1. Things to Do

Hernando Events for March 27

28 Saturday Hernando Audubon Society birding trip: Look for red-cockaded woodpeckers, Bachman’s sparrows and early spring migrants and summer breeders. To RSVP, call Bev (352) 686-0460. 7 a.m. Free. Croom Tract at Withlacoochee State Forest, Croom Road and Forest Road 7, Brooksville.
28 Saturday Hernando Audubon Society birding trip: Look for red-cockaded woodpeckers, Bachman’s sparrows and early spring migrants and summer breeders. To RSVP, call Bev (352) 686-0460. 7 a.m. Free. Croom Tract at Withlacoochee State Forest, Croom Road and Forest Road 7, Brooksville.
Published Mar. 25, 2015


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Baby Storytime: In this lap-sit program, babies up to 18 months old can enjoy stories, songs and activities geared for them. Every Friday. Call to register. 10 to 10:20 a.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Art reception: A celebration of the new partnership between the Spring Hill Art League and the Uptown Gallery at City Hall. Enjoy an evening showcasing a variety of media and art forms by the talented members of the Spring Hill Art League, artist unique to the community. 5 to 7 p.m. 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-3830.

28 Saturday

Bark Island: Dogs and owners are welcome to the final Bark Island of the season at the beach. Must have the dog's current vaccination records/tags to enter. Bring a leash. Owners are asked to pick up after their pets. Sponsored by Hernando County Parks and Recreation. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Park fee is $7 for the first dog, $3 for each additional dog. Yearly passes are $70 first dog, $30 each additional dog. Alfred McKethan/Pine Island Park, 10800 Pine Island Drive, Weeki Wachee. (352) 754-4031.

Springstead High School Flea Market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor spaces are $10. Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-3528.

Cycling Out Autism: Choose from 3- to 50-mile trail rides, with breakfast from Starbucks, full barbecue lunch after your ride, plus entertainment and games for kids and families. Proceeds from cyclists' sponsors benefit the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and the Applied Behavior Analysis Program at the University of South Florida. Register online. 8 a.m. By donation and contribution. Rotary Club Pavilion, 15325 Alric Pottberg Road, Shady Hills. (813) 367-6756.

Five Points of Life Kids Marathon: Presented by Oak Hill Hospital's Pediatric Emergency Care Center. The Five Points of Life Foundation and LifeSouth Community Blood Centers host the third annual event to promote good health and physical fitness by giving kids the opportunity to run or walk an entire marathon (26.2 miles). Kids complete 25 miles, one at a time, during the months before the marathon, logging each mile on the log sheet. The final 1.2 miles will be completed during the event. Participants will receive a T-shirt and Kids Marathon medal. 9 a.m. Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., Brooksville. (352) 224-1623.

How to Read Your GPS: Hosted by Hernando Beach Coast Guard Auxiliary. The program focuses on the GPS equipment typically owned by recreational boaters. Learn how to program waypoints, develop routes and interface GPS routes with a nautical chart. $35 per person, includes text materials. Registration starts one hour before class. 9 a.m. to noon. 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach. Jeffrey Hoff, (352) 397-5417.

Nature Coast Model Show: The Nature Coast Modelers invite area modelers to bring their ships, airplanes, cars, trucks and military models made from plastic or wood, completed or under construction. Dioramas welcome. Tables available. Refreshments available. 9 a.m. to noon. Free participation, free admission. Dana's Railroad Supply, 4042 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 684-2484.

31 Tuesday

Kidding Around Yoga: Classes are geared for children ages 4 or younger, along with their accompanying adult. Expectant mothers are also welcome. Bring your own yoga mat or beach towel. Taught by a certified yoga instructor. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.

Preparing for a Career Fair: Nicole Miller, career and testing specialist at Pasco-Hernando State College, will help you prepare for the Pasco-Hernando State College Career Fair in April. 1 to 2 p.m. Free. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4043.

Classics Discussions at the Library: If you enjoy classic books and classic literature, this book discussion group is for you. Read the chosen piece, then join others to share responses to the book in a fun and informal atmosphere. New members welcome. March topic: Marcel Proust: the madeleine excerpt from In Search of Lost Time. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Suddenly in Command: Hosted by the Hernando Beach Coast Guard Auxiliary. The program is designed for those not generally at the helm, and will prepare you to help during an emergency. $20 per person, includes educational print materials. Registration starts a half-hour before class. 7 to 9:30 p.m. 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach. (352) 397-5417.

1 Wednesday

Firearms Safety Course: Provides lessons on the basics of firearms safety. Successful completion of this class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed-carry permit, if desired. Class size is limited; registration required. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $60. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-9931.

2 Thursday

Historic Hernando Preservation Society and the Florida Humanities Council presents 'Before Jamestown': Sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council Speakers Bureau, the presentation explores the early history of European settlement efforts in Florida. Learn about the history of colonization in the U.S. southeast in the 16th century, a process that began almost a century before Jamestown. Presented by Michael Francis, who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, and taught at the University of North Florida. 6:30 p.m. Free. Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-3810.

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University classes: The classes are designed for those struggling financially. Learn how to get out of debt and prepare for your future. Classes will be at 7 p.m. every Thursday through May 7 in the church fellowship hall. Study aids, which will be available for purchase, are not required to take the class. 7 p.m. Free. Ridge Manor Community United Methodist Church, 34350 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor. (352) 608-4022.


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