Three groups offer dinner, companionship
These Thanksgiving gatherings today are open to anyone in Hernando County wanting a warm meal:
• Sit-down Thanksgiving Feast, 2 p.m., St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Free. (352) 683-9666.
• Third annual "Feed the Five Thousand," 2 to 4:30 p.m., True Holiness Church of Jesus Christ, 15500 Wiscon Road, Brooksville. To RSVP, call (352) 279-8313 or (352) 279-5837.
• Free Thanksgiving dinner for the needy and homeless, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ridge Manor Beef O'Brady's, 31120 Cortez Blvd., in Sunrise Plaza, Ridge Manor West.
Be an angel, make kid's holiday bright
The Christmas Angel Program needs sponsors for the holiday season. The program serves children from birth to 16 who live and attend school in Hernando County. All recipients have been prescreened and determined to be in need. Sponsors, which can be individuals or businesses, will receive wish lists that include the children's clothing sizes and toy wishes. Gift cards and money can also be donated. In addition, the program accepts computers (those that operate Microsoft Windows XP), used working televisions and VCRs. To help, call (352) 596-1552.
Fire station tree will light up Friday
The Spring Hill Fire Rescue District and the Professional Firefighters of Spring Hill Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Friday at Fire Station 2, 3445 Bob Hartung Court, at Deltona and Forest Oaks boulevards. Santa will arrive by fire engine. There will be music and treats. Call (352) 754-5012.
Scuba class leads to certification
Scuba lessons for people 12 years old and older will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Dec. 1, at the Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd. Course includes six classes and pool sessions. Participants must be in good physical health. Upon completion, they will be certified as open-water scuba divers. Cost is $180 for YMCA facility and program members, $200 for nonmembers. Scuba equipment provided, but participants must have a mask, fins and snorkels. Registration must be done before Tuesday. Call the YMCA at (352) 688-9622.
Winter Craft Sale will boost NJROTC
Central High School Navy JROTC will host a Winter Craft Sale Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 5 in the West Hernando Middle School parking lot, 14325 Ken Austin Parkway. Arts and craft vendors, as well as business vendors, are needed. Cost is $10 for a parking space; $15 for two. Also, Santa will be available for free photos from 9 a.m. to noon (bring a camera). All proceeds benefit NJROTC. To get more information or to reserve a vendor space, call (352) 279-3969.
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