Main Street to be closed for tree lighting
Main Street between Broad and Jefferson streets will be closed from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 for the Christmas on Main Street courthouse Christmas tree lighting program in front of the historic courthouse at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. Local talent will perform holiday music. Visitors are advised to bring lawn chairs.
Knights to host dinner show
The Knights of Columbus of St. Anne's Catholic Church will host a dinner show featuring Crazy Carol Dec. 12 at the Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd. A roast beef dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Showtime is 6 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call Jim at (352) 799-0901 or Ken at (352) 442-1469.
Groups invited to decorate trees
Clubs, organizations and businesses are invited to decorate an evergreen for the annual "Holiday in the Gardens" at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave. Groups will decorate the trees starting at 9 a.m. Dec. 5. Refreshments will be provided. Santa will attend, and local musicians will provide Christmas music. There will be a contest for the best-decorated tree. The trees will remain on display through January. To reserve a tree, stop by the gardens Saturday or Wednesday morning, or call (352) 683-9933. The gardens can be visited any day during daylight hours.
Filipino club to host fundraiser
The Filipino-American Social Club will host a bowling fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way. The cost is $15 per person, which includes three games. Special "bumper lanes" will be provided for children. There will be prizes, raffles and a trophy for the highest score. Funds raised will benefit the club's Philippine Flood Victim Project, which will help the homeless and hungry in the Philippines following three devastating typhoons. Call (352) 397-8308, (352) 346-7935, (352) 613-0018 or (352) 666-7686.
Korean War vets sell holiday tickets
Korean War Veterans and Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 174 are selling tickets for the annual Christmas party on Dec. 12 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Doors open at 2 p.m. The event, which is open to the public, will feature a buffet dinner and Kenn "E" Grube presenting his "Elvis on Tour" tribute show. Music will be provided by the Key Notes band. Tickets are $22 per person. Tables for eight or more may be reserved. Call Rich at (352) 688-7196.
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony with Spring Hill Fire Rescue District and Professional Firefighters of Spring Hill: 6 p.m., Fire Station 2, 3445 Bob Hartung Court, at Deltona and Forest Oaks boulevards.
Thanksgiving Weekend Bluegrass Festival: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. Prices vary. (352) 754-3082.