Take a ride Saturday, help a local family
A Poker Run to help a family in need will be Saturday starting with breakfast at 9 a.m. at Pit Stop Bar and Grill, 4279 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Kickstands up at 11 a.m.
Stops include Bar Envy, Sail Inn and Rebar, ending at the Pit Stop Bar and Grill in Brooksville. The cost is $10 per hand, $5 per extra card.
Activities at the final stop include raffles and giveaways, and a band will entertain. Barbecue dinners will be available for $5 and there will be beer specials.
Funds raised will benefit a local family through the local YMCA, to provide Christmas dinner and presents. For information, call Paula at (352) 942-3314.
Arc plans open house and Christmas dance
The Arc Nature Coast invites the community to an annual holiday open house from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at its campus at 5283 Neff Lake Road.
A complimentary lunch will be provided and there will be holiday music. There is no cost to attend.
Also, the Arc will host a Christmas dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at West Hernando Middle School, 14325 Ken Austin Parkway. Admission is $3. Santa will arrive at 8 p.m.
The Arc is a nonprofit organization that provides support and services to developmentally disabled Hernando County residents and their families. For information, call Nancy at (352) 544-2322, ext. 109.
St. Andrew's thrift shop adds boutique
Karen's Kit'n Kaboodle/St. Andrew's Thrift Shop has added a new feature, La Boutique, where trendy and specialty items will be available. The thrift shop is at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd.
La Boutique has numerous Christmas items available. The thrift shop is open 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Donations and volunteers are appreciated. To schedule a large item pickup, call (352) 686-1114.
Cattle Barons' Ball benefits cancer group
Hernando County's fourth annual Cattle Barons' Ball to benefit the American Cancer Society will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. The theme will be "Stetsons and Stilettos."
The goal for the event is to raise $52,000 for the society's Reaching Out to Cancer Kids program, supporting the ROCK Camp, research and scholarships.
Sponsorships, partnerships and volunteer opportunities are available.
For details, contact Jean Harberts toll-free at (800) 940-1969, ext. 101, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior cattlemen to host show in January
The Hernando County Junior Cattlemen Association will host a beef heifer/prospect steer show Jan. 8 and 9 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. The show is open to all Florida junior cattlemen and will feature youth participants from across the state.
Sponsors are needed to help with the rental of items such as a large tent, bleachers and cattle panels. For information, call (352) 796-7531.