VFW auxiliary plans bake sale, craft show
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681 Ladies Auxiliary will host the following events at the post, 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road:
• Bake sale, 4 p.m. Friday. For details, call (727) 856-1860.
• Craft show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Vendors are welcome. Call Dottie at (352) 573-0955.
Three homes featured in annual homes tour
The General Federation of Women's Clubs/Brooksville Woman's Club will host the ninth annual Historic Tour of Homes in downtown Brooksville on Dec. 14.
Three homes will be shown, including the original St. Anthony Catholic Church built in 1908, which is now a private residence; a Queen Anne style home built in 1888, originally owned by William Sherman Jennings and later the Rogers family; and a Victorian style home built around 1910. The tour will end at the Brooksville Woman's Clubhouse, where hot apple cider and homemade cookies will be served.
Three tours are available at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 each. For tickets or information, call Yvonne at (352) 796-6026 or 848-7988, or Cherry at (352) 848-0479.
Triple Play to perform for golf club Nov. 28
The High Point Golf Club will host an evening of entertainment with Triple Play at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at the High Point Community Center, 12251 Club House Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Triple Play includes three performers:
• Tommy Johnson, who has performed on cruise ships and was one of Liberace's top four performers at the Las Vegas Hilton
• Stan Prinston, a local entertainer who has played with the Motifs and Bruce Springsteen's early band, the Castiles, and covers Lou Rawls, Neil Diamond, Lionel Richie, Dion and others
• Ed Gallaway, who sang with Detroit-based groups such as the Detroit Chimes and the Laredos, who later became known as the Reflections. His band, the Crystal Blend, brought back music of the 1950s and '60s.
Tickets are $12. Those attending can bring their own beverages.
For information or tickets, call (352) 596-1359, 592-0815 or 597-2974.
Festival singers plan several concerts
The Nature Coast Festival Singers will present their annual Christmas concert at the following locations:
• 3 p.m. Sunday, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.
• 3 p.m. Nov. 30, Faith Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville.
• 3 p.m. Dec. 7, First Methodist Church, 8831 W Bradshaw St., Homosassa.
The concert will feature the Christmas choruses from Handel's The Messiah, as well as other Christmas pieces. The director is Jim Urbanski and accompanist is Kathy Hackemer.
Admission is free and no reservations are needed. A freewill offering will be taken during intermission, with monies received used to provide music scholarships to area students.
For information, call Shirley at (352) 597-2235.
Columbiettes will host holiday tea
The Columbiettes of St. Anthony's will host a holiday tea Sunday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd.
The event will include a luncheon, holiday stories, music, raffles and door prizes. Featured will be pianist John Sharpe and stories orator Carolyn Manno. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased at the church office by Nov. 21. Call the church at (352) 796-2096.
Shoebox operation seeking donations
Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse, is accepting donations for its 2008 shoebox collection. Operation Christmas Child delivers gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 90 countries.
Individuals, churches, civic organizations or businesses are encouraged to participate. Shoeboxes can be filled with a variety of items, such as small toys and games, candy (no chocolate), washcloths, soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste. No liquids should be in the boxes.
Donations of shoe boxes can be dropped off from 1 to 4 p.m. now through Sunday at Dayspring Church, 6000 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 666-4602.
Planning starts for Angels on High event
The Spring Hill Community Association is organizing the eighth annual Angels on High Celebration and invites area businesses, organizations, schools, churches and individuals to participate.
The event will be Dec. 11-14 on the Lake House grounds, 1202 Kenlake Ave.
Participants decorate an angel for the outdoor display and contest. There is no cost to enter an angel. Angel kits are available for $40 (which covers the cost of supplies) or participants can use their own supplies. Instructions on how to build an angel, along with photos of 2007 winning angels, can be seen online at www.springhilllakehouse.org.
The event includes a tree-lighting each night, entertainment and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
The deadline to reserve an angel space is Nov. 28. For information, call Cara at (352) 666-4746.
Get a year's worth of gardening tips
The 2009 Hernando County Master Gardener Calendar is now available.
The calendars are $3 each and can be purchased at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St.
The calendar features month-by-month expert advice on Central Florida landscaping and is packed with information pertinent to long-time gardeners and beginners.
Stop by the extension office for a calendar or, for information, call (352) 754-4433.