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Things to do in Hernando County this weekend


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Yard sales planned

A Yard Sale hosted by the Charles E. Murray Post American legion Auxiliary Unit 186 takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today (rain date Jan. 31) at the Post located at 12091 Cortex Blvd., Brooksville. Spaces are $10 and you will need to bring your own table. All proceeds benefit the Military Veterans, their families and the community.

Future yard sales are Feb. 21 (rain date Feb. 28), and March 21 (rain date March 28). For spaces or donations, call Millie Comstock at (352) 799-1545 or Fran Finley at (352) 686-1820.

Gun & Knife Show

Hernando Sportsman's Club sponsors its annual winter Gun & Knife Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St. (U.S. 41), Brooksville. The show features all types of new, used and antique firearms, knives and related accessories for sale. Admission is $6 for adults, and children 16 and under are admitted free with an adult. Vendor rental tables are $60 each. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For information, call Randie at (352) 799-3605 or visit

Bark Island is back

Well-behaved dogs and their masters are invited for a morning of playing on the beach at the Bark Island at Pine Island event, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Pine Island Beach, 10840 Pine Island Drive, Spring Hill. Water bowls will be provided at two water stations. Admission is $7 for the first dog per car and $3 for each additional dog. Bring proof of current vaccinations, a leash, and your pooper-scooper.

For information, call (352) 754-4031 and

Motor coach rally

Visitors are invited to see coaches on display, visit the vendor booths and mingle with those living onsite at the Southeast Area Family Motor Coach Association's "Rally: Cruizin' with SEA," starting Thursday and running through Feb. 4 at Hernando County Airport. Enjoy food, beverages and plenty of activities.

Admission is $7 for a one-day pass or $10 for a three-day pass. One and three-day passes include access to displays, vendors and the food court. Special Passport ticket are $124, and include access to all activities, including evening entertainment.

8 monks making peace mandala

Gaya Jyoti Yoga welcomes eight Drepung Gomang Buddhist Monks today and Saturday at the yoga studio located at 12560 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. See the Monks work on the construction of a beautiful peace mandala from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a lunch break from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Other events are offered for a suggested donation. Call (352) 610-1083 or visit

Winter Senior Expo is today in Brooksville

Pasco-Hernando Community College's Encore Academy hosts its annual Winter Senior Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the North Campus, 11415 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Brooksville. Learn about services available from area agencies and businesses and attend free mini-seminars on topics such as art and painting, beginning computer, digital photography, and much more.

The event is free and open to the community. Seating is limited and registration begins at 10 a.m.

For information, call (877) 879-7422 or visit

Creativity Workshop planned at library

Hernando County Public Library announces a Creativity Workshop for adults from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Spring Hill Branch, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. The workshop incorporates exercises recommended by books on creativity. No previous artistic experience is required.

For information, call (352) 754-4043 or visit

Brooksville Elks have dinner and dancing

Brooksville Elks 2582 hosts a dinner and dancing today at the lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The cost for dinner, dance and cover charge is $15 per person. For dance only there is a $5 cover charge. The Lounge also will be open for dinner with no cover charge. Music is provided by Take Two.

For more information call (352) 596-2582.

Sunday dance has Canada's polka king

Walter Ostanek, Canada's polka king, and Bob Kravos perform from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Spring Hill Dance Center, at 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. The cost for members is $10 per person and for guests $12 per person. There will be food and a cash bar.

For information, call Catherine at (989) 768-0031.

Rec center has free belly dancing class

Hernando County Parks & Recreation presents a free Belly Dancing Class with instructor Jaynellen on Wednesday and Feb. 26 at the Hernando County Recreation Center, 205 E. Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Learn the ancient and mystical art of belly dance, while you strengthen your core and tone your body. Open to all body types, skill levels, and ages 7 to 99.

Registration is at 7 p.m. and you must RSVP by calling Jaynellen at (352) 540-1568, email, or reserve on Facebook at

Program addresses lawn turf troubles

Hernando County Florida-Friendly Landscaping program presents Practical Alternatives to Turf at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the West Hernando Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Brooksville. This class will provide alternative ideas to replace and beautify problem areas in your lawn.

The class is free and no registration is required, however, first come, first seated. For more information call (352) 540-6230 or email

Sibling act performs at Valentine's dance

Brookridge Social Dance Group hosts a Valentine's Day Dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 1 at the Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brooksville. Admission is $5 per person with ice and coffee available all evening. Dunkin Donuts will be served around 9:30 p.m., and you may bring your own refreshments. Music is provided by Starburst, the brother and sister team of Joe and Sally. For reservations, tickets and further information, call Dot at (352) 597-0723.

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