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 Week of November 20 – November 26, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 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, November 20, 2014
Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group
11:00am-12:00pm. West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville. First launched in 1954, Great Decisions is the name shared by a program and publication of the Foreign Policy Association. The publication serves as a focus of discussion by providing participants with background information, current data, and policy options. Groups vote on policy options and have their ballots tabulated and published in the FPA's National Opinion Ballot Report. Participants read the briefing book and meet to discuss the issues. This week's featured topic is U.S. Trade Policy. For more information, call 352-754-4043 or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us

 

Friday, November 21, 2014
It's Jazz!
3:00pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Join the group for another installment of It's Jazz, a special series of music programs about the Golden Age of Jazz. The program is presented by former New Port Richey area Jazz radio announcer, Peter LaMattina. His extensive knowledge of jazz is encyclopedic, and the programs are both interesting and entertaining to jazz neophytes and fans of all ages. 352-754-4043 / http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us 

 

desktop-man-smiling.jpgFriday, November 21, 2014
Tech Tutors
2:30-4:30pm. West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville. 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 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 between the hours indicated 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, November 21 – Saturday, November 22, 2014
Theater: Greater Tuna
7:30pm. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna – men, women, children and animals. Tickets: Adults, $15.00; students, $12.00. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 352-683-5113. http://www.stagewest.net 

 

Friday, November 21 – Saturday, 22, 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, November 22, 2014

Children's Program: Mystery of the Sandhill
10:00am. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road (CR-476,one miles west of US-41N), Brooksville. Unravel the Mystery of the Sandhill! Children will learn about wildlife observation forensics while uncovering the clues through the masters of disguise, webs of intrigue, detecting signs of wildlife and then putting their skills to the test. This free program is designed for children ages 6 – 10 years, though younger and or older children may join in this family activity. Activities will take place outside; please dress accordingly. Following the program, you are invited to enjoy the Chinsegut Wildlife Environmental Area; have a picnic under the shady oaks, hike the nature trails, go geocaching, and explore Chinsegut's natural communities. Register online until November 19 at http://www.MyFWC.com/Chinsegut, or call 352-754-6722. (Program will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.)

 

Bark IslandSaturday, November 22, 2014
Bark Island
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

 

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Brooksville City Nights: Main Street Evening Market
4:00-9:00pm. Downtown Brooksville. The Saturday market returns to downtown Brooksville under the twinkling lights of downtown. Brooksville City Nights is a fresh market like no other!  You'll find unique cuisine, arts, vintage crafts, organic and local produce, entertainment, street vendors and more. Bring a chair to relax under the stars and evening lights, chat with friends, or cruise Main Street for your shopping delight. For more information, call Lisa at 352-428-9275, or emailbrooksvillecitynights@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, November 22, 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%20 

 

motorcycleSaturday, November 22, 2014
Charity Wine Tasting for Noble Riders MS Bike Team
7:00-9:00pm. Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery, 17810 Forge Drive, Spring Hill. Join Team Noble Riders for an enjoyable evening of wine tasting, with a light buffet, silent auction, raffles and door prizes. Proceeds benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for the Bike MS Tour 2015. Advance purchase tickets: $20.00 per person; at the door, $25.00 per person. Tickets may be purchased at Strong Tower Vineyard. For more information, call 352-799-7612, or visit http://www.strongtowervineyard.com.

 

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Coin Show
9:00am-3:00pm. Knights of Columbus Council 6383 Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. The West Hernando Coin Club hosts more than 25 dealers featuring over 40 tables of coins and collectibles. US and foreign coins, stamps, collectibles and supplies will be for sale. ICG will provide free appraisals. Admission and parking are free; food and beverages will be available. For information, call 352-584-3163, or 352-232-1200.


