Category Archives: Brooksville

Brooksville to celebrate Arbor Day April 28

The City of Brooksville’s Beautification Board and City Council Members are excited to announce they will be hosting the 28th Annual Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, April 28, 2017. Arbor Day was founded by J. Sterling Morton in 1872, its purpose… to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.  Trees are assets to a … Continue reading Brooksville to celebrate Arbor Day April 28

2017 Florida Blueberry Festival Entertainment Schedule

Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, are the dates for the 2017 Florida Blueberry Festival in downtown Brooksville.  The entertainment is pretty much continuous throughout the two days, and here is the schedule: Saturday April 22 schedule STAR STAGE Hernando Park / Ft. Dade Avenue 10:30 am – 12:00 pm American Made Classic Rock 1:30 am … Continue reading 2017 Florida Blueberry Festival Entertainment Schedule

Blueberry Wine Pairing to Benefit The Arc Nature Coast 4/18

You’re invited to join us for an evening of exquisite gourmet food; served over five courses, each one is accompanied by a unique wine pairing. Pamper yourself as we share an enchanted evening of fine food, wine & spirits; surrounded by old world Tuscany-inspired ambiance and service. Join us for this premiere event leading up … Continue reading Blueberry Wine Pairing to Benefit The Arc Nature Coast 4/18

Bountiful Blueberries make Tasty Fun in Brooksville

You can almost taste it, right? That cool blue sensation that awakens the pallet this time of year. Spring is nearly upon us and with it, the bountiful harvest of Florida blueberries. On April 22 and 23, Brooksville will celebrate Florida’s fastest growing specialty crop of edibles by hosting the Sixth Annual Florida Blueberry Festival. … Continue reading Bountiful Blueberries make Tasty Fun in Brooksville

Visit the Hernando Historical Museums in Brooksville

The Hernando Historical Museum Association has three Museums open to the public, Tuesday thru Saturday 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  They are the May Stringer House @ 601 Museum Ct; The 1885 Train Depot at 70 Russell Street, and The Countryman Family One Room Schoolhouse at 66 Russell Street. YES right here in Brooksville, Florida. … Continue reading Visit the Hernando Historical Museums in Brooksville

Live Oak Theatre Company to Hold Eighth Annual Summer Camp 6/19-23

Live Oak Theatre Company, a not-for-profit family-oriented theatre company, will conduct its eighth annual summer program from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19 through June 23. Camp will be held at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Ave., Brooksville, FL, 34601. Each day of camp will include a lunch break and time taken … Continue reading Live Oak Theatre Company to Hold Eighth Annual Summer Camp 6/19-23

Florida’s Blueberry Festival in Brooksville April 22-23

You can almost taste it, right? That cool blue sensation that awakens the pallet this time of year. Spring is nearly upon us and with it, the bountiful harvest of Florida blueberries. On April 22 and 23, Brooksville will celebrate Florida’s fastest growing specialty crop of edibles by hosting the Sixth Annual Florida Blueberry Festival. … Continue reading Florida’s Blueberry Festival in Brooksville April 22-23

Docents and Tour Guides (Volunteer) Needed at Chinsegut Hill Manor House

Can you donate an hour or two a week to aid us in keeping Chinsegut Hill Manor House and grounds open to the public by donating a bit of your time? The Friends of Chinsegut Hill are looking for volunteers to serve as tour guides or “docents” for the manor house. They have a script written … Continue reading Docents and Tour Guides (Volunteer) Needed at Chinsegut Hill Manor House

Brooksville Cycling Classic Expanded to include Fitness Fair 4/1

The Brooksville Main Street program in collaboration with the Brooksville Cycling Classic is transforming this year’s annual event beyond its traditional slate of races into a wide-ranging community riding and fitness event designed to provide recreational opportunities, advanced health, and promote city business. The event will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 9 … Continue reading Brooksville Cycling Classic Expanded to include Fitness Fair 4/1

