Flags to mark Pearl Harbor anniversary
The Telephone Pioneers of Spring Hill and We Remember 27-H-1 will present a Pearl Harbor Day program at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Chocachatti Elementary School, 4135 California St. The event celebrates the Pioneers' 10th year of planting 16 trees and a memorial garden in honor of the 16 Hernando County servicemen who gave their lives during World War II. Chocachatti students will place a flag at each tree as the names of the servicemen are called out by Hernando County school superintendent Bryan Blavatt. The children will also sing patriotic songs. Spectators are welcome, after the program, to place an American flag (12 by 18 inches) outside the garden for a family member. Flags and name tags will be available. The flags will fly through Friday. Call (352) 686-6962.
Be part of parade at inauguration
Hernando County has been invited to have an entry in the parade for Gov.-elect Rick Scott's inauguration in January. High school bands, civic organizations and other groups interested in representing the county may contact the Hernando County Republican Executive Committee prior to Dec. 16, when the REC makes its final decision. The selected group will be responsible for financing its trip to Tallahassee. Contact the REC at email@example.com or call (352) 686-8200.
Withlacoochee Rockhounds Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. SNPJ Lodge/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. $3 for adults, $1 for teenagers, free for ages 12 or younger. (352) 688-7810.
Hernando County La Sertoma Club Pancake Breakfast with Santa: 8-11 a.m., Guido's Pizza Cafe, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. $3; ages 2 and younger admitted free.
ABATE Freedom Chapter's 2010 Hernando County Christmas Toy Drive Ride: Leaving at 12:30 p.m. from the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. Bring a donation of a new unwrapped toy, game or Walmart gift card. All donations will benefit local children selected by the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. (352) 345-7278 or (352) 584-1278.
Fall Harvest of Art & Jazz Fest: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. $5 adults, $3 ages 6-12. (352) 597-7435.
Hernando Sportsman's Club Christmas Gun and Knife Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. $6; children 15 or younger admitted free. (352) 799-3605.
Hernando Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert: 2 p.m., Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. $12 adults, $5 students. (352) 597-9555.
Nature Coast Festival Singers Christmas Concert: 3 p.m., Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Offering collected at intermission. (352) 597-2235.
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