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Coast Guard offers class on new technology for water safety


Class to focus on new technology for water safety

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-8, 4340 Calienta St., will offer a free program, Radio/Digital Selective Calling, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. The class will cover new technology for safety on the water. Those attending will learn about DSC radios, new Coast Guard Rescue 21 procedures and the Emergency Positioning Indicating Radio Beacon. For information or to reserve a seat, call Jeff at (352) 397-5417.

Volunteers sought for income tax program

The United Way of Hernando County, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, will offer the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program during the upcoming tax season. Volunteers are needed and will receive a free IRS-certified training session that will be offered on Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15. Volunteers can work as greeters, return preparers and quality reviewers. Those interested should be computer literate and have good communication skills. For information or to sign up as a VITA volunteer, call the United Way at (352) 688-2026 or visit


Drivers needed for cancer patients

The American Cancer Society is in need of volunteers for its Road to Recovery program to drive Hernando County cancer patients to their chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Schedules are flexible, and training is provided. Requirements include having a good driving record, a valid driver's license, insurance and a smoke-free vehicle in good running condition. Those wishing to help may call Joan at (352) 799-9078.

Today's picks

'Arsenic and Old Lace': 2 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $15 adults, $8 students. (352) 683-5113.

Riverhawk Music Festival: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. Prices vary. (863) 984-8445.

West Hernando Coin Club Coin Show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. Free parking and admission. (352) 678-7769.

Hernando deaths

A detailed list of obituaries is published in Section B.

Coast Guard offers class on new technology for water safety 11/06/10 [Last modified: Saturday, November 6, 2010 1:18pm]
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