NOTE: This story was originally published in 2012
Toys for tots offers help for families in need
The Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots of Hernando County program, sponsored by Marine Corps League Detachment 708, will accept applications from people with needy children in the county from Nov. 26 to Dec. 11 at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Registration must be done in person, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays. Toys for Tots is for children ages 6 months to 12 years. To qualify, applicants cannot be registered for Christmas assistance with any other agency. Questions regarding registration and needed documents may be asked during the registration period by calling (352) 796-3666, or visiting mcl708.org.
Church to celebrate Festival of Trees
The eighth annual Festival of Trees will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 30 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd. The event is sponsored by the General Federation of Women's Clubs/Brooksville Woman's Club and the church. Vendors will decorate trees, which will be on display and judged. They will also sell a variety of gifts, crafts, baked goods, plants and other items. For information, call Yvonne Malone at (352) 796-6026 or (352) 848-7988, or Karen Rey Mullane at the church, (352) 796-2096.
Letter carriers will collect toy donations
The National Association of Letter Carriers' annual nationwide collection of toys for the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots program will be Dec. 1. Local letter carriers will collect new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots of Hernando County, sponsored by Marine Corps League Detachment 708. Residents may leave toys for children ages 6 months to 12 years in bags or boxes by their mailboxes. For information, call (352) 796-3666 or visit mcl708.org.
Dance featuring Nu Soundz: 6-10 p.m., Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. $10. (989) 768-0031.
'Beyond Therapy': 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $12. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.
Live Oak Theatre presents 'Take It Easy': 8 p.m., Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill. $15; $5 for children 13 and younger. (352) 593-0027. liveoaktheatre.org.
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