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Times holiday event to aid Toys for Tots, Nature Coast Humane Society


See Santa, make an ornament at Times event

The Hernando Times will present a Christmas "Times" holiday event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Times office at 15365 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Admission and parking are free. The event will include photos with Santa for the first 100 children, starting at 11 a.m.; the cost for a photo will be an unwrapped toy or $5. Donations of toys will be given to the Toys for Tots program in Hernando County, and monetary donations will be divided between Toys for Tots and the Nature Coast Humane Society. Visitors will also be able to make an ornament with the Hernando County Public Library System, enjoy cookies and punch, and have a chance to win a four-pack of tickets to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World. Sponsors include Register Chevrolet & RV Center, Joni Industries, the Hernando Eye Institute and Newspapers in Education.

It's time to register kids for Toys for Tots

Starting Monday, Marine Corps League Detachment 708 will accept registration for the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots program. Registration times will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays through Dec. 14 at the detachment, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Registration will be accepted for children ages 6 months through 12 years, and must be done in person with the following documentation: driver's license, current utility bill (proof of residency) and Social Security card, as well as birth certificates and Social Security cards for each child to be registered. Guardians, foster parents or grandparents must bring legal documents or court orders proving custody. Call (352) 796-3666 during the registration period only.

Today's picks

Spring Hill Turkey Trot: 7-8 a.m., Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. All ages welcome. Free.

Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival: 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. Continues through Sunday. Tickets: $63-$69, today through Sunday; $15, today; $25, Friday; $30, Saturday, and $12, Sunday. (352) 754-3082. sertomayouth

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Times holiday event to aid Toys for Tots, Nature Coast Humane Society 11/23/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 4:58pm]
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