MORE THAN 260 APPLY TO ADOPT 63 Shih Tzus
There is a big demand for the 63 little dogs found abandoned near Brooksville last month. Hernando County Animal Services has received more than 260 applications from people seeking to adopt one of the Shih Tzus and has closed the application period, county officials announced Friday. All applicants will be contacted by phone with more information on the adoption process. The dogs are suffering from a host of health issues and are still being evaluated by veterinarians, sterilized and vaccinated. Officials said they are hopeful that applicants who aren't able to adopt a Shih Tzu will come to the shelter at 19450 Oliver St. to look at other dogs available for adoption. Visiting hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays and from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Call (352) 796-5062.
Deck the halls with doo-wop
The Spring Hill Community Association will present "Deck the Halls With Doo Wop," featuring Tommy Mara and the Legends of Doo Wop, from 4:30 to 9 p.m. today at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. Gates open at 4 p.m. The outdoor event will also include the Hernando Jazz Society Swing Band and holiday music by the Hernando Hills Hi-Lites. Food and beverages will be available. Bring nonperishable food items to help support hungry and needy families in Hernando County. Tickets are $10 advance, $15 at the gate. Call (352) 666-4746.
Brooksville Christmas Parade: 10 a.m., downtown Brooksville. The parade route begins at Varsity Drive, then heads west on Oakwood Drive, south to downtown on Howell Avenue and Main Street, then east on Broad Street, ending at Bell Avenue.
Spring Hill Garden Club 21st annual poinsettia planting: 9 a.m.-noon, waterfall entrance, Spring Hill Drive at Commercial Way, Spring Hill.
Hernando Heritage Museum Christmas Candlelight Tour: 6-9 p.m., Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. $5. (352) 799-0129.
Hernando Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert: 7:30 p.m., Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. $12 adults, $5 students. (352) 597-9555.
'Illuminations' Christmas Light Show: Dusk-9 p.m., Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. $5 admission, or $3 and an unwrapped toy or nonperishable food item.
Springstead High School presents 'Annie': 7:30 p.m., Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for students. (352) 476-9086.
Weeki Wachee River Lighted Christmas Boat Parade: 6:30 p.m. at Rogers Park, 7224 Shoal Line Blvd., Weeki Wachee. (352) 596-2852.
Hernando Beach Yacht Club's Christmas Boat Parade, 6 p.m, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 200-7822.