Hernando Audubon Society to conduct Christmas Bird Count

COUNTYWIDE

Audubon Society plans bird Count on Saturday

The Hernando Audubon Society will conduct its 33rd annual Christmas Bird Count on Saturday throughout the county. The count runs all day, but participants are free to join or leave as their schedules permit. Home feeder watchers are also needed. Audubon scientists use the information collected to determine bird population trends. The information has also been used in studies regarding climate change, disease transmission and avian genetics. Activities will end with a countdown dinner. Beginners are welcome. For more information or to be assigned to a team, call Clay Black at (352) 592-4949.

WEEKI WACHEE

State park to host holiday parade

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, will host its first Holiday Nights Parade at 7 p.m. Saturday. The event will include a parade of golf carts through the park, showcasing local businesses, schools, nonprofit groups and individuals. The fee to enter is $10, which will go to the Friends of Weeki Wachee to be used for projects at the park. Those interested in participating are invited to a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the park to go over the parade route and answer any questions. Participants will compete for cash awards in several categories. For those who do not have a golf cart, the park has a list of vendors who will rent carts for a reduced rate. For details, call the Weeki Wachee park at (352) 592-5656.

Today's picks

Hanukkah gift sale: 9 a.m.-noon, Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. (352) 686-7034.

Hernando Sportsman's Club Gun and Knife Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. $6; children 15 and younger free, but they must be accompanied by an adult. (352) 799-3605.

Pet photos with Santa: 1-4 p.m., ASAP Clinic, 837 S Broad St., Brooksville. Hosted by Hernando County Animal Services. $5 for a 4- by 6-inch photo; $8 for a 5-by-7.

Historic Tour of Homes: 1, 2 and 3 p.m. tours, starting from the city parking lot on Main Street, just south of the courthouse, Brooksville. Hosted by the Brooksville Woman's Club. $12. (352) 796-6026, 848-7988.

Hernando Jazz Society Holiday Celebration: 1:30 p.m., Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. Nonmembers $10. (352) 835-7183.

Angels on High: 6:30-9 p.m., Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. $1 parking. springhilllakehouse.org.

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Hernando Audubon Society to conduct Christmas Bird Count 12/08/12 [Last modified: Saturday, December 8, 2012 12:28pm]

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