Seniors needed to volunteer with programs
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program needs volunteers 55 or older. Areas include working in thrift stores, clerical work, mentoring, tutoring, being a teacher's aide, teen pregnancy, Meals on Wheels, senior centers, nature, museum docent or researcher, library, food banks and animal care. Volunteers can visit with children who don't have anyone else to rely on or elderly residents who are homebound or just need companionship. To learn more, stop by the RSVP Welcome Center, 880 Kennedy Blvd., Brooksville, or call (352) 796-8117. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
Alzheimer's group needs event help
The Alzheimer's Family Organization is looking for committee members for its charity event, the inaugural Alzheimer's Gala, which will be in January. Volunteers are needed to help raise money, to plan and to make decisions about the event. The gala will include dinner and dancing; black tie optional. To learn more, call Kathy at AFO toll-free at 1-888-496-8004 or (727) 848-8888.
Artist reception Wednesday night
The Spring Hill Art League will co-host a free wine and cheese reception for self-taught local wildlife artist Valdora Ward from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Easy Street Home Decor, 100 N Brooksville Ave. Ward paints on a variety of surfaces, including gourds, umbrellas and feathers. New works include wood burning, using a hot tool to create lifelike wildlife pieces and unique clocks. One of Ward's hand-painted umbrellas will be raffled as a door prize. Her works will remain on display at Easy Street through the end of September. For information, call (352) 848-0177.
Take class, be more assertive
The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will offer an assertiveness training course from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 14 to Oct. 12, in the conference room at Capital City Bank, 14203 Spring Hill Drive. The course will be conducted by Vince Vanni. The course is open to the public. The cost is $60 for chamber members and $120 for nonmembers. A certificate of completion is awarded to those who attend at least four of the five classes. To register or for information, call the chamber at (352) 796-0697, ext. 18.
Employee giving is topic of meeting
The United Way of Hernando County will play host to the Florida State Employees Charitable Campaign local steering committee meeting at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at Capital City Bank, 14302 Spring Hill Drive. For information, call (352) 688-2026.
Spring Hill Fire Rescue District, union negotiations, 5:30 p.m., 3445 Bob Hartung Court, Spring Hill.
Spring Hill Fire Rescue Commission, 6 p.m., 3445 Bob Hartung Court, Spring Hill.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program needs help in Hernando County