Benefit for foster children is Saturday
The third annual Charity Jam to benefit Hernando County foster children will be at noon Saturday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. The event features numerous bands, a children's talent show, a bike show, games, rides, wrestlers, belly dancers, vendors and more. The children's talent show starts at 1 p.m.; sign-ups must be done no later than 12:30 p.m. Ride and game armbands will be available for $15. For information, call (352) 345-6871.
Christmas festival in Sunrise Plaza
The Light Up Ridge Manor Christmas Festival will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today in Sunrise Plaza, 31120 Cortez Blvd., east of Brooksville. There will be pictures with Santa, Christmas caroling, a "Road to Bethlehem" presentation, music, games, food, an antique fire truck, Smokey Bear, face painting, balloon animals, a book mobile and clowns. DJ Bob Pepe will provide music. The event is hosted by the East Side Business Development Committee. Proceeds will benefit A New Generation. For information, call (352) 540-4521 or (352) 796-9486.
Christmas decor judging postponed
The city of Brooksville Beautification Board has postponed judging of the Best Christmas Decoration contest to Tuesday. Winners will be named for Best Residential Christmas Display and the Best Commercial Christmas Display within city limits. The winners will be recognized during the Brooksville City Council meeting Dec. 21, when they will be presented with a plaque and gift of recognition. To make a nomination, or for information, call Lindsay Morgan at (352) 540-3856.
'Frog and Toad' premieres today
A Year With Frog and Toad opens today at Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. The show continues through Sunday. Springstead High School's choral and theater departments bring to life Arnold Lobel's well-loved characters and great friends — the cheerful frog and the grumpy toad. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students. All tickets reserved. Visit www.springsteadtheatre.com or call (352) 797-7010.
Hernando County Aviation Authority, 3:30 p.m., Hernando County Airport administrative office, 15800 Flight Path Drive, south of Brooksville.
Hernando County School Board, 6 p.m., 919 N Broad St., Brooksville.
Book signing with Dr. David and Rhonda Travland: 1 p.m., Caregiver Survival Institute, 10000 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.
Brookridge Entertainment presents comedian Max Winfrey and singer Kathryn Morris: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., showtime at 7 p.m., Brookridge clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. $15. (352) 597-4620.
100 Acre Wood Wildlife Rehabilitation fundraiser: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Easy Street Home Decor, 100 N Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 848-0177.