Hernando Events for May 11

Published May 7 2018
Updated May 9 2018

Events

11 Friday

Breastfeeding Beginnings Class: The free class equips new and expectant families with information they need to have a successful breastfeeding 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. Event continues May 12.

Childbirth Preparation Program: The class will be followed by a personalized tour. Designed to help new parents be better prepared for their own birth experience. Call to RSVP. 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Oak Hill Hospital Maternity Suites Education Room, North Tower, 11307 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (844) 769-2229.

Bike Night: Hosted by the American Legion Riders Chapter 186, the event is free and open to the public. The event includes a 5-class bike show, raffles and food available for purchase. All proceeds support the postís Legacy Scholarship Fund. Those interested in entering the show can call Steve Tyler. 6 to 10 p.m. $10 entry fee. American Legion Post 186, 12091 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (813) 857-3671.

Arc Nature Coast Spring Fling Dance: Music provided by PJ the DJ. Volunteers, parents and children ages 12 and younger are free. 7 to 10 p.m. $5, includes refreshments. Arc Nature Coast Education Center and Regional Evacuation Shelter, 6495 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 544-2322, ext. 109.

12 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.

Master Gardener Nursery: Spruce up a landscape or garden space ó 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.

Childbirth Preparation Program: The class will be followed by a personalized tour. Designed to help new parents be better prepared for their own birth experience. Call to RSVP. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Oak Hill Hospital Maternity Suites Education Room, North Tower, 11307 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (844) 769-2229.

Motherís Day at the Botanical Gardens: Children will have an opportunity to make a special card for their mother for Motherís Day. Art supplies will be provided. Rain date is May 13. The first 50 children will receive a fresh carnation to give their mother. 9:30 a.m. to noon. Free. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933.

Mermaid Chase Paddling Race: A 3.5-mile loop along the Bayport/Linda Pedersen Paddling Trail. Benefits coastal restoration. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Early bird: single and double occupancy, with or without kayak rental, $35-$60. Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 754-4433.

Animal Services Spring Fling: The public is invited to an open house to visit the shelter and tour the dog and cat kennels and outdoor spree areas. Volunteers will provide tours and introduce some of the adoptable animals. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Hernando County Animal Services, 19450 Oliver St., Brooksville. (352) 796-5062.

Spring Market Day: Local growers, crafters and artisans, including for-profits, nonprofits and food trucks will showcase homemade and homegrown goods, crafts, candles, soaps, honey, eggs, produce and baked goods. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Tractor Supply, 18471 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

13 Sunday

Brooksville Farmersí 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.

16 Wednesday

Tools to Quit Smoking Program: Free seminar to help tobacco users quit. Presented by Area Health Education Center and the hospital. Participants receive four weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum or lozenges). Call to RSVP. 4 to 6 p.m. Free, registration required. Oak Hill Hospitalís Graduate Medical Education Building, 11307 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (813) 929-1000.

Low-Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic: Sponsored by the Florida International Teaching Zoo veterinary staff. Vaccinations are administered by a veterinarian. Documentation is provided. Proceeds are tax-deductible contributions that benefit the teaching zoo facility in Bushnell. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats are $8; puppy distemper-parvo combo, $17; cat distemper combo, $17; Bordatella/kennel cough, $18. Tractor Supply, 18471 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 867-7788.

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