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Two fundraisers set for youth shelters
Youth and Family Alternatives will host the following events to benefit its youth shelters in Hernando and Pasco counties:
• RAP River Run 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, along the Pithlachascotee River and around Orange Lake, at Sims Park, 6341 Bank St. (at Circle Boulevard). A 5K race will start at 8 a.m. and the John H. Durney Fun Run will start at 8:05 a.m. Registration will begin at 7:15 a.m. The cost is $20 to enter the 5K and $10 for the fun run. Funds raised will benefit the YFA RAP House in New Port Richey. Information and registration is available online at rapriverrun.com, or by calling Jim Simms at (727) 835-1635, ext. 305.
• Boots and Pearls Ball, 6 p.m. June 21, at Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. The evening will include entertainment by Wiley Fox, an old-fashioned barbecue by Bear's Monster Grill and a live auction. Tickets are $60 each. Funds raised will benefit YFA's New Beginnings Youth Shelter in Brooksville, a crisis shelter helping runaway and at-risk youth in Hernando, Sumter and Citrus counties. For tickets, call 797-7566. Visit the Web site at bootsandpearls.com.
Philippine group plans 'Dancing Under Stars'
The Hernando County Philippine American Association will host a "Dancing Under the Stars" dinner-dance fundraiser from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. June 21 at SNPJ Lodge, 13383 County Line Road.
This is a semiformal event. Tickets are $15. For details and tickets, call Aurora Rice at 848-1031, Cobie Atienza at 666-5381 or Celia Sigua at 684-7464.
Spill response training scheduled Tuesday
The Hernando County Waterways Department and the Port Authority will present their annual spill response training course, the HAZWOPER recertification course, at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St.
The training, which will be about eight hours, will be conducted by a Hernando County hazardous materials instructor. It is geared for those in the commercial fishing industry, but the general public is invited.
There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. For information or reservations, call the Waterways Maintenance Department at 754-4027.
Those with disabilities needing special accommodations to participate in the training should contact Brandy Estridge at the number above. Those who are hearing impaired may call toll-free, 1-800-676-3777.
Girl Scouts to host camp, princess events
Girls Scouts of West Central Florida will host the following:
• Girl Scouts Survivor Camp, 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 16-20, at Camp Indian Echo, off Hudson Avenue. The camp is open to girls ages 9-14 who are not Girl Scouts. Participants will learn fire building, outdoor cooking, knot-tying and other skills. The cost is $35, which includes Girl Scout membership for the summer. On the last night, girls will prepare a meal and will be able to invite a parent or another adult to the dinner. For information or to register, call Roni Francois or Shannon Tucker toll-free at 1-800-281-4475, ext. 255, or e-mail to email@example.com.
• Princess for a Day, 1 to 4 p.m. June 29, at Camp Indian Echo. This event is for girls entering kindergarten or first grade who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Participants will make crafts, play games, hear magical stories, partake in a glamour session, have a royal tea party and receive "treasures." There will be a hospitality pavilion for the adults. The cost is $4 for Girl Scout members and $12 for non-Girl Scouts, which includes Girl Scout membership for the summer. Scouts who bring a non-Girl Scout friend will receive a gift. Registration is required by Sunday. Call Shannon toll-free at 1-800-281-4475, ext. 255, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.