Florida Blueberry Festival

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Week of April 2 – April 8, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Music Under the Oaks at The Farm
6:00-11:00pm. The Farm, 19234 Lake Lindsey Road (CR-476 west of US-98), Brooksville. Enjoy Open Mic Night in the fresh air with folks you know and new friends you'll meet. Bring a covered dish to share, your chair and your own beverage, along with your acoustic instruments, voice, poetry, stories and a smile! Admission and primitive camping by donation. 352-424-2655 / http://www.thefarmreport.webs.com
 

 

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Presentation: Before Jamestown
6:30pm. Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, 34601. Sponsored by the Historic Hernando Preservation Society and the Florida Humanities Council Speakers Bureau, the presentation explores the early history of European settlement efforts in Florida. Learn about he history of colonization in the U.S. southeast in the sixteenth century, a process that began almost a century "before Jamestown." Presented by Michael Francis, Ph.D. For information, call 352-540-3810, or visit http://www.historichernandopreservationsociety.org.

 

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Socrates Caf??
5:00-6:45pm. West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville, 34613 Do you enjoy thought-provoking questions that spark lively debate and discussion? If so, then please join your Hernando County Public Library during our Socrates Caf??! With the assistance of a facilitator, participants apply the Socratic Method to delve into meaningful questions we don't often have time to ponder in our daily lives. The group welcomes all, including those completely unfamiliar with philosophy or Socrates! This month's topic is "Is space exploration a good idea?" For more information, call 352-754-4043. http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us 

 

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program:

Responsible Insect I.D. and Control
10:30-11:30am. West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville. Do you find your garden or landscaping the victim of unwanted pests and insects? Many insecticides and control agents can create a backyard "toxic dump." In this program, you will learn how to identify and control insects while protecting the environment. For information, call 352-754-4433, or visit http://www.extension.hernandocounty.us.

 

Friday, April 3 – Saturday, April 4, 2015
Ghost Tour- Saturday SOLD OUT
8:00-10:00pm. May-Stringer Historical Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville, 34601. Legend has it that the 151-year old former residence of pioneer Frank Saxon is still inhabited by some of its residents, including three-year old Jessie May Saxon. Hand-held cameras and recording devices allowed. Tour is by reservation only, $20.00 per person (cash only). 352-556-9571 / http://www.hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

 

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Hernando County Farmer's Market
10:00am-3:00pm. 2450 Commercial Way (US-19) in the Rural King Parking Lot, Spring Hill, 34606. Vendors offer fresh veggies and fruit, organic and Amish country food, plants, local honey, herbs, soaps, jams, candy, baked goods, jewelry, crafts, and more. 352-232-4241 / http://www.hernandocountyfarmersmarket.webs.com

 

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Good Neighbor Trail Community Ride
9:00am. Meet at Good Neighbor Trailhead, 70 Russell Street, Brooksville, 34601. You're invited to join one of two rides to celebrate the Good Neighbor Trail as part of the annual Brooksville Cycling Classic.

Ride #1: The Good Neighbor Trail Roll-Stroll, led by Brooksville City Manager Jenene Norman-Vacha, is an out-and-back pedal on the distance of the existing trail, a total of approximately seven miles. The pace is easy and perfect for riders of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult rider.

Ride #2: The Good Neighbor Tour, led by Tampa Bay Times reporter/columnist Dan DeWitt, the tour shows how the trail can launch bike riders into the scenic eastern Hernando County area. The ride leaves Russell Street and proceeds to the Weatherly Road trailhead, then travels north and east on rural roads, south on McIntyre where the ride will rejoin the Good Neighbor Trail for the return into Brooksville. The pace will be moderate, and the total ride is approximately 25 miles, with some hills. Please note that once riders leave the trail at Weatherly, the roads will be open to traffic and riders must follow the rules of the road. For information, call 352-584-1391, or visit https://www.facebook.com/BrooksvilleCyclingClassic 

 

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Weeki Wachee Springs
Weeki Wach ee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. The annual Water Egg Hunt will take place at Buccaneer Bay .be sure the kids bring their bathing suits and a basket!! Egg Hunt times are: 11:00am, Ages 0-3, at the Kiddie Pool; 12:00pm, ages 4-6 at the Kiddie Pool. For the older children, 1:00pm, ages 7-10, at the Beach, and 2:00pm, ages 11-13, at the Beach. Regular Park admission applies: Adults, $13.00; children age 6-12, $8.00; age 5 and under, free. For more information, call 352-592-5656.

