Bring a cup for all the soup you can eat
St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus will host its first Soup-A-Thon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and again from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15 in Xavier Hall at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd. The all-you-can-eat event will include about 50 restaurants and about 20 private participants. Among the soups available will be oyster and artichoke bisque, shrimp bisque, chili, chicken enchilada soup, Thai soup, Italian wedding soup and Portuguese chourico. Guests are encouraged to bring their own cup and spoon. Crackers will be provided. Soda, water and coffee will be available. There will also be a bake sale sponsored by the Right to Life Ministry. Tickets are $5 per person and are limited. Call (352) 596-4709, (352) 666-9202, (352) 398-9942, (352) 686-9767 or (352) 683-9666.
'Play to Learn' for moms, little ones
The city of Brooksville offers a "Play to Learn" program from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, off Darby Lane. The indoor program is for moms and children ages 1 to 5. The cost is $3 per class. The program is offered Tuesdays throughout the year, except holidays. For information, call (352) 540-3835.
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Anyone can learn to belly dance
The Hernando County Recreation Department is offering tribal belly dancing classes. A free class for first-time students will be from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Jan. 6 at Kennedy Park, 895 Kennedy Blvd., and will continue to be offered the first Thursday of each month for first-timers. There is no size or age limit, and no dancing experience is needed. Weekly classes are from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Deltona Elementary School, 2055 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill, and Thursdays at Kennedy Park. The cost is $10 per class or $54 for six weeks. For information or to register, call (352) 754-4031.
See dancing and more at powwow
The annual Native American Pow-Wow and Intertribal Gathering and Dance kicks off today in the field across from the Westside Flea Market, 516 NW Third St., off County Road 478. It will be from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. The event includes demonstrators, entertainment, vendors, drumming and dancing. Admission is $5; ages 5 and younger will be admitted free. For information, call (352) 603-2643.
New Year's Eve Celebration at fairgrounds: 8 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. $10 adults, $5 ages 17 and younger. (352) 796-4552.
VFW Post 10209 New Year's Dinner and Dance: 6 p.m., 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. $50 per person or $90 per couple at the door. (352) 796-0398.