Things to do in Hernando County Week of July 30 – August 5, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 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 / www.thefarmreport.webs.com

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Crochet Class
4:00-6:00pm. Main Library, 238 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, 34601. If wielding two needles is too confusing, learning to crochet may be for you! Learn basic stitches and how to read crochet patterns during this free class. A basic crochet stitch project for beginners is included. Those who already know how to crochet are invited to join the fun and work on their current projects and share ideas. A snack will be provided. Registration is requested. For information call 352-754-4043, or visit www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Wild by Design
10:00am. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road (CR-476, one mile west of US-41N), Brooksville, 34601. You’re invited to attend this free class to learn how incorporate butterflies, birds, ins ects, and more into your Florida landscape. Lilly Browning of the UF/IFAS Hernando County Extension Services will present the program. For information, call 352-540-6230 .

Friday, July 31, 2015
Full Blue Moon Hike

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 creatures that get up when the sun goes down! Please dress appropriately for evening hiking; bring water and insect repellent. 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 www.MyFWC.com/Chinsegut.

Friday, July 31 – Saturday, August 1, 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 / www.hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com
Saturday, August 1, 2015
“Aim High for Education” Turkey Shoot

Turkey Shoot
8:00am-2:00pm. Hernando Sportsman’s Club, 16121 Commercial Way (US-19, just 9 miles N of Weeki Wachee), Brooksville, 34614. Sponsored by Communities in Schools, shooters and non-shooters alike are invited to join a full day of fun in support of education in Hernando County. Turkey Shoot participants must bring your own firearm and ammo (factory ammo only; no reloads allowed). A target shoot, poker shoot, and bottle splash will also take place. Participants must be age 18 or older. Non-shooters can enjoy games, raffles, music, and food. Advance registration, $45.00 per person; at the gate, $50.00 per person. To register, or for information, call Kathy at 352-598-9949, or Linda at 352-428-9714.

Saturday, August 1, 2015
Anime Club
11:00am-12:30pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608.If you love anime, or want to learn more about it, join other teens ages 12-18 at the 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 through the Library’s Events Calendar on the website at www.hernandocountylibrary.us. For additional information, call 352-754-4043.

Saturday, August 1, 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 / www.hernandocountyfarmersmarket.webs.com
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Superhero Movie
1:00-3:30pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608. Celebrate the end of summer with a fantastic movie filled with heroes. There will also be fun crafts and more themed to Baymax and other heroes of Big Hero 6. For information, call 352-754-4033, or visit www.hernandocountylibrary.

Saturday, August 1, 2015
Summer’s End Family Beach Bash
6:00-9:00pm. Buccaneer Bay at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way (US-19), Weeki Wachee, 34607. The Friends of Weeki Wachee are hosting a summer-ending Family Beach Bash. The event will begin after Park visitor regular hours end. The Bash will feature water fun, raffles/prizes, hula hoop contests, spin-it-to-win-it game, and food at family-friendly prices. Admission is $5.00 per person; ages 2 and under, free. Proceeds benefit the park improvement projects. For additional information contact Sheila at 813-468-9867, or email friendsofweekiwachee@gmail.com

Saturday, August 1, 2015
Moon Over Croom – 21M, 14M, 7M Trail Run
Tucker Hill Fire Tower, 26416 Croom Rd., Brooksville, 34601. Experience Croom like you never have before by running in the dark. The main day-run trail is a well-marked 7-mile loop; glow sticks will mark the course for night. Everyone will be required to have a headlamp/flashlight. To register, or for race information, visit http://croomzoom.com/moon/Index.htm. Lodging is available nearby the race area, I-75 at Exit 301. For local area information, visit www.naturallyhernando.org.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Be a Heimlich Hero

Be a Heimlich Hero
5:30-6:30pm. Main Library, 238 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, 34601. Escape the ordinary days of summer and learn how you could be a hero. You can be prepared to save a life by learning the Heimlich Maneuver. The free one-hour class on Heimlich Maneuver fundamentals will be presented by a trainer from the Hernando County Fire Rescue. A question and answer period will follow with Fire Rescue personnel. The class is free; registration is not required. For information, call 352-754-4043, or visit www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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 spin wheel, silent auction and more. This month is the final push in the annual school supplies drive. 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 kathyrn@monstertrans.com.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Kool Krafts: Tissue Paper Art
4:30pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608. Let your artistic side shine as you create your own amazing work of art using tissue paper. Supplies will be provided. Registration is required. To register, or for information, call 352-754-4033, or visit www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

Things to do in Hernando County Week of July 23 – July 29, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 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 / www.thefarmreport.webs.com

