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.
Aripeka Elks Breakfast: Breakfast cooked to order. 8:30 a.m. to noon. Prices vary $2-$4.50; bottomless coffee is $1. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 863-2520.
Riverhawk Music Festival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $15 for adults; $8 for ages 14 to 17; free for ages 13 and under; $30 per carload. Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. (863) 984-8445. www.sertomayouthranch.com.
'Little Pig Jig' barbecued ribs fundraiser: Orders can be called ahead. Noon. $20 for one side, $35 for two or $50 for three. First United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-3363.
Persuaded On concert: 6:30 p.m. Free. Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2863.
Academia Hernando Fall 2011 Lecture Series: "Florida Today," presented by Sonny Vergara. Includes an overview of where we are and where the state is going. 10 a.m. to noon. $8. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-0158.
Toddler Play Date: Indoor program designed to bring toddlers and parents together in a fun, social environment. 10 to 11:30 a.m. $3 per class. Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. (352) 540-3835.
Enrichment Center ceremony to honor veterans: 11:30 a.m. Brooksville Enrichment Center, 17222 Hospital Blvd.. (352) 544-6022, (352) 684-7568.
Time for Remembrance: Hospice chaplains, along with bereavement counselors, will lead hour-long services for the community to remember and honor loved ones who have died. These will be outdoor events that include readings, music and some American Indian rituals. The afternoon service includes a dove release; the evening service will conclude with candlelight. 2 and 6 p.m. Free. HPH Hospice Spring Hill, 12260 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. 1-800-486-8784.
Hernando County Career Fair: Presented by Career Central and the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce. 2 to 6 p.m. The first hour will be open only to veterans and their families; all others welcome after 3 p.m. Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 544-5206.
Mommy & Me: Program for children 2 to 4 years old and their parents 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 holidays and time off. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. $40 per year. St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 796-2096.
Storytime program: Geared for children ages 2 to 5, the program includes stories, finger plays and songs. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. 10 a.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 540-6391.
Enrichment Center ceremony to honor veterans: 11:30 a.m. Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 10441 Quality Drive. (352) 544-6022, 684-7568.
United Hernando campaign: Topics of discussion will be the state of the country, Occupy Wall Street, jobs and the right to vote. The group will discuss what the community can do to address some of its concerns. Hosted by Brooksville 4 Change and the Get Out the Vote Committee. 6 to 10 p.m. Frederick Kelly Elks Lodge, 510 Dr. M.L. King Jr. Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 410-4108.
Pine needle craft class: Make holiday bell and broom ornaments using pine needles. Bring scissors, thick rubber bands and several twist ties. 10 a.m. to noon. Park entry is $3 per vehicle; the class is free. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.
Fall Educational Festival: Information available about Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, veterans, disability, home health, assisted living, skilled nursing and advanced directives. There will be raffles, as well as complimentary German food and beer at the event. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Heron Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1445 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 799-1451.
Soup-and-sandwich lunch: Noon to 2 p.m. Free. St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 688-0663. stjoan.com.
Library to show 'Dear John': Romantic drama of a soldier who falls in love with a conservative college student before being shipped overseas after 9/11. Rated PG-13. Light refreshments served. 2 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library. (352) 540-6374.
Brookridge Entertainment presents B.J. Windsong: Featuring the music of Frank Sinatra and Billy Joel. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; showtime at 7 p.m. $20. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 610-4901.
'Chicago' opens at Stage West: This Tony Award-winning musical is a satire set in 1920s Chicago, where murderers Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly vie for the spotlight and headlines while awaiting their trials. 8 p.m. $15 adults; $8 students. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.