Donations needed to stock Kids Closet
Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union has teamed up with the Hernando County School Board to collect donations for Kids Closet, which helps homeless and needy children in Hernando County. Numerous items are needed, including toiletries, clothing and household products. For a full list of items, or for information, contact Shanika Figueroa at (352) 797-7008, ext. 132, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Donation boxes are set up at Suncoast Schools FCU branches at 18915 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, and at 3037 Commercial Way and 4176 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Donations will be collected through May 30.
Get job-ready at career workshop
Communities in Schools of Hernando County is seeking young adults, ages 18 to 24, to participate in "Ready 4 Success," a three-day intensive job-readiness workshop that will be from 7:45 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. June 15, 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. June 16 and 7:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. June 23 at Career Central, 7361 Forest Oaks Blvd. The cost is $10. The workshop is being coordinated by the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Hernando Youth Initiative and is open to the first 50 people to register. Registration is required by May 31. Call Tracy Echols at (352) 277-3322.
See 'Grease' for $5 at Central High
The classic 1950s musical Grease: The School Version opens today at Central High School, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, west of Brooksville. Showtimes are at 7 p.m. today and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost $5 with 50 percent donated to Relay for Life. For information, call (352) 797-7020, ext. 296 or 295.
Class teaches babysitting, CPR
The Hernando County Recreation Department will offer a babysitting course, sponsored by the American Heart Association, from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday in the recreation facility at Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd. The class, for youth ages 11 to 18, will teach what babysitters need to know and what parents want in a safe and responsible sitter. Participants will also learn CPR, first aid and how to write resumes and interview for jobs. The cost is $55, which includes a book and certifications in babysitting, CPR and general first-aid basics, good for two years. Prepayment is required. Call (352) 754-4031 or (352) 684-5664, or visit the website at cprresq.com.
In a story on the May 10 Top of the Class page about a political forum and debate at Nature Coast Technical High School, the first name of Jared Arnold and the last names of Samantha Gronau and Sean Conrey were spelled incorrectly.
Orange Blossom Jamboree: Gates open at 4 p.m. with performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. $15 today, $60 for a three-day Friday-Sunday pass, and $20 for Sunday only; optional camping available. (954) 769-1692. OrangeBlossomJamboree.com.
Charity Cruise-In benefit for Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties: 5-8 p.m., Chick-fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Free. Toll-free 1-800-708-0087.