Pageant company becomes a nonprofit
Envy Pageant Productions has become a nonprofit, now known as International Pageant Productions Inc. This is a scholarship-based program assisting Florida's young women with higher education. The organization is run by Executive Director Suzi Hosfeld, the 1983 Miss Wisconsin USA and former model.
For information or information on upcoming pageants, contact Hosfeld at (352) 256-9959 or [email protected]
Amateur radio clubs to sponsor 'Field Day'
The Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club will join with other American amateur radio operators for the annual "Field Day" to display emergency communications skills. The 24-hour event will be from 2 p.m. June 25 through 2 p.m. June 26. The local club will set up and demonstrate at the Partner's Club at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd.
SHARC's station will use power only from solar cells, storage batteries and portable generators. The local hams will demonstrate their short and long range emergency communication capabilities, using Morse Code, as well as newer voice and digital methods.
The public will be welcome to stop by, speak with and see what the ham radio operators do. Brochures and pamphlets will be available for potential hams of all ages, and include how to get an FCC radio license.
For information, visit the website at kf4ixu.org or call (352) 684-3925.
Area 13 Family Care Council meets June 13
The Area 13 Family Care Council will meet from 10 a.m. to noon June 13 at the Wildwood Agency for Persons with Disabilities office, 1601 W Gulf Atlantic Highway.
Those interested in issues regarding individuals with developmental disabilities and their families are encouraged to attend. There will be no meeting in July.
For information, contact Eileen Reidy at (352) 556-3091 or [email protected]
Boating course to be offered on June 21-23
The Hernando Beach Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer its "About Boating Safely" course at 7 p.m. June 21-23 at its facility at 4340 Calienta St.
The program teaches safe boating practices, use of safety equipment, navigation and Florida law.
This course fulfills the Florida law that mandates those born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 to complete a state-approved safe boating course in order to operate a vessel powered by 10 horsepower or more.
The cost is $35. Registration begins a half-hour before class starts. A complete list of classes are available on the website at a0701508.uscgaux.info/. For information, call Jeffrey Hoff at (352) 397-5417.
Volunteers needed for first responder team
Hernando County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management is looking for adults 18 and older to join the Hernando County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
Training will be provided 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays, June 20-Aug. 8 (no class July 4), at the Emergency Operations Center, 18900 Cortez Blvd.
CERT volunteers receive training that will enhance their ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disaster situation. As an organized team, CERT volunteers provide vital services to the community when emergency personnel are delayed due to the severity of the situation.
Previous emergency responder experience is not required. CERT members must pass a required background check. All training, materials and equipment are provided at no cost.
Those interested can contact Richard Russell at (352) 754-4083 or [email protected] Applications are available online athernandosheriff.org/em (click on the CERT link).
Church to sponsor Hawaiian luau June 18
Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church will host a Hawaiian luau from 5 to 8 p.m. June 18 at 13460 Olympic Village Lane.
Dinner will include Hawaiian-style souvlaki by Trifon. There will be dancing and door prizes.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for children. For tickets, call Emily Thomas at (352) 293-4022.
Group announces 2011 concert series
The Spring Hill Community Association announces its 2011 concert series. All events are at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave.:
• Disco Night with DJ Marty, 7 to 10 p.m. June 24. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
• Summer Sock Hop with Lil' Deuce Coupe, 7 p.m. July 29. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
• Italian Night "Best of Sinatra" with Bill Stabile, Aug. 19. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at approximately 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door.
Those who book all three shows pay a reduced cost of $40 for all.
Outdoor shows at the pavilion include:
• Picnic in the Park with Brian Chytka and Jenny Remmer, Sept. 23. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Food, beer, wine, soft drinks and water will be available.
• Another Motown Moment with Act III, Oct. 15.
• Angels on High, the annual holiday light display, will be Dec. 3-5.
For information, call (352) 666-4746.
June 16 class will cover basics of CPR
A CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator) class will be offered at 6 p.m. June 16 at the Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120 of the Medical Arts Building at Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Additional classes will be offered July 7, July 21 and Aug. 4.
The class meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association and is designed for professional health care providers, although anyone is welcome to attend. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a two-year certification card.
The cost is $20. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call (352) 597-8875.
Association offers $1,000 scholarship
The Ridge Manor Property Owners Association is accepting applications for its 2011 scholarship award program.
A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior going to college. The scholarship will be made payable in two installments.
Qualifications include proof of a minimum grade-point average of 2.0, proof of participation and achievements in extracurricular activities and letters of recommendation from two faculty members. Also, proof of application to a college, university or vo-tech school must be provided prior to receipt of scholarship monies, and the person must be a graduating senior from an accredited public or private high school. All applicants must be residents of the Ridge Manor area, as defined in the association's constitution and bylaws. Special consideration will be given to families that are active association members.
The deadline to submit applications is June 21. For an application, contact Gayle Twomey at (352) 232-5188.