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Hernando things to do for week of Sept. 1

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Benefits

TUESDAY

Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind Charity Cruise-In: Hosted by Chick-fil-A and Monster Transmission and Performance, the event includes cars, music, food, door prizes, games and raffles. Proceeds from raffles and a portion of revenue generated at the restaurant during the event will benefit the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind. 5 to 8 p.m. Donations appreciated. Chick-fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

Film

WEDNESDAY

Green Screens showing of Bidder 70: Beth and George Gage's documentary about Tim DeChristopher's legal battles after his civil disobedience while protesting oil and gas leases in Utah. Hosted by the Green Party of Hernando County. Refreshments served. 5 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-3151, (352) 666-7576.

Classes/self help

thursday

'Make a Scarecrow' workshop: The Spring Hill Garden Club will host this workshop in preparation for the Scarecrows in the Gardens fundraising event on Oct. 12 in the botanical gardens to benefit the landmark Spring Hill waterfall. Participants should bring clothing and any decorations needed to make their scarecrows. Donations of extra articles are appreciated. Contest rules and entry forms for the Oct. 12 event are available online. 9 a.m. Free; frames to support scarecrows will be available for $2. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933. naturecoastgardens.com.

Nature/outdoors

Saturday

First Light Delight II cruise: Take and early morning cruise on Pepper Creek to learn about the area's native plant and wildlife. Then, feast on a continental breakfast in the Garden of the Springs before taking a behind-the-scenes tour. 7:30 a.m. $25. Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. (352) 628-5343. floridastateparks.org/homosassasprings/default.cfm.

Family fun

THURSDAY/FRIDAY

Loomis Brothers Circus: The show features acrobats, aerialists, horses, clowns, lions, tigers and elephants. There will be food and refreshments available. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Florida International Teaching Zoo in Bushnell. Showtimes are at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. both days. Tickets are $15; $8 for ages 12 and younger. Free tickets for children (up to two per paying adult) are available at business locations throughout Hernando County, or call (352) 603-2374. Web: loomis-circus.com. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville.

For the kids

TUESDAY

Girl Scout Rally: Girls in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited. Troop leaders will be on hand. Adults are encouraged to learn about volunteer opportunities. There is no cost for the rally; Girl Scout membership is $15 annually. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (813) 504-6860. gswcf.org.

Miscellaneous

THURSDAY

Home tour awards cocktail party: The Historic Hernando Preservation Society will present special plaques, made from 100-year-old reclaimed wood, to historic home tour participants, including homeowners and businesses. Afterward, light refreshments and "mock champagne" will be served. Free. Send email to [email protected] or [email protected] 5:30 p.m. Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-3810.

Labor Day celebrations

Today

Machine Gun Shoot: Cars, trucks and an assortment of other targets will be destroyed. Machine gun owners 18 and older are welcome to participate. No tracers or incendiary ammunition allowed. Spectators and shooters should bring their own eye and ear protection, especially for small children. Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spectators $2; 14 and younger free. The cost for shooters is $20. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-9931. hernandosportsmansclub.com.

Marine Corps League Detachment 708 Labor Day Bash: Games and music. 2 to 6 p.m. $5 cover; bring a dish. Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. (352) 597-7979.

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