Children's home society looking for volunteers
Children's Home Society needs volunteers to help at its Brooksville office, located at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. Assistance is needed in areas such as administrative support, family finding, nursing and transportation. All volunteers will have to complete background and Department of Motor Vehicles checks. Children's Home Society is a nonprofit organization that provides services such as foster care, adoption, child development, emergency shelters, residential group homes, and independent and transitional living for teens. Those interested in volunteering are asked to call Steve Homan at (352) 754-1111, ext. 34.
2013 Master Gardener calendars available
The 2013 Hernando County Master Gardener calendar is now available. The calendar features month-by-month advice on how to care for a Hernando County landscape. Calendars are $3 each and must be picked up at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive; no calendars can be mailed. For information, call (352) 754-4433.
Sign up for or give to Gifts of Love kids party
Today is the last day for parents to sign up their children, ages 12 and younger, for the annual Gifts of Love Christmas Party hosted by Jesus and Me Ministries. The party will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. Parents must provide each child's name, age, gender and one gift the child wants for Christmas. Call (352) 345-7285. Those wishing to help may call to be matched with a child or family. Donations of gifts may be dropped off at the American Legion. All gifts are needed by noon Friday.
Arc Nature Coast to hold open house
The Arc Nature Coast will host its annual holiday open house from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the agency's education center at 6495 Mariner Blvd. There will be music and a special Christmas program presented by Arc members. A complimentary lunch will be provided. For information, call (352) 592-5650, ext. 408.
Hernando County Local Mitigation Strategy Committee, 10 a.m., Hernando County Sheriff's Emergency Operations Center, 18900 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.