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Springstead High School Flea Market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Vendor spaces are $10. (352) 683-3528.


Home Circle of Hernando annual Used Book Extravaganza: Those interested in selling books in all subject areas are invited to participate. Books must be dropped off between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. the day of the sale. All items must be properly labeled, identifying the seller's number and price. All books not sold must be picked up by 8:30 p.m. or they will be given away. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road, south of Brooksville. Sellers' fees are $2 for Home Circle members and $5 for nonmembers. Send email to Cindy McMillan at or Elizabeth Witherell at (352) 799-5462.

Food events


Church offers breakfast: Includes choice of waffles, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, or eggs and sausage. 8 to 11 a.m. First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave., Brooksville. $5. (727) 514-6253.

Classes/self help


Introduction to Camping Outdoor Skills class: 10 a.m. to noon. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. Free, but seating is limited; reservations required. (352) 754-6722.

Creativity workshop: The workshop is for adults and will incorporate exercises recommended by books on creativity. No previous artistic experience required. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.


The Library Helps with ... Looking for Work: The class is part of a series of job searching and career development classes. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.


CPR/automated external defibrillator class: Learn the American Heart Association's adult, child and infant CPR; choking emergency techniques, and how to use an AED. This is an awareness class; no certification provided. All ages welcome. Provided by CPR RESQ Training Services. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tone U!, 6254 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Free.

Library fun


Lego Club: Geared for youth ages 8 to 12, participants are able to build Lego creations and meet other fans. Materials will be provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Library of Hernando County. Advance registration is recommended, but not required. 5 to 6 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Book talk


Viva Florida 501 book discussion: This is a Florida-themed book discussion group. The book to be discussed is Sanibel Flats by Florida author Randy Wayne White. It is an introduction to White's series with Florida marine biologist and former CIA agent Doc Ford. No registration required, but copies of the book are limited. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

For your health


'For Your Health' community seminar: Hosted by Oak Hill Hospital. The topic will be "Advances in the Treatment of Bladder Disorders for Men and Women." The speaker will be Dr. Harvey Schonwald, a urologist. A complimentary hot meal will be served. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Heritage Pines Clubhouse, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., Hudson. Free, but seating is limited; reservations required. (352) 597-6383.


'Losing Your Sight and Hearing? Prevention of Further Losses and Coping with Deficiencies' lecture: Presented by Dr. Maria Scunziano-Singh. 5:15 p.m. Access Health Care, 5350 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. RSVP to (352) 688-8116.

Dinner and dancing


'Sinatra Salutes the Ladies' dinner show: Entertainer Andy Stefano and the Richey Community Orchestra perform selections such as Summer Wind, My Way, Nice and Easy, Witchcraft and New York, New York at this Mother's Day show. Cocktails start at 1 p.m. (cash bar), dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m., and the show starts at 3 p.m. Reservations required online or at the orchestra's box office, 6827 Amberjack Lane, Hudson. Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. $40. (727) 919-3866.



Rockin' Hoe Down benefit: The show will feature singers trying to break into the country music industry. Handicapped seating available. Proceeds will benefit Meals for Shut-Ins. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7. High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. $5. (352) 200-8843.



Wine festival: Sample the winery's offerings, meet the wine maker and see how the varietals are blended. Browse vendors with unique gifts and items for sale, and enjoy live entertainment in a laid-back, pet-friendly setting. Vaccinated, leashed pets are welcome. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. Free admission; $3.50 per wine tasting. (813) 996-2113.



Spring Hill Writing Group: Open to anyone who writes or would like to write. 2 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.



Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Social: DJ Dave. Bring your own snacks, beverages and ice. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. $5. (352) 397-6088.


'Great Decisions' foreign policy discussion group: The topic will be "Turkey's Challenges," discussing the clashes between secular and religious groups and recent protests. Great Decisions is a program and publication of the Foreign Policy Association. Launched in 1954, it is America's longest-standing civic global affairs educational program. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

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Information for the Events column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to (352) 754-6133 or emailed to The deadline for news is two weeks before your event or reservation deadline. Events must be open to the public. Information cannot be published if the time, date, place, ticket price (if applicable) or contact person and phone number are missing. Call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

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