Don't miss parade
The Kiwanis Club of Brooksville presents the 39th annual Brooksville Christmas Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday. There will be marching bands, Shriners, floats, clowns, horses and a visit from Santa.
The parade route begins at Oakwood Drive next to the Hernando County School Board, then travels down Howell Avenue to Main Street crossing Jefferson and Broad streets, and ending at Jefferson and Bell Avenue. Bring your chair and your camera.
For information, go to www.kiwanisclubofbrooksville.org.
Jolly old eats
The Hernando Beach Crimewatch presents a Pig Roast with Santa from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Leslie's Bistro, 3306 Shoal Line Blvd. in Hernando Beach. Join them for food, live music, a bounce house, gingerbread decorating, 50/50 drawings and Santa. Tickets are $16 for adults and $8 for children under 12 and will benefit the Hernando Beach Crime Watch. For tickets, call (352) 610-4410 or contact any Hernando Beach Crime Watch member.
Historic home tour
The the 13th Annual Historic Tour of Homes sponsored by GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club takes place Sunday, with three tours at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. starting at the city and church parking lot on the corner of South Main and Liberty streets. Tickets are $12 per person and include tours of four homes and the Brooksville Women's Clubhouse where hot apple cider and homemade cookies will be served. For tickets or information, call Yvonne Malone at (352) 796-6026.
Passion for poinsettias
Spring Hill Garden Club hosts the 25th annual Poinsettia Planting from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Spring Hill Landmark Waterfall entrance at Spring Hill Drive and Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Residents are invited to bring poinsettias, sign a memory book and watch garden club members place the plants around the waterfall. For information, call (352) 683-9933 or visit www.naturecoastgardens.com.
Christmas dance today in Spring Hill
The Arc Nature Coast hosts a Christmas Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. today at The Arc Nature Coast Education Center, 6495 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. The cost is $5 per person and includes pizza, beverages, snacks and a gift from Santa. For information call (352) 544-2322 ext. 109 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wreath-laying ceremony set
The Turner Funeral Home, Florida Hills Memorial Gardens, Knights of Columbus, St. Frances Cabrini Counsel #3022, and Civil Air Patrol have volunteered to conduct the Wreaths Across America ceremony starting at noon Saturday at the Florida Hills Memorial Gardens, 14354 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Specially designed ceremonial wreaths for the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine and POW/MIA will be placed to remember those who served, honor their sacrifices and teach our younger generations about the high cost of our freedoms.
The ceremony will be coordinated simultaneously at more than 400 participating locations across the county. For information, call Steven Dunn at (352) 796-9661 or visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.
Holiday cruise with the Friends
Enjoy a festive Yuletide Holiday Cruise presented by the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at, 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. (U.S. 19) in Homosassa. Tickets are $25 for adults (12 and over) and $5 for children (5-11). Enjoy a cruise on Pepper Creek with entertainment by Homosassa Elementary Chorus and Santa and Mrs. Claus. Refreshments include hot chocolate, non-alcoholic punch and cupcakes. Tickets must be purchased in advance and proceeds benefit the Wildlife Park. For more information call (352) 628-5343.
'White Christmas' continues in Hudson
Show Palace Entertainment's production Irving Berlin's "White Christmas," a merry and bright experience for the entire family, continues through Dec. 25 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. The cost for dinner and show is $49.50. Performances are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday matinee, Thursday and Friday evening, Saturday matinee and evening, and Sunday brunch. To purchase tickets, go to www.showpalace.net or call (727) 863-7949.
Jazz band has concert on Monday
The Concordia Chorus is sponsoring a program by the Hudson Middle School Jazz Band at 7 p.m. Monday at the High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, Brooksville. Tickets are $4 and all proceeds go to the band.
Tickets can be purchased at the High Point Office or at the door. For more information, call (352) 592-2147.
Boat parade set in Hernando Beach
The Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife park presents "Celebration of Lights," a synchronized light and sound show featuring Sebastian's Winter Wonderland, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Dec. 24 in the Garden of the Springs, 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. (U.S. 19) in Homosassa. There will be a variety of entertainment along with refreshments at the Miss-L-Toe Café. An After-Christmas Party sponsored by the Citrus County Corvette Club will be hosted by Joe Dube on Dec. 26, and features performances by Elvis impersonator Billy Lindsey. Donations for events are $3 for adults; $1 for children ages 6-12; children 5 and under are free. For information, call the park office at (352) 628-5343.
Celebrate New Years with the Germans
A New Year's Eve Dance hosted by the German Club of Spring Hill is set for on Dec. 31 at the Hernando Shrine Hall, 13400 Montour St., Brooksville. Doors open at 6 p.m. with hors d'ouevres served from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. and dancing from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. with music by Manni Daum. Tickets are available in advance only: members $17, guests $27, which includes a champagne toast and sandwiches at midnight. BYOB and semi-formal to formal attire is required. For tickets call Lisa Yaskulski at (352) 688-3744.