PHCC classes: AIDS, CPR, computer basics
Pasco-Hernando Community College will offer these classes at the Spring Hill Center, 11245 Spring Hill Drive:
• AIDS Seminar, 6-10 p.m. Wednesday. The cost is $18.
• CPR, 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17. The cost is $29.75.
These classes are offered at the PHCC North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville:
• AIDS Seminar, 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday. The cost is $18.
• Computer Basics II, 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 26-Nov. 4. The cost is $39.20.
For class details or to register, call the Spring Hill Center at (352) 688-8798 or the North Campus at (352) 796-6726.
All Pro Dad's Day breakfast Saturday
The next All Pro Dad's Day breakfast will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Golden Corral, 940 S Broad St.
All Pro Dad is a nonprofit program that focuses on building relationships between children and their fathers. Men and their children are welcome to attend. This is a monthly breakfast that allows fathers and their children to discuss a range of family topics, spend time together and have fun.
For information, call Luis Leon, the parent/male involvement coordinator for Head Start, at (352) 754-2464, ext. 225. Visit the Web site at AllProDad.com.
County 4-H Centennial Festival set for Oct. 24
The Hernando County 4-H Centennial Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville.
The festival will include children's games, carnival games, bounce houses, a dunk tank, make-and-take art projects, arts and crafts vendors, and concessions.
Admission is free.
Arts and craft vendor spaces are still available for $25. Vendor setup will be from 7 to 8:30 a.m. the day of the event. Contact Nancy at (352) 754-4433 or T.C. at (352) 287-1371. Applications can be downloaded from www.hernandocounty.us (click on the festival link under "county extension programs" at the bottom of the page).
Show your military appreciation Nov. 11
The Military Appreciation Show on WWJB-AM 1450 will present the second Operation Appreciation marathon call-in program on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Listeners may call into the radio station to voice their good wishes and appreciation to troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The show will start at 1 p.m. and continue until at least 10 p.m.
Calls will be recorded and converted to compact disc, then sent to troops overseas.
Hernando County students will be able to participate in an essay contest. All entrants will be eligible to win prizes through random drawings for youth-related items worth at least $250, including a $250 savings bond donated by SunTrust Bank.
Students' essays should be about the Vietnam War, and how veterans who served were treated upon returning home. One essay from each grade level will be selected, and authors will be invited to read their essays during the show. Sponsorships are needed for the student prizes; the deadline is Thursday.
The Military Appreciation Show is hosted by Bill Pierson and Robert Rogoski. For information, visit www.neverending support.org or call Pierson at (352) 556-3326.
SWAT raising money to fight breast cancer
The SWAT Team (Strong Women Always Together) will host the following events to raise funds for the Breast Cancer 3-Day walk:
• Mini 3-Day Experience, 8 a.m. Saturday, at the Suncoast Trail head off Cortez Boulevard. Participants can walk 3 miles with the SWAT Team, a mile for each day the team will be walking. The cost is $20, which includes a T-shirt. Preregistration required. Call (352) 428-6368 or e-mail email@example.com.
• A 60-mile Poker Bike Run, Oct. 24, starting at the Beef O'Brady's at 7601 Horse Lake Road, Brooksville. Registration and a pancake breakfast begin at 9:30 a.m. There will be raffles, prizes and food at each stop. For details, call (352) 238-5857 or send e-mail to jennifer.swafford @ymail.com.
Barbecue competition Saturday in Varn Park
The third-annual Blazin' Butts-n-Brisket barbecue competition will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane.
The competition will feature professional cooking teams from throughout the southeastern United States. There will also be "backyard" teams (nonprofessionals) that will compete for ribbons and "bragging rights."
The event will include games and entertainment, featuring Brian Chytka, Mitch Cain, George Marshall and Kenn "E" Grube as Elvis.
Admission is free. The event concludes Brooksville Founders Week festivities. For information, call (352) 540-3830.
Hospital auxiliary plans jewelry fair
The Brooksville Regional Hospital Auxiliary will host a jewelry fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 and from 7 to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 in Conference Room 2 (near the cafeteria) at the hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd.
The fundraiser will include a large assortment of 10-, 14- and 18-karat yellow and white gold, as well as sterling silver chains. There will be precious and semiprecious stones set in rings, bracelets and pendants.
A portion of sales will go to the Auxiliary Scholarship Fund. For information, call Pam at (352) 442-0169.
Local AARP sponsors special 'Fiddler' show
AARP Hernando County Chapter 1026 invites members and nonmembers to a specially priced group matinee performance of Fiddler on the Roof on Oct. 24 at the Show Palace Dinner Theater, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson.
Tickets are $40 per person. Payment must be made by Thursday.
Call Bob at (352) 596-0722, Rose at (352) 688-5606 or Joyce at (352) 688-6910.