Hernando Events for April 20

Published April 16 2018
Updated April 18 2018


20 Friday

Beginning Birding: Learn to identify birds at feeders and during a short walk. Binoculars and field guides available to use. All skill levels and ages welcome. Text to RSVP. 8 a.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 428-2629.

Church Yard Sale: A variety of items will be available. Hosted by the Women’s Alliance. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hope Community Bible Church, 13241 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 686-6020.

Sectional Bridge Tournament: Single sessions will be held at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. April 19 and 20. Open Swiss play begins at 10 a.m. April 21, buffet lunch is included. Complimentary light breakfast at 8:30 a.m. each day; free coffee, tea and light snacks provided. 10 a.m. $11 per session (April 19 and 20), $26 per person (April 21). Nature Coast Bridge Club, 3009 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (727) 215-7651.

NAMI Hernando’s Lunch & Learn: This month’s topic: ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Act Savings Account. The speaker will be Scott Taylor. Free lunch provided. Noon to 1 p.m. Free, registration required. NAMI’s the Beautiful Mind Center, 10554 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 684-0004.

Heimatabend Celebration: Join the German American Club for a "Folkloric Evening" of dancing to music by Manni Daum. Includes open-faced sandwiches. Bring your own beverage. 5:30 p.m. $20, $16 members (advance only). Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., Brooksville. (352) 688-3744.

Firefly Night Hike: Bring the kids along to locate some of the abundant fireflies at Chinsegut. No jars needed. In honor of Earth Day (April 22), learn how you contribute to the decline or success of wildlife through our actions. Requires a 1-mile hike. 7:30 p.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

21 Saturday

Springstead High School Flea Market: Vendors welcome, must provide own table, chair, etc. Located in the theatre parking lot. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor spaces are $10, includes two car spaces. Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-3528.

Earth Day Spring Clean-Up: Join members of the city of Brooksville Beautification Board for a brief orientation before heading out in groups to city streets. Trash bags and safety vests will be provided. A picnic lunch will be provided upon return to city hall. If you can’t make it, clean up your neighborhood streets. 9 a.m. Free. Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-3810.

View Nesting Purple Martins with Audubon Society: Caravan from business parking lot a short distance to a private residence where many Purple Martins are breeding and will be feeding their young. Text to RSVP or for information. 9 a.m. Free. Remington Outpost, 26300 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 428-2629.

Children in the Wild: Earth Day: Children of all ages are invited to learn about native plants, look for pollinators and find out about actions everyone can take to show appreciation for the earth. 2 to 3 p.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Relay for Life Bowl-A-Thon: Bowl three games at this tournament with a raffle and gift basket drawing. Includes shoes. Benefits the American Cancer Society. 6 to 9 p.m. $15. Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 597-6317.

22 Sunday

Brooksville Farmers’ Market: Hernando County farmers and agricultural producers offer their finest, including fresh produce, meats and seafood. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Hernando County Health Department, 300 S. Main St., Brooksville. (727) 422-3360.

23 Monday

Law Enforcement Torch Run: The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office joins more than 300 Florida agencies in this annual statewide torch run to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Florida. The race will begin and end at the park. Call Michael Terry for information. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Free to participate; T-shirts are $15, hats are $10. Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. (352) 238-4801.

24 Tuesday

Active Shooter Preparedness Class: The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office will host the information session in Building B, Room 105. The deadline to sign up is April 22. To RSVP, visit hernandosheriff.org/applications/InternetClassSignup. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Pasco-Hernando State College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422.

Michigan Club Picnic: Open to former or current residents of Michigan. Call Phyllis Kreft at (734) 612-9939 or Barb Selbach at (352) 592-9663 to RSVP. Noon. Bring a dish to share and your own drink. Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill.

Big Brother Big Sister Orientation/Training : Learn how you can become a big brother or big sister and help change the life of a child facing adversity. Learn about the programs, commitments and expectations. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free. Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 410-4442.

Advances in Breast Health: The seminar is part of the hospital’s For Your Health community education series. Conducted by Dr. Alene Wright; registered nurse Cheryl Whitman, and Michelle Ryder, registered technologist radiology and mammography. Q and A to follow. A complimentary hot meal will be served. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free, registration required. Oak Hill Hospital’s Graduate Medical Education Building, 11307 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-6333.

25 Wednesday

Rain Barrel Workshop: Cope with watering restrictions and reduce water dependence by learning how to make, decorate and place a rain barrel in the landscape to harvest rainwater. Hernando County residents only. Advance registration and payment required. Write ‘Rain Barrel Workshop April 25’ on envelope. Bring a vehicle that can accommodate a 50-gallon barrel. Mail to: Hernando County Utilities Administration Building, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. 10:30 a.m. $50 per completed barrel; plus one-time $25 credit on Hernando County Utilities bill. Hernando County Utilities Administration Building, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 540-6230.

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