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Weekly planner for July 26-Aug. 2

The Mermaids of Weeki Wachee perform earlier this year.


The Mermaids of Weeki Wachee perform earlier this year.

26 Saturday

High Tide Tea Party: Children ages 3 to 12 are invited to a tea party with several Weeki Wachee mermaids. Participants will hear stories of the sea and receive a mystical makeover that will include a mermaid costume and a chance to take photos. Little mermaids will sip on seawater and snack on seaweed rollups and mercakes. Reservations are required; seating is limited to 12. Children must be accompanied by an adult; although parents/guardians will not be allowed to participate in the event, they must remain on park grounds. 4:15 p.m. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. $175; includes admission to the park for two adults and one child. (352) 592-5656.

26 Saturday

'A Casual Evening of Music and Comedy': The event will include guitarist Tim Glover, comedian Ron Feingold and Big Daddy DJ. Proceeds will benefit Crescent Community Clinic, a nonprofit clinic that provides medical, dental and mental health services to uninsured adults ages 18 to 64 who meet federal poverty guidelines. 7 to 10 p.m. Food and refreshments included. Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. $30. (352) 634-1637 or

28 Monday

'An Afternoon Tea on the Titanic': Featuring British Shakespearean actor Martin Hillier, who will take the audience back to the cold, dark night in April 1912 when the Titanic sank, retelling the story through the eyes of First Officer William McMaster Murdoch. Tea and crumpets will be served. The presentation is provided by Oak Hill Hospital and the H2U Partner's Club. 2 to 4 p.m. Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 597-6383.

29 Tuesday

Hernando County School Board: 2 p.m. workshop, 5 p.m. budget hearing, 7 p.m. board meeting. 919 N Broad St., Brooksville.

'Tools to Quit' IQuit smoking cessation program: This two-hour program is part of the IQuit program offered by the Area Health Education Center. Learn strategies and skills for quitting and receive nicotine replacement therapy, if needed. Followup support included. 4 to 6 p.m. Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Free. (813) 929-1000, ext. 213.

30 Wednesday

Hernando County Value Adjustment Board: Organizational meeting. 10 a.m. Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Rain barrel workshop: Reduce dependence on irrigation by using collected rainwater in the garden. Registration required. 2 to 3 p.m. Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. Reservations required. $65, includes a completed rain barrel. Hernando County Utilities customers receive a one-time $25 credit on their water bill. (352) 540-6230.

Weekly planner for July 26-Aug. 2 07/23/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 4:28pm]
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