Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Hernando events, Aug. 12


Related News/Archive

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 Sportsman's Club Gun and Knife Show: The show will include new, used and antique firearms, knives and accessories. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6; children 15 and younger will be admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 799-3605.

Stage West presents 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee': This one-act musical comedy centers around a middle school spelling bee where six quirky adolescent outsiders vie for the championship. The spelling bee is run by three equally quirky grown-ups. 2 p.m. Tickets are $10. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113.


Pest Resistant Plants: Save time, money and effort and minimize landscape problems by choosing plants that can withstand pests. Program presented by urban horticulture agent Jim Moll of the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. 5:30 p.m. Free. Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. (352) 754-4433.


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.

Summer Cabaret Series presents Lil Deuce Coupe: The band will perform music from doo-wop to disco at this indoor concert hosted by the Spring Hill Community Association. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase. 7 to 10 p.m. $12 per person, includes snacks throughout the evening. Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 666-4746.

Movie Night in the Park: The Lorax, rated PG, will be shown. The 2012 animated film is based on the Dr. Seuss children's book. Kettle corn, snow cones and drinks will be available for purchase. Hosted by Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department. 8 p.m. Free. Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. (352) 540-3835.


Hernando Aero Modelers RC Summer Swap Meet: Food and beverages available. 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $3 per person or $5 per carload. Free parking. Free tables for vendors. Hernando Aero Modelers Field at Cemex entrance road, 16301 Ponce De Leon Blvd., north of Brooksville. (352) 346-9948.

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.

Firearms safety class: Provides lessons on the basics of firearms safety around the home and the fundamentals of pistol shooting. Time on the range is included. Completion of this class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit. Class size is limited; registration required. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $60. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-9931.

How to Read Your GPS boating class: Bring your GPS if you have one. Those who do not own one should not make a purchase until after taking this practical course, which will show what buttons to push and how to get to one's destination and back. 9 a.m. to noon. $35. Hernando Beach Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach. (352) 397-5417.

Backpack giveaway: More than 1,000 homeless and needy Hernando County children will receive backpacks and supplies at this event, sponsored by Behind the Stone Ministries, Kids Central, Devereux Kids and the Spring Hill 34606 Neighborhood Project. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 345-5954.

Humane Society of the Nature Coast adoption event: Rescue groups, including Florida Boxer Rescue, will be on hand with dogs available for adoption. All shoppers will receive 10 percent off their purchases. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Humane Society of the Nature Coast ReTAIL Outlet and Adoption Center at Gulf View Square mall, 9409 U.S. 19, Suite 369, Port Richey. (727) 842-9279.

Low-cost pet vaccination clinic: Sponsored by the Florida International Teaching Zoo veterinary staff. All vaccinations will be administered by a veterinarian. Documentation will be provided. Proceeds are tax-deductible contributions that will benefit the teaching zoo facility under construction in Bushnell. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats will be $6. Dog distemper-parvovirus combo shots and cat distemper shots will be $14, and kennel cough (Bordetella) shots for dogs will be $15. Tractor Supply Co., 18471 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 867-7788.

'The Chicago Caper' murder-mystery dinner show: The show is set in a speakeasy in 1928 Chicago, where notorious gangster "Hal" Capone has disappeared. The crime lord's disappearance is only part of the mystery when murder is discovered. A dinner of stuffed shells is included. 5:30 p.m. $20 for yacht club members; $25 for nonmembers. Hernando Beach Yacht Club, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (813) 610-8511.

'The Not So Newlywed Game': There will be a break for dinner, which will include antipasto salad, lasagna, garlic bread and dessert. Music will be provided by Mr. Ivory. 6 p.m. $15 per person; tickets must be purchased at the bar. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 863-2520.

Hernando events, Aug. 12 08/11/12 [Last modified: Saturday, August 11, 2012 4:31am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. With big concerts approaching, Tampa Bay venues remain vigilant after Manchester attack

    Public Safety

    In the aftermath of an explosion that killed at least 22 people — including children — moments after a pop concert ended in England on Monday night, local venues are assuring the public that security will continue to be tight at the Tampa Bay area's upcoming big-ticket shows.

    Fans cross Himes Avenue in Tampa toward Raymond James Stadium before the start of Beyonce's Formation World Tour in Tampa on April 29, 2016. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
  2. Kahwa Coffee to open second drive-thru store in St. Petersburg


    Kahwa Coffee will open its 12th location and fourth with a drive-thru in a former "farm store" in St. Petersburg.

    Kahwa Coffee will open its 12th location and fourth with a drive-thru in a former "farm store" in St. Petersburg.
[Times file photo]

  3. Editorial: Pie-in-the-sky Pier thinking


    A consultant's report commissioned by the city makes quite the case for feeling good about the new St. Petersburg Pier. The $80 million cost would be worth every dime because in just its first year of operation, the report from Lambert Advisory predicts, the Pier will create an economic impact of — you guessed it …

    A consultant’s report commissioned by the city makes quite the case for feeling good about the new St. Petersburg Pier. The reality is less tidy.
  4. Target Corp. reaches $18.5 million settlement with 47 states over data breach


    NEW YORK — Target Corp. has reached an $18.5 million settlement over a massive data breach that occurred before Christmas in 2013.

    Forty-seven states and the District of Columbia have reached an $18.5 million settlement with Target Corp. to resolve the states' probe into the discounter's massive pre-Christmas data breach in 2013. 
[Associated Press]
  5. Manchester police name bomber, hunt for accomplices

    Public Safety

    MANCHESTER, England — Investigators hunted Tuesday for possible accomplices of the suicide bomber who attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 people and sparking a stampede of young concertgoers, some still wearing the American pop star's trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons.

    Emergency services work at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig in Manchester, England Monday, May 22, 2017. Several people have died following reports of an explosion Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England, police said. A representative said the singer was not injured.  [Peter Byrne | PA via AP]