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Hernando County events for Nov. 17 and beyond

Thursday

Holiday Bereavement Workshop: This 90-minute workshop is for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one and are anticipating difficulty getting through the holidays. A bereavement counselor will give helpful tips on how to cope. There will also be a time for discussion. 3 p.m. Free. HPH Hospice, 12260 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Call for reservations. Toll-free 1-800-486-8784.

Pine Needle Craft Class: Make holiday decorations out of longleaf pine needles. All supplies provided. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. Call for reservations. (352) 754-6722.

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. 8-10 p.m. $20, cash only. Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. (352) 799-0129. hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

Job Fair for Unemployed Veterans: There will be 50 to 60 employers on hand who are seeking help. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 457-1061 or (727) 863-2520.

Sumter Singles Dinner-Dance: Bring a covered dish; soft drinks and tea will be provided (no alcohol allowed). Dancing to music by the Bon Tempo Band from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Open to singles and couples. Doors open at 7 p.m. Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Park, 1582 County Road 459, Lake Panasoffkee. (352) 424-1688.

Saturday

'Anne of Avonlea, The Musical': The show, based on the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery, is an original production written by theater veterans Ellen Sanborn, Randi Olsen and David Sanborn. 8 p.m. $15 for adults, $5 for ages 13 and younger. An optional dessert bar is available for $5. Weeki Wachee High School, 12150 Vespa Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 593-0027. liveoaktheatre.org.

Artist Reception for Valdora Ward: Ward, a local wildlife artist whose work is shown internationally, paints on a variety of surfaces including gourds, umbrellas and feathers. Refreshments will be served. Ward's work will be on display at Easy Street Home Decor throughout November. Sponsored by the Spring Hill Art League. 5-7 p.m. Free admission. Easy Street Home Decor, 100 N Brooksville Ave., Brooksville. (352) 848-0177.

Bingo Bash: Doors open at 8 a.m., games start at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served at halftime. The menu includes a doughnut, roast beef or turkey sandwich served with potato salad and dessert, coffee and ice tea. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship program. $40, includes lunch. Knights of Columbus Council 6383, 10470 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-1227.

Birding 101: This is an introductory birding class for all ages. Bring binoculars and a birding field guide, if you have them. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. Call for reservations. (352) 754-6722.

Boys and Girls Club Outdoor Yard and Bake Sale: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Vendor spaces are $10. Bring your own table or rent one for $5. Boys and Girls Club of Hernando County, 5404 Applegate Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 666-0068.

Brooksville Nights: The event includes the Love Your Neighbor Farmers Market, a craft and antique fair, entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides and other family-friendly activities. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Downtown Brooksville. (352) 848-0090 or (352) 428-9275.

Citrus County Craft Council's 21st Winter Wonderland Craft Show: The show will benefit the Shop With a Cop Program of Citrus County. Donations of new, unwrapped toys and nonperishable food items will be collected for the Family Resource Center. Includes numerous vendors, raffles and refreshments. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free parking and admission. National Guard Armory, Venable Street, Crystal River. (352) 726-1991.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner: There is no cost, but donations are welcome. No reservations needed. 4-6 p.m. Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, at Cobblestone Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2863.

Get Out Active Saturdays: The Hernando County Recreation Department sponsors these ongoing weekly workout classes. All ages may participate; families are welcome. No registration required. Participants should show up by 6:55 a.m. 7-7:45 a.m. Free. Donations accepted, with proceeds going to the Parks and Recreation Department. Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4031.

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. 8-10 p.m. $20, cash only. Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. (352) 799-0129. hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

Health and Wellness Fair: Screenings and information available on arthritis pain, blood pressure, diabetes, controlling cholesterol, improving circulation, reviving energy, weight loss, minimizing neuropathy pain and relieving sickle cell pain. 1 p.m. Free. American Legion Post 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. RSVP to JoAnn Munford, (352) 340-9594.

Hernando Harmonizers Presents 'Barbershop Harmony ... From Sea to Shining Sea': The show is a musical tour of the USA, featuring songs from various locations, including Cape Cod, the Shenandoah Valley, San Francisco and others. Special guests include Flashback, a quartet of members with numerous international competition medals and who, along with traditional barbershop harmony, perform swing, doo-wop and gospel. 2 p.m. $15. Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 200-7271.

High Point Community Dance: Music will be provided by Mario De Leon. Guests may bring their own beverages; coffee and ice will be provided at no cost. 7-10 p.m. $5 at the door. High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. (352) 596-2827.

Introductory Map and Compass Class: 1-3 p.m. Free. Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. Call for reservations. (352) 754-6722.

'Navigating With Global Positioning System' boating class: Boaters learn how to use a GPS device to get to their destination and back safely. Participants learn how to program waypoints, develop routes and interface GPS routes with a nautical chart. 9 a.m.-noon. $35, which includes a text. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St., off Shoal Line Boulevard, Hernando Beach. (352) 397-5417.

Orchid Lovers Club Auction: Ed Bugbee of Featherstone Orchids will provide information about each orchid and auction them to the highest bidders. Several hundred orchids will be auctioned. Also, the latest OrchidWiz computer program will be auctioned. Refreshments will be served. 1 p.m. Free admission. Enrichment Center at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-3736.

Treasure Sale and Turkey Shoot: This is the annual fundraising event of the Junior Service League of Brooksville. Vendors are welcome to sell crafts, plants, produce, "trash and treasure" and other items. A concession stand will be available with items including turkey legs, hot dogs and kettle corn. Visitors will also have a chance to "shoot" to win a free turkey. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Vendor booth rentals are $15. The Grande, 725 Desoto Ave., Brooksville (352) 279-8190 or (352) 585-2490.

VFW Post 10209 40th Anniversary: Includes a cocktail hour at 5 p.m., dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. and entertainment featuring "Little Miss Dynamite" Karen Kallin from 7 to 11 p.m. The dinner entree is chicken cordon bleu. $20 each. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.

Hernando County events for Nov. 17 and beyond 11/16/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 8:52pm]

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