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Briefs: Animal shelter needs donations

Animal shelter seeks donations: Hernando County Animal Services is in need of donations, including bath and hand towels, dog biscuits (no rawhides), canned dog and cat food, dog shampoo, bleach for cleaning, large balls and other toys for the play area, cat litter, cat carriers, dog collars and leashes, metal food dishes and laundry soap.

To make a donation or adopt a pet, stop by the shelter at 19450 Oliver St., Brooksville. It is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

For information, call (352) 796-5062 or visit or visit the Facebook page.

Preschool screenings: The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System will offer preschool screenings for children ages 3 to 5 who are not in kindergarten and who might have problems with speech, language, hearing, vision, concepts or motor coordination.

Appointment dates are available throughout the 2014-15 school year.

Screenings will be at the Exceptional Student Education Center, 900 Emerson Road, Brooksville, on the following days: Aug. 20, Sept. 3 and 17, Oct. 1, 15 and 29, Nov. 5 and 19, Dec. 3 and 17, Jan. 7 and 21, Feb. 4 and 18, March 4 and 18, April 1 and 22, and May 6 and 20.

The free screenings are by appointment only; early registration is suggested.

Call Linda Kaszuba at (352) 797-7021.

Dinner and murder: The Hernando Beach Yacht Club, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach, will host a "Cruising to Murder Mystery Dinner" on Aug. 16.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the show and dinner starting at 6:15 p.m.

Tickets are $25 each and must be purchased by Aug. 12. Call (352) 293-5262.

Live Oak Theatre auditions: The Live Oak Theatre Company will have auditions for its 2014-15 season at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12 and at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 in the fellowship hall at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. Auditions will be for both the fall production Anne of Avonlea and the spring production of The Music Man.

Those auditioning should prepare 16 bars from a song that shows their strengths and vocal range. A monologue is welcome (less than two minutes), but not required. Cold readings will only be used for adults who audition and for children's callbacks.

Children with no prior experience with Live Oak should have completed the theater's Basic Acting and Introduction to Live Oak Theatre program.

Anne of Avonlea will be performed in November, and The Music Man in March. For details, email to or visit Live Oak's Facebook page.

CPR/AED class: A CPR and automated external defibrillator class will be offered at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120 in the Medical Arts Building, 17222 Hospital Blvd., west of Brooksville. The course will also be offered on Aug. 28.

The course meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association and the American Safety and Health Institute. It is designed for professional health care providers, but anyone may participate. The cost is $20. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a two-year certification card. Reservations are required. Call Bob Kanner at (352) 597-8875.

PHSC offers online classes: Pasco-Hernando State College's corporate training office, in partnership with Ed2Go, offers hundreds of noncredit online courses to the community. The classes are instructor-led and allow students to study at their own pace with online classroom access 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The following six-week online courses are scheduled to begin on Aug. 20: Write Your Life Story, Creating a Successful Business Plan, and Teaching Students with Autism: Strategies for Success.

The cost for each course is $104. To view a complete list of all PHSC Ed2Go courses, or to register for a class, visit For information, call (727) 816-3123 or send email to

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