Markets and sales
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 186 Yard Sale: Proceeds benefit veterans and their families. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendor spaces are $10, bring your own table. American Legion Post 186, 12091 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 799-1545, 686-1820.
Spring Hill Domino Club Garage Sale: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Vendor tables available for $5. Spring Hill Domino Club, 15120 County Line Road, Spring Hill. (352) 346-3531, (352) 688-3392.
Wesleyan Yard Sale: Hosted by the Wesleyan Women of Brooksville Wesleyan Church, in conjunction with the Wesleyan Village community. 8 a.m. to noon. Wesleyan Village, 8225 Wesley Drive, Brooksville. (352) 345-8586.
Arts and crafts
Art in the Park: This is the Hernando County Arts Council's 30th annual event with more than 100 local, state and national exhibitors, live stage performances, a student art exhibit, children's activities and food. Entertainment includes a Hernando Youth Orchestra string quartet, Jayne's Dance Studio and the Suzuki Strings. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission; parking $3. Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. (813) 494-3058. hernandoarts.org.
Holiday Springs' annual Spring Sale: Includes a craft show, as well as an Avon and bake sale. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Holiday Springs Resort, 138 Travel Park Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 777-2810.
Food Festival: Homemade foods will be available, such as stuffed cabbage, blintzes, noddle kugel and latkes. Hosted by the Temple Beth David Sisterhood. Noon to 4 p.m. Free admission. Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. (352) 686-7034.
'Wildlife Adventures' Nature Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival: Featuring a variety of activities and programs, such as nature journaling, learning about Florida panthers and black bears, detecting animal signs and tracks and meeting wildlife biologists. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $5; ages 16 and younger free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722. myfwc.com/calendar.
Friday THROUGH MARCH 29
Chasco Fiesta: This year's nine-day festival carnival has a midway with a special area for younger children. A children's village with arts, crafts, face painting and other activities will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday. There will be musical entertainment each day. 5 to 11 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays, 1 to 8 p.m. March 23, 5 to 10 p.m. March 24-27. Free admission. Wristband for carnival rides is $20 Friday-Sunday, $15 March 24-27. Sims Park, 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey. (727) 842-7651. chascofiesta.com.
Lake House fundraiser dinner: A pasta dinner will be served, including salad, pasta, meatballs, bread, dessert and tea or coffee. 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $7; $5 for children 10 and younger. Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 666-4746.
Academia Hernando Spring 2014 Lecture Series: David Hoffman presents "Modernism in Art: From the French Impressionists to Today." 10 a.m. $8. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-0158.
Suddenly in Command: This course is for spouses and other passengers on the vessel, who will learn what to do in an emergency to get the boat back to port safely. 7 to 9:30 p.m. $10. Hernando Beach U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach. (352) 397-5417. wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=070-15-08.
CPR/Automated External Defibrillator Class: This free class, sponsored by the American Heart Association, is provided by Julie Stack of CPR RESQ Training Services. The course includes CPR awareness training for adults, children and infants; how to handle a choking emergency; and how and when to use an AED. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance; no certification cards will be issued. No registration is required, but seating will be limited and early arrival is suggested. All ages welcome. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tone U!, 6254 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 684-5664. cprresq.com.
Spring Hill Writing Group: Open to anyone who writes or would like to write. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.
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. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.
Sons of Italy host St. Joseph's Day Feast and Celebration: Includes a Catholic Mass, with a reception following in the hall. A complimentary pasta Milanese meal will be served. There will be St. Joseph's bread, flowers and pastries available for purchase. 4 to 8 p.m. Donations accepted to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 688-9234, 686-3865.
Spring Hill Domino Club Spring Dance: Includes food and music. 7 p.m. Admission $5 for members, $7 nonmembers. Spring Hill Domino Club, 15120 County Line Road, Spring Hill. (352) 346-3531.
Rockin' Thru The Ages Charity Event: Includes a buffet dinner and dancing. Music by shadow Ridge Band and DJ Jason Pond. A cash bar is available. Guests are encouraged to dress in the fashion of their favorite decade. Prizes for best dressed male and female of each decade. Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Weeki Wachee. 6 to 11 p.m. $45. Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. (352) 293-4317.
People Helping People Celebration Dinner: There will be a buffet dinner, cash bar, jazz ensemble, raffle and a 50/50 drawing. This event will honor several other nonprofit, grass roots organizations that, like PHP, focus on feeding the homeless and needy. Organizations to be honored include Love Your Neighbor, Behind the Stone Ministries, Jericho Road Ministries, Homeless Ministries, Auroveda, St. Vincent de Paul and HeartFELT. 6 p.m. $40. Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. (352) 650-4521, 686-4466.
Latin American Civic and Cultural Association Spring Dance: Music by DJ David Mojica (El Indio). Proper attire required. 8 p.m. $10 members, $12 nonmembers. Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, west of Masaryktown. (352) 340-5066, (352) 666-6848.
Movie in the Park: This will be an outdoor showing of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. The animated film is rated PG. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Snacks will be available to purchase. Hosted by the Brooksville Parks and Recreation department in conjunction with Friends of the Children Inc.; Advance Pier Technology and Killingswoth Insurance Agency. 8 p.m. Free. Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. (352) 540-3835.
Gun and Knife Show: New, used and antique firearms, knives and accessories. Hosted by the Hernando Sportsman's Club. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6; children 15 and younger admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 799-3605.
West Pasco Quilters' Guild Show: The "Fabric in Motion" show features a boutique with more than 400 handmade quilts, vendors selling sewing items, a children's area, a silent auction, trunk shows, lectures and demonstrations. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $7. New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey. (727) 267-3801. citynpr.org.
Today through march 23
Forever Plaid: Based on the popular close-harmony "guy groups" of the 1950s. 2 p.m. today and March 23, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $15. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.
Central Florida Rat Pack: The tribute show features Armando Diaz as Frank Sinatra, Felix J. Deneau Jr. as Dean Martin and Steve Roman as Sammy Davis Jr. The show is the Hernando Performing Arts Guild season finale. 7 p.m. $25. Hernando Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 799-5577. hpag.org.
Lighthouse hosts 'Enhanced Vision/Low Vision Technology' Open House/Seminar: The open houses will include a seminar about low vision, video magnification and devices that increase access to visual information. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind, 6492 California St., Brooksville. RSVP to (727) 815-0303.
Incredible Edibles Workshop: Prepare and eat wild edibles. Reservations required. 6 to 8 p.m. $5 per person; 17 and younger free. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781. floridastateparks.org/dadebattlefield.