Spring Hill Garden Club Fall Plant Sale today at Botanical Gardens
Take in the themed planting areas for inspiration on creating a serene garden space, then find plants suited for Florida landscapes at budget-friendly prices, with experts to help in choosing proper plants for either sunny or shady spots. Donations to the botanical gardens are appreciated. The sale is at the plant nursery next to the botanical gardens. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933. This event continues on Saturday.
Mary Coogler Art Show: Featuring the art of Brooksville resident Mary Coogler, a post-impressionist artist and friend of the Robins family. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5. Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, Brooksville. (352) 799-5400. The exhibit continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8, noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 9 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 to 12.
Academia Hernando Fall 2016 Lecture Series: "I Heard It on the Radio: From Presley to Pandora" by George Hyde. 10 a.m. to noon. $8 per individual lecture. Pasco-Hernando State College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. (352) 597-6640.
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.
Children's Charity Casino Night: Ticket includes $1,500 worth of Kiwanis dollars for casino play, hors d'oeuvres and two chips for the drink of the night. Ticket does not include the poker tournament. Prizes will be awarded. Elvis and showgirls will perform. Proceeds benefit Hernando County Kiwanis children's charities. 5:30 to 10 p.m. $50 per person. Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. (352) 634-1637.
Enrichment Center ballroom dance: Educational ballroom and Latin dancing to music by Short Notice. 6 to 9 p.m. $7. Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 556-3575.
Springstead High School Flea Market: Vendors welcome, must provide own table and chair. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor spaces are $10; includes two car spaces. Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-3528.
Chuck Hellings Benefit Fly-In: The Hernando Aero Modelers R/C Club will host its second annual benefit for lifetime member Chuck Hellings, who was injured in a radio-controlled flying accident in February 2014. The event includes a high-speed delta demo, a pattern demo, combat flying, static aircraft displays, scale aircraft, skilled flying events and other activities. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Rain date: Oct. 9. Donations accepted. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Landing fee, $5; spectator fee, $3 per person or $5 per carload; free parking. Hernando Aero Modelers Field at Cemex Entrance Road, 16301 Ponce de Leon Blvd., north of Brooksville. (352) 503-9797.
Fallen Soldiers Tribute: The annual event honoring military members is hosted by the Nature Coast 9.12 Group. Refreshments provided. 11:30 a.m. Free. Praise Family Worship Center, 17920 Meridian Blvd., Hudson. (917) 620-1811.
Palestine Children's Relief Fund meet-and-greet: The community is invited to meet Qais, a 14-year-old boy from Palestine brought to the United States to undergo an orthopedic procedure at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Tampa. He has successfully recovered from the procedure in which his left leg was amputated and has been fitted for an advanced prosthetic. Learn about the Palestine Children's Relief Fund. Light refreshments will be served. No fundraising will take place. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Crescent Community Clinic, 5244 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.
Dash for the Dawn Center: The Take Back the Night 5K run/walk and a 1-mile support walk will benefit the Dawn Center. Register online. Registration will begin at 5 p.m., with a 6 p.m. start time. Those who pre-register will receive T-shirts (two for family registration). $30 for individuals and $60 for a family. Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. (352) 684-7191.
Hernando County Philippine-American Association anniversary celebration: The annual event includes new officer induction, a dinner and dance. Formal attire. Open cash bar. Ticket includes hors d'oeuvres, a banquet buffet dinner, dessert and coffee or tea. Entertainment provided by the Rhythm in Motion Band. Proceeds benefit the association's civic and scholarship projects. 6 to 11 p.m. $50 for members; $55 for non-members. Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. (352) 848-1031, (352) 684-7464.
Welcome Autumn dance: Hosted by the Hispanic Scholarship Civic and Cultural Foundation, the event will benefit the group's scholarship fund. Music provided by DJ Willie Matos. Special dance performance by Di'Ana's Dance Express. Bring your own drinks and snacks; soda and water will be available for purchase. Door prizes and raffles. 8 p.m. to midnight. $13. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 238-6863 or (352) 232-0496.
Broadway Bound: The Hernando Jazz Society will perform Broadway tunes for listening and dancing. For a separate charge, the Sioux City Grill will offer a cash bar and buffet. 2 p.m. Free for society members, $10 for non-members and $15 for couples; does not include buffet. Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 799-9690.
Diabetes education series: For anyone who has been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus and their family. 1 p.m. Free. Access Health Care, 5382 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 597-7249.
Storytime: Designed for children ages 18 months to 5 years old. Includes stories, songs and a storytime program. 10:30 to 11 a.m. Free. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4043.
Civil War Memorabilia and Buttons: Hosted by the Hernando County Button Collectors Club. Speaker Cliff Moffett, a volunteer at the Zephyrhills Museum of Military History, will share a variety of items. No reservations needed. 1 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6374.
Mindfulness Meditation: Take a midday meditation break. Learn how just five minutes a day of meditation can benefit emotional, mental and physical wellbeing. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.
'To Sod or Not to Sod?': Learn the best ways to establish and care for a lawn, as well as information on alternatives to turf that may save money, time and aggravation. 10:30 a.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6230.
Storytime: The program, designed for children ages 18 months to 5 years old, features stories, songs and fingerplays. 10:30 to 11 a.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.
GFWC Women's Club 1932 Tea: Part of Founders Week festivities in Brooksville, the event is the club's biggest fundraiser. Call to RSVP for groups of six or more. Includes assorted tea sandwiches, fresh-brewed tea, 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) 345-2173. This event continues on Thursday.
Financial Management Series: Learn about financial management. The series is designed for adults. October's topic: "Insurance Basics — Don't be Over-Insured." 2 to 4 p.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. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.
Preschool Storytime: The program, designed for children between the ages 3 and 5, features stories, songs and fingerplays. 11:15 a.m. to noon. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.
Movies @ Your Library: Genius chronicles Max Perkins' time as the book editor at Scribner, where he oversaw works by Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others. Starring Colin Firth, Jude Law and Nicole Kidman. Rated PG-13. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.
Socrates Cafe: An opportunity for amiable, open-minded discussion of profound issues. October's question: What are the qualities of a good leader? 5 to 7 p.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.
USA Dance: Ballroom and social dancing. Held on the second Thursday of each month. Group lesson included. Bring snacks. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $6 for USA Dance members; $8 for non-members. Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 666-4746.