Events for the week, April 24-30

Bike riders enjoy Brooksville’s Good Neighbor Trail.

Times files (2009)

Bike riders enjoy Brooksville’s Good Neighbor Trail.

Today

Hernando Philippine-American Association Easter Sunday Picnic in the Park: Free burgers, hot dogs and soda. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share. There will be games, music, prizes, karaoke and dancing. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 848-1031 or (352) 666-5381.

Monday

Resume writing workshop at library: Topics include six typical resume-writing mistakes, what to include in a resume, what not to put in a resume, action verb usage, questions and answers, and resume critique. Provided by Career Central. 5:30 p.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

PHCC Cover Letter and Resume Workshop: The workshop will cover the latest trends in preparing successful cover letters and resumes, and offer tips on what employers value in these documents. Participants will receive assistance in drafting and updating their resumes and should bring a flash drive or other memory device. Class size is limited; call to register. 6 to 9 p.m. No cost to participate. Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422.

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Microsoft Word': Learn to create, save and revise documents using fonts, formats and cutting and pasting. The use of color and graphics will also be covered. The workshop is designed for beginners, but users of all levels who are not familiar with Microsoft Office are encouraged to participate. 6 to 9 p.m. $18. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.

Tuesday

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Microsoft Outlook': Learn to schedule, set tasks, make contacts and organize e-mail using Outlook for both personal and professional responsibilities. 4 to 7 p.m. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. $18. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.

Library to show 'Tangled': The animated film is rated PG and puts a twist on the classic story of Rapunzel. Families are encouraged to bring drinks (must be in covered containers). Popcorn will be provided by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. 6 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Free. (352) 540-6391.

Wednesday

Brooksville Music Club scholarship winners presentation: The scholarship winners include John Thomas Campbell, pianist (Nature Coast Technical High School); Austin White, pianist (Springstead High School); Parker Steinkamp, cellist (Hernando High School), and Sloan Griffin, pianist (Central High School). 1 p.m. Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. (352) 799-6448.

Military service academy open house: U.S. Rep. Richard Nugent hosts this event for students interested in learning more about or applying to a military service academy and the eligibility requirements for a congressional appointment. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hernando County Government Center, commission chambers, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. (352) 799-8354.

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Microsoft PowerPoint': Learn to create simple on-screen presentations, insert text and objects, use proofing tools and modify slides. 6 to 9 p.m. $18. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.

Thursday

Library to show 'Invincible': The film is based on the true story of Vince Papale, a part-time bartender and Philadelphia Eagles fan who makes it onto the pro football team. The movie, rated PG, stars Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear and Elizabeth Banks. 2 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 540-6391.

St. Frances Cabrini Parish Spring Carnival: Includes rides, games, food and entertainment. 4 p.m. Free parking and admission. St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9666. stfrances.org.

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Microsoft Excel': Excel is used to produce professional spreadsheets that perform numeric calculations rapidly and accurately. Learn how to enter and edit data, create and edit formulas, and use predefined functions such as AutoSum, Average, Min, Max and Count. 6 to 9 p.m. $18. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.

Shark Theater presents 'Cafe Cabaret': This musical revue is a collaboration of the theater and culinary arts departments at Nature Coast Technical High School. Songs from Broadway and off-Broadway will be presented cabaret style along with desserts and coffee. The eight-member cast will perform 22 songs from 22 different musicals, such as The Lion King, Jersey Boys, Cabaret and Anything Goes. All seats are reserved. 7 p.m. $12 adults; $10 for students (recommended for ages 7 and older). Black Box Theater at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.

Friday

Children's Stories and Crafts Program: The themed programs include stories, songs, games and crafts. Starts at 11 a.m. for ages 18 to 35 months and at 11:45 a.m. for ages 3 to 5 years. This six-week program (through May 13) is provided by the Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Stringbreak Music Fest: This festival features dancing, craft exhibitors, camping, food, drink and kids' activities, plus a variety of music, from alternative, country and Americana to Cajun and bluegrass. More than 25 bands will play on four stages. Featuring country/rock/blues groups Paul Thorn, Rockin' Acoustic Circus, the Chapmans, Searson, local favorites Have Gun Will Travel, Blushin' Roulettes, Michael Reno Harrell and Blue Ribbon Healers. 1 p.m. $10 Friday, $35 Saturday and $15 Sunday. Youth ages 13 to 18, $10; 12 and under free. Three-day pass with camping $85. Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. (352) 754-3082. lindentertainment.com/General_Pages/newhomepage.htm.

