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Events: Nov. 8-14


Fall Coins and Collectibles Show: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. Presented by the West Hernando Coin Club. Free admission and parking. Coins, including gold, silver, U.S. and foreign coins, and paper money, will be sold, purchased and appraised. Food and drinks available. Free hourly door prizes and a free gold drawing. (352) 428-4564.

Hernando Jazz Society presents "The USA in Song:" 1:30 p.m., Wellington clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. Dance to hits such as Moonlight in Vermont, Chicago, Georgia and New York, New York. Cash bar and snacks available. Free for members, $9 for nonmembers. (352) 799-9690.

Holiday shopping extravaganza: 1 to 4 p.m., Boys and Girls Club of Hernando County, 5404 Applegate Drive, Spring Hill. Numerous vendors and door prizes; food and snacks available. (352) 666-0068.

People Helping People to feed the needy: 4 to 6 p.m., Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. Anyone hungry is invited for a free meal. Diane Rowden, (352) 573-4178.

Riverhawk Music Festival: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. Ticket prices vary. (352) 754-4082 or

Stage West presents Anything Goes: 2 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The show continues through Nov. 22. Tickets are $18 adults, $9 students. Box office open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and one hour before each show. (352) 683-5113.


Academia Hernando presents "The Story of Genghis Khan:" 10 a.m., Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. The speaker will be Joe Menasce. The lecture is part of the Myths and Realities lecture series. The cost is $7. (352) 597-0158.


Magnet school orientations for Challenger K-8 and Nature Coast Technical High: Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics, 5 and 6:30 p.m. orientations, school cafeteria, 13400 Elgin Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 797-7024. Nature Coast Technical High, 6 p.m., 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. (352) 797-7088.


Florida National Cemetery's Veterans Day Ceremony: 11 a.m., 6502 SW 102nd Ave., off Interstate 75, Exit 309, south of Bushnell. Includes speakers, patriotic music, bagpipes, gun salute, posting of the colors and a flyover by Ye Mystic Air Krewe. (352) 793-7740.

Operation Appreciation marathon call-in program on WWJB-AM 1450: 4 to 10 p.m. (or until the last call is taken). This is a live show to allow listeners to call in to the radio station and share good wishes and appreciation to troops serving overseas. Listeners can call in live at (352) 796-7272. Calls will be recorded and converted to compact disc, then sent to troops. Bill Pierson, (352) 556-3326, or visit

Veterans Field of Glory and ceremony: 9 to 11 a.m., Chocachatti Elementary School, 4135 California St., south of Brooksville. Sponsored by the Telephone Life Member Club of Spring Hill and the We Remember 27/1 Club. Bob, (352) 686-6962.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236 Veterans Day ceremony: 10 a.m., 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Hernando Beach. Hernando County Commissioner Rose Rocco will speak. (352) 596-9236.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681 Veterans Day ceremony: 11 a.m., 18940 Drayton St., off County Line Road, Shady Hills. Participating will be the post color guard, local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Sea Cadets, the Hudson High Drill Team and the Pasco County Fire Department honor guard. There will be vintage military vehicles and soldiers in uniform. Afterward, there will be a barbecue and live music. Post, (727) 856-1860, or Bob, (352) 428-7550.


"In His Footsteps" outreach program to serve free lunch: Noon to 2 p.m., St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, parish hall, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. A soup-and-sandwich lunch will be served. Dom, (352) 686-2857.

Library to show The Holiday: 2 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The 2006 film, rated PG-13, stars Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black. Refreshments served. Free. (352) 540-6391.


Greyhound Pets of America/Senior Sanctuary of Florida garage sale: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 3337 Morven Drive, Spring Hill. Proceeds will be used to pay for food and veterinary expenses associated with fostering and placing senior greyhounds in loving homes. Marty Crites, (352) 686-1752.

Mariner United Methodist Church Yard Sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 7079 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 596-0080.

Oak Hill Hospital golf tourney to benefit HPH Hospice: 8:30 a.m., Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. $60 per golfer. Lunch provided. Team sponsorships are $300; hole sponsorships are $50. Eddie Vandetti or Judy Padgett, (352) 597-3053.

Stage West presents Anything Goes: 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $18 adults, $9 students. (352) 683-5113.

Women of Spring Hill United Church of Christ's 28th annual Christmas Bazaar Festival: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 686-9286.


Brookridge Craft Stitchers' annual craft sale: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Brookridge clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 596-9562.

Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Club hosts social: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Brookridge clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., This is a dance; no lessons provided. $4 per person. Norma, (352) 397-6088.

Cub Scout Pack 303 community garage sale and car wash: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. The car wash will start at 9 a.m. Vendors welcome; $10 for a space or $15 for two spaces. Ed Parker, (352) 848-0126.

Dragonfly920 Motorcycle Run for Hospice: Registration at 8 a.m., Adventure Cycle, 14430 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. $20 per rider, $10 per passenger, includes five draws. Additional draws are $5 each. Bikes leave from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and return about 2 p.m. for complimentary lunch and door prizes, with entertainment by Rebound. Leslie Taylor, (352) 428-0128 or

Fur Fest: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. Free admission for pets and their owners. There will be a pet fashion show, holiday shopping, food and entertainment. Vendor spaces are available. Hosted by the Humane Society of the Nature Coast. (352) 796-2711.

Greek Family Night: 5 to 8:30 p.m., Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church, fellowship hall, 13460 Olympic Village Lane, off Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Includes a dinner of Greek specialties and dancing. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for ages 6-12. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Emily Thomas, (352) 650-0307.

Greyhound Pets of America/Senior Sanctuary of Florida garage sale: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 3337 Morven Drive, Spring Hill. Proceeds will be used to pay for food and veterinary expenses associated with fostering and placing senior greyhounds in loving homes. Marty Crites, (352) 686-1752.

H1N1 (swine flu) vaccination clinic: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. Provided by the Hernando County Health Department, vaccinations (intranasal and injectable) will to be given first-come, first-served with tickets distributed starting at 8 a.m. Tickets include appointment time slots. (352) 540-6855.

Hernando County Philippine-American Association Youth Group hosts yard sale: 8 a.m. to noon, Tara Professional Plaza, 11535 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Donations for the sale are welcome and should be dropped off at the site before 8 a.m. Funds raised will benefit flood victims in the Philippines. (352) 684-7320, (352) 270-6991 or (352) 346-0854.

Homosassa Arts and Crafts and Seafood Festival: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Yulee Drive and Mason Creek Road, Old Homosassa. Includes fresh seafood, Southern delicacies, a juried art show, and arts and crafts booths. Admission is $2 for adults, free for children. (352) 628-9333.

Jingle Jangle Jamboree: 6 to 11 p.m., Starkey Ranch, 12959 State Road 54, Odessa. Includes a Western barbecue, hayrides, a bonfire, a silent auction and live music with dancing. Jett Williams, daughter of country music legend Hank Williams, will perform. Tickets are $125 and must be purchased by Monday, with proceeds to benefit Eckerd Youth Alternatives' Success Awards program for disadvantaged youth. (727) 461-1236, ext. 266, or

Mariner United Methodist Church yard sale: 8 a.m. to noon, 7079 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 596-0080.

Miles of Meals food drive: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. Donors are asked to bring nonperishable food, as well as nonperishable pet food, for local pantries. Sponsored by United Way of Hernando County and Brooksville Senior Future Farmers of America. Ricky Ahrens, (352) 797-7015, ext. 239, or United Way, (352) 688-2026.

Silverthorn's Holiday Boutique: 9 a.m. to noon, Silverthorn Clubhouse, 4400 Mallard Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 848-0020.

Springstead High Football's "Huge Flea Market" fundraiser: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Vendor spaces available for $10. Greg, (352) 683-3528.

Stage West presents Anything Goes: 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $18 adults, $9 students. (352) 683-5113.

Steak Night at VFW: 5:30 to 8 p.m., VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. A 10-ounce ribeye dinner will be served. $10. Music provided by Hime. (352) 596-9236.

Team Up for Wildlife youth program: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 100 Acre Wood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, 99 Kohen Road, Brooksville. For youth ages 5 and older. $15 per person. Includes live birds of prey program, recycling, water quality testing, snake encounter, and making birdhouses, wooden fish pencil holders and glass art from recycled materials and palm fronds. Participants take home a live tree. Registration required. (352) 650-2892 or

Toys for Tots golf tournament: Shotgun start at 1 p.m., Southern Hills Plantation Club, 4200 Summit View Drive, Brooksville. Dinner will follow the tournament, along with prizes and special awards. $75 per golfer. (352) 597-8362.

Women of Spring Hill United Church of Christ's 28th annual Christmas Bazaar Festival: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 686-9286.

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