Events

Major blueberry grower wiped out by Irma; help them replant

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Hurricane Irma downed approximately 100,000 blueberry bushes at Frogmore Fresh Farm, a 125-acre blueberry farm in Pasco County. If these plants are not re-staked and reestablished, they will die, a significant loss for the grower and the Florida blueberry industry. Searching for a solution, Whitney Elmore, UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County director, worked through the UF/IFAS network to recruit volunteers to come to the farm and help save the plants.

Learn how to use a bow and arrow

BEGINNERS ARCHERY
FOR ADULTS
SATURDAY, SEPT. 2, 2017 10 AM

Adults and young adults can register to attend a fun two-hour session to learn about archery and try your skills. All equipment is provided by the Conservation Center. Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress appropriately for outdoor activity; sunscreen and water suggested. Free; pre-registration is required. Ages 16 and up. Contact Gina.Philhower@myfwc.com / Phone 352-754-6722 / visit myfwc.com.

Experience the sounds, smells of a night hike

NIGHT HIKE FUN
FRIDAY, SEPT. 1, 2017
ALL AGES 7:30 PM TO 9:30 PM

As the nights cool down, the activity heats up. Join the staff of Chinsegut Conservation Center for a guided night hike to see who or what is up when the sun goes down.
Most people go hiking during the day because it’s easier to see where you’re going, and humans are naturally more active during the day. But there’s a myriad of things you might not ever see unless you hike at night.

Spaghetti Day at Papa Joe’s set for Oct. 3

Mark your calendars! Papa Joe’s annual Spaghetti Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017.

When it's Fall, it's time for spaghetti! Bring your appetite and your fun-side to Papa Joe's for the annual fundraising event. Eat your fill and enjoy the festivities outside. All-you-can-eat-spaghetti, 99-cents Proceeds this year will benefit NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Hernando County.

Presentation about Florida’s affordable housing situation set for Aug. 21

STAFF REPORT

Jaimie Ross, President and CEO of the Florida Housing Coalition, will present a statewide perspective on the State’s affordable housing situation at the fifth Housing and Community Development Summit presented by the Pasco County Community Development Department. The Summit brings together local experts and hosts panel discussions on topics such as homeownership, homelessness, rental housing and neighborhood redevelopment.

Upcoming Event: Back to School Bash

BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
FRIDAY, AUG. 18, 2017
4 PM TO 10 PM

Sponsored by Brooksville Main Street, City of Brooksville and Hernando County, Back to School Bash kicks off the 2017-2018 school year with games, music, food, and fun. Join your friends and family for a great outdoor evening. See the Monster Trucks display and settle in for the movie in the park. Bring your chair or blanket for comfort. Back to School Bash is free and open to the public.

Matchbox Day at the County Fairgrounds

MATCHBOX DAY
SUNDAY, AUG. 13, 2017 9 AM TO 3 PM

Matchbox Cars and Trucks are undoubtedly one the world’s most popular toys. Originating in Britain in the early 50s, the company produced thousands of different model cars and trucks and, in conjunction with diemaker Jack Odell, and the introduction of small-box packaging, the popularity of the toys had spread worldwide by the mid 60s.

Matchbox cars and trucks are not just for the kids to play with, they hold a huge appeal to adult collectors because of their highly-detailed castings and designs.

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