Things to Do in Hernando (Week of August 30th)

Legendary Sirens Perform: This nostalgic show will take you back to the early years of Weeki Wachee Springs by the ladies who created the magic. Shows will be performed from noon to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. The former mermaid show includes performers representing the decades from the 1940s to the ‘70s. Shows are included in regular park admission prices: $13; $8 for ages 6-12; free for ages 5 and younger. Call (352) 592-5656 or visit weekiwachee.com.

‘It’s a Zoo’ exhibit: The exhibit is open through Sept. 7 at the Uptown Gallery at Brooksville City Hall, 205 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The artwork in the gallery is for sale. Call (352) 540-3810 or (207) 809-9066.

Friday Night Done Right — Flag Football Tournament: Hosted by the Hernando Community Coalition. All Hernando County youth are welcome to participate in high school and middle school competitions. Prizes given to winners. There will be giveaways and snacks. Free. 7 p.m. Sept. 6. Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 596-8000.

Nature Coast Botanical Garden Plant Nursery Plant Sale: The botanical gardens are open daily from dawn to dusk. On Saturdays and Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon, find a sale of plants grown at the gardens with budget-friendly prices. Free. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933. naturecoastgardens.com

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LEARN FROM A LEGEND-PAINT WITH FLORIDA HIGHWAYMAN: World Famous Florida Highwayman, Curtis Arnett will be teaching a class at Paint the Town Citrus. He will be giving step-by-step instructions on painting a Florida River Scene. This is a once in a lifetime chance to learn how to paint from a history making, Hall of Fame Artist. Mr. Arnett.  Paint the Town Citrus – 1801 NW US Hwy 19 #151, Crystal River, FL 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Aug 31. $100.00 https://www.paintthetowncitrus.com/events/learn-from-a-legend-paint-with-florida-highwayman-curtis-arnett-2/

OPEN HOUSE FOR ROLLER DERBY: Ever wanted to join Roller Derby but not sure how? Come to join at SpinNations Skating Center. Revolution Roller Derby was formed in 2012 to serve the community by empowering adults and children through athleticism. Spinnations Skating Center – 8345 Congress Street, Port Richey, FL. 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Sept 2. $26-$50 https://www.facebook.com/events/273884909978054

FREE TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS: In order to practice Tai Chi successfully, it is first necessary to master a handful of basic techniques: improve your energy, coordination and effectiveness by embracing the movements, culture and philosophy of this ancient Chinese practice. For adults and teens ages 16+ years old East Lake Community Library – 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor, FL 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Sept 4.  Free. http://eastlakelibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar

FREE INTRO WEST COAST SWING DANCE LESSON: This Introduction Class is Free to Everyone! All students are invited to stay for the next class – beginner Level – for only $10.00! No experience/ No partner is No problem! Visit our website: https://www.emeraldcoastdance.net/ Facebook: Emerald Coast Dance or Instagram: EmeraldCoastdance2018 CSA Palm Harbor Parks & Recreation – 1500 16th Street, Palm Harbor, FL. 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Sept 5. Free. https://www.emeraldcoastdance.net/

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