Two Weeks of Things to do In Hernando, Spring Hill, Brooksville, Hernando Beach, & Bushnell July 30 to August 12, 2015

Thursday, July 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, 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, July 30, 2015

Crochet Class 

 

4:00-6:00pm. Main Library, 238 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, 34601. If wielding two needles is too confusing, learning to crochet may be for you! Learn basic stitches and how to read crochet patterns during this free class. A basic crochet stitch project for beginners is included. Those who already know how to crochet are invited to join the fun and work on their current projects and share ideas. A snack will be provided. Registration is requested. For information call 352-754-4043, or visithttp://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Wild by Design

 
10:00am. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road (CR-476, one mile west of US-41N), Brooksville, 34601. You're invited to attend this free class to learn how incorporate butterflies, birds, ins ects, and more into your Florida landscape. Lilly Browning of the UF/IFAS Hernando County Extension Services will present the program. For information, call 352-540-6230 .
 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Full Blue Moon Hike

 

8:00-9:30pm. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road (CR-476, one mile west of US-41N), Brooksville, 34601. You are invited to join the Conservation Center staff on a night hike to celebrate the full moon. There will be a brief presentation on creatures of the night, a stop by the bat-houses to watch the Brazilian free-tailed bat emerge for their night out. Participants will then hike to the Mays Prairie overlook to look for owls and other creatures that get up when the sun goes down! Please dress appropriately for evening hiking; bring water and insect repellent. The program is for ages twelve and up; there is no charge, but advance registration is recommended. For information, call 352-754-6722, or visit http://www.MyFWC.com/Chinsegut.

 

Friday, July 31 – Saturday, August 1, 2015

Ghost Tour 

 

8:00-10:00pm. May-Stringer Historical Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville, 34601. Legend has it that the 160-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

 

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

"Aim High for Education" Turkey Shoot

 

8:00am-2:00pm. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way (US-19, just 9 miles N of Weeki Wachee), Brooksville, 34614. Sponsored by Communities in Schools, shooters and non-shooters alike are invited to join a full day of fun in support of education in Hernando County. Turkey Shoot participants must bring your own firearm and ammo (factory ammo only; no reloads allowed). A target shoot, poker shoot, and bottle splash will also take place. Participants must be age 18 or older. Non-shooters can enjoy games, raffles, music, and food. Advance registration, $45.00 per person; at the gate, $50.00 per person. To register, or for information, call Kathy at 352-598-9949, or Linda at 352-428-9714.
 

S aturday, August 1, 2015

Anime Club

 

11:00am-12:30pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608.If you love anime, or want to learn more about it, join other teens ages 12-18 at the Anime Club. Meet other teens with similar interests, draw and discuss manga, and participate in coordinating anime-themed events and activities. Please register in advance through the Library's Events Calendar on the website athttp://www.hernandocountylibrary.us. For additional information, call

352-754-4043.

 

Saturday, August 1, 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 

 

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Superhero Movie

 

1:00-3:30pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608. Celebrate the end of summer with a fantastic movie filled with heroes. There will also be fun crafts and more themed to Baymax and other heroes of Big Hero 6. For information, call 352-754-4033, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.

 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Summer's End Family Beach Bash 

 

6:00-9:00pm. Buccaneer Bay at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way (US-19), Weeki Wachee, 34607. The Friends of Weeki Wachee are hosting a summer-ending Family Beach Bash. The event will begin after Park visitor regular hours end. The Bash will feature water fun, raffles/prizes, hula hoop contests, spin-it-to-win-it game, and food at family-friendly prices. Admission is $5.00 per person; ages 2 and under, free. Proceeds benefit the park improvement projects. For additional information contact Sheila at 813-468-9867, or email friendsofweekiwachee@gmail.com 

 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Moon Over Croom – 21M, 14M, 7M Trail Run

 

Tucker Hill Fire Tower, 26416 Croom Rd., Brooksville, 34601. Experience Croom like you never have before by running in the dark. The main day-run trail is a well-marked 7-mile loop; glow sticks will mark the course for night. Everyone will be required to have a headlamp/flashlight. To register, or for race information, visit http://croomzoom.com/moon/Index.htm. Lodging is available nearby the race area, I-75 at Exit 301. 

