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The Week of April 10 to April 16 PLUS

The Week of April 17 to April 23

 

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Week of April 10 -  April 16, 2014


Friday, April 11 – Saturday, April 12, 2014

May-Stringer Historical Museum 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). 352-799-0129 / http://www.hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

 



Friday, April 11 – Sunday, April 14, 2014

Stringbreak Music Festival

Friday Noon-11:00pm; Saturday 11:00am-11:00pm; Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm. Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville. Enjoy the multi-stage Americana music fest featuring Roots Rock, Alternative Country, Newgrass and Bluegrass. Performers include The Original Duhks, Robin and Linda Williams, The Greencards, Chatham County Line, The David Mayfield Parade, Black Lillies, Honeycutters, The Sauceboss, The Ragbirds, The Wholetones and more! This event has a very organized youth program and is a family friendly event. Camping is available onsite and alternate lodging is nearby on State Road 50/Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville. 863-984-8445 / http://www.sertomayouthranch.org

 



Saturday, April 12, 2014

6th Annual Tunes at Twilight

7:00pm. Hernando Beach Club, 3145 Flamingo Blvd., Hernando Beach. Presented by the Hernando Symphony Orchestra, you are invited to relax by the Gulf waters for this special sunset concert. Please bring a chair for your comfort. Tickets are $10.00 each and are available at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, 352-683-5113 (http://www.stagewest.net) or they can be purchased at the door. http://www.hernandosymphony.com

 



Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spring Hill Writing Group

2:00-3:30pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. The group is open to anyone who writes, or would like to write, with the encouragement, support, and camaraderie of other writers. You will give, and receive, constructive feedback on writings. Writers and non-writers alike are welcome. The group meets twice monthly, on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. For more information, call 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

 



Saturday, April 12, 2014

Community Partners 5K Gator Run

8:30am, 5K Run begins; 9:30am, One-mile Fun Run begins. Anderson-Snow Park, 1360 Anderson-Snow Road, Spring Hill. This great way to start your day before heading out to the Blueberry Festival! Run or walk with the students of Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics in their annual community event. The first 250 participants are guaranteed a T-shirt and medal. The advance entry fee for either race is $20.00; on race day, $25.00, and $15.00 for Hernando County students. An entire family can enter for $20.00 and includes one T-shirt and one finisher medal. Checks should be payable to Community Partners with CK8, Inc., and delivered to Challenger K-8, 13400 Elgin Blvd., Spring Hill, FL For more information visit http://www.cpwithck8.org or http://www.active.com.

 



Saturday, April 12, 2014

Chinsegut Night Hike

7:00-9:00pm. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road (CR-476, one mile west of US-41N), Brooksville. Enjoy the stars and the sounds of the night on a guided night hike on the Chinsegut trails. The hike is approximately two miles. Please wear appropriate clothing and hiking shoes; bring water and a snack. For more information call, 352-754-6722 / http://www.MyFWC.com/Chinsegut.

 



Saturday, April 12, 2014

Creativity Workshop

3:30-5:00pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Inspire your creativity and awaken your artist within at the Creativity Workshop for adults. The workshop incorporates exercises recommended by books on creativity; allowing you to reach and expand your untapped creative side. No previous artistic experience is necessary. For more information, call 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

 



Saturday, April 12, 2014

Luna Fusion: Hurricane Hoopla 2014 – An Evening of Delight

7:30pm. The Arc Nature Coast Hurricane Shelter, 6495 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. The Luna Fusion Hurricane Hoopla promises to be a night beaming with surprises! You and your guests will be treated to stellar food, out of this world drinks, music, dancing, and entertainment that will transport your senses to a different place; all served up in an atmosphere that will leave you star-struck! Whether you are up for a night of glittering excitement or a relaxing opportunity to lounge under the stars and moonlit sky, the Luna Fusion will bring it all together! Tickets are $35.00 per person. Proceeds from this event benefit individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community. For more information, call 352-544-2322, ext. 109 or visit http://www.thearc-naturecoast.org.

