Club hosts Christmas dinner-dance Dec. 11
The Hernando Beach Club will host a Christmas dinner and dance at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the club, 3145 Flamingo Blvd.
The event includes dinner and dancing to the music of the Just Us duo. Guests are asked to bring an unwrapped toy that will be donated through the local Kiwanis Club to needy children.
Tickets are $13 for members and $16 for nonmembers. Reservations are required by Friday. Call Judi at (352) 684-3547. Visit online at hernandobeachclub.com.
Christian women's group to meet Dec. 8
The Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connection will host a luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane.
The feature will be "Music Melodies," presented by Mike and Lorri Hafer. The inspirational speaker will be Ann Combs of Ocoee; her theme will be "Decisions, Decisions — How to Make the Right Choice."
The cost is $13.50. Free child care is available if requested in advance.
All reservations are required by Thursday. Call Dolores at (352) 799-3735 or Barbara at (352) 796-5216.
The Christian Women's Connection is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.
Poinsettia planting set for waterfall entrance
The Spring Hill Garden Club will host its 20th annual poinsettia planting from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 12 at the waterfall entrance to Spring Hill at Spring Hill Drive and Commercial Way.
Residents are invited to bring poinsettias, sign a memory book and watch while garden club members plant the poinsettias around the waterfall.
The annual event started in 1988 when Don Kubiak, a past president of the club, planted poinsettias at the waterfall in memory of his parents.
For information, call (352) 683-9933.
Support Toys for Tots at your mailbox Dec. 5
U.S. Postal Service letter carriers will collect new, unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots program in Hernando County on Dec. 5.
Residents can leave toys for children 12 and younger in bags or boxes by their mailboxes. For information, call Ellen Ward at (352) 597-8362.
Fundraiser to help pay sick 4-year-old's bills
A wine and cheese fundraiser will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 5 at Stolte Eye Center, 11115 County Line Road.
The event will include refreshments, door prizes, entertainment and a raffle basket worth $150.
The event will benefit the family of Ethan Raske, a 4-year-old boy who was born with medical problems, including cerebral palsy, neurological damage and chronic lung disease.
Ethan needs stem cell treatment to help his quality of life, but his family cannot afford it.
For information, call (352) 666-9990.
Radio Control Club to show off planes
The Hernando County Radio Control Club will display a variety of model planes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13 at the Shoppes of Towne Square, 3021 Commercial Way.
Visitors can learn more about the sport of radio-control flying, speak to members about the planes, and learn instruction techniques to allow newcomers, young or old, to become a qualified pilot.
Club membership is open. A day for hands-on experience will be scheduled for January. For information, call Don Ogren at (352) 666-2901.
Christmas concert to benefit United Way
Potter's Clay Band will present a Christmas concert to benefit the United Way of Hernando County at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive.
The concert will include music of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
The cost of admission is a donation of a new, unwrapped toy, game or gift certificate to benefit a local child in need.
For information, call Untied Way at (352) 688-2026 or visit www.unitedwayhernando.net.
Stage West auditions for 'Lil' Abner' set
Auditions for Lil' Abner will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and at 1 p.m. Dec. 12 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill.
Based on the popular long-running comic strip by Al Capp, this musical from the 1950s requires a cast of 35 to 50, split equally between male and female performers. There are singing and nonsinging roles.
Those auditioning for a singing role may sing a song of their choice, but should bring sheet music, tape or CD. An accompanist will be available. All those auditioning should be prepared for a small dance routine, mostly for movement. There will be readings from the script.
The show will be weekends, March 4 to 21. For information, contact the director, Pete Clapsis, at (352) 263-7282.
Sons of Norway hold Juletrefest on Dec. 11
Sons of Norway Lodge 607 will host Juletrefest (Christmas party) at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive.
Dinner will include roast pork and gravy, surkal, rodkal, potatoes, vegetables and lingonberries. Norwegian cookies and riskreme will be served for dessert. There will be a special visit from Santa.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 12 to 16 and free for ages 11 and younger. Reservations are required by Dec. 7. Call Grethe at (352) 683-7373.