 

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Young Professionals Hop n' Glow Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration
5:30-9:00pm. Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Brooksville, 34609. The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals invite you to share some fun-after-the-sun with games, drafts, field activities, food vendors, free give-a-ways, Easter Bunny photo opportunities, and the Black Light Bunny Hop to dance the night away! Kids will love the six Easter Egg Hunts with 20,000 real Glow-in-the-Dark eggs – and much, much more! Online advance tickets are $3.00 per person and include a free meal. Admission at the gate, $5.00 per person; children under age three, free. For information, call 352-796-0697, or visit http://www.hernandochamber.com.

 

Croom Zoom Saturday, April 4, 2015
Croom 50M/50K/16M Fools Trail Run
Start times: 6:00am, 50 Mile; 7:00am, 50K and 16 Mile. Tucker Hill, 26416 County Road 480 West, Brooksville, 34601. Mostly shaded by beautiful tree canopies, this is a race course you don't want to miss! The popular Croom Fools Run trails wind through oak hammocks on a well-defined trail that takes runners through some of the best terrain in Florida. There are three races that are part of the Fools Run Races: the 50-mile Fools Run; the 50K I'm Not A Fool Run, and John Holmes 16-mile Run. The main running trail is a 16-mile loop. The 50-mile race is three loops, the 50K is two loops, and the 16-mile is one loop. Race packets can be picked up from 4:00-7:00pm on Friday night before the race, or early on Saturday morning at the race start-finish line. The Forestry Service has set the race field at 300 runners, so be sure to register early. To register, or for information, visit http://www.tamparaces.com, or call 813-232-5200.

 

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Brooksville Cycling Classic: 2015 State Criterium Championship
Brooksville will once again host the Brooksville Cycling Classic, made more exciting this year since the race will be the 2015 State Criterium Championship races. Enjoy bicycle racing at its finest, cheering on the riders to the finish line! The festival atmosphere, great food, samples, and prizes offer fun for the whole family, and all profits go to local charities! For information, call 352-796-9798, or visit https://www.facebook.com/BrooksvilleCyclingClassic.

 

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Brooksville City Nights: Main Street Evening Market
Held on the first and third Saturday of each month, Brooksville City Nights is a fresh market like no other! You'll find unique cuisine, arts, vintage crafts, organic and local produce, entertainment, street vendors and more. Bring a chair to relax under the stars and evening lights, chat with friends, or cruise Main Street for your shopping delight. For more information, call Lisa at 352-428-9275, or email brooksvillecitynights@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, April 4 – Sunday, April 5, 2015
Airport Flea Market and Farmer's Market
8:00am-3:00pm. 17375 Spring Hill Drive (just west of US-41), Spring Hill, 34604. Shop for what you need and find a bargain at the same time! Approximately 100 vendors offer everything from house wares, tools, collectibles, cosmetics, craft items, recreational items and fresh-from-the-farm goodies. For information, call 352-796-0268.

 

Sunrise service Sunday, April 5, 2015
Easter Sunrise Service at Weeki Wachee Springs
7:00am. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, 34607. Gather at the Springs to celebrate Easter at the annual Sunrise Service. For information, call 352-596-5252.  

 

Monday, April 6, 2015
Brookridge Entertainment Presents: Richie "C"
Doors open, 6:00pm; Showtime, 6:55pm. Brookridge Club House, 8150 Hampton Street, Brooksville, 34613. Hailing from London, England, Richie C has no musical boundaries paying tribute to some of the greatest music of the last seven decades. Richie C flawlessly performs Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, the best of Motown, Neil Diamond, and Elvis will definitely be "IN" the building for this show. Don't miss this great evening of cabaret-style entertainment. For information and tickets, call 352-610-4901.

