Lights display ending, but the party's still on
To conclude the Celebration of Lights at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, an After-Christmas Party will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd. DJ Joe Dube will host the party, with special appearances by Elvis, performed by Marcus Held. There will be holiday music, thousands of lights, decorations, refreshments and more. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for ages 5 and younger. For information, call (352) 628-5343.
Dinner/dance aids Alzheimer's group
Tickets are available for the Winter Wonderland event to benefit the Alzheimer's Family Organization. The event will be Jan. 23 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. The event includes dinner, dancing, raffles and auctions. Music will be provided by Stan Prinston. A cash bar will be from 5 to 6 p.m., dinner from 6 to 7 p.m., and dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. The dinner entree is grilled Italian herb chicken. Tickets are $50. The event is black tie optional. For information or tickets, call (727) 848-8888 or toll-free at 1-888-496-8004.
Mariner roadwork begins on Jan. 4
The Hernando County Engineering Department has announced that work along Mariner Boulevard will begin Jan. 4. The road, from Maderia Street to Augustine Road, will be milled and repaved, along with side roads, to the end of the curbing. The work will be done at night and should last about four weeks. To the greatest extent possible, traffic will be maintained on side streets and driveways and motorists are asked for patience during the work. For information, call Andy Palmer, inspection supervisor, at (352) 754-4062, ext. 17013.
Gary Puckett at Clubhouse venue
Brookridge Entertainment will present a show featuring Gary Puckett at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., west of Brooksville. Formerly of Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, Puckett has sold more than 25 million records, has performed on more than 30 network television shows and at the White House. Some of his hits include Young Girl, Over You and Woman, Woman. Puckett, who has six gold records, recently released an album, Gary Puckett — Live, as well as his first Christmas album, At Christmas. A limited number of seats are available. Tickets are $15. Call Barbara Bahr at (352) 597-4620.
Farming program is just for women
The Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service will offer Annie's Project, a six-week program designed for farm/ranch women to gain the knowledge necessary to be active and involved farm partners. The program will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 12 through Feb. 16 at the extension office, 1653 Blaise Drive. The cost is $25 and must be paid (or postmarked) by Tuesday. A fee will be assessed for late registrants. For information or a registration form, call (352) 754-4433.