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Hernando events for Dec. 23

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Today

Fairgrounds Thrift Store: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4552.

Tribute to Frank Yankovic Night featuring Bob Kravos and the Boys in the Band: Also performing will be Bob Turcola and Ron Heringes. There will be jam sessions during the breaks; all musicians welcome. A cash bar and snacks are available. 2 to 6 p.m. $10. Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. (727) 753-9631.

Christmas Celebration of Lights: The park will be decorated with Christmas decorations and thousands of lights synchronized to music. Entertainment and activities change nightly. Refreshments available. Santa and Mrs. Claus visit with children, and Richard Michael Reyes performs in the garden of the springs. 5:30 to 9 p.m. $3 adults; $1 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. (352) 628-5343. floridastateparks.org/homosassasprings/default.cfm.

Monday

Christmas Celebration of Lights: The park will be decorated with Christmas decorations and thousands of lights synchronized to music. Entertainment and activities change nightly. Refreshments available. Nature Coast Community Church presents a non-denominational candlelight service in the garden of the springs at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are asked to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to We Care Food Bank. 5:30 to 9 p.m. $3 adults; $1 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. (352) 628-5343. floridastateparks.org/homosassasprings/default.cfm.

Wednesday

'Images in Clay and Ink': The exhibit features the work of sculptor Rosalie LoCurcio and painter Rosa Lea Addington. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (The gallery is closed from noon to 1 p.m.) Hernando County Fine Arts Council, 7468 Horse Lake Road, Brooksville. (352) 799-2627.

VFW Post 9236 Steak Shoot: 1 p.m. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Christmas Celebration of Lights: The park will be decorated with Christmas decorations and thousands of lights synchronized to music. Refreshments available. An After-Christmas Oldies Party will be hosted by Joe Dube with special performances by Elvis (Billy Lindsey of Tampa). 5:30 to 9 p.m. $3 adults; $1 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. (352) 628-5343. floridastateparks.org/homosassasprings/default.cfm.

Thursday

'Images in Clay and Ink': The exhibit features the work of sculptor Rosalie LoCurcio and painter Rosa Lea Addington. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (The gallery is closed from noon to 1 p.m.) Hernando County Fine Arts Council, 7468 Horse Lake Road, Brooksville. (352) 799-2627.

VFW Post 8713 Ladies Auxiliary dinner: 5 to 7 p.m. $6. VFW Post 8713, 1681 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4449.

Friday

'Images in Clay and Ink': The exhibit features the work of sculptor Rosalie LoCurcio and painter Rosa Lea Addington. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (The gallery is closed from noon to 1 p.m.) Hernando County Fine Arts Council, 7468 Horse Lake Road, Brooksville. (352) 799-2627.

Teen Gaming Afternoon: Local teenagers are invited to an afternoon of games at the library, which offers a new area with comfortable furniture and various video gaming equipment. 2 to 4 p.m. Free, but registration is requested. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Candy Cane Acres: The Christmas event includes a walk-through light display, Mrs. Claus' kitchen, a parade of trees, a play area and children's games, Santa's workshop and a Florida-style sleigh ride. Hot chocolate, hot cider, eggnog and soda will be available, as well as cookies, fudge and cupcakes. 6 to 9 p.m. $10 per carload, which includes 10 free tickets, which can be used toward food, drinks and games; additional tickets are 50 cents each. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4552.

Saturday

Dog Dash: Bring leashed dogs for a one-mile walk, or come alone for a 5K or half marathon run. 8 a.m. $10-$45. J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd., New Port Richey. (813) 792-1877.

Fairgrounds Thrift Store: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4552.

'Images in Clay and Ink': The exhibit features the work of sculptor Rosalie LoCurcio and painter Rosa Lea Addington. The artists will be on hand. 1 to 3 p.m. Hernando County Fine Arts Council, 7468 Horse Lake Road, Brooksville. (352) 799-2627.

Candy Cane Acres: The Christmas event includes a walk-through light display, Mrs. Claus' kitchen, a parade of trees, a play area and children's games, Santa's workshop and a Florida-style sleigh ride. Hot chocolate, hot cider, eggnog and soda will be available, as well as cookies, fudge and cupcakes. 6 to 9 p.m. $10 per carload, which includes 10 free tickets, which can be used toward food, drinks and games; additional tickets are 50 cents each. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4552.

Hernando events for Dec. 23 12/22/12 [Last modified: Saturday, December 22, 2012 3:31am]

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