Professional photographer Alice Herden will explain camera settings, lenses and composition to capture stunning black and white images of nature. Visit Eventbrite.com and search Chinsegut Conservation Center to register.
Price:$10, registration required.
Cope with watering restrictions and reduce water dependence by learning how to make, decorate and place a rain barrel in the landscape to harvest rainwater. Hernando County residents only. Advance registration required. Write 'Rain Barrel Workshop July 26' on envelope . Bring a vehicle that can accommodate a 50-gallon barrel. Mail to: Hernando County Utilities Administration Building, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613.
Price:$55 per completed barrel; plus $25 credit on Hernando County Utilities bill only.
The second meet-up of the club will take place at Perry Oldenberg Wildlife and Environmental Area located off Deer Run Road, north of Brooksville. Registration is required. Those attending will learn about the history of Perry Oldenberg and gopher tortoise mitigation work while hiking a little more than a mile at a casual pace.
Kicking off the Real Amazing Wildlife (or RAW) photography series, presented by Alice Herden, teacher and professional photographer. Two-day workshop includes one-on-one camera instruction. Visit website for information and to register.
This is a road house in the truest sense of the term, a clapboard building three miles south of downtown Brooksville on what was formerly the main north-south highway in western Florida, U.S. 41. It has been open since 1970, and boasted a jukebox packed with country music classics even when 45 rpm records allowed for a relatively small selection. Look for the sign perched on the top of the 15-foot-high oak tree, where it was moved about a decade ago when U.S. 41 was widened to four lanes.