Enjoy holidays with the Times at Saturday event
The Hernando Times will present Christmas "Times," a holiday event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday 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. Donations of 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 will also be able to make an ornament with 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. Sponsors include Register Chevrolet & RV Center, Joni Industries, the Hernando Eye Institute and Newspapers in Education.
Donate pet food to SPCA shelter
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals/SPCA of Hernando County is in need of donations of dog and puppy food, as well as cat and kitten food. The nonprofit shelter has experienced a 50 percent reduction in donations because of the economy, and is having a difficult time providing for an overload of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. Monetary donations are also welcome. The SPCA does not receive government funding. The shelter is at 9075 Grant St., west of Brooksville. Donations may be dropped off at the shelter, which is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, except Wednesdays, when it is open until 6 p.m. For information, call (352) 596-7000.
Hernando County Housing Authority, 3 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.
Hernando County Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force, 4 p.m., Hernando County Health Department, 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill.
Reception for artists Grace Ashcraft, Beverly Fromal, Sandra La Valley, Virginia Phillips and Ellen Snyder: 5-7 p.m., Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St, Brooksville. Free. (352) 799-9690.