The Nature Coast’s U-Pick Season is upon us. Local blueberry and peach growers are open for business. You can find several NatureCoaster growers by visiting our Agritourism page in the directory (Click here). Blueberry season runs until Memorial day weekend, more or less. Be sure to call the farm before you drive out because Mother Nature is in charge of farming, but take some time this year to go out and pick your own delicious fruits and veggies.

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29th Apr, 2017 04:30 PM-5:30 pm

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Hernando County Fair & Youth Livestock Show: Country Nights and Carnival Lights

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until April 29, 2017

You know it's Spring when the Fair is here! The whole family will enjoy the 66th Annual Hernando County Fair -- exhibits, Midway rides, games, livestock shows, vendors, and food. Don't miss daily live evening entertainment including a magic show, top-notch music and bands, comedy and more! See additional event listings for the Truck & Tractor Pull and the Demolition Derby nights. Daily admission: Age 13 and up, $8.00; age four to 12 years old, $4.00; age three and under,…

Meditation Break – WH

April 24 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Take a 30 minute Monday meditation break with us - show up for any or all sessions!  -- meditation provides many health benefits for mind, body & spirit. Join us for 30 minutes  of a variety of short meditations, as a break from your afternoon to-do list.  If you want to feel less stressed, have better decision-making ability, better ability to handle chronic pain, better memory & mood, & a way to give yourself a break from the to-do list,…

Guardians of the Galaxy Party – WH

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Just in time for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2., come celebrate the galaxy's favorite team of misfits with a variety of crafts and activities. Don't miss the chance to make your own Baby Groot!

Art Attack! – BV

April 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Is there a future artist in your family? Come to the Library and let your kids be inspired by famous artists and works of art. Kids between the suggested ages of 6 – 12 will learn about a famous artist and then make their own work of art. All materials provided.

Maisy Party – WH

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Maisy has done just about everything. She has formed a band, drove a bus, and baked a cake. But now she's coming to the library in the form of her own party! Celebrate Maisy and her friends with a variety of games, crafts, and activities.

Learning for FREE on the Internet – EH

April 27 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

The Internet is a great place to learn… for FREE.Let us introduce you to two free online sources for directed classes, help you get registered, and even help you select a course.  Universal Class and GCF LearnFree offer wonderful opportunities for acquiring important technical skills and life lessons.

Movies @ your library – SH

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Synopsis Adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a black garbage collector in 1950s Pittsburgh named Troy Maxson. Bitter about his lot in life, Maxson frequently takes out his frustrations on his loved ones. Directors Denzel Washington Production year 2016 Rating PG-13 Studio Paramount Pictures Runtime 133 minutes Cast Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson

Picnic with Hernando Audubon

April 27 @ 5:00 pm

Event Type: Family,Outdoors,Sports Cost: Free; pre-registration is required Contact Name: Bev Contact Email: [email protected] Contact Phone: 352-686-0460 Link: Join Hernando Audubon for the annual picnic at McKethan Lake Park. Arrive by five to enjoy a bird walk before the meal. It's a potluck dinner, so please bring one of your special dishes to share. Also bring your place setting.

Tech Tutors – EH

April 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Not quite sure how to use your device? Do you have any questions or concerns? Grab your gadget and stop by!

International Jazz Day Celebration Concert – SH

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us once again for a live concert by jazz musicians of the Hernando Jazz Society as we celebrate International Jazz Day on April 30th.Don't miss this opportunity to hear live jazz up close - it's an experience you won't want to miss!

Valerie Theatre String Quartet

April 29

The Valerie Theatre is pleased to present four outstanding members of the Orlando Phiharmonic Orchestra for it's Classical Music Series. Enjoy the pure sounds in an acoustically perferct hall. This event is perfect for the whole family. Two Shows: 3pm & 7:30pm

2nd Annual Photography Exhibit at Chinsegut

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Photographers of all backgrounds and skill levels are encouraged to submit photos taken at Chinsegut as part of the Second Annual Photography Exhibit. All photos are displayed for the single-day engagement. Green-Fly Media is sponsoring awards in several categories. Photos must be submitted no later than April 15 in a plain black frame. Event Type: Arts and Entertainment,Family,Outdoors,Sports Cost: $5.00 submission fee per photo to exhibit. General viewing is free, open to the public Contact Name: Gina Contact Email: [email protected]

Hernando County Farmers Market

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Vendors offer fresh veggies and fruit, organic and Amish country food, plants, local honey, herbs, soaps, jams, candy, baked goods, jewelry, crafts, and more. Contact Phone: 352-232-4241 Link:

Coin Collecting for Beginners, a program in celebration of Money Smart Week – SH

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

If you have ever found an old coin and wondered about its origin and what it might be worth, or just have an interest in coins in general, then this program is for you! During this program, members of the West Hernando Coin Club will pass on their knowledge of numismatics to children and adults.  They will be presenting coins and currency of the past and present and discussing why certain historical figures are depicted on certain coins and currency.…

Game On! – EH

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy family gaming at the East Hernando Branch! Whether you enjoy video games or board games, you will have a great time with your friends and family on Saturdays here at East Hernando!

