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Area events, Oct. 4


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Yard sale

BROOKSVILLE - A "Museum Yard Sale" will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Historic 1885 Russell Street Train Station, 71 Russell St., Brooksville.

Proceeds will benefit the construction of the planned one-room school house.

For information, call (352) 799-0129.

Corn maze

BROOKSVILLE - The "Fall Corn Maze" and pumpkin patch will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 3 at Sweetfield Farms, 17250 Benes Roush Road, Brooksville. Admission gains entrance to the corn maze, pumpkin patch, hay ride, hay play area, hay maze and spider web maze, picnic area, tree house, story teller, craft of the season and more. Admission is $8.50 for adults, $4.50 for children ages 3 to 11. Children 2 and under are free.

Call (352) 279-0977 or visit www.sweetfieldsfarm .com.

Pet adoption special

BROOKSVILLE - Hernando County Animal Services invites the public to an Open House and "Dollar Days" special from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday located at 19450 Oliver St., Brooksville. All pets will be available for a $1 adoption fee, and the Animal Services staff would like to introduce their new cat adoption rooms and veterinary medical/surgical room. This is an opportunity for the staff to thank the individuals and organizations that have supported and partnered with Animal Services.

There will be educational and informational tables staffed by the Hillsborough Community College vet tech program, the county health department and several volunteers and students.

For information, contact Animal Services at (352) 796-5062.


SPRING HILL - Mariner United Methodist Church Craft Group will hold its annual bazaar from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the church, 7079 mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. There will be many infant, children and kitchen handmade items, as well as a white elephant sale. A silent auction will be held for a handmade queen-size quilt, and a light lunch will be available.

Call (352) 596-0080.

Social dance

BROOKSVILLE - The Brookridge Social Dance Group will host an Oktober Fest themed dance 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Club House, 8150 Hampton St., Brooksville. Cost is $5 per person and includes wieners, kraut, beer, coffee and ice (BYOB). Music provided by Retro Express (Diana & Mitch).

For details and/or reservations, call Dot at (352)597-0723.

Big band dance

The next performance of the Frankie Dee Orchestra Big Band Dance will run 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., Brooksville.

Doors open 1 p.m. The afternoon will be spent listening and dancing to the tunes made famous by the big bands as 17 musicians will keep you moving to the music with jazz, Latin, polka, cha-chas, waltzes, rumbas, soft rock and some of today's upbeat sounds.

Bring your own beverages and snacks, and register for door prizes.

For reservations and tickets, call (352) 596-9486.

'Mermaid Encounter'

WEEKI WACHEE - Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, is offering a "Mermaid Encounter" for children between the ages of 3 and 14. Children will spend 20-minute with one of Weeki Wachee's live mermaids in the "Mermaid Lagoon" at Buccaneer Bay. There will be two sessions on Saturdays and Sundays.

The first session starts at 3:30 p.m. and is for children between 3 and 6 years old. The second session starts at 4:30 p.m. and is for children between the ages of 7 and 14. The cost is $75.

To register for the event, call (352) 592-5656.

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, at 17375 Spring Hill Drive. Vendors offer housewares, tools, collectibles and cosmetics, craft items, recreational items and farm-fresh food.

Call (352) 796-0268.

Gag grouper season

The recreational season for gag grouper runs through Dec. 3. There is a two-per-person bag limit.

For information on gag grouper limits, licensing and other requirements, visit http://my

Coming up

Waterfall fundraiser

The Spring Hill Garden Club will host a waterfall fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. The Spring Hill Garden Club has been responsible for the maintenance of the waterfall since 2011. Businesses, clubs, organizations and individuals are invited to decorate a scarecrow to be displayed in the botanical gardens from Oct. 12 to Nov. 15, during which time visitors will be able to vote for their favorite. Entry forms and contest rules are on the club's website at http://www.nature Residents are also invited to become "Supporters of the Waterfall" by making a donation in one of five categories: Patron ($250); Sponsor ($100); Donor ($50); Contributor ($25) or Scarecrow Sponsor ($10). Donations may be mailed to the Spring Hill Garden Club, P. O. Box 3504, Spring Hill, FL 34606.

For information, call (352) 683-9933.

Courthouse celebration

A Historic Hernando County Courthouse Centennial Celebration will be held 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 10 a.m. t o 4 p.m. Oct. 12. The reception on Friday for past and present elected officials is in the historic courtroom and the public is invited.

Saturday's events include entertainment, birthday cake, historical displays and "cracker" cattle demonstration. Come enjoy downtown Brooksville's shops and eateries.

Contact Hernando County Community Relations for information at (352) 540-6780.

Chinese auction

St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus Council 13209 will hold their second Chinese Auction in Xavier Hall starting at 5 p.m., dinner served at 6 p.m., on Oct. 12.

Tickets for the auction and sit down dinner are $15 per person and include 25 raffle tickets. There will only be 200 tickets sold for this event. Reservations are available for tables of 8 or more. Approximately 150 prizes valued from $20 to $80 will be raffled off.

Additional raffle tickets available at $5 for 25 and special raffle tickets will be available for higher value prizes. The proceeds from this event will be used for many charities that St. Francis Cabrini Knights of Columbus supports.

Tickets available from Jack Hauser, (352) 686-9767; John Moonan, (352) 596-4709; Billy Lueke, (352) 666-9202; Chuck Bugge, (352) 597-8878; Bud Quehl, (352) 596-6111; Dan Coad, (727) 856-4982; or the parish office, (352) 683-9666.

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