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Scarlet Belles at Tea members Addie Brower, left, and 
El Barkey, at the group’s 2010 Super Bowl Sundae.

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Scarlet Belles at Tea members Addie Brower, left, and El Barkey, at the group’s 2010 Super Bowl Sundae.

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Red Hat Ladies Super Bowl Sundae: The Scarlet Belles at Tea invite area red and pink hatters to their seventh annual Super Bowl event. Women who wear their colors will receive 25 percent off their sundaes. Door prizes will be awarded every half-hour, and tickets will be available for drawings for two gift baskets. Those who donate pet food will be entered into a special drawing. Donations will be given to the Humane Society of the Nature Coast, the Hernando County SPCA and SPCA of the Suncoast. RSVP to sherrygwtw@yahoo.com. 1 to 3:45 p.m. Dairy Queen, 370 Suzanne Drive, Spring Hill. (727) 863-7724.

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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: Various menu items available and cooked to order. 8:30 a.m. to noon. Prices vary from $2 to $4.50, coffee included. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 863-2520.

Four Chaplains Memorial Service: Hosted by American Legion Post 186. Various veterans organizations will participate. Speakers will include retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Monroe T. Smith and retired Army Col. Nick Morana. The choir from St. Theresa's will sing patriotic songs. At the closing of the service, four white doves, donated by Downing Funeral Home, will be released from the church parking lot. Refreshments will follow. The service honors the four military chaplains, all of different faiths, who died aboard the USS Dorchester, which was torpedoed during World War II on Feb. 3, 1943. The chaplains handed out life jackets to the servicemen aboard and, when there were none left, gave up their own. 3 p.m. St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 597-1210.

Tuesday

Green Screens showing of 'Restrepo': Winner of the Grand Award at the 2010 Sundance Festival, this documentary chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost and is named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. A discussion will follow. Hosted by the Hernando County Green Party. 2 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-3151.

Wednesday

John's Favorite 50: John Korycki, coordinator of the Hernando County Florida Yards and Neighborhoods program, will talk about his favorite 50 plants selected for drought tolerance, disease resistance, cold tolerance and good growth in poor soils. 10 a.m. Free; first-come, first-seated. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6230.

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Introduction to Windows': This is a hands-on course that teaches the skills necessary to navigate and use the Windows operating system. 10 a.m. to noon. $12. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422.

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'How to Take Great Vacation Photos' class: Learn the skills to take good vacation photographs. Students are encouraged to bring their vacation pictures to assess strengths and weaknesses. 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. $18. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'An Alzheimer's Overview': The seminar will discuss the difference between Alzheimer's disease and dementia, warning signs and symptoms, stages of the disease and caregiver concerns. This is the first of a series of Alzheimer's informational seminars offered through the Encore Academy, a service of PHCC that provides educational opportunities to adults 50 and older. 2:30 to 4 p.m. Free, but registration is required. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. (727) 816-3439.

Senior Singles dance: Free dance lessons are offered from 7 to 8 p.m.; dancing follows until 11 p.m. $5 admission. Spring Hill Domino Club, 15120 County Line Road, Spring Hill. (352) 293-4009.

Thursday

Brooksville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Valentine Sale: The show includes fused glass jewelry, slumped bottles and glass nail files, handmade by local artist Susan Huffman. Prices vary from $5 to $35 and can be paid by cash, check, credit card or payroll deduction for hospital employees. Funds benefit the auxiliary's scholarship fund. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 442-0169.

Live Birds of Prey program: Provided by personnel from Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. 10 a.m. to noon. Park admission is $3 per car. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.

Phil Dirt and the Dozers: Presented by Brookridge Entertainment, the concert is a tribute to the Beach Boys, but will also include music from the Hondells, Ronny and the Daytonas and others. 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 610-4901.

'Proof' opening night at Stage West: After her father's death, Catherine fears following in the footsteps of the mentally disturbed mathematical genius. 8 p.m. $10. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Continues through Feb. 19. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Friday

Brooksville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Valentine Sale: The show includes fused glass jewelry, slumped bottles and glass nail files, handmade by local artist Susan Huffman. Prices vary from $5 to $35 and can be paid by cash, check, credit card or payroll deduction for hospital employees. Funds benefit the auxiliary's scholarship fund. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 442-0169.

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Computer Maintenance': Learn simple maintenance done every two to four weeks to help keep a computer running smoothly. 9 a.m. to noon. $18. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.

Greek Festival: Music provided by Demetri of Demetri and the Islanders. Greek dance groups will perform throughout the day. There will also be a gift shop and free dance lessons. Greek food and pastries will be available. Door prizes throughout the day. Also, raffle tickets will be sold for a grand prize of $500. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $1 per person, ages 5 and older. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 650-0307.

