Saturday, December 16, 2017
News Roundup

Hernando County news and notes

Temporary closure of trail: The city of Brooksville's Good Neighbor Trail between E Jefferson Street and Old Jasmine Drive will be closed to the public today through Sunday for a Duke Energy power pole replacement project.

For information, contact Brooksville Parks/Facilities and Recreation at (352) 540-3830 or visit the website at cityofbrooksville.us

Spots available for ROAR summer camp: Registration is still available for the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Youth Sheriff's ROAR Summer Day Camp. The free camp is available for children ages 6 to 12 years; it is limited to the first 60 registered campers each week.

There are openings for the following sessions:

• June 16 to 20 at Weeki Wachee High School, 121250 Vespa Way, north of Weeki Wachee.

• June 23 to 27 at Eastside Elementary School, 27151 Roper Road, east of Brooksville.

• July 7 to 11 at Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

Each camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided each day. Each child may only attend one weeklong session.

Applications are available at www.hernandosheriff.org (click the Highlights tab). A confirmation letter will be sent to applicants who have been selected to attend. The free camp is funded by drug forfeiture money.

For information, call (352) 754-6830, ext. 53660.

Learn CPR: A CPR and automated external defibrillator class will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursday (June 12) at the Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120 in the Medical Arts Building, 17222 Hospital Blvd., west of Brooksville. Another class will be offered June 26.

The course meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association and the American Safety and Health Institute. It is designed for professional health care providers, but anyone may participate. The cost is $20. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a two-year certification card. Reservations are required. Call Bob Kanner at (352) 597-8875.

Become a hospice volunteer: HPH Hospice is recruiting volunteers to help with patient support at the Sturgill Hospice Care Center at 12242 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

A two-part orientation will be provided from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 17 and 19 at the center. Lunch will be provided. Attendance is mandatory both days in order to volunteer. There is no cost, but registration is required. Call Jacque at (352) 597-1882 to register.

Beatles tribute band: The Rockaways will present "Beatles and Beyond" June 14 and 15 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Showtimes are at 2 and 7 p.m. June 14 and at 3 p.m. June 15.

Returning to Spring Hill to perform with the band will be Teddy Toye, who recently performed on Broadway in Bring It On: the Musical and Lysistrata Jones.

Tickets are $15 and $18. For tickets or information, call the Stage West box office at (352) 683-5113 or send email to [email protected]

Leaders wanted for chronic disease management: Elder Options is seeking individuals with one or more chronic health conditions to offer support and help others learn to take control of their ongoing health situations.

A four-day Chronic Disease Self-Management Program leader training program will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 14, 15, 21 and 22 at Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center, 2153 SE Hawthorn Road, Gainesville.

Upon completing the workshop, program leaders will facilitate workshops that are offered for 2 1/2 hours, once a week, for six weeks.

Registration is limited. For an application, contact Betty Flagg at Elder Options at (352) 692-5219 or [email protected]

Flag Day celebration: The Old Spring Lake Community Center will host a Flag Day Barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14 at the historic community center, 4184 Spring Lake Highway, Spring Lake.

The event will include a meal (including pulled pork, sweet corn and various sides), outdoor games and music. Prizes will be awarded. The cost of a meal is $5; free for children 9 and younger.

For information, call Jim at (352) 688-2237.

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