Good Times monthly social dance July 23
Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Social will host its monthly social dance from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 23 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St.
DJ Dave will entertain. A mix of dances will be played for beginners to intermediate dancers. No lessons will be provided, but there will be instructors on hand to give aid, if needed. Guests are to bring their own snacks, beverages and ice.
Admission is $5. For information, call (352) 397-6088.
Learn how to start homeschooling
Home Circle of Hernando will host "An Orientation to Homeschooling" at 6:30 p.m. July 19 at Community Bible Church, 5041 Powell Road.
The orientation is for those interested in beginning a homeschool program. For information, contact Elizabeth Witherell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website at homeschool-life.com/fl/homecircleofhernando.
The pins will fly for a good cause July 16
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office Youth Education Services is hosting its 11th annual Bowling Extravaganza on July 16 at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way. Registration will begin at noon; bowling starts at 1 p.m.
Sponsorships and registrations are now being accepted. The entry fee is $150 per team (for four bowlers with three games of bowling, shoe rental and a lane sponsorship); team only, $75 (for four bowlers).
Lane sponsorships are $100. Individual bowlers can participate for $20 each.
Funds raised will benefit YES, a nonprofit organization formed to develop programs for youth. For registration forms, call Sue Raffensperger at (352) 754-6830, ext. 53660. Printable registration forms are also available online at hernandosheriff.org.
Extension offers Green Industries certification
The Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service will offer training for the Green Industries Best Management Practices Certification from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 29 at the office at 1653 Blaise Drive.
The workshop provides training and opportunity for certification for those working in the lawn, landscape, pest control or municipal grounds maintenance industries.
A new Florida law requires landscape professionals to follow the Green Industries Best Management Practices when using certain fertilizers in urban landscapes and commercial fertilization applicators. Licenses must be obtained by 2014.
BMPs are focused on reducing non-point source pollution, particularly of water.
The cost for training is $25 per person, which includes lunch. The fee will be waived for government employees of Southwest Florida Water Management District, city of Brooksville, Hernando County and Hernando County School Board. However, no lunch will be provided to nonpaying government employees (bring your own).
Class size is limited and preregistration is required. Checks are to be made payable to "Hernando Extension Program Account" and payment must be received no later than July 22.
For information, call (352) 754-4433.