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HERNANDO AND CITRUS COUNTY

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR HERNANDO & CITRUS COUNTIES

Freedom Run

September 9 @ 8:00 am

Event Type: Family,Festival,Outdoors,Sports Cost: Free; open to the public Contact Name: Amber Contact Email: aslusser@suncoastymca.org Contact Phone: 352-688-9622 Link: https://www.ymcasuncoast.org/blog/y-news/item/run-to-remember-2017  Take part in the special two-day event for freedom --- remembering those who lost their lives and to honor those who were there to assist and continue to serve our communities.  The annual Freedom Run 5K run or one-mile walk in support of freedom is on September 9th. A kid’s one-mile fun takes place as well.

Loomis Bros. Circus

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad Street

Brooksville, FL 34601 United States + Google Map

One show each day. Don’t miss the extravaganza filled with amazement, fun and laughter for everyone. Ringmaster Justin Loomis brings incredible performances to you and your family, including jugglers, high-flying trapeze and rope acts, wild animal performances, clowns, balancing feats, music, and more.  Advance tickets purchase online at http://loomiscircus.com/ticket-prices/ Day of Circus: $20 Cash Only is accepted at the Circus for ticket sales, concession purchases, rides, and all optional activities.

16th Annual Run to Remember

September 11 @ 6:30 am

Event Type: Family,Festival,Outdoors,Sports Cost: Free; open to the public Contact Name: Amber Contact Email: aslusser@suncoastymca.org Contact Phone: 352-688-9622 Link: https://www.ymcasuncoast.org/blog/y-news/item/run-to-remember-2017 Join the 16th Annual Run To Remember service at the YMCA. The 9/11 prayer and services will take place first; the informal run or walk will follow. It is a casual run/walk and it will not be timed or have official race support.

Friday Night Thunder

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

FL United States + Google Map

Spend an evening in downtown Inverness with live music, car cruise-in hosted by Citrus MOPARS and dining and shopping specials every third Friday of the month. Contact the Citrus MOPARS about the car cruise-in information Ken McNally at 352-341-1165 or Mike Bonadonna at 352-341-1019. Friday Night Thunder is held in downtown Inverness. Live music will perform from Courthouse Square. Live music by: The 45’s. Car Cruise-in. FREE!

Volunteer Day: Annual Coastal Cleanup

September 16 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Type: Family,Outdoors Cost: Free; open to the public. RSVP requested. Contact Name: Brittany Contact Email: bhallscharf@ufl.edu Contact Phone: 352-754-4433 Link: http://www.facebook.com/HernandoExt Trash travels. Whether you are inland or on the water, the ocean is always downstream. Please bring your own gloves, sunscreen and water. Do you have a boat or kayak? We need you too!  This cleanup covers the coastal community of Hernando County via land and water!  Check in at Linda Pedersen Park to get trash bags.

Hispanic Heritage Festival

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join this free community event for everyone.   Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month by experiencing the culture with live music, food vendors, arts & crafts, beer and wine and more. Fun for the entire family.  Enjoy the Miss Hispanic Queen Hernando County competition.  No coolers or outside food allowed. Bring your beach chairs for comfort. Cost: Admission, free; Parking is $5.00 Contact Phone: 352-346-3531

Chalk Finish Paint Workshop

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bring your own small wooden item to this beginner’s workshop where you’ll learn how to transform an old piece into a masterpiece. Your piece must be small enough that you can carry it into the workshop yourself. As a general rule of thumb, your piece should be no larger than the size of a suitcase. The fee for this hands-on workshop is $45 plus the cost of the paint you select.

Summer at the Museum Concert Series –

Valerie Gillespie Popular Jazz

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jazz artist Valerie Gillespie brings her wide ranging expertise on the saxophone, flute, piccolo and clarinet to the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum, Inverness, for a rousing night of popular jazz. www.valeriegillespie.com $25.

Inaugural Weeki Wachee Springs Mermaid Race

September 23 @ 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Set in the unforgettable Weeki Wachee Springs State Park comes the inaugural Weeki Wachee Springs Mermaid Race! You can choose to run or walk along the cool urban trail route that incorporates sidewalks and urban trails. Choose from 3 distances: Half Marathon, 5K, and 1 Mile Dash. Each distance will have a unique finisher’s medal. You can also purchase the “Big Splash” Package and participate in all 3 distances, earning not only the 3 finisher’s medals, but also a bonus…

Rain Barrel Workshop

September 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Residents are invited to attend a Rain Barrel workshop on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 10:30 a. m. The Workshop will be held at the Hernando County Utilities Building (Former Tampa Bay Times Building) 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville 34613. Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program Coordinator, Lilly Browning will present the Rain Barrel Workshop. To attend the Rain Barrel Workshop you must pre-register and send $55 to HCUD – 15635 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34613.

Hernando Audubon Society Meeting

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Taryn Evans, co-owner of Creative Garden Structures, will speak about “Pollinators in the Garden: Bringing the Buzz Back.” She will discuss how to attract Florida’s pollinators, especially bees, to gardens by using native plants. The meeting will be held at Brooksville Women’s Club, 131 S. Main St., Brooksville.

Collectible Train & Hobby Show

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Enjoy vendors with antiques, crafts, and model train supplies. Enjoy the Running Train layouts. Lunch foods available for purchase. Free parking, indoor exhibit area. Early bird admission, 7:00-8:00am, $7.00 per person. Cost: Admission: Adults, $5.00; age 12 & under, free. Contact Name: Joe Contact Phone: 727-244-1341 Link: http://regalrailways.com

 

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