Thursday, June 21, 2018
News Roundup

Register for junior lifeguard camp in Spring Hill

SPRING HILL

get registered for junior lifeguard camp

A YMCA Junior Lifeguard Camp will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd. The class is for youth age 8 to 15 who are able to swim the length of the pool — 25 yards. Fourteen- and 15-year-olds are eligible for YMCA aquatics safety assistant certification upon completion of the class. The class is designed to train individuals in the knowledge and skills necessary to help prevent and recognize aquatics risks and emergencies. The cost is $200, which includes lunch. Several spaces are left; registration is required by Sunday. Visit suncoastymca.org or call (352) 688-9622.

Nugent hosting free career fair

U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent will host a career fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. All employers and job seekers are welcome to participate at no cost. Employers may register for a booth by contacting Steve Wilson at (352) 293-1123 or [email protected] Job seekers may preregister online at nugentjobfair2012.eventbrite.com. Job seekers should dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes. For information, call Nugent's district office at (352) 799-8354 or visit nugent.house.gov.

BROOKSVILLE

Workshop to teach green landscaping

The Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, will offer training for green industries best management practices certification from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23. The workshop will provide training for people working in the lawn, landscape, pest control or municipal grounds maintenance industries. Florida law requires landscape professionals to follow green industries best management practices when using certain fertilizers in urban landscapes and commercial fertilization applicators. Licenses must be obtained by 2014. Training is $25 per person, which includes lunch. Class size is limited, and advance registration is required. Payment must be received no later than July 16. Call (352) 754-4433.

COUNTYWIDE

Stuff the Bus deadline nears

Friday is the last day teachers can sign up for the sixth annual Stuff the Bus school supply event conducted by the United Way of Hernando County. The program provides free classroom supplies for Hernando County teachers. Buses will be at various locations to collect donations of supplies from the community from July 27 to 29 at locations throughout Hernando County. Teachers wishing to participate may call (352) 688-2026 or visit unitedwayhernando.net.

Today's picks

"Night of Music" benefit for Kenn "E" Grube: 6 p.m., Chick-fil-A parking lot, 13143 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 442-8060.

Ghost Tours: 8-10 p.m., Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. For ages 16 and older. $20, cash only; reservations required. (352) 799-0129.

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