Saturday, November 22 – Sunday, November 23, 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, November 23, 2014
Theater: Greater Tuna
2:00pm. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna — men, women, children and animals. Tickets: Adults, $15.00; students, $12.00. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 352-683-5113. http://www.stagewest.net 

 

casual-painting-class.jpgTuesday, November 25, 2014
Art Attack!
5:00-6:00pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Is there a future artist in your family? Your children will be inspired by famous artists and works of art. Children between the suggested ages of 6 – 12 will learn about a famous artist and then create their own work of art. Thanks to support from the Hernando County Fine Arts Council, all materials will be provided. For more information, call 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us

 

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Florida-Friendly Landscaping:

Preparing Your Landscaping for Winter 

10:30am. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Lilly Browning will provide you with important tips to insure your landscaping will survive the frosts and freezes of the winter months. The program is free and open to the public; however, seating is first come, first served. For information call, 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us

Happy Thanksgiving
From the Hernando County Tourism Bureau, and the Tourist Development Council
Wishing you a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!  

 

Week of  November 27 – December 3, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 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, November 27 – Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival

Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville. Camping, turkey with all the fixin's, and great bluegrass music! What could be better? Enjoy the pot luck Thanksgiving dinner, complete with turkey n' trimmings. Throughout the weekend, you'll be toe-tapping to the sounds of the Trinity River Band, JR Sisk & Ramblers Choice, the Spinney Brothers, Southern Express, Backwater Bluegrass and more! For information, or to purchase tickets, call 352-754-3082, or visit http://www.sertomayouthranch.org. For nearby lodging, visithttp://www.naturallyhernando.org.

 

Friday, November 28 – Saturday, November 29, 2014

Fall Family Festival

5:00-10:00pm. Lakewood Retreat, 25458 Dan Brown Hill Road, Brooksville. The two-day event will include live Christmas and Christian music, an evening bonfire, hay rides, numerous games and activities, popcorn, s'mores, and more! Bring the family for a special weekend to start your holiday season! Admission is $4.00 per person; $12.00 per family. For more information, call 352-796-4097, or visit http://www.lakewoodretreat.org.

 

Friday, November 28 – Saturday, November 29, 2014

Project Appleseed Marksmanship Clinic Registration

8:00am; Clinic 8:30am-5:00pm. Hernando County Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way (US-19), Brooksville. The Revolutionary War Veterans Association will offer both a history and heritage program as well as fundamental rifle marksmanship skills and safety training. Registration and fee information is listed online at http://www.appleseedinfo.com. For additional information, call 352-452-4650 or visithttp://www.hernandosportsmansclub.com.

 

Friday, November 28 – Saturday, November 29, 2014

3rd Annual Candy Cane Acres

6:30-9:30pm. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad Street (US-41), Brooksville. Gather your family and friends to enjoy the holiday light display and Christmas Village. Visit Mrs. Claus' kitchen and decorate your own cookie, see the Parade of Trees, stop by Santa's workshop and make a craft to take home, and have fun at the Magical Playland. Cuddle up for an old Florida-style sleigh ride, stop at the live Nativity Scene, then enjoy some hot chocolate, hot cider, eggnog and holiday treats. Admission is $10.00 per carload, which includes 10 free tickets for food and drinks. 352-796-4552 /http://www.hernandofairgrounds.com

 

Friday, November 28 – Saturday, November 29, 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, November 29, 2014

Brooksville City Nights: Main Street Evening Market

4:00-9:00pm. Downtown Brooksville. The Saturday market returns to downtown Brooksville! Taking place under the twinkling lights of downtown, Brooksville City Nights is a fresh market like no other! You'll find unique cuisine, arts, vintage crafts, organic and local produce, entertainment, street vendors and more. Bring a chair to relax under the stars and evening lights, chat with friends, or cruise Main Street for your shopping delight. For more information, call Lisa at 352-428-9275, or email brooksvillecitynights@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, November 29, 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

 

Saturday, November 29 – Sunday, November 30, 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

 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Brookridge All-Stars Entertainment Presents The Marlinaires

7:00pm. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton Street, Brooksville. TheMarlinaires are a fantastic musical trio who prove that "the family who sings together clings together." Jack Marlin will dazzle you with his showmanship, displaying unparalleled skills on the guitar, fiddle and banjo. Jack's daughter, and lead vocalist, Michelle, will amaze you as she covers any genre with power, confidence and an energetic style all her own. Michelle's brother, Chris will delight you with rhythm guitar and vocals. With a repertoire including pop, country, rock, R&B and the classics, you will appreciate their level of professionalism and expertise resulting from over 60 years combined experience in the music industry. Tickets are $6.00 per person; season tickets (seven shows), $35.00. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 352-597-1357.