 



Saturday, April 12 – Sunday April 13, 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, April 12 – Sunday, April 13, 2014

3rd Annual Official Florida Blueberry Festival

Saturday, April 12, 9:00am-8:00pm; Sunday, April 13, 9:00am-5:00pm. Throughout historic Downtown Brooksville. Celebrate the spring Blueberry Harvest with all things blueberry and more! Enjoy free musical entertainment, food concessionaires, and the Fresh from Florida Market featuring Florida grown blueberries and produce. Wander the area to take in the car show, street entertainers, artisans and craftspeople; browse and shop the 100 retail vendors offering a variety of items for purchase. Family activities include the Blueberry Patch Kids Zone, the Blueberry Theater, car show, the Blueberry Derby, and the Blue Mountain zip line rides. Admission: Adults age 18 and up, $5.00; ages 6 -17, $3.00; age 5 and under, free. Parking in official Blueberry parking lots is $4.00 per car. For more information, visit http://www.floridablueberryfestival.org. Or see attached flyer and event map.

 



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Theater: The Dixie Swim Club

2:00pm. Stage West Community Theater, 8329 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends, spanning a period of thirty-three years. The Dixie Swim Club is a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever. Tickets are $12.00 per person. To purchase tickets, or for information, call  352-683-5113. http://www.stagewest.net

 



Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Tribute to Duke Ellington

2:00-5:00pm. The Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Drive, Spring Hill. The Hernando Jazz Society proudly presents “A Tribute to Duke Ellington and the Royalty of Jazz.” The special guest performer will be Mr. John Lamb, a bassist who performed with the Duke Ellington Orchestra for more than ten years. This is a rare opportunity you won’t want to miss! A cash bar, food and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are free for HJS members; $10.00 per person, or $15.00 per couple, for non-members. For more information, call Bill at 352-799-9690.

 



Monday, April 14, 2014

The Library Helps With… Looking For Work

5:00-6:30pm. West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville. Have you been looking for work, a new job, or to advance in your current career? Beginning in April, you can attend a series of job searching and career development classes to help find that new job, land an interview, and move ahead in your career. The first in the series of classes focuses on looking for work, job searching skills, and recommended resources. Registration is online, in person, or by telephone. For more information, call 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

 



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Audubon Field Trip

8:00am. Meet in the parking lot at McKethan Lake Park, 15185 Broad Street (US-41 N), Brooksville. The parks are beautiful this time of year and the spring migration is in full swing! Join the group for an easy one-mile stroll around McKethan Lake and the trails. Bird watchers will enjoy searching for warblers, wrens, vireos, Summer Tanager and more! Swallow-tailed Kites are often seen putting on a show over the lake. After birding at Lake McKethan, you will move on to Lake Townsen and search the river and cypress swamp. Bring lunch to enjoy at the picnic area after the walk. Binoculars, appropriate shoes and clothing, insect repellant and sunscreen are suggested. The park fee is $2.00 per person. For additional information, call Eileen at 352-613-5289, or email naturecoastbirder5@yahoo.com.

 

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Tuesday, April 15, 2013

Recycle Tuesday!

4:00-5:30pm, Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Would you like to learn how to turn trash into treasures? Your Hernando County Public Library will teach you how during Recycle Tuesday. The program is for all ages; bring the whole family and go green by reusing and repurposing discarded items into useful creations and works of art. For more information, call 352-754-4043, or visit the library’s website at http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

 



Tuesday, April, 15, 2014

Crank Works Mountain Bike Night Ride

5:45pm. Meet at Tucker Hill Fire Tower, 26416 Croom Road (5.2 miles east of US-41), Brooksville. Join the adventurous night time ride through the off-road trails of the Croom Wildlife Management Area. Helmets and lights are required. Rides take place weekly on Tuesday and Thursday evening. For more information, call 352-593-4176. http://www.crankworksbikes.com

 



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Library Helps With… Looking For Work

5:00-6:30pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Have you been looking for work, a new job, or to advance in your current career? Beginning in April, you can attend a series of job searching and career development classes to help find that new job, land an interview, and move ahead in your career. The first in the series of classes focuses on looking for work, job searching skills, and recommended resources. Registration is online, in person, or by telephone. For more information, call 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

 

  Week of  April 17 - April 23, 2014



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Teen Anime Club

3:00-4:30pm. Hernando County Main Library, 238 Howell Avenue, Brooksville. Teens ages 12-18 are invited to participate in the Teen 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; registration is available through the Library’s Events Calendar on the website, http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us. For additional information, call 352-754-4043.

