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Hernando events, July 29-Aug. 4

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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.

VFW Post 9236 Breakfast: Breakfast includes eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, blueberry pancakes, toast, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee or tea. Adult beverages may be purchased separately. Hosted by the Men's Auxiliary. 9 to 11:30 a.m. $7. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Thumbzilla benefit concert: More than 35 folk musicians from Florida will participate in this fundraiser for Jak Kelly, a local musician who lost part of his thumb in an accident. Proceeds will help pay Kelly's medical expenses. There will be a raffle to win an Epiphone acoustic guitar signed by the performing artists. No alcohol or outside food and beverages (unless diet specific). For details, send email to fjulian@tampabay.rr.com. 11 a.m. $5 per carload. The Farm, 19234 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (727) 845-0389.

Citrus Community Concert Choir presents Rodgers and Hammerstein: Proceeds benefit the choir's scholarship program. 3 p.m. $10 adults, children 12 and younger admitted free. St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 1070 N Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River. (352) 382-7071. citruschoir.com.

Monday

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Tai Chi': Participants learn basic techniques of the ancient art form to help reduce stress and improve health. Membership in the Encore Academy is not required to participate. 6 to 8 p.m. $12; registration required. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. Call toll-free 1-877-879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.

Wednesday

Firearms safety class: Provides lessons about 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.

VFW Post 9236 Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner: All-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner includes a salad bar, garlic bread and Italian ice cream. 5 to 7 p.m. $6.50. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Thursday

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Like a Library Burning': Published author Suzanne Baginskie will speak about how to tell one's life story. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. $12; registration required. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. Call toll-free 1-877-879-7422.

Personal history workshop: This workshop provides tips and techniques on how to get started writing about one's life experiences. There will be creative writing exercises and group sharing. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free, but seating is limited and preregistration is requested. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4042.

'Reading is Fun' summer youth program: Provided by Behind the Stone Ministries and Communities in Schools of Hernando County. Volunteers will read to children and provide them with books to take home or exchange each week. Continues Thursdays through Aug. 9. 5 p.m. Free. New Song Worship Center, 6001 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (727) 808-4096.

Friday

Brooksville Lions Communitywide Flea Market: A portion of the proceeds will benefit HPH Hospice. Donations of salable items welcome. The event will also include diabetes screenings, games, barbecued hot dogs, sodas, water and chips. The LifeSouth blood mobile will be on hand for blood donations. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Vendor spaces are $10. Clover Leaf Plaza, 880 Broad St., Brooksville. Vendors can RSVP to workerbee123@earthlink.net or call (352) 593-4063.

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 adolescents vie for the championship. The spelling bee is run by three equally quirky grown-ups. 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Saturday

Brooksville Lions Communitywide Flea Market: A portion of the proceeds will benefit HPH Hospice. Donations of salable items welcome. The event will also include diabetes screenings, games, barbecued hot dogs, sodas, water and chips. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Vendor spaces are $10. Clover Leaf Plaza, 880 Broad St., Brooksville. Vendors can RSVP to workerbee123@earthlink.net or call (352) 593-4063.

Hernando High School Quarterback Club golf scramble: A barbecue lunch will follow the tournament. Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. $65 per golfer. Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive, Brooksville. (352) 796-0047.

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.

World War II Commemorative Day: Uniformed re-enactors representing both Allied and Axis forces will demonstrate weaponry and other items common to the times. The day will include military vehicles on parade, soldiers in World War II uniforms, exhibits, weapons demonstrations, recognition of veterans, a re-enactment battle at 2 p.m. and a ceremony for the fallen. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3 per carload (up to eight people); $1 per walker/bicyclist. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.

Food Drive for the Hungry: Donations of nonperishable food and toiletries will be collected. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 686-4612.

Book signings with author Tim Dorsey: Dorsey will sign his books as part of his Pineapple Grenade book tour. Two locations: 12:30 p.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West; 3:30 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 540-6374.

Brookridge Social Dance hosts Hawaiian-themed dance: Music provided by Vic Thompkins. Guests may bring their own refreshments. Coffee and ice will be available. Dunkin' Donuts will be served at about 9:30 p.m., after the 50/50 raffle. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. $5 at the door. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 597-0723.

Hernando events, July 29-Aug. 4 07/28/12 [Last modified: Saturday, July 28, 2012 9:54am]
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