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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5TH – THE OLIVE FESTIVAL

10:00am. The Olive Grove, 15016 Rester Drive (off Grove Road), Brooksville. Enjoy a full day of live entertainment, hands-on fun, and prizes. Workshops, beginning at 11:00am, will run throughout the day to learn soap making, how to cure olives, and making ancient-style olive oil lamps. The DeLei'ed Parrots Trop Rock Band will open the festival and set the

stage with their Key West-Margaretville style. Bring your beach balls, your coolers and your appetites! The Sauce Boss, Bill Wharton, will entertain, and as always, he'll cook up a huge pot of Vegetarian Seafood Gumbo – with a free bowl for everyone! Then, Amber Lynn Nicol takes the stage with her full band, playing songs from her latest CD, "Seven". Musicians

will stay late for the Fireside and Guitar Folk Circle at 6:00pm. Coolers welcome, Well behaved pets welcome. All day fun and enjoyment. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 352-345-5940, or visit http://www.floridaconcerts.org.

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 Week of September 25 - October 1, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014
Banned Books Week Celebration


3:30-5:00pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. The discussion will focus on the book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelo, and the reasons it has been censored. The autobiography ranked number three on the list of books most challenged during the 1990's, the number six on the 2000-2009 list. 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 26, 2014
Chamber of Commerce Open House


10:00am-6:00pm. Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive (off Spring Hill Drive at the Airport Industrial Park entrance), Brooksville. You're invited to join the Chamber staff and friends as they celebrate their first open house with raffles, door prizes, food and beverages. You'll learn about the Chamber and the many services and programs it offers, and have the opportunity for some great networking. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-796-0697, or visithttp://www.hernandochamber.com

 

Friday, September 26 – Saturday, September 27, 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

 

golf5.jpgFriday, September 26, 2014
10th Annual Children's Charity Golf Tournament 

 

11:00am, Registration and light lunch; 1:00pm, Shotgun start. Southern Hills Plantation Club, 4200 Summit Drive (off US-41S), Brooksville. Get out on the greens for a round of challenging and enjoyable golf while  supporting local children's charities. A buffet dinner, awards presentations and a silent auction will follow. Register online at http://www.springhillkiwanis.org. For more information, call 352-263-7829, or email nero280@aol.com.

 

trash-cleanup-group.jpgSaturday, September 27, 2014
National Public Lands Day: Volunteer Workday at

Lake Townsen Preserve


9:00am. Lake Townsen Park, 28011 Lake Lindsey Road (CR-476), Brooksville. Help clean up one of Hernando County's newly-designated Environmentally Sensitive Land preserves, and the future location of a planned gopher tortoise recipient site. Volunteers will clear trash and debris from areas scheduled for habitat restoration. Work will be completed by noon; an optional guided nature walk, showcasing the sand hills, will be offered after the work session. Please bring work gloves, eye protection, insect repellent, sunscreen, drinking water and a five-gallon bucket; also rakes, hoes and hand-cutters, if you have them. For more information, call 352-754-4057, or emailjking@hernandocounty.us.

 

Saturday, September 27, 2014
National Public Lands Day: Weeki Wachee Springs State Park


9:00am-12:00pm. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way (US-19), Weeki Wachee. You can be a part of the national effort by joining the Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. Volunteers will help with removing invasive plants, setting new plants, cleaning and maintaining trails and other areas within the Park. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and work gloves; bring water, sunscreen and insect repellent; also pruning saws, loppers, shovels and hand tools for planting, if available. A free one-day pass will be provided to early registrants who reply to denise.tenuto@att.net, or by calling 352-592-5656/Ext. 11. For more information, visit
http://www.facebook.com/FriendsoftheWeekiWacheeSprings/events.

 

Saturday, September 27, 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, September 27, 2014
St. Anthony Columbiettes Annual Tea


1:00-3:30pm. Heffernan Hall at St. Anthony's Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd. (SR-50 bypass), Brooksville. Don your prettiest tea party hat and enjoy a special afternoon of tea, and delectable goodies. There will be an auction, a hat contest and a raffle. Tickets are $12.00 for adults; $7.00 for children. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 352-796-2096, or 352-799-0901.