Arc Nature Coast Sweetheart Dance: Includes a DJ, food, beverage and door prizes. 7 to 10 p.m. $3.50 per person. Arc Nature Coast Education Center and Regional Evacuation Shelter, 6495 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 544-2322, ext. 109.

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. Handheld 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. hernandohistorical museumassoc.com.

'Proof': After her father's death, Catherine fears following in the footsteps of the mentally disturbed mathematical genius. 8 p.m. $10. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Continues through Feb. 19. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Saturday

Ridge Manor Area Crime Watch omelet breakfast: Omelets will be cooked by Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis, Hernando County Commissioner Jim Adkins and U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent, assisted by Crime Watch members. Omelets can be made with a choice of ham, cheese, tomatoes, mushrooms, bacon bits, onions and peppers. The breakfast will also include sausage, grits, biscuits and gravy, coffee, tea and orange juice. 7 to 11 a.m. $5 adults, $3 for children. Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor. (352) 608-4078.

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.

Crystal River Gun Show: The show will feature a large assortment of collectible and sporting firearms; Civil War, World War I and World War II memorabilia; and related items for display, trade or sale. Experts will be on hand for free appraisals and purchases of firearms, knives, swords and other items. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7. National Guard Armory Crystal River, 8551 W Venable St., Crystal River. (352) 422-3461.

West Hernando Central Model Railroad Club train show: The club has a working 20- by 20-foot layout featuring DC and DCC running HO trains. There will be vendors selling used and new G-gage, HO-scale and N-scale electric trains. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Dana's Railroad Supply, 4042 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 684-2484.

Greek Festival: Music provided by Demetri of Demetri and the Islanders. Greek dance groups will perform throughout the day. There will also be a gift shop and free dance lessons. Greek food and pastries will be available. Door prizes throughout the day. Also, raffle tickets will be sold for a grand prize of $500. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $1 per person, ages 5 and older. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 650-0307.

Mary Martha Guild fashion show and luncheon: Fashions from Denise's latest collection, along with accessorizing jewelry, will be shown; various sizes available for purchase. Red Hat fashions and accessories will also be featured. Noon. Tickets are $12 and must be purchased by today. Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W, Brooksville. (352) 686-8751 or (352) 799-3082.

Truck and tractor pull: Hosted by the Brooksville Pulling Association. Gates open at noon; event begins at 4 p.m. $10 for ages 11 and up, $5 for ages 4 to 10 and free for 3 and younger. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 585-1062 or (352) 796-4552.

Knights of Columbus Valentine dinner-dance: Appetizers will be served before the roast beef dinner. Music provided by Memories by Bill. 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 each. Knights of Columbus Council 6383, 10470 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 688-7537 or (352) 688-1889.

VFW Post 9236 steak dinner: 6 to 8 p.m. $10. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Stargazing at the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve: Take advantage of the low light conditions of the late-rising moon to get a better view of the stars at this event, which opens with a laser show of the winter constellations. In case of cloud cover, a slide show will take place in the Education Center. 6 p.m. Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve, 1001 Old Rock Road, Yankeetown. (352) 447-5439. withlacoocheegulfpreserve.com.

Miss Weeki Wachee Pageant: Hosted by International Pageant Productions and Envy Pageant Productions. This is a sanctioned official preliminary for the Miss Florida U.S. International, Miss Florida Teen, Little Miss/Mr. and Jr. Miss/Mr. Florida pageants. 6 p.m. Park admission is $13 for adults and teens, $8 for ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and younger. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 256-9959. www.weekiwachee.com.

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.

Regency Oaks Valentine's Day Dance Party: Music will include hits from the 1930s through '80s, provided by DJ Rich "The Hit Man." The Regency Oaks Civic Association will provide a dessert buffet and coffee, as well as ice; bring your own drinks. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. 7 p.m. Tickets are $7. Regency Oaks Clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-1405 or (352) 596-9213.

Shae Laurel in concert: The show features a blend of musical acrobatics and traditional Irish step and American dance, fusing new music with traditional Celtic, pop and American favorites. 7 p.m. $25. Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 799-5577.

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. Handheld 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. hernandohistorical museumassoc.com.

'Proof': After her father's death, Catherine fears following in the footsteps of the mentally disturbed mathematical genius. 8 p.m. $10. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Continues through Feb. 19. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Latin-American Civic and Cultural Association 'My Precious Valentine' celebration: Mandy Mambo will entertain. A prize will be awarded to the best "Lady in Red." Proper evening attire required. Snacks and alcohol allowed; no large coolers. Call for table reservations. 8 p.m. $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers. Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. (352) 666-6848 or (352) 263-5066.

Mark your calendar for an assortment of events 02/04/12 [Last modified: Saturday, February 4, 2012 9:33am]

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