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 Two Weeks of Hernando Events  April 23 to May 6, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

CPR/AED Classes

 

6:00-10:00pm. Bayfront Health – Brooksville Hospital Medical Arts Building, Room 120, 17240 Cortez Boulevard, (SR-50), Brooksville, 34601. If you need to review and renew your CPR/AED certification, or if you would like to learn CPR, you are invited to attend one of the classes. This class is designed for the professional health care provider and meets the guide lines of the American Heart Association. Non-health care professionals are welcome to attend. Part of the proceeds are donated to the Enrichment Center. Pre-registration is required; the total cost is $20.00. To reserve a seat, please call Bob Kanner at 352-597-8875.

 

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Hernando Audubon Annual Picnic


5:00pm, Bird Walk; 6:15pm, Pot Luck Supper Picnic. McKethan Lake Day Use Area, 15185 Broad Street (US-41N), Brooksville, 34601. You are invited to join members of Hernando Audubon to learn about the local group and the activities, participate in the bird walk through an area of the Withlacoochee State Forest, and enjoy a pot-luck supper picnic! Please bring a food item to share, along with your place setting and beverage. Entrance fee: $2.00 per person. To RSVP, or for information, call Bev at 352-686-0460, or email bevalhansen@earthlink.net.

 

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Music Under the Oaks at The Farm


6:00-11:00pm. The Farm, 19234 Lake Lindsey Road (CR-476 west of US-98), Brooksville, 34601. Enjoy Open Mic Night in the fresh air with folks you know and new friends you'll meet. Bring a covered dish to share, your chair and your own beverage, along with your acoustic instruments, voice, poetry, stories and a smile! Admission and primitive camping by donation. 352-424-2655 / http://www.thefarmreport.webs.com

 

Thursday, April 23 – Friday, June 5, 2015
Exhibit at UPtown Art Gallery


8:30am-4:30pm. UPtown Art Gallery, 201 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, 34601. UPtown Art Gallery – a unique art experience in the heart of uptown Brooksville! Located in Brooksville's City Hall, UPtown Art Gallery showcases the creativity and the talent of local artists featuring work in acrylic, oil, soft pastel, colored pencil, digital art, contemporary and metal art, and more! Enjoy the hallways lined with colorful and contemplative pieces. For information, call 352-540-3810.

 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Florida

 

9:00-11:00am. Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville, 34601. You're invited to join the local leg of the Special Olympics Florida Torch Run in support of Hernando County athletes. The route is from the Park, to the Hernando Courthouse in Brooksville, and returning to Tom Varn Park. Commemorative t-shirts are available for $12.00 each, hats for $10.00 each, or a shirt and hat combo for $20.00. Pre-registration is required. To register, order shirts and hats, or for information, call 352-797-3608.

 

Friday, April 24, 2015
Theater: Fantastiks


7:00pm. Black Box Theater at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California Street, Brooksville, 34604. The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. This story is loosely based on the play The Romancers (Les Romanesques) by Edmond Rostand, about two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud. The play is recommended for children age seven and older. Tickets are $12.00 for adults; $7.00 for students. For information, call 352-797-7088, ext. 296.

 

Friday, April 24, 2015
Relay for Life Spring Hill 


Friday, April 24, 6:00pm through Saturday, April 25, 11:00am. Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California Street, Brooksville, 34604. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the all-night walk to benefit the American Cancer Society. Activities and entertainment throughout the night will keep everyone awake and walking! To participate, or for information, call 352-797-7088.

 

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Friday, April 24 – Sunday, April 25, 2015

Concert: Salute to America

 

7:30pm. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Boulevard, Spring Hill, 34606.The Hernando Symphony Orchestra presents Salute to America, the final concert of the regular season featuring music of American composers. Paying tribute to our country and a salute to our military, the Orchestra will be joined by two young artist soloists, violinist John MacGregor and vocalist Caitlyn George. Selections include American Frontier, George Gershwin in Concert, Tribute to Mancini, the Armed Forces Salute, and more. General admission ticket prices are $15.00 for adults and $6.00 for students in grades K-12.G. You may purchase your tickets at the Stage West box office, or by calling the box office at 352-683-5113.

