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Today

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 9236 breakfast: Breakfast includes eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, blueberry pancakes, toast, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee or tea. Adult beverages may be purchased separately. Hosted by the Men's Auxiliary. 9 to 11:30 a.m. $7. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

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 4 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.

Elvis Show: 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10. High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. (352) 200-8843.

Monday

Academia Hernando Winter 2012 Lecture Series: The topic will be "Marie Curie — Her Life and Work," by Susan Marie Frontczak. 10 a.m. $8. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-0158.

Tuesday

'It's Your Right to Decide' advance directive forum: Hosted by HPH Hospice. The presentation will be given by lawyer George Germann and Dr. David McGrew. Germann specializes in probate, estate planning, guardianship and elder law. McGrew is the medical director for HPH Hospice. The forum will cover power of attorney, living wills, do-not-resuscitate orders, health care surrogates and other topics. A continental breakfast will be served. There is no cost, but registration is required. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; forum from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. (352) 597-1882.

Children's Week storytime and art program: Hernando County Community Alliance and Devereux Kids, in coordination with the Hernando County Public Library System, will offer the storytime programs, which include children producing works of art that will remain on display at the library for a week. Afterward, children may return and pick up their creations. 11 a.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4743. hernandocountylibrary.us.

Wednesday

Motorcoach rally: This year's theme for the Southeast Area Family Motor Coach Association rally is "SEA Goes Hollywood." Entertainment includes vignettes by Stage West, a tribute to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, music by the 17-piece Cigar City Big Band and a trip to the Brooksville Bash street party. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Public admission is $7 for ages 13 and older; three-day passes are $10. Hernando County Airport, 2495 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-0154. seafmca.com.

Firearms safety class: Provides lessons on the basics of firearms safety around the home and the fundamentals of pistol shooting. Time on the range is included. Successful completion of the class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit. Class size is limited; registration required. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $60. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-9931. hernandosportsmansclub.com.

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Mousercize!': This is an introduction to the joys of using a computer. Reservations required within two days of class. 10 a.m. to noon. $12. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.

Children's Week storytime and art program: Hernando County Community Alliance and Devereux Kids, in coordination with the Hernando County Public Library System, will offer the storytime programs, which include children producing works of art that will remain on display at the library for a week. Afterward, children may return and pick up their creations. 11 a.m. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4743. hernandocountylibrary.us.

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'How to Use Your Digital Camera' Class: Learn the basics of camera operation, placement and use of controls, downloading images and general photographic terms. Students should bring a digital camera to class. 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. $18. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.

Severe weather hazards presentation: The speaker will be Daniel Noah, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Ruskin. Noah will discuss and answer questions about weather vulnerabilities, such as lightning, marine hazards and rip currents, tornadoes and thunderstorms, hurricanes and flooding, as well as temperature extremes and wildfires. He will also discuss ways to stay safe when encountering severe weather in Florida. There will be a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio giveaway. Programming will be available for residents who want to bring in their radios. A tour of the Emergency Operations Center and 911 communications center will follow the presentation. 1 to 3 p.m. Free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Hernando County Sheriff's Office, 18900 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 754-4083. floridadisaster.org/swaw.

VFW Post 9236 spaghetti-and-meatball dinner: All-you-can-eat spaghetti-and-meatball dinner also includes a salad bar, garlic bread and Italian ice cream. 4:30 to 7 p.m. $6.50 per person. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Senior Singles dance: 7 to 11 p.m. Free dance lessons will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. $5 admission. Spring Hill Domino Club, 15120 County Line Road, Spring Hill. (352) 293-4009.

Thursday

Motorcoach rally: This year's theme for the Southeast Area Family Motor Coach Association rally is "SEA Goes Hollywood." Entertainment includes vignettes by Stage West, a tribute to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, music by the 17-piece Cigar City Big Band and a trip to the Brooksville Bash street party. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Public admission is $7 for ages 13 and older; three-day passes are $10. Hernando County Airport, 2495 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-0154. seafmca.com.

Children's Week storytime and art program: Hernando County Community Alliance and Devereux Kids, in coordination with the Hernando County Public Library System, will offer the storytime programs, which include children producing works of art that will remain on display at the library for a week. Afterward, children may return and pick up their creations. 11 a.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4743. hernandocountylibrary.us.

Friday

Motorcoach rally: This year's theme for the Southeast Area Family Motor Coach Association rally is "SEA Goes Hollywood." Entertainment includes vignettes by Stage West, a tribute to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, music by the 17-piece Cigar City Big Band and a trip to the Brooksville Bash street party. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Public admission is $7 for ages 13 and older; three-day passes are $10. Hernando County Airport, 2495 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-0154. seafmca.com.

Hernando County Water Awareness Series: The topic will be "Managed Stormwater is Good Water," presented by Marty Wanielista, executive director of the Stormwater Management Academy. Wanielista is active with new sustainable stormwater designs and helped formulate policies for stormwater management in Florida. Light refreshments will be provided. Call to reserve a seat. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Hernando County Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 754-4705.

Children's Week storytime and art program: Hernando County Community Alliance and Devereux Kids, in coordination with the Hernando County Public Library System, will offer the storytime programs, which will include children producing works of art that will remain on display at the library for a week. Afterward, children may return and pick up their creations. 11 a.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4743. hernandocountylibrary.us.

