Beginning sign language class starting in july
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Florida will offer an American Sign Language I class, starting in July, at the Boys & Girls Club of Hernando County, 5404 Applegate Drive. The noncredit class is designed to assist individuals wishing to learn sign language. Classes will be one evening per week for 10 weeks; a start date has yet to be determined. The cost is $50; scholarships are available. For information or to register, call toll-free at 1-866-685-9477.
Property appraiser office closure
The Hernando County Property Appraiser's Office will be temporarily closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today for training purposes. The offices are at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., and the Westside Government Center at 7509 and 7525 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 754-4190.
County chief plans budget workshop
Hernando County Administrator David Hamilton will have the next in his series of budget workshops/meetings throughout the community at 6:30 p.m. today at the Lorenzo Hamilton Community Center in Kennedy Park, 899 Kennedy Blvd. The 2010 and 2011 Hernando County government biennial budget will be discussed. Residents are encouraged to give their thoughts about their priorities for county government services and ways expenditures may be reduced. Those with disabilities needing special accommodations to participate can call Brenda Frazier at (352) 540-6780. The hearing impaired can call toll-free, 1-800-676-3777.
Learn to get rid of bad pests in yards
A free horticulture class, "Intelligent Pest Management," will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St. The speaker is horticulture agent Jim Moll, who will discuss what folks can do to more effectively rid their landscape of problem insects. For information, call (352) 754-4433.
Downtown market celebrates a year
Love Your Neighbor's "Saturday at the Market" farmer's market will celebrate its first anniversary. There will be drawings each half-hour for free produce, gifts, shrimp, honey, banana bread, flowers and more. The market is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday in front of the county courthouse on Main Street, between Jefferson and Broad streets, in Brooksville. For information, call Lisa Callea at (352) 428-4275.
Hernando County Local Mitigation Strategy Committee, 2 p.m., Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave.
Library offers Rock Band Jam Session for teens: 1-3 p.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-6391.