SUPPORT AND HEALING CLASSES STARTING: The following support groups will be offered at Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, Weeki Wachee:
• Grief Share, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, starting this Wednesday. This group is for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. The cost is $16 for the workbook.
• Hope and Help for Single Moms, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, starting this Wednesday. The cost is $10 for the workbook.
• Divorce Care, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Sept. 5. This is a support group for those who are divorced or separated.
All classes offer free childcare/youth programs for babies through high school.
Registration may be done online at ccwildwood.com, or call (352) 596-1388, ext. 224.
SAC MEETING AT POWELL: The School Advisory Council at Powell Middle School will meet at 6:15 p.m. Thursday in the school media center, 4100 Barclay Ave., Spring Hill. Parents and friends are welcome.
For information, call (352) 797-7095.
ANIME PROGRAM FOR YOUTH: An "Anime Afternoon" will be offered for youth and teenagers from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.
Anime, a popular art form, is a style of animation with origins in Japan. The program will include a movie, followed by a "How to Draw Manga" presentation. Participants will be able to draw and paint their own anime-inspired characters.
This is a free program. All materials will be supplied, and snacks and drinks will be served.
For information, call (352) 754-4043 or visit hernandocounty library.us.
NAMI PROGRAMS OFFERED: The National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando will offer the following programs:
• Family to Family class, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting Sept. 6, at the Beautiful Mind, 10554 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. This is a free 12-week program designed to foster learning, healing and empowerment among families, friends and caregivers of individuals with mental illness. Course elements include: coping skills, handling periods of crisis and relapse, up-to-date information on medications, guidance on locating appropriate resources, and caring for the caregiver. To register, call Mariann at (352) 683-1350.
• NAMI monthly educational meeting, 7 p.m. Sept. 11, at the Beautiful Mind. The speaker will be Denise Szulis, who will discuss "The Dangers of Synthetic Drugs." Szulis, an educator and counselor, has worked with at-risk youth in Pasco County for 15 years.
• "Basics" class, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Sept. 12, at Moton Elementary School, 7175 Emerson Road, Brooksville. This is a free six-week course for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with a mental illness. The class will provide education and understanding of the diagnosis, and is taught by parents with similar experiences. To register, call Dawn at (352) 232-5148.