Things to do in Hernando County Week of August 6 – August 12, 2015

Thursday, August 6, 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 /

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Native Plants for Sun and Shade
10:30am. West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville, 34601. Master Gardener Rita Grant will explain the benefits of Florida native plants, and how you can incorporate them in all areas of your landscape. The program is free and open to the public; registration is not required. For information, call Lilly at 352-540-6230.

Friday, August 7 – Saturday, August 8, 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 /

Saturday, August 8, 2015
Hernando County Farmer’s Market

Hernando County Farmer 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 8, 2015
Free Back-to-School Physicals
10:00am-3:00pm. 1417 Wendy Court, Spring Hill, 34607. Community partners Sports Authority and Terlep Chiropractic, together with Hits 106, Rita’s Italian Ice, and New York Life, have teamed up to provide free back-to-school physicals for the students in your family. Obtain a free ID card with your child’s photo, digital fingerprints and other vital information, and a 20% coupon to use as Sports Authority. It’s a great way to be ready for school!

Saturday, August 8, 2015
Grand Opening at Diver City / Aqua Vertical

Grand Opening at Diver City
10:00am-5:00pm. Diver City, 15010 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, 34613. Join the festivities at the opening of Hernando County’s new scuba diving center. Visit with equipment manufacturers and enjoy the presentations on spearfishing, cave exploration and underwater photography, win door prizes. Light refreshments will be served. For information, call 352-799-5900, or visit

Saturday, August 8 – Sunday, August 9, 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, August 8 – Sunday, August 9, 2015
Gun Show
Saturday, August 8, 9:00am-5:00pm; Sunday, August 9, 9:00am-4:00pm. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad Street (US-41 south), Brooksville. The Hernando Sportsman’s Club hosts their annual winter gun show, where you can buy, sell, and trade! You’ll find all types of new, used, and antique firearm, knives, and related accessories. Admission is $6.00 per person; children age 16 and under admitted free with paid adult admission. Parking is free. For additional information, contact Randie at 352-799-3605, or visit

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Best All-Around Plants for Hernando County
10:30am. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608. Do you plant, and re-plant? Are you tired of being frustrated with plants that disappoint? Learn how to choose the right plant for the right place! Making the right choice and properly caring for the plants will provide you with a beautiful yard you can enjoy and be proud of. 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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