Learn skateboarding skills and etiquette
Hernando County Recreation will offer skateboarding lessons for beginners and intermediate levels from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 15 and 22 at Stewey's Skate Park, 6799 Pinehurst Drive. Ages 6 to 17 can participate.
The program will be provided by Go Skate. Campers will learn skate park etiquette, proper foot placement, how to balance, beginner/intermediate techniques and a few tricks to show their families.
The cost is $55 for both days. Registration is required by Friday.
Register online at goskate.com/camps/hernandocounty. For information, call the Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031.
Marksmanship for pistol shooting
A two-day pistol marksmanship class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9 at the Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee.
Students will receive the NRA's The Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook and intensive lessons in safety, gun-handling, various types of pistols, fundamentals of pistol marksmanship, various pistol firing positions, several practical exercises on the firing range, cleaning, storage and a summary of pistol sports and activities.
Pre-registration is required. The cost is $100. Check hernandosportsmansclub.com or call (352) 597-9931.
Community holiday event with prizes
The Spring Hill Community Association will present the annual Angels On High holiday event Dec. 2-4 on the Lake House grounds, 1202 Kenlake Ave.
Businesses, clubs, churches, schools and individuals are invited to create an angel to be displayed on the lighted angel path. Prizes will be awarded for various categories.
Angel kits are available for purchase for $40 at the Lake House. The entry deadline is Nov. 18.
For information, call the Lake House at (352) 666-4746 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays).
Church collecting items for flood victims
The Spring Hill United Church of Christ is collecting emergency hygiene kits as part of a statewide effort coordinated by the Florida Conference United Church of Christ to help flood victims in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and New England.
The kits will be collected and delivered to Church World Service for distribution to families impacted by floods.
Donations will be collected through Friday. To share in the effort and to get a list of items needed, call the church at (352) 683-4870 (office hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays); e-mail to email@example.com, or stop by the church at 4244 Mariner Blvd.
Fundraiser for county 4-H scholarships
Hernando County 4-H is selling "Pet Treats" to help replenish their camp scholarship funds. The fundraiser will continue to Nov. 5 or until all supplies are gone.
A variety of American-made dog and horse treats are available. Each package sells for $4, with 50 percent of the proceeds to go to the scholarship fund. This pas summer, approximately 100 youth received scholarships to attend environmental camps, leadership camps, science camps and other camping experiences. Throughout the year, funds are distributed to youth attending other educational events and activities.
Those who purchase Pet Treats will be entered to win a $75 gift certificate, donated by the Hernando County 4-H Youth Council members.
The certificate will be awarded Nov. 5 at the group's annual auction.
Pet Treats can be purchased between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive; or for other arrangements, contact Nancy Moores at (352) 754-4433, ext. 18011, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHCC enrichment workshops for 50-plus
The Encore Academy at Pasco-Hernando Community College will offer the following enrichment workshops at the Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court:
• Drawing, 1 to 4 p.m. Monday. This is a beginning workshop to introduce basic drawing skills. The cost is $18.
• Computer Maintenance, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Learn simple maintenance every two to four weeks to help keep computers running smoothly. The cost is $18.
• Windows Applications, 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. Topics include WordPad, Calculator and Windows Explorer. The cost is $12.
• Open Office, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Learn about this free open-source software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, graphics and other uses. The cost is $18.
• Paris — Food, Glorious Food!, 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 12. Explore the tastes and temptations of the French city famous for its culinary standards. The cost is $12.
• Beginning File Management, 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 13. Learn how to save a document and pictures with the ability to locate it again when you need it, and how to delete a document when it is no longer needed. The cost is $12.
• Scanning and Storing Photographs, noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 13. Learn to scan and store digital photos. The cost is $18.
• Web Page Design, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Learn the basics of designing web pages for personal or professional use. The cost is $18.
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.
Boy Scout troop's pumpkin patch
Boy Scout Troop 442 will open their annual pumpkin patch on Wednesday at Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive. The patch will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays.
All proceeds will be used to help the boys with their annual summer camp costs and other needs within the troop. For information, call (352) 686-4612.
Favorite show tunes at Wellington Clubhouse
The Hernando Jazz Society will perform "Mostly Broadway" at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd.
The afternoon will include tunes such as Ain't Misbehavin' from the Broadway show of the same name, Secret Love from Guys and Dolls and Where or When from Babes in Arms.
Admission is free for Jazz Society members and $9 for nonmembers. A cash bar and buffet lunch will be available at a separate cost.
Nonmembers are recommended to reserve a seat by calling (352) 666-6888, ext. 504. For information, call Bill McLoughlin at (352) 799-9690.
Spots available for heath care purchasers
The Hernando County Commission is accepting applications from Hernando County residents interested in volunteering on the Well Florida Council Board of Directors for a two-year period ending September 2013.
There are vacancies for two health care purchaser representatives. A health care purchaser is an individual responsible for, or authorized member of an organization responsible for, the purchase of health services for a group of five or more employees, either directly or through acquisition of health insurance coverage.
Applications are available in the county administrator's office, Room 263, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville; as well as online at hernandocounty.us/bocc/ committees.htm.
Completed applications must be returned to the office no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 11.
All applicants must be Hernando County registered voters and residents. For information, call (352) 754-4002.