Hernando events: Sept. 18-24

Today

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.

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast at Aripeka Elks: All-you-can-eat pancakes, $2. Bottomless coffee, $1. There also will be a varied menu available; prices start at $2. 8 a.m. to noon. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 863-2520.

Hernando County Shrine Club breakfast buffet: Includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, sausage gravy and biscuits, orange juice, coffee and tea. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets at the door are $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 5 to 11; free for ages 4 and younger. Hernando Shrine Hall, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. (352) 610-4124.

Family Benefit Picnic for Mecklenburg family: There will be food, drinks, games and live music. Hosted by Dan Heavrin, operating partner of Beef O'Brady's, to benefit the family of former Hernando County sheriff's Deputy John C. Mecklenburg, who was killed July 3 during a chase through Hernando and Pasco counties. Funds raised will go to Mecklenburg's widow, Penny, and the couple's two young children. 2 to 8 p.m. Beef O'Brady's, 7601 Horse Lake Road, Brooksville. Admission: $5 for adults; free for kids. (352) 797-9464

Bluesapalooza: Includes blues and Southern rock bands, food, vendors, contests and exhibits. Highlights include Neon Truckers at noon and Rosco Caine at 3 p.m. The festival runs from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is $5 per person; children 11 and younger admitted free. Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., Weeki Wachee. (352) 754-4031.

Lend Me a Tenor wraps up at Stage West: A comedic farce by Ken Ludwig that features plenty of mistaken identity, double entendre, door slamming and plot twists. 2 p.m. $15 for adults; $8 for students. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113.

Monday

Little Buddies Tennis kicks off: This is the first gathering of a six-week program for children ages 3 to 5 years. It's designed to help parents work one-on-one with their children, while teaching them the basics of tennis. 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays. $50 for the six weeks. Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. (352) 540-3835.

Academia Hernando Fall 2011 Lecture Series kicks off with "The Future of the Print Media": Presentation by Hernando Times editor Mike Konrad. 10 a.m. to noon. $55 for the series; $8 per lecture. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-0158.

Simple Strategies for Managing Your Money: This financial management class is provided by the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. 3 p.m. Free. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-6391.

PHCC interview skills workshop: This workshop will include an interactive presentation on answering interview questions. Common problems with interview protocols will be covered, and all attendees will be able to participate in an interactive interview session. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. 1-877-879-7422.

PHCC offers Desktop Publishing course: The course is offered Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 19 to 28. It teaches the basic principles of desktop publishing. Students learn how to plan and create page borders, return address labels, signs and greeting cards. 6 to 8 p.m. $66. Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. 1-877-879-7422.

Tuesday

Greatstrides Cystic Fibrosis Walk: The walk will be in the garden between the Medical Arts Building and the cafeteria. Hosted by the Brooksville Enrichment Center/SENIORextra. Water and orange slices will be served. Proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Pledges/donations collected. Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 544-6022.

Toddler Play Date: This is an 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.

Toddler Time/Storytime preschool programs: Toddler Time, for children ages 18 to 35 months, starts at 10:15 a.m., followed by Storytime, for children ages 3 to 5 years, at 11:15 a.m. The programs are filled with age-appropriate stories, finger plays and songs. Free. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-6391.

Resume writing workshop: Topics include six typical resume-writing mistakes, what to include in a resume, what not to put in a resume, usage of action verbs, questions and answers, and resume critique. Presented by Career Central. 4 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391, 540-6374.

Accordion Adventure September Swing Party/Jam: This is a party and jam for accordionists and enthusiasts of all levels. Coffee and cake provided. 6 to 9 p.m. $2. Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 686-0975, 442-5574.

Wednesday

Mommy & Me: The program is for children 2 to 4 years old and their parents. It's 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.

Little Buddies First Tee Golf: This is the first gathering of a six-week program that introduces children ages 4 to 6 years old to the First Tee program. Participants learn the basics of golf using age-appropriate equipment. 10 to 11 a.m. $50 for the six-week program. Brooksville Quarry Golf Course, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 540-3835.

Downloading Digital Audio and e-Books at the Library: The class will include how to browse, check out, download and place a hold on digital media. Participants are encouraged to bring their audio and e-Book reader equipment, with cords. No registration required. 10 a.m. Free. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-6391, 754-4043.

Thursday

Toddler Time/Storytime preschool programs: Toddler Time, for children ages 18 to 35 months, starts at 10 a.m., followed by Storytime, for children ages 3 to 5 years, at 11 a.m. The programs are filled with age-appropriate stories, finger plays and songs. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

PHCC Encore Academy offers "Photo Fun Online" class: Learn how to edit photos and create photo memory books using the Picasa and My Publisher online programs. Noon to 3 p.m. $18. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.