 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Walk in My Shoes 2015: Lauren's Kids Campaign
Through Brooksville. Every year, Lauren Book, Founder and CEO of Lauren's Kids, walks 1,500 miles from Key West to Tallahassee on her annual " Walk In My Shoes" journey, to spread awareness about the shocking prevalence of childhood sexual abuse. Community members and survivors join Lauren as she walks through communities and visits local advocacy centers. Lauren's route brings her through Hernando County on Tuesday, April 7. Vehicles accompany the walkers, escorted by the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. Please check the website for time estimates and updates. To register to participate, volunteer, donate, or fundraise as a team, visit http://laurenskids.org/walk/participation-giving/ 

 

monster trans Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Monster Transmission / Chick-Fil-A Charity Cruise-In
5:00-8:00pm. Chick-Fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd. (SR-50), Brooksville. Meet and mingle while enjoying classic and newer cars on display. Cruise-ins are always free; the fun includes live music and entertainment, raffles, valve cover races, prize spin wheel, silent auction and more. This month's event benefits the YMCA. For more information, call 1-800-708-0087 or email kathryn@monstertrans.com.  

 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program: Responsible Insect I.D. and Control
10:30-11:30am. West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville, 34613. Do you find your garden or landscaping the victim of unwanted pests and insects? Many insecticides and control agents can create a backyard "toxic dump." In this program, you will learn how to identify and control insects while protecting the environment. For information, call 352-754-4433, or visit http://www.extension.hernandocounty.us

 Week of  April 9 – April 15, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Music Under the Oaks at The Farm
6:00-11:00pm. The Farm, 19234 Lake Lindsey Road (CR-476 west of US-98), Brooksville. Enjoy Open Mic Night in the fresh air with folks you know and new friends you'll meet. Bring a covered dish to share, your chair and your own beverage, along with your acoustic instruments, voice, poetry, stories and a smile! Admission and primitive camping by donation. 352-424-2655 / http://www.thefarmreport.webs.com 

 

woman-trimming-hedge.jpg Thursday, April 9, 2015
Classes on the Hill: Centuries of Landscaping
9:00am. Chinsegut Hill Manor House, 22495 Chinsgut Hill Road (off Snow Memorial Hwy at US-41N), Brooksville, 34601. Learn the history of formal landscaping and how it shaped our country. Presented by Lilly Browning, Program Coordinator of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping program. Pre-registration is requested. To register, or for information, call 352-754-4433.

 

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Dream Catchers
4:30-6:30pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Dream catchers are one of the most fascinating traditions of Native Americans. The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. Make your own from various colors of yarn, thread, feathers, and accessories to create your one-of-a-kind dream catcher. Supplies are provided; registration is required. To register, or for information, call 352-754-4043. http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

 

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Socrates Caf??
5:00-6:45pm. West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville, 34613 Do you enjoy thought-provoking questions that spark lively debate and discussion? If so, then please join your Hernando County Public Library during our Socrates Caf??! With the assistance of a facilitator, participants apply the Socratic Method to delve into meaningful questions we don't often have time to ponder in our daily lives. The group welcomes all, including those completely unfamiliar with philosophy or Socrates! This month's topic is "Is space exploration a good idea?" For more information, call 352-754-4043. http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us

 

man-enjoying-wine.jpg Saturday, April 11, 2015
Museum Association 4th Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser
7:00-9:00pm Strong Tower Winery, 17810 Forge Dr., Spring Hill, 34610. The Hernando Historical Museum Association is pleased to present an evening in the vineyard for you! Join the group for an enjoyable evening to benefit the Historical Association May-Stringer Museum and the 1885 Train Depot. There will be wine tasting, appetizers, a 50/50 raffle and a Chinese auction. Additional wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Tickets are $15.00 per person or $25.00 per couple. For tickets and information, call the Museum at 352-799-0129, Strong Tower Vineyard at 352-799-7612, or email Carol a gstaves@tampabay.rr.com. http://www.hernandohistoricalmuseumassociation.com

