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Festival of Trees is Dec. 4-5 in Brooksville


Catch the spirit of the season at Annual event

The annual Festival of Trees will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 4 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 5 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. The event, sponsored by the church and the General Federation of Women's Club/Brooksville Woman's Club, will include entertainment with singers and dancers, photos with Santa, and vendors selling a variety of gifts. There will be a display of Christmas trees decorated by participating vendors. Table rentals for vendors and crafters are available; the cost is $30 for the two days. Call Yvonne Malone at (352) 796-6026 or (352) 848-7988, or Karen Rey Mullane at (352) 796-2096, or send e-mail to


Parade features decorated boats

Boat owners are invited to participate in the annual Hernando Beach Yacht Club Boat Parade at 6 p.m. Dec. 12, starting from the yacht club docks, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Participants can decorate their boats with lights and holiday scenes. The parade will be about 1 1/2 hours and will be led by vessels from Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-8. Trophies will be awarded for the most original theme, best lit and funniest boats. The entry fee is one unwrapped toy, which will be donated to a children's charity. A karaoke song fest will follow the parade at the yacht club. Hot dogs and chili dogs will be served. A cash bar will be available. Call Dan McCann at (352) 200-5763.


Comedian, singer to perform Dec. 10

Brookridge Entertainment will present a show featuring two performers — comedian Max Winfrey and singer Kathryn Morris — at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Brookridge clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Winfrey has performed his fast-paced, off-the-cuff style of humor for 15 years and has appeared on the Disney Channel and at Disney World. Morris has performed standards, ballads and comedy throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Tickets are $15 each. For tickets, call Barbara Bahr at (352) 597-4620.


Vigil memorializes children who died

The annual nondenominational Our Children, Loved and Remembered, candlelight vigil will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event will be in Classrooms 3 and 4 in the Cabrini Center. The vigil is for parents who have suffered the loss of a child of any age, from any cause of death. Those attending are encouraged to bring a photo of the child being remembered. For information, call Dorothy at (352) 684-1369.

Today's picks

Fall Fest on the Grounds: 2-8 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. $2 for parking; free admission. (352) 776-4552.

Spring Hill Art League's 36th annual Fall Harvest of Art: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way. Admission is $4. (352) 596-1189 or (352) 597-7435.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Festival of Trees is Dec. 4-5 in Brooksville 11/21/09 [Last modified: Saturday, November 21, 2009 12:40pm]
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