BOATING CLASSES OFFERED: Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-8, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach, will offer these classes:
• "How to Use Your Radio," 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. The cost is $10.
• "Suddenly in Command," 7 to 9:30 p.m. June 19. This is for passengers, who should know what to do in an emergency. The cost is $10.
• "How to Read a Nautical Chart," 9 a.m. to noon June 23. The cost is $35.
• "About Boating Safety," 7 to 9:30 p.m. June 25-27. The cost is $35.
Special group rates for any of the classes are available. For more information, call Joanne at (631) 522-9179.
BABYSITTING COURSE: The Hernando County Recreation Department will offer a babysitting course, sponsored by the American Heart Association, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in the recreation facility at Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. The class is for youths ages 11 to 18.
The class will teach what babysitters need to know and what parents want in a safe and responsible sitter. Topics include caring for children and infants; being a good leader and role model; making good decisions and solving problems; keeping children and sitters safe; handling emergencies such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents; and writing resumes and interviewing for jobs.
The cost is $50, which includes a book and certifications in babysitting, CPR and general first-aid basics, good for two years.
A minimum of eight students must be preregistered and pay in advance in order to have the class. Call the Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031 or instructor Julie Stack at (352) 684-5664, or visit the website at cprresq.com.
LEARN HULA HOOP DANCE: The Hernando County Recreation Department offers a Hula Hoop dance class from 5:45 to 7 p.m. Fridays at the Community Activity Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville.
The class is open to adults and children age 6 and older. Participants will learn technical moves and tricks with freestyle and technical dancing. Heavier and larger in diameter than the classic Hula Hoop, these hoops provide a diverse art form, including rhythmic gymnastics, hip-hop freestyle dance, fire dance, twirling and other dance movement forms.
The cost is $30 for three classes. The cost for adult hoops is $30; child hoops are $20.
For more information, call (352) 754-4031.