Adult ed classes start next week
The Hernando County School District's adult community education at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., is accepting registration for its fall classes, many of which are scheduled to begin next week. A variety of classes are available, such as Zumba, auto shop, acrylic painting, basic drawing, silversmithing, writing your life story, buying and selling on eBay, and basic computer skills.
Brochures are available at all Hernando County library branches, as well as online at hernandoschools.org (click on "school sites," then "adult education" in the drop-down box). Call the office at (352) 797-7091 between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays to determine the best time to stop by to register. To register, a photo ID is required. Payments must be made by cash or check.
Free one-hour class helps families budget
A one-hour class, "Developing an Effective Spending Plan," will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive.
With an effective spending plan, families can identify spending leaks, establish consistent saving habits, prepare for emergencies and begin to focus on future financial health.
The class is free, but seating is limited and registration is required. Call (352) 754-4433.
Demand Job Summit planned for Sept. 22
The BVille for Change Committee 2010 will host a Demand Job Summit 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Frederick Kelly Elks Lodge, 510 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
The purpose of the summit is to rally together those who want to work, in order to talk about jobs and opportunities and to find ways to turn the local economy around.
For information, call Paul Boston at (352) 238-3500.
All aboard for train show and swap meet
Regal Railways will host a Train Show and Swap Meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville.
Vendors will show, sell and swap trains, tracks and accessories in all scales. There will also be a model train layout for kids of all ages.
Admission is $4 for adults and free for children 12 and younger.
For information, call Joe at (727) 244-1341 or visit the website at regalrailways.com.
Come for truck pull, fireworks; help charity
A Monster Auto Show and Children's Charity Event will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St.
The event will feature the Monster Transmission and Performance Car, Truck and Bike Show, an all-day truck pull, truck tug-of-war, live music, vendors, petting zoo, face painting, games and other children's activities. The Speed Channel's Two Guys Garage Show will film live.
The day's event will conclude with a fireworks show starting about 7:30 p.m. Funds raised will benefit numerous children's charities, including the Florida Children's Home Society and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Vendor booths are available and start at $75. Registration for the car, truck and bike show is available; the first 500 registrants receive a T-shirt and car plaque. There will be more than $10,000 awarded in cash prizes and giveaways. General admission will be $8 per person; children 9 and younger are admitted free.
For information, call toll-free at (888) 628-9817, or visit monsterautoshow.com.
Help a hill by buying state's native plants
A native plant sale to benefit the Audubon's Ahhochee Hill Sanctuary will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at the sanctuary, 24268 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville.
Ahhochee Hill is part of the Brooksville Ridge. Roughly 17 acres at the top of the hill are cleared, offering areas of old habitat and landscaped gardens.
For information, call (352) 797-3545.