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Entries due for 37th annual Brooksville Christmas Parade


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Entries are due today for the Brooksville Kiwanis Club's 37th annual Brooksville Christmas Parade, which will be Dec. 10 in downtown Brooksville. Fees vary from $25 to $60. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and is expected to conclude about 12:30 p.m. This year's parade theme is "Treasures Under the Tree." The parade lineup will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m.; the final lineup for horses is at 10:30 a.m. There will be marching bands, floats, clowns, fire engines, horses, Shriners and Santa. For details, visit or call Shirl Hammatt at (352) 799-6573.

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The Hernando County Bar Association will sponsor an Ask-A-Lawyer event from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday in the jury assembly room at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. Visitors may ask legal questions of local attorneys at no cost or obligation. For information, call Sandra Day at (352) 684-6545.

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The Hernando County Fine Arts Council will host an exhibit reception at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. Refreshments will be served. The exhibit, "Prints and Engravings, Art for the Masses," is a private collection of prints, lithographs and engravings from the 16th through 20th century, including hand-colored engravings and lithographs of the works of Holbein from the Windsor Castle collection, Gould bird prints and others. The collection is on loan from fine arts council board member Roger Sherman of Garden Grove. The exhibit will continue through the Christmas season. For information, call Jerry Cowling at (352) 797-0984.


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Hernando County Utilities will close its Kass Circle customer service office, 7425 Spring Hill Drive, on Dec. 9. The office will reopen Dec. 12 at its new location in the Forest Oaks Government Center at 7405 Forest Oaks Blvd. Lobby and office hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, except for Wednesdays, when hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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The Arc Nature Coast is selling raffle tickets to win Giant Cypress 2012 men's and Giant Cypress 2012 women's bicycles, which have been donated by Extreme Bicycles. Each bike has a retail value of $389. Tickets are $3 each or two for $5. The drawing will be at the Arc's holiday open house, which is Dec. 16 at the agency's new education center at 6495 Mariner Blvd. For information and ticket sales locations, call Arc at (352) 544-2322, ext. 109, or Extreme Bicycles at (352) 684-7101.

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Plus-50 Education and Job Skills Fair: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. Free. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422.

Winter Storytime program: Toddler Time, for children ages 18 to 35 months, starts at 10:15 a.m., followed by Storytime, for children ages 3 to 5 years, at 11 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 540-6391.

Entries due for 37th annual Brooksville Christmas Parade 11/30/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 4:41pm]
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