'Deck the Hall with Doo-Wop'
The Spring Hill Community Association will present "Deck the Hall with Doo-Wop" Dec. 11 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. Gates open at 4 p.m. and music starts at 4:30 p.m.
The concert will feature Tommy Mara and the Legends of Doo Wop, as well as the Hernando Jazz Society Swing Band.
This is an outdoor event with festival-style seating; bring a lawn chair or blanket. No coolers allowed. Food and drinks will be available.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Guests are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to People Helping People, a local charitable organizations that feeds the homeless and needy families.
For information or tickets, call (352) 666-4746, or stop by the Lake House from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays.
ROCA throwing a holiday feast, party
The Regency Oaks Civic Association will host a holiday party at 5 p.m. Dec. 11 at the ROCA clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd.
Music will be provided by DJ Rich "The Hit Man". There will be a choice of two dinners: Boneless chicken breast with gravy, served with baked wedged potatoes, green beans and mini baby carrots; or baked ziti with ricotta and mozzarella cheeses, served with Italian meatballs, Italian sausage with bell peppers and onions. Dinner will include seafood pasta salad and garden salad, and a selection of a variety of desserts. Beverages include coffee and ice tea; guests can bring their own beverages (ice provided).
Tickets are $12 for members and nonmembers, and must be purchased by Dec. 9; no tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets or information, call Joyce at (352) 597-1405, Shirley at (352) 597-2988 or Terry at (352) 596-9213.
Garden Club plans Poinsettia Planting
The Spring Hill Garden Club's 21st annual Poinsettia Planting will be from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 11 at the waterfall on Spring Hill Drive at Commercial Way.
Residents are invited to bring poinsettias, sign a memory book and watch members plant the poinsettias around the waterfall.
The tradition began in 1988, when Don Kubiak, a past president of the club, planted poinsettias in memory of his parents. For information, call (352) 683-9933.
Line dance club revs up the fun Dec. 11
The Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Club will host a social from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St.
A DJ will provide the music. An instructor will be on site to assist, but no lessons will be offered. Guests can bring their own snacks, beverages and ice.
Tickets are $5. For information, call Norma at (352) 397-6088.
Christmas buffet and silent auction
Bridge Christian Life Center will host a Christmas buffet and silent auction from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 12 at Heritage Pines Country Club, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., off County Line Road.
The community is invited; membership at the church, at 7279 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill, is not required.
Tickets are $30 per person. Reservations are required by Nov. 30. Call (352) 683-2863, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., weekdays. Checks should be made payable to the Bridge Christian Life Center; tickets will be mailed upon receipt of payment.
HPH Hospice needs holiday volunteers
HPH Hospice is in need of volunteers during the holidays.
Interested people are invited to a two-part volunteer orientation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 and Dec. 3 at the HPH office, 12260 Cortez Blvd. Lunch and snacks will be provided both days.
Volunteer duties are varied, including visiting and providing companionship to patients, assisting in the office or providing respite for caregivers.
Volunteers are always needed to visit with patients in their homes, at nursing homes and assisted living facilities, or to out in the Hospice House or Hernando Care Center.
For information or to register for the orientation, call Mary Kay Sandell at (352) 597-1882.
Two Relay for Life fundraisers scheduled
The following fundraisers are planned to benefit the Spring Hill Relay for Life:
• Flippin' 4 A Cure Pancake Dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3, at Up 4 Breakfast, 14359 Spring Hill Drive. The cost is $6 for adults, beverage included; children 10 and younger eat free. Tickets can be purchased in advance. Call (352) 686-4185.
• Cooking for a Cure with Chef Michael, 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 7, at the Residence at Timber Pines, Crystal Dining Room, 3140 Forest Road. This is an interactive presentation with a culinary chef, who will focus on holiday-related items and easy-to-make dishes. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance. Space is limited. Call (352) 683-9009.