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Christmas in July sale

SPRING HILL The Hernando County Friends of the Library will hold a "Christmas in July Sale" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Little Red Schoolhouse Bookstore, 1208 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill.

The Little Red Schoolhouse Bookstore sells many items, including used books, DVDs, and CDs. Sales from the Bookstore benefit the Hernando County Public Library System.

For more information call (352) 684-0660.

Butterfly census

BROOKSVILLE - There will be a butterfly census day from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsay Road, Brooksville. Volunteer Bev Hansen will lead the survey and will teach participants to identify butterfly species using binoculars. Hansen is one of the best birders in the county, so you may learn some birding skills too. The butterfly census is held the last Friday of the month. Call (352) 754-6722.

Flea market at airport

BROOKSVILLE/SPRING HILL - The Airport Flea Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, located at 17375 Spring Hill Drive. One hundred vendors offer everything from housewares, tools, collectibles and cosmetics, to craft items, recreational items and farm-fresh goodies. Call (352) 796-0268.

Flea market at fairgrounds

BROOKSVILLE - The Hernando County Fairgrounds hosts an indoor and outdoor flea market every weekend beginning at 9 a.m. at 6436 Broad St. Call (352) 796-4552.

Scallop season

Scallop season runs through Sept. 24. For more information on harvesting scallops, licensing and other nautical requirements visit

Gag grouper season

The recreational season for gag grouper runs through Dec. 3. There is a two-per-person bag limit. For more information on grouper limits, licensing and other requirements visit

Steak shoot

The Brooksville Elks Lodge No. 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., will hold its next Steak Shoot and Spaghetti dinner from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. The cost is $8 per card. Following the game a spaghetti dinner will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. for $6. Call (352) 596-2582.

Botanist program

BROOKSVILLE - The Hernando Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will sponsor a free program titled "How to sprout a budding botanist" at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville. The program is for educators, parents, grandparents and camp counselors. The program will be taught by Karen Fraley, who has spent the last 30 years walking local trails. For more information, visit

Charity cruise-in

BROOKSVILLE - Monster Transmission's charity cruise-in will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6 at Chick-fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. This month's cruise-in benefits the National Alliance on Mental Illness. For information, call (800) 708-0087, ext. 4491.

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