Learn how FEMA flood hazard maps affect you
Hernando County Water Awareness Series presents "FEMA Flood Mapping, Watersheds and You" from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Hernando County Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd. John Burnett from Hernando County government and Gene Altman from the Southwest Florida Water Management District will speak. The county and Swiftmud have undertaken a multiyear project to re-examine flood zones and develop detailed, digital flood hazard maps. FEMA representatives will be on hand to answer questions. Light refreshments served. There is no cost to attend. For information, call (352) 540-6780.
PHCC offers poetry reading on Friday
Pasco-Hernando Community College's biannual poetry reading will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Faculty, staff members, students and community members are invited to participate in this open-mike event, coordinated by professor emeritus Richard Downing and professor of language arts Kay McKamy. PHCC faculty, staff members and students, some of whom are published, will read samples of their work. PHCC's North Campus Student Government Association will provide refreshments and door prizes. Those interested in reading one or two poems may sign up at the door. Free admission. For information, call (352) 797-5109.
City ready to judge Christmas displays
The Brooksville Beautification Board will host its annual "Best Christmas Decorations" contest. The board will look at arrangements within city limits to determine the winner for the holiday's best decorative display. The board will make its determination at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 for two categories: Best Residential Christmas Display and Best Commercial Christmas Display. Winners will be recognized Dec. 20 during the Brooksville City Council meeting and receive a plaque and a gift. To nominate a property or for information, call Lindsay Morgan at (352) 540-3856.
Sale to benefit Relay for Life
A rummage sale to benefit the Spring Hill Relay for Life will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, 4176 Mariner Blvd. For information, call Denise Cintino toll-free at 1-800-999-5887, ext. 57599 or Kathleen Grattan at ext. 52299. The Spring Hill Relay for Life is scheduled for April 15 and 16 at Nature Coast Technical High School.
Environmentally Sensitive Lands Committee, 5:30 p.m., Planning Department, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.
Belly dance class: 7:15 p.m., Kennedy Park, 1000 Kennedy Blvd., Brooksville. Free. Open to all ages. Must RSVP the instructor, Jaynellen, (707) 354-0242 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the Hernando County Recreation Department, (352) 754-4031.