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Things to do in Hernando County this weekend


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Spring Lake 5K and walk

The Arc Nature Coast hosts its annual Spring Lake 5K Run and 2-Mile Fun Walk on Saturday at 5283 Neff Lake Road, Brooksville. The run and walk takes you through rolling hills and an equestrian stable. Prizes are awarded in the various age groups, and there is a post-race food fest.

Entry fee for the 5K is $30, and the Fun Walk is $25. Registration starts at 7 a.m. with proceeds benefiting The Arc Nature Coast, serving citizens with disabilities and their families. Pre-register online at For information, call (352) 544-2322 ext. 105.

The ToyMakers benefit

Strong Tower Winery hosts a fundraiser for The ToyMakers from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the winery, 17810 Forge Drive, Spring Hill.

The ToyMakers are a nonprofit volunteer group that makes simple wooden toys for sick and needy children in the Tampa Bay area. A fire destroyed their toy workshop in April, and donations received will help them rebuild. Enjoy an evening under the stars of wine tasting and music performed by Midlife Crisis Entertainers, and meet The ToyMakers to show your support.

Admission is free, and donations will be accepted. For information, call (727) 919-1233 and visit the ToyMakers’ website at

Proper flag disposal

Cub Scout Pack 442 invites you to a Retiring the Flag ceremony at 6 p.m. Sunday at Spring Hill Calvary Church of the Nazarene, 235 Cobblestone Drive, Spring Hill. All four branches of the military will be represented as the troop demonstrates the proper and honorable way in which weathered and unusable flags are disposed of. If you have a flag that is no longer serviceable, you are urged to bring it. Refreshments follow the ceremony.

For information, call (352) 683-0587.

Maze open on Monday

The Sunflower Maze is open on Memorial Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last ticket sell time is 3 p.m.) at Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, Masaryktown.

Maze your way through the paths of 8-to-10-foot tall sunflowers and enjoy hay rides, picnic area, a rubber duck race, the web maze, animals, crafts, fresh produce and a you-pick area. Wear sturdy shoes and a hat. The cost is $8.50 for adults; $4.50 for ages 3 to 11; and free for 2 and under (cash only). Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

For details, call (352) 279-0977 and visit

Library has classic movie and coffee

Hernando County Public Library System’s classic film series, “Fun with the Classics,” takes place from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. today at the Spring Hill Branch, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. See a classic film and enjoy coffee and donuts.

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

German American Club Spring Dance

German American Club of Spring Hill hosts a spring dance from 6 to 10 p.m. today at Hernando Shrine Hall, 13400 Montour St., Brooksville. Tickets are $11 in advance for members and $14 for guests. Music is provided by DJ Herb; B.Y.O.B. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

For information and tickets, call Lisa Yaskulski at (352) 688-3744.

Memorial Day ceremony set

PLAV USA Walter Weiss Memorial Post 196 conducts its annual Memorial Day ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Grace Memorial Gardens, 16931 U.S. 19, Hudson. A meeting and breakfast follow the ceremony at the IHOP restaurant, 3636 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. All honorably discharged veterans are invited to join the organization.

For information, call Pam Hoback at (352) 666-1898.

VFW poppy drive assists veterans

VFW Post 10209 conducts its Buddy Poppy Drive on Memorial Day weekend from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Sam’s Club, 13360 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. VFW Buddy Poppies are assembled by disabled and aging veterans in VA hospitals and residences across the country. The drive provides financial assistance, rehabilitation and service programs for veterans, and partially supports the VFW National Home for orphans and widows.

For information call (352) 796-0398.

Marines host ‘Blast from the Past’

Marine Corps League 708 Spring Hill Unit hosts a Blast from the Past dinner and dance from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Jude Hall, 8205 Sunshine Grove Road, Spring Hill. Tickets are $10 per person, and include dinner consisting of pasta, salad and bread. Music will be provided by the Belairs.

For information, call (352) 579-7979.

Coming up

Learn the mystical art of belly dancing

A Belly Dance Class sponsored by the Hernando County Recreation Department will be presented by instructor Jaynellen on Wednesday and again on June 25 at Hernando County Recreation Center, 205 E. Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Learn the ancient and mystical art of this tribal dance. Open to all body types, skill levels and ages.

Registration is at 7 p.m.; RSVP to (352) 540-1568 or email

Clinic has life support certification class

Crescent Community Clinic offers the American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support certification class from 4 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the clinic, 5244 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. The cost is $45 and includes training on early recognition of emergencies, early activation of the emergency response system, rescue breathing, single-rescuer and two-rescuer CPR, defibrillation, and relieving choking. All topics will cover infant, child, and adult emergencies.

Space is limited; to reserve a space a $10 deposit is required. Call (352) 540-0243.

Haul your caboose to fairgrounds

Regal Railways presents a Model Train Show & Swap Meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, at Hernando Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St. in Brooksville. Admission is $5 for adults; children age 12 and younger are admitted free with a paying adult.

For information, call (727) 244-1341 and visit or log onto

‘Elvis’ will be in the building

VFW Post 10209 Ladies Auxiliary presents a Blue Hawaii Luau with Elvis from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 8 at 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. Wear a grass skirt and have your picture taken with “Elvis.”

Tickets are $15 per person and must be bought before June 5. No tickets will be sold at the door. For information, call (352) 796-0398.

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