Hernando Events for Jan. 5

Published January 2 2018
Updated January 4 2018

5 Friday

Friends of Weeki Wachee Yard Sale: Various vendors will have common and unique treasures for sale. Proceeds from vendor space rentals benefit Friends of Weeki Wachee. For vendor information, call Chuck. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 592-0097. Event continues on Jan. 6.

Rude Guests in the Garden: Learn to identify and eliminate those plant pests that plague your yard and Florida’s natural areas. No registration needed. 10 a.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Healthy Pregnancy Class: Expectant parents will learn how to keep themselves and their babies healthy as they take their pregnancy journey. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Free. Oak Hill Hospital Maternity Suites Education Room, North Tower, 11307 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (844) 769-2229.

Childbirth Preparation Refresher: Perfect for expectant parents who have older children. Class will help you prepare for your next birth experience. 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Oak Hill Hospital Maternity Suites Education Room, North Tower, 11307 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (844) 769-2229.

6 Saturday

Croom Zoom: Participants have a choice of four distances: 100-mile, 100K, 50K or 25K race through the Withlacoochee State Forest. Everyone begins with a 2.2-mile starter loop and then the 100K will run six loops, 50K will run three loops, and the 25K will run one loop along with an additional starter loop. Pre-race packets can be picked up from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 5 at the race start/finish location. 25K starts at 7 a.m. T-shirts guaranteed for those who pre-register. Trophies awarded in all four distances, and for overall male and female. 6 a.m. Pre-registration: $45 25K, $65 50K, $85 100K, $140 100M; additional $10 the day of race. Croom Trails at Tucker Hill Fire Tower, 26416 Croom Road, Brooksville. (813) 232-5200. croomzoom.com.

Toy Train, Collectible and Hobby Show: Enjoy a running train layout, drawings and vendors selling model trains, collectibles, diecast cars and more. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $5, 12 and younger free; $7 (early bird). Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (727) 244-1341.

Master Gardener Nursery: Find healthy native and Florida-friendly plants to spruce up landscapes, at bargain prices. Nursery open from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Saturdays, through March 31. 9 a.m. to noon. Free admission. Master Gardener Nursery, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. (352) 754-4433.

Beginners Archery: For ages 16 and older. The class includes all equipment and instruction. Call to RSVP. 10 a.m. Free, registration required. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Land of Forgotten Trees: Part of the Real Amazing Wildlife (RAW) photography series. The two-day workshop steps into the beauty of the forgotten trees: massive hickory, chestnut and oak trees within the 148 acres of protected land, part of the Hernando County Environmental Sensitive Lands. Workshop includes history of preserve and camera basics class. Day two includes hike to photograph trees and vines among them. Bring your camera, tripod, water, snacks, bug spray and sturdy shoes. Visit website to register. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Advance registration is $50, $20 for just the workshop. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 232-6092. creative-nature-photography.com.

Childbirth Preparation Program: The six-hour class will be followed by a personalized tour. Designed to help new parents be better prepared for their own birth experience. Call to RSVP. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Oak Hill Hospital Maternity Suites Education Room, North Tower, 11307 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (844) 769-2229.

Soup-A-Thon: Sample as many of 20 soups (with bread and butter) from 63 restaurants as you can in 90 minutes. Sittings at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1:30 to 3 p.m., 3:30 to 5 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. $7 advance only. St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 238-1878 or (352) 596-4709.

Breastfeeding Beginnings Class: Class equips new and expectant families with the information they need to have a successful breastfeeding journey. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free. Oak Hill Hospital Maternity Suites Education Room, North Tower, 11307 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (844) 769-2229.

7 Sunday

Spring Hill Marathon Mania: The annual event is the only run in the area where you can qualify for the Boston Marathon. The course starts at the park and heads south on the Suncoast Trail, which is closed off to motor vehicles. There will be six hydration stations and police support. All runners receive finisher’s medal at the finish line, and Cupcake runners receive a special cupcake medal. First, second and third overall female and male winners receive trophies. Following the race, participants are invited to the Race Party Festival which will include music and entertainment, bounce house, face painting and more. Bring your lawn chair. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. $85 Marathon, $75 Half Marathon, $50 10K (prices increase after Oct. 31); $30 5K (registration ends Dec. 8), and $5 Cupcake Race (registration ends Dec. 1). Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill.

8 Monday

Hernando Computer Club Open House/Newcomer Orientation: For those interested in learning about the club. Light refreshments served. 10 a.m. Free. Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 684-7171.

Stabilize Your Blood Glucose: Part of the education series, the lecture will cover food combinations and swaps to help stabilize your blood glucose. Bring any recipes that you may have used and share. Call to RSVP. 1 p.m. Free. Access Health Care, 5382 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 200-2190.

9 Tuesday

Bird Photography: Photographer Alice Herden will explain how and where to look for a variety of birds. Learn about lenses, focus, camera settings and manual modes. To RSVP, visit website. 10 a.m. $20. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722. creative-nature-photography.com.

10 Wednesday

Florida’s Wild Edibles: Learn about edible plants that grow in the wild from Master Gardener, Rita Grant. No registration necessary. 10:30 a.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6230.

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