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4 Today

Stage West Flea Market and Craft Fair: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 442-4109. Event continues Saturday.

'Plan it! Plant it!': Class offers the basics of landscaping design principles and some professional tips to keep it looking good all year. Presented by John Korycki, account manager, Valleycrest Landscape Cos. Call to register. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Hernando County Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 754-4705.

Brooksville Garden Club Christmas Crafts and Plant Sale: Hosted by the Brooksville Garden Club. Event open to the public. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free. St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 848-0505. Event continues from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Arts and crafts fair: Open to the public. Crafters, artists and vendors wanted. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free. St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 796-2096. Event continues Saturday.

Celebration of Poetry: Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to listen and participate in an open-mike poetry reading. Refreshments and door prizes. Sign up at the door or call professor Kay McKamy. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Pasco-Hernando State College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 797-5109.

5 Saturday

Brooksville Wetlands Birding Walk: Monitoring local wetlands is an important part of birding and conservation. After checking the retention ponds at Lowe's and the nearby Walmart, the group will proceed to Southern Hills Plantation Club to check the ponds there, along with some woodpecker sites. The trip will end at Bystre Lake, east of Brooksville. Dress appropriately for wetlands and walking; bring binoculars if you have them, water, snacks and sunscreen. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. Lowe's Home Improvement, 7117 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 428-2629.

Powell Middle School Holiday Craft Fair: Hosted by Powell's Student Council. Artisans, crafters and exhibitors needed. The Student Council will sell food and drinks. Proceeds from vendor registrations will benefit the Student Council's activities and programs at the school. Contact Jessica Buse at (352) 797-7095, ext. 233, or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Powell Middle School, 4100 Barclay Ave., Spring Hill. The event continues on Sunday.

Spirit of December Toy Rally: Presented by the ABATE of Florida Freedom Chapter, the event will benefit We Care Hernando. Sign-ups start at 9:30 a.m. Kickstands up at 11 a.m. Ride ends at Opinions Lounge, 19201 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Includes silent auction, door prizes, food and drink specials and other activities. Winners will be announced at 4 p.m. Must be present to win. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is a $5 donation plus a new unwrapped toy or a $10 Walmart gift card. Hardee's, 6292 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 410-1317.

Holiday Springs Holiday Sale: Includes crafts, homemade baked goods/jellies, Avon products, jewelry and other goods. Food will be available for purchase. There will be a Kids in Need Drive or a KIND box available for donations of unwrapped children's gifts. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Holiday Springs RV Resort, 138 Travel Park Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 777-2810.

Chinsegut Hill open house: The event will feature dulcimer players on the porch at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Food and gifts available for purchase. Have your photo taken with Santa Claus. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free; tours of the manor house are $5. Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 799-5400.

Brookridge Social Dance Group Christmas dance: Bring your own refreshments. Coffee and ice will be available. Dunkin' Donuts will be served about 9:30 p.m. Music provided by Retro Express. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 597-0723.

6 Sunday

La Sertoma Club's Pancake Breakfast with Santa: Includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee. A surprise will be given to each child while supplies last. Raffle tickets will be available to win a 19-inch LED TV, pizza for a year or a wine basket. Hosted by the Hernando County La Sertoma Club. 8 to 10:30 a.m. $4; ages 2 and younger are free. Guido's Pizza Cafe, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 796-4657.

9 Wednesday

Spring Hill Walk with a Doc: The indoor walking program, sponsored by Crescent Community Clinic, was formed in response to the U.S. surgeon general's call to action to Step It Up! Health topics will be introduced, and participants will receive support from the clinic's volunteer medical personnel. Bring water and walking shoes. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Free. Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

Hernando Computer Club Dropbox class: Learn how to use Dropbox, a free online file storage service. 1 p.m. Free. Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 684-7171.

10 Thursday

Sons of Italy Christmas Party: Hosted by Nature Coast Lodge 2502, the event will include entertainment provided by Louie Fortunato and a cash bar. Meal is a choice of turkey, stuffed shells or pot roast. Bring an unwrapped gift or donation for a veteran resident of James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased in advance. Heritage Pines Clubhouse, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., Hudson. (352) 592-1026.

CPR and defibrillator class: The class is designed for the professional health care provider and meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association. Non-health care professionals are welcome. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the enrichment center. 6 p.m. $20. Brooksville Enrichment Center, 17222 Hospital Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 597-8875.

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Hernando Events for Dec. 4 11/30/15 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 3:22pm]
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