Nominations Sought for Great Brooksvillian

This annual program recognizes the outstanding men and women who have made significant positive contributions to the history, culture and/or economy of Brooksville’s community. The person selected is honored by the City Council with a reception in their honor. For more details and a nomination form, contact the Deputy City Clerk at 352-540-3853 or click … Continue reading Nominations Sought for Great Brooksvillian

Brooksville Main Street welcomes Ryan Malloy as Executive Director

The Brooksville Main Street program announces the appointment of Ryan A. Malloy as its Executive Director. Mr. Malloy comes to the Brooksville Main Street program from Heritage Homes Realty in St. Petersburg where he served as owner and CEO of a multi-million dollar real estate sales business. Mr. Malloy has a reputation as a talented … Continue reading Brooksville Main Street welcomes Ryan Malloy as Executive Director

Tickets on Sale Now for The Wizard of Oz

Tickets are now on sale for LOT’s The Wizard of Oz. The very popular and well-known musical will conclude Live Oak Theatre’s 2016-2017 season.  All seats are reserved. The role of Dorothy will be shared by three Live Oak veteran performers:  Holly Frendberg, Lexi Allocco, and Gwyneth Mitten. The cast also includes Vince Vanni in … Continue reading Tickets on Sale Now for The Wizard of Oz

March Nature Programs at Chinsegut Conservation Center

March 3rd 6:00 PM                 Southeastern American Kestrel (SEAK): Regional FWC Kestrel nest box monitoring coordinator Brendan O’Connor is visiting Chinsegut to give a talk on the SEAK and looking to recruit volunteers for this annual citizen science monitoring project. All are welcome for this program. Please register at (352) 754-6722, space is limited. March 4th … Continue reading March Nature Programs at Chinsegut Conservation Center

Help Rid our Parks of Invasive and Exotic Plants 2/28-3/3

Can you spare a few hours to help bring our parks back to native plant health? See details below: Tuesday February 28, 2017 Hernando County, Chinsegut Manor House, 10am-3pm Chinsegut Manor House has seen disturbance for well over 100 years and has had an influx of dozens of invasive species as well as many other … Continue reading Help Rid our Parks of Invasive and Exotic Plants 2/28-3/3

Experience ‘Art in the Park’ March 11-12

The Hernando County Fine Arts Council is excited to present its very popular “Art in the Park” for the 33rd year on Saturday, March 11, from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, March 12, from 10 am to 4 pm at Tom Varn Park in downtown Brooksville – and you’re invited! This celebration of … Continue reading Experience ‘Art in the Park’ March 11-12

Hernando Symphony Orchestra to play 2/24-26

The Hernando Symphony Orchestra proudly announces its February 2017concert series, “Spectrum”, on February 24 (7:30pm), February 25 (7:30pm), and February 26 (2:00pm). Concerts to be held at Central High School Theater, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville, FL 34613. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students in grades K-12. Please call 352-515-6993 for ticket … Continue reading Hernando Symphony Orchestra to play 2/24-26

Wizard of Oz cast announced by Live Oak Theatre

Live Oak Theatre announces the cast of principals for its upcoming production of the timeless classic musical, The Wizard of Oz. “The Live Oak Theatre season closer will keep as close to the movie as possible, said director, Kyle Marra. Auditions for the 2017 season were held in August of 2016.  The competition for Dorothy … Continue reading Wizard of Oz cast announced by Live Oak Theatre

Brooksville Library 5k and Kids Fun Run 3/11

In partnership with the YMCA of the Suncoast, the Hernando County Public Library System is hosting the Third Annual Brooksville Library 5K and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, March 11 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Main Library in downtown Brooksville. This run benefits the Friends of the Library of Hernando County and the YMCA … Continue reading Brooksville Library 5k and Kids Fun Run 3/11

Hernando County Master Gardener News

To Sod Or Not To Sod Class Wednesday, February 8 @ 10:30 AM by Lilly Browning Is it time to redo your landscape? Have you built a new home? This class will cover the benefits and difficulties of Florida lawn grasses as well as turf alternatives. Spring Vegetable Gardening Class Wednesday, February 22 @ 10:30 … Continue reading Hernando County Master Gardener News

