Things to do in Hernando County Week of August 20 – 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 /

Friday, August 21, 2015
Florida Friendly Landscaping: Rude Guests in the Garden

Florida Friendly Landscaping
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

Friday, August 21, 2015
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

Friday, August 21, 2015
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 /

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

Hernando Aero Modelers
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

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 /

Saturday, August 22, 2015
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.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Trees! Marvelous 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.

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