VOLUNTEERS are NEEDED AT HPH HOSPICE
HPH Hospice is recruiting volunteers. There's a two-part orientation, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Aug. 16, at the Sturgill Hospice Care Center, 12242 Cortez Blvd. Lunch will be provided. Numerous volunteer opportunities are available, including patient support. Volunteers may donate as little as four hours every other week, or more as their schedules allow. There is no cost for the orientation, but registration is required. Attendance both days is mandatory. For information or to reserve a seat, call Jacque Lambert at (352) 796-2611.
Interfaith group seeks your help
The nonprofit interfaith group People Helping People of Hernando is seeking volunteers and donations. The all-volunteer organization offers the following programs: Sunday Blessings serves free meals to people in need and provides free clothing, groceries, bread and desserts, transportation assistance and referrals to other help organizations. Weekend Blessings provides food throughout the school year on weekends to children from needy families in the county. Senior Blessings supports a food pantry and provides supplemental groceries to poverty-level seniors living in subsidized housing in Brooksville. To volunteer, call (352) 686-4466 or visit phpinhc.org. To make a donation, send checks to People Helping People, P.O. Box 6182, Spring Hill, FL 34611.
Aloha Auction benefit is Aug. 18
The Jolly Ranchers 4-H Club hosts its third annual Aloha Auction on Aug. 18 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. The evening will include a silent auction, a DJ and dancing. The group is seeking assistance with the dinner and auction. Donations of food items for the menu, as well as items or services for the auction, are needed. Those who donate items valued at $50 or more will receive two free tickets to the event. All donations are tax-deductible. Proceeds will help the group take an educational field trip to Washington, D.C., and also go toward animal projects for 2013. For information or to help, call Tammy Fincher at (352) 650-0409 or Susan Stringer at (352) 585-3577.
Hernando County Community Alliance, 9 a.m., Hernando County Schools Facility Department, 8016 Mobley Road, Brooksville.
Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizens Advisory Committee, 4 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.
Personal History Workshop: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. Free. (352) 754-4042.
'Reading is Fun' Summer Youth Program: Provided by Behind the Stone Ministries and Communities in Schools of Hernando County. 5 p.m., New Song Worship Center, 6001 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (727) 808-4096.