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

july-fourth-sparkler.jpg Saturday, July 4, 2015
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.

Use this one for cruise in Tuesday, July 7, 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 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.

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