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Becoming a Water Conservation Detective: Class offers information on how to audit your home water use, detect areas where improvements can be made and water can be saved, both inside and outside. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Hernando County Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 754-4705.

7 Saturday

Springstead High School Flea Market: Located in the theatre parking lot. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor spaces are $10. Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-3528.

Fine Art and Craft Show: Hosted by the United Methodist Women of the Spring Hill First United Methodist Church, the event will feature seven local artists displaying gallery-quality work in original paintings, note cards, one-of-a-kind jewelry, glass work, hand-woven baskets and more. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2605.

Wellington Community Garage and Bake Sale: Treasures for everyone, and baked goodies, too. 8 a.m. to noon. Wellington Club House, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 684-6568.

Fall Festival: Tables of arts and crafts, jewelry, home decor, Dove chocolate, Avon, Christmas items, antique dolls, baked goods and more. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-1229.

Flea Market and Bake Sale: Outside vendors welcome, spaces are $5. Vendors must provide their own tables. Lunch available for purchase. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1214 Broad St., Masaryktown. (352) 688-8123 or (352) 796-4066.

Hernando County Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show: This is an American Kennel Club event for purebred dogs and includes obedience and rally trials. There will be all kinds of dog-related vendors as well as food vendors. The event is a prelude to the Southeast's largest annual 10-day AKC All-Breed show in January. Bring a lawn chair. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission; $5 parking. Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, Brooksville. (352) 263-3775. This event continues on Sunday.

Amateur Cook-Off: Hosted by the Hernando County Cattlemen's Association. People's Choice judging. Trophies to the top three teams. Sample meats from 1:30 to 2:20 p.m. and then cast your vote for the best team. Ticket for sample plate and ballot to vote is $10. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. General admission is $8; $5 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and younger. Florida Agriculture and Wildlife Expo, 11077 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 585-2090 or (352) 585-6074.

Community Holiday Wreath Demonstration: Presented by the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens and Michaels, the arts and crafts store. The program will feature Jeff Miller of Michaels, offering ideas on how to decorate festive holiday wreaths. 10 a.m. Free. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 277-6675.

Hernando County Pie Festival: Pie lovers converge for a sweet day of celebrating pie, with bake-off with prizes ($5 bake-off entry fee), a pie eating contest ($10 entry fee), and unlimited pie buffet ($10) with a world of pie flavors from the best bakers in the area, toppings and ice cream; plus beer garden, craft vendors, with jewelry, home goods, live entertainment. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $5, children 12 and under free; free parking. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (727) 674-1464.

8 Sunday

Hernando Jazz Society presents: The USA in Song: Hernando Jazz Society performs tunes such as Moonlight in Vermont, Chicago, Stars Fell on Alabama, Georgia and New York, New York. A cash bar and buffet meal are available. 2 p.m. Free for HJS members; nonmembers pay $10 each or $15 per couple (separate cost for the buffet). Wellington Club House, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 799-9690.

9 Monday

Academia Hernando Fall 2015 Lecture Series: Egypt: Glorious Past, presented by Joe Menasce. 10 a.m. to noon $8 for walk-ins; $60 for series subscription, includes all lectures and the bus trip. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-6640.

Hernando Computer Class offers 'Power Point for Fun' Class: Instructor will show how to use images and clip art, animations and sound to feature your best photos in stunning slide shows. Power Point or Open Office Impress should be installed on your laptop. Open to the public. 10 a.m. Free. Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 684-7171.

10 Tuesday

Chick-fil-A Spirit Event: Hernando County Clerk of Court employees (Clerk's Caring Crew) invite the public to come out and Thank a Veteran. All day, visit the restaurant and mention the Clerk's EAB (Employee Advisory Board) and a portion of your purchase will benefit local veterans. An evening recognition ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m., presented by Don Barbee Jr., Clerk of Court and Comptroller. 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Chick-fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

240th Marine Corps Birthday Celebration: Spring Hill Marine Corps League Detachment 708 in Brooksville will celebrate the 240th birthday of the Marine Corps League. The formal event begins with cocktails at 5 p.m.; ceremony at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m. with preset shrimp. Entertainment provided by the Sun Coast Band. Guest speaker is Maj. Gen. James "Scott" Hartsell, mobilization assistant to the commander, U.S. Pacific Command. 5 p.m. $40 per person. Heritage Pines Clubhouse, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., Hudson. (352) 530-3940 or (352) 606-3986.

11 Wednesday

Veterans Day Ceremony: Sponsored by the Florida National Cemetery Joint Veterans Committee. The keynote speaker will be Don Hahnfeldt, USN (Retired), chairman Sumter County Commission. The master of ceremonies: Steve Jerve of WFLA-Ch. 8. Patriotic music provided by the Pasco High School Band. Songs performed by Linda Burnett; Naomi McLain will perform on the bagpipes and Brian Rittinger will play taps. Rifle salute by Sumter Correctional Honor Guard and posting of colors. Arrive early and enjoy musical prelude. Seating is limited; visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Rain or shine. 11 a.m. Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave., Bushnell. (352) 793-7740.

Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502 Social: Monthly social. 5 p.m. Texas Roadhouse, 12935 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Denise, (727) 862-3170, or Zina, (352) 688-9740.

NAMI Hernando offers Peer-to-Peer program: 10-week educational program is a learning program for people living with a serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. Registration is required. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. NAMI's the Beautiful Mind Center, 10554 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 684-0004.

12 Thursday

Healing Foods Lecture: Be Thankful for Nature's Healing Foods: Making Better Choices for a Healthier holiday, birthday or any event. Presented by Dr. Maria Scunziano-Singh. 5:15 to 7 p.m. Free. Access Health Care, 5350 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 688-8116, ext. 4344.

NAMI Hernando offers Family-to-Family program: The 12 week program is for families and friends of individuals with brain disorders called serious mental illness. Course taught by trained family members who have lived this experience. Registration is required. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Free. NAMI's the Beautiful Mind Center, 10554 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 684-0004.

The New Odyssey: Presented by Brookridge Entertainment. The season consists of seven shows. Season tickets for all seven shows, six shows and five shows, are available. Call Larry or Vivian for prices. 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brooksville. (352) 610-4901.

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Hernando events for Nov. 6 11/04/15 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 1:41pm]
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