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Hernando County events for Oct. 13 and beyond

Thursday

Brookridge Entertainment presents Ultimate Blues Brothers Revue: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., showtime at 7 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Wink Warren and Dave Martin bring the legendary Jake and Elwood characters to life in a flame-throwing blues show, complete with a seven-piece band, backup singers and costume changes. $15 at the door; season tickets available. (352) 610-4901. bcpofl.org.

Brooksville Regional auxiliary uniform sale fundraiser: 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Brooksville Regional Hospital, Conference Room 1, 17240 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. An array of uniforms, scrubs, lab coats and shoes will be available. Funds will benefit the scholarship fund. Pam, (352) 442-0169.

Founders Week Celebration: In celebration of the city of Brooksville's 154th anniversary. Activities include Victorian Tea, noon-3 p.m., Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St., $7. Art Reception, 5-7 p.m., City Hall Art Gallery, 201 Howell Ave. Great Brooksvillian 2010 Awards Ceremony, 6 p.m., City Council chambers, Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. Visit cityofbrooksville.us or call (352) 540-3810.

Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Candidates Forum: Meet-and-greet at 5 p.m., forum at 6 p.m., commission chambers, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Hosted by the chamber's Government Affairs Committee. Carla, (352) 796-0697.

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

Wheelathon for Spinal Cord Injury Research: 5 p.m., HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill, 12440 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. The Spinal Cord Society wants to promote awareness in the search for a cure of spinal cord injuries and raise money for research. Those with or without disabilities may participate and must proceed around a course while seated in a wheelchair. Spectators welcome. Pledges/donations collected. Elaine Baldner, (352) 796-0223.

Friday

'Being of Sound Mind' continues at Stage West: 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, The Forum, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $10. Box office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and one hour before each show. (352) 683-5113.

Brooksville Regional auxiliary uniform sale fundraiser: 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Brooksville Regional Hospital, Conference Room 1, 17240 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. An array of uniforms, scrubs, lab coats and shoes available. Funds will benefit the scholarship fund. Pam, (352) 442-0169.

'Effective Credit Management' Financial Management Class: 2 p.m., West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Provided by the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. Free. (352) 540-6391.

Founders Week Celebration: In celebration of the city of Brooksville's 154th anniversary. Activities include: Victorian Tea, noon-3 p.m., Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St., $7. Historic Brooksville Cemetery Guided Walking Tour, hosted by Belle Letters Writers Group, 6-7 p.m., 1275 Olmes Road, $3; light refreshments provided. Historic Brooksville Candlelight Haunted Guided Walking Tour, hosted by Belle Letters Writers Group, 8 p.m. Meet at the courthouse steps at 20 N Main St., $3; bring a flashlight. Visit cityofbrooksville.us or call (352) 540-3810.

Hernando County Professional/Industrial Career Fair: 2-6 p.m., Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. The fair is a partnership between the Greater Hernando Chamber of Commerce, Hernando County Office of Business Development, Career Central and others. It provides an opportunity for businesses to highlight available professional, industrial and service-sector positions. No charge for admission. Denise, (352) 544-5206. hernando business.com.

NARLEO II Annual Golf Tournament: Registration at 7:30 a.m., shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., Seven Hills Golfers Club, 10599 Fairchild Road, Spring Hill. Tournament for the National Association of Retired Law Enforcement Officers with contests for closest to the pin and longest drive. Lunch included. $45 per golfer. (352) 200-5548.

Toddler Time/Storytime Preschool Programs: Toddler Time for ages 18 to 35 months starts at 10:15 a.m., followed by Storytime for ages 3 to 5 years at 11:15 a.m., West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Age-appropriate stories, finger plays and songs. Free. (352) 540-6391.

Westside Elementary hosts Fall Festival: 5-8 p.m., 5400 Applegate Drive, Spring Hill. There will be a costume contest, a haunted disco, a dunk tank and games and prizes. (352) 797-7080.

