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Hernando Parks and Recreation offers CPR, first aid classes

CPR CLASS OFFERED: The Hernando County Recreation Department will offer the American Heart Association's CPR adult, infant and child/AED (automated external defibrillator) course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the first aid course from 2 to 5 p.m. April 21 at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill.

The courses are intended for certified or noncertified and licensed or unlicensed health care professionals as well as the general public.

Participants will receive a certification card, good for two years. The cost is $40 for CPR/AED only, $30 for first aid only or $60 for both.

To register, call Julie Stack at (352) 684-5664 or the Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031.

LEADING WOMEN'S LUNCHEON: The Hernando County Medical Society Alliance and the Business and Professional Women of Hernando will host a "Women Leading Social Change" luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. April 18 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill.

Barbara Rodriguez-Morrison will discuss "Strategic Thinking for Effective Action." Rodriguez-Morrison is president and chief executive of BMR Consulting in Lutz. Her areas of expertise include program evaluation, strategic planning, grant writing and program development.

The event will also honor Dr. Amy Capoocia for her volunteer service at Crescent Community Clinic and her dedication to the health care profession.

Tickets are $15. For information or to reserve a spot, send email to Maureen Soliman at

KNIGHTS AUXILIARY DANCE: The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, St. Jude Council 6383, will host a barn dance April 14 at the K of C Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be at 6:15 p.m. and music will be from 7 to 10 p.m. The Short Notice Band will entertain. A baked half-chicken dinner will be served.

Tickets are $15. Call Barbara at (352) 666-0695 or (727) 366-2288.

CHURCH CARNIVAL: A Kid Karnival will be from 2 to 4 p.m. April 15 at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

The event will include an inflatable bounce house, face painting, cotton candy and popcorn. Music will be provided by DJ Ricardo.

The event is free and open to the community. For information, call (352) 683-4870.

CHURCH YARD SALE: Mariner United Methodist Church will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13-14 on the church grounds, 7079 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

A variety of items will be available, including electronics, glassware, toys, furniture and crafts.

Food, drinks and baked goods will also be available. Call (352) 596-0080.

LITERACY GROUP YARD SALE: HEART Adult Literacy will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13 in the parking lot at 801 N Broad St., Brooksville.

Proceeds will benefit the General Education Development/English for Speakers of Other Languages program. For information, call (352) 797-7018.

CAR SHOW: The Sunshine State Muscle Car Club will host the 2012 Spring Super Car Show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 15 in the Beef 'O' Brady's parking lot, 7601 Horse Lake Road, Brooksville. This will be a judged top-50 trophy show.

There will be a DJ with music, games and door prizes, as well as raffles and a silent auction.

Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the show; dash plaques will be given to the first 100 vehicles entered. A portion of the proceeds will benefit HPH Hospice and the Hernando High School shop class.

For information, call Frank at (352) 796-1270 or Jim at (352) 442-3445, or send email to Visit the club's website at

HIGH POINT 'FUN RAISER': A "Fun Raiser" featuring Louisiana "Cajun" Dave Becnel will be from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 10 at the High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road, High Point.

Guests may bring their own beverages.

Tickets are $5 each and will be available at the door.

The event is sponsored by the High Point Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, with proceeds benefiting the fire department.

For tickets or information, call Anna at (352) 596-1601 or Audrey at (352) 592-4831.

MARINE SAFETY GROUP YARD SALE: The Hernando Beach Marine Safety Support Group will have an indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28 at the Coast Guard Auxiliary building, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach.

Donations for the sale are welcome and may be dropped off at the facility from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays. For items to be picked up, call Tom at (352) 597-0003 or Bill at (352) 596-9396.

HEAD START ENROLLMENT: Starting April 16, the Mid-Florida Community Services Head Start Early Childhood Development Preschool Program will accept applications for enrollment for the 2012-13 school year.

The program serves children 3 or 4 years old as of Sept. 1. Head Start also serves children with disabilities.

The federally funded, income-eligible program encompasses health, nutrition, education, mental health and disabilities, medical/dental, and parent and male involvement, as well as family and community partnerships to support strong, healthy children and families.

The items needed to apply include:

• Birth certificate.

• Proof of residency (utility bill).

• Photo identification for parent/guardian.

• Proof of income for parent/guardian for the past 12 months or prior calendar year, whichever is applicable.

• Documentation of child's disability (if applicable).

• Proof of custody (if applicable).

Applications for enrollment will be accepted from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. weekdays or by appointment at the following Head Start locations:

• 835 School St., Brooksville. Call (352) 754-2464.

• 11245 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Call (352) 556-4800.

• 403 S Lincoln St., Bushnell. Call (352) 748-6677.

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