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Events: Oct. 18-24

Today/NEW

Breakfast at Elks Lodge: 8:30 to 11 a.m., Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Prices from $3.25-$5.25. (352) 596-2582.

Deathtrap concludes at Stage West: 2 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets $10. (352) 683-5113.

EDPAC Stage Co. presents Nobody Don't Like Yogi: 3 p.m., Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, 13651 Hays Road, off State Road 52. Reserved seats $9; buy online at www.ed-pac.org or by phone, (727) 857-2604. General admission is $5 at the door.

Fairgrounds Flea Market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. Vendors welcome; cost is $10 per day or $15 per weekend. (352) 585-1062.

Hernando Symphony Orchestra presents "HSO Favorites": 2 p.m., Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets $10. (352) 797-7010.

Vic Thompkins and VTO perform at VFW: Doors open at 4 p.m., show at 5 p.m., VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, off Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. Tickets $10. (352) 597-5155.

MONDAY/NEW

Loomis Brothers Circus: Shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. Tickets $15 for adults; children 12 and younger free with a paid adult. Toll-free, 1-888-628-9992.

Tuesday/NEW

Arc Nature Coast annual membership meeting: 6 p.m., Community Cafe, 4508 Commercial Way (St. Lucy Plaza), Spring Hill. Light refreshments will be served. Nancy Stubbs, (352) 544-2322, ext. 109, or nstubbs@thearc-naturecoast.org.

Home Circle of Hernando "Free College Can Happen to You" informational seminar: 7 p.m., Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road, Brooksville. Learn ways to get scholarships for a university education through standardized test-taking. Free, but registration is required. To register, visit www.homeschool-life.com/fl/homecircleofhernando, call Marie Rutzen at (813) 322-3682 or e-mail grutzen@tampabay.rr.com.

"Little Buddies" toddler program: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, off Darby Lane, Brooksville. For children, 2 to 5, and their mothers. The cost is $3 per class. The program runs through Oct. 27. Space is limited. Sponsored by the Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department. RSVP to (352) 540-3835.

Loomis Brothers Circus: Shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. Tickets $15 for adults; children 12 and younger free with a paid adult. Toll-free, 1-888-628-9992.

WEDNESDAY/New

Creative Writers' Group: 10 a.m. to noon, West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Bring a pad and pen. Sue, (352) 293-4988.

Library Toddler Time, Storytime programs: Toddler Time, for kids 18 to 35 months old, is at 10 a.m.; Storytime, for ages 3 to 5, is at 11 a.m. at East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. The free programs include age-appropriate stories, finger plays, songs and other activities. No registration required. (352) 540-6391.

Mah-jongg Tournament: Registration and breakfast at 8:30 a.m., games start at 9 a.m., Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. The cost is $25; make check payable to Temple Beth David. Reservations a must. (352) 686-7034.

"What to Do While Your Landscape Sleep" horticulture class: 10 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Free. Provided by the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. (352) 754-4433.

Thursday/New

Ethnic Festival: 5 to 10 p.m., St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. The festival includes midway rides, entertainment and food. 5 to 10 p.m. Free parking and admission. Tony Del Vecchio, (352) 666-3063, or the church, (352) 688-0663.

Library Toddler Time, Storytime programs: Toddler Time, for kids 18 to 35 months old, is at 10 a.m.; Storytime, for ages 3 to 5, is at 11 a.m. at Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The free programs include age-appropriate stories, finger plays, songs and other activities. No registration required. (352) 540-6391.

Library to show The Soloist: 2 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The biographical drama, rated PG-13, is the story of musical prodigy Nathaniel Ayers, a Juilliard dropout with schizophrenia who becomes a homeless musician on the streets of Los Angeles. Light refreshments. Free. (352) 540-6391.

FRIDAY/New

Ethnic Festival: 5 to 10 p.m., St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. The festival includes midway rides, entertainment and food. 5 to 10 p.m. Free parking and admission. Tony Del Vecchio, (352) 666-3063, or the church, (352) 688-0663.

Junktique and baked good sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-1456 or (352) 592-3454.

Library Toddler Time, Storytime programs: Toddler Time, for kids 18 to 35 months old, is at 10:15 a.m.; Storytime, for ages 3 to 5, is at 11:15 a.m. at West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. The free programs include age-appropriate stories, finger plays, songs and other activities. No registration required. (352) 540-6391.

National Association of Retired Law Enforcement Officers' annual golf tournament: 8 a.m. shotgun start, Rivard Golf and Country Club, 18001 Rivard Blvd., off U.S. 41, south of Brooksville. After the tournament, there will be food, beer and prizes at the clubhouse. Kia Motors is donating a car for the hole-in-one contest. The entry fee is $45 per person. Clyde Day, (352) 666-1204.