Friday, July 24 – Saturday, July 25, 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 / www.hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Tech Tutors
2:30-4:30pm. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Brooksville, 34602. 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 www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Universi-Tea Princess Tea Etiquette Certification

Universi-Tea Princess Tea Etiquette Certification
11:00am-12:30pm. The Tilted Teacup, 103 S. Saxon Avenue, Brooksville, 34601. Your little princess is invited to a special event just for her! She’ll enjoy her very own “Little Angel Tea,” and wear her very own tiara while participating in an interactive tea etiquette class, and table-setting class. At the conclusion of the classes, she’ll take the “Princess Oath” and receive a Certificate. The Little Angel Tea includes a teapot sandwich of choice, a scone, dessert and lightly sweetened Berry-Berry iced tea. Universi-Tea “tuition” is $20.00 per Princess, ages six to 10. Mom and Dad are welcome to make a reservation to dine while class is in session. To make a Princess Tea Etiquette reservation, call 352-593-4111.

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Dinner and Presentation: The Alaskan Gold Rush of 1897

The Alaskan Gold Rush of 1897
6:00-8:30pm. Chinsegut Hill Retreat, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, Brooksville, 34601. The Friends of Chinsegut Hill invite you to join them in the dining room for a sumptuous five course meal featuring Alaskan signature dishes. The evening includes a presentation on Chinsegut’s very own gold miner, Raymond Robins and his adventures to Alaska in August of 1897. Tickets are $35.00 per person; seating is limited, so be sure to call early for your ticket reservation. To purchase tickets, call 352-754-5400, or email friendsofchinseguthill@gmail.com.

Saturday, July 25, 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 / www.hernandocountyfarmersmarket.webs.com

Saturday, July 25, 2015
The “Last” Ratt Run

Ratt Run
Registration, 10:00-11:30am; Kickstands up, 11:30am. R Place, 25 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Brooksville, 34601. The Freedom Chapter of ABATE of Florida, Inc. invites you to join them on the Dice Run, and ride the beautiful roads of Hernando County. Registration is $20.00 per riding couple. Dice Run cards, $10.00 each; additional cards, $5.00 each. Ride leaves from R Place, making five additional stops before ending at Rebar, 10123 N Broad Street, Brooksville. Last bike in at 5:00pm, and Dice Run winners will be announced at 5:30pm; you must be present to win. Membership and safety information will be available. For more information, call 352-584-1278.

Saturday, July 25 – Sunday, July, 26, 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.

Tuesday, July 29, 2015
Murder Mystery Party
4:00-6:00pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608. ‘Tweens and Teens — you’re invited to a fun-filled, brain-teasing party where you’ll unmask the mystery at the Library. While you’re attending a fabulous party, it all goes wrong. Becoming a detective, it will be up to you to interview the suspects, figure out who committed the “crime,” and unmask them! The free program is designed for children ages 12 to 18. Refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required. To register, or for information, call 352-754-4043, or visit www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

Things to do in Hernando County Week of July 16 – July 22, 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 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 / www.thefarmreport.webs.com

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Family Trivia Night

Family Trivia Night

5:30-7:00pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608. Think you know your heroes in movies, television, sports, history and more? Bring your family and friends and show off your trivia knowledge in front of everyone! The event is free and open to all ages. For information, call 352-754-4043, or visit www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

Thursday, July 16, 2015
“Great Decisions” Foreign Policy Discussion Group
11:00am-1:00pm. West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville, 34613. You are invited to join the local “Great Decisions” Foreign Policy Discussion Group. First launched in 1954, the program is American’s longest-standing civic global affairs education program with more than a half a million participants in the US. Great Decisions is a program and publication of the Foreign Policy Association (FPA). The publication acts as a focus of discussion by providing participants with background information, current data, and policy options. Policy options, as voted by the group, are published in the FPA’s National Opinion Ballot Report. This month’s topic is The U.S. and Africa. For more information, call 352-754-4043, or visit www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

Friday, July 17, 2015
Songwriter’s Showcase / Campover Weekend at The Farm
8:00-11:00pm. The Farm, 19234 Lake Lindsey Road (CR-476 west of US-98), Brooksville, 34601. You’re invited for an evening under the stars filled with songs and stories from the artists of how they were inspired to write them. This month’s showcase features songwriter Mike Worrall (https://www.reverbnation.com/mikeworrall), singer-songwriter from nearby Tampa. The evening coincides with the third-Saturday of the month campover, so bring your tents, RV’s, sleeping bags, and stay the weekend! Early arrivals can enjoy delicious cook-house food for a small donation. Suggested donation for evening event, $5.00 per person; primitive camping suggested donation $10.00. Remember, it’s a BYOB and BYOC (bring your own chair) event! For information, call 727-243-9266.

