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Camps for kids


Pioneer Day Camp: The five-day camp is for ages 8 to 12. It will include Seminole/pioneer crafts, games, animals, food, hands-on demonstrations, visits with re-enactors and other activities. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. $75. (352) 793-4781.


Football camp: Weeki Wachee High School hosts this 3-day football camp for children ages 5 through incoming seventh-graders. Hornets coaches will instruct children on mechanics and techniques for all positions and work on speed training and competition. Each camper receives a T-shirt. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $65; lunch is available for an additional $5. or (352) 797-7029, ext. 230.

Markets and sales

Today (June 6)

Relay for Life multifamily yard sale: Hosted by the Champions for a Cause relay team, a group of 11th-grade students in the International Baccalaureate program at Springstead High School. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 4227 Sweetbay Court, Spring Hill. (352) 796-6133.



Jerome Brown Golf Classic: The tourney is a benefit for the Jerome Brown Youth Foundation. 11 a.m. Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m.; the shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. Southern Hills Plantation Club, 4200 Summit View Drive, Brooksville. $80 per player, which includes lunch and a golf cap. (352) 796-2526.

Showing of the film 'Honor Flight': This is a documentary about four living World War II veterans and a Midwest community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime. Volunteers work to fly thousands of WWII veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the memorial established to honor their sacrifice. 2 p.m. Elks Lodge 2522, 3580 Lemon St., Hernando. Free, but donations will be accepted to benefit the Honor Flight program. (352) 422-6236.

Classes/self help


CPR/automated external defibrillator class: The course meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association and the American Safety and Health Institute. It is designed for professional health care providers, but anyone may participate. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a two-year certification card. Reservations are required. 6 p.m. Brooksville Enrichment Center, 17222 Hospital Blvd., Brooksville. $20. (352) 597-8875.



National Trails Day: Celebrate this day of outdoor recreation with a "Trails Open House" and learn more about the miles of trails at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation's Chinsegut, Big Pine and Perry Oldenburg wildlife and environmental areas. Trail maps available. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Green thumb


'10 Important Landscape Design Rules': Participants will learn how to look at the big picture before planning a landscape for a beautiful, well-functioning landscape with low maintenance requirements. 2 p.m. Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-4433. Send email to horticulture agent Bill Lester at



Brookridge Social Dance group hosts Father's Day dance: Music provided by the Belairs. Guests may bring their own refreshments. Doughnuts will be served at about 9:30 p.m. Coffee and ice available. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. $5. (352) 597-0723.



Kass Circle community cleanup: Motivated by recent workshops on the Kass Circle Neighborhood Revitalization Project to revitalize the Kass Circle area, residents have planned a community cleanup. Gloves, trash bags and water will be provided to all participants. Republic Services will provide a free trash bin and has waived disposal fees for the cleanup project. 8 to 10 a.m. Volunteers may sign in at Spring Hill Nutrition, 1409 Kass Circle, Spring Hill. (352) 442-1156.

On stage


'Music, Magic and Make Believe' recital: Brooksville Dance Academy, Kicks & Company and J.C. Karate will present this annual recital, which will include ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip-hop, muiscal theater, acrobatics, karate and other performances. 7 p.m. Central High School, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, west of Brooksville. $16; $14 for children ages 12 and younger and seniors 60 and older. (352) 799-2614.


'The Wizard of Oz': Musical adaptation of the classic story of Dorothy's adventures in the land of Oz with the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. 6 p.m. Saturdays, 1 p.m. Sundays and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. $49.50 adults, $19.95 for children 12 and younger (plus tax). (727) 863-7949.


Submit your events

Information for the Events column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to (352) 754-6133 or emailed to The deadline for news is two weeks before your event or reservation deadline. Events must be open to the public. Information cannot be published if the time, date, place, ticket price (if applicable) or contact person and phone number are missing. Call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Things to do in Hernando County 06/03/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 6:33pm]
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