Learn how to develop a good spending plan
A free one-hour class, Developing an Effective Spending Plan, will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St.
The class will focus on how a good spending plan is the key to a family's activities in buying, borrowing, saving, investing, purchasing a home, paying debts and planning for the future. The class is free, but registration is required. Call Scott Taylor at (352) 754-4433.
Hospice is looking for more volunteers
Hernando-Pasco Hospice needs of volunteers.
A variety of opportunities are available for adults and teens at the East Hernando office at 686 S Broad St., such as answering phones, greeting the public, doing computer work or visiting patients.
Those wishing to volunteer are invited to a two-part orientation from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Jan. 15 at the East Hernando office. To reserve a seat, call Anne Clarke, volunteer coordinator, at (352) 796-2611.
Extension service offering free classes
The Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service is offering free horticulture classes. No registration is required. Call (352) 754-4433. The classes are:
• Ridding Your Lawn and Landscape of Weeds, 10 a.m. Saturday at the extension office, 19490 Oliver St. Presented by urban horticulture agent Jim Moll, who will discuss what you can do to rid your yard of a variety of weeds.
• Caring for Cold-Damaged Lawns and Landscapes, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West, east of Brooksville. Learn what to do to help cold-damaged lawns and plants recover.
Auditions will be held for children's chorale
The Nature Coast Children's Chorale will conduct auditions Tuesday in the chorus room at Powell Middle School, 4100 Barclay Ave. Auditions are open to youngsters in third grade through high school. The chorale has 31 members representing 14 Hernando and Pasco schools. The director is David Pletincks, the choral director at Powell Middle School Microsociety and Performing Arts Center. The choir practices on Thursday evenings and will keep an active schedule in the spring, including performances with the Hernando Symphony Orchestra, the Nature Coast Festival Singers and the Hernando Hills Hi-Lites. To set up an audition time, call (352) 442-7060.
Lecture series to have a variety of topics
Academia Hernando's Spring lecture series, "Innovations," will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon from Jan. 19 to March 23 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The series includes:
• Jan. 19, "The American Theater" by Barbara Fredricksen
• Jan. 26, "The War on Terrorism" by Col. Mike Phenegar
• Feb. 2, "Complexity Science and Community Change" by Allison Pinto
• Feb. 9, "Militant Atheism and Radical Islam — Attacks on the Judeo-Christian Tradition" by Douglas Fairbanks and Arnold Silver
• Feb. 17, museum visit to see the Albrecht Durer exhibition
• Feb. 23, "Transitions in Nursing" by Raymond McCormick
• March 2, "The Public Health Network" by Maureen Guthae
• March 9, "Advances in Cardiology" by Dr. Joseph Idicula
• March 16, "Trends in Modern Art" by Peter Tush
• March 23, concert with Karen Brown
The cost is $50 for the series, including the museum trip and the concert. The cost to attend individual lectures is $7 per person. Call (352) 597-0158.