Friday, July 17, 2015
Tech Tutors
2:30-4:30pm. West Hernando Branch Library, 9335 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 www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

Friday, July 17, 2015
Book Discussion: Half Broke Horses
2:00-3:00pm. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Brooksville, 34602. The short story by Jeannette Walls is about Walls’ grandmother, Lily Casey Smith, and is written from Lily’s point of view. Half Broke Horses depicts the freedom of rural life, its joys and struggles, and celebrates the courage and spirit of its protagonist. Jeannette Walls says the book is “in the vein of an oral history, a retelling of stories handed down by my family through the years, and undertaken with the storyteller’s traditional liberties.” 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 www.hernandocountylibrary.us

Friday, July 17 – Saturday, July 18, 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 / www.hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

Friday, July 17 – Saturday, July 18, 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 www.stagewest.net.

Saturday, July 18, 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 / www.hernandocountyfarmersmarket.webs.com

Saturday, July 18, 2015
Author Talk and Book Signing

Author Talk and Book Signing
1:00pm. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Brooksville, 34602. Engage in an afternoon with Jack D. Welch, the fascinating and highly entertaining author of When Running Was Young and So Were We. In addition to being an avid runner, Mr. Welch is also co-founder of Running magazine, former Director of Public Relations for Nike, and Senior Editor of Road Racing for Track & Field News. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call 352-754-4043, or visit www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

Saturday, July 18, 2015
15th Annual Hernando County Sheriff Charities
Youth Education Services (Y.E.S.)
Bowling Extravaganza
Registration, 12:00pm; Bowling begins, 1:00pm. Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, 34606. Come out for a great afternoon on the lanes! Participate with your team, or individually and join others rolling for strikes and spares to raise funds for the Y.E.S. programs, including the Sheriff’s Summer R.O.A.R. (Respect Others and Yourself) Day Camps, the Richard Buckingham and the “in honor of Richard B. Nugent” Community Service Scholarships. Not a bowler? Then come out to cheer the teams and the pin-drops! For information, call Sue at 352-754-6830, ext. 5366.

Saturday, July 18 – Sunday, July 19, 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.

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 www.MyFWC.com/Chinsegut.

Sunday, 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 www.SceneOnLine.biz/group/HJS

Sunday, July 19, 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 www.stagewest.net.

Monday, July 20, 2015
Space Heroes
3:00-4:30pm. West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville, 34613. Learn about several famous astronauts; then you can become your own space hero with a chance to make your own model rocket. The program is free and designed for children ages 10 through 18. For more information, call 352-754-4043, or visit www.hernandocountylibrary.us

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Florida’s Wild Edibles
10:30am. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608. Beauty and practicality meet in a native landscape that includes plants that can be enjoyed in the kitchen as well as in the yard. The program is presented by Master Gardener Rita Grant. Pre-registration is suggested. For more information, call Lilly at 352-540-6230, or visit www.hernandocounty.us/utils/CFW/index.htm.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Rain Barrel Workshop
2:00-3:00pm. Hernando County Extension,1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville, 34601. Add a rain barrel to your landscape to provide water to plant beds and vegetable gardens. Diverting potential runoff also helps protect area waterways from potential pollution. Cost is $68.00 per person. Participants will take home a rain barrel; Hernando County Utilities customers will receive a $25.00 credit on their water bill. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required as space is limited. Please call 540-6230. www.extension.hernandocounty.us

Free Community Cookout to Celebrate Parks & Recreation Month

Free Community Cookout

The City of Brooksville’s Parks and Recreation will be hosting a FREE Community Cookout in Tom Varn Park (301 Darby Lane, Brooksville) this Saturday, July 11th, from noon until 2:00 p.m. to celebrate Parks & Recreation Month. Bring the family out to enjoy the park, sunshine, food and drinks, popcorn, sno cones, games, bounce house, a DJ, and much more. The City Council and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will be dedicating the new pavilion as the “Jimmy Brooks Pavilion” at 12:30 that day as well. For more information contact the Parks Office at 352-540-3830.

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Things to do in Hernando County Week of July 9 – July 15, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Florida-Friendly Landscaping: The Good, The Bad, and The Bugly
10:00am. Chinsegut Hill Manor House, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road (US-41 N to Snow Memorial Hwy; then left to address), Brooksville, 34601. Bring the children, bring Grandma, bring yourself … to a fun morning learning about the good and not-so-good insects in your yard. The program, presented by Lilly Browning, Rene Snow from H.C. Mosquito Control, and Master Gardener Ken Morgan, will teach with an inside learning session, followed by a Bug Safari outside class. Please dress appropriately for sun and bug protection; bring water and a snack if you wish. For information, call Lilly at 352-540-6230.

