Saturday, April 21, 2018
Events

Hernando Events for March 17

17 Friday

Kids Photography Bootcamp: Youth will learn how to photograph different subjects and in different styles. One day will be devoted to camera modes and settings; the next day will be filled with creative photography. Participants will receive a booklet of camera settings, a photo art shadow box they will create during the program, and copies of their favorite prints from workshop. Bring a bag lunch. Fruit and water will be provided. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Advanced registration is $50 for both days. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Academia Hernando Spring 2017 Lecture Series: "Transitioning to the New President," by Daniel Ruth. The series includes eight lectures and one field trip. The field trip is only open to subscribers. 10 a.m. to noon. $8 per lecture. Pasco-Hernando State College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. (352) 597-6640.

'Signing for Everyday Living': Eight-week course for anyone wishing to learn basic sign language. A different category of signs is taught each week. 1 to 2 p.m. each Friday through April 21. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (727) 919-3999.

Ballroom dance: Hosted by the Ballroom Dance Club. Dance to the music of Dave Mussatto. Includes free dance lesson. Bring a potluck dish to share and your own beverage. Call to RSVP. 5:15 to 9 p.m. $8; $5 for members. Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. (352) 597-0107.

18 Saturday

Throw Down the Mountain Disc Golf Tournament: The Professional Disc Golf Association-sanctioned Vibram Open qualifier (B-Tier competition) will begin at 7:30 a.m. March 18 and 19 at Gran Canyon Mountain Bike Trail, 9020 Cooper Terrace (off Mondon Hill Road), east of Brooksville. (941) 894-0928.

Brooksville's Market on Main Street: Main Street will be filled with vendors selling arts and crafts, health products and food. The street will be closed from Broad to Jefferson streets. 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Downtown Brooksville.

Brookridge Bingo Bash: Games start at 10 a.m; doors open at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Brookridge scholarship fund. Reservations required. $35, which includes lunch, coffee and doughnuts. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 596-7645.

Craft and vendor fair: Hosted by St. Joan of Arc Columbiettes Auxiliary 11317. Local crafters and vendors participating. Eight-foot tables are $20. For vendor information, call Ellen. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 515-0380.

Salute to Vets Orchid Show and Sale: Visitors can take in the fragrant orchids on display at Orchid Lovers Club of Spring Hill's annual show and sale. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $2, which includes one free ticket for an hourly drawing. VFW Post 8681, 18940 Drayton St., Shady Hills. (732) 673-1179. The event continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 19.

Family Fun Archery Tournament: During the four-hour program, families will learn beginner archery on Chinsegut's target range, then have the opportunity to compete as a team against other families. All equipment provided. Teams must be four people ages 10 and older. Call to RSVP. 10 a.m. Advance registration is free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

20 Monday

Celebration of Buttons: The public is invited to attend a presentation on the history of buttons to celebrate National Button Week. Hosted by the Hernando County Button Collectors Group. 12:30 p.m. Free. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

21 Tuesday

'Planting a Refuge for Wildlife': Learn to create usable space in a yard to attract wildlife. A wildlife book produced by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be available for $5. Call to RSVP. 6:30 p.m. Advanced registration is free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

23 Thursday

CPR/automated external defibrillator class: The class is designed for the professional health care provider and meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association. Non-health care professionals are welcome. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Brooksville Enrichment Center. To RSVP, call Bob Kanner. 6 to 10 p.m. $25. Brooksville Enrichment Center, 17222 Hospital Blvd., west of Brooksville (Room 120 of the Medical Arts Building). (352) 597-8875.

Comments
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 22

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 22

American Stage in the Park: The Producers: Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy sees a down-and-out producer and his accountant scheme to produce the most notorious flop in theater history. Through May 13. 8 p.m., Demens Landing, 100 First Ave. SE, St. Pe...
Published: 04/20/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 21

Kenny Chesney: The tight-jeaned country superstar is making his first return to Tampa in five years and will be joined by country music’s hottest, new act Old Dominion after the release of their sophomore album Happy Endings which debuted No. 1 on Bi...
Published: 04/20/18
Underoath’s Spencer Chamberlain talks breakup, reunion, getting sober and returning to St. Petersburg

Underoath’s Spencer Chamberlain talks breakup, reunion, getting sober and returning to St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — HGTV fanatic that he is, Spencer Chamberlain sees a metaphor for his band in the ever-evolving St. Petersburg skyline."When you go downtown and you look at the ONE, that used to be a dirt parking lot," said the singer, referring to a...
Published: 04/20/18
Review: Gilbert King’s ‘Beneath a Ruthless Sun’ a compelling, horrifying look at Florida’s racist history

Review: Gilbert King’s ‘Beneath a Ruthless Sun’ a compelling, horrifying look at Florida’s racist history

If Willis McCall were a fictional character, he’d be too far over the top to be believable. Readers (and editors) would scoff that no one could be such a monster of violent, unabashed racism — and get away with it for so long. But McCall...
Published: 04/20/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 20

Spyro Gyra: Nine-time Grammy nominated, contemporary jazz icons known for blending soul, Latin, pop, and world beat influences and one of the most famous instrumental ensembles of all time will perform. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Cle...
Updated: 6 hours ago
The Holocaust connection that makes the Florida Orchestra’s Verdi ‘Requiem’ concert special

The Holocaust connection that makes the Florida Orchestra’s Verdi ‘Requiem’ concert special

The Florida Orchestra puts another exclamation point on its 50th season with Verdi’s Requiem, this weekend’s concert series, a major presentation of an iconic work. Composed by Giuseppe Verdi, Requiem debuted in 1874 but took on a new layer of signif...
Updated: 6 hours ago
On its 20th anniversary, Disney's Animal Kingdom credits conservation with longevity

On its 20th anniversary, Disney's Animal Kingdom credits conservation with longevity

ORLANDO — When Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened 20 years ago, it was light on thrills and heavy on conservation. On April 22, 1998, Earth Day, the Orlando park had a single thrill ride, Countdown to Extinction, and a handful of shows like ...
Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18
Persall: Upon retirement, a look back at a star-quality career

Persall: Upon retirement, a look back at a star-quality career

Do you see what I did there? The comma and extra "E" in my byline? One last pun, just for fun. It’s the end, fin in French, and something unfortunately ruder in Swedish. Time to retire, nearly 25 years to the day after starting work as the T...
Published: 04/19/18
Freefall flavors 2018-2019 season with comedies and a pair of musicals

Freefall flavors 2018-2019 season with comedies and a pair of musicals

ST. PETERSBURG — In the coming season, Freefall Theatre is rolling out a world premiere, a different take on Christmas, a sharp comedy and a recent work by Pulitzer winner Lynn Nottage. The theme for the 2018-2019 season, "A Brighter Tomorrow," color...
Published: 04/19/18
Bar review: London Heights British Pub in Tampa

Bar review: London Heights British Pub in Tampa

As a person who has no intention of ever going into the bar business, I spend a good amount of time thinking about what makes bar concepts work. I think about themes, branding, menus, location and myriad other factors that ultimately play into a bar’...
Published: 04/19/18