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Easter egg hunt for St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry: The hunt is for children ages 9 and younger. There will be various games and activities, and a golden egg grand prize for each of four age groups. The Easter bunny will visit, and the Balloon Man will be on hand. Children should have their own baskets. Parents are encouraged to bring cameras. Hosted by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Hernando. 1 p.m. Admission is a nonperishable food donation. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 688-3331. naturecoastbotanicalgardens.com.

'Lost in Yonkers': A Pulitzer Prize-winning Neil Simon comedy/drama about two boys who are left in the care of their strong-willed grandmother, while their father works as a traveling salesman, desperate to repay money he borrowed from loan sharks. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $10. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113.

'Brookridge on Revue': This two-hour show, presented by the Woman's Club of Brookridge, will feature local talent. Includes singing, skits and other performances. Guests may bring their own beverages (ice provided). 7 p.m. $8, which includes snacks, coffee and ice tea. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 597-3530.

Monday

Insurance and Estate Planning: Participants will learn how to properly protect themselves in areas such as insurance, estate planning and will preparation. 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) 754-4433 or (352) 540-6391.

'Controlling Lawn Insects' horticulture class: 5:30 p.m. Free. Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. (352) 754-4433. extension.hernandocounty.us.

PHCC interview skills workshop: This workshop will offer an interactive presentation on answering interview questions. Common problems with interview protocols will be covered, and everyone attending will be able to participate in an interactive interview session. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. 1-877-879-7422.

Tuesday

Play to Learn: This is an indoor toddler program for babies and their mothers. 10 to 11:30 a.m. $3 per class. Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. (352) 540-3835.

Wednesday

'Irrigation 101' horticulture class: 10 a.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4433.

Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants: The presentation will be given by Master Gardener Sue Walsh. Call to reserve a seat. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Earth Day celebration: Hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service. Includes exhibits, interactive demonstrations and information for children about a variety of topics, such as water conservation, pollinators, soil, native plants and the People's Garden Initiative. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No cost. Plant Materials Center, 14119 Broad St., north of Brooksville. (352) 796-9600.

Thursday

Getting Ready for Retirement: This financial management class is provided by the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service and provides steps to take now to ensure one's bank account matches retirement plans. 2 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391, 754-4433.

Friday

YMCA Interfaith Good Friday Service: This is an outdoor event. Spiritual leaders from the West Hernando Christian Ministerial Association and the YMCA will present the service. A continental breakfast will be provided after the service. Seating will be provided. 9 a.m. Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 688-9622. suncoastymca.org.

Children's Stories and Crafts Program: The themed programs include stories, songs, games and crafts. Starts at 11 a.m. for ages 18 to 35 months and 11:45 a.m. for ages 3 to 5 years. No registration required. This six-week program (through May 13) is provided by the Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

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

Bark Island: Dogs and their owners are welcome to come to the beach. Must have the dog's current vaccination record to enter. Bring a leash. 7 to 9 a.m. $7 per car or walk-up patron. Alfred A. McKethan Park, 10800 Pine Island Drive, Pine Island. (352) 754-4031.

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

Kiwanis Club's 2011 Easter egg hunt: The hunt will start promptly at 10 a.m. and will include age groups for children 12 and younger. Includes free hot dogs and drinks, as well as games and prizes. Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Brooksville. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville.

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.

Latin-American Civic and Cultural Association's Easter-Sabado de Gloria Dance: Guests may bring their own beverages; no large coolers permitted. Mardi Gras masks and costumes welcome. 8:30 p.m. $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. SNPJ Lodge/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. (352) 340-5066, 666-6848.

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