Out and About

Learn how to use a bow and arrow

August 28, 2017 - 09:30

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

August 28, 2017 - 09:21

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.

22nd annual Epcot Food & Wine Festival Opens Aug. 31

August 28, 2017 - 09:16


Photo Courtesy of Disney World

The 22nd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Aug. 31 to Nov. 13 will feature a record number of global food and wine marketplaces. Totalling 35 in all, they will sizzle with new edible delights to celebrate 35 years of Epcot. This year, the annual Walt Disney World Resort culinary tour of flavors will be for a longer-than-ever 75-day run.
Epcot event will run for 13 additional days of inspired sips and bites throughout the park’s World Showcase and Future World.

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

August 27, 2017 - 10:12

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.

Touring Florida State Capitol

August 19, 2017 - 10:34


Want to learn about our state government and history? Instead of reading about it in a book, take a day to explore the Florida State capitol in Tallahassee.
On a recent vacation, we had the opportunity to spend a few hours in the state’s capital and it allowed my kids to experience a little of our state history as well as learn how our state came about.

Upcoming Event: Back to School Bash

August 17, 2017 - 09:31

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.

Working out is easy on your mountain bike

August 14, 2017 - 09:38


AUG. 15, 17, 22, 2017 AND MORE 6 PM

Mountain biking is a fun and exciting way to enjoy the many health benefits of regular fitness and cardiovascular exercise. Mountain biking uses all the muscles in your body and helps build strong legs, thighs and calves. Biking can also strengthen your abdominal muscles. All the climbing and maneuvering of turns will tone your upper body too. Mountain biking is also an ideal way to enjoy nature and the outdoors.

Matchbox Day at the County Fairgrounds

August 11, 2017 - 10:45

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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