Hospital auxiliary seeks volunteers
The Brooksville Regional Hospital Auxiliary needs volunteers for various positions. Shifts can be morning or afternoon.
Year-round residents are preferred. Those interested can call (352) 544-6117 or (352) 544-6080 for information, or visit the website at brooksvilleregional.net.
Sportsman's Club has concealed carry class
The Hernando Sportsman's Club will provide a concealed carry class at 9 a.m. July 17 at the clubhouse, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee in the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area.
Completion of the class will qualify for application of a carry permit. The course is about five hours, including range time.
The cost is $50. You can bring your own firearm and a box of factory ammunition, or use one of the club firearms, plus a fee for ammunition. Class size is limited and advanced registration is required. Call (352) 597-9931. Visit the website at hernandosportsmansclub.com.
Learn how to use rain barrels properly
A Rain Barrel Workshop will be offered at 5:30 p.m. July 22 at the Hernando County Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive.
The workshop will be presented by John Korycki of the Hernando County Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program. Participants will each receive a completed rain barrel, along with instructions on its proper use, placement and decoration.
Using rain barrels in the landscape can reduce dependence on irrigation and dealing with watering restrictions.
The cost is $30, which covers the cost of the barrel. Advance registration is required. Call (352) 754-4433.
Library program features kids' stories
The Hernando County Public Library is continuing the Children's Stories and Crafts programs Fridays through Aug. 6 at the West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. The program is from 11 to 11:30 a.m. for toddlers ages 18-35 months, and from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for children ages 3-5 years.
Presented by the Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast, the themed half-hour programs include stories, songs, games and crafts. There is no cost to participate and no registration is required. For information, call (352) 540-6391.
Donations sought for Sept. 11 memorial
The Retired Firefighters of New York City, Spring Hill Chapter 343, needs donations to help with the construction of the memorial garden at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive.
The memorial will have a piece of steel from the collapsed towers of the World Trade Center, a slate tile from the roof of the Pentagon, a canister of soil from the Shanksville, Pa., crash site and paving bricks with the names of every victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. There is also a small remembrance of the 17 U.S. sailors killed on the USS Cole off the coast of Yemen in 2000.
The steel, tile and canister are in place, along with 681 engraved bricks. About 600 more bricks are needed to complete the project.
Donations of any amount are welcome, but sponsoring an engraved brick for the memorial wall costs $50.
Donations can be sent to 9-11 Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 343, Brooksville, FL 34601. For information, call Joe Holland at (352) 686-4401 or (352) 584-5365; or John Pasquale at (352) 683-7966 or (352) 428-9766.