AARP tax-aide program seeks volunteers
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide needs volunteers in Hernando County for the coming tax season. The program is a free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service that is offered from February through April 15 at various locations throughout the county. Volunteers can help as tax preparers or greeters. Those who want to help with tax preparations need only to be computer literate; experience in preparing taxes is not required. Training for all volunteers will be provided in January. For information, call (352) 799-2604 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event will identify, classify artifacts
Artifact ID Day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1676, 17129 Wiscon Road, Brooksville. Archaeologists will be on hand to identify and classify prehistoric and historic artifacts, as well as family heirlooms. There will be no buying or selling. The event is sponsored by the Historic Hernando Preservation Society, the University of South Florida's anthropology department and the Florida Public Archaeology Network. There is no cost. Call (352) 795-0208.
PHCC celebrates open-mike poetry
Pasco-Hernando Community College will host its bi-annual Celebration of Poetry from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Room B104 at the PHCC North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Faculty, staffers, students and community members are invited to listen and participate in the open-mike poetry reading. The event is coordinated by professors Richard Downing and Kay McKamy. PHCC's North Campus Student Government Association will provide refreshments and door prizes. Those interested in reading one or two poems may sign up at the door. For information, call McKamy at (352) 797-5109.
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Holiday parades for boat owners
Boat owners are invited to participate in two parades:
• The Hernando Beach Yacht Club will host its annual Christmas boat parade Dec. 1 at the club, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. Check-in will be at 5 p.m.; the parade will start at 6 p.m. Awards will be presented. There will also be a chili cook-off, and chili hot dogs and other food and drinks will be available for purchase. The cost to participate is a donation of a toy for Toys for Tots. Call fleet Capt. Aaron Nangle at (727) 916-0001.
• The 27th annual Weeki Wachee River Christmas Boat Parade will be 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8. The parade lineup will start at 6 p.m. at the Weeki Wachee Marina, 7154 Shoal Line Blvd., then proceed to the judging area at Rogers Park, 7244 Shoal Line Blvd., Weeki Wachee. The parade route continues to the Bayport pier, then will return to Rogers Park, at the judging area. The cost to enter a boat is a gift card, cash donation or a new, unwrapped toy to benefit the Dawn Center. There is no cost to spectators. Contact Jim Lanier Jr. at the Weeki Wachee Marina, (352) 596-2852 or email@example.com. Visit the website at weekiwacheemarina.com.
High Point Ladies Fire Auxiliary pancake breakfast benefit: 7-11 a.m., High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. $4. (352) 592-3829.