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It is forcast to be Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM EDT on July 25, 2014
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It is forcast to be Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM EDT on July 26, 2014
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It is forcast to be Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM EDT on July 27, 2014
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It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM EDT on July 28, 2014
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It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM EDT on July 29, 2014
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It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM EDT on July 30, 2014
Partly Cloudy
91°/75°



 Week of July 17 -  July 23, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
About Boating Safety

7:00-9:30pm. Hernando Beach Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta Street, Hernando Beach. The beginner program will teach safe boating practices, use of safety equipment, navigation and Florida law. The completion of the course satisfies the requirement for a Florida Boating Safety I.D. The fee is $35.00 per person and includes the text materials. Registration starts one hour before the first class. For more information, call 352-754-5417

 
violin-playing.jpgThursday, July 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 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 17, 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 are required. Rides take place weekly on Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 352-593-4176, or visit http://www.crankworksbikes.com

 
Friday, July 19 – Saturday, July 20, 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, July 19, 2014
Central Florida Disc Dog UpDog Challenge

Starting at 5:30pm. Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. This is a competition you won't want to miss! The Central Florida Disc Dog UpDog Challenge features high flying discs vs. high jumping dogs. Owners and their canine pals share the love of recreational time together as well as the competitiveness of the sport. There will be a limit of 25 spots per game, so register now to secure your spot! http://updogchallenge.com/events/spring-hill-fl-july-19th/. Come out to cheer the teams and enjoy incredible canine athleticism and excitement. Free. http://www.usddn.com or http://www.cfdiscdogs.com

 
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Family Beach Bash

6:00-9:00pm. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Join the Friends of Weeki Wachee at a special evening for the family! You'll enjoy water fun, music, raffles and prizes, all at family-friendly prices. The event is set up for elementary-school-aged children and younger. Proceeds from the event will benefit planned improvements at the Park. Admission is $5.00 per person; age two and under, free. For more information, call 352-345-9787, or email 79cass@gmail.com.

 
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Artifact ID Day

10:00am-2:00pm. Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road (off US-41 / Snow Memorial Highway), Brooksville. You are invited to bring your special treasures; arrowheads, pottery and historic artifacts, for experts to examine and identify. Enjoy this opportunity to share your own collection; table space will be provided at no charge for your display (no buying or selling of artifacts at the event). Mr. Gary Ellis, of the Gulf Archeology Research Institute, will give a special presentation (11:00am) about the artifacts being found on Chinsegut Hill during its current restoration process. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information, call 352-799-5400.

 
Saturday, July 19, 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, July 19 – Sundays, July 20, 2014
Mermaid Encounter

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

 
Saturday, July 19 – Sunday, July 20, 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.

 
Tuesday, July 22, 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 are required. Rides take place weekly on Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 352-593-4176, or visit http://www.crankworksbikes.com

 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Free Class on Organic Fall Vegetable Gardening

10:30 a.m. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Dr., Spring Hill. Learn how to plan and plant a successful fall vegetable garden using only organic and sustainable principals. The class will be offered by UF/IFAS Extension Horticulture Agent, Dr. Bill Lester. Registration is not required, but seating is limited on a first come, first seated basis. For more information, call 352-754-4433 or visit http://www.extension.hernandocounty.us

Week of  July 24 - July 30, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 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, July 24, 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 are required. Rides take place weekly on Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 352-593-4176, or visit http://www.crankworksbikes.com

  
Friday, July 25 – Saturday, July 26, 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, July 26, 2014
Stage West Community Playhouse 2014 HAMI Awards

6:30pm. The Palace Grand, 285 Della Drive (off US-19 S), Spring Hill. Celebrate the best of the shows, sets, music, and performances of the 2013-14 Stage West season, as the theater presents its annual HAMI Awards — Stage West's version of the Tony Awards. Enjoy a delicious meal as you meet and mingle with the local stars! Tickets are $20.00 per person; a cash bar will be available. For more information, call 352-683-5113, or email stagewest@att.net.

