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Hernando County events and classes

SAC MEETINGS: School advisory council meetings are scheduled at the following schools:

• 5 p.m. Tuesday, Brooksville Elementary, 885 N Broad St., Brooksville. Also, a pizza dinner will be available at 5:45 p.m., and the fourth-grade Parent Institute and Student Showcase will be at 6:15 p.m. Call (352) 797-7014.

• 4 p.m. Thursday, Spring Hill Elementary, in the Family Center, 6001 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Call (352) 797-7030.

MICROSOFT OFFICE WORKSHOPS: The Encore Academy at Pasco-Hernando Community College will offer a "Getting Familiar with Microsoft Office" series of workshops from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, starting next week, at the Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court.

Those interested may take the entire series or individual workshops. The first workshop, on Tuesday, will be Microsoft Word. Additional workshops will focus on Microsoft Excel on Oct. 16, Microsoft PowerPoint on Oct. 23 and Introduction to Microsoft Access on Oct. 30.

All workshops are open to the community. Membership in the Encore Academy is not required. The registration fee is $18 for each workshop. For more information or to register, call toll-free 1-877-879-7422 or visit

ONLINE COURSE ON DIVORCE: Pasco-Hernando Community College's corporate training department has launched a "Navigating Divorce" online course.

Participants will learn how to navigate the legal, financial, emotional and interpersonal waters of the divorce process and emerge grounded and healthy. Through a combination of exercises, reflections and real-world examples, students will develop the skills and perspective to chart a new direction for their lives.

The course is part of PHCC's catalog of more than 300 instructor-facilitated online courses. Participants study at their own pace and may access the classroom at any time from anywhere with an Internet connection.

To learn more, contact the PHCC corporate training department at (727) 816-3123 or

SWIFTMUD WORKSHOP ON LAKE LEVELS: The Southwest Florida Water Management District will present a workshop on proposed minimum guidance levels for Tooke Lake and Whitehurst Pond from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill.

The state Legislature requires the district to set minimum flows and levels, which are the limits at which further water withdrawals will cause significant harm to the water resources or the environment.

During the workshop, district staffers will review the technical basis for the proposed levels. Public comment is encouraged.

Written comments are also welcome and may be submitted to David Carr, senior environmental scientist, no later than Oct. 26. Mail them to 2379 Broad St., Brooksville, FL 34604-6899, or email them to

TEEN READ WEEK: In celebration of Teen Read Week, the Hernando County Public Library System will host a Word-A-Thon at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

Teens are asked to bring their favorite book or poem to share with the group by reading a two- to three-minute passage out loud. Participants may also bring their own poetry or writing to read.

After the Word-A-Thon, from 4:15 to 6:30 p.m., a movie will be shown. The film will be based on a popular teen book series.

For more information, call (352) 754-4043, or visit

ART EXHIBIT: The Hernando County Arts Council will host a reception for an exhibit, "Images in Clay and Paint," from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Hernando Fine Arts Gallery, 7468 Horse Lake Road, Brooksville.

The exhibit features the work of sculptor Rosalie LoCurcio and painter Rosa Lea Addington.

The exhibit will remain on view through December. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays, and from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Works in the exhibit will be available for purchase, with a portion to benefit the arts council. For more information, contact Roger Sherman at (352) 799-2627 or, or visit

Hernando County events and classes 10/05/12 [Last modified: Friday, October 5, 2012 7:20pm]
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