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Community news: Big yard sale benefits animal rescue

SALE BENEFITS ANIMAL RESCUE: Compassion for All His Creatures, a nonprofit animal rescue and sanctuary at 19580 Phillips Road, Masaryktown, will host its annual yard sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

More than 1,500 items have been donated for the sale, with all proceeds going toward animal rescue.

In case of rain, the event will be June 28 and 29. For information, call (352) 556-6222.

CPR COURSE: Crescent Community Clinic, 5244 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, will offer the American Heart Association's CPR Basic Life Support certification class for health care staffers and providers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 29.

The instructor will be certified instructor and paramedic Miguel Juarez. For those who register by June 25, certification cards will be provided at the end of the class.

The cost is $45. To register or for information, call (352) 610-9916 or send email to

HOSPICE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: HPH Hospice is recruiting volunteers to help out in the kitchen at its Sturgill Hospice Care Center, 12242 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Volunteers are also needed to visit patients in their homes in the Brooksville area.

A two-part orientation will be provided from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 9 and 11 at the care center. Attendance is mandatory both days. Lunch will be provided.

There is no cost, but registration is required; seating is limited. Call Anne Clarke or Jacquie Lambert at (352) 597-1882.

HPH Hospice is a nonprofit agency that provides care, comfort and support to individuals and their families who are affected by life-limiting illnesses in Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties.

SUMMER CAMPS: The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department is offering a variety of summer camps for school-age youth at locations throughout the county. Openings are still available for the golf, baseball, basketball, Kids Cook, sports and volleyball camps.

A one-time registration fee of $10 is due at the time of registration. Details and registration forms are available online at (under "News and Notices"), or stop by the office at 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Call (352) 754-4031.

VETERINARY ASSISTANT COURSE: The Florida International Teaching Zoo will offer a veterinary assistant certification program from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, starting July 9, at the Life Long Learning Center at the Villages High School, 275 Buffalo Trail, the Villages.

Lectures include veterinary aspects of diseases, emergency situations, nutrition, taxonomy, internal and external parasites, and client management skills. Laboratory classes include bandaging and fecal parasite analysis.

The teaching zoo's veterinary staff will cover species from dogs and cats to zoo animals to horses and pet birds. Tests will be administered. Certification will be provided upon course completion.

Tuition is $500 and tax-deductible; all proceeds benefit the teaching zoo's facility in Bushnell and distance learning/Web programs.

For information or to register, call the learning center at (352) 753-3035 or teaching zoo director Dr. Mark Wilson at (352) 867-7788. Visit the Florida International Teaching Zoo on Facebook.

LEARN BALLROOM DANCING: The Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, will host a six-week ballroom dance class from 6 to 7 p.m. July 17 through Aug. 21.

Classes are open to anyone wishing to learn; H2U membership is not required. Participants will learn three popular dances: rumba, disco and swing.

The cost is $50 per person or $80 per couple. For information and to preregister, call (352) 597-6331 or (727) 859-3541.

SPELLING BEE FOR ADULTS: Teams of spellers are invited to participate in the "Are You Smarter than a Preschooler" Adults Only Spelling Bee benefit for the Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill.

Teams of four spellers will compete during three rounds. The winning team will receive a trophy. The most spirited team will receive a spirit award, and one team will go home with the "Boo-BEE" prize.

The cost is $250 per team, which includes team T-shirts, a barbecue dinner and two beverage tickets per team member.

The event will also include an auction and cash bar.

Spectators are invited to attend and cheer on their favorite teams. Single admission tickets are $25 and include the dinner and two beverage tickets.

Tickets may be purchased at

To sign up a team or for sponsorship information, call the coalition at (727) 233-8291 or email Ann-Gayl Ellis at or Bonnie Clark at

Community news: Big yard sale benefits animal rescue 06/18/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 3:30pm]
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