  
Saturday, July 26, 2014
High Tide Tea Party

4:15pm. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way (US-19), Weeki Wachee. The High Tide Tea Party offers your child (ages 3-12) a tea party with several of the World Famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids! This fantasy experience will be unforgettable when your little mermaid hears stories of the sea, and receives a mystical makeover with her very own mermaid costume, and a photo opportunity with her Mer-Sisters. Little Mermaids will sip on Seawater and snack on Seaweed roll-ups and Mercakes. Seating is limited to 12 little mermaids per Tea Time, which begins at 4:15pm and lasts one hour. Children must be accompanied by an adult, though parents/guardians will not be allowed to participate in this event. The cost per child is $175.00, which also includes admission to the park for two adults and one child. Reservations are required; credit cards accepted for phone registrations. Proceeds from this event benefit the Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. For more information, call the park at 352-592-5656. http://www.weekiwachee.com

  
Market on MainSaturday, July 26, 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, July 26 – Sunday, July 27, 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.

  
Mermaid KissSaturday, July 26 – Sundays, July 27, 2014
Mermaid Encounter

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

  
Monday, July 28, 2014
Oak Hill Hospital and H2U Partner's Club Present "An Afternoon Tea on the Titanic"

2:00-4:00pm. Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. The hilariously funny comedy skit will be presented by professional actors Martin Hillier and Peter Konowicz, who state, "We are going to whisk you off to 1912 for a tongue in cheek look back at all the goings on aboard the world's most famous luxury submarine!" In the outrageous comic sketch, the uptight and humorless Scottish 1st Officer of Titanic, William McMaster Murdoch, will desperately try to convince the world's richest man, Mr. Benjamin Guggenheim, in his befuddled after dinner state, that he should follow him to the last life boat before the ship sinks, with unexpected and hilarious results! "Titanic may be the bottom of the ocean but we've plumbed the depths of these two jokers," he added. Tea and Crumpets will be served. Admission is free and open to all who wish an opportunity to learn about the wonderful programs offered to seniors in our community through the H2U Partner's Club and the Oak Hill Hospital volunteer association. For more information, call 352-597-6383.

  
Tuesday, July 29, 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

Quick Links…More Things To Do!
Now through September 24, 2014

It's open season for scallops in Hernando County!

Diving for your own diner is a fun and unique opportunity for visitors and locals alike; from June 28 – Sept 24, 2014, scallops await divers of all ages in the shallow waters of the Gulf.

 

Scallop diving is both easy and inexpensive; all that is required is a boat (or boat captain that will deliver you to the scallop beds), a swim mask, snorkel, small mesh bag and a divers-down flag (required by law). In shallow water, it is possible to wade for scallops in the seagrass, or to collect them from a shallow-draft boat using a dip net or landing net, but these methods are not very productive. Most scallopers go by boat into water 4 to 10 feet deep where they anchor, put up their dive flag, and snorkel over the beds, collecting the scallops by hand and placing them into a small mesh bag tied to their waists. (Don't put them into your pockets, they pinch!) Visit http://www.naturallyhernando.org/things-to-do/scallops for more information.

 Future Features
gun showSaturday, August 9 – Sunday, August 10, 2014
Brooksville Knife and Gun Show

Saturday, August 9, 9:00am-5:00pm; Sunday, August 10, 9:00am-4:00pm. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad Street (US-41 south), Brooksville. The Hernando Sportsmans Club hosts their annual 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.

 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Croom ZoomRed Mule Runners Labor Day 5K Race 
Registration 6:30am; Race starts 8:00am. McKethan Lake Park, 15185 Broad Street (US-41), 7 miles N of Brooksville. Enjoy the cool shade of the Withlacoochee State Forest as you compete to in this timed race. Enjoy DJ entertainment, refreshments and fresh fruit following the race. Awards will be presented to overall male and female winners, first through third place in various age divisions, and first through fifth place for the 14-19 age group.


 

rifleSaturday, August 30 – Sunday, August 31, 2014

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