Free hot dog for food donation at flea market
The Love Your Neighbor monthly flea market is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the American Legion Hall, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. The event will include numerous vendors. Those who bring nonperishable food items for the Love Your Neighbor food pantry will receive a free hot dog. Funds raised from vendor space rentals and purchases of items go toward helping the homeless and poor. For information, call (352) 573-8756.
Yacht club's boat parade is tonight
The Hernando Beach Yacht Club's annual Christmas boat parade begins at 6 p.m. today, starting at the yacht club, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. The parade will proceed through the main canals and back to the yacht club. Parade escorts will be provided by the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Hernando County sheriff's marine patrol. Trophies will be awarded for the best original, best lighted and funniest boats. The boat entry fee is a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to Helping Hands United. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the club. To enter a boat, call fleet Capt. Jim Secrest at (352) 596-3781.
NAMI offers family mental illness class
The National Association on Mental Illness Hernando will offer its NAMI Family-to-Family education course in January. This is a 12-week program for family members and friends of those with any mental illness. Participants learn how the brain functions, how medications affect the brain for improvement and what to do to help loved ones achieve a better life through treatment and communication skills. The course will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the Beautiful Mind, 10554 Spring Hill Drive. There is no cost, but class size is limited and reservations are required. Call Mary Ann at (352) 683-1350.
Celebration of Lights at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park: 5:30-9 p.m., 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. Donation of $2 for adults and $1 for children ages 3-12. (352) 628-5343, ext. 1002.
Christmas Candle Light Tour of Yesteryear: 7-10 p.m., Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, off Saxon Ave., Brooksville. $5. (352) 799-0129.
Potter's Clay Band Christmas Concert benefit for United Way: 6 p.m., Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Admission is donation of a new, unwrapped toy, game or gift certificate. (352) 688-2026.
Relay for Life Christmas tree lighting and food and craft show: 4 to 9 p.m., Spring Hill Retail Center, Anderson Snow Road at Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.