Well, summer vacation is officially winding down for most students as they prepare to head back to school on Monday. Parents, you can help your kiddos get in some final summer fun at Superheroes Kids Day, where they can not only get their ‘dos freshened up, but can take photos with Batman of Spring Hill! Or, your kids can make fun Kawaii-themed backpack tags at Michaels to decorate their bags and show their creativity. Folks who are young at heart can visit the Matchbox Show and Swap Meet at the Fairgrounds to check out comics, matchbox cars, and tons of other collectibles. Drop the kids off at the YMCA for Parents’ Night Out and hit up the Orange Avenue Market, an evening market that will take place in and around Mountaineer Coffee in downtown Brooksville, and enjoy coffee, treats, and vendors! We’ve got all of this going on and more here in Hernando County this weekend. Whatever it is you choose to do, we at The Hardy Team hope you make it a safe and eventful weekend!

Gun and Knife Show

  • Where: Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, 34614
  • When: Saturday, August 12th - Sunday, August 13th 
  • Time: 9:00 AM
  • Admission & Info: Includes new, used and antique firearms, knives and related accessories.

Admission is $6 per person. For more info, please call 352-799-3605. 

Noah’s Little Ark

  • Where: nCHAI, 18340 Powell Road, Brooksville 34604
  • When: Saturday, August 12th - Sunday, August 13th 
  • Time: 12 PM - 5 PM
  • Admission & Info: Animal meet and greet and pony rides! This is a weekly recurring event happening at the Nature Centers for Human Animal Interaction.

Admission is $1 per person, and pony rides are $5. For more information, please call 352-363-5200 or visit http://nchai.org/noahs-little-ark/

Marine Corps League 708 Friday Night Dinner

  • Where: Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, Brooksville, 34613
  • When: Friday, August 11th 
  • Time: 4:00 PM
  • Admission & Info: Open to the public, dinner includes choice of baked or fried fish, fried shrimp or an alternative meat, as well as mashed potatoes or steak fries, vegetable or cole slaw, salad, corn muffin, dessert and coffee or tea. Alcoholic drinks available for purchase in the Command Post Bar & Grill.

Cost is $10 per person. For more info, please call 352-556-3045.

Orange Avenue Market

  • Where: Mountaineer Coffee, 26 S. Broad St., Brooksville, 34601
  • When: Friday, August 11th 
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Admission & Info: The spotlight is on this new uptown Brooksville event — an evening market for local makers and artists. Enjoy coffee, yummy treats and craft vendors inside and directly outside of the Mountaineer Coffee building. After your Market visit, stroll Brooksville and enjoy the beauty of many historical buildings and tree-lined streets. Experience the first of many Orange Avenue Market evenings.

Admission to this event is free! Please call Daniel or Darby for more info at 352-247-7633, or visit https://www.facebook.com/Mountaineercoffee/

YMCA Parents’ Night Out

  • Where: Hernando County YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill 34609
  • When: Friday, August 11th 
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Admission & Info: Mom and Dad -  Enjoy a night out while your child enjoys activities, dinner and snack! Recurring weekly, every Friday night through the end of August. This week’s theme is Outdoor Games! Children must be between 3-12 years old (Must be potty trained.)

Cost is $10 for members, $25 for non-members. For more info, please call 352-688-9622 or visit https://www.ymcasuncoast.org/images/HDO_Program_Guide_Jul-Aug_2017_WEB.pdf

Friday Night Done Right

  • Where: Jerome Brown Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville, 34601
  • When: Friday, August 11th 
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Admission & Info: All Hernando County middle and high school youth welcome. Make a team, join a team or show up and be assigned to a team. Organized by the Hernando County Community Anti Drug Coalition.

Admission to this event is free! Please call 352-596-8000 for more information.

Hernando Aero Modelers Summer Tailgate Swap Meet

  • Where: Hernando Aero Modelers Field at Cemex Entrance Road, 16301 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville, 34614
  • When: Saturday, August 12th 
  • Time: 7:00 AM
  • Admission & Info: Bring your RC items to sell or trade. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Bring your own chair. Rain date is Aug. 13. Vendor spaces are free.

Spectators $3 per person, $5 per car load. For more info, please call 352-503-9411 or visit http://www.hamrc.com/

Golf Tournament Fundraiser

  • Where: Hernando Oaks Golf and Country Club, 5230 Delacroix Dr, Brooksville, 34604
  • When: Saturday, August 12th 
  • Time: 9:00 AM
  • Admission & Info: Foursomes tee off in this shotgun start tournament with contests for closest to the pin, longest drive, hole-in-one and top three scores. Includes cart, range balls and lunch. Benefits the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency.

Admission is $60 per person. For more info, please call Tanya at 352-797-3410.

Kids Club ® Kawaii Backpack Tags

  • Where: Michaels in Spring Hill, 7131 Coastal Blvd, Brooksville 34613
  • When: Saturday, August 12th
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Admission & Info: They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

Admission is $2 per project, supplies included. For more info, call 352-597-8537 or visit http://www.michaels.com/classes


Geo-Seeking

  • Where: Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville, 34601
  • When: Saturday, August 12th 
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Admission & Info: This introduction to geocaching will get you up to speed on the varieties of geocaches, some common terms, basic GPS navigation and how to track down caches. Join the world-wide scavenger hunt!  The Center will provide GPS units for the class, but supplies are limited, so register quickly!

