Hernando events for Friday, Saturday

Events

Friday

Ask-a-lawyer: Visitors can ask legal questions of local attorneys. Sponsored by the Hernando County Bar Association. 9 to 11 a.m. Free. Hernando County Government Center, jury assembly room, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. (352) 684-6545.

Withlacoochee Rockhounds Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show: The event features numerous vendors with minerals, gemstones, fossils, handcrafted jewelry and lapidary equipment. There will be demonstrations. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3 for adults, $1 for teenagers and free for ages 12 and younger. Free parking. Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. (352) 688-7810.

Spring Hill United Church of Christ Bazaar and Cookie Walk: Includes handmade goodies, gifts and decorations. Lunch will be available. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-4870.

Festival of Trees: The annual event, sponsored by the Brooksville Woman's Club and St. Anthony Catholic Church, includes decorated trees created by vendors inside Heffernan Hall of the church. This is an indoor/outdoor event and includes vendors, photos with Santa, food, musical entertainment, storytelling and other activities. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Photos with Santa from 5 to 6 p.m. Free. St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 848-7988. gfwcbrooksvillewomansclub.org.

Rain Barrel Workshop: Cope with watering restrictions and reduce water dependence by learning how to make, decorate and place a rain barrel in the landscape to harvest rainwater. Presented by John Korycki, coordinator of the Florida yards and Neighborhoods program. Hernando County residents only; preregistration required. 10 a.m. $55 per completed barrel; $25 credit on Hernando County Utilities bills. Hernando County Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 540-6230.

Art reception for Laura Diehm: Refreshments will be served. Co-hosted by the Spring Hill Art League. Diehm's works will remain on display through December. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Art, Craft Bridal & Frame at Town Square Shopping Mall, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

'College Connection' presents veteran services seminar: The speaker will be Matt Peters, veteran services manager for the Hernando County Veteran Services Department. College Connection is a series of seminars that introduce local health and human service programs in Hernando County. 2 p.m. Free. Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 797-5004.

Brooksville Elementary School Winter Festival: Sponsored by the PTA, the event includes three bouncy rides, carnival games, a silent auction, food and other activities. Pictures with Santa are $5. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Free admission. Presale game/ride tickets are five for $1 through Thursday, and four for $1 at the festival. Brooksville Elementary School, 885 N Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 797-7014.

Angels on High: The annual community holiday event includes a lighted angel pathway, holiday music, entertainment by various community groups and local entertainers, and Santa and Mrs. Claus. Vendors will be set up indoors. Concessions available. Presented by the Spring Hill Community Association. 6:30 to 9 p.m. $1 for parking; donations appreciated. Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 666-4746. springhilllakehouse.org.

Floral City Heritage Days: Parking is available at Ferris Groves, just north of the light at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Orange Avenue; a free hayride will be provided to the town center. Activities start at dusk and include a fish fry, horse-drawn wagon rides, caroling and walking under century-old oaks adorned with thousands of luminaries. Free. Floral City Heritage Hall Museum, 8394 E Orange Ave., Floral City. (352) 860-0101.

Celebration of Poetry: Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to read samples of their works. The PHCC North Campus Student Government Association will provide refreshments and door prizes. The event is coordinated by professors Richard Downing and Kay McKamy. Those interested in reading one or two poems may sign up at the door. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Room B104, Brooksville. (352) 797-5109.

Saturday

Bark Island: Dogs and their owners are welcome to come to the beach. Must have the dog's current vaccination records/tags to enter. Bring a leash. Owners are asked to pick up after their pets. Sponsored by the Hernando County Recreation Department. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Park fee is $7 per car or walk up patron. Alfred A. McKethan Park, 10800 Pine Island Drive, Pine Island. (352) 754-4031.

Fairgrounds Flea Market: Includes indoor and outdoor vendors. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4552.

Festival of Trees: The annual event, sponsored by the Brooksville Woman's Club and St. Anthony Catholic Church, includes decorated trees created by vendors inside Heffernan Hall of the church. This is an indoor/outdoor event and includes vendors, photos with Santa, food, musical entertainment, storytelling and other activities. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pictures with Santa from 10 a.m. to noon. Free. St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 848-7988. gfwcbrooksvillewomansclub.org.

Kiwanis Club's Pancake Breakfast with Santa: Includes all-you-can-eat breakfast, holiday entertainment and Santa. Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill. Proceeds benefit local children's charities. 8 to 11:30 a.m. $5 per person; children 2 and under free. Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 634-1637.

