Hernando! Are You READY for the 4th of July?

Two Weeks of Things to Do in Hernando from July 2nd to July 15th, 2015

 

 

Thursday, July 2, 2015 

Florida-Friendly Landscaping Series: Rude Guests in the Garden 

 

10:30-11:30am. West Hernando Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Brooksville, 34613. Learn which plant species to avoid and how to deal with the invasive plants that have taken up residence in your yard. Registration is not required; seating is first come, first served. For information, contact Lilly at 352-540-6230, or visithttp://www.extension.hernandocounty.us 
 

Thursday, July 2, 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, July 2, 2015

Socrates Caf? 

 

5:00-6:45pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608. Do you enjoy thought-provoking questions that spark lively debate and discussion? Socrates Caf? provides an opportunity for open-minded, respectful individuals to engage in an intellectual conversation about subjects of general interest. No preparation, no assigned reading; just active minds actively asking and answering questions. With the assistance of a facilitator, participants apply the Socratic Method to delve into meaningful questions we don't often have time to ponder in our daily lives. This month's topic is "Should we have a world government?" For more information, call 352-754-4043. http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us 
 

Friday, July 3 – Saturday, July 4, 2015 

Ghost Tour 

8:00-10:00pm. May-Stringer Historical Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville, 34601. Legend has it that the 160-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 4, 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 

 

july-fourth-sparkler.jpgSaturday, July 4, 2015

Firecracker Smash 'm Up 

 

4:00pm. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad Street (US-41), Brooksville, 34601. A great day to celebrate America with fireworks and fun for the entire family! Come out to the fairgrounds for music, games, contests, food, and the Demolition Derby! A colorful and sparkling fireworks display will top off the evening. Parking, $5.00; Demolition Derby: Adults, $10.00; Children to age 12, $5.00. For information, call 352-796-4552, or visit http://www.hernandofairgrounds.com.
 

Saturday, July 4, 2015 

Machine Gun Shoot 

9:30am-3:00pm. The Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way (US-19, just 9 miles N of Weeki Wachee), Brooksville, 34614. You're invited to the range for lots of noise and fun! Several cars, trucks, and assorted targets will be destroyed! You must bring your own machine gun. Participants must be 18 years or older to shoot. Spectator admission is $2.00; children under age 15, free with paid adult admission. Please bring your own eye and ear protection, even if you are a spectator, especially for small children. Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase in the clubhouse for lunch. 352-597-9931 / http://www.hernandosportsmansclub.com 
 
Saturday, July 4 – Sunday, July 5, 2015

Legendary Sirens Performance 

Special perfomances: 12:00 and 2:00pm. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way (corner US-19 & SR-50), Spring Hill, 34606. 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. 352-592-5656 /http://www.weekiwachee.com 
 
Saturday, July 4 – Sunday, July 5, 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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Monster Transmission / Chick-Fil-A Charity Cruise-In 

 

5:00-8:00pm. Chick-Fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd. (SR-50), Brooksville, 34613. 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 wheel, silent auction and more. The annual school supplies drive continues at this month's event. The items needed 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 kathryn@monstertrans.com
 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 

Stormwater Program 

11:00am. Main Library, 238 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, 34601. Join local stormwater engineer, Clay Black, for an informative presentation and discussion about drainage, flooding, and pollution prevention in Hernando County. The program is free; registration is not required. For information, call 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 

Hernando County Heritage and History with 2014's Great Brooksvillian 

4:00-4:45pm. Main Library, 238 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, 34601. Meet Jan Knowles, the City of Brooksville's 2014 Great Brooksvillian. Jan is well-known for her work at the historical museum and many events throughout Hernando County. She will share her perspectives on Hernando County, her appreciation of its history and the importance of contributing to community. Refreshments will be provided. For information, call 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Stormwater Program


11:00am. West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville, 34613. Join local stormwater engineer, Clay Black, for an informative presentation and discussion about drainage, flooding, and pollution prevention in Hernando County. The program is free; registration is not required. For information, call 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

…July 9 to July 15!

Thursday, July 9, 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, July 9, 2015
Socrates Caf?


5:00-6:45pm. West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville, 34613. Do you enjoy thought-provoking questions that spark lively debate and discussion? Socrates Caf? provides an opportunity for open-minded, respectful individuals to engage in an intellectual conversation about subjects of general interest. No preparation, no assigned reading; just active minds actively asking and answering questions. With the assistance of a facilitator, participants apply the Socratic Method to delve into meaningful questions we don't often have time to ponder in our daily lives. This month's topic is "Should we have a world government?" For more information, call 352-754-4043.http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us 

 

Friday, July 10 – Saturday, July 11, 2015
Ghost Tour


8:00-10:00pm. May-Stringer Historical Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville, 34601. Legend has it that the 160-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, July 10 – Saturday, July 11, 2015
Theater: Dorothy in Wonderland, the Musical


7:30pm. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, 34606. Enjoy this twist on two favorite tales of youth and wonder! Dorothy Gale has made her way to the end of the Yellow Brick Road, and the Wizard of Oz is about to help her return home to Kansas. But, along the way, she encounters the characters of Wonderland including Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, March Hare, Cheshire Cat and many more! Don't miss the area's youngest performers in this whimsical and entertaining production. Adults, $12.00; students, $8.00. Group pricing is available. To purchase tickets, or for information, call 352-683-5113, or visit http://www.stagewest.net.