St. Frances Cabrini Parish Spring Carnival: Includes rides, games, food and entertainment. 4 p.m. Free parking and admission. St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9666. stfrances.org.

Birding and Wildlife Festival's Evening of Bats and Ballads: Bat presentation and viewing of bat emergence with George and Cyndi Marks, and music performance by Dale Crider. Dinner provided by Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant. Limited to 100 participants. 6 to 9 p.m. $7.50 in advance or $10 at the gate; children 5 and younger eat free. Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 7546722.

Lincoln Day Dinner: Hosted by the Hernando County Republican Executive Committee. Featuring Gov. Rick Scott as the keynote speaker. Entertainment provided by renowned George W. Bush impersonator John Morgan, who has appeared on The View, America's Got Talent and at Sean Hannity's Freedom Concerts. He also was a finalist on ABC's reality show The Next Best Thing. There will be valet parking and a cash bar. Other guests will include U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent, state Reps. Rob Schenck and Kelli Stargel, Hernando Sheriff Al Nienhuis, Clerk of Court Karen Nicolai and Hernando County commissioners Dave Russell, Jeff Stabins, John Druzbick and Jim Adkins. To reserve tickets, send e-mail to chairman@hernandorepublicans.org. 6 p.m. $75 general admission, $125 VIP (includes admission to private reception with Gov. Scott). Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. (352) 686-8200.

Shark Theater presents 'Cafe Cabaret': This musical revue is a collaboration of the theater and culinary arts departments at Nature Coast Technical High School. Songs from Broadway and off-Broadway will be presented cabaret style along with desserts and coffee. The eight-member cast will perform 22 songs from 22 different musicals, such as The Lion King, Jersey Boys, Cabaret and Anything Goes. All seats are reserved. 7 p.m. $12 adults; $10 for students (recommended for ages 7 and older). Black Box Theater at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.

Ghost Tours: Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, a four-story, 12-room house, built more than 151 years ago by Brooksville pioneer John May, is inhabited by the spirits of long-deceased family members, including May's 3-year-old daughter, Jessie. Hand-held cameras and recording devices welcome. Reservations required. 8 to 10 p.m. $20, cash only. Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. (352) 799-0129. hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

Saturday

Brooksville First Presbyterian Church Spring Festival: Starts with a breakfast buffet for $2 and a youth car wash. Games begin at 11 a.m. and include a double water slide, volleyball, horseshoe toss, face painting, children's jewelry making and other activities. There will be music throughout the day, featuring Above Gray Skies, Potter's Clay and the New Day Gospel Quartet. There will also be a community yard sale. Proceeds benefit the church's food pantry. 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission. Brooksville First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 796-4228.

Birding and Wildlife Festival: Celebration at Chinsegut Nature Center with bird, butterfly and wildflower walks; bird banding and building bird houses; bird of prey and bat presentations; landscaping talk and demonstration, and a puppet show. There will also be wildlife games and other activities for kids. Birding tours will be offered prior to the festival from 6:30 to 9 a.m., by reservation only. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale: There will be hundreds of plants for sale, including trees, shrubs, ferns, ground covers, perennials and vegetables. All plants are specifically grown to tolerate local climate conditions. All have been propagated and grown by the master gardeners. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Hernando County Master Gardener Program. 9 a.m. to noon. (352) 754-4433.

Crystal River Boat Bash and Earth Day: Earth Day activities feature educational demonstrations, a flint knapper, kids activities, an aquatic touch tank, recycling tips and a one-hour guided "fire walk" of native plants and the benefit of fire. Boat Bash is a celebration of small watercraft with a small craft display, boat-building demonstrations, hands-on boat-building activities and land and water small craft displays. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Crystal River Preserve State Park, 3266 N Sailboat Ave., Crystal River. (352) 563-1136. crystalriverstateparks.org.

For Each 1 Reach 1 Mentoring Program/Boys and Girls Club of Hernando County Extravaganza Community Event: Includes competitive sports, carnival games, 50/50 raffle, vendors and food. Register your child for a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Proceeds benefit both local programs. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Boys and Girls Club of Hernando County, 5404 Applegate Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 556-2768.

