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Week of  September 4 - September 10, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Crank Works Evening Bike Ride
5:45pm. Meet at Crank Works Bicycles, 20120 Cortez Blvd. (off SR-50 bypass behind Applebee's), Brooksville. Join the adventurous evening ride on the open roads of Hernando County. Riders will enjoy the expansive views and beautiful hills; rides vary in distance and speed and are "no drop" (no rider is left behind). Helmets are required. Rides take place weekly on Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 352-593-4176, or visit http://www.crankworksbikes.com

  

Thursday, September 4, 2014
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, September 4 – Thursday, October 16, 2014 (weekly, on Thursdays)
Citizens Academy
Two sessions area offered: 1:00-4:00pm, or 6:00-9:00pm. Hernando County Sheriff's Office, 18900 Cortez Blvd. (SR-50/bypass), Brooksville, Have you ever wanted to know about the workings of the Sheriff's office? Then you will surely enjoy the upcoming Citizens Academy! You'll learn about the operations of the various departments as well as techniques and programs used by the dewputies and dectives. After graduation, individuals have the opportunity to observe firsthand the job a deputy does on a daily basis by riding along on patrol. Applications for the Academy area available at http://www.hernandosheriff.org/applications/citizensacademy. For more information, call 352-797-3608.

  

Thursday, September 4 – Friday, September 5, 2014
Loomis Brothers Circus
Two shows each day: 4:30pm and 7:30pm. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad Street (US-41S), Brooksville. The Loomis Brothers Circus comes to town with excitement for the whole family! You'll see acrobats, elephants, clowns, tigers, camels, trapeze artists, and much more. Doors open one hour before showtime. Be sure to arrive 45 minutes prior to show time to enjoy the Pre-Show Party where you'll never know quite what to expect, as the show host keeps you and your family entertained with music and merriment. Optional activities include face painting, pony rides and a giant air slide. These activities will also be available during intermission; the concession stands will be open, where you can indulge in all your favorite circus treats like cotton candy, snow cones, and hot fresh popcorn. Tickets are $15.00 for adults and free for children age 12 and under with paying adults; limit two children per adult. Free children's tickets are available at the Hernando County Tourism Bureau, 31085 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville (Ridge Manor). For more information, visit http://www.loomiscircus.com

  

Friday, September 5, 2014
History & Biography Book Discussion Group
11:00am-1:00pm. Main Library, 238 Howell Avenue, Brooksville. You're invited to join the group for discussion of On Hitler's Mountain: Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood, by Irmgard A. Hunt. Registration is not required, but copies of the book are limited. Please call ahead to reserve a copy for your use. For more information, call 352-754-4043, or visit the library's website at http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

  

Friday, September 5, 2014
First Friday Concert
6:00-8:00pm. The Brooksville Common, 109 S. Broad Street, Brooksville. You are invited to the very first First Friday concert, where you will enjoy an evening of entertainment in historic downtown Brooksville. Concerts will be presented on the first Friday of each month. This month's feature is the gospel music of "Fuzed Elements." Bring you chair; the event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-263-5766.

  

colorful-computer-lady.jpg Friday, September 5, 2014
Tech Tutors
2:30-4:30pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Ever wish your new smart phone came with someone to show you how to use it? Ever stare at your e-reader and wonder why it is so complicated? Your Hernando County Public Library System is here to help! Your library offers one-on-one 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 any time between 2:30 and 4:30pm on the first Friday of the month for one-on-one help. For more information, call 352-754-4043 or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

  

Friday, September 5 – Saturday, September 6, 2014
Ghost Tour
8:00-10:00pm. May-Stringer Historical Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. 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, September 6, 2014
Hernando County Farmer's Market
10:00am-3:00pm. 2450 Commercial Way (US-19) in the Rural King Parking Lot, Spring Hill. 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

 

motorcycle Saturday, September 6, 2014
Poker Run to Honor Army Specialist Justin Coleman of Spring Hill
8:00am-4:00pm. Breakfast, 8:00am; Kickstands up, 10:00m. The VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. The Men's Auxiliary is holding a poker run to honor the memory of Army Spec. Justin Coleman of Spring Hill, who died in Afghanistan in 2009.  The cost is $10.00 per entry, which includes breakfast, and hamburgers and hotdogs at the conclusion of the ride. Additional poker hands are $10.00 each. First place wins $100.00! The proceeds of the event will be donated to various charities. For more information, call 352-596-9236

