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18 Friday

AARP Tax Aide: Free tax preparation for low- to middle-income residents. AARP membership is not required, and all ages are welcome. No appointments; first come, first served. Needed items: copy of last year's return (if available); blank check for proof of account for direct deposit; Social Security cards for filer, spouse and dependents; photo ID for self and spouse; Social Security 1099-SSA form; wage and earning statements W-2, W-2G, 1099R, 1099 Misc.; interest and dividend statements from banks. Both spouses must be present. 9 a.m. to noon. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge; and Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Toll-free 1-888-227-7669.

'Spring Insects': Spring brings an abundance of beauty and movement. Join Bill Lester for a workshop exploring the lively and colorful world of insects returning for spring. Open to the public. Call to RSVP. 10 a.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Fish & Shrimp Fry: All-you-can-eat dinner sponsored by the post. Open to the public. 5 to 7 p.m. $7 per person. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Enrichment Centers ballroom dance: Sponsored by the Enrichment Centers, the dance programs provide affordable educational ballroom and Latin dancing events for the general public. Music will be provided by Short Notice, the husband-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.

19 Saturday

American Legion Post 186 Yard Sale: Featuring various vendors selling wares. Vendor spaces are $10. For information, call Carole or Barbara. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. American Legion Post 186, 12091 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 596-1015 or (352) 600-9784.

Craft and vendor fair: Hosted by the St. Joan of Arc Columbiettes Auxiliary 11317. About 40 local crafters and vendors will be participating. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 515-0380.

Festival of Orchids: Visitors may take in the array of orchids on display and for sale, and start or add to a collection, at the Orchid Lovers Club of Spring Hill's annual sale, with vendors selling plants, supplies, books and other goods. There will be a potting booth, advice on orchid care and an hourly orchid raffle. (727) 856-0222. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $2 admission; free parking. VFW Post 8681, 18940 Drayton St., Shady Hills. (352) 503-7858. This event continues from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday..

'Birds of Prey with Doris Mager': Mager, known as the "Eagle Lady," will bring her great horned owl, E.T., and other birds of prey. Mager, who has made Save Our American Raptors her life's work, will share stories and her legacy. 10 a.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Period Costume Tea Party: Participants will dress in their favorite vintage wear and enjoy a social afternoon and lecture about Chinsegut Hill period clothing (circa 1840-1950) by historian Virginia Benson. Tea and refreshments will be served. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 799-5400.

Feast of Saint Joseph: Hosted by Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502. The event begins with Mass at the church, followed by complimentary pasta Milanese. Flowers, St. Joseph bread and pastries will be available for purchase. All donations benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 4 to 8 p.m. Free. St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 688-1889.

Movie in the Park: Outdoor showing of the Minions movie. Snacks will be available for purchase. Hosted by the Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department, Friends of the Children, the Kiwanis Club of Brooksville, Advance Pier Technology, Publix, Killingsworth Insurance and Bright House Networks. 7:45 p.m. Free. Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. (352) 540-3835.

21 Monday

AARP Tax Aide: Free tax preparation for low- to middle-income residents. AARP membership is not required, and all ages are welcome. No appointments; first come, first served. Needed items: copy of last year's return (if available); blank check for proof of account for direct deposit; Social Security cards for filer, spouse and dependents; photo ID for self and spouse; Social Security 1099-SSA form; wage and earning statements W-2, W-2G, 1099R, 1099 Misc.; interest and dividend statements from banks. Both spouses must be present. 9 a.m. to noon. Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Toll-free 1-888-227-7669.

'Let's Get Moving': Education series about diabetes mellitus for those diagnosed and their families. The series is conducted by advanced registered nurse practitioner-certified Verna Pedersen. This month's lecture covers exercise to take off weight. 1 p.m. Free. Access Health Care, 5382 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 597-7249.

22 Tuesday

AARP Tax Aide: Free tax preparation for low- to middle-income residents. AARP membership is not required, and all ages are welcome. No appointments; first come, first served. Needed items: copy of last year's return (if available); blank check for proof of account for direct deposit; Social Security cards for filer, spouse and dependents; photo ID for self and spouse; Social Security 1099-SSA form; wage and earning statements W-2, W-2G, 1099R, 1099 Misc.; interest and dividend statements from banks. Both spouses must be present. 9 a.m. to noon. First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2605. aarp.org/taxaide.

Crafty Spring Fling: Participants will discover their "Martha Stewart mode" during the crafty spring event. Materials and instruction will be provided to create two spring-themed crafts: yarn Easter eggs and paper flowers. 4 to 6 p.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

23 Wednesday

AARP Tax Aide: Free tax preparation for low- to middle-income residents. See the listing above for requirements. 9 a.m. to noon. High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. (352) 596-2397.

'Making the Placement Decision': Hosted by the Encore Academy at Pasco-Hernando State College, the seminar is presented by the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and is open to the public. Call to RSVP. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Pasco-Hernando State College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. (727) 816-3439.

'Breaking the Lawn Habit': Participants will learn practical alternatives to turf. The workshop is presented by Florida-Friendly Landscaping program coordinator Lilly Browning. No registration necessary. 10:30 a.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6230.

Nursing degree information session: For those interested in the online bachelor of science degree in nursing program at Pasco-Hernando State College. Program faculty and advisers will answer questions and provide information about admission requirements and prerequisite courses. RSVP online. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free. PHSC North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. (727) 816-3274. phsc.edu/rsvp.

24 Thursday

AARP Tax Aide: Free tax preparation for low- to middle-income residents. AARP membership is not required, and all ages are welcome. No appointments; first come, first served. Needed items: copy of last year's return (if available); blank check for proof of account for direct deposit; Social Security cards for filer, spouse and dependents; photo ID for self and spouse; Social Security 1099-SSA form; wage and earning statements W-2, W-2G, 1099R, 1099 Misc.; interest and dividend statements from banks. Both spouses must be present. 9 a.m. to noon. First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2605.

'Glamour Girls of Hollywood': Discover, or rediscover, the talent of some lovely leading ladies. This month's topic: Claudette Colbert. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.

Tai chi classes: The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the classes in conjunction with instructor Tom Dampman. Classes are each Thursday. Bring a towel and water. 6 to 7 p.m. $5. Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. (352) 540-3835.

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Information for the Events column should be submitted to Jean Hamilton, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to (352) 754-6133 or emailed to jhamilton@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.

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