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Events

Hernando Events for Sept. 23

Events

23 Friday

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.

Preschool Storytime: The program, designed for children between the ages of 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.

Tech Tutors: For those who want to learn how to download eBooks, audiobooks and music from the library onto a laptop, tablet or smartphone. For all ages. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.

24 Saturday

Springstead High School flea market: Vendors welcome; must provide own table, chair, etc. Vendor spaces are $10 and include two car spaces. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-3528.

Toy Train and Hobby Show: Presented by Regal Railways, the event will feature vendors selling various scales of trains, collectibles, accessories, antiques and other items. There will be running train layouts and videos for kids. Lunch will be available for purchase. New vendors welcome. Must RSVP for early bird. Tables (8 feet) are $30. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $5; ages 12 and younger free. Early bird admission at 8 a.m. for $7. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (727) 244-1341.

Fall Florida Native Plant Sale: Local native plant growers will offer a range of species for west-central Florida landscapes. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 799-5400.

National Public Lands Day: Volunteers are needed to help clean up environmentally sensitive lands and one of Hernando County's newest preserves. After a short talk about the preserve and the needed work, volunteers will clean up trash and remove seedlings of Brazilian pepper, an invasive exotic plant. Appropriate attire suggested: long pants, long sleeves and closed-toe shoes. Bring your own gloves, eye protection, insect repellent, sunscreen, water and a 5-gallon bucket. Useful tools to bring include rakes, hoes and cutters. 9 a.m. to noon. Free. Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 754-4057, ext 28020.

Birds of Prey: Rick Foley, master falconer and bird of prey rehabilitator, will share his birds with visitors and discuss the history of the sport and answer questions. 11 a.m. Free; pre-registration required. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Spring Hill Writing Group: Open to anyone who writes or would like to write, with the encouragement, support and camaraderie of other writers. Bring some of your work to share and discuss the joys and challenges of writing. Attendees will give and receive constructive feedback. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Raffle auction: The annual event benefits the charities that St. Frances Cabrini Council 13209 supports. Dinner served at 6 p.m., with the auction to follow. Dinner will include rotisserie chicken, dessert and coffee or tea. Table reservations available for tables of eight or more. Additional raffles tickets are $5 for 25 tickets. 5 p.m. $20 per person, includes dinner and 25 raffle tickets. St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9666.

27 Tuesday

Storytime: The program is designed for children ages 18 months to 5 years and features stories, songs and fingerplays. 10:30 to 11 a.m. Free. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4043.

Caring for Cancer Support Group: Open to those who are dealing with cancer, cancer survivors, family members and caregivers. Educational materials provided. For a complimentary golf cart ride from your car to the entrance, call (352) 606-7433. 1 p.m. Free. Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-6333.

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.

Book Discussion Group: Each month, the group discusses a new book. September's book is The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg. The group is designed for adults. 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Free belly dance class: Learn the ancient and mystical art of belly dance. The class will introduce participants to the basics and provide a brief history along with the different styles of the art. Sponsored by Hernando County Recreation Department along with instructor, Jaynellen and the co-teaching staff and students of DanceCraft. Call to RSVP. 7 p.m. Free. Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 540-1568.

28 Wednesday

Do It Yourself Rain Gardens: Learn where to place rain gardens, what types of plants to use and how to direct the flow of water into the basins. 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, 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.

PHSC Safety Awareness Day: Part of PHSC's ongoing community awareness series, visitors will learn about safety resources and programs provided by local agencies. The Hernando County Sheriff's Office and Hernando County Fire Rescue will give a combined safety presentation at 12:20 p.m. Free. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pasco-Hernando State College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422.

29 Thursday

People Helping People open house: Open to contractors from 9 to 11 a.m. (coffee and doughnuts served) and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the general public (hot dogs and soft drinks served). The purpose of event is to secure donations of skilled workers' time or monetary contributions to complete the organization's new Community Resource Center, which will provide services to the disadvantaged. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. People Helping People Community Resource Center, 1396 Kass Circle, Spring Hill. (352) 686-4466.

Toddler Storytime: The program, designed for children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years old, will feature 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, will feature 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.

Building with Keva Blocks: Use Keva blocks (wooden planks) to build a variety of structures to work on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) skills. Three age groups: preschool (ages 1-4), elementary (ages 5-12) and tween (ages 8-12). 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic: Sponsored by the Florida International Teaching Zoo veterinary staff. Vaccinations will be administered by a veterinarian. Documentation will be provided. Proceeds are tax-deductible contributions that benefit the teaching zoo facility in Bushnell. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats are $7; puppy distemper-parvo combo, $15; cat distemper/3 way, $15; Bordatella/kennel cough, $16. Tractor Supply Co., 18471 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 867-7788.

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