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Letter carriers to collect for Toys for Tots

COUNTYWIDE

Letter carriers to collect donations for Toys for Tots

U.S. Postal Service letter carriers will collect new, unwrapped toys Saturday for the Toys for Tots Program in Hernando County. Residents can leave toys in bags or boxes by their mailboxes. Gifts should be for children from infants to 12 years old. All toys collected will go to local children in need.

Skip a week of lawn watering this winter

The Southwest Florida Water Management District is asking residents who irrigate their lawns to skip a week of watering during the winter months. According to research by the University of Florida, one-half to three-quarters of an inch of water, every 10 to 14 days, is sufficient during cooler months. Information is available online at watermatters.org/skipaweek. Call (352) 796-7211.

SPRING HILL

Botanical gardens to host holiday event

The annual Holiday in the Gardens will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. Groups will decorate trees. Refreshments will be provided. There will be a contest through Dec. 24 to vote on the best-decorated tree. The trees will remain on display through January. The botanical gardens are open daily during daylight hours. For information, call (352) 683-9933.

Today's picks

36th annual Withlacoochee Rockhounds Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., SNPJ Lodge/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. $3 for adults, $1 for teenagers and free for 12 and younger. Free parking. (352) 688-7810.

Chinsegut Night Walk: 5-7:30 p.m., Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-6722.

Festival of Trees: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 796-2096 or (352) 848-7988.

Light Up Ridge Manor Christmas festival: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sunrise Plaza, 31100 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor West. (352) 540-4521 or (352) 796-9025.

PHCC biannual poetry reading: 7-9 p.m., North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 797-5109.

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