BE A SANTA TO A SENIOR: Two Bon Worth stores in Spring Hill, at 12987 Cortez Blvd. and at 1416 Pinehurst Drive, will participate in Home Instead Senior Care's "Be a Santa to a Senior" project, which collects gifts for local seniors who otherwise might be overlooked during the holiday season.
Shoppers are invited to stop by the stores and select an ornament/gift tag from the tree. Each ornament contains a requested gift, such as clothing, soaps, lotions or shampoos. Customers who purchase a gift for the program at Bon Worth will receive a 20 percent discount. All gifts, purchased at Bon Worth or elsewhere, must be dropped off by Dec. 5.
For information, call Cathy at (352) 597-8264 or Adrienne at (352) 666-5930.
EXPO AND OPEN HOUSE: Blue Pelican Marina, 5000 Calienta St., Hernando Beach, will host its second annual Marine Expo and Open House from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday.
During the event, visitors will have the opportunity to meet local fishing guides, visit with vendors and see marine craft on display. Live entertainment will be provided by the Borderline band. There will be games and a bounce house for the kids, a silent auction with proceeds to benefit disabled veterans, a 50/50 raffle, and prizes with a grand door prize giveaway. Food will be available for purchase.
For information, call Gordon at (352) 610-9999.
CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND HOLIDAY BREAKFAST: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its annual December Membership Meeting and Holiday Breakfast at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. The event is sponsored by Cemex. To register, visit hernandochamber.com.
LIGHT UP RIDGE MANOR: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Eastside Business Networking Group and foundation, the Chamber Education Training Association, will sponsor the eighth annual Light Up Ridge Manor Christmas Festival from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 4 at a new location — Eastside Elementary School, 27151 Roper Road, in Hill 'n Dale.
The event will feature games and activities, Christmas carolers, a cakewalk and performances by local children's groups. Dance to the music of Dell Barnes. Special guests will include Santa Claus, Smokey Bear and Big Frog.
Proceeds will benefit the training association. For information, call (352) 796-0697.
CHAMBER AFTER HOURS MIXER: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will host Hernando County's largest office party during the December After Hours Mixer at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. The event will include food and beverages, along with entertainment. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com.
CHAMBER HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its annual holiday open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 17 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com.
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