Holly Berry Fair: Includes Christmas decorations, hand-knitted items, books, DVDs, baked goods and a variety of other items. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 666-4288.

Hernando Sportsman's Club Gun and Knife Show: The show will include new, used and antique firearms, knives and accessories. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6; children 15 and younger will be admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 799-3605. hernando- sportsmansclub.com.

Faith Evangelical Arts and Crafts Fair: Also includes refreshments and a bake sale. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendor tables are $15. Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. (352) 796-4969.

Moton Elementary School Yard Sale: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 7175 Emerson Road, Brooksville. (352) 797-7065, ext. 401.

Spring Hill United Church of Christ Bazaar and Cookie Walk: Includes handmade goodies, gifts and decorations. Lunch will be available. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 4244 Mariner Blvd. (352) 683-4870.

Withlacoochee Rockhounds Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show: The event features numerous vendors with minerals, gemstones, fossils, handcrafted jewelry and lapidary equipment. There will be demonstrations. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3 for adults, $1 for teenagers and free for ages 12 and younger. Free parking. Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. (352) 688-7810.

Holiday in the Gardens: Clubs, groups and businesses will decorate trees at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens. The trees will remain on display through January. Santa will visit, and there will be entertainment and refreshments served. The garden railroad will be in operation. Visitors throughout the month may vote for Best Decorated Tree. 9 a.m. Free admission; $25 to sponsor and decorate a tree. The botanical gardens are at 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933. naturecoastbotanicalgardens.com.

Brooksville Wesleyan youth bake sale: Includes baked goods and coffee available. Proceeds benefit the Christmas Community Project, which provides Christmas gifts to Hernando County children in need. 9 a.m. to noon. Brooksville Wesleyan Church, 22319 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 799-3066.

Floral City Heritage Days: Parking is available at Ferris Groves, just north of the light at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Orange Avenue; a free hayride will be provided to the town center. Includes the Blue Banner Tour of Historic Homes ($10 per person), Heritage Hall Museum, demonstrations by local traditional artisans, storytellers, a Florida Cracker Cowboy exhibit, food, children's activities, a country store and ongoing entertainment. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Floral City Heritage Hall Museum, 8394 E Orange Ave., Floral City. (352) 860-0101.

Santa Visits the Library: Children of all ages are welcome to have their pictures taken with Santa. Parents and caregivers should bring a camera. No registration is required. The free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Christmas 'Times': 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 the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Sponsors include Register Chevrolet & RV Center, Joni Industries, the Hernando Eye Institute and Newspapers in Education. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission and parking. St. Petersburg Times/Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 848-1411. tampabay.com.

Hernando Democrats holiday party: Refreshments will be served. Noon to 3 p.m. The cost is a donation of money, nonperishable food, toiletries or new blankets, to be given to People Helping People. All donations are tax deductible; those wanting a receipt should attach their name, address and phone number to their donation. Southern Pines Condominium Clubhouse, 8075 Southern Pines Drive, Brooksville. (352) 686-0686. hernandodemocrats.us.

Entertainment at VFW Post 9236: Music by Southern Delight. 6 to 10 p.m. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Angels on High: The annual community holiday event includes a lighted angel pathway, holiday music, entertainment by various community groups and local entertainers, and Santa and Mrs. Claus. Vendors will be set up indoors. Concessions available. Presented by the Spring Hill Community Association. 6:30 to 9 p.m. $1 for parking; donations appreciated. Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 666-4746. springhilllakehouse.org.

Marvelous Marvin entertains at Marine Corps League: Marvelous Marvin from 106.3 FM Radio will play songs and entertain. Food and alcohol will be available for purchase. 7 to 11 p.m. Free. Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. (352) 597-7979.

'An Old-Fashioned Christmas' with Valerie Sneade: The entertainer will perform Broadway hits during the first half of the show. The second half will include holiday favorites. 7 p.m. $25; group and student pricing available. Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 799-5577.

Brookridge Social Dance Christmas dance: The Just Us Duo will entertain. Guests may bring their own refreshments. Coffee and ice available throughout the evening. Dunkin' Donuts will be served after the 50/50 raffle. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. $5. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 597-0723.

Hernando events for Friday, Saturday 11/29/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 9:22pm]

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