Phyllis Day, Times Staff Writer

Phyllis Day

Phyllis Day started working at the Times in February 2000. She works for the Hernando Times regional edition, writing entertainment stories for the Hernando Things to Do page, and puts together various listings for clubs, events, government meetings and other happenings in Hernando County.

Phone: (352) 754-6101

E-mail: pday@tampabay.com

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  1. Hernando County night life, week of July 25

    Events

    Nightlife

    Aqua Bar and Lounge: 1365 Kass Circle, Spring Hill. DJ, 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Thursday. Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wednesday. No cover. (352) 600-2802.

    Bamboo's Bar & Eatery: 4564 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. DJ, 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday. No cover. (352) 596-5008.

    Bayport Inn: 4835 Cortez Blvd., Bayport. Peter Cannon, 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Fred George, 2-6 p.m. Sunday. No cover. (352) 596-1088....

  2. Music, comedy show to raise money for Crescent clinic

    Events

    SPRING HILL — As the summertime humidity and thunderstorms continue, what better time for an evening indoors listening to great music and comedy — especially for a great cause?

    Though a limited number of tickets remain, "A Casual Evening of Music and Comedy" will take place Saturday evening at the Lake House in Spring Hill. Guests will be treated to the jazz sounds of guitarist Tim Glover, a show by Orlando comedian and entertainer Ron Feingold, and dancing to music provided by Big Daddy DJ....

    Comedian Ron Feingold performs a blend of stand-up comedy, a cappella and impressions. He’s been performing since the ’90s.
  3. Things to do in Hernando County

    Events

    Events

    Library fun

    TODAY (FRIDAY)

    'Chemical Chaos' summer reading program: Discover everyday chemical reactions with the local Extension Service. Geared for youth ages 5 to 12. 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

    TUESDAY

    'From Seed to Plant' summer reading program: Youth ages 5 to 12 are invited to learn about the lifespan of a plant. 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-4043....

  4. Nightlife in Hernando County, week of July 18

    Events

    Nightlife

    Aqua Bar and Lounge: 1365 Kass Circle, Spring Hill. DJ, 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Thursday. Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wednesday. No cover. (352) 600-2802.

    Bamboo's Bar & Eatery: 4564 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. DJ, 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday. No cover. (352) 596-5008.

    Bayport Inn: 4835 Cortez Blvd., Bayport. Peter Cannon, 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Fred George, 2-6 p.m. Sunday. No cover. (352) 596-1088....

  5. Events in Hernando County, week of July 11

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    Library fun

    TODAY

    'Weeki Wachee' summer reading program: Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to join experts from Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and learn about wildlife in the area. 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

    Saturday

    Family Fun Day: A family day of board games, Legos and other activities. Hosted by the Hernando County Public Library System. 10 a.m. to noon. Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor. Free. (352) 754-4043....

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  6. Nightlife in Hernando County, week of July 11

    Events

    Nightlife

    Aqua Bar and Lounge: 1365 Kass Circle, Spring Hill. DJ, 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Thursday. Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wednesday. No cover. (352) 600-2802.

    Bamboo's Bar & Eatery: 4564 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. DJ, 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday. No cover. (352) 596-5008.

    Bayport Inn: 4835 Cortez Blvd., Bayport. Peter Cannon, 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Eddie James, 2-6 p.m. Sunday. No cover. (352) 596-1088....

  7. Hernando Things to Do for July 4

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    Library fun

    MONDAY

    'Zombie Party' teen summer reading program: Teens are invited to join the "undead" for an afternoon of zombie crafts and activities. Pizza and drinks provided. Space is limited; registration required. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-4043.

    Tuesday

    'Florida Fish and Wildlife' summer reading program: The program will be presented by an officer from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-4043....

  8. Children bring story of 'Pippi Longstocking' to life at Stage West

    Stage

    SPRING HILL

    She is strong, high-spirited and unconventional. She can beat up robbers with her unimaginable strength, has unlimited wealth and is a rebel who refuses to conform to society. With her outlandish clothing and legendary orange pigtails, the story of the infamous Swedish tween Pippi Longstocking has lasted generations.

