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Things to do in Hernando County this weekend

Published:   |   Updated: May 1, 2014 at 10:12 AM

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Anglers are invited

The Hogan Law Firm hosts the sixth annual Charitable Fishing Tournament at 8 a.m. Saturday at Bayport Park, 4140 Cortez Blvd., Bayport. Anglers can fish until 3 p.m., with measure and weigh in. A silent auction and awards banquets follows the tournament at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St. in Hernando Beach. The registration fee is $100 with proceeds to benefit HPH Hospice. Individuals must have their own boat, bait and tackle. For details, call (352) 799-8423 and visit

Trap shooting tourney

The Hernando County Cattleman’s Association invites you to its sixth annual Cattleman’s Trap Shoot at 7150 Myers Road in Brooksville. Registration is at 8 a.m. and shooting begins at 9 a.m. Food concessions will be available, and raffles include a Remington 770 with scope and a 32-inch flat screen television. Entry fee is $25 per shooter; bring two full boxes of shells.

For information, call (352) 796-9579.

Brooksville Country Jam

The public is invited for a day of toe tappin’ and boot scootin’ at Brooksville’s first Downtown Country Jam, from noon to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando Park Bandshell, 205 E. Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Performers include Justin Phillips (noon), Harold Jones Band (1:30 p.m.), Fast 4 Ward (3 p.m.), Jennifer Lee & Nevaek Peek (4:30 p.m.), Whiskey Rose—Skye Claire & Kristin Kuiper (6 p.m.), and the Soul Circus Cowboys (8 p.m.). Food and beer concessions will be available; bring lawn chairs and blankets (no pets or coolers).

General admission is $5 per person, and $1 for ages 6 to 12. For details, call (352) 754-4031 and visit

Cruise-In for charity

Meet and mingle while enjoying classic and newer cars on display at Monster Transmissions’ Charity Cruise-In at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Chic-fil-A restaurant at 13143 Cortez Blvd. in Brooksville. The free event includes live music and entertainment, raffles, valve cover races, a silent auction and more. May’s charity recipient is The Dawn Center.

For information, call 1-800-708-0087 or email

Pidgeon Club ladies plan rummage sale

Gulf Coast Homing Pidgeon Club’s Ladies Auxiliary hosts their second annual Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the GHC clubhouse, 240 Spring Time St., Spring Hill. Items for sale at this two-day indoor sale include Precious Moments collectibles, new and slightly used clothing, household items, antique and craft items. Baked goods and beverages also will be available. For information, call Jean Manders at (727) 379-9603.

Biography Book discussion group

Hernando County Public Library’s History and Biography Book Discussion Group meets Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Main Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The book discussion will be on “The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews” by Peter Duffy. Registration is not required, but copies of the book are limited; call or ask at the front desk to reserve a copy. For information, call (352) 754-4043 or visit

Learn about coastal fishing regulations

FWC’s Chinsegut Conservation Center hosts an Outdoor Education Class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. The FWC staff will refresh your skills and knowledge about boating safety and regulations, and the latest information and regulations about coastal fishing along the Nature Coast. Whether you have a boat or not, this is a chance to make sure your family is safe on the water this summer. Register at or call (352) 754-6722.

Model plane club has Spring Big Bird Fly

Hernando Aero Modelers R/C Club’s fourth annual Spring Big Bird Fly takes place Saturday with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. at the HAM Flying Field, 16301 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Brooksville. The pilots-landing fee is $15 and includes a grilled burger or hot dog. The cost for spectators is $3 per carload. Join them for food, raffles, fellowship and their 1,200-foot grass runway. There will be a $50 cash prize for pilot’s choice. For information, call John Dasch at (352) 293-1157 or email

High school hosts Spring Flea Market

There will be a final Spring Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on Springstead High School’s theatre parking lot, 3300 Landover Blvd., Spring Hill. Vendors are welcome; the cost for a double space is $10. For information or to sign-up, call Greg at (352) 683-3528.

Conservation Center upcoming programs

FWC’s Chinsegut Conservation Center upcoming programs:

◆ Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m., Guided Hike at Perry Olenberg WEA.

◆ May 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Earth Day at USDA Plants Material Station.

◆ May 10 from 10 a.m. to noon, Outdoor Skills Class, Introduction to Camping.

◆ May 17 from 9 to 11 a.m., Hike at Big Pine with David Rakes.

◆ May 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Water World, Children in the Wild.

◆ May 24 from 9 to 11 a.m., May’s Prairie Guided Wetlands Hike with Pam Murfey.

Pre-register for all programs at or call (352) 754-6722. Unless otherwise noted, all events are held at FWC’s Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville.

Coming up

Apartments present Spring Health Fair

Magnolia Place Apartments presents its first Spring Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at 6715 Congress St., Port Richey. The free event includes healthcare and wellness exhibits, hospital information, dermatology assessments, back brace adjustments, research participant possibilities and lots of giveaways. For information, call (727) 825-0018.

Temple Beth David hosts fashion show

Temple Beth David presents “Springtime Silhouettes” Fashion Show & Luncheon at noon Wednesday at the Temple Beth David Social Hall, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. The event features fashions by Boutique on Wheels along with a Chinese auction, 50/50, lotto hat and door prizes. The cost is $20 per person. For tickets and information, call Karen at (352) 610-2577 or Renee at (352) 678-1805.

Springstead High students honored

Springstead High School will recognize students at an awards program, “An Evening of Excellence,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Springstead Theater, 3300 Landover Blvd., Spring Hill. Students and their parents will receive an invitation prior to the event. For information, call (352) 797-7010 ext. 408.

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