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Hernando County Fairgrounds Weekend Flea Market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St, Brooksville. (352) 397-3351.

St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women's Spring Craft and Bazaar: Breakfast and lunch will be available. 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.. St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 686-1698.

22nd annual Will McLean Music Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More than 70 Florida acoustic musicians will be featured. Guests can meet and camp with the musicians. Tickets today are $15; children younger than 12 admitted free. Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. (352) 465-2167. willmclean.com.

Shrimp dinner and auction at Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church: noon. $12 adults; $6 children. Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church, 13460 Olympic Village Lane, northwest of Brooksville. (727) 856-1332.

'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest': An award-winning drama set in a 1950s mental hospital, where a con man seeks institutionalization to escape the rigors of a prison work farm. Through March 20. 2 p.m. $15 for adults; $8 for students 17 and younger. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd. , Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113.

'Beauty and the Beast Jr.': Notre Dame Catholic School presents its version of the Disney story. 2 p.m. $7 for adults; $5 for students. Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. (352) 683-0755.

Monday

Academia Hernando Winter 2011 Lecture Series: "NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center," with Russel R. Romanella, the center's associate director for engineering and technical operation. 10 a.m. $8 per lecture. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-0158.

PHCC financial aid workshop: 5 p.m., with a second workshop at 6:15 p.m. Learn how to complete the free application for federal student aid online. Students should be accompanied by a parent or guardian and bring the family's 2010 tax return(s) and W-2 forms. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422.

Florida-friendly gardening class: Yard and garden tips will be offered. Find out which plants can withstand winter weather. 5:30 p.m. Free; first come, first seated. Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. (352) 754-4433.

Tuesday

Play to Learn: 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.

Accordion Adventure St. Patty's Party: Party and jam for accordionists and enthusiasts of all levels. A cash bar will be available. 6 to 9 p.m. $2. Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 686-0975.

Fruit and vegetable production class series: Presented by Stacy Strickland, regional specialized extension agent. Topics include "Deciduous Fruit Production" on March 15, "Vegetable Production" on March 22 and "Fertilization of Fruit and Vegetable Crops" on March 29. 6 to 8 p.m. Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. (352) 754-4433. extension.hernandocounty.us.

Spring Hill Garden Club: Denise and Frank Russo will speak about growing vegetables and strawberries in containers, with plants and homemade jam for sale. 7 p.m. Free admission; donations accepted. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933.

Children of the World Concert: Children of the World International Children's Choir is made up of orphaned and disadvantaged children from several countries around the world. During their tour across the United States, the group's goal is to put a voice and face to the needs of children whose lives have been devastated by civil war, famine, poverty, unclean water and preventable diseases. The choir will perform songs in their native tongue, as well as in English. 7 p.m. An offering will be collected. Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 596-1388, ext. 224.

Wednesday

Spring Hill Regional Hospital Auxiliary Jewelry and Skin Care Product Sale: Proceeds go to scholarships and local charities. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Spring Hill Regional Hospital, 10461 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 666-8755.

Master Gardeners weekly plant sale: Plants for shade and sun are available, including flowering plants, ground covers, shrubs and trees. Funds raised benefit the Hernando County Master Gardener program. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Prices vary. Master Gardener nursery, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. (352) 754-4433.

ReferenceUSA Database Demonstration: The presentation will be given by a representative from Infogroup. The database includes information on more than 14 million businesses and can be used for job searches. Those attending will learn how to search for jobs, as well as build and print their own company lists and contact information. A question-and-answer session and tips for making job searches easier will follow. No registration is required. 10 a.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4824.

Thursday

Spring Hill Regional Hospital Auxiliary Jewelry and Skin Care Product Sale: Proceeds go to scholarships and local charities. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spring Hill Regional Hospital, 10461 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 666-8755.

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Introduction to the Internet': Receive hands-on experience connecting to the Internet, surfing the web, safety tips, searching for information and setting up Internet options. 9 a.m. to noon. $18. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422.

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Google, Blog and Social Networks': 1 to 4 p.m. $18. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422.

VFW Post 9236 St. Patrick's Day Dinner: A corned beef and cabbage meal will be served. Musical entertainment by Maurice. Adult beverages will be available for purchase in the canteen. 3 to 7 p.m. $8 per person. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Friday

General Federation of Women's Clubs/Brooksville Woman's Club annual Yard Sale and Indoor Craft Sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor table rentals are $10 for one day or $15 for two. Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St., Brooksville. (352) 754-8627.

Nobleton Community Church flea market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 29071 Sentinel St., Nobleton. (352) 796-5988.

'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest': An award-winning drama set in a 1950s mental hospital, where a con man seeks institutionalization to escape the rigors of a prison work farm. Through March 20. 8 p.m. $15 for adults; $8 for students 17 and younger. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd. , Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113.

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.

Saturday

Hernando County Fairgrounds Weekend Flea Market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St, Brooksville. (352) 397-3351.

Nobleton Community Church flea market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 29071 Sentinel St., Nobleton. (352) 796-5988.

Women of Grace Presbyterian Church spring rummage sale: 8 a.m. to noon. Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2082.

Brookridge Woman's Club annual Bingo Bash: Doors open at 8:30 a.m.; games start at 10 a.m. Coffee and ice tea will be available. Doughnuts will be served upon arrival. A hot lunch and dessert will be served. There will be 52 games with a payout of $3,200. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund. Reservations required. $35. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 597-3530.

General Federation of Women's Clubs/Brooksville Woman's Club annual Yard Sale and Indoor Craft Sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor table rentals are $10 for one day or $15 for two. Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St., Brooksville. (352) 754-8627.

