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Free 'Cooking Healthy' class starts Tuesday

A free cooking class with Chef Moss will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Spring Oaks Assisted Living Facility, 7251 Grove Road.

The free program is the first in the "Cooking Healthy" series. Seating is limited and reservations are needed by Monday. Call (352) 592-1150.


Applications available for adult education

Hernando County Schools' Adult Education Department is now accepting registrations for the new fall schedule of classes.

The Fall 2009 Adult Education brochures are available at all Hernando County Public Library branches, as well as online at (go to "School Sites" and select "Adult Ed/GED from the drop-down menu).

Residents can register for classes from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays at the office, which is located at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St. For information, call (352) 797-7091.


Nonprofit will hold monthly flea market

Love Your Neighbor will have its monthly flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 15 at American Legion Post 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave.

Vendors and donations are welcome. For this month only, vendors can set up at no cost.

Love Your Neighbor is a nonprofit group that feeds the needy and homeless. The group hosts free dinners and distributes clothing and food from 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays at the American Legion.

For information or to reserve a vendor space, call John Rudny at (352) 573-8756.


Interns can work with programs for children

Children's Home Society of Florida invites students of all levels to the various internship opportunities available through its Embracing Children, Inspiring Lives Internship Program.

Potential intern candidates will have the ability to work with programs assisting with breaking the cycle of child abuse in various areas. Some areas include adoption of foster care children, the Family Partners Program, family visitation centers, as well as fundraising and development.

To learn more, contact Lora Parks toll-free at 1-866-427-5451.


Brick pavers are available to be included in 9/11 memorial

The Fire Department New York Retirees of Spring Hill are selling brick pavers for the 9/11 memorial that will be on the grounds at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, off Anderson Snow Road.

The memorial will include a documented piece of steel from ground zero (at the World Trade Center), a piece of tile from the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., soil from the crash site at Shanksville, Pa., and a 5-inch shell casing from the USS Cole, which was the target of a terrorist attack in 2000.

The 9/11 memorial is being developed by the FDNY Retirees as well as the New York Police Department 10-13 Retirees, Spring Hill Fire Rescue and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2794.

The cost is $50 for an engraved brick paver. Each paver includes four lines, with 16 characters per line, for engraving.

Checks or money orders are to be made out to the 9-11-2001 Memorial Fund and mailed to P.O. Box 343, Brooksville, FL 34601.

For information, call Joe Holland at (352) 686-4401.


Get low-cost vaccinations for your pet Thursday

The Florida International Teaching Zoo veterinary staff will offer a low-cost pet vaccination clinic from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Tractor Supply, 18741 Cortez Blvd.

All vaccinations will be administered by a veterinarian. No sick pets are allowed. All dogs must be leashed and cats must be in carriers.

Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats will be $6. Dog distemper/parvovirus combo shots and cat distemper shots are $14, and dog kennel cough/bordatella shots are $15. Documentation will be provided.

Proceeds benefit Teaching Zoo endangered species and elephant survival programs, as well as the construction of the new public zoo that is being built in south Sumter County. Visit the Web site at or call (352) 867-7788 (leave a message).

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