Summer Cover Crops & Soil Health field day: For farmers, ranchers and researchers. Participants will be able to see how 17 summer cover crop species perform in west-central Florida. Regional soil health scientist Nathan Lowder will demonstrate different infiltration rates for cropland management types. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Natural Resources Conservation Service — Brooksville Plant Material Center, 14119 Broad St., north of Brooksville. (352) 796-9600, ext. 101.
Enrichment Centers ballroom dance: Educational ballroom and Latin dancing to music by Short Notice. 6 to 9 p.m. $7. Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 556-3575.
'Children in the Wild: Frogs and Tadpoles': Explore through fun and games what is hopping around at Chinsegut. The program is designed for children ages 4 to 7, but all are welcome. Wear appropriate outdoor clothing, sunscreen and insect repellent, and bring water. 10 a.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.
'Hernando Untapped: Brew Crawl': The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's second annual event will include a bus trip to several Tampa Bay-area breweries. Attendees should arrive at Marker 48 Brewing at 9:30 a.m. To RSVP, call or email Dawn at [email protected] or visit hernandochamber.com. Bus leaves at 10:30 a.m. $10 for bus transportation; food and beverages not included. Marker 48 Brewing, 12147 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 796-0697.
Nature Coast 9.12 candidate forum: Candidates participating include: Donald M. McCathran Jr, candidate for Hernando County judge; Paula S. O'Neil, candidate for Pasco County clerk of circuit court and county comptroller; Deborah J. Wells, candidate in Pasco County Commission District 1; William James Vonada, candidate in Hernando County School Board District 4; Jeff Huffman, candidate for Hernando County property appraiser; Linda Prescott, candidate in Hernando School Board District 2, and Thomas A. Celotto, candidate in Pasco County Commission District 5. 11:30 a.m. Free. Praise Family Worship Center, 17920 Meridian Blvd., Hudson. (917) 620-1811.
Hernando County Sheriff's Youth Education Services annual Bowling Extravaganza: Games start at 1 p.m. Funds raised will benefit Youth Education Services, a nonprofit organization formed by the Sheriff's Office to develop programs for youth. Lane sponsorships are $100. 1 p.m. Entry fees: $150 per team (includes four bowlers and lane sponsorship); teams of four bowlers, $75; individual bowlers, $20. Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 754-6830.
Junior Ranger Camp: The weeklong camp is for children ages 8 to 12. Learn to use a map and compass and a canoe; work in team-building challenges, learn botany and ecology, observe wildlife and camp in the park. The last night of camp, "Rangers Night Out" on July 22, will include a barbecue, night hike and overnight camping until 10 a.m. July 23. Each child must have a guardian stay the night. Bring a warm dish to share for the barbecue. Tents will be supplied, but bring your own pillow and blanket. RSVP. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $275 per child. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 592-5656.
Rain barrel workshop: To pre-register, mail a check to Hernando County Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34601, by Monday. Write "Rain Barrel Workshop July 20" on envelope. Bring a vehicle to accommodate a 55-gallon barrel. 10:30 a.m. $68, includes a completed rain barrel (Hernando County Utilities customers receive a one-time $25 credit on their water bills). Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6230.
Tai Chi classes: The classes are sponsored by the Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with instructor Tom Dampman. Classes will be each Thursday. Bring a towel and water. 6 to 7 p.m. $5. Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. (352) 540-3835.