 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 

Be a Heimlich Hero


5:30-6:30pm. Main Library, 238 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, 34601. Escape the ordinary days of summer and learn how you could be a hero. You can be prepared to save a life by learning the Heimlich Maneuver. The free one-hour class on Heimlich Maneuver fundamentals will be presented by a trainer from the Hernando County Fire Rescue. A question and answer period will follow with Fire Rescue personnel. The class is free; registration is not required. For information, call 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.
 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015Use this one for cruise in

Monster Transmission / Chick-Fil-A Charity Cruise-In 

 

5:00-8:00pm. Chick-Fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd. (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 is the final push in the annual school supplies drive. The items needed notebooks, pens, pencils, colored pencils, crayons, erasers, rulers, assignment date books, flash drives, markers and highlighters, folders and binders. Your donations help children start the school year with a well-supplied backpack. For more information, call 1-800-708-0087 or email kathyrn@monstertrans.com.
 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 

Kool Krafts: Tissue Paper Art 

 

4:30pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608. Let your artistic side shine as you create your own amazing work of art using tissue paper. Supplies will be provided. Registration is required. To register, or for information, call 352-754-4033, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

 The Second Week: August 5 to August 12, 2015

Thursday, August 6, 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, August 6, 2015

Native Plants for Sun and Shade

 

10:30am. West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville, 34601. Master Gardener Rita Grant will explain the benefits of Florida native plants, and how you can incorporate them in all areas of your landscape. The program is free and open to the public; registration is not required. For information, call Lilly at 352-540-6230.

Friday, August 7 – Saturday, August 8, 2015

Ghost Tour 

 

8:00-10:00pm. May-Stringer Historical Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville, 34601. Legend has it that the 160-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, August 8, 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, August 8, 2015 

Free Back-to-School Physicals 

 

10:00am-3:00pm. 1417 Wendy Court, Spring Hill, 34607. Community partners Sports Authority and Terlep Chiropractic, together with Hits 106, Rita's Italian Ice, and New York Life, have teamed up to provide free back-to-school physicals for the students in your family. Obtain a free ID card with your child's photo, digital fingerprints and other vital information, and a 20% coupon to use as Sports Authority. It's a great way to be ready for school!
 

Saturday, August 8, 2015
Grand Opening at Diver City / Aqua Vertical 

 

10:00am-5:00pm. Diver City, 15010 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, 34613. Join the festivities at the opening of Hernando County's new scuba diving center. Visit with equipment manufacturers and enjoy the presentations on spearfishing, cave exploration and underwater photography, win door prizes. Light refreshments will be served. For information, call 352-799-5900, or visithttps://www.facebook.com/divercityaquavertical.
 

Saturday, August 8 – Sunday, August 9, 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, August 8 – Sunday, August 9, 2015

Gun Show 

 

Saturday, August 8, 9:00am-5:00pm; Sunday, August 9, 9:00am-4:00pm. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad Street (US-41 south), Brooksville. The Hernando Sportsman's Club hosts their annual winter gun show, where you can buy, sell, and trade! You'll find all types of new, used, and antique firearm, knives, and related accessories. Admission is $6.00 per person; children age 16 and under admitted free with paid adult admission. Parking is free. For additional information, contact Randie at 352-799-3605, or visit http://www.hernandosportsmansclub.com. You may also visit American Gun & Pawn on Rt 50 in Brooksville for gun specials and ammo at http://www.americangunandpawn.com/
 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 

Best All-Around Plants for Hernando County 

 

