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Wednesday

'Protecting Your Plants from the Cold' horticulture class: Provided by urban horticulture agent Jim Moll of the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. 10 a.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4433.

We Remember 27-H-1 Pearl Harbor Day program: The event will be in the memorial garden, where 16 trees were planted nine years ago in honor of the 16 Hernando County servicemen who gave their lives during World War II. Schoolchildren will place a flag at each tree as the names of the servicemen are called out. The school's music classes will entertain. 11 a.m. Chocachatti Elementary School, 4135 California St., south of Brooksville. (352) 686-6962.

Brooksville Rotary Club golf tournament: Includes raffles, contests and dinner. 1 p.m. $75 per golfer. Brooksville Golf and Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive, Brooksville. (352) 799-6974.

VFW Post 9236 spaghetti and meatball dinner: All-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner; includes a salad bar, garlic bread and Italian ice cream. 4:30 to 7 p.m. $6.50 per person. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Walk Through Bethlehem: Includes a simulation of a marketplace in Jesus' time, hands-on activities for children and a nativity. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2600.

Thursday

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'You've Got E-mail': Learn how to manage e-mail messages, attach photos and files, and organize folders within an e-mail account. Registration is required two days prior to the start of the workshop. 9 a.m. to noon. $18. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.

Soup and sandwich lunch at St. Joan of Arc: Noon to 2 p.m. Free. St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 688-0663. stjoan.com.

Library to show 'New in Town': Renee Zellweger stars as Lucy, a Miami businesswoman who, in an effort to advance her career, finds herself adjusting to life in a tiny Minnesota town. The 2006 film, rated PG, also stars Harry Connick Jr. Light refreshments will be served. The program is sponsored by Friends of the Library of Hernando County. 2 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6931.

Christmas on Main Street: Stroll down Main Street and enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas. Local merchants will have holiday treats and entertainment. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Sweet T Boutique. The lighting of the courthouse Christmas tree will be at 6:30 p.m., with entertainment by Live Oak Theater and featuring a special appearance by Ebenezer Scrooge. Also the Brooksville Academy of the Arts' Kicks and Company, as well as Cathy Kelly. Hosted by the city of Brooksville and Hernando County government. 5 to 8 p.m. Downtown Brooksville, 10 S Main St., Brooksville. (352) 540-3810. cityofbrooksville.us.

Light Up Ridge Manor Christmas Festival: Includes Santa Claus, Christmas carolers, the bookmobile, a train ride, a cakewalk, a DJ, children's games and activities, food, vendors, raffles, prizes, clowns and the Smokey Bear House. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Brooksville Senior Future Farmers of America. Sponsored by the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Sunrise Plaza, 31100 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor West. (352) 796-9486, 540-4521.

Walk Through Bethlehem: Includes a simulation of a marketplace in Jesus' time, hands-on activities for children and a nativity. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2600.

Brookridge Entertainment presents the Diamonds in concert: The group, which has sold more than 40 million records and made 33 appearances on American Bandstand, is known for hits such as Little Darlin', The Stroll and Why Do Fools Fall In Love. 7 p.m. $20. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 610-4901.

Friday

Winter Waterland Holiday Festival: Includes a special holiday-themed mermaid show, a live nativity scene and family activities. 6 to 10 p.m. $5 for adults, $3 for ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and younger. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 592-5656. weekiwachee.com.

Walk Through Bethlehem: Includes a simulation of a marketplace in Jesus' time, hands-on activities for children and a nativity. 6 to 8 p.m. A live nativity presentation will follow from 8:15 to 9 p.m. Free. First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2600.

Santa's Grove Winter Wonderland: Includes face painting, photos with Santa, balloon twisting, a winter hayride, games and Santa's workshop. Complimentary hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn, sodas and snow cones. Proceeds benefit the CAUSE Autism Group. 6 to 10 p.m. $10 for children; $5 for adults. The children's price includes a photo with Santa (adults pay $10 if they want a photo with Santa). theGrove Events Venue, 8485 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. (352) 610-8485. thegrovevenue.com.

'Prints and Engravings, Art for the Masses' exhibit: Refreshments will be served. The exhibit is a private collection of prints, lithographs and engravings from the 16th through 20th centuries, including hand-colored engravings and lithographs of the works of Holbein from the Windsor Castle collection, Gould bird prints and others. The collection is on loan from fine arts council board member Roger Sherman of Garden Grove. The exhibit will continue through the Christmas season. 6 p.m.. Mining Association Enrichment Center and Special Needs Disaster Shelter, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 797-0984.

