Plan to vote in GOP primary? Register soon
Florida's 2012 Republican presidential primary election is Jan. 31, and the deadline to register or change parties in order to vote is 5 p.m. Jan. 3. Registration or changes may be done at one of the Hernando County supervisor of elections offices: Hernando County Government Center, Room 165, 20 N Main St., Brooksville, or 7443 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Early voting will begin Jan. 21. For information, visit hernandovotes.com or call (352) 754-4125.
High school plans concert Thursday
The Hernando High School band will perform its annual holiday/Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the school's performing arts center, 700 Bell Ave. The concert includes music from Leroy Anderson, The Nutcracker, The Polar Express, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and other holiday favorites. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. There will also be a silent auction in the lobby before the concert. Items to be auctioned include gift baskets, artisan goods, Zumba classes, local restaurant gift certificates, spa treatments, electronics and other items. For information, call Joe Harrin at (352) 797-7015, ext. 223.
Shelter needs beds for homeless dogs
Hernando County Animal Services needs 58 beds for homeless dogs staying at the shelter. Also, donations of used towels, sheets and lightweight blankets for bedding and cleaning are needed, particularly hand towels for the cat cages. Information on donating a bed is available online at kuranda.com. For Animal Services, call (352) 796-5062 or visit hernandocounty.us/code/animal.
Academia lecture series starts Jan. 9
Academia Hernando presents its Winter 2012 Lecture Series from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, Jan. 9 through March 12, at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. Some of the lecture topics include contemporary architecture, Marie Curie, modern science's effects on police work and French civilization. Series subscribers will participate in a field trip to a sugar cane farm and to Winter Park for a boat trip and visit to the Morse Museum. Subscriptions to the series are $55 per person. Walk-ins pay $8 per lecture. For schedule or information, call (352) 597-0158.
Master Gardener calendar available
The 2012 Hernando County Master Gardener calendar is on sale for $3 at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive. For information, call (352) 754-4433.
Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park's Celebration of Lights: 5:30-9 p.m., Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. $3 for adults; $1 children. (352) 628-5343.