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Hernando County events listing for May 12

Celebrate spring with a sunflower maze.

SKIP O’ROURKE | Times (2011)

Celebrate spring with a sunflower maze.

Home and garden


Evolution of Gardening: Presented by Sylvia Durell, coordinator of the Hernando County Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program. She will focus on the formal and elaborate gardens of centuries ago. Also learn how the nine principles of Florida-friendly landscaping help protect the state's fragile environment today. 5:30 p.m. Free. Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. (352) 540-6230. extension.

Markets and sales


Democrats host Yard Sale for Community Clinic: Hosted by the Hernando County Democratic Club, with funds raised to benefit the nonprofit clinic, which provides free primary medical, dental and mental health services to uninsured adults ages 18-64 who meet the federal poverty guidelines. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crescent Community Clinic, 5244 Commercial Way (Winchester Plaza), Spring Hill. (727) 919-3030.



'Catskills on Broadway': The film stars Freddie Roman, Mal Z. Lawrence, Dick Capri and Louise Duart, takes viewers back to the golden years of the Catskills, which has been known to have launched the careers of many great comics. 7 p.m. Free; donations welcome. Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. (352) 686-7034.



Community Garden Fair: Activities include fresh and grilled vegetable samples, raffles and prizes, guided tours of the gardens, garden and sustainable living chats with resident experts and vegetable planting activities for all ages. There will be presentations each hour. Hosted by Auro Community Garden, a community project sponsored by the Aurobeda Operation Foundation. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Auro Community Garden, 4095 Broad St., Brooksville. The garden is open from 9 a.m. to noon daily. (352) 238-9091.

Health Emphasis Weekend: Includes a discussion, "Basic Steps to Abundant Health" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and "Reversing Modern Lifestyle Diseases" at 5 p.m. Presented by Uchee Pines Health Institute of Seale, Ala. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hernando Mission Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 6032 Barclay Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 596-1878. hernandomission

Classes/self help


'Understanding Your Homeowners Insurance Policy' seminar: The program will be presented by Jennifer Wilson of Triad Public Adjusters. Topics include coverages, exclusions, deductibles, perils (sinkholes, fire, flood and hurricane), claims handling and protecting your home. Noon to 2:30 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. 1-866-546-1116.



High Point Dance: Music provided by Star Burst. 7 p.m. $5. High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. (352) 536-2745.

Family fun


Family Fair: Includes a dunk tank, bounce house, sack race, cotton candy and hot dogs. Food bags for the needy will be available. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Iglesia Cristo Misionera Refugio de Salvacion (Missionary Church Refuge of Salvation), 5111 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.


Sunflower Maze: Celebrate spring with a sunflower maze, hay rides, a veggie cannon, farm animals, mini potbelly pig races, goats on grass roofs, and story teller weekends through June 9. Visitors can bring their own picnic to enjoy under the oaks, or can purchase fresh squeezed lemonade and kettle corn. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (as well as Memorial Day). $8.50 for ages 11 and up; $4.50 for ages 3 to 11; free for kids under 2. Cash only. Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, Masaryktown. (352) 279-0977.

Just for kids


'Lunch for a Bear' children's program: Children ages 3 to 7 can learn about a bear's life through classroom and outdoor activities, games, crafts and story time. The program is part of the Children in the Wild monthly series. 10 to 11:30 a.m. No cost. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.



Train Show and Swap Meet: Vendors showing, selling and trading trains, tracks and accessories in various scales with a model train layout for children of all ages to enjoy. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $4 adults, 12 and younger free. Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (727) 244-1341.



Perry Oldenburg Hike: 9 to 11 a.m. No cost. Perry Oldenburg Mitigation Park, Deer Run Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.



Doug Spears Concert: The native Floridian and troubadour brings his blend of music and storytelling, including his latest recording, Welcome Home. Funds raised benefit the Citrus County Historical Society. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. $10 at the door; includes refreshments during intermission. Old Courthouse Heritage Museum, One Courthouse Square, Inverness. (352) 341-6427.


Alter Eagles Tribute Band: This is an outdoor concert event hosted by the Spring Hill Community Association. The band will perform some of the Eagles greatest hits, such as Hotel California, Desperado and Tequila Sunrise. Snacks will be served, and beer and wine will be sold. Seating is festival style; bring a chair or blanket. 6 to 8 p.m. $10; seating is limited, reservations recommended. Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 666-4746.


Orange Blossom Jamboree: This annual festival is strictly composed of Florida-based artists, companies and vendors. Headlining bands include Cope, the Heavy Pets, Ramblegrass, Free Range Roosters and Legacy. Overnight camping available; dogs and coolers welcome. Opens at 11 a.m. Thursday and continues through 6 p.m. May 19. Tickets vary $60-$240. Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville. (954) 769-1692.

On stage

TODAY, Friday and Saturday

The Producers: The Mel Brooks knee-slapping comedy continues through May 19. 8 p.m. 2 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $15. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113.



It's Jazz: The program is about the golden age of jazz in the 1950s and '60s. Presented by former NPR jazz radio announcer Peter LaMattina, who will play and discuss selections from the period. 3 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.


'Ready, Set, Wear It!' Life Jacket World Record Day: The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 15-08 will offer a Vessel Safety Check Station at the boat ramp. Safe vessel decals will be provided to boats that pass the safety check. There will also be a photo taken at 11 a.m. of individuals wearing their personal flotation devices (life jackets), to attempt to beat last year's world record of the most life jackets worn by participants across the U.S., Canada and abroad. All boating advocates and community members are encouraged to come out and wear a life jacket for the photo. 8 to 11 a.m. Hernando Beach Boat Ramp, Calienta Street, Hernando Beach. (813) 260-0655. Web:

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Information for the Events column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to (352) 754-6133 or emailed to The deadline for news is two weeks before your event or reservation deadline. Events must be open to the public. Information cannot be published if the time, date, place, ticket (if applicable) or contact person and phone number are missing. Call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Hernando County events listing for May 12 05/11/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 10, 2013 2:12pm]
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