Property appraiser office closed March 25
The Hernando County Property Appraiser's Office will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 25 for training purposes. The offices are at the Hernando County Government Center, Room 463; and the Westside Government Center, 7509 and 7525 Forest Oaks Blvd.
Call (352) 754-4190.
Learn about clinical research studies
The Knights of Columbus will present a program on clinical research studies at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Xavier Hall at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd.
The speaker is Dr. Mildred V. Farmer, medical director and co-founder of Meridien Research. The topic is "What's involved in participating in a clinical research study."
Refreshments will be served after the presentation. For information, call (352) 686-9767.
Local meteorologist to speak at expo
Vendors are needed for the Hernando County Sheriff's Office/Emergency Management's Hurricane & Safety Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7 at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way.
This year's guest speaker will be Denis Phillips, chief meteorologist with ABC Action News, who will discuss the upcoming hurricane season and answer questions.
The expo is an educational family event. Vendors of safety products, personal disaster preparedness and home-retrofitting products are invited to participate or support the event.
Call (352) 754-4083 or visit hernandosheriff.org/em.
Register for Autism Awareness Walk
Parent Partners in Education Inc. and the Hernando County Exceptional Student Education Department will present the 2011 Hernando Autism Awareness Walk from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 26 at Central High School, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway.
To register for the walk or for information, visit hernandoautismwalk.com.
Public is welcome at community summit
The Hernando County Commissioners will participate in the biennial Hernando Community Summit from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane.
The summit is hosted by Hernando Progress, Inc., the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce and Career Central.
The summit, in cooperation with Hernando County's Office of Business Development, will be devoted to economic development in the county and the surrounding region. Speakers will include Sean Snaith, economist with the University of Central Florida; Gregory Burkhart, managing director of Duff and Phelps; and others.
The public is welcome to attend. The event will also be videotaped by Hernando County Government Broadcasting and broadcast on Bright House channel 622, and online at hernandocountyfl.iqm2.com/citizens. Broadcast times will be announced at a later date. For information, call Len Tria at (352) 279-1020.
YMCA will host a free seminar on coupons
Hernando County Family YMCA will host a free coupon seminar from 1:30 to 3 p.m. March 27 at the facility, 1300 Mariner Blvd.
Those attending will learn how to match coupons to weekly sales, find out about websites to guide and step-by-step instructions on how to use them.
There will be prizes and drawings. To RSVP, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For information, call the Y at (352) 688-9622.
Pharmacy offers free screenings March 30
Free cholesterol and diabetes screenings will be offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 30 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 11092 Spring Hill Drive. No appointments are needed. Call toll-free at 1-800-713-3301.
New members meet at Coast Guard Auxiliary
The Hernando Beach Coast Guard Auxiliary will host a meeting for new members at 6 p.m. Thursday at the training facility at 4340 Calienta St.
The auxiliary is the uniformed, volunteer component of the Coast Guard and supports the Coast Guard in all missions, except military and law enforcement actions.
Auxiliary members participate in patrols on local waterways, teach boating safety classes, conduct vessel checks and perform other functions.
Boat ownership is not required to join, nor is participating in water-based activities. Membership is open to U.S. citizens 17 and older. A basic background check is required. Training is provided and included in the annual membership dues of $55.
Those interested in joining should bring proof of citizenship (passport or birth certificate), a driver's license and a check for membership dues.
For information, call Mary Meyers at (973) 641-3869, or visit the website at a0701508.uscgaux.info/Home.htm.
Veterans Resource Fair hosted by Nugent
U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent will host a Veterans Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 26 at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St.
The fair will provide information and assistance regarding veterans claims services, education benefits, employment services, housing/social services, medical and other topics.
Call Nugent's district office at (352) 799-8354.