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LEARN CPR: A CPR/automated external defibrillator class will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120, in the Medical Arts Building at Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17222 Hospital Blvd., west of Brooksville. An additional class is scheduled for Dec. 6.

The course meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association and the American Safety and Health Institute. It is designed for professional health care providers, but anyone may participate.

The cost is $20. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a two-year certification card. Seating is limited; reservations are required. Call Bob Kanner at (352) 597-8875.

PARTY IN THE CITY: The city of Brooksville's Recreation Department and Friends of the Children will host the next Uptown Block Party from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

Entertainment will be provided by local musicians Joe Solomon, Dean Rusk, Eric Tremante, Steve Dicks and Robert Swan. There will be local food vendors, as well as beer and wine available. Participants include Main Street Eatery, Chef Images and Bayou Cajun Cuisine.

For information, call (352) 540-3835 or visit

SEAFEST: The 27th annual Hudson Seafest will be from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 17 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 18 at USA Fleamarket, 11721 U.S. 19, just south of State Road 52, Port Richey.

The festival will include seafood, carnival rides, games and live music.

For details, visit or call (727) 847-8887 or (727) 862-3583.

CARDS AT THE COURTHOUSE: The annual Christmas Cards on the Lawn display will be from Dec. 4 through Jan. 6 on the lawn in front of the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Area schools, churches, nonprofit organizations, leagues, groups and individuals are invited to participate.

Supplies needed include a 4- by 8-foot sheet of plywood or corrugated plastic, with two braces to be anchored with a rebar; at least one spotlight, but no more than two; a 24-hour timer, a short extension cord or power strip to connect lights and timer, and a 50-foot extension cord to connect the card unit to the power supply. All supplies should be labeled.

The annual event is provided by the Hernando County Recreation Department in cooperation with Brooksville Kiwanis.

Advanced registration is required. Spots are assigned based on previous placement and date of receipt. For information or a registration form, call Christie Williams at (352) 540-6357 or (352) 754-4031. Visit the Facebook page (Christmas cards on the lawn).

DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS: The city of Brooksville and Hernando County government will host the 2012 Christmas on Main Street from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 along Main Street in downtown Brooksville.

Downtown merchants will have extended hours and will offer holiday treats and entertainment. The City Hall Art Gallery will host a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

At 7 p.m., the Christmas tree will be lit, followed by an hour of holiday entertainment. Visitors should bring lawn chairs.

The program will be videotaped by Hernando County Government Broadcasting and aired throughout the holidays on Bright House Ch. 622 and streamed at

For information, call Hernando County at (352) 540-6780 or the city of Brooksville at (352) 540-3810.

BOAT PARADE: The 27th annual Weeki Wachee River Christmas Boat Parade will be Dec. 8.

The parade lineup will start at 6 p.m. at the Weeki Wachee Marina, 7154 Shoal Line Blvd., then proceed to the judging area at Rogers Park, 7244 Shoal Line Blvd., Weeki Wachee. The parade route continues to the Bayport pier, then will return to Rogers Park and the Upper Deck Restaurant, where there will be a party.

All boats will be judged for creativity, originality and theme.

The cost to enter a boat will be a gift card, cash donation or a new, unwrapped toy to benefit the Dawn Center. There is no cost to spectators.

For information or to enter a boat, contact Jim Lanier Jr. at the Weeki Wachee Marina, (352) 596-2852 or Visit the website at

Learn a skill, have some fun 11/09/12 [Last modified: Friday, November 9, 2012 9:04pm]
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