Learn tax prep and help others with forms
AARP 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 March 15 at various locations throughout the county. Experience in preparing taxes is not required. Tax preparation training is provided at no cost, and reimbursement is provided on a limited basis for qualified, program-related expenses. For information, call Joan at (352) 200-5790, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at aarp.org/tavolunteer8.
Shimmy, celebrate and give to charity
The Latin American Civic and Cultural Association will host a Thanksgiving celebration dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at SNPJ Lodge/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. DJ Chris will provide a variety of music, including salsa, merengue, cumbia, bachata and others. Tickets are $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Guests are asked to bring nonperishable foods and toys for the annual Thanksgiving and toy drives. For reservations and tickets, call Noemi De La Rosa at (352) 683-6742 or Ana Burgos at (352) 340-5066.
Cats and kittens need new homes
Home at Last Pet Adoptions has adopt-a-thons from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays at Petco, 7223 Coastal Blvd., in the rear of the store. Although the organization specializes in Siamese, other cats and kittens will be available. All are spayed or neutered, have had age-appropriate vaccinations, have tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS, have microchips and have been treated for parasites. Fees vary and are tax-deductible. Pets can be viewed online at halpetadoptions.petfinder.com, and specific pets can be brought to an adoptathon. Call (352) 476-6832 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Show off steps in dancing benefit
Dance couples are wanted to participate in the Dancing Like the Stars fundraiser Jan. 8 to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Hernando County. Those interested in participating in the competition are invited to practice, rehearse and show off their steps at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Boys and Girls Club, 5404 Applegate Drive. Participants must provide their own dance music. Contact Maureen at (352) 650-9006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nature Coast Bridge Club offers free Easybridge! class: 11 a.m., Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. Designed for beginners. Additional classes offered Dec. 2 and 9. (352) 556-3892 or (352) 597-5221.