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Events, week of Sept. 4

Today

Fairgrounds Flea Market: Includes indoor and outdoor vendors. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4552.

Aripeka Elks Breakfast: Breakfast cooked to order. 8:30 a.m. to noon. Prices vary, $2-$4.50; bottomless coffee, $1. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 863-2520.

Machine Gun Shoot: Cars, trucks and an assortment of other targets will be destroyed. Machine gun owners are welcome to participate. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spectators $2, 14 and younger free; $20 for shooters. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-9931. hernandosportsmansclub.com.

Monday

Brooksville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Gift, Book and Jewelry Sale and Gold/Silver Exchange: The sale will be in the cafeteria. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund and local charities. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 442-0169.

Labor Day pig roast: Plenty of food served. Music by Joe Berry. 1 to 6 p.m. $6. VFW Post 8681, 18940 Drayton Street, Shady Hills. (727) 856-1860.

Labor Day BBQ: Oven-roasted barbecued chicken leg quarters, side dishes and music by Jim and Jim. 3 p.m. $11. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 863-2520.

Tuesday

Brooksville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Gift, Book and Jewelry Sale and Gold/Silver Exchange: The sale will be in the cafeteria. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund and local charities. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 442-0169.

Play to Learn: This is an indoor toddler program for babies and their mothers. 10 to 11:30 a.m. $3 per class. Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. (352) 540-3835.

Toddler Time/Storytime Preschool Programs: Toddler Time, for children ages 18 to 35 months, starts at 10:15 a.m., followed by Storytime, for children ages 3 to 5 years, at 11:15 a.m. The programs are filled with age-appropriate stories, finger plays and songs. Free. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-6391.

'The Emperor's Club' showing at library: Kevin Kline stars as a prep school teacher who attempts to redeem a rebellious student. The 2002 film is rated PG-13. Light refreshments will be served. The program is sponsored by Friends of the Library of Hernando County. 2 p.m. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4443.

Green Screens to show 'Inside Job': A free screening of the documentary, which features Matt Damon, is about the 2008 financial crisis. Directed by Charles Ferguson, the film won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Refreshments will be served, and information and merchandise will be available. Presented by the Hernando Green Party. 6 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-3151.

Wednesday

Spring Hill Regional Hospital Auxiliary Book and Gift Sale and Gold Exchange: Proceeds go to scholarships and local charities. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Spring Hill Regional Hospital, 10461 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 666-8755.

Firearms safety class: This is a firearms orientation program for new gun shooters. Completion of the class also provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit. The class is about five hours, including range time. Class size is limited; registration required. 9 a.m. $50. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-9931. hernandosportsmansclub.com.

Mommy & Me: The program is for children 2 to 4 years old and their parents. It is designed to give children, as well as their mothers, fathers or caregivers an opportunity to socialize, play games and participate in group activities. The program follows the Hernando County school calendar for holidays and time off. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. $40 per year. St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 796-2096.

Spaghetti Night at VFW: All-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner, also includes a salad bar, garlic bread and Italian ice cream. 4:30 to 7 p.m. $6.50 per person. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Thursday

Toddler Time/Storytime Preschool Programs: Toddler Time, for children ages 18 to 35 months, starts at 10 a.m., followed by Storytime, for children ages 3 to 5 years, at 11 a.m. The programs are filled with age-appropriate stories, finger plays and songs. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Soup-and-sandwich lunch at St. Joan of Arc: Noon to 2 p.m. Free. St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 688-0663.

'Lend Me a Tenor' opens at Stage West: A comedic farce by Ken Ludwig that features plenty of mistaken identity, double entendre, door slamming and plot twists. 8 p.m. $15 adults; $8 students. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Friday

Toddler Time/Storytime Preschool Programs: Toddler Time, for children ages 18 to 35 months, starts at 10 a.m., followed by Storytime, for children ages 3 to 5 years, at 11 a.m. The programs are filled with age-appropriate stories, finger plays and songs. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Writing Your Personal History: This workshop provides participants ideas and tips on how to get started on writing about their life experiences. 10 a.m. to noon. Free, but seating is limited and advance registration is required. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4042.

Monster Truck Show: Pit parties begin at 5:30 p.m.; the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Brooksville Pulling Association. $15 general admission; $12 for ages 3 to 12, and free for ages 2 and younger. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 585-1062, (352) 796-4552. brooksvillepulling.com.

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.

'Lend Me a Tenor': A comedic farce by Ken Ludwig that features plenty of mistaken identity, double entendre, door slamming and plot twists. 8 p.m. $15 adults, $8 students. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Saturday

Bark Island: Dogs and their owners are welcome to come to the beach. Must have the dog's current vaccination records/tags to enter. Bring a leash. The Patti Waggin mobile pet grooming spa will provide free dog nail clippings. Owners are asked to pick up after their pets. Sponsored by the Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. $7 per car or walk-up patron. Alfred A. McKethan Park, 10800 Pine Island Drive, Pine Island. (352) 754-4031.

Fairgrounds Flea Market: Includes indoor and outdoor vendors. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St, Brooksville. (352) 796-4552.

Hernando Aero Modelers RC Charity Fun-Fly: Scheduled events include free flying, pylon racing, precision pattern flying, giant sailplane demonstrations, World War I and World War II fly-bys, electric planes, parasails, a paratrooper drop, learn-to-fly training, static displays and a computer simulator. Prizes will be awarded, donated by participating vendors. Food and drinks will be available. Proceeds benefit the Hernando Cattleman's Association. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 per person or $5 per carload; free parking. Hernando Aero Modelers Field at the Cemex entrance road, 16301 Ponce De Leon Blvd., north of Brooksville. (352) 346-9948, 597-5346.

International Pageant Productions' Miss Hernando/Pasco Pageant: This scholarship pageant includes age divisions from 12 months to married women. It is an official preliminary pageant to the Miss Florida U.S. International, Teen Florida-World, Jr. Miss and Little Miss Florida. Pageant participants receive a goodie bag with T-shirts, gifts from area merchants and gift certificates. 2 p.m. Spectator admission is $5. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 256-9959.

Monster Truck Show: Pit parties begin at 5:30 p.m.; the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Brooksville Pulling Association. There will be a special 9/11 tribute. $15 general admission; $12 for ages 3 to 12, free for ages 2 and younger. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St, Brooksville. (352) 585-1062, (352) 796-4552. brooksvillepulling.com.

Humane Society Fur Ball: The event to benefit homeless pets at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast features a silent auction, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and dinner, music and dancing starting at 7:30 p.m. $75. Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. (352) 796-2711.

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.

'Lend Me a Tenor': A comedic farce by Ken Ludwig that features plenty of mistaken identity, double entendre, door slamming and plot twists. 8 p.m. $15 adults, $8 students. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Events, week of Sept. 4 09/03/11 [Last modified: Saturday, September 3, 2011 10:55am]

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