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Hernando County events, week of June 26

Today

Hernando County Fairgrounds Weekend Flea Market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 397-3351.

Monday

Hernando Hills Hi-Lites Open House: Light refreshments and beverages will be served. Observers welcome, as well as those who would like to sing along with the chorus. This is a women's a cappella chorus that sings contemporary and traditional songs in four-part harmony, under the direction of Jeannine Zack. 7 to 9 p.m. Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 686-4122.

Tuesday

Florida Library Youth Program presents 'Tales From the Sea': Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to listen to stories about the sea and visit with a special guest — a Weeki Wachee mermaid. Cameras welcome. 10:15 a.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

'The Facilitative IEP Process and Conflict Resolution for Parents' ESE Workshop: Hernando County Exceptional Student Education and the Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System will present this program for parents of ESE students with individual education plans. 7 to 8:30 p.m. This is a free workshop. Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., Brooksville. RSVP to Janeen Defilippo at (352) 797-7022, ext. 407.

Wednesday

Master Gardeners' Weekly Plant Sale: Plants for shade and sun are available, including flowering plants, ground covers, shrubs and trees. Funds raised benefit the Hernando County Master Gardener Program. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Prices vary. Master Gardener Nursery, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. (352) 754-4433.

Florida Library Youth Program presents Make and Take Craft: Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to stop by the library to make a special craft. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 540-6391.

LifeSouth hosts 4th of July Early Kickoff: There will be music, hot dogs, hamburgers, beans, coleslaw and ice cream floats for all visitors. Muscle cars from noon to 1:30 p.m., antique cars from 2 to 3:30 p.m., and a DJ entertaining from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Blood donations are greatly needed. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. LifeSouth Community Blood Center, 12395 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 596-2002.

Thursday

Florida Library Youth Program presents Tony the Balloon Guy: Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to watch Tony as he uses balloon art as a vehicle for comedy, information and a pro-reading message. Two showtimes: 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-6391.

Friday

Florida Library Youth Program presents Facts and Crafts: Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to learn about Australia and China. Seating is limited to 60 children. Learn about Australia at 10 a.m., and China at 2 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 540-6391.

Children's Stories and Crafts Program: The themed programs include stories, songs, games and crafts. Starts at 11 a.m. for ages 18-35 months, and 11:45 a.m. for ages 3-5 years. Programs continue through Aug. 5 and are provided by the Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Family Freedom Fest: There will be inflatables, water slides, pony rides, carnival food and a beer garden. The park has go-karts, batting cages, miniature golf and paintball games. There will be watermelon and hot dog eating contests, arcade games and prizes. Admission and parking are free. All-day passes and individual ride and game tickets will be available, with proceeds benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project. Fireworks will be available for purchase on site. 3 to 11 p.m. Fun and Wheels, 9227 County Line Road, Spring Hill. (727) 937-1755. funandwheels.net.

Sumter Singles and Couples Dance: The Gold Rush band will entertain. There will be sandwiches and watermelon. Guests can bring finger foods or soda. No alcohol allowed. 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. hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

Saturday

Heritage Museum Annual Quilt Exhibit Opening Day Celebration: There will be vendors and demonstrators outdoors. Also, Brenda Grampsas, certified quilt appraiser, will present free trunk shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Food will be available. Tours of the museum and the exhibit will be available. The exhibit continues through the end of July. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours of the museum are $5. Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. (352) 688-6504. hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

Family Freedom Fest: There will be inflatables, water slides, pony rides, carnival food and a beer garden. The park has go-karts, batting cages, miniature golf and paintball games. There will be watermelon and hot dog eating contests, arcade games and prizes. Admission and parking are free. All-day passes and individual ride and game tickets will be available, with proceeds benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project. Fireworks will be available for purchase on site. 3 to 11 p.m. Fun and Wheels, 9227 County Line Road, Spring Hill. (727) 937-1755. funandwheels.net.

Hernando County Democratic Club hosts Hernando Independence Celebration: The party includes food, wine tasting and special guests. Also featuring live guitar music by Bob Webb. 6 to 9 p.m. $10 suggested donation, or pay $20 and it includes membership into the Democratic Club. Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery, 17840 Forge Drive, Shady Hills. (352) 597-9551.

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. 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. hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

Hernando County events, week of June 26 06/25/11 [Last modified: Saturday, June 25, 2011 11:22am]

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