Salvation Army needs help for food baskets
It's not too late to help out the Salvation Army of Hernando County provide more than 380 local families with Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas dinners. Each basket will include a turkey or ham, stuffing, potatoes, vegetables, cranberries and fruit, and a pumpkin pie. While local schools and businesses are conducting canned food drives, monetary donations are greatly needed to buy meat and other perishables. Baskets will be distributed to the families in need on Monday and Tuesday. The distribution of Christmas dinners will be on Dec. 21. To help, call the Salvation Army at (352) 796-1186.
Dance, eat during VFW fundraiser
VFW Post 10209 Men's Auxiliary will host a fundraiser dance from 7 to 11 tonight at the post, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. The Little Deuce Coupe band will entertain. Tickets are $11 at the door, which includes hot dog and hamburger with fixings. For information, call (352) 796-0938 or (813) 526-6868.
Sign up to speak at legislative event
The annual Hernando County legislative delegation meeting will be at 1 p.m. Dec. 1 in the commission chambers at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. Residents are invited to speak about appropriations or general legislation issues. Those wishing to reserve time to speak must sign up by Tuesday. For information or to register to speak, call Ryan Anderson at Rep. Robert Schenck's office at (352) 688-5005 or ryan.anderson @myfloridahouse.gov.
Arts and Crafts Club of Hernando County show: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St., Brooksville. The first 50 children to arrive will receive a free mini American flag. Indoor table rentals available for $10 and $15; outdoor space is $5. Louis, (352) 796-2089.
Dinner show with comedian/impressionist Rick Chapman: Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., showtime at 8:30 p.m., VFW Post 8681, 18960 Drayton St., at County Line Road, Shady Hills. $20. (727) 856-1860 or (352) 428-7550.
Fall Antique Appraisal Show: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Xavier Hall, St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. $5 per item. Jack Hauser, (352) 686-9767 or (352) 238-1878.
Fall Fest on the Grounds: Noon-11 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. Parking is $2; admission is free. (352) 776-4552.
Firefighter Challenge for Charity: Noon, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way. Gabe Croft, (352) 678-8414 or Jeff Palmer, (727) 992-9675.
High Point Community Dance: 7-10 p.m., High Point clubhouse, 12249 Clubhouse Road, High Point. $5 at the door. (352) 596-2745.
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