Hernando Briefs For April 20

COUNTYWIDE

Symphony seeks musiciansSponsored: Gambar Koala

The Hernando Symphony Orchestra has openings for the 2018-19 season. Musicians interested in becoming a member of the community pops orchestra, can visit hernandosymphony.com or call (352) 584-1210.

BROOKSVILLE

Neos playground will be revealed at park

The city of Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department will host a ribbon-cutting for the new Neos interactive playground at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 10 near Pavilion 1 in Tom Varn Park, 293 Darby Lane. The playground was acquired in partnership with the Florida Department of Health and Junior Service League of Brooksville. The partners provided $18,000 in funding for the new innovation. The NEOs 360 encompasses the best physical endurance in a full-body gaming approach that helps participants develop agility, coordination, strength and stamina. The circular design of the system also develops peripheral vision. For information, call (352) 540-3830.

First responders will be recognized at event

The American Legion Riders of Charles E. Murray American Legion Post 186, in conjunction with Full Throttle Magazine, will replace its usual bike night with a special First Responders Appreciation Night from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 14 at the post, 12091 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. The event will include a bike show, as well as music provided by the Rockstreet Band, a 50/50 raffle, giveaways and drink specials. A fish fry will be available for purchase. The event, which is free and open to the public, benefits the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund and Wreaths Across America. For information, call (352) 597-9995.

Spring Lake museum, history center open

The Spring Lake Museum and History Center, 4181 Spring Lake Highway (in the rock building), east of Brooksville, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8. The center is open on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Admission is free. The center offers historic artifacts and photos, local family photos and histories, school and lake histories, oral history videos and other items. For information, call (352) 796-4704.

Three museums seek volunteers to help

The Hernando Historical Museum Association, which has three museums open to the public from noon to 3 p.m. each Tuesday through Saturday, is looking for volunteers. The museums, all in Brooksville, include: the May-Stringer House, 601 Museum Court; the 1885 Train Depot, 70 Russell St.; and the Countryman Family One-Room Schoolhouse, 66 Russell St. Volunteers are needed to be tour guides, museum greeters, grounds assistants and special events assistants, among other duties. For information, call Mary at (352) 515-3054.

5K mud obstacle race will be Sept. 22

Mud Endeavors Castle Canyon, a 5K mud obstacle course on more than 100 acres of a former mining operation, will be Sept. 22 at Castle Canyon site, 10444 Beggs Lane. The race is full of high elevations, innovative obstacles and wooded trail runs. Tickets are $79.95. For information or tickets, visit secure.mudendeavor.com.

Tickets are available for LACCAs gala event

The Latin American Civic and Cultural Association will have a gala dinner dance to celebrate its 36th anniversary from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 22 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, south of Brooksville. Formal attire required. Tickets are $20 for members, $50 for guests. To RSVP, call Noemi De La Rosa at (352) 683-6742 by Sept. 15.

Golf outing supports troops

The Wellington Tuesday Golf League and the Wellington Veterans Club will co-sponsor the ninth annual Support Our Troops Golf Outing Sept. 25 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, south of Brooksville. The event, a four-person scramble, has a shotgun start at 7:45 a.m., and all-you-can-eat pizza lunch from 1:30 to 3 p.m. (complimentary keg of beer, wine and soda beginning at 1 p.m.). Contests for closest to the pin on holes 5, 8, 11 and 15, and closest to the crooked line on holes 4 and 10 for a free round of golf. The event benefits the Fisher House. The cost is $40 per person, includes golf and lunch, or $15 for lunch only. For tickets, call Chuck Kirst at (352) 688-9146.

Dance celebrates centers opening

Live Oak Theatre will host a Harvest Moon Ball from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 22 at its newly opened Live Oak Center for the Arts, 21030 Cortez Blvd. The dance celebrates the centers grand opening and raises awareness and accessibility of the all-wood dance floor. The dress is semi-formal, and music will be provided by Angelo Rifino. Proceeds from the event benefit Live Oak Theatres first scholarship for its new Live Oak Conservatory. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Refreshments will be available for purchase. For information or tickets, call (352) 593-0027.

Sweet potato revival will help club

The GFWC Historic Brooksville Womans Club is in need of donations. A Sweet Potato Revival will benefit the clubhouse in desperate need of repairs. In the late 1920s. the women of the club raised and sold sweet potatoes until they had enough to build the clubhouse. The goal is to restore the building to its original glory and give back to the community through its charitable work. For information, call (352) 397-6158 or email [email protected]

Motorcycle club will host bike night

The Hernando Chapter of the Enforcers Motorcycle Club (law enforcement/military/first-responders) will host a Bike Night at the Morgue from 6 to 10 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month, at 615 Old Hospital Drive, the home of the former Brooksville morgue. The events will include music, vendors and food. Vendor spaces are free. For information, call Michael at (727) 442-3360 or email [email protected]

Have lunch on the hill

The next Chinsegut Hill Luncheon will be at noon Sept. 12 at Chinsegut Hill Retreat, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road. Lunch will be provided by Albanese Catering, and tickets are $15 per person. Lunch includes a choice of quiche (bacon and cheese, spinach and cheese or ham, tomato and cheese); a choice of soup (broccoli and cheddar or tomato basil) and a choice of salad (Caesar or house), plus fresh rolls/bread, dessert and coffee, tea or lemonade. Reservations are required. To RSVP, call Melissa at (352) 799-5400.

SPRING HILL

Odyssey of the Mind parent meeting set

Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., will have its first Odyssey of the Mind parent informational meeting and workshop on Sept. 22. Parents of students in second through sixth grade attend from 10 a.m. to noon, and parents of students in seventh through twelfth grade from 1 to 3 p.m. Information will be provided on the performance-based critical thinking competition. To RSVP, email [email protected] or text (727) 992-0906 with the name, age and grade of student interested in the program.

Rain barrel workshop offered to residents

Residents are invited to attend a rain barrel workshop at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Advance registration and payment are required. Send a check for $50 made payable to HCUD and write "Rain Barrel Workshop April 25" on the envelope; mail to 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Hernando County Utilities customers who attend the workshop and install a rain barrel will receive a one-time, $25 credit on their water bill. Bring a vehicle that can accommodate a 55-gallon barrel. Attendance at the workshop is mandatory to purchase a barrel. For information, call (352) 540-6230.

SHINE will be topic of AARP meeting

Hernando County West AARP Chapter 5445 will meet at noon Sept. 12 at Kally Ks Steakery & Fishery, 3383 Commercial Way. The speaker will be Victoria Conklin, who will discuss SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders), a free program offered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the local Area Agency on Aging. If ordering from the menu, please arrive at 11 a.m. To RSVP, call Bob Howell at (352) 683-9361.

Magic show benefits People Helping People

Two magic shows featuring Elliott Smith, a comedy magician, will be held Sept. 8 at the Springstead High School Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd. The shows include a 2 p.m. family matinee and a 7 p.m. adult evening show. Tickets for the family matinee are $15 for ages 13 and older, $5 for ages 12 and younger or $25 for a family (two adults, two children). Tickets for the adult evening show are $15 for ages 18 and older, or two for $25. For information or tickets, call Maureen at (352) 650-9006.

Source : https://www.tbo.com/news/briefs/Hernando-Briefs-for-Sept-7_170923110

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