The Starkey Ranch Theatre Library Cultural Center, 12118 Lake Blanche Drive in Odessa, will host a seminar about “Becoming a Homeowner” on Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. The free program will be presented by Dianne Lareau of NEAT Realty and Tom Menendez of Cadence Bank. Registration is required. Call 727-815-7126.
St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, 502 Druid Hills Road in Temple Terrace, will host a Christmas Carol Sing-Along on Dec. 9 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the Sanctuary. Song books will be provided, along with organ accompaniment. There also will be refreshments and fellowship in the Parish Hall. Nursery care will be available.
The Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., in Dade City, will host Comedy Magician Elliott Smith on Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. Admission is free. For information, call 352-567-3576.
The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will present the Tri-County Woodturners’ Turn & Learn: Goblet on Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon and from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., for ages 18 and older. Previous lathe experience is required. All materials will be provided. All Makerspace programs require closed-toe shoes and completed Foundry Waiver & Safety Playbook forms. Forms can be picked up at the Service Desk or read and printed from the website, at PascoLibraries.org/makerspaces/the-foundry/. Registration is required. Call 813-929-1214 for information.
The New River Library, 34043 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel, will host Highland Canine Connect Therapy Dogs on Dec. 9 at 1 p.m., for children to read to the dogs. For information, call 813-788-6375.
The Dade City Merchants Association will host its 39th annual Country Christmas Stroll will take place on Dec. 9 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., in historic downtown Dade City. The event will include holiday entertainment, Santa, carriage rides, treats, shopping and dining. For a complete list of activities, visit Facebook.
The New Tampa Performing Arts Center, 8550 Hunters Village Road, will present “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” as part of its Kids Film Series, on Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon. General admission is $5. For information and tickets, visit HillsboroughArts.org/events/kids-film-series-the-muppet-christmas-carol/.
Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad in partnership with the Pasco County Parks Department will present Christmas Trains at Crews Lake Park, 16739 Crews Lake Drive in Spring Hill, on Dec. 9, Dec. 10, Dec. 16 and Dec. 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests can take a train ride through the park, take pictures and visit with Santa Claus, and visit vendors. Food and drinks will be available to purchase. Admission is $6 per person (ages 12 months and younger are free). Expectant mothers will not be allowed to ride. For information and directions, visit CP-GRR.com.
The Dade City Garden Club will host “Holiday Magic in the Gardens” on Dec. 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.. at 13630 Fifth St., in Dade City. Guests can stroll through the festively decorated gardens, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, have holiday photos taken and pet a llama. Families also can create an ornament to take home and kids can mix up their own Reindeer Dust using a safe, environmentally friendly recipe. There also will be a Reindeer Crossing, Santa’s Mailbox, and a Mt. Crumpit. Grinch’s Story Time will take place at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. There may even be some homemade Christmas cookies for sale. For information, visit DadeCityGardenClub.com or email .
The Plantation Palms Golf Club, 23253 Plantation Palms Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes, will host a Golf Cart Parade and Family Fun Night on Dec. 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. After the parade there will be a movie on the lawn. For more details and to register, call 813-996-4653. There are a limited number of golf carts to rent.