Hearts with Splatter Canvas Class

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come to a fun and casual canvas painting class in a great location! The cost of the class is $35 per person & registration & pre-payment is required by following the Makers and Shakers link that will be provided. Please RSVP by April 28th, as the hearts will be pre-traced on your canvas for you prior to your arrival. You may choose other color schemes for your canvas as well. Feel free to invite friends!

“Zone Out” Silent Meditation Walk

April 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Please join us for this free event ~ Escape everyday life as Danielle Lee of Zenfully Yours Yoga guides you through a Silent Meditational Walk through a Conservation Nature Preserve. Why Silent? This allows you to be more present in your body and in the present moment. She will lead the group with breathing techniques and keep you “zoned out” for 45 minutes of peaceful walking and connecting with nature. - Please rsvp by 4/24/17 to Heartwood Preserve (727) 376-5111…

Arthur (PG)

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

FILM CLASSICS ON THE BIG SCREEN! Arthur is a 1981 American comedy film written and directed by Steve Gordon. The film stars Dudley Moore as the eponymous Arthur Bach, a drunken New York City millionaire who is on the brink of an arranged marriage to a wealthy heiress, but ends up falling for a common working-class girl from Queens. It was the first and only film directed by Gordon, who died in 1982 of a heart attack at age 44.…

Island Adventure Cruise – Monday Funday

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until May 29, 2017

Enjoy a day on the island with some old friends and some new friends. We offer sodas, water, beach umbrellas and games complimentary. Bring a picnic lunch, a beach chair, swimsuit, towel, and whatever else you want to make your day complete. All for only $20 per person, so book today. Island Paradise Charters offers for a limited time a daycation for those who are off work on Mondays. As always, day trips are dependent on safe weather conditions and…

Learning Email with Gmail – BV

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Email is easy! Learn how to send, receive, and organize your email; how to send photos and other documents, and more. Learn to use Gmail, the most widely used email service. Or if you have a service you already like, you can still come to this class to learn how to read your email and reply to it. You can learn how to send an email and how to attach files to it. We even cover downloading files others have…

Medicare – WH

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

For people new to Medicare or anyone who would like a better understanding of how the program works. A fun discussion with plenty of time for questions.

Movies @ Your Library – EH

May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

When faced with our darkest hour, hope is not a tactic.Docudrama about the 2010 oil-rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that resulted in the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The film depicts the challenges that the rig's crew faced as they fought for survival. Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O'Brien and Kate Hudson. Nominated for 2 Academy Awards. Rated PG-13.

Learn to Sew! – WH

May 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Always wanted to learn to sew?  Want to try it out before you invest in that sewing machine?  Come to our monthly sewing class where you can learn the basics and make a simple project to take home. Class size limited.  Registration required.

Coding for Kids – WH

May 3 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Kids, come join us and learn how to program and code. Each month, we'll go over basic programming and coding skills and then put them to the test using Scratch. Whether you have experience or not, all kids are welcome!

Kool Krafts – Squirt Gun Art! – SH

May 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Create an amazing work of modern art with squirt guns!  Guaranteed to be a lot of fun!  All supplies provided.  Registration required.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program – WH

May 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Lilly Browning – Lilly’s Favorite 50 Central Florida has a wonderful variety of plants which add beauty and diversity to your landscape. Lilly will share which plants she loves most!

Socrates Cafe – SH

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Guaranteed to leave you with more questions than you came with!  Socrates Cafe is an opportunity for amiable, open-minded discussion of profound issues. May - What's wrong with universal unemployment?

History and Biography Book discussion

May 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us to discuss "Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal", by Jack Kelly. Jack Kelly illuminates the spiritual and political upheavals associated with the Erie Canal from its opening in 1825 through 1844. Registration is not required, but copies of the book are limited. Please ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

Signing for Everyday Living

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Signing For Everyday Living is a eight week course for anyone wishing to learn basic sign language. A different category of signs is taught each week. Some of the topics are the ABCs and numbers, colors, feelings, household items, clothing, foods, and animals.  Other categories of interest are medical, opposites, days of the week and time. This course is open to all ages and abilities as well as for those who are experiencing hearing loss.  Come and enjoy learning in…

Big Pine Tract Night Hike

May 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Chinsegut Conservation Center staff for a guided hike through the Big Pine Tract. Sightings include reptiles, owls and the occasional sound of coyotes. This program is for all ages (terrain is not stroller friendly). Please bring along bug spray and a small flash light (Big Pine Hikes only). Cost: Free; pre-registration is required Contact Name: Joe Contact Email: [email protected] Contact Phone: 352-754-6722

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