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Music Under the Oaks at The Farm

Music Under the Oaks
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 / www.thefarmreport.webs.com

Friday, July 10, 2018
Tech Tutors
2:30-4:30pm. Main Library, 238 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, 34601. 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 www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Socrates Café
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 Café 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. 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 / 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 www.stagewest.net.

Saturday, July 11, 2015
Video Game Tournament

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 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 at www.merstarworld.com. For more information, call 352-592-5656, or visit www.weekiwachee.com.

Saturday July 11, 2015
Free Community Cook Out
12:00 – 2:00pm, Tom Varn Park, 301 Darby Lane, Brooksville, 34601.The City of Brooksville Parks and Recreation is celebrating Parks & Recreation month with a Free Community Cook Out. Bring your family and friends to enjoy DJ, bounce house, food and drinks, popcorn, snow cones, games and much more. For more information please call 352-540-3830

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 / 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 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 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. 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 visit 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 email VinceVanni@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 www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

Things to do in Hernando County Week of July 2 – July 8, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Florida-Friendly Landscaping Series: Rude Guests in the Garden

Landscaping Series
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 visit 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 / 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. 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 / 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 / www.hernandocountyfarmersmarket.webs.com

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Firecracker Smash ‘m Up

Firecracker
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 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 / 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 / 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 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 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 www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

Things to do in Hernando County Week of June 25 – July 5, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Music Under the Oaks at The Farm

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 / www.thefarmreport.webs.com

Thursday, June 25, 2015
LEGO Club
5:00-6:00pm. Main Library, 238 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, 34601. Are you a fan of LEGOs? Join the new LEGO Club, where you will be able to build LEGO creations and meet other LEGO fans! Materials will be provided. The LEGO Club is for children, ages 8-12. Advance registration is not required, but encouraged. For more information, call 352-754-4043, or visit www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Superhero Science
5:00-6:30pm. Main Library, 238 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, 34601. Learn the science behind some of your favorite heroes and villains, and their super powers including Magneto’s magnetism, Storm’s lightning powers, and Superman’s flight. The program is for ages 10-18. Space is limited; please register online at www.hernandocountylibrary.us, in person, or by calling 352-754-4043

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Current Events Commentary with Don Myers
12:00-1:00pm. 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 www.hernandocountylibrary.us. (Any opinions expressed are that of Col. Myers and not of Hernando County Public Library, staff or Hernando County Government)

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Game Night for the Grown-Ups! (Thursdays through June)
6:30pm. Hernando County YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, 34608. It’s time for the grown-ups to cut loose! If you are age 16 and older, you’re invited to the free community event for great fun and a great workout! Each week will offer a different activity to get you moving and meet new friends. Meet on the field for this week’s games featuring Corn Hole; first place, $50.00; second place, $25.00! For information, call 352-688-9622, or visit www.ymcasuncaost.org/hernando

Friday, June 26, 2015 
Tech Tutors

Tech Tutors
2:30-4:30pm. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Brooksville, 34602. 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! The library offers easy 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 the hours of 2:30-4:30 for one-on-one help. For more information, call 352-754-4043, or visit www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

Friday, June 26 – Saturday, June 27, 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 / www.hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Scallop Season Opens!
Saturday, June 27 through Friday, September 25. The highly anticipated scallop season gets underway in designated waters off Florida’s Nature Coast. Make your reservations now for harvesting those tasty treats from the sea! For lodging and scallop charter information, visit www.naturallyhernando.org, or call 800-601-4580.

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Game On! at Your Library
10:00am-4:00pm. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Brooksville. Calling all gamers! Did you know you can play video games at your East Hernando Branch Library every Saturday? Whether you enjoy video games or board games, you will have a great time with your friends and family on Saturdays at the East Hernando Branch Library! For more information, call (352) 754-4043 or visit www.hernandocountylibrary.us

Saturday, June 27, 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 / www.hernandocountyfarmersmarket.webs.com

Saturday, June 27 – Sunday, June 28, 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.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Book Discussion: A Room with a View
3:00pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608. Join the group for the monthly gathering and lively discussion of this month’s book, A Room with a View by E. M. Forster. 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 www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

