Two Weeks of Nature Coast Events in Hernando County – The First Week: August 20 to August 26, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 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  
 

woman-trimming-hedge.jpgFriday, August 21, 2015
Florida Friendly Landscaping: Rude Guests in the Garden


10:00am. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road (CR-476, one mile west of US-41N), Brooksville, 34601. Join Lily Browning of the UF/IFAS Hernando County Extension Service as she discusses wise landscape choices that avoid introducing exotics and invasives into your yard, and what to do with those already in your yard. The program is free and open to the public. To register, or for information, call 352-540-6230.

 

Friday, August 21, 2015
Book Discussion Group: Lucky


2:00pm. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Brooksville, 34602. Join the group for a lively discussion of this month's book, Lucky by Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones. The 1999 memoir describes her experiences of being raped and how the experience shaped the rest of her life. 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 visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us

 

desktop-man-smiling.jpg Friday, August 21, 2015
West Hernando Branch Library Tech Tutors


2:30-4:30pm. West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville, 34613. Not quite sure how to use your electronic device? Do you have tech questions or concerns? Grab your gadget and stop by; 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 between 2:30-4:30 pm for one-on-one help. For information, call 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

 

Friday, August 21, 2015
Spring Hill Branch Library: It's Jazz!


3:00pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608. 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 20-year National Public 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 / http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

 

Saturday, August 22, 2015
Hernando Aero Modelers: Hot Deals Swap Meet


Gates open, 7:00am. Hernando Aero Modelers Field, 16301 Ponce DeLeon Blvd. (U.S. 98; at the Cemex entrance) Brooksville, 34614. Attendees are encouraged to bring RC items that they would like to sell or trade. Everyone with h an interest in RC flying is encouraged to attend. There will be food and beverage available for purchase. Bring a chair for your comfort. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to help defray costs. For information, visit http://www.hamrc.com.

 

Saturday, August 22, 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, August 22, 2015
River Ratz Cafe: An Afternoon of Music Fundraiser


12:00-6:00pm. River Ratz Café, 29295 Lake Lindsey Road, Nobleton, 34661. Come out for an afternoon of fun and entertainment at the edge of the beautiful Withlacoochee River. Games, food and music for everyone! The entertainment lineup includes Melanie and Chris LInkous (12:00 ); Fred L. George (1:00); Catmandu (2:00); Lyla Neff and Paula Bateman (2:30); The Black Swans (3:00); Terry Cole Show (4:00); Sarasota Slim (5:00); and Cover Fire (6:00). For information, call 352-796-7176.

 

Saturday, August 22 – Sunday, August 23, 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.

 

shiny-tree-button.jpg Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Spring Hill "Branch" Library: Trees! Marvelous Trees!


10:30am. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608. Shades of green, stately yet graceful, provider of cool shade and welcome breezes! Learn which trees perform best in our area and how to keep them happy and healthy. The program is free and open to the public; registration is not required. For information, call Lilly at 352-540-6230.

 

The Second Week of Fun, Educational and Cultural Things to Do on The Nature Coast in Hernando County Florida August 27 to September 2, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 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, August 27, 2015
Spring Hill Library Current Events Commentary with Don Myers


2:00-3:00pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608.  Are you tired of the spin placed on the news?  Get critical insight on today's news from Col. Don Myers, USMC (Retired), as he explains current events, and what they mean.  A weekly editorialist, he has written extensively on the subjects of government, education, politics, the economy, and the military.  For information, call 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.  (Any opinions expressed are that of Col. Myers and not of Hernando County Public Library, staff or Hernando County Government)."
  

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Explore from Shore: Chinsegut Hill Marsh


1:00-2:00pm. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road (CR-476, one mile west of US-41N), Brooksville, 34601.  Join the Chinsegut Conservation Center Staff in exploring animals, plants, and a famous confection that originated over 2000 years ago from marsh plants.  Just in time to appreciate National Toasted Marshmallow Day!  The program is free and open to the public; registration is requested. To register, or for information, call 352-754-6722, or visit http://www.MyFWC.com/Chinsegut
  

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Chinsegut Hill Manor – Thomas Edison Visits Chinsegut Hill


6:00pm. Chinsegut Hill Manor House, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, Brooksville, 34601.  The Friends of Chinsegut Hill invite you to join them for a five-course dinner and special historical presentation about the great inventor and his time in Florida.  Friends of Chinsegut Hill members, $40.00 per person; non-members, $45.00 per person.  Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets early by emailing friendsofchinseguthill@gmail.com, or call 352-799-5400.
  

football-hands.jpgSaturday, August 29, 2015
Jerome Brown Community Center – 2015 College Football Kickoff Party


6:00-10:00pm. Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place (off W. Jefferson Street, via Darby Lane), Brooksville.  Help kick off the college football season!  Dress in your favorite college gear for a full evening of fun, including a BBQ dinner, corn hole toss, a raffle for a TV, 50/50 drawing, door prizes, cold beer and music.  Admission: $15.00 per person includes BBQ dinner and non-alcoholic beverages; beer and wine will be available for purchase.  For more information, call 352-540-3830, or visit http://www.cityofbrooksville.us.
  

