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Reserve now for Knights' New Year's Eve party


Greet new year with Knights of Columbus

Tickets are available for a New Year's Eve celebration at the St. Jude Knights of Columbus, 10470 Spring Hill Drive.

Individual and full table reservations are available, while they last.

Tickets are $50 per person, which includes an open bar from 8 p.m. to midnight, dinner catered by Argento's, music by Larry Greer and a continental breakfast served at 12:30 a.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Dec. 31.

For information or reservations, call Anthony, Pasquale or Angelo at the Knights, (352) 683-1227.


Beach Club to host New Year's Eve party

Tickets are available for the Hernando Beach Club's New Year's Eve Celebration at 3145 Flamingo Blvd. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $65 per person, which includes an open bar; prime rib dinner, which will be served about 8:15 p.m.; entertainment by Vintage; hats and noisemakers; and a light breakfast at midnight.

Seating is limited. All reservations need to be prepaid. Call Bunni at (352) 688-4976.


Chorus and quartet plan Christmas show

The Hernando Hills Hi-Lites Chorus and D'Lites Quartet will present their "Christmas with the Hi-Lites" show at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd.

The show will feature Christmas favorites and a parody, "Twelve Days After Christmas." There will also be a surprise visit by Santa Claus and door prizes. Following the show, visitors can meet the chorus and have a picture taken with Santa.

The Hi-Lites Chorus is a chartered member of Harmony Inc., an international women's group that sings a cappela, four-part harmony.

The show is a fundraiser for the chorus. Tickets are $5. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the local Autism Chapter for Autistic Children. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. To purchase in advance, call Tessie at (352) 686-4122 or Vicki at (727) 378-4788.


Latin group to host heritage dance

The Latin American Civic and Cultural Association will host a Thanksgiving Hispanic Heritage Dance from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Nov. 22 at the SNPJ Lodge, 13383 County Line Road.

Music will be provided by Hector Cruz and Orquesta Bajo Control, as well as DJ Mike Martinez. Visitors can dance to salsa, merengue, bachata and other types of Hispanic music.

Tickets are $12 for members, $18 for nonmembers. Those attending can bring their own beverages. For information or reservations, call Carmen Shannon at (352) 263-5066 or Ana Burgos at (352) 688-0763.


Dance to the music of Frankie Dee on Sunday

A dinner-dance with the Frankie Dee New York Orchestra will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive.

Dinner is available starting at 1 p.m. The cost is $16 for dinner and dancing; $10 for dancing only. Call Mary at (352) 596-9486.


Barbershop group to sing through the years

The Hernando Harmonizers will present "Barbershop Harmony Through the Years" at 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd.

The concert will feature the men's barbershop chorus quartets, the Pine Chords and Sunset along with Florida's gold medalist comedy quartet Hot Shots.

The concert will include show tunes and patriotic songs from the 1900s through the 1950s and '60s.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students if purchased in advanced, or $15 and $8 if purchased at the door. For information or tickets, call Larry Rosen at (352) 666-8667.


Polish veterans plan Christmas party

The Polish Legion of American Veterans, Walter Weiss Memorial Post 196, will host a traditional Polish Christmas Party and sharing of the Oplatek on Dec. 6 at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville.

Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. A Polish dinner will be served at 3:30 p.m. and will include a herring appetizer, golabi pierogi, kielbasa and sauerkraut, fresh rye bread, complimentary wine, chrusciki and a European nut roll for dessert.

The Bee-Sharps will entertain with Polish and American dance music from 5 to 8 p.m.

Partygoers can bring their own snacks and drinks for the social hour. There will not be a bar available.

The event will also include a communal tree decoration, the singing of Polish and American Christmas carols, a visit by St. Nick and the traditional sharing of the Oplatek.

Children are welcome at this event. Tickets are $20 for adults and youths; free for 11 and younger (but their complimentary tickets must be requested in advance when purchasing adult tickets).

All those attending are asked to bring a small gift-wrapped Christmas present for a hospitalized veteran, which will be donated to patients at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center in St. Petersburg or Baldomero Lopez State Veterans' Nursing Home in Land O'Lakes. Since most veterans at the two facilities are men, gifts should be for men or nongender-specific; gifts should be marked whether they are appropriate for men or either gender.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. For information or tickets, call Rich Mellinger at (352) 688-7196, John Rakucewicz at (352) 650-9675, Earnie Stetz at (727) 848-7826 or Rose McDonald at (727) 863-6901. Ticket requests can also be e-mailed to


Head Start Policy Council to meet Nov. 18

The Head Start Policy Council will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Department of Children and Families at 1300 Duncan Drive.

For information, call Tiffany Adams at (352) 754-2464 or Rochelle Spears at (386) 736-1325.

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