Hear Broadway, Holiday hits at show tonight
An "Old Fashioned Christmas" concert with Valerie Sneade will be at 7 p.m. today at the Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave. The entertainer will perform Broadway hits during the first half of the show. The second half will include holiday favorites. Tickets for the concert, which is part of the Hernando Performing Arts Guild series, are $25 each; group and student pricing is available. Call (352) 799-5577 for additional information.
Times' Christmas event will be today
The Hernando Times will present Christmas "Times," a holiday event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Times office at 15365 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Admission and parking are free. The event will include photos with Santa for the first 100 children, starting at 11 a.m.; the cost for a photo will be an unwrapped toy or $5. Donated toys will be given to the Toys for Tots program in Hernando County, and monetary donations will be divided between Toys for Tots and the Nature Coast Humane Society. Visitors also will be able to make an ornament with the help of the Hernando County Public Library System, enjoy cookies and punch, and have a chance to win a four-pack of tickets to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World.
Utility department location to change
Effective Monday, Hernando County Utilities will permanently close the customer service drive-through payment window at 7429 Spring Hill Drive. Payments can be put into the night deposit box at the location through Friday. Customers can make payments in person in the customer service lobby at 7425 Spring Hill Drive until Friday. The department will then reopen Dec. 12 at its new location at 7405 Forest Oaks Blvd. For more information, call (352) 754-4037.
The Nature Coast Festival Singers Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sunday will be at Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W, Brooksville. An incorrect location was listed on Friday's Diversions page. For more information, call (352) 597-2235.
Kiwanis Club's Pancake Breakfast with Santa: 8-11:30 a.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. $5 for ages 3 and older. (352) 634-1637.
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.
Angels on High: 6:30-9 p.m., Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. $1 for parking; donations appreciated. (352) 666-4746.
Marvelous Marvin entertains at Marine Corps League: 7-11 p.m., Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Free admission. (352) 597-7979.
Brookridge Social Dance Christmas dance: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Free. (352) 597-0723.
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