Christmas parade takes streets today
Downtown Brooksville will come alive today when the Brooksville Christmas Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. at Oakwood Drive, near Hernando High School. The parade route then proceeds down Howell Avenue to Main Street, crosses Jefferson and Broad streets, then heads north on Broad to Bell Avenue, ending at Jefferson and Bell. The parade is expected to conclude at about 12:30 p.m. Other downtown events include the Market on Main Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as the Christmas Candlelight Tours at the Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, from 6 to 10 p.m. The museum is housed in the 1854 May-Stringer House, a Victorian home that will be decorated with a lighted tree, ornaments and numerous candles. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is $5 at the door.
Wreath layings will honor veterans
Wreaths Across America, a holiday wreath-laying event to honor veterans, will be at two locations today: Florida Hills Memorial Gardens, 14354 Spring Hill Drive, east of Spring Hill, and Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave., near Bushnell. At Florida Hills, wreaths will be placed at veterans' graves starting at 10 a.m.; a ceremony will be at noon. Call Dennis Reich at (352) 587-2178. At Florida National Cemetery, wreath-laying at grave sites will be at 10 a.m., with a ceremony at 11:45 a.m. at the flag assembly area, and a ceremonial wreath presentation at noon. Call Kurt Rotar at the cemetery at (352) 793-7740.
Church to hold vigil for children
Our Children, Loved and Remembered will host a Candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. Sunday in Rooms 3 and 4 of the Cabrini Center at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with candles lit promptly at 7. Those who have lost a child at any age are encouraged to bring a photo to display. Refreshments will be served. This is a nondenominational group. For information, call Dorothy at (352) 684-1369, Carole at (352) 686-1310 or Nina at (352) 688-6217.
Fall Antique Appraisal Show: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. $5 per verbal appraisal. (352) 686-9767.
Santa's Grove Winter Wonderland: 5-10 p.m., theGrove Events Venue, 8485 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. $5 for children; $2 for adults. (352) 610-8485.
Winter Waterland holiday festival: 6-10 p.m., Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. $5 adults, $3 ages 6 to 12, free for ages 5 and younger. (352) 592-5656.
Walk Through Bethlehem: 6-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 683-2600.
Hernando Symphony Orchestra 'Sounds of the Season' holiday concert: 7:30 p.m., Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. $12 adults, $5 students. (352) 683-5113.
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