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Local events scheduled

Today

People Helping People dinner: 4-6 p.m., Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. Anyone hungry can get a free meal. Dinners served every Sunday. Volunteers and donations are welcome. (352) 686-4466.

Rocktemberfest 2010: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sims Park, 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey. Formerly known as Founders Day, Rocktemberfest 2010 features a carnival and midway, arts and crafts, boat tours, the NASCAR race experience, a plant show, a classic car and antique show, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, food and live musical tributes to the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Pink Floyd. Visit online for the schedule. Admission is free. (727) 842-8066. nprmainstreet.com.

Suncoast Harmony Chorus hosts Victorian High Tea: 2 p.m., Tall Pines Clubhouse, 10930 Tall Pines Blvd., New Port Richey. Tickets are $12, which includes a variety of teas and finger sandwiches. Prizes awarded for best hats in several categories. Gloria, (352) 597-3283, or Cindy, (352) 597-4376.

Monday

Academia Hernando Fall 2010 Lecture Series presents Charlotte Bronte and Her Sisters": 10 a.m.-noon, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Presented by Bill Schuerle. $7. (352) 597-0158.

Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation Hernando County Employment Forum: 8-11 a.m., Residence at Timber Pines, 3140 Forest Road, Spring Hill. Job seekers can learn about job possibilities; while employers get the latest information on tax benefits when hiring individuals with disabilities. A complimentary breakfast will be served. The event is sponsored in partnership with Career Central, Abilities of Florida and Vocational Rehabilitation. No charge for admission. (727) 834-5479 or (352) 200-3038.

Tuesday

Big Pine Fall Wildflower and Butterfly Walk: 9-11 a.m., Big Pine Tract, Old Crystal River Road, Brooksville. Bring a pair of binoculars and a butterfly field guide. Hosted by Chinsegut Nature Center. Free. (352) 754-6722.

Government Gone Wild: 7-9 p.m., Heritage Pines Clubhouse, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., Hudson. Speaker Blaise Ingoglia will present the motivational, educational seminar. Register online or by phone. Free. (727) 753-8219. governmentgonewild.org.

Wednesday

Art Reception for Doris Hoffman, Penny LaFlair Oade and Sue Taylor: 5-7 p.m., Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St, Brooksville. Hoffman draws and works in oils and can put images from photographs on canvas. Oade is an oil painter who has trained with noted artists such as Diane Becker and Tom Dooley. Taylor has been a watercolorist for 20 years and recently has begun to work with pastels. Free. (352) 848-0090.

Mommy & Me: 9:30-11:30 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. This is an interactive program for children ages 2 to 4 and their parents (mom or dad). Includes open playtime, story time, crafts, songs and other activities. The group follows the county school schedule for holidays and time off. $40 per year. (352) 796-2096 or (813) 495-0920.

"Plant Propagation" horticulture class: 10 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Learn how to easily make more of a favorite plant in propagation workshop. Free. Seating is on first come, first seated basis. (352) 754-4433.

Thursday

Azul Totalmente exhibit opening reception: 3-7 p.m., Pasco-Hernando Community College Art Gallery, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The exhibit, which continues through Nov. 6, features selected works by members of the Coalition of Hispanic Artists. Free. (727) 816-3229. phcc.edu/gallery.

Holy Cross food distribution: 9-11 a.m., Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free distribution in the church parking lot of bread, bagels, pastries, clothing and other personal necessities for those in need. (727) 808-4096.

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., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Age-appropriate stories, finger plays and songs. Free. (352) 540-6391.

Friday

30th annual Spooks 'N Scoots: Noon today through 5 p.m. Sunday, Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Spring Lake. The event includes vendors, games, live bands, raffles, children's activities, food, drinks and a beauty contest. All motorcycles welcome. The Christian Motorcycle Riders will offer free boot shines and coffee during daylight hours today and Saturday and will give a bike blessing and devotional on Sunday before a memorial run leaving at 10 a.m. Sponsored by the Hillsborough County Chapter of ABATE of Florida. Weekend tickets (Friday to Sunday) are $25 for ABATE members, $30 for others. Tickets for Saturday only are $15 for ABATE members and $20 for others. Children ages 15 and younger admitted free (must be accompanied by an adult). (813) 731-1663 or (813) 323-2816. hillsborough.abateflorida.com.

Spring Hill Garden Club Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., plant nursery, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. The sale includes geraniums, angel wing begonias and cold weather hardy perennials, plus vendors with herbs, natural beauty products and organic jams; also tours of the adjacent Nature Coast Botanical Gardens with 20 themed gardens (free, but donations appreciated). The bloodmobile will be available for donations. (352) 683-9933 or naturecoastbotanicalgardens.com.

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., West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Age-appropriate stories, finger plays and songs. Free. (352) 540-6391.

Local events scheduled 09/25/10 [Last modified: Saturday, September 25, 2010 11:51am]

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