Rummage sale will benefit Relay for Life
The Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union will have a rummage sale to benefit Relay for Life from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 5 in the parking lot at 4176 Mariner Blvd.
For more information, call Denise Cintino toll-free at 1-800-999-5887, ext. 57599.
Parents can enroll kids in preschool/day care
Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool/Day Care is conducting enrollment for the 2011-12 school year.
Those with children who will be 4 on or before Sept. 1 are eligible to enroll in the voluntary prekindergarten program.
To receive a certificate of eligibility, parents must bring their child's birth certificate and proof of residency to the Early Learning Coalition Office.
When received, the certificate can be brought to the school to secure a child's spot in the class.
All other enrollment (for potty-trained children age 2 1/2 and older) is also being conducted.
The school is at 6193 Spring Hill Drive. For more information, stop by or call (352) 686-4986.
Fundraiser will help Gold Shield Foundation
True Oldies WJQB-FM 106.3 will co-host a fundraising event for the Gold Shield Foundation from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Felony's Bar and Grill, 7285 Forest Oaks Blvd.
True Oldies' Marvelous Marvin and Dino D'Addario will be broadcasting live. Visitors can bring in cash and check donations during the event, with all of the money collected going to the foundation.
The Gold Shield Foundation, started in 1981 by the late George Steinbrenner, was formed to provide immediate financial assistance and college scholarships to the spouses and children of police officers and firefighters who are killed in service.
The local event was planned after the deaths of two St. Petersburg police officers in January and the death of Officer David Crawford earlier this week.
For more information, contact Steve Schurdell at (727) 439-1984. Details about the Gold Shield Foundation can be found at goldshieldfoundation.com.
Computer, calligraphy workshops start soon
The Encore Academy at Pasco-Hernando Community College will offer the following enrichment workshops at the PHCC Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court:
• Calligraphy, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 8. Learn basic techniques, various lettering styles and how to create an original monogram with illuminated letters.
• Photo Fun Online, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 8. Learn how to edit photos and create photo memory books using online programs Picasa and My Publisher.
• Scanning and Storing Photographs, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 10. Learn how to scan digital photos and make finding images easy.
• File Management II, 9 a.m. to noon March 10. Learn why files can "go missing" when not saved properly.
• Introduction to the Internet, 9 a.m. to noon March 17. Receive hands-on experience in connecting to the Internet, surfing the web, searching for information and setting up Internet options. Also learn safety tips.
• Google, Blogs and Social Networks, 1 to 4 p.m. March 17. This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the Internet.
All workshops are open to the community; membership in Encore Academy is not required. The cost is $18 per workshop. Call toll-free 1-877-879-7422 or go online to phcc.edu/encore.
The Encore Academy is a service of PHCC that provides educational opportunities to adults age 50 and older.
Training offered for landscapers, others
Training for the Green Industries Best Management Practices Certification will be provided from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. March 11 at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive.
A new law requires landscape professionals to follow Green Industries Best Management Practices when using certain fertilizers, and they must obtain licenses by 2014.
The workshop will provide training and an opportunity for certification for those working in the lawn, landscape, pest control or municipal grounds maintenance industries. The best management practices are focused on reducing nonpoint source pollution, particularly of water.
After successful completion of the post-test, a certificate of completion, honored statewide, will be mailed and can be used to apply for the state license.
Preregistration is required. The class size is limited and will be filled on a first-paid basis. The cost is $25 per person, which includes lunch. Payment is required no later than March 7.
Register in person or call (352) 754-4433 for more information.