African dance classes come to Kennedy park
An African dance program will start Wednesday at Kennedy Park, 895 Kennedy Blvd. The program is offered through the Hernando County recreation department and Ignite Youth Inc. Classes will be from 4 to 5 p.m. each Wednesday for middle school students and from 5 to 6 p.m. for high school students and adults. Participants will learn about the origin of African dance and its meanings as well as the art and skill of the dance. The cost is $9 per class; there is also a one-time $10 registration fee. Contact the recreation department at (352) 754-4031 or LaShawn Rush with Ignite Youth at (352) 277-6933. Visit igniteyouthinc.org.
Part of Main Street will close Tuesday
The city of Brooksville has announced that a portion of Main Street, between Broad and Liberty streets, will be closed from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday for Love Your Neighbor's Joy FM event in front of the Rising Sun Cafe. For information, call Lisa Callea at (352) 428-9275 or the City Clerk's Office at (352) 540-3810.
Olympic Fest seeks vendors, sponsors
Sponsors and vendors are needed for Olympic Fest 2012, which will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd. Special Olympics athletes will start the event with a relay run and the national anthem. There will be runs for all age groups (3 years and older) plus activities for children, a raffle and live music. Sponsorships and vendor spaces are $30; spaces for organizations — no selling — are $20. Donations of gift cards, baskets and other items for a raffle are needed. Contact Andrea Pervis at (352) 597-0050 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Christine Hogan at (352) 238-2279 or email@example.com. All proceeds will benefit Hernando County Special Olympics.
Class for families of mentally ill
The National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando will offer its free 12-week Family to Family class at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting Sept. 6, at the Beautiful Mind Outreach Center, 10554 Spring Hill Drive. The program is designed to foster learning, healing and empowerment among families, friends and caregivers of individuals with mental illness. Course elements include coping skills, handling periods of crisis and relapse, up-to-date information on medications, guidance on locating appropriate resources, and caring for the caregiver. To register, call Mariann at (352) 683-1350.
Real estate listings
Real estate listings, which have been suspended for several weeks while the Times switched to a new data provider, return to the newspaper today. Page 2.
Anime Afternoon for youth: 1 to 4 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. All materials provided. (352) 754-4043.
Brookridge Social Dance Group Western-themed dance: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. $5. (352) 597-0723.