 

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Swap Meet


8:00am-3:00pm. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way (US-19N), Brooksville. Drop by the Clubhouse to swap, sell, trade, barter or give away items including pistols, rifles, shotguns, knives, archery equipment, and firearm related items. Admission for Sportsman Club members is free; non-members, $3.00 per person. Table rentals are available at $10.00 for members; $20.00 for non-members. To rent a table, for other information, call 352-597-9931 or visithttp://www.hernandosportsmansclub.com.

 

Bark IslandSaturday, September 27, 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.

 

NightMazeSaturday, September 27 – Sunday, September 28, 2014

(weekends through November 2nd)
Fall Corn Maze and Farm Activities


10:00am-5:00pm (last admission, 4:00pm). Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Rd, Masaryktown. The annual fall maze opens for the season, and you won't want to miss a moment of the fun! Work your way through sunflower-lined paths to get back to the open fields of the farm! Enjoy children's activities, farm animals, hay rides, the pumpkin patch, and shopping at the fresh produce barn. Please wear closed-toe shoes and sunscreen; a camera is suggested. Admission: age 12 years and up, $9.50; age three to 11 years, $5.00; age two and under, free. For more information, call 352-279-0977, or visit http://www.sweetfieldsfarm.com.

 

Saturday, September 27 – Sunday, September 28, 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 27 – Sunday, September 28, 2014
Mermaid Encounter (Final weekend)


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 Park number, 352-592-5656, between 9:00am-5:00pm, or visithttp://www.weekiwachee.com.

 

Saturday, September 27 – Sunday, September 28, 2014
Maze at Harvest Moon Farm


Saturdays and Sundays through November 2nd; 10:00am-5:00pm (last ticket sold: 4:00pm). Harvest Moon Farm, 15990 Stur Street, Masaryktown. Work your way through the five-acre maze, featuring five mazes in one! Enjoy all the attractions and activities — Spookley the Pumpkin, the Cow Train, the Corn Box, the Barnyard Playground and games, corn ball, and more! Vendors may require additional cost, such as for face painting and food. Please wear closed-toe shoes and hat sunscreen; camera's are suggested. Tickets for adults and children age three and up, $11.95 per person; children age two and under, free. For more information, call 1-800-373-4811, or emailharvestmoonfarm77@yahoo.com.

 

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Concert: Hernando Youth Orchestra


3:00-4:00pm. Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S. Main Street, Brooksville. The Hernando Youth Orchestra opens its 2014 concert season with a Matinee of Classic Masterworks. The orchestra, which includes nearly 40 musicians between the ages of five and twenty-one, will perform selections from Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Rossini and others. A small group of adult mentors will also perform with the orchestra. Donations will accepted. The orchestra is a volunteer organization open to all young musicians at no cost. For more information, visithttp://www.hernandoyouthorchestra.org.

 

Tuesday, September 30, 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 

 

casual-painting-class.jpgTuesday, September 30, 2014
Art Attack!


5:00pm-6:00pm. West Hernando Branch Library, 9335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville. Is there a budding artist in your family? You child will be inspired by famous artists and works of art. Children between the suggested ages of six through twelve will learn about a famous artist and then create their own work of art. All materials are provided. Registration is recommended. For more information, or to register, call 352-754-4031, or visit http://www.hcpl.lib.fl.us/

Week of  October 2 - October 8, 2014

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Thursday, October 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 cruise-in benefits the Habitat for Humanity. For more information, call 1-800-708-0087 or emailkathyrn@monstertrans.com.

 

Thursday, October 2, 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 

 

guitar_strum.jpgThursday, October 2, 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, October 2, 2014
Florida Friendly Landscaping Program: Centuries of Landscaping


10:30am-12:00pm. West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville. Learn about the history of landscaping, and how Florida-friendly landscaping evolved. Please pre-register online athttp://www.hernandocountylibrary.us, or call 352-754-4043.

