Dance group to hold Father's Day event
The Brooksville Social Dance Group will host a Father's Day dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. June 5 at Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St.
Music will be provided by Short Notice Duo. Ice and coffee will be provided throughout the evening; doughnuts will be served about 9:30 p.m., after the 50/50 drawing. Guests may bring their own beverages.
Tickets are $5, available at the door; discounted season tickets are available. For information or reservations, call Dot at (352) 597-0723.
Dirty Harry, Biker Bob? Come see who wins
"The Great Puppet Race," Dirty Harry vs. Biker Bob, a fundraiser for breast cancer, will be at 4 p.m. May 30 at Bayport Inn, 4835 Cortez Blvd.
Spectators can pick their favorite racer by making a donation. There will be door prizes and raffles.
Call Fay at (352) 688-0648.
AARP offering driver safety courses
AARP Driver Safety Program classes will be offered at the following Hernando County locations in June. The six-hour class is $12 for AARP members (bring membership card) and $14 for nonmembers.
• 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 2 and 9; or 9 a.m. to noon June 16 and 23, Spring Hill Enrichment Center at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Call (352) 666-2246 to register.
• Noon to 3 p.m. June 15 and 17, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Call (352) 797-7497 to register.
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19, Brookridge Community Center, 8150 Hampton St., west of Brooksville. Call (352) 666-2246 to register.
Veterans Post to host Memorial Day event
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236 will observe Memorial Day at 11 a.m. May 31 at the post, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd.
The Nature Coast Children's Chorale will perform. The group is led by David Pletincks, chorus director at Powell Middle School. The speaker will be Hernando County Sheriff Richard Nugent, a Blue Star father. Also, several scholarship recipients will be honored.
This will be an outdoor ceremony, weather permitting, and will feature a color guard from the post, as well as a tribute by Marine Corps League Detachment 1002.
For information, call (352) 596-9236.
Bikers ride to benefit Humane Society
A Cruising for Critters Poker Run to benefit the Humane Society of the Nature Coast will be June 5. Registration and a complimentary breakfast will begin at 9:30 a.m. at AAA Spring Hill, 1410 Pinehurst Drive. The ride ends at Cottee River Cafe on Shady Hills Road.
The grand prize will be a piece of artwork by Scott Jacobs, valued at more than $1,500, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Harley-Davidson Co.
A special gift pack will be given to dogs that come to the event.
Advance scorecards are $10 for one and three for $20; the cost on event day is $12 for one or $25 for three. Participants may purchase as many scorecards as they wish.
Preregistration is available online at cruisingforcritters.com, at the Humane Society shelter at Mobley and Wiscon roads south of Brooksville, and at the AAA office.
For information, call Trina Bowden at (352) 683-3446, ext. 2242.
Health Department to limit services Thursday
The Hernando County Health Department/Nature Coast Community Health Center has announced that services will be limited on Thursday while employees participate in a training session.
The Brooksville front office at 300 S Main St. will remain open to provide information for walk-ins. The Spring Hill office at 7465 Forest Oaks Blvd., and the office at the Airport Industrial Park, south of Brooksville, will be closed.
Medical, nursing, nutrition, dental, environmental and vital statistic services will not be available that day.
Regular hours will resume Friday. For information, call (352) 540-6800.
Head Start accepting 2010-11 applications
Mid-Florida Community Services' Head Start Early Childhood Development Pre-School Program is accepting applications for enrollment for the 2010-11 school year.
The program serves children 3 or 4 years old as of Sept. 1. Head Start also serves children with disabilities.
This is a federally funded, income-eligible program. The items needed to apply include:
• Birth certificate.
• Proof of residency (utility bill).
• Picture ID for parent/guardian.
• Proof of income for parent/guardian for the last 12 months or prior calendar year, whichever is applicable.
• Documentation of child's disability (if applicable).
• Proof of custody (if applicable).
Applications for enrollment will be accepted from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. weekdays or by appointment at the following Head Start locations:
• 835 School St., Brooksville. Call (352) 754-2464.
• 610 N Jackson St., Wildwood. Call (352) 748-6677.
• 403 S Lincoln St., Bushnell. Call (352) 748-6677.