Spring Hill/ New Port Richey
Sign up for sign language classes
Pasco-Hernando Community College will offer a series of three sign language classes, "Signing for Everyday Living," at its West and Spring Hill campuses.
The first session will be next Friday to Oct. 7, and the second session will be Oct. 14 to Nov. 18. The dates for the third session will be announced later.
The classes will be from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey, and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Fridays at the Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court.
The series includes instruction in basic sign language. The courses are very visual, and the signs are relatively easy to recall. The class also teaches about deaf culture.
The cost is $70 for each of the three sessions. For information, call (727) 816-3256 or send e-mail to Faustine Judd at email@example.com.
Commissioner Stabins campaign stop
Hernando County Commissioner Jeff Stabins will host a "meet and greet" from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Suzie's Again Restaurant, 5382 Spring Hill Drive.
Stabins, a Republican, is running for re-election to the District 1 commission seat in 2012.
Course for caregivers of mentally ill youths
The National Alliance on Mental Illness Hernando will offer its NAMI Basics education program from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, at Moton Elementary School, 7275 Emerson Road.
NAMI Basics is the signature education program for caregivers of children and adolescents living with a mental illness. It is a six-week program taught by trained parent teachers, using a detailed curriculum. It is available to caregivers and school district employees, including teachers and counselors.
The class and all instructional materials are provided free.
Registration is required; RSVP to Adele Sanchez, (352) 797-7065, ext. 305, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Encore has classes for adults over 50
The Encore Academy at Pasco-Hernando Community College will offer the following enrichment workshops at the Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court:
• Introduction to Windows, 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. The cost is $12.
• Photo Fun Online, noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 22. Students will learn how to edit photos and create photo memory books using online programs such as Picasa and My Publisher. The cost is $18.
• Write Your Life Story, 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 26. The cost is $18.
• Paris — History and Influences, 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 30. Learn some background about the French city and how it shaped business, philosophy and government for the world. The cost is $12.
The Encore Academy is a service of PHCC to provide educational opportunities to adults older than 50. Membership in the academy is not required to participate in a workshop; however, fees listed are waived for members. To register for a class, call toll-free 1-877-879-7422 or visit phcc.edu/encore.
Parents, students can scope out colleges
A Parent-Student Expo and College Night will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St.
The event will bring together representatives from public and private colleges, universities, other educational institutions and the military. Information will be provided about admissions, financial aid, and programs for post-secondary study.
The event is sponsored by the Hernando County school district, the Hernando County Education Foundation, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union's Suncoast for Kids Foundation, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union and BizTech Career Centers.
Call (352) 277-3322.
Bring the kids for fun and food
A free Family Fun Day and Picnic will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1214 Broad St.
The event will include a bounce house, a 12-foot slide, climb wall, games, water balloon toss, Fuzzy Freddy Freakout and other activities. The picnic will include hot dogs, popcorn and soft drinks.
Bring a picnic basket. Call the church at (352) 796-4066.
Store offers furniture of all kinds
Karen's Kit'n Kaboodle Thrift Store at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will host a "Gigantic Furniture Auction" at 2 p.m. Sept. 17 in the parish hall, 2301 Deltona Blvd. Preview will be at noon.
The auction will include a variety of furniture items, including dining, bedroom and living room, all in excellent condition.
Cash only will be accepted. Call the thrift store at (352) 686-1114.