 

jack-o-lantern.jpgFriday, October 3 – November 1, 2014           
Pumpkin Patch Pickin's         


Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am-7:00pm; Sunday, 12:30-7:00pm. Closed Monday. Seven Acres Farm, 5369 California Street, Brooksville. C'mon out to the biggest pumpkin patch ever, where you'll choose your prize pumpkin from more  than you can imagine! There will be a spooky trail and games for the kids, and farm-fresh eggs, honey and boiled peanuts for the adults. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 727-207-6865, email sevenacresfarm@hotmail.com, or visit http://www.facebook.com/picksevenacres

 

repotting-flowers.jpgFriday, October 3 – Saturday, October 4, 2014
Annual Fall Plant Sale


9:00am-2:00pm. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1485 Parker Avenue, Spring Hill. The nursery will be filled with color and unusual varieties of plants. Gift certificates are now available, so you can do a little holiday gift shopping at the same time! Refreshments will be available for purchase in the Gardens. Pet adoptions will also be onsite, so you may find a "furever" friend to take home! 352-683-9933 / http://www.naturecoastgardens.com 

 

Friday, October 3 – Saturday, October 4, 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, October 4, 2014
Teen Anime Club


11:00am-12:30pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. 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.

 

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Hernando County Sheriff's National Night Out


5:00-9:00pm. Target Parking Lot, 3010 Aerial Way (off Spring Hill Drive), Spring Hill. You're invited to share the fun of "National Night Out." The free event includes activities for children, teens, adults and families with entertainment, food, games, live shows, giveaways, and demonstrations. Don't miss this fun-filled evening with the Sheriff's Office, Hernando County Fire Rescue, Target, Monster Transmission, Chick-Fil-A, and over 60 other agencies, businesses and organizations! For more information, call 352-797-3608.

 

Saturday, October 4, 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, October 4, 2014
Mud Endeavor V Brooksville


9:00am. 29251 Wildlife Lane, Brooksville. The event returns to the birthplace of Mud Endeavor! This unique location in central Florida provides extreme terrain not common to Florida's topography, with 100-foot elevation changes that bring a whole new aspect to mud obstacle course racing. Access to lots of water means lots of mud, and the best part is that friends and family can watch from the spectator viewing area with more than 75% of the course totally visible for spectators. Early registration is now open at http://www.mudendeavor.com. For more information, call 352-588-0323.

 

Saturday, October 4, 2014
4-H Benefit Trap Tournament


8:00am Registration for shooters; 9:00am. Tournament begins. Hernando County Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way (US-19, approx. 9 miles N of Weeki Wachee), Brooksville. The tournament consists of four rounds of 25 shots each. Trophies will be awarded to winners in youth, adult and senior categories. Please bring your own shotgun, ammo, and lawn chair for a day of great fun. The cost is $35.00 per trap shooter if registered before September 27th; late registration is $40.00. Lunch will be provided to all participants. For more information, contact Ken at 352-797-0409.

 

fishing-pole-handles.jpgSaturday, October 4, 2014
Kiwanis Katch Fishing Tournament

(Deadline to register: September 29)


Check-in, 5:00am; Lines in, 7:00am. Bayport Boat Ramp, 4140 Cortez Blvd, Spring Hill. This team tournament allows four anglers per boat. All fish must be caught on rod and reel; eligible species for the tournament include Redfish, Black Drum, Trout, Cobia, Grouper, Mackerel, Sheepshead, and Snapper. The entry fee is $50.00 per angler, and includes a t-shirt and a BBQ dinner following the weigh-in and prize payouts for first, second and third place teams. Tournament rules and registration information are online at http://www.kiwanisclubofbrooksville.org.

 

man-enjoying-wine.jpgSaturday, October 4, 2014
Relay for Life Wine Tasting Fundraiser 


7:00-9:00pm. Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery, 17819 Forge Drive, Spring Hill. Come join us for a fun evening of light hors d'oeuvres and wine tasting. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Tickets: $15.00 per person, or /$25.00 per couple. To purchase tickets, or for information, call Marsha at 352-796-5490, Lydia at 352- 796-6966, or Strong Tower, 352-799-7612. http://www.strongtowervineyard.com 

