Girl Scouts to host membership rallies
The Spring Mermaids Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida will host membership rallies starting next week at the following locations. All rallies will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.:
•Tuesday, at J.D. Floyd K-8 Media Center, 3138 Dumont Ave.
• Wednesday at Suncoast Elementary School cafeteria, 11135 Quality Drive.
• Thursday at Deltona Elementary School cafeteria, 2055 Deltona Blvd.
• Jan. 28 at Westside Elementary School cafeteria, 5400 Applegate Drive.
Troop placement is available for girls ages 5 to 17. All girls who register will receive a surprise gift. Annual membership is $10; financial aid is available.
The unit is also in need of adult volunteers to serve as active leaders and co-leaders. For information, call Sarah at (352) 592-7897 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharpen your credit smarts with this class
A free class, Credit Card Awareness, will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St.
When misused, credit can cause severe financial problems. This class will discuss money management, skills in handling credit and insight on how to improve financial health.
To register or for information, call Scott Taylor at (352) 754-4433.
Take your children to story time at library
The Hernando County Public Library System will present its Storytime program for children at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave.
The program, which is designed for children ages 3-5, includes stories, fingerplays, songs and other activities. There is no cost to participate and no registration required. The program runs about 45 minutes.
For information, call (352) 540-6391 or visit online at www.hcpl.lib.fl.us.
Memorial service will honor WWII chaplains
The annual Four Chaplains Memorial Service will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 1 at Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd.
There will be 22 organizations participating in the service, which will start with the American Legion Riders who will parade from American Legion Post 186 on Cortez Boulevard to the church. The Central High School ROTC will also participate.
The service honors the four military chaplains (a Methodist minister, a rabbi, a Catholic priest and a Lutheran minister) who died aboard the USS Dorchester, which was torpedoed during World War II on Feb. 3, 1943.
The chaplains handed out life jackets to the servicemen aboard and, when there were none left, gave up their own. They remained aboard, comforting those who were too severely wounded to abandon ship. They were last seen with their arms linked, praying with the remaining men on the ship as it sank.
For information, call district and Post 186 chaplain Charles Haig at (352) 597-1210.