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Friday Night Thunder – Inverness

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

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. For more information and event details click here

Family Fun Day at the Y – Watermelon Eating Contest

August 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Do you have what it takes to be a champion? A watermelon eating champion that is. Join us in our first watermelon eating contest. $3/person at the Hernando County YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill, Florida 34609. Sign up at the YMCA member service desk.

Vegetable Gardening Basics

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Wine for a Purpose

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sunrise Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center in Pasco County, has announced that they will be hosting a summer fundraising event, “Wine for a Purpose!” at the beautiful Beach House Assisted Living and Memory Care located in Wesley Chapel. Sunrise will be featuring a variety of wines and appetizers from local restaurants. Throughout the evening, attendees will enjoy live entertainment and a chance to win some awesome raffle and auction items. All funds raised will go to support the programs…

Hernando County Button Collectors Group

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

If you love buttons and have a jar or box of them you'd like to learn more about, you are welcome to join us! Learn about the history of buttons and the many materials they have been made from throughout the centuries. Share button crafts and art. The Hernando County Button Collectors Group meets at the Main Library, 238 Howell Ave, 
Brooksville, FL 34601 from 1-3:00 p.m.

National Dance Day at the Y

August 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

9:15AM-11:15AM: YMCA Dance and Zumba® Fitness Instructors will teach participants the national dance choreography, attendees will perform the dance and then have fun with other dance formats such as Zumba and Hip Hop. From 11:30AM-12:45PM, enjoy a new format of Yoga Dance. Let Your Yoga Dance is a class comprised of full range slow movements to very cardio based dance movements. FREE Event and OPEN to the Community at the Hernando County YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill, Florida 34609


August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn about the various types of begonias to plant and how to propagate and care for these beautiful additions to your home and landscape at this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar. Registration requested8-21-18 Begonias

Conceptos Básicos de Jardinería de Vegetales

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Ernie Chatman Labor Day 5k

August 25 @ 6:30 am - 11:30 am

Come run with us at our annual Labor Day 5K. In honor of Ernie Chatman, we've changed the race from the 36th Annual Red Mule Runners Labor Day 5k to The Ernie Chatman Labor Day 5k. There will be a kids fun run following the 5k race. This run is a flat, cross country course shaded by old oak trees wrapped around the lake. There will be music, food, prizes, and awards for each age group.

Talk & Tour: Cypress Wetlands Walk

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Talk & Tour: Cypress Wetlands Walk, Saturday 8/25/18, 9:00 AM   Through the central part of  Heartwood Preserve is a cypress dome wetland. We invite you on a guided walk with our guest host Anne Sylvester. Anne is a Florida Master Naturalist. For the past 10+ years she has taught Environmental Education at Crystal Springs Preserve, which is a field trip destination for K-College students. Previously, Anne was an Eco-Tour guide for Jay B. Starkey’s ‘Flatwoods Adventures’, on the Starkey…

Crystal River Mall Monthly Art Walk

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Monthly Art Walk in The Crystal River Mall on August 26 from 12-5 pm is the first of many to come. There will be music and refreshments including drink specials. Vendors and artists sign up now - only $10 for the day for vendors, with all proceeds going to the Crystal River High School Art Department. Any additional tables are an additional $10 each. Artists will be free for the first few art walks, so take advantage now. If you…

Women’s Equality Day Rally – We Can Do It!

August 26 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

98th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment - The Right for Women to Vote Join us for this educational, inspirational and interactive day celebrating and honoring the strength, power and persistence of women in America. The Central Gulf Coast Women’s March of Florida invites you to journey with us through time from 1848 to 2018 and beyond. Be a part of our community as we explore the past, honor the present, and prepare for the future by bringing our unified POWER…

Spring Hill Early Years Celebration Reunion

August 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Anyone from "The Hill" from it's very beginnings in 1968 till now is invited! We have people coming in from all parts of the country to reunite at the Bayport Inn, 4835 Cortez Blvd, Weeki Wachee, Florida 34607. Hosted by the Palma Project.

Summer Fried & Countryfied Concert

September 1 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Florida summers are never-ending so come out for some boot kickin’, sand slingin’ and water splashin’ great times for the whole family at Linda Pedersen Park. Friends, besties, righties and lefties are all welcome to get Countrified with some of the best country music and southern rock artists in Tampa Bay and beyond! Enjoy the savory southern flavors of hand-picked local food trucks. Enjoy exploring and shopping some of the many unique vendors and bring the young-uns for all-day play…

Welcome Center Closed – Holiday

September 3

Heartwood’s Welcome Center office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday, Sept 4. Preserve gates will be open normal, posted hours.     “Labor is the only prayer that Nature answers.” ~Robert Green Ingersoll    

National Wildlife Day

September 4

HOW TO OBSERVE Use #NationalWildlifeDay to post on social media. We would love to see your photos of Heartwood Preserve’s wildlife. Email your personal photos to [email protected] to be included in our upcoming “NATIONAL WILDLIFE DAY” Facebook album. National Wildlife Day is observed annually on September 4th. CLICK HERE to learn more:  (*Please mention & include your name if wanting photo credit) We are excited to see YOUR pictures of the Preserve!  

