Academia Hernando Spring Lecture Series: The first lecture in the series is "Florida's Hazardous Weather" by Dan Noah. 10 a.m. to noon. $60 for the entire series, including a bus trip; $8 per individual lecture. Pasco-Hernando State College Spring Hill campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. (352) 597-6640.
German-American Club inaugural ball: The 2016 board of directors will be installed. Dress is elegant to semiformal. Music provided by Manni Daum. Doors open at 4 p.m., hors d'oeuvres at 4:30 p.m. and dancing from 6 to 10 p.m. Bring your own beverage. 4 p.m. Advance tickets are $11 for members and $14 for guests. Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. (352) 688-3744.
Enrichment Centers ballroom dance: Sponsored by the Enrichment Centers, the dance programs provide educational ballroom and Latin dancing events for the general public. The goal is to include both social and community activities to provide affordable dancing opportunities for all. Music will be provided by Short Notice, the husband-and-wife duo of Bob and Sue Plumpton. Doors open at 5 p.m. Future dances will be on the first, third and fifth Fridays of each month. 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is $7. Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 556-3575.
Author reading with Page Zaplendam: The author will read from her new book, Order of the Blood. There will be a question-and-answer period. Guests can enter to win a free signed copy of the book. Free. 7 p.m. Coffee Barn & Bakery, 1147 S. Broad St., Brooksville.
Florida Arbor Day celebration: The Hernando County Extension Service and the Florida Forest Service will host a tree seedling giveaway. Hernando County forester Nicole Howard will distribute 1-year-old bare-root seedlings, including redbuds, parsley hawthornes, Easter red cedars, chickasaw plums and southern red oaks. Free. 9 a.m. Master Gardener Nursery, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. (352) 797-4130.
Learn to read a nautical chart: Learn about different types of charts, their capabilities and limitations and how to select the best chart. Registration starts 30 minutes before class begins. Family and group prices are available. 9 a.m. to noon. $40, includes text. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-8 Hernando Beach, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach. (352) 397-5417.
Learn bridge in a day: Presented by the Nature Coast Bridge Club in association with Whirlwind Bridge and the American Contract Bridge League. The hands-on class will introduce novice players to the popular game and update others on the latest bidding approaches. The entry fee covers five hours of instruction, a student manual and a light lunch. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Advance registration is $25 per student, $30 at the door. Towne Square Mall (south end of building), 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 200-7578.
Line dance winter workshop: Presented by the Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Club, the event includes coffee and doughnuts upon arrival and a catered lunch. Includes beginner to intermediate instructors. There will be open dance between lessons. $35. Call Norma to RSVP. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. with an open dance at 9 a.m. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 397-6088.
Auro Community Garden open house: Guests, families and kids are invited to the open house celebration to learn about sustainable and organic gardening. Kids can plant non-GMO seeds and try naturally grown produce. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Auro Community Garden, 4095 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 238-9091.
Aripeka Elks doo-wop dinner-dance: Includes live entertainment. Cocktails from 3 to 5 p.m., dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. and dancing beginning at 6 p.m. Reservations suggested. $12.50 per person. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 863-2520.
Pet adoption in Spring Hill: Sponsored by six rescue groups, including EARS, Labrador Retriever Rescue, Pom Mom Rescue, Precious Pets, Pawesome Village Rescue and Royal Animal Rescue. Featured are shepherd pups, young chihuahuas, Labrador retrievers, Pomeranians and other breeds, as well as cats. All pets are fully vetted. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Rural King, 2468 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 399-4102.
Watercolor demonstration and art marketing: Hosted by the Spring Hill Art League, the demonstration will be presented by Charity Dauenhauer. Refreshments and social at 6:30 p.m., with business meeting at 7 p.m.; demo to follow. Open to the public. Free. Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 666-4746.
''Everyone with Diabetes Counts'': The seven-week diabetes education series, presented by the Department of Health in Hernando County, is designed to help diabetics understand and manage their disease. The series encourages small lifestyle changes and offers information on topics such as understanding the disease, nutritious food and meal planning, goal setting, physical activity, medications, disease complications and overall health. Registration is required. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Hernando County Health Department, 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6842.
Basic acting and introduction to Live Oak Theatre: The program will consist of four one-hour classes. Topics will include basic acting skills and the principles of acting, theater terminology, theater etiquette and audition techniques and tips for kids and parents. Children 8 years old through high school are eligible. Those who complete the program will be able to audition for the musical production of The Secret Garden. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. $10 registration fee. Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. (352) 797-9199.
Boating skills and seamanship: The program is designed for both the experienced and novice boater. Topics include boating safety, rules, navigation, weather, radio and Florida law. Completion satisfies requirement for Florida Boating Safety ID. Registration starts 30 minutes before class begins. Family and group prices are available. 7 to 9:30 p.m. $60 fee for nine sessions, includes text. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-8 Hernando Beach, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach. (352) 397-5417.
Rain barrel workshop: Reduce dependence on irrigation by using collected rainwater in the garden. Registration required. Bring a vehicle large enough to accommodate a 65-gallon barrel. Today is the last day to register. 10:30 a.m. $68, which includes a completed rain barrel. Hernando County Utilities customers receive a one-time $25 credit on their water bill. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6230.
Downloading free music and books: Hosted by the Hernando Computer Club, the class is free and open to the public. 1 p.m. Free. Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 684-7171.
Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture Series: Speaker Mark Anthony Neal, professor of black popular culture in African-American studies at Duke University, will speak on the topic of "Hip Hop, Civil Rights and Social Media." Takes place via Web telecast in Room B-104/105. 9:45 a.m. Free. Pasco-Hernando State College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. 1-855-669-7472.
• Also at 7 p.m. in Room B-105, Pasco-Hernando State College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill.
Basic acting and introduction to Live Oak Theatre: The program will consist of four one-hour classes. Topics will include basic acting skills and principles of acting, theater terminology, theater etiquette and audition techniques and tips for kids and parents. Children 8 years old through high school are eligible. Those who complete the program will be able to audition for the musical production of The Secret Garden. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. $10 registration fee. Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. (352) 797-9199.