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Kleinsorge will lead Anclote Elementary
Barbara Kleinsorge, who recently took a leave of absence as principal of Cotee River Elementary School, will take over as principal of Anclote Elementary School upon her return in January. Kleinsorge will replace Carole Baird, who is retiring at the end of December. Baird led Anclote since March 2005. Kleinsorge joined the Pasco County School District in 2003 as an assistant principal at Cotee River. Before that, she was an assistant principal in Pinellas County schools. Under her leadership, Cotee River had an A grade from the state three of four years. Lou Cerreta recently took over as principal at Cotee River.
Santa, bands and choirs at center
Santa will arrive on a motorcycle at 9 a.m. Saturday for the fourth annual Traditions on the Green event at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. The Kids Christmas Corner will run from 9 a.m. to noon with activities for elementary school age kids. Musical performances include the Pine View Middle School Band at 10 a.m.; the Land O'Lakes High School Band at 11 a.m.; and the Denham Oaks Elementary Choir at noon. The county will host a cornhole tournament at 9 a.m.; admission is an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Metropolitan Ministries will collect canned food donations. The event is hosted by the Heritage Park Foundation and the Land O'Lakes Saturday Market. For information, call Pam St. Mary at (813) 731-5168 or visit LOLSaturday Mkt.com.
Lutz Schoolhouse ready for holidays
The 15th annual Christmas House display at the Old Lutz Schoolhouse features decorated trees, model railroads, nutcrackers and other decorations plus live entertainment. Visitors are invited to see the house at 18819 U.S. 41 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Dec. 18, 20, 22, 26 and 27. Free, but donations are welcome. For information, call (813) 949-1937.
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Wreath-laying event is Saturday
A Wreaths Across America ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Paradise Post 79's portion of the Pine Hill Cemetery on Pine Hill Road. The ceremony will remember fallen soldiers, honor the ones currently serving and teach children the value of freedom. For information, call (727) 848-6438.
View display at wilderness park
Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park will host its Winter Wonderland displays from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Dec. 17, featuring lights and music celebrating the holiday season. The cost is $2 per car (please stay in your car as you drive through the displays). The park is at 10500 Wilderness Drive. For information, call (727) 861-3033 or (727) 861-3034.