 

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Grand Re-Opening – East Branch Hernando Library
10:00am-1:00pm. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road (off SR-50, left at first light just east of I-75), Brooksville. The long year of cleaning, refurbishing and rebuilding concludes with a ceremony to celebrate the reopening of the East Hernando Branch Library. You're invited to share the celebration, tour the building, attend a demonstration of resources, learn more about library services and programs, and play library trivia for prizes! The event is free and open to all. For more information, call 352-754-4043, or visit http://http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us

 

Saturday, September 6, 2014
License Free Fishing Day for Saltwater Fishing
Free fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for parents who don't yet have licenses to take youth fishing, or avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license. On these days, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers (residents and non-residents). All other rules (e.g., seasons, bag and size limits) apply. For additional information, visit http://myfwc.com/license/recreational/do-i-need-a-license/free-fishing

 

Saturday, September 6 – Sunday, September 7, 2014
Airport Flea Market and Farmer's Market
8:00am-3:00pm. 17375 Spring Hill Drive (just west of US-41), Spring Hill. 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.

 

Saturday, September 6 – Sunday, September 7, 2014
Mermaid Encounter
Saturdays and Sundays, two sessions a day: Session 1: Ages 3-6 at 3:30pm; Session 2: Ages 7-12 at 4:30pm. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way (US-19), Weeki Wachee. Children can enjoy a 20-minute experience with one of Weeki Wachee's live mermaids, in the "Mermaid Lagoon" at Buccaneer Bay. Your child's experience will create a memory that will last a lifetime! Spaces are limited to six children for each session. The cost for the mermaid experience is $75.00. To book your mermaid encounter, call the main Park number, 352-592-5656, between 9:00am-5:00pm, or visit http://www.weekiwachee.com.

 

Sunday, September 7, 2014
The Ultimate Rat Pack
7:00pm. The Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. Enjoy an evening of incredible performances, featuring the nostalgic comedy and songs of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.palacegrand.com. For more information, call 352-688-3390.

 

Monday, September 8, 2014
International Literacy Day – Free Admission at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
9:00am-5:30pm. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way (US-19), Weeki Wachee. In celebration of International Literacy Day, admission is free at all Florida State Parks, including Weeki Wachee Springs, for anyone who presents a library card, a book checked out from the library, or who donates a new or gently-used, family-friendly book. For additional information call the Hernando County Public Library at 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Crank Works Evening Bike Ride
5:45pm. Meet at Crank Works Bicycles, 20120 Cortez Blvd. (off SR-50 bypass behind Applebee's), Brooksville. Join the adventurous evening ride on the open roads of Hernando County. Riders will enjoy the expansive views and beautiful hills; rides vary in distance and speed and are "no drop" (no rider is left behind). Helmets and lights are required. Rides take place weekly on Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 352-593-4176, or visit http://www.crankworksbikes.com

 

Tuesday, September 9 – Thursday, September 11, 2014 (Three-class session)
About Boating Safety
7:00-9:30pm. Hernando Beach Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta Street, Hernando Beach. This beginner program will teach safe boating practices, use of safety equipment, navigation and Florida law. Completion of the course satisfies the requirement for a Florida Boating Safety ID. The fee is $35.00 per person and includes the text materials. Registration starts one hour before the first class. For more information, call 352-754-5417

 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Tim Dorsey Author Talk
3:30-4:30pm. West Hernando Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville. Well-known Florida author, Tim Dorsey, will once again be visiting Hernando County Libraries to talk about his books and sign copies, including his latest crime thriller, Tiger Shrimp Tango. Don't miss this special event; Tim is delightful to listen to and always fills the house! For more information, call 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hcpl.lib.fl.us/.

 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Tim Dorsey Author Talk 
6:00-7:00pm. Main Library, 238 Howell Avenue, Brooksville. Well-known Florida author, Tim Dorsey, will once again be visiting Hernando County Libraries to talk about his books and sign copies, including his latest crime thriller, Tiger Shrimp Tango. Don't miss this special event; Tim is delightful to listen to and always fills the house! For more information, call 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hcpl.lib.fl.us/.