Springstead High School flea market: 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.

YMCA youth swim team hosts public "Fun" Swim Meet: Events will be broken down into age groups, and prizes will be awarded to winners in each group. Events include 50- and 100-yard freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and individual medley swims. The cost to participate will be $3 for youth 17 and younger and $4 for adults 18 and older. Proceeds will benefit the Y's 2011 community support campaign. Warm-ups at 8:30 a.m.; first event at 9:30 a.m. Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 688-9622.

Hernando Sportsman's Club Gun and Knife Show: The show will include new, used and antique firearms, knives and related accessories. 9 a.m. to 5 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.

Market on Main Street/Brooksville Nights: The event includes the Love Your Neighbor Farmer's Market, a craft and antique fair, live music, car show and a variety of other family-friendly activities. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Downtown Brooksville, 10 S Main St., Brooksville. (352) 428-9275.

Bike with Tampa Sierra Club: Join the Sierra Club for a 20-mile bike ride along the Withlacoochee State Trail. Meet at the Ridge Manor trailhead and bike 10 miles to Nobleton for lunch and then bike back. Group makes frequent stops along the way to check out the river, blooming flowers and the forest. 9 a.m. Free. (813) 928-1412.

Spring Hill Garden Club 'Weed and Feed': 9 a.m. Hernando County Master Gardener Rita Grant will speak briefly about invasive plants. Volunteers will then work either in the botanical gardens or at the Spring Hill waterfall to remove invasive plants and vines. A brunch will be served by garden club members at 11 a.m. in the gardens. Free admission; donations accepted. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933.

Withlacoochee Wilderness Kayak and Canoe Race and Rally: Anyone who can paddle 5 miles is invited to join in the fun and mania of this river rally. Participants can enjoy the sights and scenery along the shoreline while they hunt for clues to answer questions. Correctly answer the most questions and win a prize. Test your endurance in the 7-mile race from the Inglis Bypass Spillway to Winding River Park in Yankeetown. 9:30 a.m.-noon $25-$40. Buddy Risher Park/Inglis Bypass Spillway, 8350 State Road 40 E, Inglis. (352) 447-6152.

Arc Nature Coast POSSE Tack Sale Fundraiser and Bake Sale: Proceeds will go toward building a covered riding area. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Giddy-Up Saddle Shop, 490 Broad St., Masaryktown. (352) 544-2322, ext. 109.

Fine Lines Boutique presents 'It's All About You' fashion show and luncheon benefit: Miss Florida 2011 U.S. International Lorena Placencia will be attending. Proceeds will benefit the Dawn Center, the local domestic violence shelter. Tickets are available at Fine Lines' new location, 5168 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $30 per person. Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. (352) 666-8843.

Orchid Lovers Club: "Orchids From Birth to Bloom,'' with plants for sale and a show table of members' orchids; raffle. 1 p.m. Oak Hill Hospital Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-3736.

Martin Preston as Liberace: Martin Preston re-creates the music and glamour of the flamboyant Liberace. 2 p.m. $15-$20. Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. (727) 816-3707.

St. Joseph's Day Feast and Celebration: Hosted by Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502. Includes a blessing, followed by a complimentary pasta milanese dinner. There will be an old-fashioned market with flowers, vegetables, St. Joseph bread and pastries for sale. Donations will be accepted and provided to a local church and charities. 3 to 7 p.m. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 688-9234, 686-3865.

NAMI bowl-a-thon fundraiser: Includes three games (shoe rental included), a T-shirt and a chance to win prizes. 3 p.m. $25 per bowler. Proceeds benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando. Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 684-0004.

Reception for artist Diane Becker: Refreshments will be served. Becker's works will be on display through the end of March. Co-sponsored by the Spring Hill Art League. 5 to 7 p.m. Storytelling by Jerry Cowling, 7 p.m. Free admission. Easy Street Home Decor, 100 N Brooksville Ave., Brooksville. (352) 799-9690.

Cattle Barons Ball: The theme is "Jeans, Jewels and Jets," a Western party featuring food, silent and live auctions and games such as wine toss, flying cow and bull toss. Numerous items and gifts will be auctioned, including a seven-night stay at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, N.C., and weekend golf packages. This year's fundraising goal is $60,000, to support the American Cancer Society's Reaching Out to Cancer Kids program. 6 p.m. $100 each. American Aviation hangar, Hernando County Airport, 2495 Broad St., Brooksville. 1-800-940-1969, ext. 5610.

Brookridge Line Dance Social: DJ Dave will entertain. Bring your own snacks and beverages (and ice, if needed). No lessons provided. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $5. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 397-6088.

High Point St. Patrick's Day dance: Music will be provided by Take Two. Guests may bring their own beverages; complimentary coffee and ice will be provided. 7 to 10 p.m. $5 at the door. High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. (352) 596-2827.

'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest': An award-winning drama set in a 1950s mental hospital, where a con man seeks institutionalization to escape the rigors of a prison work farm. Through March 20. 8 p.m. $15 for adults; $8 for students 17 and younger. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113.

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.

Latin-American Civic and Cultural Association's Mardi Gras Latin Style: Music provided by DJ Mandy Mambo. Guests can bring their own beverages; no large coolers permitted. Mardi Gras masks and costumes welcome. 8 p.m. $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. SNPJ Lodge/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. (352) 340-5066, 666-6848.

Local events for the week of March 13 03/12/11 [Last modified: Saturday, March 12, 2011 11:59am]

    

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