Hernando County events Sept. 11-17

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.

'Lend Me a Tenor': A comedic farce by Ken Ludwig that features plenty of mistaken identity, double entendre, door slamming and plot twists. 2 p.m. $15 adults; $8 students. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Bowling for Boobies: Proceeds benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. 2 p.m. $15 per person; $10 for children 12 and younger (includes shoe rental and two games). Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 592-8178.

Match of the Decade II — Elvis Competition featuring Bill Lindsey vs. Kenn "E" Grube: Elvis impersonators Bill Lindsey and Kenn "E" Grube will entertain. The show is in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Gifts From Home charity for troops overseas. 6 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 593-4010.

Monday

National Grandparents Day Celebration, Spring Hill: Includes a continental breakfast, free health screenings and giveaways. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Free. Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 10441 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 797-4645.

National Grandparents Day Celebration, Brooksville: Includes hors d'oeuvres, free health screenings and giveaways. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Free. Brooksville Enrichment Center, 17222 Hospital Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 797-4645.

PHCC cover letter and resume workshop: The workshop will cover the latest trends in preparing cover letters and resumes, and offer tips on what employers value in these documents. Participants will receive assistance in drafting and updating their resumes and should bring a flash drive or other memory device. Class size is limited; call to register. 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. 1-888-879-7422.

Tuesday

Play to Learn: 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. 10:15 a.m. Free. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-6391.

Many Faces of Breast Cancer event: Medical professionals from Florida Cancer Institute-New Hope will discuss the latest research and issues affecting breast cancer survivors. Participating panelists include Dr. Sawsan G. Bishay, radiation oncologist; nurse practitioner Sherrie Lalande; Dr. Vikas Malhotra, medical oncologist/hematologist; Dr. Mary Manlei, medical oncologist, and registered nurse Allison Frendberg, who will serve as moderator. Light refreshments served. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No cost, but reservations required. Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-732-6033.

Wednesday

Mommy & Me: 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 time off. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. $40 per year. St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 796-2096.

Children's Storytime at Library: The program is filled with age-appropriate stories, fingerplays and songs. For children ages 3 to 5 years. 10 a.m. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 540-6391.

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. 10 a.m. $55 per completed barrel, plus $25 credit on Hernando County Utilities bill. Hernando County Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 540-6230.

Ed Salmon String Band Mummers Show: Includes dancers and vocalists. This is a flapper-themed event. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; a hot lunch will be served from noon to 1:30 p.m. and includes dessert and coffee or tea. The show and dancing will start at 1:45 p.m. $8; reservations suggested. Polish-American Social Club of Pasco County, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. (727) 862-1520.

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.

Home show holiday event at Yacht Club: The first 50 guests will receive a free goody bag. Author Gloria Lynn will be on hand with her new book. Show participants include Celebrating Home, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Tastefully Simple, Santa Sea Soap, Tupperware, PRP Wine, Partylite, Premier Jewelry, Scentsy, Folk Art Windows, Silk Floral Arrangements, Creative Memories, Lilli D's Fashionable Jewelry, Personalize Gifts, Berni Paradise Jewelry and Forever Living Products. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission free. Hernando Beach Yacht Club, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 279-0528.

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Introduction to Windows': Hnds-on course takes a unique approach to teaching skills necessary to navigate and use the Windows operating system. 10 a.m. to noon. Free for Encore Academy members; others pay $12. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422.

Parent/Student Expo and College Night: The event brings together representatives from public and private colleges, universities, other educational institutions and the military. Information will be provided about admissions, financial aid and programs for post-secondary study. Sponsored by the Hernando County school district, the Hernando County Education Foundation, Suncoast for Kids Foundation/Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union and BizTech Career Centers. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. (352) 277-3322. edline.net/pages/HCSB_NCTHS.

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. 10 a.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

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.

Lil Deuce Coupe performs at VFW: 8 p.m. Free admission. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.

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.

Spring Hill African-American Cemetery cleanup: Volunteers are needed for the annual cleanup of the nonprofit community cemetery. Helpers should bring their own tools, such as chippers, Bush Hogs, machetes, hatchets, axes, rakes, chainsaws and lawn mowers. 8 a.m. African-American Spring Hill Cemetery, 8580 Fort Dade Ave., west of Brooksville. (352) 796-1283.

Market on Main Street: Featuring numerous vendors selling crafts, jewelry, plants, produce and other items. There will be live music and various family activities. This is a Brooksville Business Alliance event. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Along Main Street, between Liberty and Broad streets, downtown Brooksville. (352) 428-9275.

Family Fun Day and Picnic: This is a free family event that includes a bounce house, a 12-foot slide, a climb wall, games, a water balloon toss, "Fuzzy Freddy Freakout" and more. The picnic will include hot dogs, popcorn and soft drinks; visitors may bring their own picnic baskets. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1214 Broad St., Masaryktown. (352) 796-4066.

Carwash benefit for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations accepted. My Gynecologist, 11175 County Line Road, Spring Hill. (352) 610-2009.

Bluesapalooza: More than 15 blues and Southern rock bands, food, vendors, contests and exhibits. Presented by Hernando County Parks and Recreation. Highlights include the Roy Sites Band at noon, Josh Lamkin at 2 p.m., Sean Chambers at 4 p.m. and Damon Fowler at 6 p.m. Noon to 8 p.m. Admission is $5 per person each day; children 11 and younger admitted free. Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 754-4031.

St. Andrew's Gigantic Furniture Auction: Preview starts at noon; auction begins at 2 p.m. All types of furniture will be available in excellent condition. Sponsored by the church's thrift shop. 2 p.m. No cost for admission. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 686-1114.

'Starry Starry Night' dinner-dance: This benefit for the National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando begins with a cash bar. A catered dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a silent auction with numerous items, including a briefcase from Glenn Close with her autographed picture inside. 6 p.m. Tickets are $50 each. Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. (352) 684-0004.

Ghost Tours: Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, 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.

Hernando County events Sept. 11-17 09/10/11 [Last modified: Saturday, September 10, 2011 10:22am]

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