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Things to do in Hernando County this week

Published:   |   Updated: August 28, 2014 at 12:06 PM

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Marksmanship clinic

The Revolutionary War Veterans Association’s Project Appleseed presents a history and heritage program along with a two-day rifle marksmanship skills and safety clinic at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Hernando Sportsman’s Club, 16121 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills. Registration and fee information is available at For details, call (352) 452-4650 and visit

Jazz in Wesley Chapel

Jazz lovers are invited to an all-day jazz concert from noon to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Wesley Chapel District Park, 7727 Boyette Road in Wesley Chapel.

Wesley Chapel Jazz Festival 2014 features all-day jazz performances, including headliner Abnique and special guest Evelyn Thomas. In addition, there will be food vendors and Tampa Bay Buccaneers players signing autographs.

The concert is free, and preferred seating is available for $25. For information, call (813) 309-3811.

Legendary Sirens

The Legendary Sirens Show, featuring performances by Weeki Wachee Mermaids from the 1940s to the 1970s, takes place Saturday and Sunday at Weeki Wachee State Park, 6131 Commercial Way in Weeki Wachee. This nostalgic show takes you back to the early years of Weeki Wachee Springs with the ladies who created the magic. Show times are noon and 2 p.m.

For details, call (352) 592-5656 and visit

Ewbank is back

Rock ‘n’ roll and country music tribute artist Jeremy Ewbank returns to the Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. in Brooksville, at 4 p.m. Sunday with his “Little Bit Country, Little Bit Rock ‘n’ Roll” variety show. Ewbank portrays the 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

Wage War for minimum wage increase

Hernando County Democratic Club will host Wage War in the Park, a rally to promote a $10.10 minimum wage from 1-4 p.m. Monday at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. There will be free food, music and speakers. The Rally is nonpartisan because it’s “Not about politics,” organizers say.

West Hernando Little League registrations

West Hernando Little League will hold registrations for players age 4 to 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. today, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando Little League Complex, 2313 Founder Road, Spring Hill. Try-outs (skills evaluation) will be Thursday and Sept. 5 and 6. To register online or download the registration form packet, go to For information, call (352) 232-4671.

Anti-mining activists have summer soiree

Neighbors Against Mining invites you to “Summer Magic” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at the Brooksville Women’s Club, 131 S. Main St., Brooksville. The lazy summer reception features music, refreshments and a silent auction. The group is dedicated to stopping CEMEX’s plan for open pit lime rock mining for the next 20 years on property fronting Cortez Boulevard. All funds raised will be dedicated to legal and expert fees for the CEMEX County Commission meeting on Dec. 9.

The cost is $20 per person or $35 per couple with free beer, wine and appetizers. For information, email or visit

Weeki Wachhee High has an open house

Weeki Wachee High School plans an Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at 12150 Vespa Way, Weeki Wachee. Students and parents will be able to tour the campus and meet your students’ teachers. For information, call (352) 797-7029 ext. 400.

Greek Story Time at The Olive Grove

Head out for Greek Story Time and learn about Greek Mythology every Saturday at 11 a.m. at The Olive Grove, 15016 Rester Drive, Brooksville, starting Sept. 6. The cost is $10 which includes a healthy snack and a free olive tree. Workshops for September are as follows:

◆ Sept. 6 and 7, make olive oil soap from scratch, cost is $20.

◆ Sept. 13, make all natural olive oil hand and dish soap, cost is $10.

◆ Sept. 14, make laundry soap.

◆ Sept. 20, make all natural olive oil shampoo, cost is $10.

◆ Sept. 21, make all natural conditioner, cost is $10.

◆ Sept. 27, paint sand dollars, cost is $5.

◆ Sept. 28, make an ancient style clay olive oil lamp, cost is $5.

All classes start at 2 p.m. and after the workshop visit their store for fresh pressed olive oil, infused vinegar, olive trees, Castile soap and much more. For information, call (352) 345-5940.

Sept. 6 dance has Western theme

Brookridge Social Dance Group hosts a Western-themed dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 6 at the clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brooksville. Admission is $5 per person at the door with music by Starburst. Bring your own refreshments. Ice and coffee will be available all evening and Dunkin Donuts will be served around 9:30 p.m. For reservations or information, call Dot at (352) 596-2185.

Church to screen environmentalist film

Unitarian Universalist Church of Brooksville invites you to the first event in its Free 2014-2015 First Sunday program series with a showing of the award winning movie, “Gasland Part II.” The show will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 at the Brooksville Woman’s Club, 131 S. Main St., Brooksville. Like previous First Sunday presentations, “Gasland II” promises to be provocative, conversation-generating, and highly informative. For information, call (352) 793-2268.

Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony planned

FDNY and NYPD retirees of Hernando County present their annual Sept. 11 remembrance, “Never Forget,” at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. There will be a viewing of the Sept. 11 memorial followed by the ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments will be available.

For information, call Ron at (352) 596-7630.

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