Hernando County events for April 27 and beyond

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Today

Treasure hunt and garage sale: The sale will be in the Palace Grand parking lot. Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of the Nature Coast. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. (352) 796-2711. humanerescue.org.

Saturday

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

Food event

TODAY

Spring brunch: Included are French toast, pancakes, fritatta, bacon, sausage, deli meats, deviled eggs, salads, homemade baked goods, various juices, coffee and tea. 11:30 a.m. $11 at the door. St. Mary Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 18810 Broad St., Masaryktown. (352) 796-2792.

Benefits

THURSDAY

Wine tasting charity event: This is a benefit for the Hernando County Education Foundation. The evening will include wine and hors d'oeuvres, dancing and entertainment by Angelo Rifino, a silent auction and an airplane, classic car and motorcycle display. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $35 each or $60 per couple; tickets at the door are $40 each. Corporate Jet Solutions, 15421 Technology Drive, south of Brooksville. (352) 797-7313. hcef winetasting2014.eventbrite.com.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

Relay for Life of Spring Hill: All-night walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Activities and entertainment throughout the night. 6 p.m. Friday through 11 a.m. Saturday. Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. (352) 797-7088. edline.net/pages/hcsb_ncths.

SATURDAY

5K Weeki Wachee Wilderness Run: The Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency will host this 5K road run around the lakes at the Weekiwachee Preserve. Includes T-shirt, dog tag and goody bag. This is a benefit for the Wounded Warriors In Action Foundation. 7:30 a.m. $25 in advance; $30 day of race. Weekiwachee Preserve, 2345 Osowaw Blvd., Spring Hill. active.com.

Classes/self help

Monday, WEDNESDAY

The Library Assists with … Career Development: 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. (352) 754-4043. hernandocountylibrary.us.

Tuesday

Beginning computer class: The National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando will provide this five-week course that will cover basic systems, the Internet, email, word processing and security. You do not need a computer to participate; handouts will be provided. Classes continue Tuesdays through May 27. 3 p.m. $40; preregistration and prepayment required. Beautiful Mind, 10554 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 684-0004. namihernando.org.

Introduction to Navigation: This is a two-day session with hands-on exercises on how to plot a course and pinpoint your location on a chart. The second session will be on May 6. 7 to 9:30 p.m. $20, includes a navigation chart. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach. (813) 260-0655. tinyurl.com/lfzt7zm.

FRIDAY

Hernando County Water Awareness Series/Hurricane Preparedness: Cecilia Patella of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Department will discuss "Are You New to Hurricane Season?" Sylvia Durell, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program director with Hernando County Utilities, will discuss "Landscaping for Hurricanes." Light refreshments will be served. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Hernando County Utilities, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 754-4705.

Boating/fishing outdoor education class: Join Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission law enforcement and commission fisheries biologists for a workshop on the latest information and regulations about coastal fishing along the Nature Coast. Officers will have a patrol boat for demonstrations. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Library fun

TUESDAY

Art Attack! Geared for youth ages 6 to 12, who will learn about a famous artist, then make their own work of art. All materials and supplies will be provided, courtesy of the Hernando County Fine Arts Council. 5 to 6 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

SATURDAY

Teen Anime Club: The program is geared toward youth ages 12 to 18 who can draw and discuss manga and participate in anime-themed activities. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. Register in advance. 10 a.m. to noon. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4043.

Book talk

TUESDAY

Classic books discussion: The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

THURSDAY

Latino Books Month discussion group: The Sum of Our Days, a memoir by Isabel Allende. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4043.

FRIDAY

History and Biography Book Discussion Group: The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest and Saved 1,200 Jews by Peter Duffy. No registration required, but copies of the book are limited. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4043.

For your health

THURSDAY

Understanding Your Medicare Options: Get questions answered in regard to Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medicare D (prescription drugs), and compare plans. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

FRIDAY

Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind Health Fair: Area agencies gather to present information about social services, health care, technology and visual rehabilitation. Includes a white cane demonstration, door prizes and health screenings. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind, 6492 California St., south of Brooksville. (352) 754-1132.