 

Thursday, April 9 – Saturday, April 11, 2015
Theater: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
7:30pm. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change is everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit! The hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the beginning of romance, to those who have dared to ask, "Say, what are you doing Saturday night?" This perfect-relationship musical ran for more than 5,000 performances off-Broadway. Tickets: Adults, $18.00; students under age 18, $10.00; college students and active military personnel with valid ID, $12.00. To purchase tickets, or for box office information, call 352-683-5113, or visit http://www.stagewest.net.

 

Thursday, April 9 – Sunday, April 12, 2015
Stringbreak Music Festival
Thursday, April 9, 11:00am-11:00pm; Friday, April 10, Noon-11:00pm; Saturday, April 11,  11:00am-11:00pm; Sunday, April 12,  11:00am-5:00pm. Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville, 34602. Enjoy the multi-stage Americana music fest featuring Roots Rock, Alternative Country, Newgrass and Bluegrass. Performers include Willie Sugarcapps, Steep Canyon, Balsam Range, Front Country, the Brian Sutherland Band, Mitch Woods and the Rocket 88's,  and more! This event has a very organized youth program and is a family friendly event. Camping is available on site at http://www.sertomayouthranch.org. For area information and alternate lodging, visit http://www.naturallyhernando.org. For event information and tickets, call 863-984-8445, or visit http://www.lindentertainment.com.

 

Thursday, April 9 – Sunday, April 12, 2015
Ford Tri-Motor Airplane Tour Stop
Thursday, April 9, 2:00-5:00pm, Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 12, 9:00am-5:00pm, American Aviation at Brooksville – Tampa Bay Regional Airport, 2495 Broad St., Brooksville, 34604 . Step back in time to aviation's golden age by taking a ride in the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) vintage Ford Tri-Motor airplane! Flights run continuously during this four-day visit. Advance ticket purchase online or by phone is $70.00 per adult. Day of event pricing is $75.00 per adult. Children age 17 & under, $50.00 Learn more or book your flight today at http://www.flytheford.org or call 877-952-5395. The EAA National Tri-Motor Tour Stop is hosted by BKV's local EAA Chapter 1298.

 

fair Friday, April 10 – Saturday, April 18, 2015
64th Annual Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show
Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad Street (US-41 S), Brooksville, 34601. You know it's Spring when the Fair is here! The whole family will enjoy the exhibits, Midway rides, games, livestock shows, vendors, and food. Don't miss daily live evening entertainment including a magic show, top-notch music and bands, comedy and more!  Daily admission: Age 13 and up, $8.00; age four to 12 years old, $4.00; age three and under, free. Passes/Tickets: Adult three-day, $16.00; six-day, $24.00; nine-day, $48.00. Child three-day, $8.00; six-day, $16.00; nine-day, $24.00. Don't miss the Truck and Tractor Pull on April 11, 6:00pm; and the Demolition Derby on April 18, 7:00pm. For the full entertainment schedule, visit http://www.hernandofairgrounds.com. General information, 352-796-4552.

 

lawnmowing-lady.jpg Friday, April 10, 2015
The A-B-C's of T-U-R-F! 
10:00am-12:00pm. Hernando County Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd. (SR-50 bypass), Brooksville. Lawns are part of the American landscape. Learn the most efficient ways to maintain your lawn without breaking your back or spending your last dime. The program will cover proper watering, fertilizing, mowing and identifying common lawn problems. You will also explore the most effective treatments which will save time, energy, money and the environment! Presented by Jim Moll, Pasco County Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program Coordinator, the program is free and open to the public. To register, or for information, call 352-754-4037, or visit http://www.co.hernando.fl.us/utils 

 

Friday, April 10 – Saturday, April 11, 2015
Theater: The Music Man
Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11, 7:30pm. Live Oak Theater at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Avenue, Brooksville, 34601. The Live Oak Theater Company is pleased to present the award-winning Broadway hit adapted from the book by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The Music Man is family entertainment at its best, and by turns the plot is wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching. Meredith Willson's six-time, TONY Award winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. Each performance will be a dessert theatre experience, with seating available one-half hour prior to the show. Tickets are $18.00 for adults; $5.00 for students age 13 and under with the purchase of an accompanying adult ticket. To purchase tickets, or for information, call 352-797-9199, or visit http://www.liveoaktheatre.org.

