Events in Hernando County Sept. 25-Oct. 1

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

VFW Auxiliary Sunday breakfast: 8 to 11:30 a.m. Breakfast is $6; bloody marys and mimosas are $1.50 each. VFW Post 8681, 18940 Drayton Street, Shady Hills. (727) 856-1860.

Cook's Classic and Antique Car Museum: James Cook, founder and CEO of Component General, and his family are opening their privately owned museum of classic and antique cars and memorabilia to benefit the Foundation for Early Learning of Pasco and Hernando Counties. It includes automobiles from 1915 to 1986, including a rare 1915 Studebaker, engines including Hemi cutaways and more than 100 antique radios. Noon to 6 p.m. Free admission and refreshments; donations encouraged. Component General, 2445 Success Drive, Odessa. (727) 233-8291. phelc.org/foundation.

Benefit carwash for Alzheimer's Association: Spearheaded by Michael Sagliocca, a seventh-grade student at Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology, the carwash is part of a "Pay It Forward" project for his social studies class. 1 to 5 p.m. Donations accepted. Advanced Auto Parts, 4296 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

Monday

Academia Hernando Fall 2011 Lecture Series: 'The Civil War on the West Coast of Florida,' presented by Ross Lamoreaux. 10 a.m. to noon. $55 for the series; $8 per lecture. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-0158.

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Write Your Life Story': Learn how to take memories and write them into a story. 1 to 4 p.m. $18. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422.

Why Landscapes Fail: Learn how to avoid pitfalls in landscape maintenance. First come, first seated. 5:30 p.m. Free. Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. (352) 754-4433.

Hernando Hills Hi-Lites open house: Light refreshments and beverages will be served. Observers welcome, as well as those who would like to sing along with the chorus. This is a women's a cappella chorus that sings contemporary and traditional songs in four-part harmony, under the direction of Jeannine Zack. Rehearsals are at 7 p.m. Mondays. New members welcome. 7 to 9 p.m. Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 686-4122.

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.

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.

PHCC 'Microsoft Professional/Intro' course: The course, which continues Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 13, includes an overview of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access, plus a brief review of Windows basics. Examples of documents created in each application will be presented. 6 to 8 p.m. $94. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422.

St. Frances Cabrini Knights social: An FBI agent will discuss health care fraud. Refreshments will be served. No reservations required. 7:30 p.m. St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 686-9767.

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.

Spring Hill Art League reception: Featuring artists Nancy Beltz, Joe Galletta, Betty Love and Judy Newton. Refreshments will be served. The artwork will be on display throughout September and October. 5 to 7 p.m. Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St., Brooksville. (352) 799-9690.

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.

'Leaf Your Imprint': The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will host this volunteer recruitment and orientation event. Those interested in becoming conservation steward volunteers with the conservation commission are welcome to come and learn about the Chinsegut Conservation Corps and the Brooksville Ridge Brigade. Light refreshments will be provided. 7 to 9 p.m. No cost. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Friday

Rummage Sale and Outdoor Flea Market: The flea market will be in the parking lot, with the rummage sale in the fellowship hall. Coffee, breakfast, treats, hot dogs, bratwurst and soda will be available for purchase. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 686-5499, 556-3202.

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.

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Paris — History and Influences': Learn about the city and how it shaped business, philosophy and government for the world. 10 a.m. to noon. $12. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422.

Country-western cruise: This is a cruise aboard pontoon boats, which will depart promptly at 6 p.m. (arrive early). There will be country music, sing-alongs, dancing, hayrides, karaoke and games. Food includes sloppy Joes, baked beans, coleslaw, watermelon and beverages. This is a benefit for the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park. 6 to 10 p.m. $25 adults, $12 for children 12 and younger. Tickets are limited. Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. (352) 628-5343. homosassasprings.org/Homosassa.cfm.

Papa Joe's 30th anniversary celebration and benefit fundraiser: Local bands will perform. Proceeds benefit the Arc Nature Coast. 6 to 9 p.m. Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant, 6244 Spring Lake Highway, east of Brooksville. (352) 799-3904.

Florida Snakes: Live snake talk and demonstration of Florida's native venomous and nonvenomous species. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Park entry is $3 per vehicle; the class is free. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.

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.

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