Outdoor fun

STARTING SATURDAY

Sunflower Maze: Follow the paths cut into a 5-acre patch of 8- to 10-foot sunflowers. Includes hayrides, a veggie cannon, farm animals, pig races, duck races, goats on grass roofs, a giant Jenga, a tree fort and a storyteller. Those younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through June 8. $8.50; $4.50 for ages 3 to 11 and free for ages 2 and younger (cash only). Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, Masaryktown. (352) 279-0977. sweetfieldsfarm.com.

Hobbies

WEDNESDAY

Belly dance class: Learn the basics, a bit of history and different styles. Open to all ages (7 and older), body types and skill levels. Sponsored by the Hernando County Recreation Department. Reservations required. 7 p.m. Free. Hernando County Recreation Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-1568. facebook.com/dancecraft3.

Saturday

Hernando County Cattlemen's Association Trap Shoot: Includes concession stand and raffles. Sign-in at 8 a.m.; shooting starts at 9. Entry fee is $25, which includes two boxes of shells. 7150 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. (352) 796-9579.

Music

Wednesday

International Jazz Day: There will be live, streaming jazz playing from around the world, followed by a performance by the Hernando Jazz All-Stars at 2 p.m. Noon to 3:30 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 754-4043.

SATURDAY

Downtown Country Jam: There will be music throughout the day, food and craft vendors, as well as beer and wine available. The lineup includes Justin Phillips at noon, Harold Jones Band at 1:30 p.m., Fast 4Ward at 3 p.m., Jennifer Lee and Nevaeh Peek at 4:30 p.m., Wiskey Rose featuring Skye Claire and Kristen Kuiper at 6 p.m. and headliner Soul Circus Cowboys at 8 p.m. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. $5; $1 for ages 6 to 12. Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4031. hernandocounty.us/parks_rec.

On stage

Today

'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' final show: The Live Oak Theatre Company presents a musical adaptation of the classic C.S. Lewis story. Tickets are limited and may not be available at the door. 2:30 p.m. $15; $5 for ages 13 and younger. Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. (352) 593-0027. liveoaktheatre.org.

THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

Central High presents 'Cinderella': The classic fairy tale comes alive in the Rodgers and Hammerstein production. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday. $10. Central High School auditorium, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, west of Brooksville. (352) 797-7020.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

'Pippi Longstocking' auditions: Youth ages 7 to 13 may audition. Prepare a song that best shows off your voice. A CD player will be available. Also be prepared to dance and read from the script. The director is Misty Hornsby; the music director is Myndee Washington. 6 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Send email to rocky_mlh@yahoo.com. (352) 683-5113.

Club parties

THURSDAY

Mother/daughter 'Tea for a Queen': Hosted by the Spring Hill Aglow International Lighthouse. The event will include a skit, "God's Women of the Bible." 1 to 3 p.m. $10; reservations required. Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail, Spring Hill. (352) 610-4164, 848-4182.

Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502 Scholarship Dinner: This is a Hawaiian-themed event that will include a dinner and music by Buddy and Debbie Vee. There will be drawings and a cash bar. Hawaiian attire encouraged. 7 to 10 p.m. $25; must be purchased in advance. Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 688-1889, (352) 686-3865.

Miscellaneous

THURSDAY

National Day of Prayer: The theme is "One Voice United in Prayer." Visitors may stop in to pray for the nation. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with a service from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2600.

Citrus County's World's Greatest Baby Shower: For expecting parents and parents of infants 6 months or younger. Includes exhibits; games; a scavenger hunt; gifts for mom, dad and babies, and door prizes. Two event times: 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Cornerstone Church, 1100 W Highland Blvd., Inverness. (352) 527-2020.

Socrates Cafe: The question for this meeting will be "What justifies our decisions?" This group, with the help of a facilitator, applies the Socratic method to questions that trouble them. 5 to 6:45 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

FRIDAY

Ask-A-Lawyer: Hosted by the Hernando County Bar Association. Residents may ask legal questions and discuss legal issues at no cost or obligation. 9 a.m. to noon. Free. Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. (352) 684-6545.

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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 pday@tampabay.com. 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.

Hernando County events for April 27 and beyond 04/25/14 [Last modified: Friday, April 25, 2014 7:06pm]

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