ANESTHESIA COURSE FOR DENTAL HYGIENISTS: The corporate training department at Pasco-Hernando Community College will offer a new course in certification for local anesthesia for licensed dental hygienists from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 10 to 13 at the PHCC West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey.
The Florida Legislature recently passed a bill permitting registered dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia in dental offices, under direct supervision.
Tuition is $1,495. Class size is limited to 50 students. The registration deadline is noon Jan. 7. Call (727) 816-3123 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. PHCC will be closed Friday through Jan. 1 for winter break.
DOG DAY AT THE BEACH: The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department will host its next Bark Island event from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Alfred A. McKethan Park, 10800 Pine Island Drive, Pine Island.
Dogs and their owners are welcome to play and enjoy the beach. Pets be current with their vaccinations, and tags must be provided. Owners are responsible for picking up after their pets and should have a leash on hand.
The cost is $7 per car or walk-up patron. To register or for information, call (352) 754-4031. Additional Bark Island events will be on Jan. 12 and 26, Feb. 9 and 23 and March 2 and 9.