Enjoy holiday events at start of tree festival
The annual Festival of Trees kicks off at 10 a.m. today in Heffernan Hall at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd. It will be open today until 7 p.m. The event includes decorated trees, vendors, food, musical entertainment, storytelling and other activities. Photos with Santa will be available from 5 to 6 p.m. It runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. For information, call (352) 796-2096.
Relay for Life team fundraiser Dec. 10
The Spring Hill Relay for Life's Survivors and Friends Team will have a fundraiser yard sale at 8 a.m. Dec. 10 at DaySpring Presbyterian Church, 6000 Mariner Blvd. A variety of items will be available, new and vintage. Donations of nonperishable and canned foods will also be collected for the church's food pantry. For information, call (352) 422-1648.
DayStar giving food to families
The DayStar Life Center Food Pantry is providing food to families from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Jan. 1, at DayStar, 7120 Hope Hill Road, off the State Road 50 bypass behind St. Anthony Catholic Church. The food pantry provides, for example, a family of four with 37 pounds of meat, butter, bread, pastries and nonperishable items.DayStar Life Center is a ministry of St. Anthony and has been in continuous operation since 1983. Volunteers are needed, and donations are welcome. For pantry, thrift shop, donations or volunteer information, call (352) 799-5930 or visit the website at daystarlifecenter.org.
Veterans, auxiliary to host party
The public is invited to a Christmas party hosted by Korean War Veterans Legion 5053 and Ladies Auxiliary on Dec. 11 at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. A buffet dinner will be served at 3 p.m., catered by Sioux City Catering. The main entrees will be roast turkey and baked ham with pear sauce. Dessert will be cheesecake with strawberry sauce. Music for dancing will be provided by the Key Note Band from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be door prizes and a cash bar available. Tickets are $20 each and must be purchased in advance. Table reservations for eight or more may be made. Call Rich at (352) 688-7196.
Ask-a-lawyer: 9-11 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, jury assembly room, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Free. (352) 684-6545.
Withlacoochee Rockhounds Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. $3 for adults, $1 for teenagers and free for ages 12 and younger. Free parking. (352) 688-7810.
Art reception for Laura Diehm: 1-3 p.m., Art, Craft Bridal & Frame at Town Square Shopping Mall, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.