Workshop to offer help with grant writing
A New Generation will host a grant-writing workshop with Barbara Sweinberg from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at Career Central, 7361 Forest Oaks Blvd.
Sweinberg, who currently offers grant-writing classes through the adult education program at Nature Coast Technical High School, has more than 35 years' experience in grant writing.
Staffers from nonprofit organizations, churches, government agencies and teachers from public and private schools can participate and learn ways to achieve substainability through these tough economic times. Participants will learn the nine components of a successful grant proposal.
The cost is $40. For information or to register for the workshop, call a New Generation at (352) 544-0911.
Class puts focus on sexually active youth
A Medical Cessation Model for Sexually Active Youth workshop will be presented from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9 at First United Methodist Church Youth Center, 18 S Main St.
This training provides information and skills to assist participants in successfully counseling sexually active teenagers. It is open to parents, teachers, medical personnel, youth service providers, coaches and other interested community members.
Participants will gain a better understanding of abstinence education and its value in the clinical setting; acquire skills to counsel teens one-on-one with motivational interviewing techniques; become adept in articulating the stages of the behavior change model; be more proficient in developing a trusting and nonjudgmental counseling approach with sexually active teens; and demonstrate the ability needed to empower teens to return to a healthy abstinent lifestyle.
Training will be presented by Shelly Donahue, a lead national trainer for WAIT Training.
The registration fee is $150, which includes materials and certification. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
For information, call Stephanie Knight or Cheryl Bennett at a New Generation, (352) 544-0911, or visit www.waittraining.com.
Cheerleader tryouts set for Weeki Wachee
Weeki Wachee High School Cheerleader Camp will be offered Aug. 2-4, with tryouts set for Aug. 5-6 at the school, 12150 Vespa Way.
The new school will open with a junior varsity team of 20 cheerleaders under the direction of coach Kim Koparan-Uces.
Participants in the cheer program must have a 2.0 or better grade point average, provide proof of insurance and a copy of their birth certificate. Also, participants must have a current physical.
A physician will be available for physicals at the school at 9 a.m. July 31. The cost is $20.
A cheerleader camp information pack is available online at www.hernandoschools.org. For information, call (352) 797-7029.
Girl Scout camp will cover scrapbooking
The Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, Brooksville/Ridge Manor Service Unit, will host a Girl Scout Scrapbooking Camp from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through July 30 at Brooksville United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St., in the Youth Ministry Building.
Girls in kindergarten through 12th grade are welcome. Participants are asked to bring their own photos and albums to create their pages.
The cost is $15 per Girl Scout; nonmembers pay $20, which includes membership for the 2009-10 year. Event capacity is limited. To reserve a space, contact Roni Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org, (813) 262-1798 or toll-free at 1-800-881-4475, ext. 1798.
Applicants sought for planning board post
The Brooksville City Council is accepting applications from those interested in volunteering on the Planning and Zoning Commission. There is one unexpired alternate position available for a four-year term through Dec. 31, 2013.
Those interested must be city residents and registered Florida voters. An appropriate application form must be completed (resumes alone will not be accepted). Applications are available in the City Clerk's office at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., and must be completed and returned no later than 5 p.m. Aug. 6.
Those with disabilities needing assistance in the application process should call the City Clerk's office at (352) 540-3816.