Things to do in Hernando County Week of August 27 – September 2, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 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 27, 2015
Current Events Commentary with Don Myers
2:00-3:00pm. 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 (Any opinions expressed are that of Col. Myers and not of Hernando County Public Library, staff or Hernando County Government).

Friday, August 28, 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

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Explore from Shore: Marsh

Explore from Shore
1:00-2:00pm. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road (CR-476, one mile west of US-41N), Brooksville, 34601. Join the Chinsegut Conservation Center Staff in exploring animals, plants, and a famous confection that originated over 2000 years ago from marsh plants. Just in time to appreciate National Toasted Marshmallow Day! The program is free and open to the public; registration is requested. To register, or for information, call 352-754-6722, or visit

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Thomas Edison Visits Chinsegut Hill
6:00pm. Chinsegut Hill Manor House, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, Brooksville, 34601. The Friends of Chinsegut Hill invite you to join them for a five-course dinner and special historical presentation about the great inventor and his time in Florida. Friends of Chinsegut Hill members, $40.00 per person; non-members, $45.00 per person. Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets early by emailing [email protected], or call 352-799-5400.

Saturday, August 29, 2015
2015 College Football Kickoff Party

2015 College Football Kickoff Party
6:00-10:00pm. Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place (off W. Jefferson Street, via Darby Lane), Brooksville. Help kick off the college football season! Dress in your favorite college gear for a full evening of fun, including a BBQ dinner, corn hole toss, a raffle for a TV, 50/50 drawing, door prizes, cold beer and music. Admission: $15.00 per person includes BBQ dinner and non-alcoholic beverages; beer and wine will be available for purchase. For more information, call 352-540-3830, or visit

Saturday, August 29, 2015
34th Annual Red Mule Runners Labor Day 5K (red mule timing race)
Registration 6:30am; Race starts 8:00am. McKethan Lake Park, 15185 Broad Street (US-41), 7 miles North of Brooksville. Enjoy the cool shade of the Withlacoochee State Forest as you compete to in this timed race. Enjoy DJ entertainment, refreshments, and fresh fruit following the race. Awards will be presented to overall male and female winners, first through third place in various age divisions, and first through fifth place for the 14-19 age groups. For race information, call Jennifer at 352-346-5182 or Judy at 352-585-7495, or email [email protected]

Saturday, August 29, 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 29 – Sunday, August 30, 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, August 30, 2015
Towne Square Farmer’s Market
Sundays, 10:00am-3:00pm. The Towne Square Mall, 5236 Commercial Way (US-19), Spring Hill, 34606. Extend your fresh produce shopping to Sunday in the air-conditioned comfort of the indoor market area. Shop to your heart’s content for fresh produce, veggies and more! For information, call Richie at 352-340-7579.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Monster Transmission / Chick-Fil-A Charity Cruise-In

Monster Transmission
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’s charity is Jericho Road. For more information, call 1-800-708-0087 or email [email protected]

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