10:30am. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608. Do you plant, and re-plant? Are you tired of being frustrated with plants that disappoint? Learn how to choose the right plant for the right place! Making the right choice and properly caring for the plants will provide you with a beautiful yard you can enjoy and be proud of. The program is free and open to the public; registration is not required. For information, call Lilly at 352-540-6230.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Croom Trail Riders 

 
9:30am. Meet at Townsen Park, 28011 Lake Lindsey Road (CR-476), Brooksville, 34601. The group meets on the third Saturday of th e month to enjoy a ride through the beautiful Croom Trails and Withlacoochee State Forest. Bring your horse to join the morning ride, or if you prefer, join the group at noon for lunch. Bring a covered dish to share, your chair, place setting and beverage. If you ride, Coggins must be carried; children under age 16 must wear a helmet. Have anything to sell? Bring it along! For information call Martha at 352-544-8034, or email mtcasisa@att.net .

 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Cool Summer Jazz at the Lake House

 

2:00-5:00pm. The Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Drive, Spring Hill, 34606. Members of the Hernando Jazz Society will perform Cool Summer Jazz selections for your listening and dancing enjoyment. BYOB (bring your own beverage and snacks). Admission at the door, $5.00 per person. For information, call Bill at 352-799-9690.

 

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Saturday, September 12, 2015    

9/11 Memorial Bike Run


9:00am-4:00pm. Meet at K9 Partners for Patriots Training Facility,16230 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville, 34604. K9 Partners for Patriots, a non-profit organization matching service dogs with veterans, is hosting this Sheriff-escorted ride to benefit veterans suffering from PTSD and/or TBI. Kickstands up at 11:15; ride ends in Homosassa. The entry fee is $10.00 per person. All proceeds will benefit K9 Partners for Patriots, Inc. To register, for more information or to become a sponsor, visit http://www.K9PartnersForPatriots.com, or call Dave at 727-233-1111 or 727-992-6247.

 

Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 25, 2015  

Camping with the Blues 


Friday, October 23, 5:00pm through Sunday, October 25, 12:00pm. Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville. Do you love the blues? Then don't miss the inaugural second annual Camping with the Blues weekend, filled with continuous music and entertainment. Enjoy the natural beauty of the camping and park area, the covered music pavilion, and the fun of being with family and friends. Tickets for the music festival only: Weekend Pass – all shows, Friday-Sunday, Advance: $50.00 / Gate: $65.00. Individual days: Friday Advance: $20.00 / Gate: $30.00; Saturday Advance: $30.00 / Gate: $40.00; Sunday Advance: $15.00 / Gate: $25.00. Children ages 1 – 9: Free; ages 10 -13, $5.00; age 14 and older, regular prices as listed. For camping information and pricing, or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.campingblues.com, or call 941-758-7585. Alternate lodging is available at I-75/Exit 301, just 8 miles from Sertoma, or by visiting http://www.naturallyhernando.org 


Saturday, October 24, 2015 

Color Race for New Beginnings Youth Shelter 


6:00am, Registration opening and pre-race program; 7:10am, registration closes. Historic Downtown Brooksville. Help raise funds for the New Beginnings Youth Shelter with a day full of fun and surprises. The certified race course winds through beautiful hilly, green Brooksville. At this Color Race, there will be 10 COLOR ZONES! 7:30am, Competitive run; 7:45am, Color 5K Run; 8:45am, Color Fun Run; 9:30am, Awards and Post-Race Party. Color Bombs will be for sale so bring your supporters, and let them add to your color! This fun-filled day will feature live music from the Shadow Ridge Band. Donations of gently-used sneakers will be accepted for homeless children. Entry fees are $40.00 for the 5K Timed Run (No Color to be thrown on participants); $40.00 for the Color 5K Run, and $15.00 for the Color Fun Run. Bring the whole family! Three paid family members, with at least two 5K entries, receive one Fun Run Entry at no charge. Four entries will receive a $15.00 discount with at least two 5K entries. Family members must reside in the same household. register now at http://www.raceroster.com. For Questions Email: R4NBRaceDirector@gmail.com.

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