 

Friday, April 10 – Saturday, April 11, 2015
Ghost Tour
8:00-10:00pm. May-Stringer Historical Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville, 34601. Legend has it that the 151-year old former residence of pioneer Frank Saxon is still inhabited by some of its residents, including three-year old Jessie May Saxon. Hand-held cameras and recording devices allowed. Tour is by reservation only, $20.00 per person (cash only). 352-556-9571 / http://www.hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

 

gardening-items.jpg Friday, April 10 – Saturday, April 11, 2015
Spring Plant Sale and Art Show
9:00am-2:00pm. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Drive, Spring Hill. Spruce up your home and yard with beautiful plants! The Spring Hill Garden Club invites you to the annual spring sale, where you can purchase many varieties of plants at budget-friendly prices. Plants grown at the Gardens will be for sale on both Friday and Saturday; also on Saturday, the Gardens will be dotted with local artists exhibiting and selling their work.  Proceeds will benefit the Botanical Gardens and the waterfall plantings on US-19/Spring Hill Drive.  For information, call 352-683-9933, or visit http://www.naturecoastgardens.com.

 

Saturday, April 11, 2015
4-H Benefit Trap Tournament
8:00am. Registration for shooters; 9:00am Tournament begins. Hernando County Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way (US-19, approx. 9 miles N of Weeki Wachee), Brooksville. The tournament consists of four rounds of 25 shots each. Trophies will be awarded to winners in youth, adult and senior categories. Please bring your own shotgun, ammo, ear protection, and lawn chair for a day of great fun. The cost is $35.00 per trap shooter if registered before April 4th; late registration is $40.00. Lunch will be provided to all participants. For more information, contact Ken at 352-797-0409.

 

Saturday, April 11, 2015
2015 Mud n' Truck Show
10:00am-3:00pm. At the Florida Blueberry Festival, downtown Brooksville, 34601. Don't miss the annual Mud n' Truck show, and enter your own truck — the bigger, the better! Mud Truck entry is $5.00 per truck and includes admission to the Festival. Visit with sponsor Monster Transmission staff, and enjoy the Pit Stop Challenge "for the kids, and kids at heart!"  Enjoy food, beer, wine, games, music, and blueberries! Truck staging for show trucks is 8:00-9:00am. To register your truck, or for information, call Mike at 352-540-3830, or Kathryn at 1-800-708-0087, ext. 4481, or visit http://www.monstertrans.com.

 

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Blueberry Festival Entertainment Headliner: US Stones: Rolling Stones Tribute Band
6:00-8:00pm. On the Star Stage, Florida Blueberry Festival, downtown Brooksville, 34601. Rocking the east coast from New York to the Florida Keys, this eight-piece band (www.theusstones.com) has all the moves and signature voice of a young Mick Jagger. This is a full-sounding Rolling Stones event that will amaze with hit after hit. They bring the look and feel of the Stones to the stage with their high energy, and ability to reproduce the true authentic persona of Stones music experience with their talent, authentic equipment, and apparel. Their performance will take you back to the days of your youth, when you first heard and saw the Rolling Stones as they rocked the world with their music. If you are a "Die-hard Stones fan," your love for their music will be shared on the first note; if you are too young to remember them, this will be the perfect history lesson on the greatest rock and roll band in the world!!! For more information, visit www. floridablueberryfestival.org

 

Saturday, April 11 – Sunday, April 12, 2015
Airport Flea Market and Farmer's Market
8:00am-3:00pm. 17375 Spring Hill Drive (just west of US-41), Spring Hill, 34604. Shop for what you need and find a bargain at the same time! Approximately 100 vendors offer everything from house wares, tools, collectibles, cosmetics, craft items, recreational items and fresh-from-the-farm goodies. For information, call 352-796-0268.

