CPR course offers 2-year certificate, chance to save life
A CPR/automated external defibrillator class will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building, Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Another class is scheduled for Jan. 26. 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 interested may participate. The cost is $20. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a two-year certification card. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call (352) 597-8875.
Bloodmobile to stop at Explorer K-8
A benefit blood drive with the LifeSouth bloodmobile will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Explorer K-8 School, 10252 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill. All blood donors will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad. The drive is for Leah Ranger, a student at Springstead High School who has a rare blood cancer. Her mom, Amy, is a teacher at Explorer. For information, call LifeSouth at (352) 596-2002.
Program promotes weight loss, health
The Hernando County Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the next Hernando Health Experience. Initial weigh-ins will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando County Health Department, 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd. The final weigh-in will be April 7. Open to adults and youths 14 and older (those younger than 18 must participate with a parent), the program is designed to help motivate, educate and support individuals and families seeking healthier lives. Participants compete for cash prizes, based on weight loss and waist inches lost. Prize money will be determined by the number of entries. The cost is $45. The challenge is provided by GIME Fitness. Visit hernandohealthexperience.com or call (352) 428-6368 or (352) 754-4031.
David Gorski fatally shot his brother, Christopher Gorski, in June 2009. A story in Sunday's Hernando Times listed an incorrect year of his death.
'The Straight Dope on Substance Abuse and Mental Health' presentation: 6 p.m., the Beautiful Mind, 10554 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 684-0004. namihernando.org.