 



Thursday, April 17, 2014

LEGO Club

5:00-6:00pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Are you a fan of LEGOs? Join the new LEGO Club, where you will be able to build LEGO creations and meet other LEGO fans! Materials will be provided. The LEGO Club is for children, ages 8-12. Advance registration is not required, but encouraged. For more information, call 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

 



Thursday, April 17, 2014

“Great Decisions” Foreign Policy Discussion Group

11:00am-1:00pm. West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville. You are invited to join the newly formed 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. For more information, call 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

 

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Thursday, April 17, 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 and Jam Night with folks you know and new friends you’ll meet. The featured artist for the evening will be Carly Bak. Bring a covered dish to share, your chair and your own beverages, 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, April 18-Saturday, April 19, 2014

Theater: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19, 7:30pm. Saturday, April 19, matinee at 2:30pm. Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Avenue, Brooksville. The Live Oak Theater Company is pleased to present The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, adapted by Don Quinn, from the C.S. Lewis Story, and produced by special arrangements with the Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois. Additional music is provided by Mike Phipps, Peter Curtis, Jessica Lucas, and Randi Olsen. Each performance will be a dessert theatre experience, with seating available one-half hour prior to the show. In observance of Good Friday, the opening show on April 18 is free (no dessert). For other performances, tickets are $15.00 for adults; $5.00 for students age 18 and under with the purchase of an accompanying adult ticket. For information on the free performance tickets, or to purchase tickets for other performances, call 352-593-0027, or visit http://www.liveoaktheater.org.

 



Friday, April 18, 2014

Big Pine Hike

9:00am. Meet at Big Pine Tract. The Big Pine Tract of the Chinsegut Wildlife and Environmental Area has no formal street address. Travel north on US-41 to Old Crystal River Road; bearing left, the parking lot is approximately two miles north on the right side of the road. Join naturalist David Rakes for a guided hike of Big Pine, one of the region’s largest stands of old growth longleaf pines. Learn more about native plants and wildlife. The hike is roughly two miles. Please bring water, bug spray, sunscreen, and wear appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes.  Please pre-register at http://www.myfwc.com/calendar or call 352-754-6722.

 



Friday, April 18 – Saturday, April 19. 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). 352-799-0129 / http://www.hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

 



Friday, April 18 – Saturday, April 19, 2014

Theater: The Dixie Swim Club

8:00pm. Stage West Community Theater, 8329 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends, spanning a period of thirty-three years. The Dixie Swim Club is a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever. Tickets are $12.00 per person. To purchase tickets, or for information, call 352-683-5113. http://www.stagewest.net

 



Friday, April 18, 2014

Music Under the Oaks at The Farm: Songwriters Showcase Series

8:00-10:00pm. The Farm, 19234 Lake Lindsey Road (CR-476), Brooksville. Enjoy an outdoor evening of music and interviews of local musicians Cindy Bear and Mike Campbell. As always, you are welcome to bring your instruments to join the Jam, and a comfortable chair if you wish to just relax and enjoy the music. Admission and primitive camping by donation. 352-424-2655 / http://www.thefarmreport.webs.com

 



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Eat Your Words! Edible Book Contest…(Please register by April 14)

11:00am-1:00pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. What could be more fun than books and food? You are invited to enter the Eat Your Words: Edible Book Contest, where you don’t have to a food artist to enter and win! Simply make and bring and edible creation based on your favorite book! Edible books can look like a book in shape and form, be inspired by a book or author, be a pun of a book title, refer to a character, be a reproduction of a book cover, or just have something to do with books in general. Entries may be made from anything edible, as long as it can sit out for one to two hours without melting or spoiling. All entries must be family friendly. Inspiration can be found at Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/hernandolibrary/edible-books. For more information, or to register, call 352-754-4043 or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

 



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Wacky Water Egg Hunt at Buccaneer Bay-Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Times for Egg Hunt by age group: Kiddie pool hunt times: 11:00am age 3 and under; 12:00pm ages 4-6; Beach hunt times: 1:00pm ages 7-10; 2:00pm ages 11-13.

