The Weeks of  May 21 – June 3, 2015
 
Thursday, May 21, 2015 

Book Discussion: The Fortunate Pilgrim 

2:00pm. West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville, 34613. Join the group for the monthly gathering and lively discussion of this month's book, The Fortunate Pilgrim by Mario Puzo. 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 athttp://www.hernandocountylibrary.us
 

Thursday, May 21, 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, May 21, 2015 

 

"Great Decisions" Foreign Policy Discussion Group 

11:00am-1:00pm. West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville. You are invited to join the local "Great Decisions" Foreign Policy Discussion Group. First launched in 1954, the program is American's longest-standing civic global affairs education program with more than a half a million participants in the US. Great Decisions is a program and publication of the Foreign Policy Association (FPA). The publication acts as a focus of discussion by providing participants with background information, current data, and policy options. Policy options, as voted by the group, are published in the FPA's National Opinion Ballot Report. This month's topic is Sectarianism in the Middle East. For more information, call 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us
 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Raise the Roof Men Bake 

6:00-10:00pm. Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Brooksville, 34609. Raise the Roof Men Bake challenges prominent men in the community to devote one day to help eliminate poverty by baking a cake, walking the red carpet and having the "celebrity" cake auctioned off. There will also be a men baking contest with baked items judged on appearance, taste, and a "People's Choice" category. Enjoy a great evening of baking entertainment, a live and a silent auction, and more – all to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Advance purchase tickets only, $50.00 per person, includes a scrumptious dinner! To participate, purchase tickets, or for information, call 352-754-1159, or visit http://www.habitathernando.org
 

Friday, May 22 – Saturday, May 23, 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, May 23, 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 23, 2015 

9th Annual Spring Lake 5K Run / 2-Mile Fun Walk 

7:00am Registration; 8:00am Race begins. The ARC Nature Coast, 5283 Neff Lake Road, Brooksville, 34601. The annual run and walk takes you through scenic rolling hills, with a run through an equestrian stable along the way. Prizes are awarded three deep in the various age groups. The participants will enjoy a post-race food fest. The entry is $25.00 for the 5K race; $20.00 for the 2-mile fun walk. Registration is online athttp://www.active.com. For additional information, call 352-544-2322, ext. 112. http://www.thearc-naturecoast.org.
 

Saturday May 23-Monday, May 25, 2015 

The Legendary Sirens Performance


Special performances: 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way (corner US-19 & SR-50), Weeki Wachee. The traditional saying, "Once a mermaid, always a mermaid," holds true as The Legendary Sirens perform this Weekend! This nostalgic show will take you back to the early years of Weeki Wachee Springs by the ladies who created the magic. The former mermaid show includes performers representing the decades from the 40's to the 70's. Don't miss this magical performance by this special group of ladies. Enjoy a full day at the Park and Buccaneer Bay, plus the special performance.

Saturday, May 23 – Sunday, May 24 – Monday, May 25, 2015  

Sunflower maze

(Open Memorial Day) 

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 Rd. (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 
 

Saturday, May 23 – Sunday, May 24, 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.

Thursday, May 28, 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
 

Friday, May 29 – Saturday, May 30, 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 29 – Saturday, May 30, 2015

Sizzle! 

 
Friday, May 29, 7:30pm. Saturday, May 30, 2:00pm and 7:30pm. Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School/Performing Arts Center, 13651 Hays Road, Spring Hill, 34610. John Leggio Performing Arts Center presents their annual year-end production, sizzling with high-energy and featuring some of the most talented young performers in the county. Premium tickets, $18.00 per person; standard tickets, $15.00 per person. To purchase tickets, or for information, call 352-683-8395, or visit http://www.leggioarts.com
 
Saturday, May 30, 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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4th Annual Women's Ride 

 
7:30am, Free Registration; 8:00am, Rides begin. Meet at Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery, 17810 Forge Drive, Spring Hill, 34610. Sponsored by Crank Works Bicycles, you're invited to the annual Women's Ride for a great morning to join together, create memories, connect with new ride partners and celebrate women in cycling. The Ride is open to women of all ages and abilities. Riders will return to Strong Tower to enjoy a brunch and wine. Projected rides: A-Group, 47 miles. Routehttp://ridewithgps.com/routes/3772151; B-Group, 30 miles. Routehttp://ridewithgps.com/routes/4458317;  C-Group, 20 miles. Routettp://ridewithgps.com/routes/4458343.  
To participate, or for information, call 352-593-4176.
 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Adult Beach Bash 

 
6:00-10:00pm. Buccaneer Bay at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Join the Friends of Weeki Wachee at a special evening of fun! You'll enjoy water fun, music, craft and food vendors, all at friendly prices. The event is set up for adults 18 years old and up. Proceeds from the event will benefit planned improvements at the Park. Admission is $6.00 per person.. For more information, call 352-345-9787, or email 79cass@gmail.com
 
Saturday, May 30 – Sunday, May 31, 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. 
 
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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 Rd. (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, June 2, 2015

Firearms Safety Course 

 
9:00am-3:00pm. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way (off US-19, nine miles north of Weeki Wachee Springs), 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  
 
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 

Boating Communications 

 
7:00pm. Hernando Beach Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta Street, Hernando Beach. Learn about the latest life-saving technologies! The program will teach you to use DSC radios, Coast Guard 21 procedures and Emergency Positioning Indicating Radio (EPIRB). The fee is $20.00 per person and includes educational print materials. Registration starts one hour before the class. For more information, call Jeffrey Hoff at 352-397-5417.
 

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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

 
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 begins the annual school supplies drive for items including 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. 
More Things To Do in Spring Hill & Hernando!
 Future Featured Hernando and Spring Hill Events
Saturday, June 6, 2015

Concert by the Lake 

6:00-10:00pm. The Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Drive, Spring Hill, 34606. Presented by the Hernando County Recreation Department and Hits 106.7, you're invited to share an evening of music under the summer sky. Vendors will be on site with food, beer and wine (no coolers, please). Bring a chair for your comfort. For more information, call 352-754-4031, or visit http://www.hernandocounty.us/parks_rec 
 

Saturday, June 6 – Sunday, June 7, 2015 

License-Free Saltwater Fishing Days 

 

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. The saltwater waiver applies to any recreational harvest requiring a saltwater fishing license (e.g., crabbing, lobstering, scalloping, etc.) as well as fishing from shore or a boat. A snook or spiny lobster permit are not required on these days. For more information, visit http://www.MyFWC.com/fishing/saltwater 

 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Annual Jerome Brown Golf Classic 

11:00am, Registration; 11:30am, Lunch; 1:00pm, Shotgun start. Southern Hills Plantation, 4200 Summit View Drive, Brooksville, 34601. The annual fundraising event for the Jerome Brown Youth Foundation will feature a four-person scramble format, with awards presented for the three highest-placing teams. The entry fee is $80.00 per player and includes green fees, cart, lunch and a golf cap. To enter, or for information, call Dianna at 352-796-2526.
 

Saturday, June 13 – Saturday, June 14. 2015

License-Free Freshwater Fishing Days 

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. The freshwater waiver applies to any recreational harvest requiring a freshwater fishing license.
 

 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Scallop Season Opens!

 

Saturday, June 27 through Friday, September 25. The highly anticipated scallop season gets underway  in designated waters off Florida's Nature Coast. Make your reservations now for harvesting those tasty treats from the sea!  For lodging and scallop charter information, visit http://www.naturallyhernando.org. or call 800-601-4580.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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