 

Sunday, April 12, 2015
Hernando Jazz Society Presents: Valerie Gillespie
2:00-5:00pm. The Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd, in Spring Hill, 34609. The Hernando Jazz Society, now in its 20th season, will perform Lady of Jazz with special guest, Valerie Gillespie. Enjoy a nostalgic afternoon listening to the live sounds of many jazz classics from the Big Band Era and beyond. The Sioux City Grill will offer a cash bar and buffet lunch for purchase. Admission for Hernando Jazz Society members is free; non-members, $10.00 for singles, $15.00 for couples. Season tickets for are still available. For more information, call Bill at 352-799-9690, or visit http://www.hernandojazzsociety.org.

 

Sunday, April 12, 2015
2015 Annual Florida Blueberry Festival continues today!
11:00am-6:00pm. Downtown Historic Brooksville, 34601. Enjoy all things blueberry, and more! Live entertainment all weekend, family activities, children's games, art show, crafts, food, and of course, blueberries! The entertainment lineup includes drum and dance circles, world music and world rhythms, acoustic rock and blues, classic rock n' roll, hits of the 70's, and more. Festival admission: Adults (age 18 and up), $8.00 per person; children ages six to 17, $5.00 each; age five and under, free. Parking in Festival-designated areas, $5.00 per car. For the full entertainment and activities schedule, visit http://www.floridablueberryfestival.org.

 

Sunday, April 12, 2015
Blueberry Festival Entertainment Headliner: Little Texas
3:00-4:30pm. On the Star Stage, Florida Blueberry Festival, downtown Brooksville, 34601. Known as "the hardest working band in country music" in their early years, it was not uncommon for Little Texas to play over 300 shows a year, without a bus, without a driver, without tour support from a label. They simply made it on their own, earning recognition along the way. The tour continued on through 1995, finishing as the fifth largest grossing tour of the year, and over the course of '94 and '95 the band received two more Grammy nominations and released Little Texas – Greatest Hits. Familiar songs such as  What Might Have Been, God Blessed Texas and My Love, captured their very first CMT award, a Billboard award, a Radio & Records award and a Grammy nomination. The year 1994 also brought them the ACM Award for "Vocal Group of the Year."  After a break to spend time at home, Little Texas returned with a fresh perspective and blissfully familiar sounds. Don't miss this Great American Rockin' Country band! For information, visit http://www.floridablueberryfestival.org.

 

Sunday, April 12, 2015
Theater: The Music Man
2:30pm. Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Avenue, Brooksville, 34601. The Live Oak Theater Company is pleased to present the award-winning Broadway hit adapted from the book by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The Music Man is family entertainment at its best, and by turns the plot is wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching. Meredith Willson's six-time, TONY Award winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. Each performance will be a dessert theatre experience, with seating available one-half hour prior to the show. Tickets are $18.00 for adults; $5.00 for students age 13 and under with the purchase of an accompanying adult ticket. To purchase tickets, or for information, call 352-797-9199, or visit http://www.liveoaktheatre.org 

 

Sunday, April 12, 2015
Theater: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
2:00pm. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change is everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit! The hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the beginning of romance, to those who have dared to ask, "Say, what are you doing Saturday night?"  This perfect-relationship musical ran for more than 5,000 performances off-Broadway. Tickets: Adults, $18.00; students under age 18, $10.00; college students and active military personnel with valid ID, $12.00. To purchase tickets, or for box office information, call 352-683-5113, or visit http://www.stagewest.net.

