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Hernando Symphony Orchestra to present holiday concert


Symphony Orchestra stages Holiday concert

The Hernando Symphony Orchestra will present its Holiday 2010 Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. Dec. 5 at Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, and at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. Vocalist Leanne Germann will be featured. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for students. Season tickets are $30. Call (352) 597-9555 or visit


A botanical gardens holiday

Clubs, organizations and businesses may participate in the annual Holiday in the Gardens, which will be Saturday at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave. Participants decorate an evergreen tree on the grounds. They are encouraged to select a distinctive decorating theme to represent their organization. The botanical gardens will provide a sign with each organization's information. While participants decorate, there will be entertainers and brunch prepared by Spring Hill Garden Club members. A contest for the best decorated tree will continue through Dec. 24. The cost to participate is $25 per organization. Call (352) 683-9933.


Museum has holiday event

The Hernando Heritage Museum will present its annual Christmas Candlelight Tour from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 11 at 601 Museum Court. The museum is housed in the 1854 May-Stringer house, a Victorian home that will be decorated with a lighted tree, ornaments and numerous candles. There will be carolers. Punch will be served. Admission is $5 per person. Call (352) 799-0129 or visit

Book group opens 'Shack'

The Brooksville Book Discussion Group will meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. The book to be discussed is The Shack by William Young. A limited number of copies of the book are available at the library. Discussion questions will also be available at the front desk. No registration is required. Call Ronette at (352) 544-5669.


Toys for Tots collection

The U.S. Postal Service Letter Carriers will collect new, unwrapped toys Saturday for the Marine Corps League Toys for Tots program in Hernando County. Residents can leave toys for children ages 12 and younger in bags or boxes by their mailboxes. For information about the local Toys for Tots program, call (352) 796-3666.

Today's picks

Concordia Chorus Christmas Concert: 7 p.m., High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. Donations accepted. (352) 592-2147.

Nature Coast Festival Singers Christmas Concert: 3 p.m., First Baptist Church of Brooksville, 420 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Offering taken. (352) 597-2235.

Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. $12 adults, free for ages 12 and younger. (863) 984-8445.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Hernando Symphony Orchestra to present holiday concert 11/27/10 [Last modified: Saturday, November 27, 2010 11:04am]
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