Tuesday, December 12, 2017
News Roundup

Hernando County calendar of events

IMPROV FUNDRAISER: A Comedy Improv Dessert Theatre will be offered at 6:30 p.m. June 23 at Grace World Outreach Church, 30307 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

The event will include comedy and a variety of desserts. A nursery will be available, for a donation, for children 5 and younger.

The event is hosted by the church's student ministries. Proceeds will help send the youth fine art team to the national competition in Louisville, Ky., in August.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the church or at the door. For information, call Pastor Donnie Lewis or Mindy Kerr at (352) 796-3685.

LEARN THE BENEFITS OF RAIN BARRELS: A Rain Barrel Workshop will be offered at 11 a.m. June 25 at the Hernando County Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville.

The program will be presented by John Korycki of the Hernando County Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program. He will discuss how using rain barrels in the landscape can reduce your dependence on irrigation and supplement rainfall when it's dry.

Each participant will receive a completed rain barrel, along with instructions on its proper use and setup. The cost for the class is $55 per completed barrel; payment must be made by check or money order (no cash or credit cards). Hernando County Utilities Department customers who participate may be eligible for a $25 credit on their water bills.

Preregistration is required and will be taken first-come, first-serve.

Prior to the workshop, participants are also invited to attend a free micro-irrigation seminar at the same location, starting at 10 a.m.

For information or to preregister, call John Korycki at (352) 540-6230.

NOMINATE AN ADOPTION ANGEL: The office of U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent is accepting submissions for this year's Angels in Adoption program.

To nominate an individual or organization, submit a letter to Nugent's office at 16224 Spring Hill Drive, Brooksville, FL, 34604. Nominees must be residents of the 5th Congressional District. Submissions must be received by July 24.

The winner will be invited to attend the Angels in Adoption gala later this year in Washington, D.C. The winner will be responsible for airfare and accommodations.

The Angels in Adoption campaign is a national movement to raise awareness about adoption. For information, call Shirley Anderson at (352) 799-8354.

JUNIOR LIFEGUARD CAMP: The Hernando County Family YMCA will offer a YMCA Junior Lifeguard Camp from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 9 to 13 at the Y, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

The class is for youths ages 8 to 15 who are able to swim the length of the pool — 25 yards. Youths ages 14 and 15 are eligible for YMCA aquatics safety assistant certification upon completion of the class.

The class is designed to train individuals in the knowledge and skills necessary to help prevent and recognize aquatics risks and emergencies.

The cost is $200, which includes lunch. Space is limited.

For more information, visit suncoastymca.org or call (352) 688-9622.

HEAD START ENROLLMENT: Mid-Florida Community Services Head Start Early Childhood Development Preschool Program is accepting applications for enrollment for the 2012-13 school year.

The program serves children 3 or 4 years old as of Sept. 1. Head Start also serves children with disabilities.

The federally funded, income-eligible program encompasses health, nutrition, education, mental health and disabilities, medical/dental, and parent and male involvement, as well as the family and community partnerships needed to support strong, healthy children and families.

The items needed to apply include:

• Birth certificate.

• Proof of residency (utility bill).

• Photo identification for parent/guardian.

• Proof of income for parent/guardian for the past 12 months or prior calendar year, whichever is applicable.

• Documentation of child's disability (if applicable).

• Proof of custody (if applicable).

Applications for enrollment will be accepted from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. weekdays or by appointment at the following Head Start locations:

• 835 School St., Brooksville. Call (352) 754-2464.

• 11245 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Call (352) 556-4800.

• 403 S Lincoln St., Bushnell. Call (352) 748-6677.

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