Main Street will close today for turkey giveaway
Main Street will be closed between Broad and Liberty streets, along with a portion of the city parking lot on Main, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today for the giveaway of 200 free turkeys and Christmas celebration at the Lowman Law Firm, 31 S Main St. There will be live music, and cocoa and coffee, donated by the Rising Sun Cafe, will be served. The frozen turkeys will be 10 to 12 pounds each. The event will conclude at 4 p.m. or when all of the turkeys are gone. Call (352) 796-0016.
Chamber to host holiday open house
A holiday open house will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. Appetizers and drinks will be served. Those attending may bring a dish, as well as an unwrapped toy, gift card or nonperishable food item to benefit Jericho Road Ministries' Food Barn. The event is hosted by the chamber of commerce staff and board members, the USF Small Business Development Center, Community in Schools of Hernando County and Thunder Bay Builders. For information, call (352) 796-0697.
County SPCA has Christmas wish list
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Hernando County has a Christmas wish list of items needed at the shelter. Among the items: wet and dry food for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens; flea and heartworm medication; cat litter; powdered milk formula for kittens; cat condos and scratching poles; dog and cat collars and leashes; bleach; laundry and dish soaps, and paper towels. Monetary donations are also appreciated. The no-kill, nonprofit shelter does not receive government funding or assistance from any other organization. The shelter is at 9075 Grant St., west of Brooksville. It is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. To help, call (352) 596-7000. Visit the website at spcahernando1.org.
Marvin Gordon, who has been named the interim principal at Central High School, was once a teacher at Hernando High School. His previous position at the school was misstated in a story published Thursday.
'It's Jazz' program with former NPR announcer Peter LaMattina: 3:30 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.
Candy Cane Acres: 6-9 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. $10. (352) 796-4552.
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