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Hernando Events for Nov. 3

03 Friday

Flea market and bake sale: The two-day sale will include Christmas items, toys, household and floral decor, crafts, televisions and other electronics, tools, linens, puzzles, yard items, hardware and furniture. Food, drinks and baked goods will be available for purchase. Call Linda for information. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 688-3431. The event continues on Nov. 4.

Academia Hernando Fall 2017 Lecture Series: "Surrealism and Dali's Life," by Ann Ottaviano. Learn about Dali's personal life and how it contributed to his artistic endeavors. Series includes eight lectures and one field trip. Field trip only open to subscribers. $9 per individual lecture. 10 a.m. to noon. Pasco-Hernando State College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. (352) 597-6640.

'Trees! Marvelous Trees!' with a tree walkabout: Learn which trees will thrive in a landscape and how to care for them. Class includes a walk around the conservation center. Wear appropriate shoes for walk in the woods. No registration necessary. 10 a.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 540-6230.

Healthy Pregnancy class: Expectant parents will learn how to keep themselves and their babies healthy as they take their pregnancy journey. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Oak Hill Hospital Maternity Suites Education Room, North Tower, 11307 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (844) 769-2229.

Marine Corps League 708 Friday Night Dinner: Open to the public, the dinner includes a choice of baked or fried fish, fried shrimp or an alternative meat, as well as mashed potatoes or steak fries, vegetable or coleslaw, salad, corn muffin, dessert and coffee or tea. Alcoholic drinks available for purchase in the Command Post Bar & Grill. 4 to 8 p.m. $10. Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. (352) 556-3045.

Childbirth Preparation Refresher: Perfect for expectant parents who have older children, the class will help participants prepare for their next birth experience. 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Oak Hill Hospital Maternity Suites Education Room, North Tower, 11307 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (844) 769-2229.

Ballroom dance: Dance to music by Dave Mussatto. Includes a free dance lesson. 6 to 9 p.m. $8; $5 for members. Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. (352) 597-0107.

Night hike: Join the Chinsegut staff for a guided night hike. Recommended for ages 16 and older. Call to RSVP. 6:30 p.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Beer tasting fundraiser: Hosted by the Gamma XI Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, the event benefits HPH Hospice and will include light hors d'oeuvres, a beer tasting, music, a 50/50 drawing and raffles. Beer and wine will be available for purchase by the glass. Call for tickets. 7 to 9 p.m. $15. Marker 48 Brewing, 12147 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 942-7869, 796-6966.

04 Saturday

Old Spring Lake Community Center annual yard sale: The center is 2 miles south of Cortez Boulevard, and a quarter mile north of Powell Road. Proceeds benefit the historic building's improvement and maintenance fund. Vendors (inside and outside) welcome. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Old Spring Lake Community Center, 4184 Spring Lake Highway, Spring Lake. (352) 457-1025 or (352) 540-8091.

Sporting Clay Shoot Charity Tournament: The event will benefit A New Generation, a nonprofit pregnancy medical clinic. A silent auction will take place during the awards reception. Prizes will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place teams and to the "Crazy Clays" winner. Sponsorships available. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is $150 per person or $500 for a team of four. Tampa Bay Sporting Clays Facility, 10514 Ehren Cutoff, Land O'Lakes. (352) 544-0911.

Yard sale: Household items, small appliances, furniture, clothing and a Wurlitzer organ console will be available for sale. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. St. John's Episcopal Church, 200 S Brooksville Ave., Brooksville. (352) 796-9112.

Burn Boot Camp: Scott and Amy Passarella will offer free fitness/weight loss pop-up camps at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and at 9 a.m. Saturdays until the end of the year. Free. 9 a.m. Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-4870. burnbootcamp.com/spring-hill-fl.

West Central Florida Reciprocity Coffee: All unaffiliated PEO members are invited to attend. Call Kay to RSVP. 9:30 a.m. Free; reservations required. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-3175.

Life Starts at 50 Fair: The event will include free screenings, raffles, entertainment and demonstrations, as well as free haircuts and makeovers. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. West Hernando Middle School, 14325 Ken Austin Parkway, west of Brooksville.