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way (corner US-19 and SR-50), Weeki Wachee. Enjoy the Mermaid shows, river boat ride, native wildlife presentation, and swimming at Buccaneer Bay. Park admission $13.00 for adults; $8.00 age 6-12; free age 5 and under. 352-532-5656 / http://www.weekiwachee.com

 

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Children in the Wild Series: Florida Mammals

10:00am-12:00pm. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road (CR-476, 1 mile west of US-41 N), Brooksville. The Chinsegut Conservation Education Team will teach children about Florida’s mammals. The program will include outdoor games and activities, a story, a conservation lesson, and a craft. This program is designed for children ages 3-7 years old. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Seating is limited; participants must be registered in advance. 352-754-6722 / http://www.MyFWC.com/Chinsegut

 



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Music Under the Oaks at The Farm:

4:00-8:00pm. The Farm, 19234 Lake Lindsey Road (CR-476 west of US-98), Brooksville. Enjoy Open Mic and Jam Night with folks you know and new friends you’ll meet. The featured artist for the evening will be Charlie Groth (8:30-9:30pm); Jam from 9:30 until the cows come home. 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

 



Saturday, April 19, 2014

1st Annual Easter 5K Race and One Mile Fun Run

Registration begins, 6:00am; Race time, 7:30am. Tucker Hill Fire Tower, 26416 Croom Road  (5.2 miles east of US-41), Brooksville. The Hernando County Road Runners invite you to enjoy an early morning jaunt on the beautiful trails of the Withlacoochee State Forest. Prior to April 10, the entry fee for the 5K race is $20.00; on the day of the race, $25.00. The entry fee for the One Mile Fun Run is $5.00 and may be paid on the day of the race. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 150 runners in the 5K race. Easter baskets and goodies will be given to all who finish the Fun Run plus children will enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt after each race. For more information, or to register, call Eric at 352-573-7731. Registration forms can also be found at http://www.coolrunning.com.

 



Saturday, April 19, 2014

2nd Annual Romance of Yesteryear: A Tribute to the Titanic

Two seatings: 11:00am or 1:00pm. The Tilted Teacup, 200 W. Fort Dade Avenue, Brooksville. You are invited to a 1912-themed Full High Tea in Tribute to the Titanic. Guests are encourage to attend in Edwardian-style attire of the period. A replica of the Heart of the Ocean necklace will be given away at each seating. The cost is $24.95 for adults; $20.95 for children ages 8-12. Reservations are required. For more information, or to make your reservation, call 352-593-4111.

 



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Hop n’ Glo

5:30-9:00pm. Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. Join the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals for an evening of great fun! Youngsters age two to four will delight in the Daylight Easter Egg Hunt. Older children and adults will enjoy the Glow-in-the-Dark egg hunt, Glow-in-the-Dark face painting, and a Black Light Dance Floor. Admission is $2.00 per person, age two and older. For more information, call 352-796-0697. http://www.hernandochamber.com

 



Sunday, April 20, 2014

Theater: The Dixie Swim Club

2:00pm. Stage West Community Theater, 8329 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends, spanning a period of thirty-three years. The Dixie Swim Club is a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever. Tickets are $12.00 per person. To purchase tickets, or for information, call 352-683-5113. http://www.stagewest.net

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The Hogan Law Firm Charity Fishing Tournament to Benefit HPHhospice
Captain’s Dinner April 24, 2014 at Anderson Snow Park

Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Angler Enthusiast $100
Must have your own boat.

May 3, 2014
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bayport, Florida
Register by March 31, 2014, and receive a $25 early registration discount.

7:00 a.m. Check-in/Registration/Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Cast-off
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Fishing Time
3:00 p.m. Catch “Measure” in
4:00 p.m. Silent Auction Opens
4:30 p.m. Dinner – US Coast Guard Auxiliary 4340 Calienta St, Hernando Beach 34607
6:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Sixth Annual Charitable Fishing Tournament. HPH Hospice is a not-for-profit, community-based organization that provides innovative, skilled, medical care to indivuduals facing a terminal illness and compassionate support to family members. HPH provides hospice care to about 600 residents of Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties on a daily basis wherever they call home. The agency’s staff and volunteers are dedicated to meeting the indivudual needs of each patient and upholding one’s dignity. HPH’s mission is where excellence in compassionate care maximizes quality of life. To this end, HPH is fully committed to serving and honorin each person’s dignity, self respect and individuality.

It is for these reasons that the Hogan Law Firm believes that HPH is worthy of benefitting from this charitiable event. This tournament has raised nearly $100,000 dollars for HPH Hospice over the last five years. We want you to be a part of this great event.

Conntact The Hogan Law Firm at (352) 799-8423 or visit http://www.HFL-FishingTournament.com for more details.