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Hernando County events Aug. 14-20

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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 Sportsman's Club Gun and Knife Show: Includes new, used and antique firearms, knives and related accessories. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6; children 15 and younger admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 799-3605. hernandosportsmansclub.com.

'Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.' wraps up at Stage West: This children's production of the 1920s-era musical about a sassy country girl, Millie, who moves to New York City to start a new life. 2 p.m. $10. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113.

Wednesday

'Successful Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening' horticulture class: Urban horticulture agent Jim Moll with the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service will discuss the proper planting time and care of homegrown vegetables. 10 a.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4433.

Rain barrel workshop: Cope with watering restrictions and reduce water dependence by learning how to make, decorate and place a rain barrel in the landscape to harvest rainwater. Hernando County residents only; preregistration required. 5:30 p.m. $55 per completed barrel; Hernando County Utilities customers receive a $25 credit on their bill. Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. (352) 540-6230.

Friday

Facebook for Beginners: Participants will learn what Facebook is, how to use it and the privacy issues involved. Assistance will be provided to those wishing to set up a Facebook account. Class size is limited; advance registration is required. 9:30 a.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4866.

Fish Night at VFW Post 9236: Dinners available include fried or baked fish, shrimp, or fish and shrimp. Meals include full salad bar and french fried potatoes. Adult beverages available. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Prices vary, $5.50 to $7.50. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Songs of Sinatra — A Tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes with Bill Stabile: 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door; a full dinner is included. Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (352) 666-4746. springhilllakehouse.org.

Arc Nature Coast Summer Sizzler Dance: Includes a DJ, food, beverage and door prizes. 7 to 10 p.m. $3.50 per person. Arc Nature Coast Education Center and Regional Evacuation Shelter, 6495 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 544-2322, ext. 109.

Sumter Singles and Couples Dance: Singles and couples of all ages welcome. Guests may bring finger foods or soda. No alcohol. Music provided by the Bon Tempo Band. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Park, 1582 County Road 459, Lake Panasoffkee. (352) 424-1688.

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.

Saturday

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.

Firearms safety class: Firearms orientation program for new gun shooters. Completion of this 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.

Market on Main Street/Summer Nights: The event includes the Love Your Neighbor Farmers Market, a craft and antique fair, live music, car show and other family-friendly activities. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Downtown Brooksville, 10 S Main St., Brooksville. (352) 428-9275.

My Career Closet grand opening: This is a new nonprofit organization, maintained solely by volunteers, that works in tandem with other nonprofits to offer local women career mentoring services, assistance with job searches, an interview outfit and business attire upon accepting a job position. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. My Career Closet, 14690 Spring Hill Drive, Suite 301, Spring Hill. (352) 293-2015.

Back to school event: For students entering kindergarten through fifth grades. There will be activities in each of the store's departments and prizes. Also, a raffle prize awarded to a child and a teacher. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Publix, 1400 Pinehurst Ave. (Hernando West Plaza), Spring Hill. (352) 683-6040.

'Till Death Do Us Part' murder-mystery dinner: "Celebrate" the union of Becky Giovanni and Stanley Simpson. The reception will include food, mystery and mayhem. 5:30 p.m. $20 per person; must be purchased in advance. Hernando Beach Yacht Club, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 279-0528, 200-5763.

Open mic for Christian musicians and singers: 6 p.m. Free. Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2863.

Hernando County Philippine-American Association Academic Excellence and Scholarship Awards: Bring a dish to share. 6 to 11 p.m.. American Legion Post 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. (352) 848-1031, 596-4562.

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.

Hernando County events Aug. 14-20 08/13/11 [Last modified: Saturday, August 13, 2011 9:47am]
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