6:30 p.m. $15; reservations required by Tuesday. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 382-5357.

Shark Theater presents 'Kindertransport': Diane Samuels' award-winning play is a fictionalized story based on real accounts of children of the Kindertransport, which sent child Holocaust survivors, without their parents, out of Nazi-controlled countries to safety in Great Britain. The story is about 9-year-old Eva, who must adapt to her new home and country. 7 p.m. $8 adult; $6 students. Not recommended for ages younger than 8. Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. (352) 797-7088, ext. 296. edline.net/pages/HCSB_NCTHS.

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. hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

'Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks' : Comedy set in a waterfront condo in St. Petersburg, where elderly widow Lily Harrison has hired gay dance instructor Michael Minetti for private lessons. 8 p.m. $10. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Saturday

Fairgrounds Flea Market: Includes indoor and outdoor vendors. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4552.

First United Methodist Men's annual flea market: Vendor spaces available. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2467.

Suncoast Harmony Chorus fundraising garage sale: The sale includes merchandise donated by the 40-member chorus, their families and friends. Proceeds will help defray expenses of the chorus, which is the local chapter of Sweet Adelines International. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Godfrey Avenue, 1233 Godfrey Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 597-4376.

Springstead High School Band's 'Red, White and Blue Goes Green' electronic recycling fundraiser: Band members will be in the gym parking lot to collect working or nonworking electronics, such as laptops, towers, servers, mainframes, mice, hard drives, SD and Sim cards, CPU chips, monitors, fax machines, printers, calculators, keyboards, DVD players, remote controls, VCRs, digital picture frames, cell phones, camcorders, small kitchen appliances and power tools. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 556-1652.

Silverhawk Native American Flute Gathering and Arts and Crafts Show: Phil Penne will preside over this event honoring Native American traditions with flute players, singers, storytellers, didge players, Sacred Thunder Drumming and a Friendship Fire. Vendors will also be selling handmade flutes, Native American leather clothing, jewelry, blankets, Painted Ponies, Native American food, homemade ice cream and kettle corn. Tour the authentic Creek Indian village in the woods as well as an 1850s settlement. Overnight camping available. 9 a.m. Free. Withlacoochee River Park, 12449 Withlacoochee Blvd., Dade City. (813) 763-2118. silverhawkflutegathering.com.

Faith Haven Christian Retreat Center fall festival: This family event includes horse training demonstrations, drill team and mounted shooting team performances, challenge course demonstrations, children's games, a pumpkin patch, food and vendor booths, stable tours, storytellers, a slide and bounce house, door prizes and a silent auction. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Faith Haven Christian Retreat Center, 10830 W Bentbow Path, Crystal River.

First Baptist Church-Shady Rest's Women Mission Ministry Clothes Closet: Offering clothing at no cost to needy families or individuals. 9 a.m. to noon. American Legion Post 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. (352) 683-2766.

Heather Property Owners Association's arts and crafts fair: Featuring more than 25 displays. Coffee, doughnuts, soda and hot dogs will be available. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Heather Clubhouse, 9100 Nakoma Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 596-5028.

Brooksville Founders Week celebration: Various activities include the Market on Main Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; the Brooksville Cycling Classic, starting at Liberty Street, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; the Art N' Market Walk and Art Show Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Hall; Empowering Women of Brooksville "Telling Life as it Really Was," noon at City Hall; judging of the fall hay bale decoration contest, noon, with announcement of winners at 1 p.m.; Liberty Street Kids Classic, registration at 3 p.m. and race at 4:15 p.m. at Liberty Street, and the Police/Fire Rescue Rally at 4:30 p.m. at Liberty and Main streets. Downtown Brooksville. (352) 540-3810.

White Cane Safety Day: Sighted walkers will don simulator glasses or blindfolds and walk with visually impaired persons to learn about them and their experience. Each participating pair will be accompanied by a sighted guide to ensure safety. This annual event is held to bring awareness of the law that requires drivers to come to a complete stop when they see a pedestrian with a white cane and to celebrate the white cane as a symbol of a blind person's independence. Proceeds from donations benefit Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind. 10 a.m. Donations appreciated; to participate, RSVP by Friday. Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. (352) 754-1132.

Community Health Fair: More than 60 local health care businesses with information, demonstrations and free health screenings. Complimentary food samples from local restaurants will be provided. There will be live music and entertainment throughout the day. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 544-5206.

Shark Theater presents 'Kindertransport': Diane Samuels' award-winning play is a fictionalized story based on real accounts of children of the Kindertransport, which sent child Holocaust survivors, without their parents, out of Nazi-controlled countries to safety in Great Britain. 2 p.m. $8 adults, $6 students. Not recommended for ages younger than 8. Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. (352) 797-7088, ext. 296. edline.net/pages/HCSB_NCTHS.

Nativity Lutheran Church 25th anniversary patriotic celebration: Featuring the Nativity Church Choir, Hernando Harmonizers, Nature Coast Singers, Nativity Bell Choir and organist Erich Bredehoeft. Proceeds will go toward a new roof on the original church building. 3 p.m. $10. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-1456.

Foster Parent Association of Hernando County's fall dinner-dance: Will include a dinner buffet, a live band, DJ, prizes and raffle baskets. Music will be provided by Able's Sacrifice and DJ Dwayne. Proceeds benefit Hernando County foster children. 6 to 10 p.m. $15 for adults; $5 for children ages 4-12. Towne Square Family Restaurant, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 754-0377.

Aripeka Elks surf and turf dinner: Hosted by the Past Exalted Rulers. Dinner at 6 p.m. Music will be provided by Short Notice, starting at 7 p.m. $18 per person. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 863-2520, ext. 14.

Hernando Democrats Jefferson-Jackson Dinner-Dance: This is the Hernando Democrats' launch of the "2012 Campaign for Democratic Success." It includes dinner and dance music by Southern Exposure. The speaker will be former congressman and current congressional candidate Alan Grayson of Orlando. The master of ceremonies will be the Rev. Charles McKenzie. 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 each; tables of eight may be reserved. Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. (352) 596-2996, 686-0686. hernandodemocrats.us/hernando-democratic-jj-info.html.

Pit bull awareness fundraiser: Live music will be provided by singer/songwriter John Shipe. The fundraiser is presented by Pibbles to the Rescue, Pit Bull Happenings and Buster's & Foster's Haven Rescue. Other rescue groups will be on hand, with a variety of adoptable dogs. The event will also include vendors, a silent auction, raffles, games and pets available for adoption. Canine Good Citizen testing will be available for $10. Dinners will be available for $15, which includes an entree, two sides and a drink. 6:30 p.m. Towne Square Family Restaurant/Towne Square parking lot, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (727) 612-8828.

High Point Community Dance: Music provided by Two Fold. Guests may bring their own beverages and snacks; complimentary coffee and ice provided. Call for table reservations. 7 to 10 p.m. $5 at the door. High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. (352) 596-2745.

Ghost Tours: Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, 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. hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

'Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks': Light comedy set in a waterfront condo in St. Petersburg, where elderly widow Lily Harrison has hired gay dance instructor Michael Minetti for private lessons. 8 p.m. $10. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Events in Hernando County Oct. 9 - 15 10/08/11 [Last modified: Saturday, October 8, 2011 10:15am]

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