Hospice to hold orientation for volunteers
HPH Hospice will host a two-part volunteer orientation for adults and teenagers 14 and older from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and July 2 at the office at 12260 Cortez Blvd. A variety of opportunities are available, such as patient visitation, family respite, cooking at the Hospice House, office support and video production. Details are available online at hph-hospice.org. Preregistration is required. Call Mary Kay Sandell at (352) 597-1882.
Writers' group to meet at library
A new writers' group has formed and will have its first meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. July 6 at the West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. The group offers an opportunity for writers to share ideas and their works, including those writing a personal history, working on a novel, write short stories, plays, poetry, or those wishing to learn new writing techniques. Meetings will be on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. The second meeting on July 20 (third Tuesday) will be from 4 to 6 p.m. For information, call Sue at (352) 293-4988.
Teaching Zoo has low-cost vaccines
Florida International Teaching Zoo's veterinary staff will offer a low-cost Pet Vaccination Clinic from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Tractor Supply, 18741 Cortez Blvd. Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats are $6. Dog distemper/parvovirus combo shots and cat distemper shots are $14, and dog kennel cough/bordatella shots are $15. A vaccinations will be administered by the veterinarian. Documentation will be provided. All proceeds are tax-deductible donations that benefit the Teaching Zoo center under construction in Bushnell. For information, call (352) 867-7788 (leave message).
Girl Scouts serve up family picnic
The Spring Mermaids Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of America will host the fourth annual Family Picnic from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Crews Lake Park off Shady Hills Road. There will be a DJ, face painting, bounce house, crafts and games. Families should bring their own coolers, extra chairs or blanket. Hot dogs will be served. Daisy Scouts should bring chips and dip; Brownie Scouts should bring side dishes; and Juniors, Cadets, Ambassadors and Seniors should bring desserts. All Girl Scouts and girls interested in becoming a scout, and families, are invited. Call Amy Jacobsen at (352) 584-5216 or Dawn Badami at (352) 584-6482.
Hernando County Commission, 9 a.m., budget workshop, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.
Florida Library Youth Program presents John Storms' World of Reptiles: 10:15-11:15 a.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Free. Geared for children ages 5-12. (352) 540-6391.
Holy Cross weekly food distribution: Free distribution of bread, bagels, pastries, clothing and personal necessities for those in need. 9-11 a.m., Holy Cross Lutheran Church parking lot, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (727) 808-4096.
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