Sheriff's office offers course to teen drivers
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office will offer its next Youth Teen Driver Challenge on July 16 and 17. A session will be from 5 to 9 p.m. July 16 at the Sheriff's Office at 18900 Cortez Blvd., and range instruction will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 17 at the Hernando County Airport off Broad Street, south of Brooksville. The two-day program is designed to provide drivers ages 16 to 18 with the knowledge and understanding of vehicle dynamics and human kinetics (forces created by an automobile and the effects of the forces on the human body). The program is free. Participants must have a driver's license. Registration forms are available at hernandosheriff.org. Call (352) 754-6830, ext. 53663.
Spot available with Housing Authority
The Brooksville City Council is accepting applications from those interested in volunteering on the Brooksville Housing Authority. There is one position available to fill an expiring four-year term through June 30, 2014. Those interested in serving need not be city residents, but must be registered Florida voters. An application must be completed and is available at the city clerk's office at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. For information, call (352) 540-3853.
Library has special program for kids
The Hernando County Public Library System will host a free seven-week session of children's stories and crafts programs starting on Friday at the West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. The programs, presented by the Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast, will be from 11 to 11:30 a.m. for toddlers ages 18 to 35 months old and from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 for children ages 3 to 5 years old each Friday through Aug. 6. The themed programs will include a variety of stories, songs, games and crafts. Call (352) 540-6391.
Bowling bash benefits youths
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office Youth Education Services will host the 10th annual Bowling Extravaganza on July 17 at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way. The entry fee is $150 per team (includes four bowlers with three games of bowling, shoe rental, and a lane sponsorship); team only is $75 (for four bowlers). Lane sponsors are $100. Individual bowlers can participate for $20 each. Funds raised from the event benefit the sheriff's YES, a nonprofit group formed to develop programs for youth. For registration forms, call Sue Raffensperger at (352) 754-6830, ext. 53663. Printable registration forms are also available online at hernandosheriff.org.
Spring Hill Fire Rescue District, contract negotiations, 9 a.m., district headquarters, 3445 Bob Hartung Court.
Florida Library Youth Program presents storyteller Windell Campbell: 10:15-11:15 a.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. For children ages 5 to 12. Free. (352) 540-6391.
Holy Cross food distribution: 9-11 a.m., Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (727) 808-4096.
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