Oktoberfest buffet dinner: 4 to 7 p.m., Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Menu includes grilled brats and hot dogs, sauerkraut, German potato salad, homemade baked beans, cole slaw, cucumber salad, pickled eggs, ham and cheese pasta salad, cinnamon apple slices, German chocolate cake and beverages. Tickets are $8. Carry-outs available. Tickets can be purchased at the door or call (352) 597-2314.

Suncoast Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) annual yard sale: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 8449 Cobb Road, Brooksville. Vendors welcome to set up tables for $10 each. (352) 797-0401, (352) 596-7874 or (352) 683-2904.

Wine and cheese reception for artist Karen Heidler: 5 to 7 p.m., Nanette's Spirit of the Hand Gallery, 13157 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Free. Cosponsored by the Spring Hill Art League.

Saturday/New

4-H Centennial Festival: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. Includes children's games, carnival games, bounce houses, dunk tank, make-and-take art projects, arts and crafts vendors, and concessions. Free. Nancy, (352) 754-4433.

African-American Club Oldies But Goodies Dance Party: 7 to 11 p.m., SNPJ Hall, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. Music by DJ Mr. Lynn. Guests can bring their own snacks and drinks; ice will be provided. Tickets $10. (352) 597-8098 or (352) 596-3694.

Bark Island: 8 to 10 a.m., Alfred A. McKethan Park, 10800 Pine Island Drive, Pine Island. Dogs and their owners are invited to the park. The cost is $5 per car or walk-up patron. Pet owners must provide proof of current vaccination records to enter the park. All dogs must be on leashes. (352) 754-4031.

BBQ and Craft Fair: Craft fair starts at 10 a.m., free barbecue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Spring Oaks Assisted Living Facility, 7215 Grove Road, Brooksville. The band Borderline will entertain. Ruth Savage, (352) 592-1150.

Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Club Social: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., west of Brooksville. The event is for dancing. Music will be provided by DJ Dave. An instructor will assist beginners. Guests can bring their own snacks, drinks and ice. Admission is $4 per person. Norma, (352) 397-6088.

Ethnic Festival: Noon to 10 p.m., St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. The festival includes midway rides, entertainment and food. 5 to 10 p.m. Free parking and admission. Tony Del Vecchio, (352) 666-3063, or the church, (352) 688-0663.

Friends of the Library Members Only Sale: 1 to 3 p.m., Little Red Schoolhouse Bookstore, 1208 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. Members should bring their membership cards. All others are encouraged to come and join (or renew). Those who join at the sale will receive a $5 bookstore coupon, as well as an additional two months of membership. (352) 684-0660.

High Point Ladies Fire Auxiliary Octoberfest Celebration: 6 to 10 p.m., High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road. Includes food and beer (or bring your own beverages), and music by the Just Us duo. Tickets are $12. Prior reserved seating required. RSVP to Sylvia, (352) 596-6006.

Junktique and baked good sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-1456 or (352) 592-3454.

Kids Day at CMA: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Croom Motorcycle Area's new training area, off Cortez Boulevard, east of Brooksville. The event will include a variety of activities for children 12 and younger, prizes and special guests. (352) 797-5759.

Knights of Columbus Council 13209 Fall Parish Dinner Dance: Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and dancing from 7 to 11 p.m., Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. The main entree is chicken cordon bleu. Music provided by Singing '50s Till Now. There will be a costume contest, with prizes. Tickets are $12.50 per person and can be bought at the parish office, (352) 683-9666; John Moonan, (352) 596-4709; Paul Kwiatkowski, (352) 200-5313; Joe Reilly, (352) 666-7184; Jack Hauser, (352) 686-9767; Billy Luecke, (352) 666-9202, or Chuck Bugge, (352) 597-8878.

"Quilts in Bloom" quilt show: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. Provided by Hernando County Quilters' Guild and Spring Hill Garden Club. More than 150 quilts made by guild members on display. Also live music, refreshments, a quilt raffle, a plant raffle and vendors selling quilting supplies. Admission is $4. In case of rain, the event will be Oct. 31. (352) 683-9933 or visit www.naturecoast botanicalgardens.com.

Smitty's Golf Outing benefit for HPH Hospice: Registration at 7 a.m., shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club, 11500 Old Tampa Bay Drive, San Antonio. $40 per golfer ($20 for Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club members), which includes golf, contest prizes, fajita bar lunch, a bloody Mary drink (alcohol for ages 21 and older) and other prizes. Register at www.ultimatefoursome.com, or call Mike Fox at (352) 588-3132.

Springstead High School Football "Huge Flea Market Fundraiser": 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Vendor spaces are $10. Set-ups begin at 6 a.m. Greg, (352) 683-3528.

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Apostolic Church Treasure and Trash Sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Vendor spaces are $10. Bill, (352) 564-3988.

Suncoast Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) annual yard sale: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 8449 Cobb Road, Brooksville. Vendors welcome to set up tables for $10 each. (352) 797-0401, (352) 596-7874 or (352) 683-2904.

Events: Oct. 18-24 10/17/09 [Last modified: Saturday, October 17, 2009 1:37pm]

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