Chinsegut birding hike: Participants are to meet at the trailhead at U.S. 41 and Snow Memorial Highway. Bring a picnic lunch. 8-11 a.m. Free. Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.
Alzheimer's charity breakfast: Five menu choices are available. Hosted by Women of the Moose Chapter 1765. Funds raised will benefit the Alzheimer's Family Organization. 8-11 a.m. $5 per breakfast; children 5 and younger can order a free meal from the children's menu. Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521, 5214 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 684-6688.
Anne of Avonlea, The Musical: The show, based on the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery, is an original production written by theater veterans Ellen Sanborn, Randi Olsen and David Sanborn. 2 p.m. $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 13 and younger (seniors 60 and older may purchase two tickets for $25). An optional dessert bar is available for $5. Weeki Wachee High School, 12150 Vespa Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 593-0027. liveoaktheatre.org.
Miss Garden of Eden beauty pageant: The St. Anthony Council of Catholic Women will present this "whimsical farce," where the audience will be able to select from a winner from seven contestants in four different categories. There will be a cocktail hour at 2 p.m., followed by the show at 3 p.m. $16 for dinner and the show. St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville (352) 796-2096 or (352) 238-8868.
Academia Hernando wraps up season with "Love Letters" concert: The concert features Mickey and Jerry Mandel. 10 a.m. to noon. $7. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-0158.
Community Thanksgiving dinner: The free dinner is sponsored by Christian Life Assembly of God and the Jesus and Me Ministry. 6-8 p.m. Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville (352) 340-9594 or (352) 597-1139.
Master Gardeners' weekly plant sale: Plants for shade and sun are available, including flowering plants, ground cover, shrubs and trees. Funds raised benefit the Hernando County Master Gardener program. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Prices vary. Master Gardener Nursery, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. (352) 754-4433.
A Big Apple Christmas: This is a musical comedy, set in 1954 New York City. Doors open two hours before showtime for cocktails and buffet. Call toll-free 1-888-655-7469 for information or tickets. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Show runs through Dec. 25. Dinner and show, $48; show only, $36.95, plus tax and tip; 12 and younger, $28.45 and $23.45. Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19 , Hudson. showpalace.net.
Feed the Five Thousand: This is a free Thanksgiving dinner for individuals and families. Reservations required. 1:30-4:30 p.m. True Holiness Church of Jesus Christ, 15500 Wiscon Road, Brooksville. (352) 279-5837 or (352) 279-8313.
New Dawn Singers: Doors open at 11:30 a.m., dinner at noon, show at 1:15 p.m. $48, plus tax and tip. Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. Toll-free 1-888-655-7469.
Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival: The annual weekend festival, which runs through Sunday, features four days of music performances, overnight camping and an alternative community gathering where kids and pets are allowed. Thursday hours are 6-10 p.m.. Friday hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prices vary $12-$60. Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. (863) 984-8445. sertomayouthranch.com.
Thanksgiving Day dinner-dance: Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner served 12:45-1:45 p.m. Music by Jeanne 2:15-5 p.m. The entree choice is turkey or baked ham steak. Full-service bar available. Proper dance attire requested. Call for reservations. $12 for members, $14 for nonmembers. Polish-American Social Club of Pasco County, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. (727) 862-1520.
Evening of Storytelling with Jerry Cowling: Cowling will share Christmas stories. Refreshments will be served. Cowling is an author and storyteller and leads downtown tours of Brooksville. 6 p.m. $3 for adults, $1.50 for children. Polly Wogg Gallery & Labyrinth, 18522 U.S. 19, Hudson. (727) 863-5700.
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. Handheld cameras and recording devices welcome. Reservations required. 8-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $20, cash only. Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. (352) 799-0129. hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.
Pasco Christmas — Snowy & Blowy: A holiday musical. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 3 p.m. Sunday. Show also runs Dec. 3-5. $17. Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 842-6777. richeysuncoasttheatre.com.
Brookridge Line Dance Social: A DJ will be provided. Bring your own snacks and beverages (and ice, if needed). No lessons provided. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 397-6088. bcpofl.org.
Get Out Active Saturdays: The Hernando County Recreation Department sponsors these ongoing weekly workout classes. All ages may participate; families are welcome. No registration required. Participants should show up by 6:55 a.m. 7-7:45 a.m. Free; donations accepted, with funds benefiting the Parks and Recreation Department. Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4031.
Green Screens '80s Party Night: The Hernando County Green Party will present the 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense, directed by Jonathan Demme. It covers the 1984 tour of David Byrne and the Talking Heads. This is a free outdoor event. Organic hot chocolate and tea available, as well as veggie burger dinners. 7 p.m. Organic Oasis, 5085 Pacific Ave., Weeki Wachee. (352) 683-3151.