Admission is free, but registration is required! To register or for more info, please call 352-754-6722 or visit http://myfwc.com/chinsegut/

Game On!

  • Where: East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Rd, Ridge Manor West, 34602
  • When: Saturday, August 12th
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Admission & Info: Come have a family fun day at your library. Featuring classic board games and video game systems such as Xbox and Wii U!

Admission is FREE and kids of all ages welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Susan Cataldo or Jodi Camino at 352-754-4043, or at [email protected].

Superhero Kids Day 2017

  • Where: Elevate BarberShop, 4128 Deltona Blvd, Spring Hill, 34606
  • When: Saturday, August 12th
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Admission & Info: Come out and enjoy a great event for kids at Elevate BarberShop! Select* Barbers will be doing $5 haircuts for kids 12 and under.. They'll also be able to take pictures with The Batman Of Spring Hill!! Hot food will be sold.

Admission to this event is free, and kids haircuts will be $5 from select barbers. For more info, please call 352-556-3756 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ElevateBarberShop/

Wonder Woman & Friends: A Super Hero Event

  • Where: Spirit in Motion, 11037 Hearth Rd, Spring Hill, Florida 34608
  • When: Saturday, August 12th
  • Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Admission & Info: Learn the skills, inside and out, build confidence, and empower girls to discover their true potential with none other than Wonder Woman, Supergirl & the Bat Girl! Encounter a training obstacle course for your little superheroine, including lasso practice, target practice, & MORE! Enjoy super hero cuff making, pinata, & "Pin the Emblem on the Super Hero”. Food & beverages are provided. All children must be accompanied by an adult!

Admission to this event is $20 per adult and child, additional children are $10. Registration is required. To register, or for more info, please call 352-942-2859 or visit https://www.facebook.com/AllThingsEnchanted/ or http://www.paypal.me/AllThingsEnchanted.  

Spring Hill Writing Group

  • Where: Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Dr., Spring Hill, 34608
  • When: Saturday, August 12th
  • Time: 1:30 PM
  • Admission & Info: Open to anyone who writes or would like to write, with the encouragement, support, and camaraderie of other writers. Bring some of your work to share and discuss the joys and challenges of writing. Attendees give and receive constructive feedback on writings.

Admission is FREE! For more information, please call 352-754-4043.  

Personal Enrichment Book Group

  • Where: Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Dr., Spring Hill, 34608
  • When: Saturday, August 12th
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Admission & Info: Get inspired by reading and discussing books that encourage you to cultivate your emotional, intellectual and spiritual self. Group meets two Saturdays a month. For adults.

Admission is FREE! For more information, please call 352-754-4043. 

Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Social

  • Where: Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brooksville, 34613
  • When: Saturday, August 12th 
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Admission & Info: Bring your own snacks and beverages (and ice, if needed). No lessons provided, but instructors are on hand to give assistance, if needed. Singles and couples welcome, and are encouraged to wear "slidey" shoes (No open back sandals, foot tubes will be available to put over shoes if needed).  

Admission to this event is $5 per person. Call Norma to RSVP at 352-397-6088.

Kids Bowl Free - Strike City

  • Where: Strike City, 3544 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill 34609
  • When: Sunday, August 13th 
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Admission & Info: Registered Kids Receive 2 FREE GAMES Of Bowling Every Day All Summer Long! Please use the link provided to register your child(ren). All participants must wear bowling shoes - rental shoes available. Not good for use with day care outings, camps, business or club outings, or birthday party celebrations.

First 2 games are free, bowling shoes not included. Rental shoes available at regular rates. For more information, please call 352-683-7576. To register children for this program, please visit https://www.kidsbowlfree.com/center.php?alley_id=713

Matchbox Show and Swap Meet

  • Where: Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville, 34601
  • When: Sunday, August 13th 
  • Time: 9:00 AM
  • Admission & Info: Collectors buy and sell diecast toys, comic books and other collectibles. Bring your best car to race it on a 10-foot high, 50-foot long drag strip. ($5 per race).

Admission is $3 per person; kids 12 and under are free! For more info, please call 352-585-9775 or visit http://brooksvillepulling.com/

Hawaiian Luau

  • Where: Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail, Spring Hill, 34608
  • When: Sunday, August 13th 
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Admission & Info: Come hang out at our summer Hawaiian Luau! There will be live music, vendors, free massages by Terlep Chiropractic, giveaways and delicious tropical food.

Admission is free! For more info, please call 352-596-2055 or visit https://www.facebook.com/AtriaEvergreenWoods/. .

Second Sunday Community Sing

  • Where: The Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way, Weeki Wachee
  • When: Sunday, August 13th 
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Admission & Info: Do you love to sing? Do you play an instrument? The Unitarian Universalist Church in the Pines hosts a Community Sing, on the second Sunday of every month. Come out and have tea, wine and cheese with us as we sing all our favorite tunes and share the camaraderie of music! 

Admission is free, but there is a donation basket by the door. Call Dr. Andy LePage for information at 727-517-1148.