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Registration is next week for Hernando County summer voluntary pre-K program

BROOKSVILLE

Register next week for summer pre-K classes

Hernando County School Services will have registration for its summer voluntary prekindergarten program from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday at the Hernando County School Support Complex, 919 N Broad St.

Children who will be 5 on or before Sept. 1 and who have never attended a state-supported voluntary pre-K program are eligible to participate.

The summer program starts June 21 and ends Aug. 13 and will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at the following sites: Bright Beginnings Preschool, Care-A-Lot Child Care and Preschool, Great Beginnings Preschool and Daycare Inc. II, Little People's Preschool and Mrs. B's Daycare.

The following documentation is required during registration: a certificate of eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition or your driver's license, proof of Florida residency, the child's original birth certificate, and health and shot records.

There is no cost to participate in the program. For more information, call (352)797-7051.

SPRING HILL

Communities group will meet on Monday

United Communities of Hernando County will conduct its general membership meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Silverthorn Community Center, 4400 Mallard Lake Drive.

Attorney Antonia Vaznelis will discuss foreclosure procedures in mandatory and nonmandatory homeowners associations. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation.

For more information, e-mail unitedcommunities@excite.com or visit uchc97.org or call (352) 686-1851.

BROOKSVILLE

Learn how to create websites and blogs

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will offer a WordPress 101 workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. on June 1 in the chamber's training room, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

The workshop is for creating websites and blogs. Participants must bring their own laptops. The course will be taught by Christopher Fiffie of Instant Images Inc.

The cost is $99 for chamber members and $129 for nonmembers. Seating is limited. The registration deadline is Tuesday. E-mail training@hernando chamber.com or call (352)796-0697, ext. 228.

BROOKSVILLE

Cafe will host artists and display their work

A reception for artists Karen Heidler, Frances Childs and Joe Galletta of the Spring Hill Art League will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St.

There will be a showcase of the artists' works, which will be on display at the cafe through the end of June.

For more information, call (352) 848-0090.

COUNTYWIDE

Events will honor vets on Memorial Day

The following events are planned in observance of Memorial Day on May 31:

• Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236 will have a ceremony at 11 a.m. at the post, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach.

The Nature Coast Children's Chorale will perform. The speaker will be Hernando County Sheriff Richard Nugent, a Blue Star father. Also, several scholarship recipients will be honored.

This will be an outdoor ceremony, weather permitting, featuring a color guard from the post, as well as a tribute by Marine Corps League Detachment 1002. Call (352) 596-9236.

• There will be a Memorial Day Ceremony at Florida National Cemetery at 10 a.m., Exit 309 off Interstate 75, southwest of Bushnell.

The keynote speaker will be Nevin M. Weaver, director of the VA Sunshine Healthcare Network, which overseas health care delivery through a system of eight hospitals, eight multi-specialty outpatient clinics, 36 community-based primary care clinics, eight nursing homes and two domiciliaries throughout Florida, south Georgia, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Other speakers will include state Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink and Charlene Kee, former national president of AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary.

Randy Price of WQYK-FM 99.5 will serve as master of ceremonies. The Hernando High School Band, led by Joseph Harrin, will play patriotic music. Linda Burnette and Laura Riley will sing. Naomi McClain will perform on the bagpipes. Gayle Williams will perform echo taps, accompanied by school band buglers. There will be a rifle salute and a posting of colors, and Ye Mystic Air Krewe will conduct a flyover.

The ceremony will also include the Avenue of Flags, a display of more than 400 flags along the cemetery's roads. Organizations with colors may participate in the massing of colors at the beginning of the program. Veterans organizations are asked to arrive by 8:30 a.m.

Call the cemetery office at (352) 793-7740.

BROOKSVILLE

Hospital auxiliary to hold book, gift fair

The Brooksville Regional Hospital Auxiliary will host a book and gift fair from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and May 28 in Conference Room 2 (near the cafeteria) at the hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd.

The fair will include a variety of books, toys, games and other gift items. Funds raised will benefit the scholarship fund. For information, call Pam at (352) 442-0169.

BROOKSVILLE

Therapy dog testing offered by hospice

HPH Hospice will offer a Canine Good Citizen test and Therapy Dog International certification at 10 a.m. on June 3 at the team office at 698 S Broad St.

A representative from Therapy Dog International will conduct the exams. Dogs must be at least 1 year old, in good health and be able to hear. The cost is $24 per dog/handler team.

Space is limited to 25 dogs. Registration is required. Call Anne Clark at (352) 796-2611.

Complete information on the tests, canine health requirements and fees are available online at tdi-dog.org.

HPH Hospice encourages individuals who pass the TDI test with their dogs to consider being part of the Compassionate Paws pet therapy program. Compassionate Paws volunteers who complete a two-day hospice orientation are eligible, along with their dogs, to visit hospice patients in assisted living facilities, nursing homes and Hospice Houses or the Hospice Care Center in Hernando, Pasco or Citrus counties.

SPRING HILL

Middle school to have 25th anniversary bash

Powell Middle School will host a 25th anniversary celebration at 6 p.m. June 3 in the courtyard (behind the 100 and 200 buildings) at 4100 Barclay Ave.

There will be a rededication ceremony and a presentation of the garden and a quilt. An alumni concert will be at 7 p.m. Refreshments will follow.

Reservations are needed by May 31. E-mail Kathy Marcucci at marcucci_k@hcsb.k12.fl.us.

SPRING HILL

Computer club offers classes at no cost

Through the end of May, the Hernando Computer Club will offer all of its classes at no cost, and no membership will be required to participate.

All classes are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. Classes are offered on a variety of topics, such as Introduction to Windows (7, Vista and XP), photography, e-mail, eBay, converting records and tapes to CDs, and maintenance and security.

For details and a full schedule of classes, visit hcc.org or call (352) 684-7171.

SPRING HILL

Computer club offers classes at no cost

Through the end of May, the Hernando Computer Club will offer all its classes at no cost, and no membership will be required to participate.

All classes are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. Classes are offered on a variety of topics, such as Introduction to Windows (7, Vista and XP), photography, e-mail, eBay, converting records and tapes to CDs, and maintenance and security.

For details and a full schedule of classes, visit the website at www.hcc.org or call (352) 684-7171.

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