Race dedicated to Sarah Blackburn
Southern Hills Plantation Club, in partnership with the Red Mule Runner's Club, will host the third annual "Run Through the Hills" 5K race on Saturday through the Southern Hills subdivision off U.S. 41.
The event, which is to benefit the Dawn Center of Hernando County, will be dedicated to the life and memory of Sarah Blackburn, who was killed in January by her husband, investigators say.
Registration will begin at 7 a.m., and the race starts at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $20 for those who preregister and $25 on race day. Registration can be done online at www.active.com.
For information, call Pamela at (352) 585-2813 or Chuck at (352) 688-6484.
Free program teaches teens defensive driving
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office will offer its next two-day Teen Driver Challenge session from 5 to 9 p.m. April 9 at the sheriff's main office at 18900 Cortez Blvd., and range instruction from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 10 at the Hernando County Airport, south of Brooksville.
Youth Teen Driver Challenge is a defensive driving and vehicle control program designed to provide young drivers ages 16-18 with the knowledge and understanding of vehicle dynamics and human kinetics, the forces created by an automobile and the effects of the forces on the human body.
The free program is available to 10 students. Teens wishing to participate must be licensed drivers. To sign up or for information, call (352) 754-6830, ext. 53663. A printable registration form is available online at www.hernandosheriff.org.
Stroll through market, check out artwork
The Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery and Market on Main Street will present "Art N Market Walk" on April 17 in downtown Brooksville.
The event includes the Market on Main Street from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; an art sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; plein air painters from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; a demonstration with artist Tom Jones from 10 a.m. to noon; and a plein air exhibit in the council chambers at City Hall from 1 to 3 p.m.
Also open will be the Citrus Watercolor Club Exhibit at the City Hall Art Gallery, 201 Howell Ave. The exhibit continues through April 30.
While the demonstration with Jones is free, seating will be limited and tickets must be obtained. Tickets are available at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., and will be given first-come, first-serve.
For information, call (352) 540-3810.
Bring your hat, enjoy Hi-Tea with the ladies
The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, St. Jude Council 6383, will host a Hi-Tea at noon April 29 at the K of C Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Tickets are $12. Guests are encouraged to wear their hats (optional) and are to bring a favorite tea cup.
For information or tickets, call Mary Ann at (352) 688-1889.
Marine safety group to hold yard sale
The Hernando Beach Marine Safety Support Group will host a large indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 24 at the Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St.
Donations for the sale are welcome and can be dropped off between 9 and 11 a.m. Mondays. For information, call Tom at (352) 597-0003.
Conquer fear of public speaking with chamber
The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Business Resource Council will offer a public speaking course from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, April 12-May 11, in the training room at the chamber's new facility at 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.
The course will be conducted by Vince Vanni, who has 35 years' experience in sales, marketing and public speaking.
Topics include dealing with fear, projecting confidence, preparing and delivering the speech, and more.
It will also cover how to properly use visual aids, such as PowerPoint, and how to handle questions and answers. This is a hands-on course that gives participants an opportunity to develop and refine their skills through practical participation.
The cost is $60 for chamber members, $120 for nonmembers. For information or to register, call (352) 796-0697, ext. 15.
Positions open on advisory boards
Brooksville City Council is now accepting applications from individuals interested in serving on the following boards:
• CDBG Citizens Task Force Advisory Board — Five positions available. Application deadline is April 9. All applicants must be registered Florida voters.
• Enterprise Zone Development Agency Advisory Board — Positions are available for a business operating within the Enterprise Zone, chamber of commerce position, code enforcement position, education position, law enforcement position, nonprofit organization working within the Enterprise Zone area, work force development, and three resident positions for those living within the Enterprise Zone area.
Application deadline is April 30. All applicants must be Florida residents and live or have their place of primary employment within Hernando County.
Applications are available online at www.cityofbrooksville.us and at the City Clerk's office at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. All applications must be completed and returned to the clerk's office no later than 5 p.m. on the deadline date. For information, call (352) 540-3853.