Friday, June 22, 2018
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Things to do in Hernando, June 24-30

Today

Fairgrounds Flea Market: Includes indoor and outdoor vendors. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 397-3351, (352) 796-4552.

VFW Post 9236 Breakfast: Breakfast includes eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, blueberry pancakes, toast, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee or tea. Adult beverages may be purchased separately. Hosted by the Men's Auxiliary. 9 to 11:30 a.m. $7. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

'Yesterday Broadway, Today Stage West' Musical Revue: The revue is a finale to Stage West's 2011-12 season, and includes more than 35 songs from some of the theater's most popular productions, such as Chicago, Rocky Horror Show, Funny Girl and The Music Man. There will also be a sneak peek of the upcoming season, with songs from future productions of Les Miserables, Little Shop of Horrors, Sweeney Todd and Gypsy. 2 p.m. $10. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

The Pajama Party Murders: Encore Ensemble Theater presents this interactive musical mystery/comedy dinner show. 3 p.m. $25 (reservations required). Central Ridge Community Center, 77 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills. (352) 212-5417.

Eat and Skate Fundraiser: Includes three hours of skating and all-you-can-eat cheeseburgers and hot dogs. Funds raised will benefit the Team Florida Inline Speed Team. 5 to 8 p.m. $7 at the door. Rainbow Rollerland, 1125 W Jefferson St., Brooksville. (352) 796-0040.

Monday

Rain Barrel Workshop: Reduce dependence on irrigation by using collected rainwater in the garden. Registration required. 11 a.m. $55 per completed rain barrel. Reservations are first come, first served. Hernando County Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 540-6230.

Nature Coast Bridge Club hosts North American Pair games: All awards will be silver master points, with competition at the club level and the Florida 128 unit level. 12:30 p.m. $5 per player. Towne Square Family Restaurant, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 556-3892, (352) 597-5221. daily-recap.com.

About Boating Safety course: This introductory program teaches safe boating practices, navigation, use of safety equipment and Florida law. This is a three-day course that continues through Wednesday. 7 to 9:30 p.m. $35. Hernando Beach U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach. (631) 522-9179.

Tuesday

Nature Coast Bridge Club hosts North American Pair games: All awards will be silver master points, with competition at the club level and the Florida 128 unit level. 12:30 p.m. $5 per player. Towne Square Family Restaurant, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 556-3892, (352) 597-5221. daily-recap.com.

Library to show 'Captain America: The First Avenger': The 2011 film, rated PG-13, brings to life the Marvel superhero who defends America and fights the Nazis in World War II. Stars Chris Evans, Stanley Tucci and Tommy Lee Jones. Popcorn will be served and movie trivia offered. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. 2 p.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.

Wednesday

East Pasco Job and Career Fair: Bring resumes and be prepared for on-the-spot job interviews. Twenty-five employers who seek employees for entry-level through highly skilled positions will be on site. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dade City Business Center, 15000 Citrus Country Drive, Dade City. (813) 377-0245.

Nature Coast Bridge Club hosts North American Pair games: All awards will be silver master points, with competition at the club level and the Florida 128 unit level. 12:30 p.m. $5 per player. Towne Square Family Restaurant, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 556-3892, (352) 597-5221. daily-recap.com.

VFW Post 9236 Steak Shoot: 1 p.m. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

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

Thursday

Library to show 'One for the Money': The 2012 film, rated PG-13, stars Katherine Heigl as the newly divorced and out-of-work Stephanie Plum. When she gets a job at her cousin's bail bond business, her first assignment puts her on the trail of an old flame. Popcorn will be served and movie trivia offered. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 2 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

'Reading is Fun' Summer Youth Program: Provided by Behind the Stone Ministries and Communities in Schools of Hernando County. Volunteers will read to children and provide them with books to take home or exchange each week. Continues Thursdays through Aug. 9. 5 to 5:30 p.m. Free. New Song Worship Center, 6001 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (727) 808-4096.

Nature Coast Bridge Club hosts North American Pair games: All awards will be silver master points, with competition at the club level and the Florida 128 unit level. 6:30 p.m. $5 per player. Towne Square Family Restaurant, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 556-3892, (352) 597-5221. daily-recap.com.

Friday

Nature Coast Bridge Club hosts North American Pair games: All awards will be silver master points, with competition at the club level and the Florida 128 unit level. 12:30 p.m. $5 per player. Towne Square Family Restaurant, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 556-3892, (352) 597-5221. daily-recap.com.

Friday Night Dance: Predominantly line and partner dancing to all styles of music. Free line dance at 7 p.m., followed by open dancing from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Bring snacks and beverages. $5 at the door. Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. (813) 789-4497.

Ghost Tours: Legend has it the Heritage Museum, a four-story house built more than 155 years ago by Brooksville pioneer John May, is inhabited by the spirits of long-deceased family members. 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. hernando historicalmuseumassoc.com.

Saturday

Fairgrounds Flea Market: Includes indoor and outdoor vendors. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 397-3351, (352) 796-4552.

Holiday Springs Resort Community Yard Sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Holiday Springs Resort, 138 Travel Park Drive, Spring Hill (at County Line Road and Commercial Way). (847) 970-0430.

Olde Tyme Celebration: Brooksville Fourth of July: Festivities kick off with a pancake breakfast at 10 a.m. and conclude with a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. The event will feature water games, vendors, carnival games, cake walk, food and an ice cream sundae bar. There will also be a cornhole tournament with cash prizes. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Parking is $5 per vehicle. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4552.

All About Owls: This owl program for kids includes live owls, a puppet show, crafts, dissecting owl pellets and games. 10 a.m.-noon. $3 park entry, class free. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.

Heritage Museum Annual Quilt Exhibit Opening Day Celebration: There will be vendors and demonstrators outdoors, as well as a gift shop and refreshments. There will be a trunk show by certified quilt appraiser Brenda Grampsas, a vintage button lecture and display by Anne Buckingham; treadle machine quilting demonstration by Linda Wade; and embroidery demonstration by Maxine Maitlainen. Tours of the museum and the exhibit will be available. The exhibit continues through the end of July. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours of the museum are $5. Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. (352) 688-6504. hernandohistoricalmuseum assoc.com.

Library to show 'Hop': The 2011 animated children's film is about E.B., the Easter Bunny's teenage son, who takes off for Hollywood to become a drummer in a rock band. The movie, rated PG, features the voices of Russell Brand, James Marsden and Elizabeth Perkins. Popcorn will be served and movie trivia offered. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 1 p.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.

Music and Munchies: A variety of musical entertainers will perform songs, ranging from Broadway to pop. The headliner will be Rock'n Doc Gary Helfin. Finger foods, candy, vegetables, desserts and appetizers will be provided. Proceeds benefit the temple's Mosaic Project. 7:30 p.m. $10. Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. RSVP to (352) 686-7034.

Ghost Tours: Legend has it the Heritage Museum, a four-story house built more than 155 years ago by Brooksville pioneer John May, is inhabited by the spirits of long-deceased family members. 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. hernando historicalmuseumassoc.com.

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