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Hernando County events, Sept. 9-15

Today

Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic: Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that allow a rifleman to be accurate out to 500 yards, with iron sights, standard rifle and surplus ammunition. Participants should bring their own ear and eye protection, rifle with sling and ammo, rifle mat, snacks and drinks. Lunch available for purchase. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Men pay $45, women and youth 20 and younger pay $5, and free for active military and disabled persons with ID. There is also a club range fee of $14 per participant. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (727) 452-4650. hernandosportsmansclub.com.

Fairgrounds Flea Market and Thrift Store: Includes indoor and outdoor vendors. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4552.

Kids Fun Day: The event will include a bounce house, popcorn, barbecue, games and a raffle drawing. This is a fundraiser for the Weekend Blessings program of People Helping People, a nonprofit organization that feeds the needy in Hernando County. Noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5; all activities and food items are one ticket apiece. Raffle tickets are $5. Mariner Auto Repair, 5234 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 428-1250.

Big Band Bash at the Wellington: The Hernando Jazz Society opens its season with a big band dance party, including a cash bar and buffet. 1 to 3 p.m. Admission $10; members free. Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 835-7183.

'The Curse of the Hopeless Diamond': The Encore Ensemble Theater presents this dinner theater mystery-comedy with audience participation. 3 p.m. $25. Central Ridge Community Center, 77 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills. (352) 212-5417.

Monday

Pot roast at Marine Corps: Includes pot roast, mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans. 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. $3.75. Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. (352) 597-7979. mcl708.org.

Tuesday

YMCA Run to Remember: Includes a 5K run or 1-mile walk. The race will be timed with an official start/end clock, and prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place finishers. A continental breakfast will follow. A YMCA Run to Remember commemorative T-shirt is available for $7. 6:30 a.m. No cost to participate, but registration form needs to be completed. Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 688-9622. ymcasuncoast.org.

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony: The event is to remember and honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The ceremony will begin at 9:15 a.m. Visitors are encouraged to arrive earlier to view the 9/11 memorial on the grounds, which contains items from all attack sites. Those attending are also encouraged to bring lawn chairs. The event is hosted by the VFW and the Fire Department New York Retirees of Spring Hill. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.

PHCC Encore Academy offers Alzheimer's Seminar Series: Presented by the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. The topic will be "Chapter Services," which will include information about the services provided through the local Alzheimer's Association chapter. 10 a.m. to noon. Free, but registration required. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422.

PHCC College Night: This event will bring together representatives from PHCC, as well as numerous other public and private colleges, other educational institutions and the military. It will serve as a one-stop opportunity to get information about admissions, financial aid and post-secondary programs. High school students, parents and prospective students of all ages are invited to attend the free event. 6 to 8 p.m. Pasco-Hernando Community College East Campus, 36727 Blanton Road, Dade City. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422. phcc.edu.

Wednesday

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Beginning Digital Photography': This hands-on workshop compares and contrasts digital and film cameras and teaches basic camera operations. Students should bring their cameras. 10 a.m. to noon. $12; registration deadline is two days prior to class. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.

PHCC College Night: This event will bring together representatives from PHCC, as well as numerous other public and private colleges, other educational institutions and the military. It will serve as a one-stop opportunity to get information about admissions, financial aid and post-secondary programs. High school students, parents and prospective students of all ages are invited to attend the free event. 6 to 8 p.m. Pasco-Hernando Community College West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422.

Thursday

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Introduction to Computers': Students learn to use the mouse, keyboard and scroll bar and how to navigate programs and the Internet. Computer parts, CD/DVD drives, storage devices and basic computer terminology will be discussed. 10 a.m. to noon. $12; registration deadline is two days prior to class. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.

Library to show 'Battleship': A fleet of naval ships must fight alien invaders. Inspired by the classic Hasbro game, the 2012 film stars Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgard and Liam Neeson. Rated PG-13. Popcorn and movie trivia will be offered. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 2 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

College Night at Nature Coast Tech: This event will bring together representatives from numerous public and private colleges, other educational institutions and the military. It will serve as a one-stop opportunity to get information about admissions, financial aid and post-secondary programs. High school students, parents and prospective students of all ages are invited to attend the free event. 6 to 8 p.m. Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. (352) 797-7088.

'Bus Stop': Based on the 1955 play by William Inge, the drama is set in a rural diner where bus passengers take shelter during a bad storm. 8 p.m. $12. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Friday

Entertainment at VFW Post 10209: Featuring Lil Deuce Coupe. 7 to 10 p.m. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.

Ghost Tours: Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, a four-story, 12-room house, built more than 155 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. Handheld 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. hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

Music Night at Marine Corps League: Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Featuring Rusty and Nick, who will provide a variety of music for dancing. 8 to 11 p.m. Free admission; snacks and drinks available for purchase. Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. (352) 597-7979. mcl708.org.

