Things to do in Hernando County

Events

Today

Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest: Entertainment, contests and activities are featured at the 20th anniversary Swamp Fest celebration, along with more than 100 arts and crafts vendors. No pets or alcohol allowed. Entertainment includes Notes to Nowhere (easy rock) at 10:15 a.m., Shadow Ridge Band (Southern/classic rock and oldies) at 11:45 a.m., Brian Chytka (country) at 1 p.m., Franc Roberts (blues) at 1:50 p.m. and Big Foot (dance/variety) at 2:45 p.m. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $8, $4 for ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and younger. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 596-3987, (352) 597-4424. swampfestweekiwachee.com.

Will McLean Music Festival: More than 70 Florida acoustic musicians will be featured. In addition to the music, there will be workshops on basic and advanced finger-style guitar, harmonica, fiddle, wooden flute, dulcimer and voice; crafts and food booths. 10 a.m. $17; 11 and younger free. Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. (352) 465-2167. willmclean.com.

Art in the Park: Now in its 29th year, the event includes local, state and national artists and crafts people, continuous entertainment, youth activities and a large local student art exhibit. Hosted by the Hernando County Fine Arts Council. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission; $2 parking. Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. (352) 279-5182.

Israeli Food Fest: Includes ethnic foods, Israeli folk dancing, games and a Judaic gift shop. Noon to 4 p.m. Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. (352) 686-7034. tbdfl.org.

Hernando Jazz Society presents Randy Rando's Swinging Shepherds: The afternoon will include swing time dance music. A cash bar and buffet will be available. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free for society members; $10 for nonmembers (food and drink additional). Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 835-7183.

Frank Stanger, Bob Kravos and Joe Zdelar: In addition to music, the Slovenian-American Club's Spring Festival includes a cash bar and food. 2 to 6 p.m. $10. Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, west of Masaryktown. (727) 753-9631.

Frontier Park 41st anniversary celebration: David Onan and the Gulf Ridge Quartet will perform gospel music. Seating is limited. 7 p.m. Frontier Park, 15549 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 442-3210.

Monday

Academia Hernando Winter 2013 Lecture Series presents 'The Way We Were': Presented by E.J. Salcines, a retired appellate judge. 10 a.m. $8. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-0158.

Pine needle basket class: Use longleaf pine needles to make baskets. Bring lunch, scissors and raffia. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Park admission is $3 per vehicle. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.

'Attract Hummingbirds to Your Yard': Sylvia Durell, coordinator of Hernando County's Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program, will discuss what to do to attract hummingbirds to one's yard. No registration required. First come, first seated. 5:30 p.m. Free. Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. (352) 540-6230. extension.hernandocounty.us.

Tuesday

Hernando County Adopt-a-Road program: Learn about the Adopt-a-Road program, which allows individuals or groups to demonstrate community pride by keeping neighborhood roadways clear of litter. 3 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

'School Ties' movie showing: The film stars Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Chris O'Donnell. 7 p.m. Donations appreciated. Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. (352) 686-7034.

Wednesday

Spring Hill Regional Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary scrub sale: In addition to scrubs, shoes will be available. Proceeds go to scholarships and local charities. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spring Hill Regional Hospital, 10461 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 688-8200.

'Writing Your Life Stories': The workshop will include tips and techniques to get started on writing your memories. There will be creative writing exercises, along with group sharing. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. RSVP to (352) 754-4043.

Holiday Springs hosts Spring Craft, Bake and Avon Sale: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Holiday Springs Resort, 138 Travel Park Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 777-2810.

Thursday

Brookridge Entertainment presents Paul Tanner: Tanner's show includes impressions of stars such as Engelbert Humperdink, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Nat King Cole and Willie Nelson. 7 p.m. $20. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 610-4901.

'A Little Night Music' opens at Stage West: Featuring music by Stephen Sondheim, including Send in the Clowns, the musical was the winner of six Tony Awards. 8 p.m. $15. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Friday

Kiwanis pancake breakfast fundraiser: Dine in or take out. Local deliveries can be arranged up to one day prior to the event. Advance notice on large orders is helpful. Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge. Proceeds will benefit Kiwanis youth projects in the community. 6 to 9 a.m. $5. Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 799-5456.

Tri-County Community Association biannual yard/garage sale: Proceeds benefit the completion and operation of the new community center. Donations of sale items appreciated. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Crafter tables are $10 for one day or $15 for two. Tri-County Community Center, 28444 Forbes St., Nobleton. (352) 232-0859, (352) 587-4014.

'It's Jazz': The program is part of a series of music programs about the golden age of jazz in the 1950s and '60s. Presented by former NPR jazz radio announcer Peter LaMattina, who will play and discuss selections from the period. 3 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

'A Little Night Music': Featuring music by Stephen Sondheim, including Send in the Clowns, the musical was the winner of six Tony Awards. 8 p.m. $15. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Saturday

Dash for the Dawn Center: A 5K run or walk to support domestic violence survivors and honor those lost. 8 a.m. $25; $30 on the day of the event. Brooksville Golf and Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive, Brooksville. (352) 684-7191.

