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Things to do in Hernando County this week


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Sloan brings laughs

Stand-up comedian Sloan will make your sides split with his slanted take on the world.

Sloan performs at 7:30 p.m. today at Bonkerz Comedy Club at the High Octane Saloon & Grill, 1590 S. Suncoast Blvd. in Homosassa. He has worked with top comedians including Dave Attell, D.L. Hughley and Jim Breuer, to name a few.

Tickets are $10 for 18 and older, call (352) 613-4957 and go to

Airport flea market

Shop for bargains from more than 100 vendors at the Airport Farmers & Flea Market, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 17375 Spring Hill Drive in Brooksville. Items available include housewares, tools, collectibles, cosmetics, craft items, recreational items and fresh-from-the-farm produce.

Call (352) 796-0268.

DAV summer fun

The Disabled American Veterans Summer Festival is set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the DAV, 16299 Nancy Ave., Brooksville. There will be family fun for everyone, and the SPCA will be there with information about pet adoption. Admission is free; all proceeds go directly to the DAV. Hernando Today is a sponsor of this event.

For information, call (352) 796-1679.

Jeremy Ewbank show

Rock ‘n’ roll and country music tribute artist Jeremy Ewbank brings his “Little Bit Country, Little Bit Rock ‘n’ Roll” variety show to the Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. in Brooksville, at 4 p.m. Sunday. Ewbanks portrays legends of country and rock, including Buddy Holly and Elvis.

Admission is free and food will be available for purchase, call (352) 796-2041 and visit

Hernando High cheerleader car wash

The Hernando High School cheerleaders will hold a fundraising car wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Radio Shack (in front of the Winn-Dixie), 1220 S. Broad St., Brooksville. There will be a shady spot to sit and relax with complimentary ice water and lemonade for customers. Hernando High School mascot Leo will be on hand for pictures. Alumni are welcome to come cheer on the girls and give them a helping hand.

Christmas in July Sale at bookstore

Friends of the Library of Hernando County are holding a Christmas in July Sale through the end of the month at the Little Red Schoolhouse Bookstore, 1208 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. All proceeds will help fund the Hernando County Public Library System’s summer reading programs.

Items for sale include used books, DVDs and CDs. Prices range from 25 cents to $3.

For information and store hours, call (352) 684-0660.

Workshops for age 50-plus students

Encore Academy at PHSC continues Back to School Boot Camp and Job Seekers workshops for plus-50 students at the Spring Hill campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. Each two hour workshop is $12 unless otherwise stated. All workshops are from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

◆ Tuesday, Intro to MS Word.

◆ Thursday, Networking for Success, this workshop is free.

◆ Aug. 5, Intro to File Management.

◆ Aug. 7, Interviewing Skills, this workshop is free.

Membership in Encore Academy is not required and all workshops are open to the community. Students may enroll for the entire series or select individual workshops. Registration deadlines are three days prior to workshop start date.

For information, call (727) 816-3439 or visit

Basic acting class offered in Brooksville

Live Oak Theatre Company will offer a class in Basic Acting and an Introduction to Live Oak Theatre from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and again on Aug. 5 and Aug. 7 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Ave., Brooksville. There is no tuition; however, a $10 registration donation is requested. Topics include basic acting skills and principles of acting; theatre terminology and etiquette; and audition techniques. Children ages 7 to 14 are eligible. Those who successfully complete the program can audition for Live Oak Theatre’s productions of “Anne of Avonlea” and “The Music Man.” Auditions for both shows take place Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m.

To register, call (352) 797-9199 or email

Rec department has Belly Dance Class

Hernando County Recreation Department is sponsoring a Belly Dance Class to be presented by instructor Jaynellen on Wednesday at Hernando County Recreation Center, 205 E. Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Learn the ancient and mystical art of this tribal dance. Open to all body types, skill levels, and ages.

Registration is at 7 p.m.; RSVP to (352) 540-1568 or email

Rain Barrel Workshop set for Wednesday

The Florida-Friendly Landscaping program of Hernando County presents a Rain Barrel Workshop from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Hernando County Extension office, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. The cost is $65, which includes one 65-gallon rain barrel per household. Hernando County Utilities customers will receive a $25 credit on their water bill. Class size is limited and attendees must pre-pay to ensure availability of a rain barrel.

For information or to pre-pay for a class, call (352) 540-6230.

Coalition plans Preschool Palooza

Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties Inc. presents its second annual Preschool Palooza from 3 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 2 at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. The free event features sing-a-long songs brought to life by the masterful storyteller and guitarist “Mr. Tommy,” whose unique interactive program gets children off their feet and encourages them to build their self-esteem and imagination.

For information, contact Bev Doucet at (727) 233-8291, email or visit

Beach Themed Dance features Johnny Lobo

Brookridge Social Dance Group presents a beach-themed dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 2 at its club house, 8150 Hampton St., Brooksville. Admission is $5 per person with music by Johnny Lobo. Bring your own refreshments. Ice and coffee will be available and Dunkin Donuts will be served around 9:30 p.m.

For Tickets, reservations or information, call Dot at (352) 597-0723.

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