Hernando events, Aug. 12

Today

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.

Hernando Sportsman's Club Gun and Knife Show: The show will include new, used and antique firearms, knives and accessories. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6; children 15 and younger will be admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 799-3605.

Stage West presents 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee': This one-act musical comedy centers around a middle school spelling bee where six quirky adolescent outsiders vie for the championship. The spelling bee is run by three equally quirky grown-ups. 2 p.m. Tickets are $10. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Monday

Pest Resistant Plants: Save time, money and effort and minimize landscape problems by choosing plants that can withstand pests. Program presented by urban horticulture agent Jim Moll of the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. 5:30 p.m. Free. Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. (352) 754-4433. extension.hernandocounty.us.

Friday

VFW Post 9236 fish and shrimp dinners: 5 to 7 p.m. Fish $6, shrimp $6.50, combo $7.50. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Summer Cabaret Series presents Lil Deuce Coupe: The band will perform music from doo-wop to disco at this indoor concert hosted by the Spring Hill Community Association. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase. 7 to 10 p.m. $12 per person, includes snacks throughout the evening. Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 666-4746. springhilllakehouse.org.

Movie Night in the Park: The Lorax, rated PG, will be shown. The 2012 animated film is based on the Dr. Seuss children's book. Kettle corn, snow cones and drinks will be available for purchase. Hosted by Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department. 8 p.m. Free. Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. (352) 540-3835. cityofbrooksville.us.

Saturday

Hernando Aero Modelers RC Summer Swap Meet: Food and beverages available. 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $3 per person or $5 per carload. Free parking. Free tables for vendors. Hernando Aero Modelers Field at Cemex entrance road, 16301 Ponce De Leon Blvd., north of Brooksville. (352) 346-9948.

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.

Firearms safety class: Provides lessons on the basics of firearms safety around the home and the fundamentals of pistol shooting. Time on the range is included. Completion of this class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit. Class size is limited; registration required. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $60. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-9931. hernandosportsmansclub.com.

How to Read Your GPS boating class: Bring your GPS if you have one. Those who do not own one should not make a purchase until after taking this practical course, which will show what buttons to push and how to get to one's destination and back. 9 a.m. to noon. $35. Hernando Beach Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach. (352) 397-5417.

Backpack giveaway: More than 1,000 homeless and needy Hernando County children will receive backpacks and supplies at this event, sponsored by Behind the Stone Ministries, Kids Central, Devereux Kids and the Spring Hill 34606 Neighborhood Project. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 345-5954.

Humane Society of the Nature Coast adoption event: Rescue groups, including Florida Boxer Rescue, will be on hand with dogs available for adoption. All shoppers will receive 10 percent off their purchases. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Humane Society of the Nature Coast ReTAIL Outlet and Adoption Center at Gulf View Square mall, 9409 U.S. 19, Suite 369, Port Richey. (727) 842-9279. humanerescue.org.

Low-cost pet vaccination clinic: Sponsored by the Florida International Teaching Zoo veterinary staff. All vaccinations will be administered by a veterinarian. Documentation will be provided. Proceeds are tax-deductible contributions that will benefit the teaching zoo facility under construction in Bushnell. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats will be $6. Dog distemper-parvovirus combo shots and cat distemper shots will be $14, and kennel cough (Bordetella) shots for dogs will be $15. Tractor Supply Co., 18471 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 867-7788. thezooschool.com.

'The Chicago Caper' murder-mystery dinner show: The show is set in a speakeasy in 1928 Chicago, where notorious gangster "Hal" Capone has disappeared. The crime lord's disappearance is only part of the mystery when murder is discovered. A dinner of stuffed shells is included. 5:30 p.m. $20 for yacht club members; $25 for nonmembers. Hernando Beach Yacht Club, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (813) 610-8511.

'The Not So Newlywed Game': There will be a break for dinner, which will include antipasto salad, lasagna, garlic bread and dessert. Music will be provided by Mr. Ivory. 6 p.m. $15 per person; tickets must be purchased at the bar. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 863-2520.

Hernando events, Aug. 12 08/11/12 [Last modified: Saturday, August 11, 2012 5:31am]

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