 

Use this one for cruise inTuesday, December 2, 2014

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

5:00-8:00pm. Chick-Fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd. (SR-50), Brooksville. 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 charity is Toys for Tots. For more information, call 1-800-708-0087 or emailkathyrn@monstertrans.com.

 

Wednesday, December 2, 2014

Suddenly in Command

7:00-9:30pm. Hernando Beach Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta Street, Hernando Beach. The program is designed for those not generally at the helm, and will help you to be prepared in case of an emergency. The fee is $10.00 per person and includes educational brochures. Registration starts one hour before the first class. For more information, call 352-397-5417. 

 

 Weeki Wachee River Lighted Boat Parade – Sign up Now! 
Boats needed for the Weeki Wachee RiverLighted Christmas Boat Parade

Saturday, December 13, 2014, starting at 6:30pm at Rogers Park, 7244 Shoal Line Blvd., Weeki Wachee. Attention all boaters; join us for a great way to celebrate Christmas in your boat….. The Weeki Wachee River Christmas Boat Parade will start at 6:30pm at the judging area in Rogers Park; from there the parade route will continue to Bayport Pier returning to Rogers Park. All boats will be judged for creativity, originality and the theme of their boat. If you would like to enter, your boat the entry fee is a gift card, cash donation or a new unwrapped toy for the Hernando County Dawn Center. Remember this is a nighttime event – the more lights on your boat the better! For more information, call 352-596-2852, email jr@weekiwacheemarina.com, or visit http://www.weekiwacheemarina.com

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Friday, December 5, 2014

5th Annual Light Up Ridge Manor Christmas Festival

6:00-9:00pm. Sunrise Plaza, 31150 Cortez Blvd. (SR-50), Brooksville. The holiday is alive and filled with fun at the annual evening of festivities and games. Children will be delighted by a special visit from Santa, plus games and activities, special prizes, yummy food and entertainment. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-796-0697, or visit http://www.hernandochamber.com.

 

Saturday, December 13, 2014
40th Annual Brooksville Christmas Parade
10:00am. Historic Downtown Brooksville. The Parade route begins at Oakwood Drive (next to the Hernando County School Board Office), proceeding down Howell Avenue to Main Street, crossing Jefferson and Broad Streets going North on Broad to Bell Avenue and ending at Jefferson and Bell. Bring your chair and your camera! Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Brooksville. http://www.kiwanisclubofbrooksville.org

 

Saturday, December 13, 2014
A Community Christmas Celebration
6:00-10:00pm. May-Stringer House Historical Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. You're invited to the festive community celebration, where you'll enjoy Christmas carolers, cookies and cocoa, and sharing the holiday season with friends. Santa will arrive to greet the children. Admission: Adults, $5.00; children ages six to 12, $2.00; under age 6, free. For information, visit http://www.hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com, or call 352-799-0129.

 

Saturday, December 20, 2014
Lunch with Santa
11:00am-3:00pm. 1885 Train Depot Museum/Russell Street Park, 70 Russell Street, Brooksville. Bring the family and friends for a special day at the Park! Santa will arrive by horse-drawn carriage at 11:00am; enjoy games, crafts and holiday activities for the children. Take a carriage ride ($5.00 per person) along part of the Good Neighbor Trail and through Brooksville. Combination tickets, $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for children under age twelve, include a tour of the museum. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. For more information, call 352-799-4766.

 

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