Jazz Society offering a holiday concert
The Hernando Jazz Society will present a "Holiday Celebration" at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd.
The afternoon will include seasonal tunes such as Santa Claus is Coming to Spring Hill, Winter Wonderland, Let it Snow and Rudolph. Admission is free for members and $9 for nonmembers. A barbecue buffet will be available for an additional $7.99 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Nonmembers are encouraged to reserve a space and ensure admittance into the Wellington community by calling (352) 666-6888, ext. 504.
New members are welcome. For information about the jazz society, call Bill McLoughlin at (352) 799-9690.
Learn how to keep plants safe from cold
A free class, "Protecting Your Plants from the Cold," will be presented at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.
The speaker will be urban horticulture agent Jim Moll from the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service.
No registration is required. For information, call (352) 754-4433.
Pearl Harbor Day memorial Wednesday
In observance of Pearl Harbor Day, the We Remember 27-H-1 group will present a program at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Chocachatti Elementary School, 4135 California St., south of Brooksville.
The event will be in the memorial garden, where 16 trees were planted nine years ago in honor of the 16 Hernando County servicemen who gave their lives during World War II.
Schoolchildren will place a flag at each tree as the names of the servicemen are called out. The school's music classes will entertain.
For information, call Robert Muehlbauer at (352) 686-6962.
Help throw holiday party for foster kids
The Hernando County Foster Parents Association and USA Tree Service will host their second annual Christmas party for Hernando County foster children Dec. 18. This year's theme is "Music and Art."
In order to provide each child with a day of fun and memories, community support is needed in the form of toys, money, refreshments and gift certificates.
Residents or businesses interested in contributing may call Karen at (352) 428-1502 or Jo-Ann or Samantha at (352) 596-1333.
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Library to screen 'The Holiday' Tuesday
The Hernando County Library System will have a free showing of the movie The Holiday at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road.
Amanda is an American woman facing troubles with a man. She swaps houses with Iris in England, who also has man troubles. The 2006 film, rated PG-13, stars Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black and Jude Law.
Light refreshments will be served. For information, call (352) 540-6391.
Christmas on Main Street event Dec. 9
The city of Brooksville and Hernando County government will present Christmas on Main Street from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9 in downtown Brooksville.
Downtown merchants will be open and offer holiday treats and entertainment. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Sweet T. Boutique across from the courthouse.
The lighting of the courthouse Christmas tree will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by an hour of holiday entertainment by Randi Olsen and the Live Oak Theatre Company, featuring a special appearance by Ebenezer Scrooge; the Brooksville Academy of the Arts' Kicks and Company, and Cathy Kelly.
For information, call the county at (352) 540-6780 or the city at (352) 540-3810.
Dickens satire set for Christian Life Center
Live Oak Theatre, in collaboration with the Bridge Christian Life Center, will present What in the Dickens Happened to Scrooge at the Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive. Three performances: at 3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 17 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 18.
This is a comedic satire based on the Dickens classic tale, A Christmas Carol. It will be presented by special arrangement with the Eldridge Publishing Co. of Sarasota.
On Dec. 17, activities will begin at 2 p.m. with pictures with Santa (included in the price of admission) and a Victorian Arts and Crafts Fair. For the evening performance, doors open at 7 p.m. and there will be a dessert bar. The Dec. 18 show will feature a Victorian tea during the show, and will include tea biscuits and various treats and teas (bring your own tea cup and saucer for the high tea).
Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for youth ages 13 and younger. High school and college students with ID may purchase tickets for $10 a half-hour before showtime.
For information or to order tickets, call (352) 593-0027 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays or Fridays.
Get those animals vaccinated at clinic
The Florida International Teaching Zoo veterinary staff will offer a low-cost pet vaccination clinic from noon to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at Tractor Supply Co., 18741 Cortez Blvd.
Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats will be $6. Dog distemper-parvovirus combo shots and cat distemper shots will be $14, and kennel cough (Bordetella) shots for dogs will be $15. All vaccinations will be administered by a veterinarian. Documentation will be provided.
Proceeds are tax-deductible contributions that will benefit the teaching zoo facility under construction in Bushnell, as well as Project Green Jungle and elephant survival programs. For information, call (352) 867-7788 and leave a message.
Shelter looking for supplies for animals
The Community Animal Rescue and Educational Shelter is having a Claus for Paws drive during the holiday season.
Items needed include dog and cat food (Pedigree or Pro Plan), laundry detergent, tall kitchen bags, Waggin' Tail chicken jerky treats, puppy training pads, Kong toys, cat litter and paper towels. Monetary donations are also appreciated.
Dropoffs can be made at following locations through Dec. 17: Fast Lane Express, Avon Discount Store, Brannen Bank on Cortez Boulevard, Julie's Dog Grooming, Exit Success Realty on Spring Hill Drive, Marvel Fitness, Garrison Animal Hospital and the Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast.
CARES pet rescue serves Hernando, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. For information, call (352) 279-4953 or visit cares 4pets.net.