Compost Workshop

September 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Come to this UF/IFAS Pasco County Composting Workshop and learn all of the benefits of using a compost and the " dos and dont's of composting.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the workshop starting time of 6:30 pm.Pre-registration and payment required.The $35.00 fee covers the cost of the compost unit and workshop instruction.Limit one compost bin per household.Attendance to the workshop is required by at least one household member.No payment will be taken the day of the event.  NO REFUNDS9-4-18 Compost Workshop

Learn How to Start Plants from Cuttings

September 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Get started propagating your own plants.  This is a hands on workshop presented by an experienced Master Gardener.  Please bring gardening scissors or pruners and gloves so you will be ready to actively participate in this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar.Registration required9-4-18 Learn How to Start Plants from Cuttings

Cooking Matters (Series of 4 classes)

September 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until October 4, 2018

Cooking Matters, presented by The UF/IFAS  Family & Consumer Sciences Agent for Pasco County.  Topics will include how to identify a whole grain versus a refined grain, reading food labels, healthy fast food options and much more! Learn all about nutrition and healthy eating while also sampling easy and healthy recipe ideas that you can enjoy at home. This is a 4 week program.  Program dates are: September 6th September 13th September 27th October 4th Any questions, please call FSC Agent Shari Bresin,…

Boots and Roots Bash

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This is a fun family event, filled with outdoor activities for the kids, bounce houses, raffles, entertainment and food. Will be a cash bar for the adults with beer and wine. Tickets are $25 per person, Kids 8 and younger FREE. Ticket price will include non-alcoholic drinks and food! To purchase tickets, please visit one of these locations, Al's Pizza Shop and Charlie's St. Joe Market. Also, they are available online at This event supports our local youth FFA,…

Why Bats?

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Bats are important, they consume insects, pollinate plants and disperse seeds.  Bats are also threatened! Their populations are declining, largely as a result of human activity.  Bats are misunderstood, and feared. Join us  and learn more about our beneficial flying friends at this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar Registration requested   9-8-18 Why Bats?  

Growing Resilient Turfgrass

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Turf troubling you? Not sure how to solve it? Learn how to grow resilient turfgrass at this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar with Dr. Whitney Elmore, Pasco County Extension Director and Urban Horticulture Agent. In the seminar, Dr. Elmore will focus on St. Augustine grass while discussing common issues for Central Florida lawns. Come see what you've been missing. Registration requested 9-11-18 Growing Resilient Turfgrass

Lichens are Unusual Organisms

September 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar, we will explore the complex world of lichens.  James Stevenson, a biologist at Brooker Creek Preserve will explain how lichen form and why they play and important part in sustaining life on our planet.Registration requested9-13-18 Lichens are Unusual Organisms

Orchids: Beyond the Basics

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The world of orchids.  So much more than a pretty flower.  Did you know there are over 20,000 types of orchids worldwide?!Come to our FREE UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar and learn more details about these exotic wonders. Registration requested.9-13-18 Orchids: Beyond the Basics

Starting Plants from Cuttings

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Come to this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar and get started propagating your own plants!  This is a hands on workshop where you will learn by doing from an experienced Master Gardener.  Please bring gardening scissors and gloves so you will be ready to actively participate.Registration required.9-15-18 Starting Plants from Cuttings

Orchid Lovers of Spring Hill monthly meeting

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Orchid Lovers of Spring Hill meets the third Saturday of each month at the VFW Post 8681, located on the corner of Drayton and County Line Road, Spring Hill. Join us Saturday, September 15th at 1:00pm. The speaker will be Phillip Hamilton from Bredren Orchids in Apopka. Phillip will be talking about Phalaenopsis orchids. He is also an accredited AOS Judge. Now is a great time to meet a local grower, see some beautiful examples of these orchids and learn…

Free Live Concert “Almost ABBA”

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free live concert in Downtown New Port Richey's beautiful Sims Park from 7:00-8:30pm. Have dinner before the concert or stop after for a libation in one of the city's many clubs, pubs or micro-breweries!

1st Time Vegetable Garden

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Come and learn the secrets of growing vegetables successfully in your yard.  Its easier than you think! Come join us at this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar.Registration requested9-18-18 1st Time Vegetable Garden

Genealogy Seminar “Emigration Paths”

September 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

“Emigration Paths” Genealogy Seminar To be Held September 19, 2018 The West Pasco County Genealogical Society (WPCGS) will resume its monthly meetings with a genealogy seminar on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm at the CARES Enrichment Center in the Activity Center Building, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson FL 34667. Attendees will learn about researching emigration records from foreign countries and finding sources for U.S. immigration records. The event is open to the public. Cost of the…

Death Café (off site event)

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  We are an open forum group that meets in a quiet, comfortable setting to discuss death. No agenda, no selling, no special themes- just real people with real thoughts, personal stories, questions, experiences they wish to share – and maybe a few laughs too! We are West Pasco Death Café. Our members can enjoy refreshments & snacks, while discussing this “TABOO” topic– or just come to listen!   Free to attend *private conference room voluntary donation charge ~ We ask…

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