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 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 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 Defense Technology. For more information, call 352-754-4043 or visit


Thursday, September 18, 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 


Thursday, September 18, 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 / 


colorful-computer-lady.jpgFriday, September 19, 2014
Tech Tutors

2:30-4:30pm. West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville. Ever wish your new smart phone came with someone to show you how to use it? Ever stare at your e-reader and wonder why it is so complicated? 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 any time between 2:30 and 4:30pm on the first Friday of the month for one-on-one help. For more information, call 352-754-4043 or visit


Friday, September 19, 2014
It's Jazz!

3:00-4:30pm. 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 / 


Friday, September 19 – Saturday, September 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 /


Friday, September 19 – Saturday, September 21, 2014
4th Annual Weeki Wachee Wounded Warrior Challenge: Formula H20 Underwater Scooter Racing

9:00am-5:30pm. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way (US-19 & SR-50), Weeki Wachee. Bring the family to enjoy this exciting three-day event designed specifically for veterans who have been wounded while serving in the Special Forces of the United States. Racers wear SCUBA equipment while racing underwater diver propulsion vehicles. The Challenge kicks off on Friday, September 19, with specialized dive training and a media day, followed by a night dive. Race practice and DPV training will take place on Saturday; Sunday offers a full schedule of spectacular underwater racing! For more information, email


toy-trian-sm.jpgSaturday, September 20, 2014
Hobby and Model Train Show

10:00am-3:00pm. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad Street (US-41S), Brooksville. Presented by Regal Railways, you will be amazed at the various scales of trains, tracks, collectibles, accessories, and much more for sale. There will also be a model train layout for the public to enjoy. Admission is $5.00 per person; children age 12 and younger. free. Early-bird admission, 9:00-10:00am, is $7.00 per person. For more information call Joe at 727- 244-1341, or visit


Saturday, September 20, 2014
Florida Master Naturalist Program: Uplands 

9:00am-4:00pm, each Saturday through October 25th. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road (CR-476, one mile west of US-41N), Brooksville. The Florida Master Naturalist Program Uplands module explores the natural uplands communities of Florida. The course is taught through classroom and field trips to various upland sites with first-hand experience. Classroom activities are held at Chinsegut Conservation Center; field trips are scheduled throughout Hernando and adjacent counties. Pre-registration is required, with a maximum of 20 students. The course registration, agenda, and other information can be found on the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (IFAS) wesite: For more information, call 352-754-6722.


Saturday, September 20, 2014
6th Annual Bluesapalooza

12:00-9:00pm. Hernando Park, 205 E. Fort Dade Avenue, Brooksville. Join this fun-filled day of great music, dancing, food and craft vendors, beer, wine and FUN! The main-stage highlights for the afternoon include The Black Swans (2:00pm); Steve Arvey and the Delta Swamp Rats (3:30pm); RJ Howson Band (5:00pm); and Selwyn Birchwood (6:45pm). Headliner, The Sean Chambers Band, performs at 8:15pm. The downtown location offers you the opportunity to visit historic Brooksville before the event where you can walk the tree-canopied streets and visit the quaint shops. Bring your chair or blanket, small umbrellas, insect spray and sunscreen. Admission: $5.00 person for age 13 and up; $1.00 for children ages 6-12; free for children age 5 and under. No outside food, drink, coolers or animals allowed. For more information, call 352-754-4027, or visit


Saturday, September 20, 2014
11th Annual Fur Ball: FURever 50's Paw Hop (Ticket deadline: September 13)

6:00-10:00pm. Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Brooksville. The Nature Coast Humane Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and you are invited to party in '50s-style at the FURever '50s Paw Hop! Dress in your best 50's outfit (optional) for an evening of great food and drink, entertainment, bidding on fabulous silent auction items and for your dancing enjoyment, music by special guest DJ, Hits 106's "Marvelous Marvin." Commemorate this nostalgic evening with a 50's-themed photo shoot, posed next to a classic car. Tickets: $75 per person, may be purchased online, at the shelter at 7224 Mobley Road in Brooksville, or at Spring Hill Printing Plus, located at 11063 Hearth Road in Spring Hill. For more information, call 352-796-2711, or visit


Saturday, September 20, 2014
Wounded Warrior Shoot at the Sportsman's Club

9:00am-3:00pm. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way (US-19N), Brooksville. Make plans to attend the Wounded Warrior Project event, being held for our local veterans to shoot various kinds of firearms for free, from pistols, to rifles, to full-auto style heavy firearms. All the firearms and ammo have been donated for use that day for our vets and their families! A bounce house will be on site for the kids. The event is free and open to the public; please come out to support our veterans. Texas Roadhouse and Golden Corral have donated lunch for the veterans and their families; food and beverages are available for purchase in the clubhouse. Veterans who wish to participate in the event should contact Rick Cicero, at 434-294-5883 or For more information, visit


Saturday, September 20 – Saturday, September 21, 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


Saturday, September 20 – Sunday, September 21, 2014
violin-playing.jpgHernando Symphony Orchestra Special Concert

Saturday, September 20, 7:30pm; Sunday, September 21, 2:00pm. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The Hernando County Symphony Orchestra will present two special concerts. Mr. Wayne Raymond will lead the Orchestra in his final performances as conductor. Retiring after 14 years on the conductor's stand, the event is sure to provide many musical memories for all. Tickets are $15.00 for adults; $6.00 for students, and may be purchased at the Stage West box office. For information, call 352-683-5113, or visit


Monday, September 22, 2014
Academia Hernando Lecture Series: Lecture 2

10:00am-12:00noon. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way (US-19), Weeki Wachee. Academia Hernando is pleased to host the second lecture of the Fall 2014 Series. This week's topic is Philosophy and Information, presented by Anthony Adams, of the Hernando County Public Library system, and an instructor at Pasco-Hernando State College. The series subscription of nine lectures is $60.00 per person, and includes a field trip to the Appleton Art Museum in Ocala (for lecture subscribers only). Walk-in patrons: $8.00 per lecture. For more information, call 352-597-6640, or visit 


Tuesday, September 23, 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 

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Things to do in Hernando County Fl 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 for more information.

 Future Featured Hernando County Events for 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014
2nd Annual Cardboard Boat Race

Check-in is 8:00am-10:00am; Race starts, 12:00pm. Hernando Beach Marina, 4139 Shoal Line Boulevard (CR-597), Hernando Beach. Enjoy great food, vendors and live entertainment all day at this unique and fun-filled race. Don't miss the excitement as the innovative cardboard crafts cross the finish line! Trophies will be awarded for individual entries, business entries, and mechanical entries. The coveted "Titanic Award" will be presented for the "Most Dramatic Sinking!" Registration is open; for more information, call 352-666-7239; to register online, visit


Saturday, September 27 – 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; 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


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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, Mackeral, 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



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