AARP offers Driver safety program across county throughout may
AARP Driver Safety Program classes are available at various locations. The cost for each six-hour course is $15 for AARP members (bring membership card) and $20 for nonmembers. These classes are scheduled in May: • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3, Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Bayfront Health Brooksville Medical Arts Building, 17222 Hospital Blvd., west of Brooksville. Call Pat at (352) 586-2731. • 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 9, in the Quarry building at the Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville. Call Bill at (352) 556-3050. • Noon to 3 p.m. May 9 and 11, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Call Wayne at (352) 597-9590. • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 13, Brookridge Club House, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Call Ginny Holohan at (352) 684-2126. • 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 16, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail, Spring Hill. Call Bill at (352) 556-3050.
Golf tournament will support pups
Registration is open for the Putting for the Pups golf tournament on April 28 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, south of Brooksville. The four-person team scramble has a shotgun start at 1 p.m. and and will benefit Kathi's K9s, which accepts dogs from animal services around the state; transports them to its Weeki Wachee facility, where they receive vetting and rehabilitation, then places them for adoption. The cost is $65 and includes cart, greens fees, range balls, dinner and prizes. The cost of dinner for non-participating golfers is $25. To register, contact Cindy Baratta at (352) 684-5275 or [email protected] For information, call Gaye Masnjak at (630) 338-7648.
Three museums seek volunteers to help
The Hernando Historical Museum Association, which has three museums open to the public from noon to 3 p.m. each Tuesday through Saturday, is looking for volunteers. The museums, all in Brooksville, include: the May-Stringer House, 601 Museum Court; the 1885 Train Depot, 70 Russell St., and the Countryman Family One-Room Schoolhouse, 66 Russell St. Volunteers are needed to be tour guides, museum greeters, grounds assistants and special events assistants, among other duties. For information, call Mary at (352) 515-3054.
Brazilian pepper plants to be removed
The Hernando County Department of Public Works, in coordination with EarthBalance, an invasive species removal contractor, is beginning another phase of removing Brazilian pepper and lead tree plants along the rights of way in Hernando Beach. The project is expected to last six to eight weeks, and the work will take place starting at Gulf Coast Drive and move south. At the end of this phase of the project, more than 5,000 plants will have been removed in the Hernando Beach area at a cost of $500,000. Right-of-way maintenance will continue to prevent regrowth. Plant removal will continue in other areas of the coastal community. Hernando County's noxious plant control ordinance aims to eradicate Brazilian pepper and lead tree plants, two of the most aggressive non-native invasive species in the coastal community. For information, visit hernandocounty.us/code/noxious-plants or call (352) 754-4060.
Clinic offers medical equipment exchange
Crescent Community Clinic, 5244 Commercial Way, recently started a medical equipment exchange, which offers an assortment of medical supplies and equipment for rent, purchase or use. Currently, there is an electric Jazzy wheelchair Model 1121 and an aluminum 4-foot ramp available for a donation for anyone willing to make minor repairs. Walkers, commodes, canes, adult diapers, crutches, catheters, colostomy bags, and braces for backs, legs, neck, wrist and arms are also available for a donation. For information, call (352) 263-1218 or visit the clinic between 9 a.m. and noon any day except Thursday and Sunday.
Park launches text notification program
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service has launched a pilot program to send text notifications for Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, as well as eight other state parks. By subscribing to the text notifications, visitors will receive alerts about the park that may include special event details, discounts or promotions, as well as weather alerts and notifications when the park reaches capacity or reopens when space is available. To sign up for the Weeki Wachee notifications, text "weeki" to 51660. To receive text notifications for other state parks, visit floridastateparks.org/text.
Singers needed for men's choral group
The Hernando Harmonizers are in need of male singers in all voice parts. The fun and friendly group sings various styles of music and performs frequently in Hernando, Citrus and Pasco counties. Chorus rehearsals are at 6:30 p.m. Mondays in the fellowship hall of Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. Doors open at 6 p.m. For information, call (352) 556-3936 or visit hernandoharmonizers.org.
Property issues will be topic of AARP meeting
Hernando County West AARP Chapter 5445 will meet at noon April 28 at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 4685 Commercial Way. Darren Pendergraft will speak about property issues for seniors. If ordering from the menu, please arrive at 11 a.m. To RSVP, call Sandy at (727) 919-2210.