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 September:
• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 4 and 11, Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building at Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17222 Hospital Blvd., Brooksville. Call Marge Lingor at (352) 596-9193.
• 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 5 and 12, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Call Marge Lingor at (352) 596-9193.
• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9 and 11, Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill (behind the hospital). Call Bill Conn at (352) 556-3050 or (606) 669-3224.
• Noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 16 and 17, 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.
NRA BANQUET, AUCTION: The Hernando County Friends of NRA will host a fundraiser dinner banquet and auction at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville.
Along with dinner, there will be a live and silent auction, door prizes and game tables with prizes.
There will be a drawing for a chance to win a Thompson tommy gun with violin case, a Smith and Wesson Governor pistol that shoots both .45-caliber pistol cartridges and .410 shotgun shells and a TriStar Tec-12 shotgun. The 2013 standard NRA banquet package of items will be auctioned.
Proceeds will help support shooting sports and firearms safety and education programs.
Tickets are $40 each or $70 per couple and may be purchased online at friendsofnra.org (click on "Find an Event") or by calling (352) 238-4894.
BENEFIT GALA: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce and Communities in Schools of Hernando County will host a "Celebrate Fall" dinner-dance from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill.
The evening will kick off with a cocktail hour and cash bar.
Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Dance music will be provided by the Shadow Ridge Band.
Tickets are $50 and include light appetizers, a three-course buffet, sides, salad, dessert and beverage.
Proceeds will help support CIT and the Chamber Education and Training Association.
Black tie is optional. For tickets, visit ceta-cis-eac2.eventbrite.com or call Tracy Echols at (352) 277-3322.
PHOTO CONTEST: The Florida Association of Counties is hosting a photo contest for its 2014 calendar. The theme is "Beautiful Roads and Trails."
Those with photos of Hernando County trails and roads are encouraged to enter. The deadline is Monday.
Entries submitted electronically must be in .jpg format, at high-quality compression size (a minimum of 2,000 pixels; 3,000 pixels preferred).
Eight- by 10-inch prints and 35mm slides will be accepted, but digital submissions are preferred.
To submit, visit flcounties.wufoo.com/forms/q7x0q1.