Pet vaccinations offered at low cost on Saturday
Veterinary staff from the Florida International Teaching Zoo will provide a low-cost pet vaccination clinic from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply, 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 dog kennel cough/bordatella shots will be $15. All vaccinations will be administered by the veterinarian. Documentation will be provided.
All proceeds are tax-deductible contributions that benefit the teaching zoo facility, Project Green Jungle and elephant survival programs. For more information, call (352) 867-7788.
Peace coalition plans antiwar demonstration
The NatureCoast Coalition for Peace and Justice will conduct an antiwar demonstration 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the corner of Cortez Boulevard and Commercial Way, across from Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.
The demonstration is against the continuing American and coalition wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. For information, call (352) 686-9936.
Candlelight vigil will honor children who died
Our Children: Loved and Remembered will host a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. Sunday in rooms 3 and 4 of the Cabrini Center at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Those who have lost a child of any age are encouraged to bring a photo to display; also, those who wish can also say a few words about their children who have died.
For information, call Dorothy at (352) 684-1369, Carole at (352) 686-1310 or Nina at (352) 688-6217.
Free composting class at extension service
A free horticulture class, Composting Made Easy, will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive.
The speaker is John Korycki of the Hernando County Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program. The class is for those interested in trying to compost home waste, and will include proper ingredients to use and steps to take.
No registration is required, but seating is limited and will be addressed on a first-come, first-seated basis. For information, call (352) 540-6230.
Elks dinner show will have Christmas theme
A dinner show featuring the Marlins will be Dec. 18 at Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave. Dinner is at 6 p.m.; showtime is at 7:30 p.m.
The Marlins is a quartet of brothers who have been performing together for 25 years. They play music made famous by the Beach Boys, Beatles, Glenn Miller, Elvis and Frank Sinatra. They have appeared with Lee Greenwood, the Smothers Brothers, Randy Travis and others. The show will have a Christmas theme.
Tickets are $28 for regular seating, $30 for prime seating. Call (727) 868-2994, ext. 14, or visit the office at the lodge from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
Latin American group sets Christmas party
The Latin American Civic and Cultural Association will present "Parrandeando en Navidad" Christmas party 8 p.m. to midnight Dec. 18 at SNPJ Lodge/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road.
A DJ, Mambo Mandy, will provide con musica tipica Navidena (typical Christmas music), as well as salsa, merengue, cumbia, bachada and other music.
Admission is $10 for ages 12 and older, and $5 for children 11 and younger. For information or reservations, call Ana Burgos at (352) 340-5066, Irma Puente at (352) 666-6848, or Noemi De La Rosa at (352) 683-6742.
High Point Christmas Dance coming Dec. 18
The High Point Christmas Dance will be 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 18 at the High Point Clubhouse, 12249 Clubhouse Road.
Music will be provided by Barry & Nancy. Guests can bring their own beverages; free coffee and ice will be provided.
Tickets are $5 each and will be available at the door. For table reservations or tickets, call Laverne at (352) 596-2827.
Holiday Festival features special mermaid show
The annual Winter Waterland Holiday Festival will be 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 17 and 18 at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way.
The event will include a special holiday-themed mermaid performance, John Leggio's Christmas Spectacular, the Grinchmas Show, arts and craft vendors, and an appearance by Santa Claus.
Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and younger. For information, call (352) 592-5656.
Free reception for artist Fred Mannarino
The Spring Hill Art League and Easy Street Home Decor will host a reception for artist Fred Mannarino from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at Easy Street, 100 N Brooksville Ave.
Refreshments will be served.
Mannarino paints in acrylic, with a cubism style. His works will be on display at Easy Street through the end of December.
There is no cost to attend the reception. For information, call (352) 848-0177.
Buy plants half-off at Garden Club Nursery
The Spring Hill Garden Club Nursery, 1489 Parker Ave., will host a 50 percent-off plant sale 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays and Mondays through Dec. 20 at the club's plant nursery, 1489 Parker Ave.
The nursery will close Dec. 24 for the holidays and reopen Jan. 3. For information, call (352) 683-9933.