27th annual 'Art in the Park' art, craft and music festival: Includes fine arts and crafts (juried show), a countywide student art exhibit, free children's art activity zone (includes a Mother's Day cardmaking station) and continuous entertainment. The Society of Creative Anachronism will offer medieval re-creations of arts, science and art of the blade. The event is presented by the Hernando County Fine Arts Council. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission; $1 parking. Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. (352) 754-4788.

St. Frances Cabrini Parish Spring Carnival: Includes rides, games, food and entertainment. 10 a.m. Free parking and admission. St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9666. stfrances.org.

Stringbreak Music Fest: This festival features dancing, craft exhibitors, camping, food, drink and kids activities, plus a variety of music, from alternative, country and Americana to Cajun and bluegrass. More than 25 bands will play on four stages. Featuring country/rock/blues groups Rockin' Acoustic Circus, the Greencards, Bearfoot, the Chapmans, Searson, Missy Raines and the New Hip, Blushin' Roulettes, Michael Reno Harrell and Blue Ribbon Healers. 11 a.m. $35 Saturday, $15 Sunday. Youth ages 13 to 18, $10; 12 and younger free. Three-day pass with camping $85. Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. (352) 754-3082. lindentertainment.com/General_Pages/newhomepage.htm.

Tea Time in Spring Hill: Spring Hill Regional Hospital's Women's Advisory Council hosts this event, which includes door prizes, giveaways and refreshments, as well as free lectures on women's health and wellness, healthy cooking, massages, cosmetic demonstrations, free blood sugar and cholesterol screenings, free blood pressure checks and face-painting for children. Vendors will be on hand for Mother's Day shopping. Participants should dress for tea. There will be a contest for best tea hat. Children are welcome. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $3 admission, to benefit the Dawn Center. Spring Hill Regional Hospital, 10461 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 666-6325.

'Tea for Two' spring fashion show: Featuring a tea, fashion show, musical entertainment, vendors, raffles and gifts. Fashions will be presented by La-Te-Da of Crystal River and entertainment by Mid-Life Crisis. Appropriate tea attire is encouraged. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $21 per ticket; seating is limited. Hernando Beach Yacht Club, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 688-6598.

Shark Theater presents 'Cafe Cabaret': This musical revue is a collaboration of the theater and culinary arts departments at Nature Coast Technical High School. Songs from Broadway and off-Broadway will be presented cabaret style along with desserts and coffee. The eight-member cast will perform 22 songs from 22 different musicals, such as The Lion King, Jersey Boys, Cabaret and Anything Goes. All seats are reserved. 7 p.m. $12 adults; $10 for students (recommended for ages 7 and older). Black Box Theater at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.

High Point Open Mic: Musicians can sign up and perform. Bring snacks and drinks. 6 to 9 p.m. Free. High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. (352) 597-1113.

Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Social: DJ Dave will entertain. Bring your own snacks and beverages (and ice, if needed). No lessons provided, but instructors will be available. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $5. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 397-6088.

Talent Quest Florida 2011 National Karaoke Singing Contest: Contestants compete in three categories: country, pop and masters. Men and women singers compete separately to reach the national finals in Laughlin, Nev., where cash prizes totaling $27,000 are guaranteed and split between 18 winners. Winners from the local contest advance to a regional contest, and those winners compete in the national contest. Continues each Saturday through June 11. Stop by the post or call to sign up. 7 p.m. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 618-322-4646.

Ghost Tours: Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, a four-story, 12-room house, built more than 151 years ago by Brooksville pioneer John May, is inhabited by the spirits of long-deceased family members, including May's 3-year-old daughter, Jessie. Hand-held cameras and recording devices welcome. Reservations required. 8 to 10 p.m. $20, cash only. Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. (352) 799-0129. hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

Friday

Brooksville Arbor Day Celebration: The event will be at the Good Neighbor Trail head at Russell Street Park. The county forester from the Florida Division of Forestry will discuss choosing proper trees for this region and how to care for and maintain them. Also, students from Hernando High School's State 22 Program have created posters on "What Arbor Day Means to Me;" prizes will be awarded. Students, with the help of city sy staff, will plant trees that have been donated by Stewart's Tree Service and Lowe's of Brooksville. 10 a.m. Russell Street Park, 70 Russell St., Brooksville. (352) 540-3810.

Events for the week, April 24-30 04/23/11 [Last modified: Saturday, April 23, 2011 3:05pm]

© 2014 Tampa Bay Times

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...