Saturday

African-American Club hosts 'Oldies But Goodies Dance Party': 7-11 p.m. SNPJ Hall/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. Guests may bring their own beverages and food. Tickets $15. (352) 597-8098 or (352) 596-3694.

'Being of Sound Mind' continues at Stage West: 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, the Forum, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd. , Spring Hill. Tickets are $10. Box office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and one hour before each show. (352) 683-5113.

Bridge Christian Life Center Fall Festival Fundraiser: 4-8 p.m., Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill. The event, conducted by the church's youth group, will include games, prizes and food. Game tickets can be purchased in advance for $5 for 25 tickets, or at the event for 25 cents each. No charge for admission. (352) 683-2863.

Brookridge Community Fall Garage Sale: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. There will be more than 70 tables. Lunch will be available, as well as coffee and doughnuts. (352) 596-4722.

Community Health Fair: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. The event includes complimentary samples of signature items from local food establishments, live music and entertainment. Flu shots will be available. There will also be a special online virtual health fair feature. Free admission. (352) 544-5206.

First United Methodist Men's Annual Flea Market: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. No charge for admission. (352) 683-2467.

Founders Week Celebration: The following events are planned in celebration of the city of Brooksville's 154th anniversary:

• Market on Main Street, downtown, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Brooksville Cycling Classic, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., starting at Liberty and Main streets. The Liberty Street Kids Classic starts at 3:30 p.m. (registration begins at 2 p.m.).

• Art N' Market Walk, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., throughout downtown.

• Historic Downtown Walking Tour, hosted by author/storyteller Jerry Cowling, 10 a.m., starting at Easy Street Home Decor, 100 N Brooksville Ave.

• Heritage Museum Guided Tour, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 601 Museum Court. $5. Liquid refreshments provided.

• Judging and announcement of fall hay bale decorating contest, noon.

• Book signing and presentation with photographer Carlton Ward Jr., 2 p.m., City Council chambers, City Hall, 201 Howell Ave.

• Brooksville Nights, 5-9 p.m., throughout downtown Brooksville. Includes entertainment, classic car show and other activities.

Junior Butterfly Watching Workshop: 10 a.m.-noon, Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. For 16 and younger (7 and younger must be accompanied by an adult). Participants will learn about some common butterflies and observe them in their natural habitat. Free. Call for reservations. (352) 754-6722.

Heather Property Owners Association's Arts and Crafts Fair: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Heather Clubhouse, 9100 Nakoma Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 596-5028.

Hernando Aero Modelers Air Show: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Hernando Aero Modelers Field at Cemex entrance road, 16301 Ponce De Leon Blvd., north of Brooksville. There will be fun-fly contests and races, demonstrations and models, including giant aerobatic and delta-wing speedsters. Children will have a chance for hands-on piloting by using a "Buddy Box" control system. Refreshments will be available. Funds raised will benefit the scholarship fund of the Hernando County Cattlemen's Association. Donations accepted. (352) 592-2568.

High Point Community Fall Dance: 7-10 p.m., High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Just Us duo will entertain. Guests may bring their own beverages; coffee and ice will be provided. $5 at the door. (352) 596-2745.

Orchids Lovers present 'Dendrobium Culture' program: 1 p.m., Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital. Speaker is world-renowned Roy Tokunaga of H&R Nurseries in Hawaii. He will discuss the new dendrobium culture and have orchids for sale. Guests welcome. Linda Roderick, (352) 597-3736. (352) 597-3736.

Regency Oaks Civic Association Flea and Craft Extravaganza: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Regency Oaks Clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-1405.

The Rockaways in concert: 7:30 p.m., Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Performing the Beatles to the blues. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for 18 and younger. (352) 476-9086 or (352) 797-7010.

Sons of Italy Columbus Day Dinner and Dance: 5:30-11 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Spring Hill, 2301 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. Following a buffet dinner, Marty and the Nice Guys will entertain starting at 7 p.m. Guests may bring their own wine and soda. $20 per person. Hosted by the Nature Coast Lodge 2502. (352) 684-2788.

Hernando County events for Oct. 13 and beyond 10/12/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 10:22pm]

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