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SPCA of Hernando County to have general meeting Friday at IHOP


SPCA of Hernando to meet Friday at IHOP

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Hernando County will have a general meeting at 6 p.m. Friday at IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way.

Those attending are encouraged to come early for dinner (let the server know to seat you with the SPCA). For information, call (352) 596-7000.


Springstead's musical features Frog and Toad

Springstead High School's choral and theater departments will present A Year With Frog and Toad at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10-12 and 2 p.m. Dec. 13 at Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd.

The musical stays true to the story of Arnold Lobel's well-loved characters, as it follows the two great friends — the cheerful Frog and the grumpy Toad.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students. All tickets are reserved and can be purchased online at or call (352) 476-9086.


Holiday fundraiser for Dawn Center Saturday

A holiday fundraiser for the Dawn Center will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando Beach Open Market, 3357 Shoal Line Blvd.

The event will include a collection of donations for the Dawn Center. Items needed include toiletries, nonperishable food, clothing, household items, unwrapped toys for boys and girls, gas cards and gift cards.

The LifeSouth bloodmobile will be on site for blood donations.

There will be vendors, food by Celebrity Chef's Pantry, live music, numerous door prizes and children activities.

The event is sponsored by Empowered Women in Networking. For information, visit


It's not too late to be in Christmas parade

It is not too late to sign up for the 35th annual Brooksville Christmas Parade, which will be at 10 a.m. Dec. 12 in downtown Brooksville.

This year's theme will be "Christmas On Main Street." The grand marshal will be Julia Jinkins.

The parade route will start at Varsity Drive, down Oakwood Drive, to Howell Avenue onto Main Street, to N Broad Street and ending at Bell Avenue.

Applications to enter the parade will be accepted through Friday.

For entry fees and rules, call Ron Wheeles at (352) 585-2021 or visit


Plaza to throw block party for Dawn Center

The Block Party Fundraiser for the Dawn Center — Domestic and Sexual Violence Shelter of Hernando County will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Spring Hill Retail Center Plaza at Anderson Snow Road and Spring Hill Drive.

There will be a DJ and Christmas tree lighting, face painting, food vendors, pictures with Santa, business vendors, raffles and Dawn Center representatives on hand.

For information, call Alice Pirola at (352) 686-9230 or Kimber at Danielle's Hair Studio, (352) 799-6993.

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