    Pippi's adventures have been in movies and animation, and on television and the stage. Local audiences will experience the freckled-face rebel's story when it comes to life next weekend in the Stage West Community Playhouse children's production of Pippi Longstocking....

    Elizabeth Kessell is one of two girls who plays Pippi in Stage West Community Playhouse’s version of Pippi Longstocking. The play runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from July 11 to 20.
  9. Hernando things to do for July 4 weekend

    Events

    Nightlife

    Aqua Bar and Lounge: 1365 Kass Circle, Spring Hill. DJ, 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Thursday. Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wednesday. No cover. (352) 600-2802.

    Bamboo's Bar & Eatery: 4564 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. DJ, 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday. No cover. (352) 596-5008.

    Bayport Inn: 4835 Cortez Blvd., Bayport. Peter Cannon, 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Ashley Lynn and Maestro, 2-6 p.m. Sunday. No cover. (352) 596-1088....

  10. Hernando community events

    Events

    Events

    Library fun

    TODAY (FRIDAY)

    'Slimy Science' summer reading program: Youth ages 5 to 12 are invited to make a variety of slime. 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

    TUESDAY

    'Chemical Chaos' summer reading program: Discover everyday chemical reactions with the local extension service. Geared for youths age 5 to 12. 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-4043....

  11. Nightlife in Hernando County, week of June 27

    Events

    Nightlife

    Aqua Bar and Lounge: 1365 Kass Circle, Spring Hill. DJ, 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Thursday. Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wednesday. No cover. (352) 600-2802.

    Bamboo's Bar & Eatery: 4564 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. DJ, 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday. No cover. (352) 596-5008.

    Bayport Inn: 4835 Cortez Blvd., Bayport. Peter Cannon, 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Fred George, 2-6 p.m. Sunday. No cover. (352) 596-1088....

  12. Hernando County events

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    Events

    Nature and the outdoors

    Saturday

    Guided Hike at Big Pine Wildlife Environmental Area: Join naturalist and native plant expert David Rakes for a guided hike through one of the largest stands of old growth longleaf pines left in Florida. See native plants and wildlife of the sand hills. Wear cool outdoor clothing and walking shoes and bring plenty of water, bug spray and sunscreen. 9 to 11:30 a.m. Big Pine Tract, Old Crystal River Road, north of Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-6722. myfwc.com/chinsegut....

  13. Things to do in Hernando

    Events

    Aqua Bar and Lounge: 1365 Kass Circle, Spring Hill. DJ, 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Thursday. Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wednesday. No cover. (352) 600-2802.

    Bamboo's Bar & Eatery: 4564 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. DJ, 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday. No cover. (352) 596-5008.

    Bayport Inn: 4835 Cortez Blvd., Bayport. Peter Cannon, 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Eddie James, 2-6 p.m. Sunday. No cover. (352) 596-1088....

  14. Local band gets invite to big-time country music festival

    Music & Concerts

    When Dusty Ward read about the first Florida Country Superfest being organized in Jacksonville, he knew it was going to be a huge event that would bring in some of country music's biggest names.

    It is organized by New Orleans-based Festival Productions, known for putting on glitzy events such as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Bayou Country Superfest.

    This two-day Florida festival will feature big names such as Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert. Fashioned after the Bayou Country Superfest, it will include an outdoor fan festival, where a few up-and-coming bands are selected to perform....

    Fast 4 Ward — from left, Vinny Androsiglio, Joe Lyons, Danny Intagliata, Dusty Ward and Nate Johnson — will perform at Florida Country Superfest Fan Fest.
  15. Hernando events: Things to do

    Events

    Events

    Food event

    SATURDAY

    Church Breakfast: Includes choice of waffles, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, or eggs and sausage. 8 to 11 a.m. Brooksville First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave., Brooksville. $5. (727) 514-6253.

    Library fun

    TUESDAY

    Art Attack!: Geared for youth ages 5 to 12, who will learn about a famous artist, then make their own work of art, inspired by that artist. All materials and supplies will be provided. 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043....

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