Sometimes, just watching others around you is the best free entertainment there is, and sometimes you catch someone doing something that really captures your attention. This was the case earlier this month with me. I was chatting with my oldest daughter, one day, and we decided to have a family picnic/get-together at Rogers Park off of Shoal Line Rd. We decided to each bring some family favorite foods, like homeade potoato salad, and fried chicken. The date came, and we met up, each bringing our designated item, and coolers. We all unpacked, everyone grabbed a plate, and we all dug in. The food was delicious! I actually had never been there before, although we'd driven by it zillions of times (funny how that happens). I took my camera, and decide to walk around a bit and explore, because you never know what you might see. :) I watched couples paddling by in their canoes. I watched kids, and adults playing in the water. I watched cooks grilling lunch for their clans. I watched people across the water at "The Upper Deck" watching me. :) Then I spotted him....the fearless youngman, poised on the branch, high up in the tree. I did notice a group of kids swimming to the other side of the river just a bit earlier, but didn't hink much of it...now I knew why they did. I decided this was a "kodak moment", and waited. It was only moments before he took the leap. I prayed for his safey (and hoped it was deep enough for the young daredevil) as he splashed into the water below. The jumper sufaced and immediently looked at his forearm, and rubbed it. That seemed to be his only souvenior wound...thank God!! The stunt reminded me of my youth, and some of the stupid things I tried, and survived....I think we all have. We all enjoyed our day at a local swimming hole, watching people just having fun...hopefully we we won't witness someone taking such a big risk next time.
The Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest has grown from a small local community fundraising festival to a statewide annual event attracting over thousands of fun seekers and featuring more than one hundred arts and craft vendors. The Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest is located at the beautiful Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, FL., Friday March 11 thru Sunday, March 13, 2016 featuring live entertainment, arts and crafts, fabulous food court, and over 200 prize drawings throughout…Read more…
BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCING The Hernando County Enrichment Center (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) is bringing ballroom and Latin dancing to the Mining Association Enrichment Center located at 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd, Brooksville, Florida. Beginning February 10, 2016, from 6 pm to 9 pm all dances will take place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday's of each month. Music will be provided by Short Notice a well regarded husband and wife duo. The dance will include a half hour dance lesson. The…Read more…
The inaugural Enrichment Center Ballroom dance at the Mining Association Building took place on Friday January 15 beginning at 6 PM. Bob and Sue Plumpton (professionally known as Short Notice) did an extraordinary job of providing great dance music. Some folks loved it when they played “Drinking Champagne” and Brown Eyed Girl. They played a great mix of music which include tangos, cha-chas, waltz’ rumbas, foxtrots swings, mambos and even a Samba. With a playlist at each table, the dancers…Read more…
The Third Annual Brooksville Native American Festival is on the horizon, taking place at beautiful Florida Classic Park on February 6 and 7, 2016. This family friendly event is sponsored by FloridasAdventureCoast.com, Tampa Bay Times, Clear Channel Outdoor, SunTrust, DeLuna Arts and Peace Tree Trading Post. The event will feature a full roster of non-stop entertainment acts both Saturday and Sunday that include music, dance, primitive skills demonstrations and more! The featured Dance Troupe is…Read more…
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