'Bus Stop': Based on the 1955 play by William Inge, the drama is set in a rural diner where bus passengers take shelter during a bad storm. 8 p.m. $12. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Saturday

Bark Island returns: 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. Owners are asked to pick up after their pets. Sponsored by Hernando County Parks and Recreation. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Park fee is $7 per car or walk-up patron. Alfred A. McKethan Park, 10800 Pine Island Drive, Pine Island. (352) 754-4031.

Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency Golf Scramble: Prizes will be awarded for closest-to-the-pin and longest drives for both male and female contestants. Awards will be given to the top three teams. Proceeds will benefit the Dawn Center domestic violence shelter and the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Explorer program. 8:30 a.m. $240 per foursome or $60 per golfer; registration required by Monday. Includes a deli buffet lunch. Brooksville Golf and Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive, Brooksville. (352) 797-3410.

Fairgrounds Flea Market and Thrift Store: Includes indoor and outdoor vendors. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4552.

Literacy Day at Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park: Volunteers from the Citrus County Library System will be on hand to assist visitors in signing up for a library card and to share information about resources available through the library system. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free park admission with donation of a new or used family-friendly book. Regular park admission is $13 for adults and teens, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and younger. Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. (352) 628-5445, ext. 1002. floridastateparks.org/homosassasprings/default.cfm.

'Leaving No One Behind' fashion show luncheon: A New York-style runway show and luncheon featuring the latest fashions from Macy's at Gulf View Square mall. Includes door prizes and auctions. Proceeds benefit the Business and Professional Women Calusa's scholarship fund and the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. 10 a.m. $30 advance; $35 at the door. Seven Springs Golf & Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 484-7700.

Kiwanis Club of Brooksville's Kids Day 2012: The event is geared for children ages 3 through 12 and will feature games, prizes, free hot dogs and sodas. There will be various exhibits and displays from Hernando County and city of Brooksville agencies. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville.

Indoor Home and Gift Show fundraiser: Includes 25 home vendors, fine arts and crafts, demonstrations and giveaways. Lunch will be available. A portion of proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Hernando Beach Yacht Club, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 279-0528.

Justin Coleman 9/11 Memorial Poker Run: Entry includes biscuits and gravy served prior to the run, and hamburgers and hot dogs upon completion. Stops include the Sail Inn in Brooksville, Mac's Place in Floral City, Two Deuces in Homosassa and 98 North Burgers & Booze in Brooksville. First place winner gets $100. Proceeds will go to charities supported by the VFW Men's Auxiliary. Kickstands up at 11 a.m.; last bike in at 4:30 p.m. 10 a.m. $10 entry fee; $5 per additional hand. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Historic weapon demonstration: Before there were bows and arrows, Florida natives used a spear-like weapon called an atlatl. Participants can see how an atlatl works and actually throw one. 11 a.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6374.

Olympic Fest 2012: Special Olympic athletes will start the event with a relay run and the national anthem. Along with various competitions for all ages, there will be children's activities, live music and a raffle. Vendor booths will offer a variety of products, food and drinks. Proceeds will benefit the Hernando County Special Olympics. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Short distance runs are $5 for ages 3 to 13, $8 for ages 14 to 18, and $10 for adults. Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-0050, (352) 238-2279.

Half Way to St. Paddy's Day Party: Doors open at 1 p.m.; music starts at 2 p.m. Raffles will be held. Bring Irish music. Corned beef and cabbage meals and corned beef sandwiches will be available for purchase. Full bar available. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.

Spring Hill Art League artist reception: Featuring the work of local artist Sharon Bray, including landscapes, portraits and florals in watercolor and oils. Refreshments will be served. Bray's work will remain on display through the end of September. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Easy Street Home Decor, 100 N Brooksville Ave., Brooksville. (352) 556-3984.

Humane Society Fur Ball: The annual 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 8 p.m., and dinner, music and dancing starting at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Steve and Ronda Kaplan of the Street Talk Orchestra. 5:30 p.m. $75. Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. (352) 796-2711.

Aripeka Elks 38th Anniversary Dinner-Dance: Prime rib dinner served. Music will be provided by Marty and the Nice Guys. 6 p.m. $15 per person. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 868-2994, 863-2520.

Survivor Sock Hop and Wine Tasting: DJ Paul K will play music from the 1950s. Appetizers will be provided, and a variety of wines will be available to purchase by the glass or bottle. There will be a special drawing for those who attend in '50s attire and another for those who bring a classic vehicle from the '50s. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, a silent auction and a raffle for a variety of prizes, from gift cards to an Amelia Island getaway. The event is presented by the Pink Ladies of Hernando County. Proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Florida Suncoast Race for the Cure. 7 to 9 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 each or two for $25. At the door, the cost will be $18 per person or two for $30. Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery, 17810 Forge Drive, Shady Hills. (727) 480-9271. strongtowervineyard.com.

Ghost Tours: Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, a four-story, 12-room house, built more than 155 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. Reservations required. 8 to 10 p.m. $20, cash only. Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. (352) 799-0129. hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

'Bus Stop': Based on the 1955 play by William Inge, the drama is set in a rural diner where bus passengers take shelter during a bad storm. 8 p.m. $12. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

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