 

Friday, April 24 – Sunday, April 25, 2015
Ghost Tour


8:00-10:00pm. May-Stringer Historical Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville, 34601. Legend has it that the 151-year old former residence of pioneer Frank Saxon is still inhabited by some of its residents, including three-year old Jessie May Saxon. Hand-held cameras and recording devices allowed. Tour is by reservation only, $20.00 per person (cash only). 352-556-9571 / http://www.hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hernando County Farmer's Market

 

10:00am-3:00pm. 2450 Commercial Way (US-19) in the Rural King Parking Lot, Spring Hill, 34606. Vendors offer fresh veggies and fruit, organic and Amish country food, plants, local honey, herbs, soaps, jams, candy, baked goods, jewelry, crafts, and more. 352-232-4241 / http://www.hernandocountyfarmersmarket.webs.com

 

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Jazzin' for CAUSE


8:00-11:00am. Jazzercise Spring Hill, 7257 Forest Oaks Boulevard, Spring Hill, 34606. This morning event is a fundraiser to benefit Community for Autism to Understand, Support and Educate (CAUSE). Registration includes a Jazzercise class, snacks and beverages and an event T-shirt. Enjoy the onsite vendors, door prizes, raffles and giveaways throughout the morning. Advance registration: $25.00 per person; day of event, $35.00 per person. To register, or for information, call 352-442-8595.

 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

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Plant and Garage Sale

 

8:00am-3:00pm. Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville, 34601. You're sure to find a treasure here! Choose from the many household items, or shade and cold-hardy plants and Dogwood trees. The sale day is hosted by the Spring Hill Garden Club to benefit the Club's charities and scholarship program. For information, call 352-544-5669.

 

Saturday, April 25 – Sunday, 26, 2015
Airport Flea Market and Farmer's Market


8:00am-3:00pm. 17375 Spring Hill Drive (just west of US-41), Spring Hill, 34604. Shop for what you need and find a bargain at the same time! Approximately 100 vendors offer everything from housewares, tools, collectibles, cosmetics, craft items, recreational items and fresh-from-the-farm goodies. For information, call 352-796-0268.

 

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Musical Excerpts of Fiddler on the Roof


2:00pm. Temple Beth David Social Hall, 13158 Antelope Street, Spring Hill, 34609. John Timpanelli and his cast present the music and songs from one of the favorite musicals of all time. Advance tickets: $13.00 per person; at the door, $15.00 per person. The afternoon includes dessert and coffee; other refreshments also available for sale. For tickets and information, call 352-686-7034, or email frozen@tampabay.rr.com.

 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Bridal Showcase at Weeki Wachee Springs

 

5:30-9:30pm. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way (US 19), Weeki Wachee, 34607. If you're in wedding planning mode, don't miss the wedding event of the year! Whether your wedding is formal or casual, all brides, grooms, friends and family, everyone will find something for their special day. Some of the best wedding experts will be on hand to offer advice and ideas, and you'll enjoy an exclusive bridal fashion show featuring both new and timeless bridal designs. Register for prize drawings, with the Grand Prize of a free wedding ceremony at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. Admission to the bridal show is free. For information, call 352-596-4949.

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Music Under the Oaks at The Farm


6:00-11:00pm. The Farm, 19234 Lake Lindsey Road (CR-476 west of US-98), Brooksville. Enjoy Open Mic Night in the fresh air with folks you know and new friends you'll meet. Bring a covered dish to share, your chair and your own beverage, along with your acoustic instruments, voice, poetry, stories and a smile! Admission and primitive camping by donation. 352-424-2655 / http://www.thefarmreport.webs.com

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Classes on the Hill: Rude Guests in the Garden


9:00am – 10:30am. Chinsegut Hill Manor House, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road (off Snow Memorial Hwy at US-41N), Brooksville, 34601. Do you find yourself the victim in the battle of keeping your garden free of unwanted vegetation? Learn which plant species to avoid and how to deal with the invasive plants that have taken up residence in your yard. Pre-registration is requested. To register, or for information, call 352-540-6230

 

Friday, May 1, 2015
History and Biography Book Discussion Group: Midnight in Peking


11:00am-1:00pm. Main Library, 238 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, 34601. You are invited to join the group for lively and thought provoking discussion on Midnight in Peking. Author Paul French, historian and China expert, uncovers the truth behind the notorious demise of a young English student in this engrossing true-life murder mystery. Registration is not required. Copies of the books are limited, so please call to reserve a copy for your use. For more information, call 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Kissy Simmons in Concert

 

7:00pm. Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill, 34609. John Leggio's Center for the Performing Arts and The Broadway Dreams Project is pleased to present a magical evening with Broadway star Kissy Simmons. Originally from Floral City, Simmons is a true Florida girl, even named after the city of Kissimmee. But onstage, Kissy Simmons excelled as Nala for nine years in the Broadway production of The Lion King. To purchase tickets, or for information, call 352-683-8395, or visit http://www.leggioarts.com.

