Yacht club invites boaters to enter parade
The Hernando Beach Yacht Club will host the annual Hernando Beach Christmas Boat Parade at high tide on Dec. 17.
The parade will start at 6 p.m., leaving from behind the yacht club, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd., then proceeding through local canals and to the public boat ramp. The Coast Guard Auxiliary and Hernando County Sheriff's Office will assist.
Afterward, there will be hot dogs, chili, chips and drinks available at the club.
Registration will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16 at the yacht club. Entry fee is the donation of a new, unwrapped toy. Trophies will be awarded for the best original theme, best lighted boat and the funniest boat. There is no cost for spectators.
For information, call Fleet Capt. Bob Chandler at (352) 799-6068.
Arc Nature Coast plans open house, dance
The Arc Nature Coast will host the following events on Dec. 16 at its new education center at 6495 Mariner Blvd.:
• Holiday open house, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome to stop by or stay all day. A complimentary lunch will be provided. A special Christmas program will be presented by Arc Nature Coast customers.
• Christmas dance, 7 to 10 p.m. Residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities are welcome. Admission is $5, which includes pizza, beverages, snacks and a gift from Santa. A DJ will entertain.
For information, call (352) 544-2322, ext. 109, or send email to email@example.com.