Take a stroll into the holiday spirit
The city of Brooksville and Hernando County government will present Christmas on Main Street from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in downtown Brooksville. Downtown merchants will be open and offer holiday treats and entertainment. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Sweet T. Boutique across from the courthouse. The lighting of the courthouse Christmas tree will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by an hour of holiday entertainment by Randi Olsen and the Live Oak Theater Company, featuring a special appearance by Ebenezer Scrooge; the Brooksville Academy of the Arts' Kicks and Company, and Cathy Kelly. Call the county at (352) 540-6780 or the city at (352) 540-3810.
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Christmas festival helps Future Farmers
The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will present the fourth annual Light Up Ridge Manor Christmas Festival from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Sunrise Plaza, 31100 Cortez Blvd., east of Interstate 75. The event will include Santa, Christmas carolers, a bookmobile, a train ride, a cake walk, a DJ, children's games, prizes, clowns, the Smokey Bear House and vendors. Proceeds will benefit the Brooksville Senior Future Farmers of America. For information, call Deidre Fletcher at (352) 796-9486 or Kevin Tennie at (352) 540-4521.
La Sertoma's Pancake Breakfast with Santa: 8-11 a.m., Guido's Pizza Cafe, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $3; ages 2 and younger admitted free. (352) 796-4657.
Hernando Sportsman's Club Gun and Knife Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. $16 for ages 16 and older. (352) 799-3605.
Withlacoochee Rockhounds Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. $3 for adults, $1 for teenagers. (352) 688-7810.
Hernando Symphony Orchestra 'Sounds of the Season' holiday concert: 2 p.m., Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. $12 adults; $5 students. (352) 683-5113.
Angels on High: 6:30-9 p.m., Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. $1 parking; donations appreciated. (352) 666-4746.
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