Call to artists: Logo contest now open
The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce invites the public to help in coming up with a logo for its Business Resource Council.
The council's mission is to implement innovative programs and events and cultivate resources to provide chamber members the opportunity to achieve greater success. The logo will be used to identity the council. Initially, it will be used for marketing materials and Web sites.
The deadline to submit artwork for the logo contest is Jan. 8. The winner will be announced Feb. 28. Entries will be judged on originality, composition, visual appeal and applicability to the mission of the Business Resource Council.
Visit hernandochamber.com for a complete list of rules. Entry forms can be dropped off at the chamber office at 101 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Logos also can be submitted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information, call Lori Bainum at (352) 428-4906.
Join Bingo Bash at woman's club
Tickets are available for the 17th annual Bingo Bash sponsored by the Brookridge Woman's Club. The event is scheduled for March 13 at the Brookridge clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. with games starting at 10 a.m.
Tickets are $35, which includes all games, doughnut and coffee upon arrival and dessert at lunchtime; participants should bring a sack lunch. Full payment is due by March 1.
To see the floor plan, visitors are welcome at bingo games held from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Fridays. For information or reservations, call Martha Shugars at (352) 596-8061.
Sign up for citizen academy sessions
Openings are available in the afternoon and evening sessions of the next Hernando County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy, which starts Feb. 4.
Classes are from 1 to 4 p.m. or from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through March 11.
The six-week program will give participants an insider's view of the Sheriff's Office and the criminal justice system, including forensics, uniform patrol, traffic units, administration, investigations, vice and narcotics, communications/911, K-9, aviation and marine units, mounted patrol and legal issues and perspectives.
Graduates will have an opportunity to ride along with a deputy and observe in the communications center.
The program is open to adults 18 and older. For information or to reserve a spot, call Tracy King at (352) 754-6830, ext. 53668.