Wednesday, April 25, 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.

Comments
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 25

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 25

Foo Fighters: The hard rock band led by Dave Grohl tours in support of the group’s new album Concrete and Gold, which debuted at No. 1. But expect some classic hits like Times Like These, Best of You, and Monkey Wrench. 8 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Uni...
Published: 04/24/18
The ‘most interesting man in the world’ will be tending bar in Tampa on Friday

The ‘most interesting man in the world’ will be tending bar in Tampa on Friday

"Stay thirsty, my friends," the most interesting man in the world is coming to Tampa to tend bar on Friday. Jonathan Goldsmith, the face that launched a thousand memes, will be slinging cocktails at Tampa’s trendy Hall on Franklin, the food hall anno...
Published: 04/24/18
Blueberry Festival returns with special Brooksville touches

Blueberry Festival returns with special Brooksville touches

When the Florida Blueberry Festival made its debut in downtown Brooksville in 2012, it drew both praise and criticism. When state organizers pulled out last June, that also drew both sneers and cheers.But when the Brooksville Blueberry Festival debut...
Published: 04/23/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 24

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 24

Waitress: The Broadway hit musical based on Adrienne Shelley’s film follows Jenna, a waitress stuck in a bad marriage and a small town. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $45-$128....
Published: 04/23/18
Review: American Stage hits ‘The Producers’ out of the park

Review: American Stage hits ‘The Producers’ out of the park

ST. PETERSBURG — Without question, Mel Brooks’ The Producers carved a more indelible mark than most of the musicals in the entire genre of throwaway musicals it parodied.The creator of Get Smart and Blazing Saddles not only co-wrote the adaptation of...
Published: 04/23/18
Black Maria Film Festival brings 10 short films to Richey Suncoast Theatre

Black Maria Film Festival brings 10 short films to Richey Suncoast Theatre

NEW PORT RICHEY — The world-renowned Black Maria Film Festival returns to the Richey Suncoast Theatre April 27, giving the usual nod to the creator of motion pictures, Thomas Edison, as well as the diversity of 10 award-winning short films.Now in it’...
Published: 04/23/18

Pasco Events for April 27

27 FridayIQuit Smoking Cessation: Learn strategies for quitting all forms of tobacco. Learn about Nicotine Replacement Therapy and get free NRT patches, gum and lozenges while supplies last. Reservations required. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Zephyrhills Librar...
Published: 04/23/18

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting April 27

FestivalsOld Time Jamboree: The Florida Fiddlers Association hosts this three-day jamboree, kicking off with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. April 27 and continuing through April 29 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake, on the H...
Published: 04/23/18
Here’s who won big at the Mainsail Art Festival

Here’s who won big at the Mainsail Art Festival

St. Petersburg — The Mainsail Art Festival returned to Vinoy Park last weekend, bringing the artwork of 250 local, regional and national artists.The park was teeming with people anxious to check out the works of fine art and fine craft, including pai...
Published: 04/22/18
Updated: 04/24/18
USF great Charlie Bradley to lace them up for charity basketball game

USF great Charlie Bradley to lace them up for charity basketball game

TAMPA — In basketball, players utilize moves to help win the game.Why not apply those same skills to help youth win at life?That’s the goal John "Coach J" Johnson had in mind when he created "Charlie Bradley’s Roundball Classic," which takes place on...
Updated: 10 hours ago