Sons of Norway Sun Viking Lodge 607 Christmas party: This will be a Juletrefest, with a traditional Norwegian Christmas dinner, including roast pork, mashed potatoes and gravy, surkal, rodkal, kalrabistappe, green beans, corn, lingonberries, applesauce, riskrem, julekake, Norwegian cookies, tea and coffee. There will also be a children's program. 6:30 p.m. $15; reservations required by Tuesday. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 686-6538.

Saturday

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.

Spring Hill Relay for Life Survivor and Friends Team Fundraiser Yard Sale: 8 a.m. DaySpring Presbyterian Church, 6000 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 422-1648.

Indoor Craft Fair and Flea Market: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendor spaces, with tables provided, are $15. VFW Post 8681, 18940 Drayton Street, Shady Hills. (727) 856-1860.

Fall Antique Appraisal Show: Fashioned after the Antique Roadshow television program, the event includes a certified personal property appraiser, Dale Smrekar, who specializes in collectibles, fine art, jewelry, coins and paper money, oil paintings, sports memorabilia, antique guns, antique swords and knives, vintage toys and other items. Verbal appraisals only. Refreshments will be available. Sponsored by the St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus Council 13209. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $5 per appraisal. St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 686-9767.

VFW Post 10209 Pancake Breakfast: 9 a.m. to noon. $4 for pancakes with two sausage links; a la carte items priced separately. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.

West Hernando Central Model Railroad Club train show: The club has a working 20- by 20-foot layout featuring DC and DCC running HO trains. There will be vendors selling used and new G-gage, HO-scale and N-scale electric trains. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Dana's Railroad Supply, 4042 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 684-2484.

Brooksville Christmas Parade: The parade route begins at Oakwood Drive, near Hernando High School, then proceeds down Howell Avenue to Main Street, crosses Jefferson and Broad streets, then heads north on Broad to Bell Avenue, ending at Jefferson and Bell. The grand marshals are Steve and Barbara Manuel, and the Hometown Hero is Pattie Stepbach. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Downtown Brooksville, 10 S Main St., Brooksville. (352) 799-6573. kiwanisclubofbrooksville.org.

Santa's Grove Winter Wonderland: Includes face painting, photos with Santa, balloon twisting, a winter hayride, games and Santa's workshop. Complimentary hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn, sodas and snow cones. Proceeds benefit the CAUSE Autism Group. Noon to 10 p.m. $10 for children; $5 for adults. The children's price includes a photo with Santa (adults pay $10 if they want a photo with Santa). theGrove Events Venue, 8485 Sunshine Grove Road, west if Brooksville. (352) 610-8485. thegrovevenue.com.

Entertainment at VFW Post 9236: Music by Adrian Ray. 5 to 9 p.m. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

VFW Post 9236 steak dinner: 6 to 8 p.m. $10. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Winter Waterland Holiday Festival: The event will include a special holiday-themed mermaid show, a live nativity scene and family activities. 6 to 10 p.m. $5 for adults, $3 for ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and younger. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 592-5656. weekiwachee.com.

Walk Through Bethlehem: Includes a simulation of a marketplace in Jesus' time, hands-on activities for children and a nativity. 6 to 8 p.m. A live nativity presentation will follow from 8:15 to 9 p.m. Free. First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2600.

Aripeka Elks Dinner Show presents 'Three Men and a Maestro': Includes jazz, ethnic, classical, bluegrass and Broadway music. 6 p.m. $32 for prime seating; $30 regular seats. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 868-2994, ext. 14.

Hernando Heritage Museum Christmas Candlelight Tour: The museum is housed in the 1854 May-Stringer House, a Victorian home that will be decorated with a lighted tree, ornaments and numerous candles. Light refreshments will be served. 6 to 10 p.m. $5 at the door. Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. (352) 799-0129. hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

Hernando County Philippine-American Association Christmas party: 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. $15 for members, $18 for nonmembers, $10 for ages 6 to 16 and free for ages 5 and younger. Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. (352) 848-1031, 684-7320.

Hernando Symphony Orchestra 'Sounds of the Season' holiday concert: Guest performers: Nature Coast Handbells. 7:30 p.m. $12 adults, $5 students. Season tickets are $30 for three concerts. Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 683-5113. hernandosymphony.com.

Upcoming Hernando events 12/03/11 [Last modified: Saturday, December 3, 2011 4:12pm]
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