Tri-County Community Association biannual yard/garage sale: Proceeds benefit the completion and operation of the new community center. Donations of sale items appreciated. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafter tables are $10 for one day or $15 for two. Tri-County Community Center, 28444 Forbes St., Nobleton. (352) 232-0859, (352) 587-4014.

Women of Grace Presbyterian Church spring rummage sale: The church youth will sell lunch items. 8 a.m. to noon. Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2082.

Methodist Men and Women annual flea market: Proceeds benefit various charities. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor spaces are $15. First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2467.

'Ladies Only' firearms safety course: Provides lessons on the basics of firearms safety around the home and the fundamentals of pistol shooting. Time on the range is included. Completion of the class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit. Class size is limited; registration required. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $60. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-9931. hernandosportsmansclub.com.

Hoofin for Health: This fundraising event for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life will include a 3.2-mile country walk, followed by entertainment. Includes a dove release, ballroom dancing, singers, face painting, a kickboxing demonstration, old-time music and entertainment by the Backwoods Boot Scooters. Feed an alpaca for $5. There will be cash drawings ($10 per ticket) and a drawing to win a 32-inch Samsung high-definition television and numerous other prizes ($5 per ticket or six tickets for $25). Those wishing to participate in the walk are asked to RSVP. waleslie@bellsouth.net. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Griffonwood Alpacas, 4063 Baseball Pond Road, east of Brooksville. (352) 544-0337.

Oak Quilters' Show of Quilts: Includes demonstrations, door prizes, an auction, vendors and a "cancer challenge." Visitors can also vote for their favorite quilts. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The entry fee is a donation of a nonperishable food item or monetary donation to benefit food banks in Sumter County. Red Oaks RV Resort, 5551 SW 18th Terrace, Bushnell. (352) 569-4432.

Nature Coast Modelers show: The event is open to all modelers, who may bring ship, airplane, car, truck or military models. Plastic and wood models, either finished or under construction, are welcome. Refreshments will be available. Tables are available; bring your own chair. 9 a.m. to noon. Free. Dana's Railroad Supply, 4042 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 684-2484.

Pot O' Gold Bingo Marathon: More than $5,000 in payouts, two Double Dabs and two Lucky Numbers. Door prizes awarded. Optional breakfast available. Reserved seating. Doors open at 9 a.m. $70 per player, includes dinner and 90-plus games. Reserved seating/advanced payment required. Masaryktown Community Center, 539 Lincoln Ave., Masaryktown. (352) 345-4818.

Art in the Park: Area artists and crafters set up their works under the canopy of the park's majestic oak trees. Food available. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free; $3 park entry fee. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.

Hernando Has Heart volunteer fair: Hosted by the Hernando County Public Library System and Golden Rainbow Ranch, the event will showcase more than a dozen local nonprofit organizations that are in need of help. There will also be food, animals, arts and crafts, face painting, balloon art and games for all ages. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Children's Safety Fair: The event, hosted by the hospital's pediatric emergency unit, will include a fire safety house, with instructions on how to escape a smoke-filled house; poisonous snake identification; a fire truck, ambulance and helicopter; tours of the pediatric emergency care center; representatives from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office; water safety tips by the Hernando County Family YMCA; nutrition facts; a teddy bear clinic, and complimentary food and drinks. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-6333.

Black Educators Caucus education forum: There will be door prizes, and lunch will be served. Parents can learn how to help their children succeed in school and on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test and about free tutoring. Information will be available for high school seniors about colleges and trade schools, scholarships, the General Educational Development exam, and essay and resume writing. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. South Brooksville Community Center, 601 E Dr. M.L. King Jr. Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 442-8100.

Sons of Italy St. Joseph's Day Feast and Celebration: Includes a Catholic Mass, with a reception afterward in the hall. A complimentary pasta Milanese meal will be served. There will be St. Joseph's bread, flowers and pastries available for purchase. 4 p.m. Donations accepted to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 688-9234, (352) 686-3865.

Murder Mystery at the Deadwood Saloon: The show will include music by Rebound. Dinner will be a choice of chicken or pasta with portabella mushroom sauce. Prizes will be awarded to those who solve the murder. There will be raffles and a 50/50 drawing. Guests are encouraged to dress for the saloon to be part of the show. Dinner at 6 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. Show only is $10; dinner and show $16. Tickets must be purchased in advance. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.

Movie in the Park: Showing Hotel Transylvania, rated PG. Kettle corn, snow cones, hot dogs and drinks will be available. Bring lawn chairs. Hosted by the Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with Friends of the Children. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. (352) 540-3835.

'A Little Night Music': Featuring music by Stephen Sondheim, including Send in the Clowns, the musical was the winner of six Tony Awards. 8 p.m. $15. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Things to do in Hernando County 03/09/13 [Last modified: Saturday, March 9, 2013 11:52am]

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