Mary Coogler Art Show: Featuring the art of Brooksville resident Mary Coogler, a local post-impressionist artist and friend of the Robins family. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5. Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 799-5400.
Academia Hernando Fall 2016 Lecture Series: "Why Are There No Great Women Artists?" by David Hoffman. Series includes eight lectures and one field trip. 10 a.m. to noon. $8 per individual lecture. Pasco-Hernando State College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. (352) 597-6640.
'What's the Buzz about Mosquitoes': Learn how residents and Mosquito Control can work together to keep mosquitoes at bay. 10 to 11 a.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.
Toddler Storytime: The program, designed for children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years old, features stories, songs and fingerplays. 10:30 to 11 a.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.
GFWC Women's Club 1932 Tea: Part of the Brooksville Founders Week festivities, the event is the club's biggest fundraiser. Call to RSVP for groups of six or more. Includes assorted tea sandwiches, fresh-brewed tea and home-baked scones and desserts. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $10 per person. GFWC Historic Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St., Brooksville. (352) 340-4123.
Preschool Storytime: The program, designed for children between ages 3 and 5, features stories, songs and fingerplays. 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.
Nonfiction Book Discussion Group: A monthly book discussion for adult nonfiction fans. This month's book: Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.
German-American Club Oktoberfest: The event will include music, food and dancing. Dress code: Trachten/club casual; no shorts or jeans. Music provided by Manni Daum. Bring your own beverage. No tickets sold at the door. 4 p.m. Advance tickets are $18 for members and $22 for guests. Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. (352) 688-3744.
Pink It Up!: This is a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign. The event will include a dunk tank, pie throwing, a bake sale, children's games, chance drawings, drinks, cotton candy, popcorn and a photo booth. There will be DJs and a band, plus the "Kiss the Pig" fundraiser. Votes may be made through 6 p.m., with the winner announced at 6:30 p.m. Each vote is $1 ($5 for six tickets or $20 for an arm's length of tickets); for each dollar donated, the donor gets to vote for one of the "Kiss the Pig" contestants — all of them hospital executives. 4 to 9 p.m. Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-6317.
Ballroom dance: Dance to music by Dave Mussatto. Includes a free dance lesson. Bring a potluck dish to share and your own beverage. Call to RSVP. 5:15 to 9 p.m. $8; $5 for members. Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. (352) 597-0107.
'The Colors of Fall' art exhibit reception: Light refreshments provided by the Junior Service League. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.. Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (207) 809-9066.
Artist reception for Bob Webb: Champagne reception for photo artist Bob Webb, who also is an accomplished acoustical guitarist and will be performing. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Gallery in the Glen, 9623 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 515-0455.
Run for New Beginnings Youth Shelter: Registration at 6 a.m.; certified 5K run or walk starts at 7:30 a.m. A 1-mile Fun Run for children ages 12 and younger starts at 8:45 a.m. Awards and post-race party at 9:30 a.m. Register online. Event benefits the New Beginnings Youth Shelter in Brooksville. 5K entry fee is $25, 1-mile Fun Run is $15; children 12 and younger are free. SunTrust Bank, 1 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. (352) 540-6015.
United Methodist Men's annual flea market: Books, collectibles, electronics, furniture, housewares, appliances, luggage, tools and other items. Proceeds benefit various charities. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission free, vendor spaces are $15. First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 556-4285.
VFW Post 9236 Auxiliary yard sale: All proceeds benefit the post's programs for veterans and their families. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available for purchase. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.
Harvest Pumpkin Festival, Arts & Crafts Show: The event includes a pumpkin patch, wine tastings for adults, arts and crafts, pumpkins, horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, food and drinks. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery, 17810 Forge Drive, Shady Hills. (352) 799-7612.
Salsa in the Park: Presented by the Latin-American Civic and Cultural Association. There will be live music and picnic areas available. Bring chairs, tents, umbrellas, food and beverages. No alcohol. Noon to 6 p.m. Free. Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 340-5066.
Oktoberfest celebration: There will be German foods and food trucks, beers and wine, a pumpkin patch to benefit Holy Cross Lutheran Church's food pantry, a pumpkin carving station, a lederhosen contest for adults, a photo booth, a costume contest for dogs, a dog race to benefit the Humane Society of the Nature Coast, and music. Rain or shine. Visit the website — runningofthewieners.com — to register dogs for the race; $20 registration fee. Noon to midnight. Marker 48 Brewing, 12147 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 606-2509.
Sons of Italy Columbus Day dinner-dance: Hosted by Sons of Italy Lodge 2502, the event includes dinner, entertainment provided by the Rebound band and door prizes. 5 to 10 p.m. Advance tickets are $20; no tickets sold at the door. St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 263-0030, (352) 593-5325.
Fore Athletes Golf Classic: The event benefits Special Olympics Florida-Hernando County. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The event kicks off with a reverse shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Door prizes and gift bags. The entry fee is $85 per golfer; teams are $300. Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. (815) 228-2832.
'Incredible Wild Edibles': Prepare and eat wild edibles and see how they are prepared. Reservations and place settings required. 6 to 8 p.m. $3-per-vehicle park entrance fee; $2 for bicyclists or walk-ins. The activity fee is $5 per person; children ages 12 and younger are free. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.
United Way's 2-1-1 'Get Connected' seminar: Special seminar for health and human services organizations, nonprofits, human resources departments, churches, guidance counselors and others who help members of the community connect with local health and human services. Learn what 2-1-1 is. Networking and light refreshments. 8:30 a.m. Free; reservations required. Hernando County Health Department, 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 688-2026.
Volunteer fair: For prospective volunteers to learn about opportunities in Hernando County. All ages invited. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Residence at Timber Pines, 3140 Forest Road, Spring Hill. (352) 683-9009.
The Grove's toga party: Toga-wear optional, but those who dress up receive a free olive tree sapling. Music provided by the Red Elvises. Bring a cooler, chair and insect repellent. Donations accepted for local nonprofits. 6 to 9:30 p.m. Free for Olive Grove members; $10 for non-members. The Olive Grove, 15016 Rester Drive, west of Brooksville. (352) 345-5940.
Suncoast Harmony Chorus open house: The chorus is a local chapter of Sweet Adelines, a women's a cappella, barbershop chorus with singers from Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties. Those who attend the open house will learn more about the group, be serenaded and enjoy refreshments. 7 to 9 p.m. Salishan Graceful Retirement Living, 14191 Astaire Lane, Spring Hill. (352) 597-4376.
Rain barrel workshop: Reduce dependence on irrigation by using collected rainwater in the garden. Registration required. Bring a vehicle large enough to accommodate the 65-gallon barrel. Attendees must pre-register and pay by Monday. 10:30 a.m. $55, 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.
Information for the Events column should be submitted to Jean Hamilton, Hernando Times, 13045 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to (352) 754-6133 or emailed to [email protected] 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) 848-1438.