Thursday, June 21, 2018
Events

Hernando's Weekly Planner for July 18-23

Our picks

18-20 Through Sunday

'Pippi Longstocking': The spunky, pigtailed redhead and her adventures come to life in this children's production. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $12; $8 for students. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

20 Sunday

'Cool Summer Jazz': Members of the Hernando Jazz Society will perform tunes from the big band era at this indoor concert. Guests may bring their own beverages and snacks. 2 to 5 p.m. Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. $5 at the door. (352) 799-9690. springhilllakehouse.com.

18 Friday

Derek and the Motowners: The six-man song and dance group presents a tribute to the legends of Motown. 7:30 p.m. Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. $20. (352) 688-3390. palacegrand.com.

18-19 Friday and Saturday

Ghost Tours: Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, a four-story, 12-room house, built more than 155 years ago by Brooksville pioneer John May, is inhabited by the spirits of long-deceased family members, including May's 3-year-old daughter, Jessie. Handheld cameras and recording devices are welcome at this weekly event. Reservations required. 8 to 10 p.m. Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. $20, cash only. (352) 799-0129. hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

18, 23 Friday and Wednesday

'Tools to Quit' IQuit smoking cessation program: This two-hour program is part of the IQuit program by the Area Health Education Center. Learn strategies and skills for quitting and receive nicotine replacement therapy, if needed. Follow-up support included. 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Hernando County Health Department, 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, or 5 to 7 p.m. Wednedsay at Brooksville Enrichment Center, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Free. (813) 929-1000, ext. 213. ahectobacco.com.

21 Monday

'Quit Smoking Now': This is a six-week IQuit smoking cessation program offered through the Area Health Education Center. It will be offered each Monday through Aug. 25. Participants can receive, at no cost, an optional four-week supply of free nicotine replacement therapy, including patches, lozenges or gum. 4 to 5 p.m. Hernando County Health Department, 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Free; reservations required. (813) 929-1000, ext. 213. ahectobacco.com.

Brooksville City Council: 7 p.m. City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

22 Tuesday

Hernando County Commission: 9 a.m. Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Brooksville Vision Foundation: 4 p.m. City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

23 Wednesday

'Live Your Best Life: Stop Letting Life Happen to You': Learn useful tools and effective strategies to help live life to the fullest. Along with looking at the why and how of mind-body interaction, the class will cover meditation techniques and the benefits of taking just five minutes a day for emotional, mental and physical well-being. Presented by Diana Reed of House of Light Yoga. 5 to 6:30 p.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

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