Hernando Symphony offers season tickets
Season tickets are now available for the Hernando Symphony Orchestra's 2008-09 concert season.
The 65-member orchestra will celebrate its 25th year this season with three special concerts featuring music from previous years. Concerts include:
• Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday: "25 Years of Holiday Sounds," featuring the Bells of St. Frances hand bell choir and a reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.
• Feb. 14, 22 and 24: "25 Years of Favorites," featuring the percussion section and guest singers in excerpts from Phantom of the Opera and Let Freedom Ring.
• April 18, 26 and 28: "25 Years of Classics," featuring winners of the orchestra's annual Young Artist Competition.
Saturday and Tuesday concerts are at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday concerts are at 2 p.m. The Saturday concerts are at Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. Tuesday and Sunday concerts are at Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.
Individual tickets are $12, or $30 for all three concerts. Visit the Web site at www.hernandosymphony.com or call (352) 597-9555.
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 at the new Palmwood Pavilion stage and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The deadline to reserve an angel space is Friday. For information, call Cara at (352) 666-4746.
Tickets available for vets' Christmas party
Tickets are available for the Korean War Veterans' annual Christmas party, which will be Dec. 13 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive.
The event will include a buffet dinner, a show with Irish comedian Danny Justice and music for dancing by the Key Notes, a four-piece band. Door prizes will be awarded and a cash bar will be available.
Doors will open at 2 p.m., dinner will be at 3 p.m., showtime is at 4:30 p.m., followed by dancing until 8 p.m.
Table reservations for eight or more will be available. Tickets are $20 per person.
For table reservations, tickets or information, call Rich Mellinger at (352) 688-7196.
Arts guild sets concert lineup for season
Season tickets are still available for the Community Performing Arts Guild 2008-09 concert series:
• Bay Street Brassworks, Dec. 6
• John and Mary K. Wilson, Jan. 10
• The Diamonds, Jan. 24
• New Odyssey, Feb. 14
• "The Ragtime Pianist" Bob Milne, Feb. 28
• Irish entertainer Cahal Dunne, March 14.
All shows are at 2 and 7 p.m. at Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd.
Season tickets are $60. For information or tickets, call Phyllis at (352) 544-1068.