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HEART adult literacy classes start Aug. 24 in Hernando County



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Adult literacy classes start on Aug. 24

HEART Literacy Adult Education Program classes will begin Aug. 24. Adults 18 years or older interested in earning a high school diploma or brushing up on reading, math or language arts are invited to sign up at one of the four sites offering the free classes. Free pre-GED testing and free child care are available at most sites. No appointments are necessary. Classes will be offered from 5:45 to 8:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Career Central, 7361 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill; from 9:30 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays at Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill; from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville; and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at HEART Literacy, 801 N Broad St., Brooksville. A Florida photo ID is required. For information, call (352) 797-7018.

Retirees group needs volunteers

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program needs volunteers 55 or older. Areas include working in thrift stores, clerical work, mentoring, tutoring, being a teacher's aide, teen pregnancy, Meals on Wheels, senior centers, nature, museum docent or researcher, library, food banks and animal care. Volunteers can visit with children who don't have anyone else to rely on or elderly residents who are homebound or just need companionship. To learn more, stop by the RSVP Welcome Center, 880 Kennedy Blvd., Brooksville, or call (352) 796-8117. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

BROOKSVILLE

Moms and tots invited to program

The Brooksville Recreation Department will offer a "Little Buddies" toddler program from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, starting Aug. 25, at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, off Darby Lane. This is a 10-week program for children ages 2 to 5 and their mothers. The cost is $25 for those who prepay or $3 per class for those who wish to pay as they go. Space is limited. To reserve a spot or for information, call (352) 540-3835.

Arc Nature Coast dance is Friday

The Arc Nature Coast will host a Summer Sizzler Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at West Hernando Middle School, 14325 Ken Austin Parkway. Admission is $2. Donations of door prizes are appreciated. To help, call Lena at (352) 232-5727 or Nancy at (352) 544-2322, ext. 109.

Correction

The first name of Samantha Stia, a trumpet player in the Springstead High School marching band, was incorrect in a photo caption in Friday's edition.

Today's meetings

• Hernando County School Board, 9 a.m., School Board meeting room, 919 N Broad St., Brooksville.

• Brooksville City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

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