Kids acting up? Drama camp has spots open
Nature Coast Technical High School's Shark Theater and Thespian Honor Society will conduct a summer drama camp 9 a.m. to noon June 17-19 in the Black Box Theater on school campus, 4057 California St.
The camp is for students currently in first through eighth grades. Registration will be accepted through June 15, or until all openings are filled.
Participants will receive drama instruction from students in the school's Shark Theater Program and award-winning Thespian Honor Society, a tour of the school's Black Box Theater, juice and cookies each day, a certificate of completion and a coupon for two free tickets to an upcoming Shark Theater production. At the end of camp there will be a performance for parents and friends.
The cost is $65 per student and $55 for additional family members participating. For information and registration forms, call Lori Erickson at (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.
Youths can learn about musical theater
The Live Oak Theatre Company will conduct a summer program for ages 8 to 15 at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 5338 Freeport Drive. The camp will have two weekly sessions, July 19 to 23 and July 26 to 30.
Camp will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, with an hour for lunch. Children must bring their own lunch; healthy snacks will be available. Participants will learn various concepts of musical theater, such as vocal technique, song interpretation, auditioning skills, stage makeup and acting skills.
The cost is $150 for one week or $250 for both; limited partial scholarships are available. To reserve a place for a child, a $25 nonrefundable deposit, payable to the Live Oak Theatre Company, can be mailed to: Live Oak Theatre Company, c/o Art Sanborn CFO, 34077 Eiler Blvd., Webster, FL 33597. The balance will be due on or before the first day of camp.
Live Oak Theatre Company is a nonprofit organization. For information, call Randi Olsen at (352) 799-5767 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website at liveoaktheatre.org.
Oak Hill volunteers look for more help
The Oak Hill Hospital Volunteer Association is seeking volunteers.
Opportunities are available in both patient contact and nonpatient contact areas at the hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Three shifts are available: mornings, afternoons and evenings. For information, call (352) 597-3038.
Get some insight into pasture production
Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service will offer a free class series on pasture production. Classes will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 8-22, at the extension office, 1653 Blaise Drive.
The program will be presented by Stacy Strickland, regional specialized extension agent. The June 8 class will be on Weed and Insect Management; on June 15, the topic will be Fertilization of Pastures, and the June 22 topic will be Hay Production in Central Florida.
There is no cost, but registration is required. Call (352) 754-4433.
You can leave your mark at Arc center
The Arc Nature Coast will launch its Leave Your Mark on the Arc brick paver campaign 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 11 at the construction site of its Education Center and Regional Evacuation Shelter at Mariner Boulevard and Partridge Street.
The program will include a ceremony, lunch and refreshments, a view of the site and campaign goal announcements. Those interested will also be able to purchase a brick paver.
The shelter is expected to open in 2011. For information, call (352) 544-2322, ext. 109.
From the Carolinas? This club is for you
A club is forming in Spring Hill for those who lived in North Carolina and South Carolina. Those interested may call Patti for more details at (352) 428-0884.
Program offers help with health care
HPH Hospice will host a free community presentation, Navigating the Healthcare Matrix, from 1 to 3 p.m. on June 22 at the Grande, 725 Desoto Ave.
The program will focus on Medicare coverage, dental care and medication coverage for seniors. The speaker will be Will Whitten, a volunteer counselor with Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders for the state's Department of Elder Affairs.
There is no cost, but preregistration is required. Call Janet Clymer at (352) 597-1882.
Utilities service center is shutting down
On June 14, the Hernando County Utilities Department's Customer Service Center at 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, will close. Personnel will be relocated to the Spring Hill center at 7425 Spring Hill Drive.
For customer convenience, utility payments will continue be accepted in the night deposit drop box at the front of the Brooksville building. For information, call (352) 754-4037.