THROUGH JULY 21
'The Velveteen Rabbit': The show is a children's production about a small boy's stuffed rabbit, which strives to become real through the love of his owner. 2 p.m. today and July 21; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $10. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.
'Owl Pellets!': Geared for youth ages 8 to 12. Children will meet an owl from Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and dissect an owl pellet. The program is part of the Dig Into Reading program sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. 1 p.m. Free. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4043.
'Deep Sea Digging': Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to experience what it's like to dig in the deep sea through the Dig Into Reading program. 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4043.
'100 Acre Wood': Learn about local species when volunteers from 100 Acre Wood bring them to the library. Geared for youth ages 5 to 12, who are encouraged to bring a piece of fruit to share with the animals. The program is offered through the Dig Into Reading program sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. 10:15 a.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.
'Worms at Work' summer reading program: Earthworms will visit the library as children learn the important role worms play in composting; children also will make their own edible dirt cups. 10:15 a.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.
Christmas in July bingo marathon: More than $5,000 in payouts, two Double Dabs and two Lucky Numbers. Door prizes awarded. Optional breakfast available. Reserved seating. 9 a.m. $70 per player, which includes dinner and 90-plus games. Masaryktown Community Center, 539 Lincoln Ave., Masaryktown. (352) 345-4818.
Markets and fundraisers
My Career Closet summer sale and open house: The one-stop shop for professional women's attire is throwing a luau with food, fun and shopping. Stuff a bag for $10 and get the chance to win the date night raffle basket, complete with a couple's massage. My Career Closet is a nonprofit initiative aimed at helping women gain the tools they need to get hired, including providing free business attire. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. My Career Closet, 17008 Ayers Road, Masaryktown. (352) 293-2015. facebook.com/mycareercloset.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Karen's Kit'n Kaboodle Used Furniture Expo: The annual sale will be in Krysher Hall. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Spring Hill, 2301 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 686-1114.
Ballroom dance class: Six-week ballroom dance class continues through Aug. 21. Open to anyone wishing to learn; H2U membership is not required. Learn three popular dances: rumba, disco and swing. 6 to 7 p.m. $50 per person or $80 per couple. Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. For more information, call (352) 597-6331.
Orientation to Homeschooling: From Pre-K through High School: Hosted by Home Circle of Hernando. Two mini seminars will be presented. An orientation for new and prospective homeschoolers will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and will include information about Florida home education laws and what parents need to do in preparation. Learn about portfolios, annual evaluations, curriculum choices and the benefits of participating in a local homeschool support group. From 7:30 to 9 p.m., the focus will be on homeschooling high school-age students. Discussion will be on transcripts, credits, dual enrollment, co-ops, Florida Virtual School and activities that Home Circle offers. Those who are new to homeschooling and have high school-age students must attend both seminars. Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road, south of Brooksville. For more information, call (352) 799-5462.