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Hernando County Sheriff's Office to hold disaster training


Free training covers what to do in a crisis

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office will offer Community Emergency Response Team training at the Emergency Communications and Operations Center, 18900 Cortez Blvd. The seven weeks of training will be from 6 to 9 p.m. each Wednesday, starting this week and running through Aug. 26. Participants will learn to help themselves and their neighbors during times of crisis. Topics include disaster preparedness, fire suppression, emergency medical first aid, search and rescue, disaster psychology and disaster communications. On Aug. 29, there will be a disaster drill followed by graduation. There is no cost to participate. The training is open to anyone 18 and older. To register, call (352) 754-4083.

Camp focuses on wildlife rehab

The Hernando County Recreation Department has spots available for its Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp, which will be offered July 27 to 31 at the Community Activity Center, 295 E Fort Dade Ave. The camp is open to young people ages 11 to 17. Instruction will be given on the care of orphaned or injured wildlife and animal necropsy. There will also be on-site lectures and trips to Disney's Animal Kingdom, Lowry Park Zoo, 100 Acre Wood Wildlife Rehabilitation and Hunter Springs. The cost is $195. The camp is limited to 12 participants. Call (352) 754-4031.


Catch a show with Homer Noodleman

The public is invited to a dinner show featuring Homer Noodleman on July 25 at the Hernando Beach Yacht Club, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. The social hour starts at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and showtime at 7:30 p.m. Dinner includes salad, baked ham, potatoes, vegetable and dessert. Noodleman is a comedian, vocalist, magician, impressionist and ventriloquist. Dress code is nice casual (no shorts). Tickets are limited and must be purchased by July 22; the cost is $16 for members, $18 for nonmembers. Tickets may be purchased at the club between 6 and 8 p.m. Wednesdays or by calling Dick Weichman, (352) 597-2535.


'Sweeney Todd' is theater fundraiser

The Boulevard Players will present Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, July 23-26 at Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd. Show times will be at 7:30 p.m. July 23, 24 and 25, with 2 p.m. matinees on July 25 and 26. Reserved tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Funds raised will benefit Springstead's choral department. To purchase tickets, call (352) 476-9086.

Teen Life Rally is set for Aug. 22

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Committee of Hernando County will have a free Teen Life Rally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 22 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd. Exhibitors, entertainers, sponsors and speakers are needed. The purpose of the event is to inspire interests and talents in youngsters to build strong self-esteem and reduce teen pregnancies. Those interested in participating should contact Dawn Easter at (239) 494-7553 or

Today's meeting

Hernando County Planning and Zoning Commission, 9 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

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