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Learn more about winter vegetable gardening
A free horticulture class, Winter Vegetable Gardening, will be presented at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road.
The program will be presented by urban horticulture agent Jim Moll with the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. There is no cost to attend and no registration needed. Seating will be limited. For information, call (352) 754-4433.
Holiday film will get you into Christmas mood
A free showing of the holiday film Christmas With the Kranks will be shown at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.
With their daughter away, Luther and Nora Krank decide not to celebrate Christmas this year and instead take a Caribbean cruise. But when the daughter calls at the last minute and says she will come home after all, the Kranks scramble to get everything ready before she arrives. The 2004 movie stars Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd and Erik Per Sullivan.
Light refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend. For information, call (352) 540-6391.
50 and above? AARP has driving refresher courses
AARP Driver Safety Program, a refresher course for drivers 50 and older, will be offered at the following Hernando County locations in January. The cost is $12 for AARP members (bring membership card) and $14 for nonmembers.
• Noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 2 and 5, Brooksville Enrichment Center, 670 Broad St. Call (352) 799-3370 to register.
• 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 7 and 16, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital. Call (352) 666-4044 to register.
• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 9 and 16, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Call (352) 666-4044 to register.
• Noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 20 and 22, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Call (352) 797-7497 to register.
• 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 19 and 26, Brookridge Community Center, 8150 Hampton St., west of Brooksville. Call (352) 666-4044 to register.
Ceramics Society to host pottery sale at 4 sites
The newly-formed Florida Westcoast Ceramics Society is hosting Tour de Clay of Tampa Bay holiday pottery sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at four locations:
• Pottery Boys Clay Studio, 30 Bogie Lane, Palm Harbor. Call (727) 504-6200.
• Clay and Paper Studio, 110 Peterson Lane, Plam Harbor. Call (727) 772-9570.
• Rising Sun Pottery, 1112 W. Carmen St., Tampa. Call (813) 253-6055.
• San Antonio Pottery, 11903 Curley Road, San Antonio. Call (352) 588-4228.
The tour gives the opportunity to visit pottery studios and purchase works in clay by some of the bay area's most acclaimed potters. Also, there will be kiln openings on Saturday and throwing demonstrations on Sunday at each site.
Participants in the Tour de Clay include 13 potters from Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Pinellas counties.
Each will display his or her own unique wares, including ceramic bowls, cups, plates, vases and decorative pieces.
Information, a map and directions to the studios are available online at www.tourdeclay.com, or call Peter Streit at (813) 253-6055.
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Chance for kids to meet Santa
Children of all ages are invited to a holiday story and visit with Santa at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road.
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to bring cameras. There is no cost to attend and no registration needed. Caregivers must remain on library premises during the program.
For information, call (352) 540-6391.