Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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WEEKI WACHEE

Holiday Lights event continues at State park

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, will continue its Holiday Lights event from 6 to 10 p.m. today. The event will include holiday shows, Santa Claus, children's activities and decorations. At 7 p.m., there will be a Christmas parade of decorated golf carts and trailers. Participants will compete for cash awards in several categories. Admission to the park costs $2; ages 5 and younger are admitted free. For more information, call (352) 592-5656 or visit floridastateparks.org/weekiwachee.

Tickets for clinic's fundraiser on sale

Tickets and sponsorships are available for Jazz at the Lakes, an evening to support the Crescent Community Clinic and to honor Hernando County nurses. The event will run from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Glen Lakes Clubhouse, 9000 Glen Lakes Blvd., north of Weeki Wachee. Tickets cost $40 each. Sponsorships are available from $25 to $2,500. Proceeds will benefit the clinic, operated by a nonprofit organization that provides free primary medical, dental and mental health services to uninsured adults ages 18 to 64 who meet federal poverty guidelines. For tickets, sponsorships or information, send email to [email protected] or call (352) 650-9006.

SPRING HILL

Concert to benefit hurricane victims

A benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday on the Palmwood Pavilion stage at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. Performing will be Teri Lyon, Broken Dreams, Without Smith, the Shadow Ridge Band and the Johns Project. Food and beverages will be available, and there will be a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $5 for adults; no cost for children. Donations will be accepted. Proceeds will go to the American Red Cross. The event is sponsored by the Spring Hill Community Association and the Shadow Ridge Band. For information, call (352) 666-4746.

Today's picks

Spring Hill Garden Club annual poinsettia planting: 9 a.m.-noon, Spring Hill waterfall entrance, Spring Hill Drive at Commercial Way.

Wreaths Across America: 10 a.m., Florida Hills Memorial Gardens, 14354 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. A ceremony will begin at noon. (352) 796-7080. Wreaths also will be laid at Florida National Cemetery, near Bushnell, at 10:45 a.m., with a ceremony at 11:30 a.m.

Family Holiday Storytime: 11 a.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.

Candy Cane Acres: 6-9 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. $10 per carload. (352) 796-4552.

Walk Through Bethlehem and Live Nativity: 6-8 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2600.

Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Social: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. $5. (352) 397-6088.

High Point dance: 7 p.m., High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. $5. (352) 596-2827.

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