Have a boat? Join the Yacht Club parade
Boaters are invited to participate in the annual Hernando Beach Yacht Club Boat Parade at 6 p.m. Dec. 12, starting from the yacht club docks, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Participants may decorate their boats with lights and holiday scenes.
The parade will be about 1½ hours, and will be led by vessels of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-8. Trophies will be awarded for the most original theme, best lit and funniest.
The entry fee is one unwrapped toy, which will be donated to a children's charity. Karaoke will follow at the yacht club. Hot dogs and chili dogs will be served. A cash bar will be available. To enter a boat, call Dan McCann at (352) 200-5763.
Salvation Army needs a hand to help needy
The Salvation Army of Hernando County is seeking donations in its efforts to help more than 380 local families with Christmas dinners. Each basket will include a turkey or ham, stuffing, potatoes, vegetables, cranberries and fruit, and a pumpkin pie.
While local schools and businesses are conducting canned food drives, donations of money are greatly needed to buy the meats and other perishables.
Baskets will be distributed to families in need on Dec. 21. To help, call the Salvation Army at (352) 796-1186.
Knock down pins, help DECA candidate
Central High's DECA organization will host a bowl-a-thon fundraiser Saturday at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way. Check-in is at noon and bowling is at 1 p.m.
The cost is $20 per bowler, which includes three games, shoe rental and lunch. Corporate lane sponsorships are also available.
The event will also include a 50/50 raffle and door prizes.
Funds raised will help support Central High DECA member Michelle Venezia's national campaign for DECA president. To sign up a team or for sponsorship details, call Nick Catroppo at (352) 585-6527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crazy Carol to star at dinner show
The Knights of Columbus of St. Anne's Catholic Church will have a dinner show featuring Crazy Carol on Dec. 12 at the Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd.
A roast beef dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Showtime is at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call Jim at (352) 799-0901 or Ken at (352) 442-1469.
Golfers, sign up for charity tournament
The 32nd annual Rotary Club of Brooksville Charity Golf Tournament will be Dec. 9 at Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive.
The cost is $75 per golfer. Sponsorships are also available for $75. Proceeds will benefit the Rotary's charitable activities.
The deadline is Dec. 4 for sponsorships and Dec. 9 for golfers. For sponsorships and golfer registration forms, call Jerry Sheffield at (352) 799-2265 or the Rotary at (352) 796-1143.
Tickets on sale for vets' Christmas party
Korean War Veterans and Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 174 are selling tickets for the annual Christmas party on Dec. 12 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Doors open at 2 p.m.
The event is open to the public and will feature a buffet dinner and Kenn "E" Grube presenting his "Elvis on Tour" tribute show.
Music for dancing will be provided by the Key Notes band.
Tickets are $22 per person. Tables for eight people or more may be reserved. For information or tickets, call Rich at (352) 688-7196.