Friday, June 22, 2018
News Roundup

Nonprofit groups can learn to snare grants

SPRING HILL

nonprofits can learn to snare grants

The group Communities in Schools of Hernando County will offer a grant-writing workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Hernando County Health Department, 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd. The class will be taught by Barbara Sweinberg, who has more than 35 years of experience writing grants. Participants will learn the basics of finding and writing grant applications for a nonprofit organization. The cost is $50, with check or money order payable to Communities in Schools of Hernando County and sent to Tracy Echols, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville, FL 34604. RSVP to [email protected] or call (352) 277-3322.

BROOKSVILLE

'Dolphin Tale' at band shell tonight

The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Friends of the Library, will show the movie Dolphin Tale at dusk today at the band shell at Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave. The PG film is the story of the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost after getting caught in a crab trap. It was inspired by the true story of Winter, who resides at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and stars Harry Connick Jr. and Ashley Judd. Concessions will be available. Gates open at 7 p.m., with the movie to begin at about 8:30 p.m. It's free, but donations will be accepted.

Adults need help with reading, math

The HEART Adult Literacy Program needs volunteers to tutor adults in reading, language and math skills. A training/orientation class will be offered for new volunteers from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the HEART office, 801 N Broad St. For information, call Justa Bozman at (352) 797-7018.

Today's picks

YMCA National Dance Day: 9-11 a.m., Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Free. suncoastymca.org or (352) 688-9622.

Eighth annual Ratt Run: Registration 10-11:30 a.m., R Place at the Crossroads, 25 W Dr. M.L. King Jr. Blvd., Brooksville. $10 per rider; additional cards $5. (352) 584-1278.

One-room schoolhouse site dedication: 10 a.m., 1885 train depot, Russell Street Park, 70 Russell St., Brooksville. (352) 799-0129.

Thumbzilla benefit concert: Continues from noon today to 5 p.m. Sunday, the Farm, 19234 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. $5 per carload; overnight primitive camping, $10. [email protected] or (727) 845-0389.

Zumbathon and health fair: 1-4 p.m., Serena's Dance Palace, 17049 Spring Hill Drive, south of Brooksville. Free. (352) 796-1991.

'The Adventures of Tintin': 1 p.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. Rated PG. (352) 754-4043.

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