Library to show "The Music Never Stopped": Based on a case study by Dr. Oliver Sacks and featuring music by Bob Dylan, the Beatles and the Grateful Dead, the film chronicles the journey of a father and son. Stars J.K. Simmons and Lou Taylor Pucci. After his estranged son, Gabriel, suffers a brain tumor, which does not allow him to form new memories, Henry struggles to connect with him through music. The 2011 film is rated PG. Light refreshments will be served. 2 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391, 540-6374.

"Prevention and Natural Treatment for Osteoporosis" presentation: Presented by Dr. Susan Phillips, who will discuss essential nutrients for optimal bone health, such as D3, K2 and whole-food calcium, as well as risks associated with prescribing bone-building products. 6:30 p.m. Free. Get Healthy-Spring Hill Natural Foods, 11083 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 688-9119.

Friday

Toddler Time/Storytime preschool programs: Toddler Time, for children ages 18 to 35 months, starts at 10 a.m., followed by Storytime, for children ages 3 to 5 years, at 11 a.m. The programs are filled with age-appropriate stories, finger plays and songs. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Pine needle basket-weaving class: Taught by Judie Bradley in the Gardiner Pavilion. Bring lunch. Class size is limited; call to reserve a seat. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No cost for class or materials. Park admission is $3 per vehicle. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.

PHCC offers "Genealogy for Beginners": The class will be on Fridays, Sept. 23 to Oct. 14. Participants learn the basic principles of family history research, using simple, systemic steps needed to complete one's own genealogical research project. 10 a.m. to noon. $70. Pasco-Hernando Community College, Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422.

PHCC offers "Computer Basics II": This intermediate course will be on Fridays, Sept. 23 to Oct. 14, and includes word processing, tables, spreadsheets, graphics and the use of color within the Windows environment. 2 to 4 p.m. $66. Pasco-Hernando Community College, North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. 1-877-879-7422.

Country Time with Brian Chytka and Jenny Rimmer: This is an indoor concert with a full dinner included. Beer and wine will be available. There will be line dancing and a 50/50 raffle. 7 to 10 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 666-4746. springhilllakehouse.org.

Saturday

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.

Springstead High School flea market: Vendors must bring their own tables. Set-up begins at 6 a.m. The flea market will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor spaces are $10. Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-3528.

Train and Toy Show and Swap Meet: Presented by Regal Railways. Vendors will show, sell and swap trains, tracks and accessories of all sizes. Also features a model train layout for kids of all ages. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $4; ages 12 and younger free. Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (727) 244-1341.

Community Shred: Reduce the threat of identity theft by having documents shredded, such as financial or banking statements, tax paperwork, confidential customer or client files, real estate documents and payroll information. Residents and business people may participate. The event is to benefit the Hernando County Education Foundation. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $10 per regular-size storage box (12 by 24 by 12 inches). Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 277-3322.

Central High School football team mattress fundraiser sale: An entire bedding showroom will be set up, with a variety of sizes and styles of mattresses available, including pillowtops, orthopedics and memory foam sets. All beds are new with factory warranties. Delivery is available, as well as layaway plans. Payment can be made with cash, check or debit/credit cards. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central High School, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, west of Brooksville. (352) 797-7020.

Fall Festival benefit for Kiwanis: Includes vendors, food and activities for all ages. There will be a fashion show and a visit from a Disney princess. Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor booths available for $10. Superior Bank, 1300 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 666-5200.

Korean War Veterans Fall Festival Hawaiian Luau and Hula Show: Doors open at 1:30 p.m.; buffet dinner begins at 3 p.m. Entrees include roast pork loin with gravy and boneless breast of chicken with gravy, along with rolls, tossed salad, rice pilaf, California vegetable medley (steamed broccoli, carrots and cauliflower), coffee, and apple pie and ice cream for dessert. After dinner, the Polynesian Dreams dancers will perform, featuring Polynesian, Hawaiian and Tahitian dances, with guest participation. There will be door prizes and leis. A cash bar will be available. Hosted by Korean War Veterans Legion 5053 and Ladies Auxiliary of the Nature Coast. $18. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 688-7196.

High Point Open Mic: Musicians can sign up and perform. Guests may bring their own drinks. The snack bar will be open. 6 to 9 p.m. Free admission. High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. (352) 597-1113.

Aripeka Elks Steak Night: Dinner includes a New York strip steak, baked potato, vegetable, salad, coffee and dessert. Music provided by Jim & Jim. 6 to 8 p.m. $11. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 863-2520.

Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Social: DJ Dave will entertain. Bring your own snacks, beverages and ice. No lessons provided, but instructors will be on hand to give assistance. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $5. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 397-6088.

Puppets N' Night Prowl: Includes a Literacy Month celebration puppet show at the lodge, followed by a night walk on the Pine Flatwoods Trail. Bring a flashlight and insect repellent. Provided by Kristin Wood. 7 to 8:30 p.m. The program is free; park entry is $3 per vehicle. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.

Hernando events: Sept. 18-24 09/17/11 [Last modified: Saturday, September 17, 2011 11:21am]

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