 Week of September 11-  September 17, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014
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 

 

Friday, September 12, 2014
2014 Hernando County Resident's Reception
5:00-8:00pm. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way (US-19 & SR-50), Weeki Wachee. Local business and restaurants team up to display their products, services, and signature dishes to Hernando County residents. Enjoy a great evening to meet, mingle, taste and learn your way around the county's business community. For more information, call 352-796-0697, or visit http://www.hernandochamber.com.

 

Friday, September 13, 2014
Mud Endeavor Castle Canyon 2
9:00am. Castle Canyon Site, 10444 Beggs Lane, Brooksville. Mud Endeavor is headed back to Castle Canyon for a second time, but this time with a 5K run! Castle Canyon is the site of a rock mining operation that took place in the 1920s, creating a big rock quarry "canyon." This course location is something you have never experienced in good ol' flat Florida. The premium course is situated on over 100 acres of untouched valleys, unbeaten trails and breathtaking cliffs. This run will feature high elevation, innovative obstacles, beautiful wooded trail runs and unbelievable scenery. Register now at http://www.mudendeavor.com. For more information, 352-588-0323.

 

Friday, September 12 – Saturday, September 13, 2014
Ghost Tour
8:00-10:00pm. May-Stringer Historical Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. 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, September 13, 2014

Hernando County Farmer's Market
10:00am-3:00pm. 2450 Commercial Way (US-19) in the Rural King Parking Lot, Spring Hill. 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 

 

Bark Island Saturday, September 13, 2014
Bark Island – First Romp of the Season! 
7:30-9:30am. Pine Island Beach, 10840 Pine Island Drive, Spring Hill. You and your canine friends are welcome at Pine Island on select Saturday mornings for two hours of play time with your best pals! Admission is $7.00 for the first dog, per car; $3.00 for each additional dog. Yearly passes are available for $70.00 first dog; $30.00 each additional dog. Please remember to bring proof of your dog's current vaccinations and licensing, pick up after your pet and bring a leash, just in case they get rowdy. For more information, contact 352-754-4031 or recreation@hernandocounty.us. Find the full schedule of Saturday dates at http://www.hernandocounty.us/parks_rec.

 

Mermaid Kiss Saturday, September 13 – Sunday, September 14, 2014
Mermaid Encounter
Saturdays and Sundays, two sessions a day: Session 1: Ages 3-6 at 3:30pm; Session 2: Ages 7-12 at 4:30pm. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way (US-19), Weeki Wachee. Children can enjoy a 20-minute experience with one of Weeki Wachee's live mermaids, in the "Mermaid Lagoon" at Buccaneer Bay. Your child's experience will create a memory that will last a lifetime! Spaces are limited to six children for each session. The cost for the mermaid experience is $75.00. To book your mermaid encounter, call the main Park number, 352-592-5656, between 9:00am-5:00pm, or visit http://www.weekiwachee.com.

 

Saturday, September 13 – Sunday, September 14, 2014
Airport Flea Market and Farmer's Market
8:00am-3:00pm. 17375 Spring Hill Drive (just west of US-41), Spring Hill. 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.

 

Sunday, September 14, 2014
Annual Deputy Lonnie Coburn Memorial Poker Run
10:00am-5:00pm. Starting location: Brooksville VFW Post 8731, 1681 E. Jefferson Street, Brooksville. Kickstands up, 10:45am. This annual ride makes a great day on the roads, with poker hand stops at several Beef O'Brady's locations, and the final stop at the Beef's on Horse Lake Road in Brooksville. Best poker hand wins $200.00; second best, $100.00; and third best, $50.00. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase throughout the day, with prizes awarded at the final stop. Entry to ride: $20.00 per bike. Event proceeds benefit the Lonnie Coburn Memorial Scholarship Fund, Pasco-Hernando State College Law Enforcement Academy. For more information, visit http://www.apack-inc.org. (Rain date: Sept. 27, 2014)

 

September 15 – November 10, 2014 (every Monday)
Academia Hernando Lecture Series
10:00am-12:00noon. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way (US-19), Weeki Wachee. Academia Hernando is pleased to announce the Fall 2014 Lecture Series. The first lecture, on September 15, is Mark Twain and Will Rogers, presented by Jerry Cowling. The series subscription of nine lectures is $60.00 per person, and includes a field trip to the Appleton Art Museum in Ocala (for lecture subscribers only). Walk-in patrons: $8.00 per lecture. The additional lecture topics appear on the appropriate date in the events calendar. For more information, call 352-597-6640, or visit http://www.google.com/site/academiahernando2010/

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Now through September 24, 2014

 

It's open season for scallops in Hernando County!

