Tuesday, January 23, 2018
News Roundup

Hernando County events, Sept. 16 and beyond

Today

Breakfast buffet at Aripeka Elks: All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet that includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage patties, pancakes, French toast, hash brown casserole, Hawaiian kielbasa, biscuits and gravy, home fries, fresh fruit, pastries, coffee, tea and orange juice. 8 a.m. to noon. $7. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 863-2520.

Fairgrounds Flea Market and Thrift Store: Includes indoor and outdoor vendors. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4552.

'Bus Stop': Based on the 1955 play by William Inge, the drama is set in a rural diner where bus passengers take shelter during a bad storm. 2 p.m. $12. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Monday

Academia Hernando Fall 2012 Lecture Series: "Ghosts," presented by Michael Kruse, an award-winning writer for the Tampa Bay Times. 10 a.m. $55 for the series or $8 per lecture. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-0158.

Renaming and dedication of Sarah F. Davis Drive: This ceremony is in memory of Sarah F. Davis, a lifelong Brooksville resident who was killed in 2010. Davis was a teacher for 30 years and, after retirement, began a second career with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. The road being renamed in her honor, currently Newgate Street, connects St. Francis and School streets, with plans to extend it to connect with Emerson Road as part of an infrastructure improvement project in south Brooksville. 11 a.m. Sarah F. Davis Drive at St. Francis Street, Brooksville. (352) 540-6780.

Political forum for Hernando County candidates: Hosted by the Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus Student Government Association, which will facilitate questions. 5 p.m. PHCC North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. 1-877-879-7422.

'Termites And Your Florida Home': Learn how to protect a home from termites. Presented by urban horticulture agent Jim Moll. First come, first seated. 5:30 p.m. Free. Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. (352) 754-4433. extension.hernandocounty.us.

Tuesday

Library to show 'Real Steel': Starring Hugh Jackman as a robot boxing promoter forced to spend time with the 11-year-old son he didn't know he had. Rated PG-13. Includes popcorn and movie trivia. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 2 p.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.

Uncle John's Fishin' School 'Back to Basics': An introduction to the sport, covering the basics of fishing in freshwater and saltwater. There will be discussion on where and when to fish, what bait to use and what tackle is needed. 5 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 754-4043.

Accordion Adventure 'September Swing': This is an informal group of enthusiasts and accordionists of all levels. All types of musicians welcome. 6 to 9 p.m. $2 admission. Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 686-0975, (352) 442-5574.

Wednesday

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Basic Computers': Learn the basics of day-to-day computer use and the Windows operating system. 9 to 11 a.m. $12. The registration deadline is two days prior to class. Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. 1-877-879-7422.

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Beginning Digital Photography': This hands-on workshop compares and contrasts digital and film cameras and teaches basic camera operations. Students should bring cameras. 10 a.m. to noon. $12. The registration deadline is two days prior to class. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.

Thursday

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Windows Basics': Hands-on approach teaching the skills to navigate and use the Windows operating system efficiently and confidently. Includes using menus, icons, commands and dialog boxes. 10 a.m. to noon. $12. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.

Free showing of 'Broadcast Blues': Veteran journalist and filmmaker Sue Wilson's 2009 documentary offers a no-holds-barred look at the state of American broadcasting. It explores the state of the media and attempts to answer questions about what in the news is accurate and unbiased and who the "experts" are that explain complex issues. The free showing is sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Church in the Pines. 1 to 3 p.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 346-1516.

Community education candidates forum: Hosted by the African-American Club of Hernando, the NAACP Hernando County Branch and the Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast. All candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot have been invited to participate in this nonpartisan event. 5:30 p.m. Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. (352) 683-0323.

Friday

Blue Star Memorial dedication ceremony: The ceremony will honor wounded warriors. Sponsored by District VIII of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, it will include dedication of a Blue Star marker, patriotic music, the presentation of colors, speakers, a military tribute and a presentation about the history of Blue Star Memorial markers. The event will conclude with the playing of taps. Noon. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 592-5656. weekiwachee.com.

