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Events, week of June 5

Today

Hernando County Fairgrounds Weekend Flea Market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St, Brooksville. (352) 397-3351.

Breakfast at Aripeka Elks: Breakfast cooked to order. 8:30 a.m. to noon Prices, $2.50-$4.50; cost for children younger than 10 is $2.50. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 863-2520.

Compassion Rescue and Sanctuary Gigantic Estate Sale: Proceeds will go toward funding a new shelter for the nonprofit organization. Starting at 9 a.m., 19580 Phillips Road, Masaryktown. (352) 754-9692.

'Kings, Queens and Inbetweens — A Night of Glitz and Glam' benefit drag show: Light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available. Featuring professional drag queens and kings, including queens Madam Diva Divine, Kamden Wells, Vanessa del Rey, Lady Janet, Alexis De La Mer and Sydney Taylor, and kings Swayde, Kane Cole, Jagger Blue and Devon James. The show includes lip syncing, illusion and "celebrity" appearances. The show is a benefit for the Gifts from Home charity, which sends gifts and other packages to military troops serving overseas. Those who bring an item to send to the troops will receive a free ticket for a special drawing. Doors open at 6 p.m.; showtime at 7. $12.50 in advance; $15 at the door. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 684-4185, (352) 796-0398.

Monday

BES Has Talent: Brooksville Elementary School students' show includes singing, dancing, instrumental music and other performances. Also featured will be special musical guest Sissy Peoples, a vocal instructor, professional recording artist, songwriter, actress and comedian. 6-9 p.m. Free. Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 797-7014, ext. 213.

Tuesday

Nature Coast Bridge Club 'Attitude Signals' course: Learn what the partner's lead usually means, and the exceptions. The class is 11 a.m. to noon; the cost includes the entry fee for the afternoon duplicate game that starts at 12:30 p.m. $5. Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. (352) 592-4882.

Library to show 'Secretariat': Based on a true story, Diane Lane stars as Penney Chenery, who takes over her ailing father's Meadow Stables and navigates the male-dominated horse-racing business to foster the 1973 Triple Crown winner. The 2010 film is rated PG. Light refreshments will be served. 2 p.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 540-6391.

Green Screens to show 'Whaledreamers': The 2008 documentary was produced and narrated by Julian Lennon, with screenwriter/director Kim Kindersley. It offers a glimpse into an ancient tribal culture and includes extensive underwater footage. Refreshments will be available. Early arrival is suggested, since the film starts promptly at 6. E-mail to greencat9@juno.com. 6 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6374.

Wednesday

Master Gardeners weekly plant sale: Plants for shade and sun are available. Funds raised benefit the Hernando County Master Gardener Program. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Prices vary. Master Gardener Nursery, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. (352) 754-4433.

Spring Fling: The Polish-American Club will host this indoor picnic, which includes games, a silent auction, a cake walk and dancing. Lunch is included in the price. 10 a.m. $6. Polish-American Social Club of Pasco County, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. (727) 862-1520.

Pest Resistant Plants: Florida-friendly gardening program shows how to choose plants with natural pest resistance. Presented by urban horticulture agent Jim Moll of the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. 10 a.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4433.

'Goal Setting and Investing' Financial Management Class: Presented by Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. Topics include saving for the future, preparing for a rainy day and paying yourself first. 2 p.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 540-6391, (352) 754-4433.

Thursday

Library to show 'Hildago': Viggo Mortensen stars as Frank Hopikins, a Pine Express courier who takes on the world's most difficult race, the Ocean of Fire, which is a perilous race across the desert. The film is rated PG-13 Light refreshments served. 2 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Reception for Spring Art Exhibit: Meet the artists participating in the Spring Art Exhibit, which continues through Aug. 5. The reception will also include a "Taste of the Arts," featuring the culinary delights of Brooksville restaurants and the Hernando County Fine Arts Council. 5-7 p.m. Free. Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-3810.

Friday

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.

'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz': Stage West presents a nonmusical adaptation of the familiar story about Dorothy's quest with the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Lion. 8 p.m. $10. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Saturday

Hernando County Fairgrounds Weekend Flea Market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St, Brooksville. (352) 397-3351.

Philippine Independence Day Fiesta: Filipino-American Social Club hosts this traditional event, which will include a full-course buffet dinner, as well as Philippine lechon (whole roasted pig). Also, Philippine delicacies will be served, along with coffee and tea. The Philippine Cultural Dance Troupe will entertain. Music for dancing will be provided. 6 to 11 p.m. $40 for members and $45 for nonmembers; $15 for children ages 5-13 (special children's menu available). Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. (352) 666-7686, 346-7935.

Talent Quest Florida 2011 National Karaoke Singing Contest: Contestants compete in three categories: country, pop and masters. Men and women singers compete separately to reach the national finals in Laughlin, Nev., where a total cash prize of $27,000 is guaranteed and split between 18 winners. Winners from the local contest advance to a regional contest, and those winners compete in the national contest. Continues each Saturday through June 11. Stop by the post or call to sign up. 7 p.m. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (618) 322-4646.

'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz': Stage West presents a nonmusical adaptation of the familiar story about Dorothy's quest with the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Lion. 8 p.m. $10. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Events, week of June 5 06/04/11 [Last modified: Saturday, June 4, 2011 1:29pm]

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