HPH Hospice Trees of Life to start today
HPH Hospice's Trees of Life will light up today and run through the end of December. Individuals may visit the trees between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays at the Hernando HPH Hospice House, 12254 Cortez Blvd.; the Sturgill Care Center, 12242 Cortez Blvd., and at the HPH Hospice West Hernando Team Office, 12260 Cortez Blvd. Supporters can hang or have an ornament placed on a tree with a tag bearing a name; names can be for someone living or in someone's memory. Donations can be made at a Tree of Life, online at hph-hospice.org or by calling hospice toll-free 1-800-486-8784.
Pet adopt-a-thons planned Saturdays
Home at Last Pet Adoptions will host adopt-a-thons from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays during November and December at Petco, 7223 Coastal Blvd., in the rear of the store. Although the organization specializes in Siamese, other cats and kittens will be available. All are spayed or neutered, have had age-appropriate vaccinations, have tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS, have microchips and have been treated for parasites. Fees vary and are tax deductible. View pets online at halpetadoptions.petfinder.com. Requests for specific pets to be brought to an adopt-a-thon may be made; individual appointments may also be scheduled. Call (352) 476-6832 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kiwanis Club to host prom show
The Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast needs sponsors and donors for its upcoming "A Passion for Fashion" prom show. The event will include a fashion show of prom dresses, suits and tuxedos. However, the main purpose is to help make the prom affordable for Hernando County high school students, who will have a chance to win a variety of prom-related services and items, such as prom dresses, tuxedo rentals, jewelry and accessories, flowers, as well as to have hair and nails done. The show will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. Area businesses and individuals interested in helping out can contact Pat Herrmann at (352) 345-4427 or Rose Rocco at (352) 686-5183.
Toys for Tots golf tourney next week
Marine Corps League Detachment 708 will host a Toys for Tots Golf Tournament on Wednesday at the Dunes Golf Club, 18200 Seville Clubhouse Drive, north of Weeki Wachee. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the shotgun start will be at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $65 per person and includes the tourney and lunch. Hole sponsorships are available for $50. Proceeds will go to the Toys for Tots of Hernando County, benefiting local families in need. For information and sign-up sheets, call Debbie Forbes at (352) 200-5548.
Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. Tickets: $25, today; $30, Saturday, and $12, Sunday. (352) 754-3082. sertomayouthranch.com.
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