daystar pantry signing up families for holiday meal
The DayStar Life Center Food Pantry will be helping local families celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday through a gift card program at Publix grocery stores. Families in need wishing to participate may sign up at the pantry through Nov. 7. DayStar Life Center is at 7120 Hope Hill Road, off Cortez Boulevard, behind St. Anthony Catholic Church. Also, DayStar needs volunteers. Those interested need only help a few hours a week in the mornings. Opportunities are in the food pantry and the clothing thrift store; volunteers also are needed to drive trucks for donation pickup service. Those interested in volunteering may contact David Goodwin at (352) 799-5930. Visit the website at daystarlifecenter.org.
Card, pool tourneys to help rescue animals
A fundraiser pool tournament and Texas hold 'em tournament for Compassion for All His Creatures will be Saturday at Capone's Billiards, 10463 County Line Road. Both tournaments begin at 1 p.m., with registration starting at noon. There also will be raffles and door prizes. The entry fee for the pool tournament is $15, with $700 in prizes to be awarded. The entry fee for the poker tournament is $10, also with $700 in prizes awarded. All funds raised will benefit Compassion for All His Creatures, a nonprofit animal rescue group. For information, call Peggy at (352) 556-6222.
Holiday wreaths sale is Rotary fundraiser
The Rotary Club of Spring Hill is taking orders through Monday for its annual holiday wreath fundraiser. The wreaths are a 22-inch-round mix of noble fir, incense cedar and berried juniper and are decorated with a plaid bow and natural pinecones. Orders can be shipped anywhere in the continental United States and can include a gift message. The wreaths will be delivered in the two weeks after Thanksgiving. The $39 cost includes shipping. Funds raised support local scholarships and youth programs. To place an order, call Carol McElroy at (352) 684-6840.
Breakfast at VFW: 9-11:30 a.m., VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. $7. (352) 596-9236.
Haunted Farm: 7 p.m.-midnight, the Grove Events Venue, 8485 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. $5 for either the haunted barn or hayride, or $7 for both. (352) 610-8485.