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Things to do in Hernando County this weekend


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Cruising for Critters

Hop on your bike Saturday and head to the sixth annual Cruising for Critters Poker Run to benefit the Humane Society of the Nature Coast. Registration is at 9 a.m. at Hernando Animal Hospital, 5335 Applegate Drive in Spring Hill. The last stop will be at R-Beach, 4054 Shoal Line Blvd. in Hernando Beach, where there will be live entertainment, food and prizes. For those who don’t ride, meet the riders at the finish to support the cause as 10 percent of sales will be donated to help abused, homeless and neglected pets.

Preregister and prepurchase your scorecard at www,

A Concert for Jimmy

The Tampa Bay Chapter of the Road Dawgs motorcycle club is sponsoring A Concert for Jimmy and motorcycle ride on Saturday. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with kickstands up at 11 a.m., with the run starting and finishing at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. All proceeds will assist Florida State Trooper Jimmy Johnson, who is suffering from cancer.

The noon concert features local country band Jersey Dirt, along with vendors, door prizes and raffles. Donation is $15 per rider, $10 per passenger and $10 per walk-in. (Children 5 and younger free.) The first 300 tickets sold include food and door prizes. For information, email Bill at

Kids’ safety fair

Oak Hill Hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Room hosts a Pediatric Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the Oak Hill Hospital campus, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. The fair features fire safety and poisonous snake identification, and kids can see a fire truck, ambulance and helicopter up close. There also will be nutrition facts and fun, YMCA water safety and much more. Meet the dedicated Emergency Care pediatricians and community-based pediatricians on staff at Oak Hill Hospital. Free food and drinks.

For details, call (352) 596-6632 or visit

Adoption Fundraiser

An Adoption Fundraiser for Dustin and Katie Mormando is set for noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Rookies 19, 1320 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. There will be a Corn Hole Tournament at a cost of $10 per team; a car show with a fee of $5 to enter; silent auction, raffles and prizes, and Rookies will donate 10 percent of your bill.

For information, call (352) 678-1231.

Cleanup planned for Kass Circle

A Kass Circle Clean Up revitalization of Kass Circle takes place from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Sign up at Spring Hill Nutrition, 1409 Kass Circle, Spring Hill, where instructions, gloves, trash bags, etc. will be provided. Businesses and residents are invited to put their efforts together. All who can volunteer will be appreciated.

For information, call Doug Brainard at (352) 442-1156.

Runners meet up at Spring Hill Target

Hernando County Runners Club has a group run every Saturday at 6:30 a.m. Join them in the Target parking lot, 3101 Aerial Way, Spring Hill. The club is open to everyone and all abilities. For information, call Ken Dent at (352) 476-4736.

Brooksville Elks plan Steak Shoot

Brooksville Elks 2582 will have a Steak Shoot from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Following the shoot there will be a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. Members and guests are invited to participate.

For information, call (352) 596-2582.

Father’s Day dance has NASCAR theme

Brooksville Social Dance Group hosts a Father’s Day Dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at its the Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brooksville. The theme for the dance is NASCAR, with music provided by the Belairs. Admission is $5 per person; ice and coffee will be available all evening and Dunkin Donuts will be served around 9:30 p.m.

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

Chinsegut Center sponsors programs

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Chinsegut Conservation Center offers the following programs:

◆ Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Chinsegut Conservation Adventure Day Camp for ages 8-12.

◆ June 21 from 9 to 11 a.m., Hike at Big Pine with David Rakes.

◆ June 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Cool Underground Creatures-Children in the Wild.

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.

Fitness bootcamp offered 3 days a week

Better Body Bootcamp is offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Morning boot camp is from 7 to 8 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 12254 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, and evening boot camp from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. The cost is $5 per class for six weeks paid in advance, or 18 classes for $90. If you prefer to pay as you go the cost is $7 per class and $10 for drop-in fee. There are discounts for seniors, athletes and teens. No experience or equipment is required and there are three levels of intensity at every workout station. For information, email Grant Engelmann at To reserve your spot, call (952) 388-9275 or Hernando County Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031.

Knitting workshops at Encore Academy

Encore Academy at Pasco-Hernando State College offers two Knitting Workshops from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday and June 24 at the North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., room B-101, Brooksville. The cost is $12 and students need to bring U.S. size 10 knitting needles and one large spool of yarn. The Academy provides educational opportunities to adults over the age of 50. Membership in Encore Academy is not required and all workshops are open to the community. Registration deadline is three days prior to workshop start date. For information call (352) 797-5167 or visit

For all interested in genealogy

A Genealogy Interest Group meets at 11 a.m. Tuesday at West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Brooksville. All are welcome to attend. For information, call Kathleen Marsh at (352) 796-1623.

Rec department belly dance class

Hernando County Recreation Department sponsors a belly dance class conducted by instructor Jaynellen on June 25 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

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