SPRING HILL — Today is the deadline to register for Pasco-Hernando Community College's 10-week supervisory development training program for newly promoted and experienced supervisors. The program will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays, beginning Jan. 20 (dates are not consecutive), at the Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court.
The curriculum is designed to cover traits that a supervisor needs to be proficient. Topics will include team building, motivation, conflict resolution, government regulations, diversity, performance management, planning and organization, communication and leadership skills.
The program will be facilitated by experienced training consultants, using a combination of lectures, discussions and interactive learning activities.
The cost is $395. Fifty percent reimbursement may be available through the Pasco-Hernando Workforce Development Board for employees of eligible companies who complete eight of the 10 training sessions.
The program, now in its ninth year, is cosponsored by the Pasco Economic Development Council and the Hernando County Office of Business Development.
Those wishing to register must do so by 3 p.m. today. For information or to register, contact Lori Bainum at (727) 816-3122 or email@example.com. The course schedule is available online at tinyurl.com/phcctraining.
Crime watch group is in need of volunteers
The SHARP crime watch group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road.
The group — Spring Hill Alert Residence Patrol — is in need of volunteers to help with dispatching and patrolling. Those interested may attend the meeting, call (352) 683-5963 or send email to scrimewatch@tampa bay.rr.com.
Roll the dice and win a prize at Bunco party
The Council of Catholic Women of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church will host a Bunco Party from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 17 in the church hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd.
Admission is $3. Anyone wishing to play is welcome — women and men. Light refreshments will be served. Prizes will be awarded. For information, call the church at (352) 683-9666, Florence at (352) 683-1150 or Evelyn at (352) 666-0875.
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Women are invited to chorus' open house
The Suncoast Harmony Chorus will host an open house during its rehearsal at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at Gulf High School, 5355 School Road. Women who enjoy singing are welcome. No musical training is required to participate.
The chorus is the west-central Florida chapter of Sweet Adelines International. The event is part of a global Sweet Adelines open house; I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing will be the song taught universally to all chapter visitors.
Carpools are available from most Hernando County locations. For information, call (352) 597-4376 or visit suncoast-harmony.com.
Take home rain barrel, earn water bill credit
A rain barrel workshop will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive.
The class will be presented by John Korycki of the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods program. Participants will receive a completed rain barrel, along with instructions on its proper use, placement and decoration.
Using rain barrels in a landscape can reduce dependence on irrigation and cope with watering restrictions. Hernando County Utilities customers who participate in the workshop will receive a $25 credit on their water bill.
The cost is $55 per completed barrel, which must be paid by check or money order. Space is limited; preregistration is required. Call (352) 540-6230.
Let the giving flow at waterfall fundraiser
The Spring Hill Garden Club's second annual Save Our Waterfall fundraiser will be Jan. 15 at R Beach Restaurant, 4054 Shoal Line Blvd. Several seatings are planned, starting at noon. There will be a buffet meal for $12 per person, with all proceeds benefiting the garden club's waterfall campaign. Reservations are required; call (352) 592-5556. The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department turned over maintenance of the landmark waterfall to the garden club in January 2011. Through donations from the community, the club was able to make necessary repairs to get the waterfall running, the flags flying and to improve the landscaping. The need for financial support is ongoing. To learn more, call the garden club at (352) 683-9933 or visit naturecoastbotanical gardens.com.
At soup-a-thon, slurp all samples you desire
St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus and St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church will host their annual soup-a-thon fundraiser Jan. 14 at the church, 5030 Mariner Blvd. There will be four sittings: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 1:30 to 3 p.m., 3:30 to 5 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Fifty-seven local restaurants and 20 parishioners will supply at least two gallons of soup for the event, including Carrabba's Italian Grill, Ruby Tuesday, Texas Roadhouse, Red Lobster, Cody's Original Roadhouse, Boston Cooker, Greek City Cafe, Chefs of Napoli, Little Havana, Billy Blue Crabs, Rookies Sports Bar, Buffet City and others.
Tickets are $5 each, which allows visitors to sample all of the soup they want, one cup at a time, in a 90-minute period. No carry-outs will be allowed. Soda, coffee, water and tea will be available. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
During the soup-a-thon, there will also be a bake sale and raffle. The cost is $5 for 25 chances. The drawing will be on Jan. 15; winners do not have to be present to win. More than 25 prizes will be awarded, including a flat-screen TV, a year's worth of lawn maintenance, a round of golf and lunch for four, and designer sunglasses.
For tickets, call (352) 686-9767, (352) 398-9942, (352) 596-4709, (352) 597-8878 or (352) 683-9666.