Diving for your own diner is a fun and unique opportunity for visitors and locals alike; from June 28 – Sept 24, 2014, scallops await divers of all ages in the shallow waters of the Gulf.

 

Scallop diving is both easy and inexpensive; all that is required is a boat (or boat captain that will deliver you to the scallop beds), a swim mask, snorkel, small mesh bag and a divers-down flag (required by law). In shallow water, it is possible to wade for scallops in the seagrass, or to collect them from a shallow-draft boat using a dip net or landing net, but these methods are not very productive. Most scallopers go by boat into water 4 to 10 feet deep where they anchor, put up their dive flag, and snorkel over the beds, collecting the scallops by hand and placing them into a small mesh bag tied to their waists. (Don't put them into your pockets, they pinch!) Visit http://www.naturallyhernando.org/things-to-do/scallops for more information.

 Future Features
September 20, 2014
6th Annual Bluesapalooza
12:00-9:00pm. Hernando Park, 205 E. Fort Dade Avenue, Brooksville. Join this fun-filled day of great music, dancing, food and craft vendors, beer, wine and FUN! The main-stage highlights for the afternoon include The Black Swans (2:00pm); Steve Arvey and the Delta Swamp Rats (3:30pm); RJ Howson Band (5:00pm); and Selwyn Birchwood (6:45pm). Headliner, The Sean Chambers Band, performs at 8:15pm. The downtown location offers you the opportunity to visit historic Brooksville before the event where you can walk the tree-canopied streets and visit the quaint shops. Bring your chair or blanket, small umbrellas, insect spray and sunscreen. Admission: $5.00 person for age 13 and up; $1.00 for children ages 6-12; free for children age 5 and under. No outside food, drink, coolers or animals allowed. For more information, call 352-754-4027, or visit http://www.hernandocounty.us/parks_rec
 

 

Saturday, September 20, 2014
11th Annual Fur Ball: FURever 50's Paw Hop (Ticket deadline: September 13)
6:00-10:00pm. Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Brooksville. The the Nature Coast Humane Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and you are invited to party in '50s-style at the FURever '50s Paw Hop! Dress in your best 50's outfit (optional) for an evening of great food and drink, entertainment, bidding on fabulous silent auction items and for your dancing enjoyment, music by special guest DJ, Hits 106's "Marvelous Marvin." Commemorate this nostalgic evening with a 50's-themed photo shoot, posed next to a classic car. Tickets: $75 per person, may be purchased online, at the shelter at 7224 Mobley Road in Brooksville, or at Spring Hill Printing Plus, located at 11063 Hearth Road in Spring Hill. For more information, call 352-796-2711, or visit http://www.humanerescue.org.
 

Saturday, September 20 – Sunday, September 21, 2014
Hernando Symphony Orchestra Special Concert
Saturday, September 20, 7:30pm; Sunday, September 21, 2:00pm.
Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The Hernando County Symphony Orchestra will present two special concerts. Mr. Wayne Raymond will lead the Orchestra in his final performances as conductor. Retiring after 14 years on the conductor's stand, the event is sure to provide many musical memories for all. Tickets are $15.00 for adults; $6.00 for students, and may be purchased at the Stage West box office. For information, call 352-683-5113, or visit http://www.stagewest.net.
 

Saturday, September 27, 2014
2nd Annual Cardboard Boat Race
Check-in is 8:00am-10:00am; Race starts, 12:00pm. Hernando Beach Marina, 4139 Shoal Line Boulevard (CR-597), Hernando Beach. Enjoy great food, vendors and live entertainment all day at this unique and fun-filled race. Don't miss the excitement as the innovative cardboard crafts cross the finish line! Trophies will be awarded for individual entries, business entries, and mechanical entries. The coveted "Titanic Award" will be presented for the "Most Dramatic Sinking!" Registration is open; for more information, call 352-666-7239; to register online, visit http://www.hernandobeachmarinas.com.

 

 

 

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