 

Announcer Monday, April 13, 2015
Local Affairs Forum
4:00pm. West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville. Interested in local issues that impact Hernando County? Join our new forum to discuss issues facing Hernando County focusing the scheduled topic on Infrastructure. The Local Affairs Forum has no standing with the county commission, but hopes to act as an ongoing workshop encouraging citizens to think and talk about Hernando County's present and future. This session's topic is "Planning". Pre-registration is recommended. For more information, call 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

 

Monday, April 13, 2015
6th Annual Cause FORE Paws
Registration deadline: March 31. Check in, 8:00am; Shotgun start, 9:00am. Brooksville Golf and Country Club, 23446 Links Drive, Brooksville. You are invited to join the fun with a day of golf, beginning with breakfast by Chick-Fil-A. Then go for your best golf game, the hole-in-one contest, longest drive and closest to the pin contests. Lunch will be provided by Texas Roadhouse. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams and the golf contest winners. The event is a fundraiser for the Humane Society of the Nature Coast; pets will be available for adoption. The entry fee is $80.00 per golfer, or $320.00 for a foursome. For more information, call 352-496-2711 or chairperson Kathy at 352-232-4376, or visit http://www.humanerescue.org.

 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Viva Florida 502 Book Discussion: The Golden Honeymoon
2:00pm. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608. Join the group for the monthly gathering and thought-provoking discussion of this month's book. First published in 1922, The Golden Honeymoon is an example of Lardner the light humorist, who has a hopeful view of human nature. Registration is not required, but copies of the book are limited. Please call ahead to reserve a copy for your use. For more information, call 352-754-4043, or visit http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Rain Barrel Workshop in the Woods!
10:00am. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road (CR-476, one mile east of US-41N), Brooksville, 34601. Recycle raindrops! Learn how a rain barrel can help you save water and reduce storm water runoff. The cost for the workshop and an earth-minded rain barrel is $68.00. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for the class. For registration and payment information, call 352-540-6230. 

 

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Friday, April 17, 2015
Hernando County Food Truck Fiesta with a Beat
5:00-9:00pm. Weeki Wachee High School, 12150 Vespa Way, Weeki Wachee. Gather the family for a great outdoor evening! There will be activities and games for the children, and unique foods for purchase from more than a dozen gourmet food truck vendors. Bring your lawn chair and blankets to settle in for the free entertainment featuring Kenn "E" Grube as Elvis, local high school bands and the Central High School ROTC. Special guest appearances include the Spring Hill Power Rangers, Ironman, Captain American, and Elsa and her Princesses. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-796-0697, or visit http://www.hernandochamber.com.

 

 

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Bridal Showcase at Weeki Wachee Springs
5:30-9:30pm. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way (US 19), Weeki Wachee. If you're in wedding planning mode, don't miss the wedding event of the year! Whether your wedding is formal or casual, all brides, grooms, friends and family, everyone will find something for their special day. Some of the best wedding experts will be on hand to offer advice and ideas, and you'll enjoy an exclusive bridal fashion show featuring both new and timeless bridal designs. Register for prize drawings, with the Grand Prize of a free wedding ceremony at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. Admission to the bridal show is free. For information, call 352-596-4949.
 

Sunflower maze Saturday, May 2 – Sunday, May 3, 2015
2015 Spring Sunflower Maze, Spring Crops and Farm Activities
10:00am-4:00pm (last ticket sell time is 3:00pm). Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Rd. (off US-41), Masaryktown, 34604. Maze your way through the paths of 8-10ft. tall sunflowers in search of the exit! Six acres of fun to enjoy hay rides, the picnic area, the rubber duck race, the web maze, animals, crafts, fresh produce and the U-Pick area! Sturdy shoes are suggested (no open toe shoes, sandals, flip-flops), along with sunscreen and a hat. Don't forget your camera! Adults: $9.50; Ages 3-11: $5.00; under age three: Free. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. (Note: no credit cards or checks accepted; no ATM on site). 352-279-0977 / http://www.sweetfieldsfarm.com

 

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Hernando County Tourism & Brooksville Florida Blueberry Festival in Hernando 2014

April 10, 2014

Things to do in Hernando County  The Week of April 10 to April 16 PLUS THE BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL!   Quick Links – More Things to Do in Hernando Future Tourism Events in Hernando County NEW! Total Hernando Community Events [forecast]

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