VOLUNTEER AT CHINSEGUT HILL: The Friends of Chinsegut Hill will host a Volunteer Round-Up from 4 to 7 p.m. June 28 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 29 at the property, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, north of Brooksville.
Visitors may meet board members and learn about volunteer opportunities. Chinsegut Hill recently opened to the public, and plans are under way to make it a tourist destination.
For information, call (352) 799-5400.
DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM: AARP Driver Safety Program classes are available at various locations throughout the county. The cost for each six-hour course is $12 for AARP members (bring membership card) and $14 for nonmembers. These classes will be offered in July:
• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 10 and 17, Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building at Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17222 Hospital Blvd., Brooksville. Call Ed Baker at (352) 796-7079.
• Noon to 3 p.m. July 15 and 16, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, Suite 105, Medical Arts Building at Spring Hill Regional Hospital, 10441 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. Call Bill Conn at (352) 556-3050 or (606) 669-3224.
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19, Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Call Ed Baker at (352) 796-7079.
MACHINE GUN SHOOT: In celebration of Independence Day, the Hernando Sportsman's Club will host a machine gun shoot from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 4 at the club grounds, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee.
Machine gun owners are invited to participate. Several cars, trucks and assorted targets will be destroyed. The cost is $20 to participate. No tracers or incendiary ammunition allowed. Spectator admission is $2; children 15 and younger will be admitted free.
Eye and ear protection is encouraged for shooters and spectators, especially small children. Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
For information, call (352) 597-9931 or visit hernandosportsmansclub.com.
CELEBRATION INCLUDES FIREWORKS: The city of Inverness will host its annual Patriotic Evening from 5 to 10 p.m. July 3 at Liberty and Wallace Brooks parks in downtown Inverness.
Music will be provided by the Velvet Jones Band, with opening act This Day's Age. There will be games, food, information booths and fireworks over Lake Henderson.
Beer and wine will be available. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs. Admission and parking are free. For information, call (352) 726-2611 or send email to [email protected]
PARADE ENTRIES WANTED: The High Point community invites clubs, organizations and individuals to participate in its annual Fourth of July parade. Registration and lineup will be at 8:30 a.m. July 4 near the guardhouse, just off Cortez Boulevard. The parade will start at 9 a.m., ending at the community center at 12249 Club House Road. At the center, there will be a traditional flag-raising ceremony by American Legion Post 186. Awards will be presented, and refreshments will be available. Entry forms are available at the guardhouse. For information, call Sylvia at (352) 596-6006.
BABY SHOWER AND TODDLER EXPO: The annual World's Greatest Baby Shower and Toddler Expo will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13 at the Hernando County Health Department, 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill.
The event is for expectant and new parents, friends and family members. Visitors will have the opportunity to speak with a variety of local professionals on topics such as healthy pregnancy, infant and child safety, early learning, physical and mental development, and positive parenting. There will be educational presentations and demonstrations. Door prizes and light snacks will be available. For information, call Virginia Arnold at (352) 540-6800, ext. 82154.
EXPANDED HOURS AT GIFT ROOM: The American Cancer Society's Hernando Gift Room has expanded its hours. It is now open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at 14540 Cortez Blvd., Suite 203, in the PineBrook Regional Medical Center, west of Brooksville. The gift room is a free service that provides uninsured and underinsured patients with free wigs, hats and head coverings (scarves, kerchiefs, beanies and knitted caps), prostheses and mastectomy bras, as well as emotional support for people going through chemotherapy. To learn more, call the American Cancer Society toll-free at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.