Classes help prepare for taking GED test
HEART Literacy Adult Education offers classes in reading, math, language arts, ESOL (English as a second lounge) and free pre-GED testing.
Adults 18 years or older interested in finishing a high school degree, or brushing up on reading, math or language arts, are invited to stop by one of the four local sites offering the free classes and sign up. No appointments are necessary.
Classes will begin Tuesday at the following Brooksville locations:
• 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd. Free child care for ages 2 to 5 available.
• 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, HEART Literacy, 801 N Broad St.
Classes will begin Aug. 30 at the following locations:
• 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. Free child care for ages 4 to 10 available.
• 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, J.D. Floyd K-8 School, 3139 Dumont Ave., Spring Hill. Free child care for ages 2 to 5 available.
A Florida photo ID is required. Call (352) 797-7018.
AARP offers programs about driver safety
AARP Driver Safety Program classes will be offered at these locations in September. The six-hour class is $12 for AARP members (bring membership card) and $14 for nonmembers.
• 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 1 and 8, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital. Call (352) 666-4044 to register.
• 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 10 and 17, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Call (352) 596-9193 to register.
• Noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 14 and 16, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Call (352) 797-7497 to register.
• Noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 14 and 16, Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor. Call (352) 799-3370 to register.
• 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 15 and 22, Spring Hill Enrichment Center. Call (352) 666-4044 to register.
• 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 21 and 24, Brookridge Club House, 8150 Hampton St., west of Brooksville. Call (352) 666-2246 to register.
Get active, train your dog at rec programs
Hernando County Recreation will offer the following programs:
• Get Out Get Active Saturdays, 7 to 7:45 a.m. Saturdays, starting Aug. 28, at Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road. All ages can participate; families are welcome. The first four weeks will be to help participants achieve the level of participating in a 5K or 3-mile walk, run or ride. There is no cost to participate, and no registration is required. Participants should show up by 6:55 a.m. For information, call the recreation office at (352) 754-4031.
• Elementary school for dogs, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays starting Aug. 28, Rotary Centennial Park, 10375 Sandlor St. This is a six-week session for dogs 4 months and older. The class focuses on obedience, with 16 commands and combinations, leadership, communication, pack order and more. The cost is $95.
• Puppy kindergarten, 9 a.m. Saturdays starting Sept. 18, Rotary Centennial Park, 10375 Sandlor St. This is a three-week program for dogs 8 months and younger. Owners learn the fundamentals of owning a puppy or dog. Topics include housebreaking, teething, puppy development stages, choosing a dog food, exercising your dog, developing a schedule and socialization. The cost is $40.
Advance registration is required for both dog training classes. Register at www.doggonesolutions.com or call the recreation office at (352) 754-4031.
Housing Authority looks for comments
The Hernando County Housing Authority will conduct a public hearing at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Commission Chambers at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St.
The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments on the authority's annual (fiscal year 2010) and five-year (2010-14) plans, as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The proposed plan is available for review at the Housing Authority office, 1661 Blaise Drive; the office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Call (352) 754-4160.