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Open bar starts semiformal party

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582 will host a semiformal New Year's celebration Dec. 31 at the lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd.

An open bar will start at 6 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. The dinner of prime rib or chicken will be served at 8 p.m. A midnight champagne toast is followed with sweet rolls and coffee.

Southern Exposure will provide dance music, starting at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $45 per person. Reservations are required by Dec. 22. Specially priced tickets will be offered after 10 p.m. to up to 50 people for dancing and drinks only (no dinner). For information, call 596-2582.


Free lacrosse clinic offered to youths

The Hernando County Recreation Department will offer a free lacrosse clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Park on Spring Hill Drive. The clinic is open to youth in fourth through 12th grades.

Registration forms for the 2007 Hernando Crusaders lacrosse season will be available at the clinic.

The Recreation Department will accept registrations through Jan. 8, and the season will be Jan. 15 through May 7. The home field is Veterans Memorial Park. The cost is $65. Call the Recreation Department at 754-4031 or visit the Web site at


Elvis ushers in new year at yacht club

Hernando Beach Yacht Club will host a New Year's Eve celebration Dec. 31 at the club, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd.

The celebration will include a prime rib dinner, dancing and a special show with "Elvis," starring Bill Lindsey.

Tickets are $35 and include dinner, dancing, entertainment, the Elvis show, a champagne toast and favors. A cash bar will be available.

Tickets are limited. For information or tickets, call Karen at 592-0037.