Things to do in Hernando County Week of May 21 – May 27, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Book Discussion: The Fortunate Pilgrim

2:00pm. West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville, 34613. Join the group for the monthly gathering and lively discussion of this month’s book, The Fortunate Pilgrim by Mario Puzo. 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


Thursday, May 21, 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 /


Thursday, May 21, 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 Sectarianism in the Middle East. For more information, call 352-754-4043, or visit .

Friday, May 22, 2015
Raise the Roof Men Bake

6:00-10:00pm. Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Brooksville, 34609. Raise the Roof Men Bake challenges prominent men in the community to devote one day to help eliminate poverty by baking a cake, walking the red carpet and having the “celebrity” cake auctioned off. There will also be a men baking contest with baked items judged on appearance, taste, and a “People’s Choice” category. Enjoy a great evening of baking entertainment, a live and a silent auction, and more – all to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Advance purchase tickets only, $50.00 per person, includes a scrumptious dinner! To participate, purchase tickets, or for information, call 352-754-1159, or visit .

Friday, May 22 – Saturday, May 23, 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 / .


Saturday, May 23, 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, May 23, 2015
9th Annual Spring Lake 5K Run / 2-Mile Fun Walk

7:00am Registration; 8:00am Race begins. The ARC Nature Coast, 5283 Neff Lake Road, Brooksville, 34601. The annual run and walk takes you through scenic rolling hills, with a run through an equestrian stable along the way. Prizes are awarded three deep in the various age groups. The participants will enjoy a post-race food fest. The entry is $25.00 for the 5K race; $20.00 for the 2-mile fun walk. Registration is online at . For additional information, call 352-544-2322, ext. 112.

Saturday May 23-Monday, May 25, 2015

The 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. 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.

Saturday, May 23 – Sunday, May 24 – Monday, May 25, 2015  

(Open Memorial Day)
2015 Spring Sunflower Maze, Spring Crops and Farm Activities

10:00am-4:00pm (last ticket sell time is 3:00pm). Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Rd. (off US-41), Masaryktown, 34604. Maze your way through the paths of 8-10ft. tall sunflowers in search of the exit! Six acres of fun to enjoy hay rides, the picnic area, the rubber duck race, the web maze, animals, crafts, fresh produce and the U-Pick area! Sturdy shoes are suggested (no open toe shoes, sandals, flip flops), along with sunscreen and a hat. Don’t forget your camera! Adults: $9.50; Ages 3-11: $5.00; under age three: Free. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. (Note: no credit cards or checks accepted; no ATM on site). 352-279-0977 /

Saturday, May 23 – Sunday, May 24, 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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