County offers summer camp choices for kids
Hernando County Parks and Recreation offers a variety of summer camps at locations throughout the county. The camps are available for children ages 4-15. Camps available include Camp Carousel, Horsing Around at Blair Performance Horses, Kids Cook, Advance Cooking, basketball, cheerleading, football, sports camp, soccer, softball (fast-pitch), pitching clinic, volleyball, golf and lacrosse. For dates, locations and costs, visit hernandocounty.us/parks_rec, stop by the Recreation Department at 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville, call (352) 754-4031, or e-mail to [email protected]
Free lunch or gifts for blood donors
In its efforts to increase donations of blood, LifeSouth Community Blood Center will be decorated in themes and donors will be treated to free lunch on Wednesdays through the end of July. All donors in June will receive T-shirts and July donors receive sunglasses with Croakies. The blood center, at 12395 Cortez Blvd., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Donors must be 16 or older (16-year-olds must have written parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. All donors must present photo identification. For information, call (352) 596-2002.
Course prepares foster parents
Youth and Family Alternatives is offering "Model Approach to Partnership Parenting" classes. An orientation will be Tuesday at YFA's facility at 18377 Sheriff Mylander Way, Brooksville. Classes will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, starting June 21, at First United Methodist Church, 3896 S Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness. This is a 10-week course for prospective parents who wish to adopt children from the foster care system. There is no cost for the classes. For information, call Maria Buckley at (352) 277-5860, ext. 4208.
Flags will wave for military, families
A "Wave for the Brave" Day event is planned for 1 p.m. June 18 in the Candlelight Boulevard parking lot behind Wendy's, off Broad Street. The purpose of the event is to honor military officers and their families. Free flags will be distributed for waving. There will be patriotic music, military memorabilia and various organizations such as Standing Tall For Veterans. For further information, e-mail to Denise at [email protected]
Talent Quest Florida 2011 National Karaoke Singing Contest: 7 p.m., VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (618) 322-4646.
'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz': 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $10. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.
Brooksville Academy of the Arts presents 'All Dressed Up': 7 p.m., Central High School theater, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, west of Brooksville. $10 for adults; $9 for children 12 and younger and seniors 60 and older. (352) 799-2614.