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Things to do in Hernando County this weekend

Published:   |   Updated: June 11, 2014 at 01:38 PM

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Gauntlet of glory

Rugged Maniac returns to Florida with a 5K Mud & Obstacle Race happening from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Little Everglades Ranch, 17951 Hamilton Road in Dade City. Test yourself through 25 obstacles designed to push your limits. You’ll face mud pits, fire jumps, underground tunnels, a water slide and a host of other obstacles. Each runner gets a T-shirt, race photos and admittance to a day-long festival with music, bounce houses, a mechanical bull and more.

Admission is $38 to $80;

‘Beatles and Beyond’

Local classic pop band The Rockaways presents “Beatles and Beyond,” featuring Broadway star Teddy Toye, performing three shows at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd. in Spring Hill. Toye originated the role of Harold in the on-and-off Broadway productions of “Lysistrata Jones.”

Show times are 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, and general admission is $18, (352) 683-5113.

Marti Carroll at VFW

Local singer and songwriter Marti Carroll performs at 7 p.m. Saturday and again on June 28 at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive in Spring Hill. Carroll plays a variety of country and gospel music from the 1950s to today, and her shows are always fun. The kitchen will be open.

For information, call (352) 796-0398 and

Cool Summer Jazz

Hernando Jazz Society performs Cool Summer Jazz live from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill.

The Society was formed by a group of retired professional musicians who wanted to keep the music of the Big Band Era alive. Admission is $5 at the door; BYOB and snacks.

For information, call Bill McLoughlin at (352) 799-9690.

Meeting to address development plans

NatureCoast Coalition for Peace and Justice invites the public to debate/challenge Hernando County’s growing list of economic development expenditures in the private sector from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today at the West Hernando Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Weeki Wachee, and Wednesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Spring Hill Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. The public town hall meetings will debate and challenge the growing list of economic development projects being funded with county tax money and with little or no public participation.

For information, call Brian Moore at (352) 686-9936 or (352) 585-2907.

Hip-hop classes offered Sunday

Master instructor Rosero McCoy conducts hip-hop classes on Sunday at Ms. Karin’s Spirit in Motion, 11037 Hearth Road, Spring Hill. Experience a class with a professional choreographer.

The beginner/intermediate level class starts at 3 p.m. and the intermediate/advanced class is at 5 p.m. Cost per class is $50 for one and half hours and includes a 15 minute question-and-answer session and autographs. Children must be 7 to participate. For information, call (352) 428-2232, (352) 556-8519 or visit

Coming up

New Jersey Club has pizza and brew

The New Jersey Club hosts a Pizza and Brew meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday (doors open at 10:30 a.m.) at the Senior Citizens Center, 7925 Rhanbouy Road, Spring Hill. The cost is $4 for members and $5 for guests (no tickets will be sold at the door).

There will be a funny T-shirt contest, and members should bring a nonperishable food donation. Membership is open to all former and current residents of New Jersey and guests are welcome. There are no meetings in July or August. For upcoming events, trips, tickets or information, call Annette at (352) 683-8752.

Chinsegut Center summer 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.

♦ June 28, Guided Hike at Perry Oldenburg WEA from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Perry Oldenburg Wildlife Environmental Area at the end of Deer Run Road, Brooksville. This hike is roughly 2 miles.

All events are at the Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville unless otherwise noted. For information, call (352) 754-6722 or visit

Family Beach Bash set for June 21

The Friends of Weeki Wachee State Park are hosting a second and third Family Beach Bash from 6 to 9 p.m. on June 21 and July 19 at Buccaneer Bay, 6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Admission is $5 per person and ages 2 and under are free.

The Beach Bashes feature water fun, hula-hoop contest, spin-it-to-win-it game and food at family-friendly prices. Donations such as door prizes, food and serving utensils are being sought from local businesses. Proceeds from the events benefit park improvements.

For information, call Cassie Stump at (352)345-1612 or email

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.

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