Things to do in Hernando County July 12-17

12 Friday

Butterflies 101: Ages 10 and older can learn about butterfly families and take home guides to help identify them in the upcoming butterfly count. Free (registration required). 10 a.m. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

13 Saturday

Nature Coast Botanical Garden Plant Nursery Plant Sale: The botanical gardens are open daily from dawn to dusk. On Saturdays and Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon, find a sale of plants grown at the gardens with budget-friendly prices. Free. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933.

Master Gardener Nursery: Find a large selection of Florida native and Florida-friendly plants, all from healthy stock at budget prices, at the nursery open from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday and Saturday, weather permitting. Master Gardener Nursery, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. (352) 754-4433.

Spring Lake Museum and History Center: Offering historic photos and artifacts, local family histories, school and lake histories. Free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Old Spring Lake Community Center, 4184 Spring Lake Highway, Brooksville. (352) 796-4704.

Life Primary School Open House: Students, parents and families are invited to meet the principal and members of the team, tour the campus, begin the enrollment process and win some giveaways. Free. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Life Primary School, 6001 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 293-7673.

17 Wednesday

Free School Physicals and Vision Screenings: Uninsured students can receive the free physicals and screenings. No appointment necessary. Provided by Elaine Moorman, nurse practitioner. Free. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. People Helping People Headquarters and Community Resource Center, 1396 Kass Circle, Spring Hill. (352) 686-4466.

Tools to Quit Smoking Program: The single-session program provides the valuable tools needed to help you quit tobacco, including how to prepare a plan that works for you, specific ways to deal with cravings, what physical and emotional symptoms to expect and how to cope with them effectively. Also, four weeks of free patches, gum or lozenges are provided while supplies last. The program is sponsored by Tobacco Free Florida. Space is limited; registration is required. Call 813-929-1000 to register. Free. 5 p.m. Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

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