Holiday event to raise funds for Dawn Center
A Block Party Fundraiser for the Dawn Center — Domestic and Sexual Violence Shelter of Hernando County will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Spring Hill Retail Center Plaza at Anderson Snow Road and Spring Hill Drive. There will be a DJ and Christmas tree lighting, face painting, food vendors, pictures with Santa, business vendors, raffles and Dawn Center representatives on hand. For information or to be a vendor, call Alice Pirola at (352) 686-9230 or Kimber at Danielle's Hair Studio, (352) 799-6993.
Antique appraisal show on Saturday
The St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus Council 13209 will have a Fall Antique Appraisal Show from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. The event is modeled after Antiques Roadshow on PBS and will include professional personal property appraiser Dale Smrekar, who will give verbal appraisals of collectibles, fine art, jewelry, coins, sports memorabilia, antique weapons, vintage toys and other items that may be of value. The cost is $5 per item appraised. Only verbal appraisals will be given. There will be no buying or selling. Refreshments will be available. Call Jack Hauser at (352) 686-9767 or (352) 238-1878.
Tickets on sale for VFW holiday party
Korean War Veterans and Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 174 are selling tickets for the annual Christmas party on Dec. 12 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Doors open at 2 p.m. The event, which is open to the public, will feature a buffet dinner and Kenn "E" Grube presenting his "Elvis on Tour" tribute show. Music for dancing will be provided by the Key Notes band. Tickets are $22 per person. Tables for eight people or more may be reserved. Call Rich at (352) 688-7196.
Central High presents parody
A production of the parody The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon will be at 7 tonight in the Central High School's auditorium, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway. Tickets at the door are $4 for adults, $2 for students and free for children 12 and younger. (352) 797-7020
Christmas decor that turns heads
Brooksville's Beautification Board will conduct its annual Best Christmas Decoration contest this year. Members of the Beautification Board will look at arrangements and select winners in the residential and business-owner categories. The contest is open to residences and businesses within the city limits. Winners will be determined Dec. 8 and will be recognized during the Brooksville City Council meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 21, where they will be presented with a plaque and a gift of recognition. To nominate properties or for information, call Lindsay Morgan at (352) 540-3856.
Business and Professional Women of Hernando's fourth annual Holiday Bazaar: 5:30-9 p.m., VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Free admission. Kathie, (352) 610-4770.
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