 

Saturday, July 11, 2015
Video Game Tournament


11:00am- 1:30pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608. Mario, Link, and Sonic! Join the group at the library to play as these classic video game heroes and compete against others in several different games. The free program is designed for children ages 10 to 18. Pre-registration is required. Refreshments will be provided. To register, or for information, call 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

 

Saturday, July 11, 2015
Mermaid Calendar Signing

 

9:00-11:00am. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way (US-19), Weeki Wachee, 34607. MEET The much anticipated limited edition 2016 Weeki Wachee Mermaid Calendar is ready! Purchase your calendar and have it signed by the mermaids! The mermaids will be located outside the main gate, in front of the iconic adagio statue. Calendars will be available for purchase at the main gate. Proceeds of the sales benefit the Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. The cost of the calendar is $20.00. The calendars will be available online the following day athttp://www.merstarworld.com. For more information, call 352-592-5656, or visit http://www.weekiwachee.com.

 

Saturday, July 11, 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, July 11 – Sunday, July 12, 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.

 

Sunday, July 12, 2015
Theater Matinee: Dorothy in Wonderland, The Musical


2:00pm. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, 34606. Enjoy this twist on two favorite tales of youth and wonder! Dorothy Gale has made her way to the end of the Yellow Brick Road, and the Wizard of Oz is about to help her return home to Kansas. But, along the way, she encounters the characters of Wonderland including Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, March Hare, Cheshire Cat and many more! Don't miss the area's youngest performers in this whimsical and entertaining production. Adults, $12.00; students, $8.00. Group pricing is available. To purchase tickets, or for information, call 352-683-5113, or visit http://www.stagewest.net 

 

Monday, July 13 – Saturday, July 18, 2015
Junior Lifeguard Camp at Weeki Wachee


9:00am-4:00pm, Monday, July 13 through Saturday, July 18. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way (US-19), Weeki Wachee, 34607. Children ages eight through 14 are eligible for the program. Participants will receive training in basic water rescues, advanced escape techniques, CPR, AED, and first aid. Campers will also enjoy exercises that build on their public relations and leadership abilities. Registration is $200.00 per child and includes the instruction, a whistle, a lanyard, a visor, an official Junior Lifeguard t-shirt, and a certificate of completion. Please visit http://www.weekiwachee.com/index.php/camps/junior-lifeguard-camp for additional requirements and details, or call 352-592-5656.

 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Book Discussion: Surrounded on Three Sides


2:00-3:30pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608. 2:00-3:30pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608. Join the group for a lively discussion of the book entitled Surrounded on Three Sides by John Keasler. The 1958 novel is remarkable both for its humor and for its early portrayal of the dilemma of Florida growth. A novelist and journalist, Mr. Keasler wrote nearly 7,000 humor columns during his 30-year career at the old Miami News, and he also covered the major historical events of the time, including Kennedy's assassination and Neil Armstrong's trip to the moon. Keasler died in Plant City in 1996. Registration is not required, but copies of the book are limited. Please call ahead to reserve a copy for your use. For information, call 352-754-4043, or visithttp://www.hernandocountylibrary.us

 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Basic Acting and Introduction to Live Oak Theater (four classes)


6:30-8:00pm. Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Avenue, Brooksville, 34601. The Live Oak Theater Company is offering a program in Basic Acting and an Introduction to Live Oak Theater. The program consists of four 90-minute classes, held on Tuesdays through August 4th. You will learn basic acting skills and principles of acting, theater terminology, theater etiquette, important audition techniques and tips for children and parents. Children age 8 years through high school are eligible. Successful completion of the program will allow the student to audition for upcoming musical productions. Registration donation: $10.00 per person. To register, call 352-797-9199, or emailVinceVanni@gmail.com.

 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Finding Your Balance in a 24/7 World


3:30pm. West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville, 34613. Life can be stressful these days in our fast-paced world. You're invited to attend this free program and learn a variety of strategies that can bring an increased sense of balance and wellness to your life. This month's program is "The Healing Breath." Resources will be provided and there will be time for group discussion. Pre-registration is required. For information, call 352-754-4043 or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Children in the Wild Series: Habitats


9:00-10:00am. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road (CR-476, one mile west of US-41N), Brooksville, 34601. Are your children active in outdoor nature activities? Would you like to introduce young ones to the wonders of nature? The program is designed for children ages four to seven, but children of all ages are welcome to attend; all children must be accompanied by an adult and arrive promptly to participate. The program is free; pre-registration is recommended. For information, call 352-754-6722, or visit http://www.MyFWC.com/Chinsegut.

 

Friday, July 19, 2015
Cool Summer Jazz 


2:00-5:00pm. The Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Drive, Spring Hill, 34606. Members of the Hernando Jazz Society invite you to an afternoon of Cool Summer Jazz. Enjoy listening and dancing to your favorite jazz tunes from the Big Band Era. Guests may bring snacks and beverages. Admission is $5.00 per person at the door, open seating. For information, call Bill at 352-799-9690, or visit http://www.SceneOnLine.biz/group/HJS

 

Friday, July 31, 2015
Full Blue Moon Hike


8:00-9:30pm. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road (CR-476, one mile west of US-41N), Brooksville, 34601. You are invited to join the Conservation Center staff on a night hike to celebrate the full moon. There will be a brief presentation on creatures of the night, a stop by the bat-houses to watch the Brazilian free-tailed bat emerge for their night out. Participants will then hike to the Mays Prairie overlook to look for owls and other c reatures that get up when the sun goes down! Please dress appropriately for evening hiking; bring water and insect repellant. The program is for ages twelve and up; there is no charge, but advance registration is recommended. For information, call 352-754-6722, or visit http://www.MyFWC.com/Chinsegut