Thursday, April 19, 2018
Events

Things to do in Hernando County the week of June 13-19

Our picks

14-15 Saturday and Sunday

Beatles and Beyond: The Rockaways will perform a tribute concert. 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $18. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

14 Saturday

Summer Reading Program Kickoff Celebration: School-aged children are invited to pick up their reading logs and participate in games, crafts and other activities. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Free. (352) 754-4043.

15 Sunday

Cool Summer Jazz: The Hernando Jazz Society performs. Bring your own beverages and snacks. 2 to 5 p.m. $5 at the door. Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 799-9690. springhilllakehouse.com.

14 Saturday

Flag Day Barbecue: Includes a meal of pulled pork, Frazier's sweet corn and sides. There will be music, as well as outdoor games with prizes. Visitors can tour the historic Spring Lake Community Center. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spring Lake Community Center, 4184 Spring Lake Highway, Brooksville. $5, children 9 and younger free. (352) 688-2237.

16 Monday

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

17 Tuesday

Brooksville Housing Authority: 6 p.m., City Hall, 201 Howell Ave.

17-19 Tuesday through Thursday

About Boating Safety course: This three-day introductory program teaches safe boating practices, navigation, use of safety equipment and Florida law. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Hernando Beach U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach. $35, includes text. (352) 397-5417. tbtim.es/422.

18 Wednesday

City of Brooksville Police Pension Board: 6 p.m., 201 Howell Ave.

19 Thursday

Hernando County Commission/Teamsters Local Union 79: Collective bargaining session, 1 p.m., Department of Public Works, 1525 E Jefferson St., Brooksville.

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