 

the-sauce-bossSunday, October 5, 2014
Fall Harvest Olive Festival


10:00am. The Olive Grove, 15016 Rester Drive (off Grove Road), Brooksville. Enjoy a full day of live entertainment, hands-on fun, and prizes. Workshops, beginning at 11:00am, will run throughout the day to learn soap making, how to cure olives, and making ancient-style olive oil lamps. The DeLei'ed Parrots Trop Rock Band will open the festival and set the stage with their Key West-Margaretville style. Bring your beach balls, your coolers and your appetites! The Sauce Boss, Bill Wharton, will entertain, and as always, he'll cook up a huge pot of Vegetarian Seafood Gumbo – with a free bowl for everyone! Then, Amber Lynn Nicol takes the stage with her full band, playing songs from her latest CD, "Seven". Musicians will stay late for the Fireside and Guitar Folk Circle at 6:00pm. Coolers welcome, Well behaved pets welcome. All day fun and enjoyment. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 352-345-5940, or visit http://www.floridaconcerts.org 

 

Saturday, October 4 – Sunday, October 5, 2014 (weekends through November 2nd)
Fall Corn Maze and Farm Activities


10:00am-5:00pm (last admission, 4:00pm). Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Rd, Masaryktown. The annual fall maze opens for the season, and you won't want to miss a moment of the fun! Work your way through sunflower-line paths to get back to the open fields of the farm! Enjoy children's activities, farm animals, hay rides, the pumpkin patch, and shopping at the fresh produce barn. Please wear closed-toe shoes; sunscreen and a camera is suggested. Admission: age 12 years and up, $9.50; age three to 11 years, $5.00; age two and under, free. For more information, call 352-279-0977, or visithttp://www.sweetfieldsfarm.com.

 

Saturday, October 4 – Sunday, October 5, 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, October 4 – Sunday, October 5, 2014
Maze at Harvest Moon Farm


Saturdays and Sundays through November 2nd; 10:00am-5:00pm (last ticket sold: 4:00pm). Harvest Moon Farm, 15990 Stur Street, Masaryktown. Work your way through the five-acre maze, featuring five mazes in one! Enjoy all the attractions and activities — Spookley the Pumpkin, the Cow Train, the Corn Box, the Barnyard Playground and games, corn ball, and more! Vendors may require additional cost, such as for face painting and food. Please wear closed-toe shoes; hat, sunscreen and camera are suggested. Tickets for adults and children age three and up, $11.95 per person; children age two and under, free. For more information, call 1-800-373-4811, or email harvestmoonfarm77@yahoo.com.

 

Sunday, October 6, 2014
Brookridge All-Stars Entertainment Presents: The Sounds of Will Yancy


7:00pm. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton Street, Brooksville. Born in Melbourne, Arizona, Will Yancy came from a musical family and started singing at a very early age. From Englebert to Elvis, George Jones to Buddy Holly, Will's smooth vocals span the most favored musical genres to ensure an unforgettable evening for all. Tickets are $6.00 per person; season tickets (seven shows), $35.00. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 352-597-1357.

 

spaghetti.jpgTuesday, October 7, 2014
Papa Joe's Annual Spaghetti Day


11:30am-7:00pm. Papa Joe's Restaurant Parking Lot, 6244 Spring Lake Hwy. (off Cortez Blvd/SR-50), Brooksville. Yes, indeed, Papa Joe is hosting the annual 99-cents Spaghetti Day, as a stop-to-pick-up, or drive-thru feast! The parking lot of the restaurant site will be alive with entertainment, so don't miss this annual gathering to meet up with friends and say hello to Papa Joe! For information, visit http://www.papajoes.org.

 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Viva Florida 501 Book Discussion


1:30-3:00pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. You are invited to join the group for a book discussion of Alligators in B-Flat, by Jeff Klinkenberg. This collection of essays by the Tampa Bay Times journalist captures the old, secret swamps and forests where alligators rule.  Registration is not required, but copies of the book are limited. Please call ahead to reserve a copy for your use. 352-754-4043 /http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us 

 

Tuesday, October 7, 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 the Habitat for Humanity. For more information, call 1-800-708-0087 or emailkathyrn@monstertrans.com.

 

Tuesday, October 7, 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 

 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
LEGO Club


5:00-6:00pm. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Brooksville. Are you a fan of LEGOs? Children ages eight through 12 are invited to join the LEGO club where you will be able to build new LEGO creations and meet other LEGO fans. Materials are provided; registration is recommended. To register, or for more information, call 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Florida Friendly Landscaping Program: Cool Season Vegetable Gardening


10:30am-12:00pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Brooksville. The fall and winter months offer an opportunity for delicious treats from the earth! Learn how to plan and plant a successful fall and winter vegetable garden. Please pre-register online athttp://www.hernandocountylibrary.us, or call 352-754-4043.

