County Health offices to close for relocation
Several Hernando County Health Department offices will be closed next week as staffers move to a new office at 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd. Spring Hill medical and dental offices will be closed starting Monday; the Spring Hill WIC and nutrition services will close Tuesday, and the environmental health and vital statistics offices at the airport will close Sept. 22. All departments will open at their new location Sept. 26. The Health Department medical and dental offices in Brooksville will maintain regular business hours. For information, call (352) 540-6800.
Adopt-a-thon for special needs pets
Home at Last Pet Adoptions and Petco have joined Petfinder.com to celebrate Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Month in September. Home at Last will have an adopt-a-thon featuring these pets from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each Saturday throughout the month at Petco, 7223 Coastal Blvd. Among the "special needs" pets that will be at this Saturday's adopt-a-thon will be Tiny Dancer and Ned, siblings who were found under a shrub as very young kittens. They are not lap kittens, but love other animals, and are continuing to learn and grow into healthy cats. There will also be normal, healthy cats and kittens available. Pets can be viewed online at halpetadoptions.petfinder.com. For information, call (352) 476-6832 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carwash benefits breast cancer fight
A carwash to benefit the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at My Gynecologist, 11175 County Line Road. Call (352) 610-2009.
Nugent to rally for balanced budget
U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent will host a "Rally for a Balanced Budget Amendment" from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Pasco County Historical Courthouse, 37918 Meridian Ave. Nugent is conducting the rally with state Rep. Will Weatherford, Pasco Commissioner Pat Mulieri and other representatives. After the rally, Nugent will host a Constitution Day open house from 2 to 4 p.m. at his district office, 16224 Spring Hill Drive, south of Brooksville. For information, call (352) 799-8354.
Hernando County Commission/IAFF Local 3760, contract negotiations, 8:30 a.m., Hernando County Fire Rescue headquarters, 60 Veterans Ave., Brooksville.
Toddler Time/Storytime Preschool Programs: Toddler time, for ages 18 to 35 months, starts at 10 a.m., followed by storytime, for ages 3 to 5 years, at 11 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 540-6391.
Parent/Student Expo and College Night: 6-8 p.m., Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., (352) 277-3322.