VFW Post 9236 fish and shrimp dinners: 5 to 7 p.m. Fish $6, shrimp $6.50, combo $7.50. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Entertainment at VFW Post 10209 featuring the Bendys: 7 to 10 p.m. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.

Ghost Tours: Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, a four-story, 12-room house, built more than 155 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. Handheld 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. hernandohistorical museumassoc.com.

'Bus Stop': Based on the 1955 play by William Inge, the drama is set in a rural diner where bus passengers take shelter during a bad storm. 8 p.m. $12. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Wild and Willey Comedy Show: Walt Willey is best known for his role as Jackson Montgomery for more than 20 years on All My Children. 8 p.m. $20 for Friday comedy show; $30 for Sept. 23 "Wild Bill" show; $45 for both. Masaryktown Community Center, 539 Lincoln Ave., Masaryktown. (352) 232-3308.

Saturday

Fairgrounds Flea Market and Thrift Store: Includes indoor and outdoor vendors. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4552.

Hernando County Farmers Market and Food Truck Rally: Area food trucks gather at the Hernando County Farmers Market. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Old Kmart parking lot, 2450 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (813) 679-7718.

Train show and swap meet: Vendors will show, sell and trade trains, tracks and accessories in various scales with a model train layout for viewing. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $4 for adults and free for ages 12 and younger; early admission starts at 9 a.m. for an additional $2. Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (727) 244-1341.

Bash Breast Cancer Poker Run: Proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure's Tampa Bay 3-Day. Registration at 11 a.m. Last bike out at 12:30 p.m. $10 per bike; $5 per additional rider. Draws at each stop are $2. Bayport Inn, 4835 Cortez Blvd., Bayport. (419)212-3021.

Bluesapalooza: Featuring music throughout the day, including the Blues Pig at 12:30 p.m., the Delta Swamp Rats at 2 p.m., Franc Robert and the Boxcar Tourists at 3:30 p.m., Josh Lamkin and Automatic Heat with Lalani Rothrock at 5 p.m. and Southern Hospitality at 7 p.m. There will be a variety of food and other vendors. Noon to 9 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and teens and $1 for ages 5 to 12; ages 4 and younger free. Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., north of Hernando Beach. (352) 754-4031. hernandocounty.us/parks_rec.

Organic Americana — Celebrating Regional Tastes and Music: Musical entertainment will kick off at 2 p.m., featuring the New 76ers, Sabal and Hardee Myer. Vendors will sell regional fresh foods. Artists and other vendors will also participate. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Friends of the Crystal River State Parks. 1 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $11 in advance and $12 on the day of the festival; children 6 and younger admitted free. Crystal River Preserve State Park (Eco-Walk Trailhead), 5990 N Tallahassee Road, Crystal River. (407) 927-8032. swampgroove.com.

Free 'Pirates! Band of Misfits' showing: The children's animated feature, rated PG, features the voices of Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman and Brendan Gleeson. With popcorn and movie trivia. Sponsored by Friends of the Library of Hernando County. 1 p.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.

Latin American Civic and Cultural Association's 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner-Dance: The band Somos Música will entertain, along with DJ Wille Matos. Includes a cocktail hour, a buffet dinner that will include sangria, and a complimentary drink at the bar. 6 p.m. Tickets are $50 each. Reservations required. Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. (352) 263-5066, 340-5066.

Puppets N' Night Prowl: Includes a puppet show and book reading at the lodge, followed by a night walk on the Pine Flatwoods trail. Bring a flashlight and insect repellent. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Park entry is $3 per vehicle, but the fee will be waived for those who bring a family-friendly book donation for Literacy Month. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.

Ghost Tours: Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, a four-story, 12-room house, built more than 155 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. Handheld 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. hernandohistorical museumassoc.com.

'Bus Stop': Based on the 1955 play by William Inge, the drama is set in a rural diner where bus passengers take shelter during a bad storm. 8 p.m. $12. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

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