Upcoming things to do in Hernando County

26 Friday

Free Frisbee Golf at Brooksville Quarry: Learn to play disc golf on this 9-basket course. All high school and middle school kids are invited to learn, along with their families. For details, call the number provided or email jraffaelli@cityofbrooksville.us. Free. 9 a.m. to noon. Brooksville Quarry Golf Course, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 540-3830.

Family Night: This evening event run by Not-A-Clue Adventures allows families to explore archery, wildlife and more while sharing an outdoor dinner. Register through NotAClueAdventures.com. $15 per person. 6:30 p.m. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722. outreach.myfwc.com

27 Saturday

Nature Coast Botanical Garden 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. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933. naturecoastgardens.com

31 Wednesday

Water — Understanding its Trails and Trials: The City of Brooksville Public Works hosts this program, which includes a 30-minute presentation, “Save Our Planets,” an awareness of water management, conservation and protection of water resources. There will be a 15-minute video presentation, “Jonathan Bird’s Blue World,” which takes viewers on an underwater adventure through a series of complicated and dangerous caves and caverns in Ichetucknee Springs, Florida. Questions and discussion will follow. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. There is no cost, but please RSVP. Contact Jon Dowler at Public Works, jdowler@cityofbrooksville.us or (352) 540-3860. Free. Noon. Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-3810.

On stage

Judah Ben-Hur the Musical: The musical about Rome’s great character comes to life. The show is produced and performed by Youth With a Mission of Tampa Bay and will be presented at four locations: 7 p.m. July 26 at the Carol and Frank Morsani Center for the Arts, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville; 6 p.m. July 28 at Brooksville Wesleyan Church, 22319 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville; 7 p.m. July 29 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 13171 Tara St., Spring Hill; and 6 p.m. July 31 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. The show is directed by Ellen Sanborn. Tickets are $15 at door; $5 for ages 13 and younger when purchased with an adult ticket. Visit the website at judahbenhur.com.


Crystal River Scallop Festival: Scallops are on the menu and more at this two-day festival from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 27 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 28 at Kings Bay Park, 268 NW Third St., Crystal River. There will be food trucks, a kids scallop scavenger hunt, water balloon toss, karaoke contest, a 32-foot rock climbing wall, inflatables, live music by 14 North and Tantric, a scallop cook-off and the Miss/Mr. Kings Bay Pageant. Admission is $5, 12 and younger free. Call (352) 875-6499.


John Timpanelli and Friends: This musical variety show of singing, comedy and impression will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 30 at Oasis Coffee Spot, 9213 Little Road, New Port Richey. Suggested $5 donation. Call (727) 597-0948. tinpanalleyprod.com

Art events

Un-Common-ly Artsy: The Historic Downtown Brooksville Arts Market: The outdoor arts market will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday in downtown Brooksville. The monthly event is held on the fourth Saturday of each month and includes live art, exhibitor market, live music, food and hands-on art activities. Vendors welcome; $15 for a 10 x 10 space (nonprofits are half price). Admission is free. Call (352) 540-6476 or visit historicdowntownbrooksville.com.

Great Americans Alzheimer’s Awareness Photo Exhibit: The exhibit is on display through Aug. 23 at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. The exhibit features large framed portraits of 24 famous American artists, musicians, athletes, actors, politicians and authors who have had Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia. Its purpose is to deliver the message that no one is immune to dementia, which now affects more than 6 million Americans and their families. The traveling exhibit is an educational initiative of the Alzheimer’s Family Organization, a nonprofit charity that provides services and support for caregivers of individuals with dementia in eight west-central Florida counties, including Hernando County. Call the library at (352) 754-4043. Contact AFO at (352) 616-0170 or alzheimersfamily.org.

‘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.

Master Gardener Nursery: Find a large selection of Florida native and Florida-friendly plants, all from healthy stock at budget prices, at the nursery open from 9 a.m. to noon each Wednesday and Saturday, weather permitting. Master Gardener Nursery, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. (352) 754-4433. ifas.ufl.edu

Craft Supply Sale: The one-day sale will include items for all kinds of crafters — from scrapbookers to needle crafts. There will also be drawer and shelf units available. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tri-County Community Center, 28444 Forbes St., Nobleton. (352) 587-4818.

Spring Lake Museum and History Center: Offering historic photos and artifacts, local family histories, school and lake histories. Free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Old Spring Lake Community Center, 4184 Spring Lake Highway, Brooksville. (352) 796-4704.


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