Workshop will go over process for oil claims
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Section, along with the Florida Department of Financial Services, will have a claims processing workshop at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Coast Guard Auxiliary building, 4340 Calienta St., for individuals and business owners in Hernando who have been affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Topics include eligible items for the claims process, where to submit or to file a claim and who to contact for additional assistance and information about legal concerns. Additional workshops will be scheduled as needed. Information is available online at hernandosheriff.org.
Blood donors needed Thursday
LifeSouth Community Blood Center has an urgent need for blood donations. A blood drive with the LifeSouth bloodmobile will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the Moss Chiropractic parking lot, 1377 Deltona Blvd. Donors will receive a gift card for a free half-hour massage at Moss, a LifeSouth T-shirt and complimentary cholesterol screening. Donors must be at least 17 years old (donors age 16 must have written parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and show a valid photo ID. For information, call (352) 596-2002.
Get a furry friend at adopt-a-thon
Home at Last Pet Adoptions is holding a adopt-a-thon from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supermarket, 4316 Commercial Way. Adopt-a-thons will also be conducted from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays in June at Petco, 7223 Coastal Blvd., in the rear of the store. Although the organization specializes in Siamese, a variety of cats and kittens will be available. All are spayed or neutered, have had age-appropriate vaccinations, have tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS, are microchipped and have been treated for parasites. Adoptable pets can be viewed online at halpetadoptions.petfinder.com and requests can be made for certain pets to be brought to an adopt-a-thon. Fees vary and are tax-deductible. Call (352) 476-6832 or e-mail halpet firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hernando County Sheriff's Office, collective bargaining negotiations with deputies, 10 a.m., 18900 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.
Hernando County Environmentally Sensitive Lands Committee, 5:30 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.
'Fertilization of Pastures' presented in Pasture Production series: 5:30 p.m., Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. Free. Registration required. (352) 754-4433.
'Government Gone Wild: The Tea Party Edition … Government is Broke(n)' seminar: Doors open at 5:30 p.m., presentation at 6:30 p.m., Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. Free. Registration required; no walk-ins allowed. (352) 942-4131 or governmentgonewild.org.