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Red Mule Pub's 34th Annual Red Mule Runners Labor Day 5K (red mule timing race)


Registration 6:30am; Race starts 8:00am.  McKethan Lake Park, 15185 Broad Street (US-41), 7 miles North 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 groups. For race information, call Jennifer at 352-346-5182 or Judy at 352-585-7495, or email wsmoot@tampabay.rr.com.
  

Saturday, August 29, 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, August 29 – Sunday, August 30, 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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Archery Saturday, September 5, 2015
Archery for Beginners


10:00am. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road (CR-476, one mile west of US-41N), Brooksville.  This archery introductory program is for basic skills development and shooting practice.  National Schools in Archery Program equipment will be provided for use at the onsite outdoor range; please do not bring any personal archery equipment.  The minimum age allowed is 12years old; parents must remain with children at all times.  Please dress for being outdoors; rest facilities and drinking fountains are located nearby.  For more information, or to register, call 352-754-6722, or visit http://www.MyFWC.com/Chinsegut
  

Saturday, September 5, 2015
Hernando County License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day


A free fishing day provides an excellent opportunity for parents who don't yet have licenses to take youth fishing, or avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license.  On these days, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers (residents and non-residents).  All other rules (e.g., seasons, bag and size limits) apply.  The saltwater waiver applies to any recreational harvest requiring a saltwater fishing license (e.g., crabbing, lobstering, scalloping, etc.) as well as fishing from shore or a boat.  A snook or spiny lobster permit are not required on these days.  For more information, visit http://www.MyFWC.com/fishing/saltwater
  

Saturday, September 5 – Sunday, September 6, 2015

Legendary Sirens Performance

 
Special performances: 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way (corner US-19 & SR-50), Weeki Wachee, 34607. 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
 
Friday, September 11, 2015

2015 Hernando County Resident's Reception

 
5:00-8:00pm. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way (US-19/SR-50), Weeki Wachee, 34607. Would you like to learn more about Hernando County? Plan to attend the annual Resident's Reception, where over 100 Chamber members will be on hand to tell you about their businesses, products and services. Learn about area schools, meet local safety and law enforcement personnel, get information on local healthcare providers, sample foods from local restaurants, and learn where to shop and play! For information, call 352-796-0697, or visit http://www.hernandochamber.com.
 
motorcycle Saturday, September 12, 2015    

Hernando County Airport 9/11 Memorial Bike Run


9:00am-4:00pm. Meet at K9 Partners for Patriots Training Facility,16230 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville, 34604. K9 Partners for Patriots, a non-profit organization matching service dogs with veterans, is hosting this Sheriff-escorted ride to benefit veterans suffering from PTSD and/or TBI. Kickstands up at 11:15; ride ends in Homosassa. The entry fee is $10.00 per person. All proceeds will benefit K9 Partners for Patriots, Inc. To register, for more information or to become a sponsor, visit http://www.K9PartnersForPatriots.com, or call Dave at 727-233-1111 or 727-992-6247.
  
Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 25, 2015  

Sertoma Youth Ranch Camping with the Blues


Friday, October 23, 5:00pm through Sunday, October 25, 12:00pm. Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville. Do you love the blues? Then don't miss the second annual Camping with the Blues weekend, filled with continuous music and entertainment. Enjoy the natural beauty of the camping and park area, the covered music pavilion, and the fun of being with family and friends. Tickets for the music festival only: Weekend Pass – all shows, Friday-Sunday, Advance: $50.00 / Gate: $65.00. Individual days: Friday Advance: $20.00 / Gate: $30.00; Saturday Advance: $30.00 / Gate: $40.00; Sunday Advance: $15.00 / Gate: $25.00. Children ages 1 – 9: Free; ages 10 -13, $5.00; age 14 and older, regular prices as listed. For camping information and pricing, or to purchase tickets, visit http://campingwiththeblues.com, or call 941-758-7585.

Things to Do in Hernando, Spring Hill, Brooksville, Hernando Beach and More

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Two Weeks of July 16 – July 29, 2015 Thursday, July 16, 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 […]

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