Things to do in Hernando County Week of June 18 – June 24, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Game Night for the Grown-Ups!
(Thursdays through June)
6:30pm. Hernando County YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, 34608. It’s time for the grown-ups to cut loose! If you are age 16 and older, you’re invited to the free community event for great fun and a great workout! Each week will offer a different activitiy to get you moving and meet new friends. This week’s games feature Kickball! For information, call 352-688-9622, or visit www.ymcasuncaost.org/hernando

Thursday, June 18, 2015
“Great Decisions” Foreign Policy Discussion Group
11:00am-1:00pm. West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville. You are invited to join the local “Great Decisions” Foreign Policy Discussion Group. First launched in 1954, the program is American’s longest-standing civic global affairs education program with more than a half a million participants in the US. Great Decisions is a program and publication of the Foreign Policy Association (FPA). The publication acts as a focus of discussion by providing participants with background information, current data, and policy options. Policy options, as voted by the group, are published in the FPA’s National Opinion Ballot Report. This month’s topic is India Changes Course. For more information, call 352-754-4043, or visit www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Florida 502 Discussion: Short Stories by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
2:00pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608. Read the chosen piece, then join others to share responses and thoughts in a fun and informal atmosphere. New members are warmly welcomed; registration is not required. For information, call 352-754-4043, or visit www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Careers in High-Tech Manufacturing
5:00pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608. There are hundreds of manufacturers in Hernando County and this informative presentation may help you with your job search. Learn how the Florida TRADE Grant can help you land that great job! For information, call 352-754-4043, or visit www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

Friday, June 19, 2015
It’s Jazz!

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 a 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 / www.hernandocountylibrary.us .

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Help Restore the Springs!
5:30pm. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Join the effort to restore the Springs! The Weeki Wachee Springs State Park needs your assistance to help clean the springs. Volunteers are needed to remove Lyngbya from the spring and in shallow areas, with carrying bags of removed Lyngbya to flatbed trailers and removing exotic plants from the land. First-time volunteers are asked to arrive 15 minutes early; dress appropriately for entering the water. Snorkel / diving gear will be helpful. For information and to participate, email Toby.Brewer@dep.state.fl.us.

Things to do in Hernando County Week of May 11 – June 17, 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Current Events Commentary with Don Myers
12:00-1:00pm. 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 www.hernandocountylibrary.us. (Any opinions expressed are that of Col. Myers and not of Hernando County Public Library, staff or Hernando County Government)

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Music Under the Oaks at The Farm

Music Under
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 / www.thefarmreport.webs.com

Friday, June 12 – Saturday, June 13, 2015
Ghost Tour
8:00-10:00pm. May-Stringer Historical Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville, 34601. 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 / www.hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Hernando County Farmer’s Market

Farmer
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 / www.hernandocountyfarmersmarket.webs.com

Saturday, June 13, 2015
How to Read and Use Your GPS
9:00am-12:00pm. Hernando Beach Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta Street, Hernando Beach. The program focuses on the GPS equipment typically owned by the recreational boater. You will learn how to program waypoints, develop routes and interface GPS routes with a nautical chart. The fee is $35.00 per person, and includes text materials. Registration starts one hour before the class. For more information, call Jeffrey Hoff at 352-397-5417.

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Annual Jerome Brown Golf Classic
11:00am, Registration; 11:30am, Lunch; 1:00pm, Shotgun start. Southern Hills Plantation, 4200 Summit View Drive, Brooksville, 34601. The annual fundraising event for the Jerome Brown Youth Foundation will feature a four-person scramble format, with awards presented for the three highest-placing teams. The entry fee is $80.00 per player and includes green fees, cart, lunch and a golf cap. To enter, or for information, call Dianna at 352-796-2526.

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Summer Reading Program Kickoff Celebration!
11:00am-2:00pm. West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville, 34613. Pick up your Reading with the Rays reading logs and participate in games, crafts, stories, face painting, LEGOS and more! Learn about the free programs that will be held for families and adults throughout the summer. For information, call 352-754-4043, or visit www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

Saturday, June 13 – Sunday, June 14, 2015
License-Free Freshwater Fishing Days
Free fishing days provide 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 freshwater waiver applies to any recreational harvest requiring a freshwater fishing license.

Saturday, June 13 – Sunday, June 14, 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.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Suddenly in Command
7:00-9:30pm. Hernando Beach Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta Street, Hernando Beach. The program is designed for those not generally at the helm, and will help you to be prepared in case of an emergency. The fee is $20.00 per person and includes educational print materials. Registration starts one hour before the first class. For more information, call 352-397-5417, or email jhoff116@tampabay.rr.com.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Hernando County Heritage and History with 2014’s Great Brooksvillian
4:00-4:45pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608. 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 www.hernandocountylibrary.us.