DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS: The city of Brooksville and Hernando County government will host Christmas on Main Street from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 along Main Street in downtown Brooksville.
Downtown merchants will have extended hours and will offer holiday treats and entertainment. The City Hall Art Gallery will host a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.
At 7 p.m., the Christmas tree will be lit, followed by an hour of holiday entertainment. Visitors should bring lawn chairs.
The program will be videotaped by Hernando County Government Broadcasting and aired throughout the holidays on Bright House Ch. 622 and streamed at hernandocounty.us.
For information, call Hernando County at (352) 540-6780 or the city of Brooksville at (352) 540-3810.
LEARN CPR: A CPR/automated external defibrillator class will be offered at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120, in the Medical Arts Building at Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17222 Hospital Blvd., west of Brooksville.
The course meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association and the American Safety and Health Institute. It is designed for professional health care providers, but anyone may participate.
The cost is $20. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a two-year certification card. Seating is limited; reservations are required. Call Bob Kanner at (352) 597-8875.
GUN AND KNIFE SHOW: The Hernando Sportsman's Club will host its annual Christmas Gun and Knife Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 8 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville.
The show includes all types of new, used and antique firearms, knives and related accessories. Admission is $6; children 16 and younger are admitted free, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Vendor tables are available. For information, call Randie at (352) 799-3605.
SKATING FOR CHARITY: The Kiwanis clubs of Hernando County have joined forces to host "Skating for Charity — Go Go Locomo" on Jan. 26 at the Locomo, 10450 County Line Road, Spring Hill.
The event will include two sessions. From 6 to 9:30 p.m., there will be food, music, skating for all ages, a silent auction and raffle. From 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., there will be skating for teens and adults, raffles, food, dancing to music from the 1950s and '60s, a jitterbug contest and a live auction at midnight. Admission will be $6 per person, per session.
The event is a benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of Hernando County, the YMCA and the Aktion Club of Hernando County. Sponsorships are available, ranging from $100 to $1,000.
The event is a joint effort of the Brooksville, Brooksville Ridge, Nature Coast, Spring Hill and Weeki Wachee Kiwanis clubs.
For information about sponsorships, contact Patricia Crowley at (352) 796-0697 or [email protected] Call the Y at (352) 688-9622, Rich Linkul at (352) 232-4580, the Kiwanis Aktion Club at (352) 263-3784, or the Boys and Girls Club at (352) 666-0068.
JAZZ BENEFIT: Tickets and sponsorships are available for Jazz at the Lakes, an evening to support the Crescent Community Clinic and to honor Hernando County nurses. The event will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Glen Lakes Clubhouse, 9000 Glen Lakes Blvd., north of Weeki Wachee. Tickets are $40 each. Sponsorships are available from $25 to $2,500. Proceeds will benefit Crescent Community Clinic, a nonprofit clinic that provides free primary medical, dental and mental health services to uninsured adults ages 18 to 64 who meet the federal poverty guidelines. For tickets, sponsorships or information, send email to [email protected] or call (352) 650-9006.