St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., will have its annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the parish hall. Vendor spaces are available. Call Fran Nico at (352) 799-0901 or (352) 650-9268.
Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., has changed the time for its Erev Shabbat services to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. The morning service will remain at 10 a.m. Also, the temple will offer adult education classes taught by Reb Tuviah beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday. Lynn Budnick will lead a Hebrew for Beginners class at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Night of 100 Menorahs, a celebration of Hanukkah, will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 24; reservations with payment are required for the chicken dinner by Dec. 16. Call (352) 686-7034 or visit tbdfl.org for information and pricing.
St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., will offer a free Christmas concert, directed by Adam Brakel, at 7 p.m. Dec. 16. No tickets are needed; an offering will be collected. Call (352) 683-9666.
Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd., will present its 2016 Christmas Spectacular, directed by Tim Kaufman, at 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 10 and at 6 p.m. Dec. 11. Paul Todd will be the featured artist, along with the church's Celebration Choir and Praise Band. The concerts are free; no tickets are needed.
First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, will present "Christmas at Spring Hill," featuring organ virtuoso Hector Olivera and award-winning soprano Amanda (Boyd) Quinn at 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 11. Olivera attended the Juilliard School of Music and has performed solo concerts throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Central and Latin America, as well as with prominent symphony orchestras. Quinn also performs with Opera Memphis. Highlights of the concert will include This Holy Night and Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child! with Quinn as soloist. The 75-minute concert will also feature the church's Chancel Choir and the Powell Middle School Choir. Tickets are free; tickets for the 7 p.m. concert may be obtained at the church office between 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.
Unitarian Universalist Church in the Pines, which meets at the Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way, is asking people to set aside unwanted books for its book drive, which will run from Jan. 1 through March 31. The books will be given to People Helping People to distribute to underemployed and homeless people in Hernando County. Particularly helpful would be practical reference books, such as how to compose a business letter, books about computer skills, cookbooks and textbooks in math and English. Donations are tax-deductible. Call (352) 600-9555 to schedule a pickup.
Information for the Religion Calendar and Briefs must be in writing and may be emailed to Gail Hollenbeck at [email protected] or mailed to Hernando Times, Religion Calendar and Briefs, 13045 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. The deadline is two weeks before the event or reservation deadline. Include the time, date, exact street address, cost, contact person (first and last names) and phone number.