Developmental disabilities seminar: Part of the College Connection series, the speaker will be Mark Barry of the Arc Nature Coast. The College Connection is a series of seminars that introduces local health and human service programs in Hernando County. 2 p.m. Free. Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 797-5004.

Father-daughter dance: The event includes music, snacks and drinks. Guests are encouraged to bring a camera for photo opportunities. Registration forms and tickets are available at The Hernando County Recreation Department, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville, or on the website. Payment must be made by check, money order or credit card (MasterCard or Visa). 6 to 9 p.m. $15 per person; advance tickets only. St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 754-4031. hernandocounty.us/parks_rec.

'Go Red for Women and Heart Disease' fashion show: Hosted by the Women's Advisory Council for Brooksville Regional and Spring Hill Regional hospitals. The runway fashion show will be presented by La Boutique of Spring Hill. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Tickets are available at La Boutique in Spring Hill and at Westover's Flowers and Gifts in Brooksville. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Crescent Community Clinic, which offers free primary medical, dental and mental health services to uninsured adults ages 18 to 64 who meet the federal poverty guidelines. 6 p.m. $30 each. Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. (352) 754-3230.

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.

Saturday

Bark Island : Dogs and their owners are welcome to come to the beach. Must have the dog's current vaccination records/tags to enter. Bring a leash. Owners are asked to pick up after their pets. Sponsored by the Hernando County Recreation Department. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Park fee is $7 per car or walk-up patron. Alfred A. McKethan Park, 10800 Pine Island Drive, Pine Island. (352) 754-4031.

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.

Weekiwachee Preserve Winter Sparrow Drive: This is a chance to be get up close with Henslow's, Le Conte's, Grasshopper and other winter sparrows during the banding process. Be ready for active walking over uneven terrain. Weekiwachee Preserve, 2345 Osowaw Blvd., Spring Hill. Call or email for time and meeting place. mkorosy@gmail.com or (727) 772-7584. swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/areas/weekiwachee.html.

Forest Glenn community yard sale: Along with typical yard sale items, baked goods, coffee and lunch will be available. Proceeds benefit the Dawn Center, St. Vincent De Paul and the Hernando Beach Crime Watch. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane, Spring Hill. (352) 684-6573, 688-6969.

First Lutheran rummage and bake sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. First Lutheran Church, 30419 Park Ridge Drive, Ridge Manor West. (352) 583-4102.

Motorcoach rally: This year's theme for the Southeast Area Family Motor Coach Association rally is "SEA Goes Hollywood." Entertainment includes vignettes by Stage West, a tribute to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, music by the 17-piece Cigar City Big Band and a trip to the Brooksville Bash street party. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Public admission is $7 for ages 13 and older. Hernando County Airport, 2495 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-0154. seafmca.com.

Arts and crafts show: Featuring works of the staff at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Includes original artwork and crafts — paintings, pastels, photography, baskets, books and crafts. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. (352) 628-5343. homosassasprings.org/Homosassa.cfm.

Storybook Forest: In celebration of Children's Week and Early Childhood Literacy, there will be children's entertainment, activities, crafts, music and complimentary food. Voluntary prekindergarten registration will be available. Early childhood educators from Pasco and Hernando counties will create interactive displays based on children's books. Children will learn about the story and create a related make-and-take project at each display. There will also be storytellers in costume to bring stories to life. Clifford the Big Red Dog will be on site for a meet-and-greet, autographs and photos. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Crews Lake Wilderness Park, 16739 Crews Lake Drive, Shady Hills. (727) 233-8291. phelc.org.

Wellington of Seven Hills Residents Fine Arts Show: This is a multimedia art show. The Wellington bar and grill will be open. Noon to 4 p.m. Wellington Club House, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 796-6801.

Incredible Edibles: Sample and learn about wild edible plants and game. Bring a place setting to sample the wild fare. The event will be in the park lodge. Reservations required. 1 to 3 p.m. $3 per carload. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.

Alzheimer's Family Organization annual Gong Show: Dinner catered by Carrabba's Italian Grill. Along with the show, there will be door prizes, raffles and silent and raffle auctions. Soft drinks provided; guests may bring their own alcoholic beverages. 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $40 (preferred seating), $30 and $25 each. Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive, Port Richey. (727) 848-8888.

Father-daughter dance: The event includes music, snacks and drinks. Guests are encouraged to bring a camera for photo opportunities. Registration forms and tickets are available at the Hernando County Recreation Department, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville, or on the website. Payment must be made by check, money order or credit card (MasterCard or Visa). 6 to 9 p.m. $15 per person; advance tickets only. St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 754-4031. hernandocounty.us/parks_rec.

Dino in concert: The classical and Christian pianist is best known for his Grammy-nominated hit Chariots of Fire and has won a Grammy for his work on the soundtrack to the movie The Apostle. 7 p.m. An offering will be collected. Brooksville Wesleyan Church, 22319 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 799-3066.

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.

Gallagher: The legendary comedian and Tampa native is leaving his trademark Sledge-O-Matic at home this time. Leo Gallagher entertains with a non-smash, stand-up comedy show that lets the audience leave their raincoats at home. 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $30. Pasco-Hernando Community College, West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. (727) 816-3707. phcc.edu/tix.

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