 

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Tech Tutors


2:30-4:30pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608. Not quite sure how to use your electronic device? Do you have tech questions or concerns? Grab your gadget and stop by; your Hernando County Public Library System is here to help! Your library offers easy instruction in the Tech Tutors program! Bring in any hand-held, self-contained device along with any questions you would like to have answered. Just drop in between the hours indicated for one-on-one help. For more information, call 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

 

Friday, May 1 – Saturday, May 2, 2015
Ghost Tour


8:00-10:00pm. May-Stringer Historical Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville, 34601. Legend has it that the 151-year old former residence of pioneer Frank Saxon is still inhabited by some of its residents, including three-year old Jessie May Saxon. Hand-held cameras and recording devices allowed. Tour is by reservation only, $20.00 per person (cash only). 352-556-9571 /  http://www.hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

 

Friday, May 1 – Saturday, May 2, 2015
Airport Flea Market and Farmer's Market


8:00am-3:00pm. 17375 Spring Hill Drive (just west of US-41), Spring Hill, 34604. Shop for what you need and find a bargain at the same time! Approximately 100 vendors offer everything from housewares, tools, collectibles, cosmetics, craft items, recreational items and fresh-from-the-farm goodies. For information, call 352-796-0268.

 

Saturday, May 2, 2015
The Lion King Workshop


Two group times:11:00am-12:00pm, for children ages five to nine; cost, $20.00 each. 12:00-3:00pm, ages 10 – 18; cost, $30.00 each. John Leggio Center for the Performing Arts,10455 County Line Road, Spring Hill, 34609. If you love the music and the performance, you're invited to participate in the workshop! For registration and other information, visit http://www.leggioarts.com, or call 352-683-8395.

 

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Color Vibe 5K Run


9:00am. Anderson-Snow Park, 1390 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill, 34609. Get ready for the most colorful fun-filled day you've ever had! You'll have more color on you than your happy levels can handle! Get your friends and family together for this amazing color blast event where you'll be saturated with color while you run the Color Vibe 5K course. Color Vibe is here, and you're about to get tagged! Solo or team entries are welcome. Visit http://www.thecolorvibe.com/springhill.php# for registration form and entry fees, frequently asked questions, and general race information. 352-754-4031

 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Hernando County Farmer's Market


10:00am-3:00pm. 2450 Commercial Way (US-19) in the Rural King Parking Lot, Spring Hill, 34606. Vendors offer fresh veggies and fruit, organic and Amish country food, plants, local honey, herbs, soaps, jams, candy, baked goods, jewelry, crafts, and more. 352-232-4241 / http://www.hernandocountyfarmersmarket.webs.com

 

Saturday, May 2, 2015 

Stars of Tomorrow Talent Search Auditions


2:00pm. Temple Beth David Social Hall, 13158 Antelope Street, Spring Hill, 34609. Have you dreamed about performing on stage? You are invited to participate in the Stars of Tomorrow Talent Search! Performers will be judged by three professional judges, and winners awarded cash prizes. Performers are requested to schedule an appointment for an audition time, with a deadline of May 1st. The audition fee is $15.00 per act, payable at the audition. To schedule an appointment, or for information, call 727-207-8496.

 

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Nature Coast Game Roast – Wild Game Dinner


6:00pm. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad Street (US-41 S), Brooksville, 34601. Are you game to try new foods? Enjoy a taste of the wild side with menu selections including venison, sliced elk, gator tail, frog legs, whole roast pork, buffalo kabobs, a low country shrimp boil, a cash oyster bar and more! Less adventurous eaters can enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs, and the over twenty-one's will enjoy free draft beer. Live entertainment features The Embry Brothers. New to this year's event is the Outdoor Lounge. Your ticket purchase includes dinner and one entry in the drawing to win long guns, a fishing charter, or numerous other raffle prizes. Single tickets are $50.00 per person, or $90.00 per couple. To purchase tickets, or for information, call 352-596-1114, or visit http://www.hernandobuilders.com

 

Saturday, May 2, 2015
5K Weeki Wachee Wilderness Run


7:30am. Weeki Wachee Preserve, 2121 Osowaw Boulevard, Spring Hill, 34606. Enjoy the beauty of the Preserve as you run your way to the finish line. The course is a natural surface, flat run around the lakes at the Weeki Wachee Preserve. Hosted by FCCD (Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency), proceeds benefit local charities and the Wounded Warriors In Action. To register online, visit http://www.active.com/spring-hill-fl/running/distance-running-races/fccd-5k-weeki-wachee-wilderness-run-2015 

 

Disc Dog

Saturday, May 2 – Sunday, May 3, 2015

UFO Major Florida State Championship and D-Tour Disc Dog Competition


10:00am. Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill, 34609. The high-flying dogs return to Hernando County for another exciting disc dog competition. You're invited to come out to cheer on your favorite four-legged competitor at the USDDN "UFO Major Florida State Championship" and D-Tour Competition. For information and event details, contact cfddc01@verizon.net . 
 

