Kids can make tree ornaments at vfw event
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236 invites children to a Santa's Workshop from noon to 4 p.m. today at the post, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Children will make ornaments recognizing service members that will be hung on a tree Dec. 17 at the post's carnival and tree-lighting event. Those wishing to have an ornament made for a particular service member should bring or mail a picture, along with the name and a contact phone number. For information, call the post at (352) 596-9236.
Christmas concert has old favorites
"An Old Fashioned Christmas" with Valerie Sneade will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Hernando High School Performing Arts Center at Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave. The entertainer will perform Broadway hits during the first half of the show. The second half will include holiday favorites. Tickets are $25 each; group and student pricing is available. Call (352) 799-5577.
Garden club seeks help with waterfall
The Spring Hill Garden Club is in need of volunteers and donations to help maintain the waterfall at Spring Hill Drive and Commercial Way. In January, the Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department turned over maintenance of the landmark waterfall to the garden club. Donations may be sent to the club at P.O. Box 3504, Spring Hill, FL 34611 (indicate "Waterfall" on the check memo line). Volunteers are needed to work Saturday mornings, starting at 9. For information, call (352) 683-9933 or visit naturecoastbotanical gardens.com.
Bring cameras for visit with Santa
Santa will visit with children from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 3 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Children of all ages are welcome. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to bring cameras. There is no cost and no registration required. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. For information, call (352) 540-6391.
Calendar features gardening advice
The 2012 Hernando County Master Gardeners calendar is available. The calendar is $3 and can be purchased at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive. The calendar features month-by-month expert advice about Central Florida landscaping and information pertinent to both longtime gardeners and beginners. For information, call (352) 754-4433.
Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival: 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. Tickets: $30, today; $12, Sunday. (352) 754-3082.
Shakers entertain at VFW: 5-9 p.m., VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.
Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Social: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. $5. (352) 397-6088.
Detailed obituaries are published in Tampa Bay section.