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Friday, October 10, 2014
Annual Chamber Beach Bash: "Life's A Beach


5:00pm-11:00pm. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way (US-19 & SR 50), Weeki Wachee. You're invited to join "Chamber Island" as the Zombies invade the little hideaway! Travel the Zombie trail and Identifier; enjoy dinner, entertainment and networking at the biggest party of the year! Tickets are $15.00 per person, available at http://www.hernandochamber.com, or by calling 352-796-0697.

 

Croom ZoomSaturday, October 11, 2014
John Holmes Trail Run – 50K, 16M & 9M


7:00am, 50K race begins; 8:00am; 16M/9M races begin. All races start and end at Tucker Hill Fire Tower, 26416 Croom Rd. (CR-480), Brooksville. The Southeast's oldest 50K, formerly called the Croom Trail 50K, takes place on the Croom Hiking Trail through central Florida's long leaf pines, scrub oak covered hills, past creek bottoms and cypress ponds. All 50K finishers receive an award, along with the top finishers for the 16M/9M. Trophies are awarded for overall and masters winners. Enjoy the post-race picnic feast of grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, fruit, snacks, and desserts. For entry fees, and registration information, visit http://www.johnholmestrailrun.com/.

 

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Annual WeekiStock Celebration


12:00-6:00pm. Becky Jack's Food Shack, 8070 Cortez Blvd. (CR-550), Weeki Wachee. It's that time of year again; come celebrate local musicians, artisans, and crafters. Live music and entertainment, drum circle, food and drink specials, fresh produce doggie treats, and raffles are just some of the fun activities that await you! Bring your canine pal, dressed for the occasion, for the doggie-costume contest (judging at 3:00pm). Joe will be grilling fabulous burgers and Kim will offer a craft beer sampling at 4:00pm. The full menu is also available all day. For more information, or to participate as a vendor, call Ashlee at 352-556-5757, or Kim at 813-600-9495. http://www.beckyjacks.com

 

Dog PirateFriday, October 17 – Saturday, October 18, 2014
24th Annual Halloween Harvest Festival 


6:00pm-10:00pm. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad Street (US-41), Brooksville. Presented by Hernando County Parks and Recreation and the Hernando County Fair Association, this is fun for the entire family! Face painting, games, food, hay rides, contests and a haunted house are just some of the spooky activities. Admission: Free. Game tickets are four for $1.00; the Hay Ride is $2.00 per person; and the Haunted House entry fee is $3.00 per person. October 17th specialty events include the Pet Masquerade contest (7:00pm) followed by a pet parade. Registration is at 6:30pm; the entry fee is $2.00 per pet. October 18th features the Costume Contest (7:00pm) for all ages. Registration is at 6:00pm; the entry fee is $2.00 per child. 352-754-4031 /http://www.hernandocounty.us/parks_rec

 

Friday, October 17 – Saturday, October 18, 2014
Wild n' Wicked Nights


7:00-10:00pm. Gates open, 6:30pm. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way (US-19), Weeki Wachee. See the Mermaids' "Tail of Darkness" underwater show! Family fun includes "The Haunted Fairytale," presented by John Leggio; the Haunted House, Goblin's Revenge, Terror in the Woods, Kid's Fun Maze, the Peek-a-Boo Trail, a costume contest, a scream contest, and more!  Park admission: Adults: $6.00; age 6-12, 4.00. 352-592-5656 / http://www.weekiwachee.com

 

Friday, October 17 – Saturday, October 18, 2014
Happy Halloween Train Ride 


7:00-10:00pm. Crews Lake Park, 16739 Crews Lake Drive, Spring Hill. All aboard! See what awaits you around the next turn as you take a special Halloween train ride through the woods at Crews Lake Wilderness Park. The cost is $5.00 per person; children age two and under, free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. For additional information, call (727) 267-7161, or visit http://www.cpgrr.org.

 

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Things to do in Hernando County Tourism Week of Sept 17 to Sept 24, 2014

September 16, 2014

 Hernando County Week of September 18 - September 24, 2014 Thursday, September 18, 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 […]

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