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The Hernando Weekly Planner for June 20

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21 Saturday

Summer Jam Benefit Concert: Celebrate the first day of summer with an afternoon of music at the Hernando Park band shell. Featuring the Black Swans at noon, Shazadi and the Jewels of the Desert at 1:15 p.m., Terry Cole and the Honky Tonk Hit Men at 2:15 p.m., John Hindman Band at 3:45 p.m., Jennifer Lee and Nevaeh Peek at 5 p.m. and Dangerous Ground at 6:30 p.m. This is a benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Hernando County Parks and Recreation. There will be raffles, as well as vendors selling food and beverages, including beer and wine. Bring a chair or blanket, sunscreen and bug spray. Ends at 7:30 p.m. Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. $5; $1 for ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger. (352) 754-4031.

20 Today

Denise Oatley Hall: The comedian and hypnotist entertains. 7 p.m. Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. $20. (727) 863-7949. palace

21 Saturday

West Hernando Coin Club Show: Featuring more than 25 dealers with more than 40 tables that will sell, buy and appraise coins, including gold, silver, U.S. and foreign coins, as well as stamps and collectibles. ICG will provide free appraisals. Brian Vaile from the Ike Group will also be on hand. Food and drinks will be available. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission and parking. Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd. (352) 584-3163, (352) 232-1200.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 75th Anniversary Open House: Meet local Coast Guard auxiliarists and learn about the auxiliary; visit with members of the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Yankeetown, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Hernando County Marine Unit, Citizen Emergency Response Team and American Red Cross. There will be hot dogs, barbecue pork, chips and cold beverages for sale in the galley. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-8, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach.

Family Beach Bash: Hosted by the Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, this is an after-hours event at Buccaneer Bay (opening when the park closes to regular visitors). It will include water fun, plastic hoop contest, spin-it-to-win-it game. Food will also be available. 6 to 9 p.m. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. $5; children 2 and younger admitted free. (352) 345-1612.

22 Sunday

Nina Morales performs: Don't miss your chance to see the young violinist and Springstead High School graduate before she leaves for Harvard University on full scholarship. She will join Dr. Robert McBain and the Chancel Choir for a special performance during the worship service. 10:15 a.m. Free. First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2605.

23 Monday

Using Cover Crops to Improve Soils: Horticulture agent Bill Lester will discuss what you need to know about cover crop planting methods and reliable cover crop options for your home garden. Learn how cover crops can solar-charge the soil and improve soil nutrients. 5:30 p.m. Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-4433.

24 Tuesday

Hernando County Commission: 9 a.m. Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Agenda: Rezoning at the Blue Pelican Marina in Hernando Beach; oral presentations by firms vying for the county's marketing contract.

Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board: 9 a.m. district headquarters, 2379 Broad St., south of Brooksville.

Hernando County School Board: 7 p.m. board meeting. 919 N Broad St., Brooksville.

25 Wednesday

Hernando County Housing Authority: 3 p.m. public hearing. Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Landscaping for Hurricanes: Get tips on how to prepare your landscape for hurricanes and severe storms, and how to keep potential pollutants from entering water resources. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 540-6230.

26 Thursday

CPR/Automated External Defibrillator Class: The course meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association and the American Safety and Health Institute. Participants receive a two-year certification card. Reservations required. 6 p.m. Brooksville Enrichment Center, 17222 Hospital Blvd., Brooksville. $20. (352) 597-8875.

The Hernando Weekly Planner for June 20 06/18/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 2:31pm]
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