RID YOUR home OF HAZARDOUS WASTE saturday
The Hernando County Commission and the county's Solid Waste and Recycling Division will sponsor a household hazardous waste collection day 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the West Hernando Convenience Center, 2525 Osowaw Blvd. The compnay EQ of Florida Inc. will accept household hazardous waste from county residents and small businesses. There is no cost for residents; small businesses pay the same rate as the county contract, with payment to EQ of Florida due at time of service. Call (352) 754-4112.
United Way seeks 'core volunteers'
United Way of Hernando County will interview individuals interested in becoming Volunteer Reception Center core volunteers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 and 26 at its office, 4030 Commercial Way. Core volunteers have a key role with organized efforts during disasters, including help with the setup, tracking and distribution of community volunteers. Anyone interested is encouraged to stop by either day. For information, call (352) 688-2026.
Note to readers
The Tampa Bay Times is looking for students for Wishbone U., our seventh annual free Thanksgiving cooking boot camp at Apron's Cooking School at Publix Supermarket in the Shoppes of Citrus Park in Tampa. To gain admittance to the Oct. 14 class, which will focus on desserts this year, send a brief note about why you want to attend. We're suckers for a good story, especially when it involves heartwarming family tales or a sad recounting of gummy mashed potatoes and overcooked turkey. Nominations of bad or deserving cooks by family and friends are encouraged, but they cannot be submitted anonymously. Cooks as young as 13 will be considered. Tell us in 150 words or less why you should be admitted to Wishbone U. Include your name, age, city and daytime phone number and send entries to Wishbone U., c/o Taste, Tampa Bay Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Put THANKSGIVING in the subject line. The deadline is Oct. 5, and winners will be notified by Oct. 8. Participants must be willing to be photographed during the class, because it's not just their skills we want to improve. The experience — and recipes — will be shared in Taste Nov. 14.
Hernando County Aviation Authority, public hearing at 2:15 p.m., regular meeting 3:30 p.m., Hernando County Airport office, 15800 Flight Path Drive, south of Brooksville.
Hernando County Law Library Committee, 4:15 p.m., Law Library, Judicial Building, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.
Library to show 'Battleship': 2 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Rated PG-13. Free. (352) 754-4043.
College Night: 6-8 p.m., Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. (352) 797-7088.
'Bus Stop' opens at Stage West: 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $12. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.
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