Childbirth preparation program: The six-hour class will be followed by a personalized tour. Designed to help new parents be better prepared for their birth experience. Call to RSVP. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Oak Hill Hospital Maternity Suites Education Room, North Tower, 11307 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (844) 769-2229.

Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms: Parents and friends of the school are invited to take a brief test drive in a Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid. For each test drive, the school will earn $10, up to $2,000. Must be a licensed driver, age 18 or older. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology, 10444 Tillery Road, Spring Hill.

Bird Box Build-A-Thon: The day will feature several bird activities, including bird hikes and bird box building. Select one of four plans; advance orders welcome. Stay for a talk on bats at 2 p.m. 10 a.m. Bluebird box, $5; flycatcher, $10; kestrel, $15; bat, $20. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Rain barrel workshop: Reduce dependence on irrigation by using collected rainwater in the garden. Advance registration and payment required. Bring a vehicle large enough to accommodate the 65-gallon barrel. Send check to: HCUD, 15635 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613, and write "Rain barrel workshop Nov. 4" on the envelope. Attendance at workshop is mandatory to receive a rain barrel. 10:30 a.m. $55, which includes a completed rain barrel (Hernando County Utilities customers receive a one-time $25 credit on their water bill). Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6230.

Italian dinner and dance: Food will be served from 1 to 2 p.m. Music provided by Angelo will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. $15 per person. Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 293-4736.

'Break the Silence': Hear experts talk about domestic violence and sexual abuse. Presenters from the CASA of Citrus, Dawn Center of Hernando and Sunrise of Pasco. Sponsored by the Women's March Central Gulf Coast. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Harvey G. Martin Democratic Center, 3432 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (908) 752-1501.

Low-cost pet vaccination clinic: Sponsored by the Florida International Teaching Zoo veterinary staff. Vaccinations will be administered by a veterinarian. Documentation provided. Proceeds are tax-deductible contributions that benefit the teaching zoo facility in Bushnell. 3 to 4 p.m. Tractor Supply Co., 18471 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 867-7788.

05 Sunday

Celebration of Athletes: The event, hosted by Special Olympics Florida-Hernando County in memory of Mark Swiconek, a longtime athlete and leader, will provide information for athletes and prospective volunteers. Refreshments will be served. Speakers will include Nancy Sawyer of Special Olympics and Mickey Smith, Oak Hill Hospital CEO. 2 to 5 p.m. Free. Oak Hill Hospital's Graduate Medical Education Building, 11307 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

06 Monday

Hernando Computer Club Open House/Newcomer Orientation: For those interested in learning about the club. Light refreshments will be served. 10 a.m. Free. Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 684-7171.

07 Tuesday

'Latest Advances in Prostate Treatment': The program will be presented by Drs. Arnie B. Tannenbaum and Omar Hamoui, both on staff at Oak Hill Hospital. A hot meal will be provided. Call to RSVP. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free. Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. (352) 597-6333.

08 Wednesday

'Cool and Colorful Landscapes': Learn about colorful annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs that bring a bounty of color to a landscape. No registration necessary. 10:30 a.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6230.

09 Thursday

'Understanding Dementia': During this caregiver training program, participants will learn how to understand and respond to dementia-related behavior. Learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 688-4537.

Honor Our Patriots: In observance of Veterans Day, representatives from Veterans Affairs will be available to discuss veterans benefits. The event includes a presentation about the Veterans Alternative Retreat Program. Refreshments will be served. 11 a.m. Free. Pasco-Hernando State College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422.

'Foods for Life': During this lecture, learn the rules to follow for a healthier life. Call to RSVP. 5:15 to 7 p.m. Free. Access Health Care, 5350 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 688-8116, ext. 4344.

CPR/automated external defibrillator class: Designed for the professional health care provider, the class meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association. Non-health care professionals welcome. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the enrichment center. To RSVP, call Bob Kanner. 6 p.m. $25. Brooksville Enrichment Center, 17222 Hospital Blvd., west of Brooksville; in Room 120 of the hospital's Medical Arts Building. (352) 597-8875.

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