Saturday, May 2 – Sunday, May 3, 2015
Spring Sunflower Maze, Spring Crops and Farm Activities


10:00am-4:00pm (last ticket sell time is 3:00pm). Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road. (off US-41), Masaryktown, 34604. Maze your way through the paths of 8-10ft. tall sunflowers in search of the exit! Six acres of fun to enjoy hay rides, the picnic area, the rubber duck race, the web maze, animals, crafts, fresh produce and the U-Pick area! Sturdy shoes are suggested (no open toe shoes, sandals, flip flops), along with sunscreen and a hat. Don't forget your camera! Adults: $9.50; Ages 3-11: $5.00; under age three: Free. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. (Note: no credit cards or checks accepted; no ATM on site). 352-279-0977 / http://www.sweetfieldsfarm.com

 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Social Media Workshop


4:00-5:30pm. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Drive, Brooksville, 34602. Do you have difficulty grasping the workings of social media? If you have never used social media, or feel confused about how to use it, this class is designed to help you better understand the basic functions of the four main social media websites: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram. Pre-registration is required. To register, or for information, call 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Monster Transmission / Chick-Fil-A Charity Cruise-In


5:00-8:00pm. Chick-Fil-A, 13143 Cortez Boulevard. (SR-50), Brooksville, 34613. Meet and mingle while enjoying classic and newer cars on display. Cruise-ins are always free; the fun includes live music and entertainment, raffles, valve cover races, prize spin wheel, silent auction and more. This month's event benefits A New Generation. For more information, call 1-800-708-0087 or email kathryn@monstertrans.com.

 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Firearms Safety Course


9:00am-3:00pm. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way (off US-19, nine miles north of SR-50), Brooksville, 34614. The course will introduce the basics of firearms safety and the fundamentals of pistol shooting. Those who successfully complete the class will receive the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit, if desired. The class size is limited and pre-registration is required. The cost is $60.00 per person, and includes classroom instruction and live fire training on the range. Bring your lunch, or food and beverage may be purchased. For more information, or to register, call 352-567-9931.  http://www.hernandosportsmansclub.com

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Saturday, May 9, 2015
Summer Jam


4:00-9:00pm. The Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Drive, Spring Hill, 34606. Celebrate the summer with great music, food, beer, wine, craft and art vendors, raffles and drawings, with proceeds to benefit Cystic Fibrosis. Bring your chair for an evening of great entertainment. No coolers, please.  Admission is $5.00 per person; children under age 12, free.  For information, call 352-754-4031, or visit http://www.hernandocounty.us/parks_rec

 

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Fun & Run 2015 Poker Run


9:00am, Registration; 10:00am, Kickstands up. The Sail Inn, 6107 Broad Street (US-41N), Brooksville, 34601. Presented by the Hernando County Elks Lodge #2852, you're invited to join a day of riding, live entertainment, food, chinese auction, raffles, classic cars, crafts and more! Play your hands and follow the route, ending at the Elks Lodge (13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill, 34609) for family fun, facepainting, booths and giveaways. The cost is $5.00 per hand to play; prizes will be awarded for the best and worst hands. Proceeds will benefit Jimmy's Angels Rescue. For information, call 352-799-7148, or 352-777-0446.

 

Thursday, May 14 – Sunday, May 17, 2015
Orange Blossom Jamboree


May 14, 3:00pm through May 17, 6:00pm. Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville, 34602. Enjoy a great family-friendly event in a beautiful setting! Relax in the outdoor entertainment pavilion or wander among three stages for continuous entertainment all weekend. Be sure to check out the "Coolest Campsite" contest! Vendors are on site for your shopping fun; food and beverages are available for purchase. Advance purchase tickets: three-day pass, $74.00; four-day pass, $87.00. Day passes at the gate: Saturday only, $60.00; Sunday only, $20.00. Children age 14 and under admitted free with a paid adult. Primitive camping onsite is available. For the full entertainment schedule, visit http://www.orangeblossomjamboree.com. For alternate lodging and local area information, stop by the Hernando County Tourism Bureau, 31085 Cortez Blvd. (SR-50 at Exit 301 off I-75), Brooksville, 34602, or visit http://www.naturallyhernando.org .

 

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