Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Enjoy lights, trees and treats at Candy Cane Acres in Brooksville

BROOKSVILLE

LIGHTS, TREES, TREATS AT CANDY CANE ACRES

The Hernando County Fair Association will host Candy Cane Acres, a Christmas event, from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 30 through Dec. 29, at the Hernando County Fairgrounds on U.S. 41 on the south side of Brooksville. Candy Cane Acres has a drive-through light display. Then visitors can park and explore the grounds, which will include Mrs. Claus' kitchen, a parade of trees, a play area and children's games, Santa's workshop, a Florida-style sleigh ride and Christmas caroling. Hot chocolate, hot cider, eggnog and soda will be available, as well as cookies, fudge and cupcakes. The cost is $10 per carload, which includes 10 free tickets to be used toward food, drinks and games; additional tickets are 50 cents each. For information, call (352) 796-4552.

Sign up now for lawn card display

The annual Christmas Cards on the Lawn display will be from Dec. 4 through Jan. 6 in front of the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. Local schools, churches, nonprofit organizations, leagues, groups and individuals are invited to participate. The annual event is provided by the Hernando County Recreation Department in cooperation with the Brooksville Kiwanis Club. Advance registration is required. Spots are assigned based on previous placement and date of receipt. For information or a registration form, call Christie Williams at (352) 540-6357 or (352) 754-4031. Visit the Facebook page (Christmas cards on the lawn).

Festival of Trees is next weekend

The eighth annual Festival of Trees will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 30 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd. The event is sponsored by the General Federation of Women's Clubs/Brooksville Woman's Club and the church. Vendors will decorate trees, which will be on display and judged. They will also sell a variety of gifts, crafts, baked goods, plants and other items. For information, call Yvonne Malone at (352) 796-6026 or (352) 848-7988, or Karen Rey Mullane at the church, (352) 796-2096.

Reception for local artists planned

The Spring Hill Art League will co-host a reception for local artists Paul Shaskan and Valdora Ward from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St. Refreshments will be served. The artists' works will remain on display through the end of December. For information, call Grace Ashcraft at (352) 556-3984.

SPRING HILL

Babysitting course teaches skills, CPR

The Hernando County Recreation Department will offer a babysitting course, sponsored by the American Heart Association, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd. The class will teach what babysitters need to know and what parents want in a safe and responsible sitter. Participants will also learn about writing resumes and interviewing for jobs. The cost is $50, which includes a book and certifications in babysitting, CPR and general first-aid basics, good for two years. Preregistration and payment is required. Call the Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031 or instructor Julie Stack at (352) 684-5664, or visit the website at cprresq.com.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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