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Thursday

Pine needle basket class: Bring lunch. Class size is limited; call to reserve a seat. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No cost for class or materials. Park admission is $3 per vehicle. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.

Lu the Hippo's 52nd birthday party: Celebrate Lu the Hippopotamus' birthday. 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. $13 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12; group rates available. Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. (352) 628-5343, ext. 1002. homosassasprings.org/Homosassa.cfm.

VFW meatloaf dinner: Eat in or take out. Proceeds benefit post projects. 5 to 7 p.m. $6. VFW Post 8713, 1681 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4449.

Friday

'If I Were Your Superhero' one-act play: The play, by Laignee Barron, won first place in the Dramatic Debuts Baker's Plays High School Playwriting Competition. It is about the troubled world of teenager Kylie, whose life is transformed when she becomes the babysitter of the young, autistic Guthrie. The show is performed by Troupe 4009. All proceeds will go to the Hope Ranch Learning Academy classroom expansion, benefiting students with autism and other learning disabilities. 7 p.m. $8 if purchased online; $10 at the door (only cash or checks accepted at the door). Bishop McLaughlin High School, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. (727) 232-0119, ext. 6. hopeyouthranch.org.

Sunny South Trio presents A Gospel Sing: The event also includes Lily Weatherford and the Weatherfords and Dr. Jerry and Little Jan Goff. 7 p.m. Gulf Ridge Park Baptist Church, 20200 Manecke Road, Brooksville. (352) 650-1923.

Ghost Tours: Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, a four-story, 12-room house, built more than 151 years ago by Brooksville pioneer John May, is inhabited by the spirits of long-deceased family members, including May's 3-year-old daughter, Jessie. Handheld cameras and recording devices welcome. Reservations required. 8 to 10 p.m. $20, cash only. Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. (352) 799-0129. hernandohistorical museumassoc.com.

Saturday

Fairgrounds Flea Market: Includes indoor and outdoor vendors. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4552.

VFW Post 10209 pancake breakfast: 9 a.m. to noon. $4 for pancakes with two sausage links; a la carte items available. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.

Hernando Sportsman's Club Gun and Knife Show: The show will include new, used and antique firearms, knives and related accessories. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6; children 15 and younger will be admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 799-3605.

Geocaching workshop: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entrance fee is $3 per vehicle. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.

Central High School DECA carwash fundraiser: Proceeds will benefit Kasey Kupcik, candidate for Florida state DECA president. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations accepted. Advance Auto Parts, 13427 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 398-9013.

Adopt a Pet: The Humane Society of the Nature Coast will have an adoption event at its retail and adoption center at Gulf View Square mall. Rescue groups, including Florida Boxer Rescue, will bring dogs that need homes. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gulf View Square, 9409 U.S. 19, Suite 781, Port Richey. (352) 796-2711.

Dance with Bob Kravos and the Boys in the Band: Canada's polka king, Walter Ostanek, will be a featured performer. Food and beverages will be available. 2 to 6 p.m. $10 per person. Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. (989) 768-0031.

Ghost Tours: Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, a four-story, 12-room house, built more than 151 years ago by Brooksville pioneer John May, is inhabited by the spirits of long-deceased family members, including May's 3-year-old daughter, Jessie. Handheld cameras and recording devices welcome. Reservations required. 8 to 10 p.m. $20, cash only. Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. (352) 799-0129. hernandohistorical museumassoc.com.

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