Christmas parade will honor veterans
The 38th annual Brooksville Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Brooksville, steps off at 10 a.m. today. This year's theme is "I'll Be Home for Christmas — A Salute to Our Veterans." There will be more than 105 entries, including floats, marching bands, Shriners on motorized vehicles, horses, youth groups and dancers. The route begins at Oakwood Drive, near Hernando High School, then proceeds south down Howell Avenue to Main Street. It crosses Jefferson Street, then makes left turns onto Broad Street and Bell Avenue, ending at Jefferson and Bell. After the parade, there will be other activities throughout downtown. The parade will be telecast live on Hernando County Government Broadcasting (Bright House Ch. 622) and streamed live on the county's website at hernandocounty.us.
Last chance to enter boat parade
Boats can still enter the Weeki Wachee River Lighted Christmas Boat Parade, which will be at 6:30 p.m. today, starting at the Weeki Wachee Marina, 7154 Shoal Line Blvd. The water parade travels past Rogers Park to the Bayport pier, then returns to Rogers Park, 7244 Shoal Line Blvd. The entry fee is an unwrapped toy or cash donation, to be donated to the Dawn Center. There is no cost for spectators. For information, call (352) 596-2852.
Spend an evening with the angels
Angels on High continues from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today and Sunday at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. The community holiday event includes a lighted angel pathway, holiday music, entertainment by various community groups and local entertainers, and Santa and Mrs. Claus. Vendors will be on hand, and concessions will be available. The event is presented by the Spring Hill Community Association. Parking is $1. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For information, call (352) 666-4746 or visit springhilllakehouse.org.
Hospice offers help over holidays
HPH Hospice will offer a holiday bereavement workshop at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the office at 12260 Cortez Blvd. A hospice bereavement counselor will provide tips on coping with grief during the holiday season. Preregistration is requested. Call toll-free 1-800-486-6784.
Toys for Tots bike run: 9 a.m., Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. $15 per single rider; $25 per couple. Lunch for nonriders is $6. (352) 597-7979.
Hernando Sportsman's Club Gun and Knife Show: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. $6; children 15 and younger free, but must be accompanied by an adult. (352) 799-3605.
Reception for artist Carol Knudson: 1-3 p.m., Easy Street Home Decor, 100 N Brooksville Ave., Brooksville. (352) 556-3984.
Candy Cane Acres: 6-9 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. $10 per carload. (352) 796-4552.
Christmas Candlelight Tour: 7-10 p.m., Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. $5. (352) 799-0129.