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Hernando events for week of Dec. 26

Today

Breakfast served by Veterans of Foreign Wars Men's Auxiliary: Menu includes scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, pancakes, toast, biscuits and gravy, juice, coffee and tea. Adult beverages may be purchased separately. 9-11 a.m. $6 per person. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Today and Monday

Santa Over the Rainbow: Walk through a wonderland of lights that decorate the headsprings area of the park to visit with Santa's elves and listen to carols. Mr. and Mrs. Claus are expected to come up the river on a lighted boat. Included with regular park admission. 6-8 p.m. $1. Rainbow Springs, 19158 SW 81st Place Road, Dunnellon. (352) 465-8555. floridastateparks.org/rainbowsprings.

Wednesday

Master Gardeners weekly plant sale: Plants for shade and sun are available, including flowering plants, ground covers, shrubs and trees. Funds raised benefit the Hernando County Master Gardener Program. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Prices vary. Master Gardener nursery, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. (352) 754-4433.

Friday

Aripeka Elks New Year's Eve Celebration: Includes an open bar, prime rib dinner and breakfast at 1 a.m. Reservations required. 7 p.m. $55 per person. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 868-2994.

Brooksville Elks New Year's Party: Dinner choice is roast pork loin or stuffed flounder with crab meat. The event also includes an open bar, hors d'oeuvres and appetizers, champagne toast and snacks at midnight. Entertainment provided by Louie Fortunato. 6 p.m. $50 per person. Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 596-2582.

German-American Club New Year's Eve Dance: Includes hors d'oeuvres and dance music by Alpen Diamanten. There will be a champagne toast and sandwiches at midnight. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 7:30 p.m. $15 for members; $25 for nonmembers. Hernando Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. (352) 688-3744.

Hernando Beach Yacht Club New Year's Eve Party: Includes appetizers and a buffet breakfast. Entertainment by Larry Greer and Diane. 7 p.m. $45 per person. Hernando Beach Yacht Club, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach (352) 379-0528 or (352) 683-7512.

High Point New Year's Eve Party: Includes a buffet dinner with chicken cordon bleu, port apple glaze, tossed salad, vegetables and an array of desserts. The Happy Music Band, a three-piece band, will entertain from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Favors on each table. Call for reservations. 7:30 p.m. $35 per person. High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. (352) 596-6006.

Knights of Columbus Council 6383 New Year's Eve Party: Dinner choice is prime rib or stuffed filet of sole. There will be an open bar from 8 p.m. to midnight, a champagne toast and continental breakfast. Music provided by Angelo. 7 p.m. $50 per person. Knights of Columbus Council 6383, 10470 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill (352) 684-1676 or (352) 683-1227.

Latin-American Civic and Cultural Association's New Year's Eve Gala: Music provided by Willie Matos. Guests may bring their own beverages; no large coolers permitted. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 8 p.m. $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers, $7 for children 11 and younger. SNPJ Lodge/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill (352) 683-6742 or (352) 340-5066.

Masaryktown New Year's Eve Dance: The Marshall Country Band will entertain. Appetizers will be served throughout the night, and party hats and favors will be provided. Breakfast will be served after midnight. Nonalcoholic drinks will be available; guests may bring their own alcohol. 8 p.m. $25 each or $40 per couple. Masaryktown Community Center, 539 Lincoln Ave., Masaryktown. (352) 345-4852.

Native American Pow-Wow and Intertribal Gathering and Dance: Includes demonstrators, entertainment, vendors, drumming and dancing. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Admission is $5; ages 5 and younger admitted free. Field across from Westside Flea Market, 516 NW Third St., off County Road 478, Webster. (352) 603-2643.

New Year's Eve Celebration at Hernando County Fairgrounds: This is a family event; all ages are welcome. Includes refreshments, fireworks and a tangerine drop at midnight. An optional dinner from Golden Corral will be available for $20 for adults, $10 for children. 8 p.m. $10 adults, $5 ages 17 and younger. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St, Brooksville. (352) 796-4552. hernandofairgrounds.com.

Sumter Singles and Couples New Year's Eve Party and Dance: Music provided by Gold Rush Band. Guests may bring finger foods or soda to share. No alcohol allowed. 9 p.m. $10 per person. Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Park, 1582 County Road 459, Lake Panasoffkee. (352) 424-1688.

VFW Post 10209 New Year's Dinner and Dance: The dinner choice is prime rib or half a chicken. Entertainment provided by Rusty and Nick of Vintage. Includes a champagne toast at midnight, party hats and noisemakers, and a continental breakfast. 6 p.m. Advance tickets are $45 per person or $80 per couple; cost at the door is $50 per person or $90 per couple. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.

Saturday

Native American Pow-Wow and Intertribal Gathering and Dance: Includes demonstrators, entertainment, vendors, drumming and dancing. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Admission is $5, ages 5 and younger admitted free. Field across from Westside Flea Market, 516 NW Third St., off County Road 478, Webster. (352) 603-2643.

Hernando events for week of Dec. 26 12/25/10 [Last modified: Saturday, December 25, 2010 11:04am]

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