Sunday, May 27, 2018
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Things to do in Hernando County

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30 Today

Chocachatti state historical marker dedication ceremony: The Historic Hernando Preservation Society will host a ceremony for the unveiling and dedication of a state historical marker for the Chocachatti (or "Red House") community. The location was recently designated as a landmark site by the state Division of Historical Resources. The ceremony will include James E. Billie, chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, which covered the cost of the marker. Also participating will be Paul Backhouse, curator of the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum and tribal preservation officer of the Seminole Tribe. Author and Seminole historian Brent Weisman will speak. For information, contact John Yeager at [email protected] 10 a.m. on Truck Bypass 50, just east of Emerson Road, Brooksville.

31 Saturday

5th and Blues: The Igniters will be the host band for this outdoor jam fest. There will be food, beer and wine available for purchase, as well as other vendors. Bring blankets, chairs and instruments. 2 to 8 p.m. Horse Lake field, 7601 Horse Lake Road, Brooksville. $5. (352) 540-5838.

Nature Coast Game Roast: The Hernando Builders Association will host this feast of wild game, including venison, roast pork, catfish, frog legs, sliced elk, gator tail, buffalo kabobs, a shrimp boil, an oyster bar and other wild treats. There will also be hot dogs and hamburgers. Complimentary beer and wine for those 21 and older. Music will be provided by the Embry Brothers band. Vendors will be on hand, and there will be prize drawings. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the 4-H Shooting Sports program and the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Explorers. 6 to 10 p.m. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. $50 per person or $85 per couple. (352) 596-1114. hernandobuilders.com.

30 today

Nature Coast Technical High School senior commencement: 7:30 p.m., 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. Rain date: 9 a.m. Saturday, school gymnasium.

31 Saturday

Hernando High School senior commencement: 7:30 p.m., Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

31-1 Saturday and Sunday

Sunflower maze: Follow the paths cut into a 5-acre patch of 8- to 10-foot-tall sunflowers. There also will be hayrides, a veggie cannon, farm animals, pig races, duck races, goats on grass roofs, a giant Jenga, a tree fort and a storyteller. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, Masaryktown. $8.50; $4.50 for ages 3 to 11, and free for ages 2 and younger (cash only). (352) 279-0977. sweetfieldsfarm.com.

2 Monday

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

3 Tuesday

Advanced computer class: The National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando will provide this 10-week course. You do not need a computer to participate; handouts will be provided. 3 p.m. The Beautiful Mind, 10554 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Classes continue Tuesdays through Aug. 5. $50; preregistration and prepayment required. (352) 684-0004. namihernando.org.

Central High School senior commencement: 7:30 p.m., Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

5 Thursday

'Landscaping for Hurricane Safety': Florida-Friendly Landscaping coordinator Sylvia Durell will give tips on what tree issues could cause problems, the types of trees and plants that have better storm survival rates and what to do to help a landscape recover from hurricane damage. First come, first seated. 10:30 a.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Free. (352) 540-6230.

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

Springstead High School senior commencement: 7:30 p.m., 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Rain date: 11 a.m. June 6, Booster Stadium.

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