Veteran Performer Kyle Marra to Direct The Wizard of Oz

Veteran performer Kyle Marra has been recently named to direct Live Oak Theatre’s upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz. Mr. Marra is a veteran of several Live Oak Theatre productions. He was originally seen as young Fred Wright in Anne of Avonlea and in the principal role Phileas Fogg in Around the World in … Continue reading Veteran Performer Kyle Marra to Direct The Wizard of Oz

Brooksville to Honor Coach Chatman in Field Dedication 2/21

William “Ernie” Chatman coached in Hernando County for over 40 years. At Hernando High School, his alma mater, he coached baseball, cross country, softball, track and field, and boy’s basketball, and served as athletic director. Coach Chatman collected 21 conference, 18 district, 11 regional, and one state championship. He coached the 1983 Dixie Majors to … Continue reading Brooksville to Honor Coach Chatman in Field Dedication 2/21

Tickets available for the “Nearly” Real Housewives of Hernando County

A limited number of tickets are still available for the “Nearly” Real Housewives of Hernando County, which will be performed on Saturday, February 4, at the Vineyard Christian Church, 375 South Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34601, and on Saturday, February 11, at the Town Square Theater, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, Florida 34607.  Both performances … Continue reading Tickets available for the “Nearly” Real Housewives of Hernando County

Join the Celebration: Brooksville Native American Festival

Learn to build fire the primitive way. Listen to traditional Native American  music. Watch ancient traditional Polynesian dancers. Visit an actual teepee. Shop for authentic handmade native arts and crafts and much more! The Fourth Annual Brooksville Native American Festival is on the horizon, taking place at beautiful Florida Classic Park on February 4 and … Continue reading Join the Celebration: Brooksville Native American Festival

Reception for the Artist’s and Poet’s of “In The Mind’s Eye” 1/13

The Uptown Gallery at Brooksville City Hall is pleased to announce a new and exciting exhibit entitled “In The Mind’s Eye”.  The reception will be held January 13, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with light refreshments being served by the Brooksville Junior League, compliments of Cemex. This exhibit will feature Art Quilter Susan Leslie … Continue reading Reception for the Artist’s and Poet’s of “In The Mind’s Eye” 1/13

Free Trees to celebrate Florida’s Arbor Day 1/14

Hernando County Extension Service is giving away 600 free trees to celebrate Florida’s Arbor Day. Nichole Howard, Hernando County Forester, has made her selections for the annual tree giveaway at the master gardener nursery, 19490 Oliver St. in Brooksville, scheduled for 9 AM on January 14, 2017. An informative presentation about planting and caring for the … Continue reading Free Trees to celebrate Florida’s Arbor Day 1/14

Have a Blast at the Brooksville Raid

The Hernando Historical Museum Association, Inc. and North Pinellas County Scout Sertoma Club, Inc. are presenting the 37th Annual Brooksville Raid Re-enactment, Jan. 21- 22, 2017 at Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd. in Brooksville. This unique event is eye-opening and educational, as well as fun and entertaining. It is promoted as quality family … Continue reading Have a Blast at the Brooksville Raid

HHPS presents James Marshall, Historian, presents The Brooksville Raid of 1864 1/5/17

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is pleased to welcome Historian JAMES MARSHALL as the January Meeting Guest Speaker. Mr. Marshall will discuss the Brooksville Raid of 1864 as described in period sources, notably the journals and memoirs of participants. Key personalities among the commanders of both sides and the results of the raid will be examined. … Continue reading HHPS presents James Marshall, Historian, presents The Brooksville Raid of 1864 1/5/17

Chinsegut Conservation Center January 2017 Programs

January 1st   9:00 AM                     First Day Hike –  Is this the year you make a resolution to get outdoors, try something new, reconnect with nature or get fit? Join us at the Conservation Center to get this year started on the right foot with a 2 mile hike. All ages invited, terrain is not stroller … Continue reading Chinsegut Conservation Center January 2017 Programs