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Events in Hernando week of Oct. 31

Today

Fall Fun Festival: 5 p.m., Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 4191 Spring Lake Highway, Spring Lake. Bring chairs and blankets for a music variety show. There will be games with candy, a bonfire and free hot dogs, drinks and s'mores. Sweets will be available for purchase, and there will be $50 prizes awarded in a best hot wings contest and a pumpkin-carving contest. Pumpkins must be finished upon arrival and will be judged for "most creative" and "best message." (352) 799-7028.

Hallelujah Night: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill. This is an alternative for trick-or-treating and includes games, candy and prizes. (352) 683-2863 (between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays).

Halloween House: 7-11 p.m., 2322 Meadow Lark Road, Spring Hill.

Musical Light Halloween Show: 7-10 p.m., 18609 Floralton Drive, Spring Hill. This is a two-house display.

Trail of Treats: 6-9 p.m., Christian Church in the Wildwood, Building A, 10051 Country Road, north of Weeki Wachee. Includes inflatables, cotton candy, popcorn and lots of candy. Free. (352) 596-1388, ext. 224.

Trunk or Treat: 6-8 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W, Brooksville. Includes candy, games, hayrides and food. (352) 796-8331.

Monday

Hospital Auxiliary Gift, Book, Jewelry and Handbag Sale: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Conference Room 1 (near cafeteria), 17240 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Visitors can bring in their unwanted gold and silver, as well as U.S. coins, to sell for cash or trade. Jewelry includes 10-karat and 14-karat gold and sterling silver charms, chains, earrings and rings (ring sizes 5-12 available). Credit cards, cash, checks and hospital payroll deductions accepted. Pam, (352) 442-0169.

Tuesday

Hospital Auxiliary Gift, Book, Jewelry and Handbag Sale: 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Conference Room 1 (near cafeteria), 17240 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Visitors can bring in their unwanted gold and silver, as well as U.S. coins, to sell for cash or trade. Jewelry includes 10-karat and 14-karat gold and sterling silver charms, chains, earrings and rings (ring sizes 5-12 available). Credit cards, cash, checks and hospital payroll deductions accepted. Pam, (352) 442-0169.

Library to show 'Hachi: A Dog's Tale': 2 p.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. Based on a true story, the 2009 film is an American adaptation of a Japanese tale about a dog named Hachiko. Every day, Hachiko would accompany his master to the train station and return each afternoon to greet him after work. One day, his master dies, but Hachiko faithfully returns day after day, keeping vigil. The movie, rated G, stars Richard Gere. Light refreshments will be served. Free. (352) 540-6391.

Wednesday

Alzheimer's Common Sense Caregiving workshop: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Career Central, 7361 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Hosted by United Way of Hernando County and columnist/author Gary Joseph LeBlanc. Speakers include Janet Clymer of HPH Hospice, Marie Monahan of Catholic Charities, and LeBlanc, author of Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness. The free workshop is designed for caregivers who wish to learn more about respite care and how to manage family members with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. RSVP to LeBlanc at (352) 345-6270 or us41books@bellsouth.net.

'Alzheimer's Disease: What Caregivers Need to Know' USF Health program: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., the Grand assisted living facility, 725 Desoto Ave., Brooksville. The free program is designed for individuals caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimer's disease. Lunch will be provided. Advanced registration required. Provided by the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute and Heartland Rehabilitation Services of Brooksville. RSVP to (813) 974-4355 or toll-free 1-800-633-4563.

Hospital Auxiliary gifts and jewelry sale fundraiser: 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Spring Hill Regional Hospital, 10461 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. Pat, (352) 666-8755.

Native Plants for Sunny and Shady Areas: 10 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Rita Grant from the Hernando Native Plant Society will present the program, which covers what native Florida plants to use in both sunny and shady conditions, and explains proper planting, spacing and maintenance techniques. (352) 540-6230.

Events in Hernando week of Oct. 31 10/30/10 [Last modified: Saturday, October 30, 2010 12:49pm]

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