Hernando Events for May 18

Published May 14 2018


18 Friday

Gopher Tortoise Biology and Conservation: Join regional gopher tortoise biologist Kelly OíConnor for a detailed look at the life history of gopher tortoises and information on how you can help protect the unique species. 10 to 11 a.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

19 Saturday

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.

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

Rain Barrel Workshop: Reduce dependence on irrigation by using collected rainwater in the garden. Advance registration and payment required. Bring a vehicle large enough to accommodate a 55-gallon barrel. Send check to: HCUD, 15635 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613, and write "rain barrel workshop May 19" on the envelope. Attendance at workshop is mandatory to receive rain barrel. 10:30 a.m. $50, includes a completed rain barrel (Hernando County Utilities customers receive a one-time $25 credit on their water bill). Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6230.

20 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.

22 Tuesday

Big Brothers Big Sisters 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. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 410-4442.

23 Wednesday

Memorial Day Tribute to Veterans: The event includes a ceremony honoring veterans, food, music and a flag folding ceremony. Each veteran will receive a recognition certificate and a pin for their service. Call Bobbie to RSVP. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail, Spring Hill. (352) 596-2055.

24 Thursday

Enrichment Center Senior Prom: In honor of May being Older Americanís Month, the annual event is free and open to the public. Entertainment will be provided by Louie Fortunato; photos provided by Woodside Photography. Call to RSVP. 5 to 8 p.m. Free, registration required. Glen Lakes Country Club, 9000 Glen Lakes Blvd., Weeki Wachee. (352) 544-6022.