Entries sought for 36th annual holiday parade
Entry forms are being accepted for the 36th annual Brooksville Christmas Parade, which will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 11 in downtown Brooksville. The event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Brooksville and the city of Brooksville. The grand marshal will be Tommy Bronson. The theme is "A Country Christmas." The parade route begins at Varsity Drive, then travels down Oakwood Drive to Howell Avenue, then south to Main and N Broad streets, where the parade turns east before ending at Bell Avenue. Entry applications will be accepted through Thursday. For details, contact Diana Koontz at (352) 398-2270 or Karen Beasley at (352) 279-9777.
Annual gem show will open Friday
The Withlacoochee Rockhounds will present the group's 36th annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Dec. 5 at the SNPJ Hall/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. The event features numerous vendors with minerals, gemstones, fossils, handcrafted jewelry and lapidary equipment. There will be demonstrations, plus displays of a replica of Aaron's Breastplate and famous diamonds of the world. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for ages 13 to 19, and free for ages 12 and younger. Parking is free. For information, call Jerry Johnson at (352) 688-7810 or Ralph Barber at (352) 200-6852.
Doo-wop holiday show on Dec. 11
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. 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. Call (352) 666-4746 or stop by the Lake House from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays.
Annual poinsettia planting Dec. 11
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.
Brookridge Line Dance Social: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. $5. (352) 397-6088.
Green Screens '80s Party Night: 7 p.m., Organic Oasis, 5085 Pacific Ave., Weeki Wachee. Includes showing of the 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense. Free outdoor event. (352) 683-3151.