public may join torch run with sheriff's office
Area residents can join the Hernando County Sheriff's Office for the 28th Anniversary Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. The run will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, starting at Killingsworth Plaza, 19259 Cortez Blvd., and ending at the steps of the Hernando County Court House. The course is 2.2 miles long. There is no cost to participate. To learn more about Special Olympics Florida and the Torch Run, visit specialolympicsflorida.org. For information on the local run, call Lt. Cinda Moore at (352) 754-6830.
CPR/AED training classes in April
CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator) class will be offered at 6 p.m. April 7 at the Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120 of the Medical Arts Building at Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Another class will be offered April 21. These classes meet the guidelines of the American Heart Association and are designed for professional health care providers, although anyone is welcome to attend. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a two-year certification card. The cost is $20. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call (352) 597-8875.
Poetry contest by students for mom
The Hernando County Fine Arts Council invites students in kindergarten through fifth grade to participate in a Mother's Day Poetry Contest as part of the 27th annual Art in the Park, which will be April 30 and May 1 at Tom Varn Park. The winner will receive a $50 U.S. savings bond. The winner and runners-up will recite their poems at the Art in the Park. The poems will be judged by members of Just Poets. Poems can be in any style and from four to 16 lines, and can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the student's name, age, grade, school, parents' names, address, telephone number and e-mail address. All entries must be received by April 22. The winner and runners-up will be contacted by April 30. Visit the website at hernandoarts.org or call (352) 754-4788.
Beach Ball and Cruise-In on April 9
Habitat for Humanity of Hernando County will present the annual Beach Ball and Cruise-In on April 9 at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way. The car cruise-in will be from 4 to 6 p.m., and the ball from 6 to 10 p.m., which includes dinner, a silent auction, contests, games, music and dancing. General admission tickets are $30 and VIP tickets are $50 (VIP tickets include wine tasting, unlimited soda and a wait staff to serve you). Guests can enter for a chance to win $25,000 cash (must be present to win). For information, visit the website at habitatbeachball.org or call (352) 754-1159.
Free Zumba class and dance party: Class for seniors starts at 9 a.m.; dance party at 7 p.m., Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. (352) 428-6368.