Hernando Events for June 8

Published June 4 2018
Updated June 6 2018


8 Friday

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Kickoff: The event is open to the public and will include free activities, crafts, story time, giveaways and community resources. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill.

9 Saturday

Master Gardener Nursery: Spruce up a landscape or garden space — find a large selection of Florida native and Florida-friendly plants, all from healthy stock, at budget prices, at nursery open from 9 a.m. to noon, each Wednesday and Saturday. Free. Master Gardener Nursery, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. (352) 754-4433.

First-Time Home Buyers Class: The class is provided by the Hernando County Housing Authority in partnership with Solita’s House. (A Spanish-only class will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 23) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free, registration required. Arc Nature Coast Education Center and Regional Evacuation Shelter, 6495 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4160, ext. 3. solitashouse.wufoo.com/forms/m1m4a6b51cd4osl.

Pet Adoption and Awareness Event: The event will include local foster groups, therapy and service animal groups, Southeastern Guide Dogs, raffles, 50/50s, silent auctions, food vendors, games, music and store bargains. Learn about Thrifty Dog, a nonprofit foundation advocating for animals through monetary aid, education and awareness. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Thrifty Dog Thrift Store, 9017 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 701-1107.

Pig Roast Luau: The event is a fundraiser to send a veteran on an Honor Flight and to raise funds to host a holiday party for family members of the Army National Guard Helicopter Battalion. The event includes entertainment provided by Kenn ‘E’ Grube, Elvis impersonator, 50/50 tickets and a basket raffle. 5 p.m. $20, includes pig roast, potatoes, baked beans and dessert. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 232-6409.

Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Social: Bring your own snacks and beverages (and ice, if needed). No lessons provided, but instructors are on hand to give assistance if needed. Singles and couples welcome, and are encouraged to wear "slidey" shoes (No open back sandals, foot tubes will be available to put over shoes if needed). Doors open at 6 p.m. Call Norma to RSVP. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $5. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brooksville. (352) 397-6088.

10 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.

13 Wednesday

Rain Gardens: Learn simple techniques to have a beautiful and efficient rain garden. Rain gardens let rain water infiltrate the soil and not turn into stormwater runoff. 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.