Class teaches how to handle lawn insects
A free horticulture class, "Controlling Lawn Insects," will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive.
The program will be presented by urban horticulture agent Jim Moll, who will discuss how to identify damaging insects and how to determine if they are causing lawn problems.
No registration is needed. Seating is limited. For information, call (352) 754-4433.
Orchestra's concerts will salute Broadway
The Hernando Symphony Orchestra will present its Spring Concerts, "Hurray for Broadway," at 7:30 p.m. April 24 at Hernando Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville; and 2 p.m. April 25 and 7:30 p.m. April 27 at Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.
Individual tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students (grades K-12).
For information, call (352) 597-9555 or visit hernandosymphony.com.
Take lessons before the line dance social
A line dance social will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 24 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St.
A DJ will play music. Guests can bring their own beverages, ice and snacks. The cost is $5 per person.
While no formal lessons will be provided at the dance, classes are now available.
A beginner class meets from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursdays, followed by a beginner-plus class from 10 to 11:30 a.m. An advanced class is offered 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. All classes/lessons are $2 each.
For information, call Norma at (352) 397-6088.
Reserve your spot in weather spotter class
The Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club will host a SKYWARN weather spotter class at 7 p.m. May 19 at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St.
This is a severe-weather spotter training class. Topics include cloud formations, hurricanes, tornadoes, water spouts, flooding, thunderstorms, lightning and other potentially dangerous weather conditions. Instructor is Dan Noah, the warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Ruskin.
Refreshments will be provided. Participants are asked to arrive on time. There is no cost to participate and no commitments, but reservations are required before May 18.
For information or to register, contact Dave Millendorf KB3GYN at firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 684-3925 (when registering, provide participant's name, e-mail address and telephone number).
Fundraiser to benefit mission to Mexico
The InsideOut Student Ministry of Hope Community Bible Church will host a rummage/yard sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24 at the Whiting Insurance Agency, 11270 Spring Hill Drive (at Deering Street).
Hot dogs, chips, drinks and popcorn will also be available to purchase. Funds raised will benefit the group's mission trip to Mexico in June.
For information, call Deanna at (352) 683-6940.
County taxes can be paid in installments
The Hernando County Tax Collector's Office has an alternative payment option of 2010 property taxes. Property owners can pay 2010 property or tangible personal property taxes by installment.
Payments will be due in June, September and December, with final payment due March 2011.
To participate, taxes must be in excess of $100. Also, an application for this program must be completed and turned into the Tax Collector's office by April 30.
Applications are available online at www.hernandocounty.us/tc or by stopping at the Tax Collector's office: Room 112 at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville; or at the Westside Government Center, 7489 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill.
Those on the program don't have to reapply. For information, call (352) 754-4180.
Learn to how avoid home foreclosure
The United Way of Hernando County and Consumer Credit Counseling Service will host "Keep Your Home — Get the Facts" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24 at Career Central, 7361 Forest Oaks Blvd.
This is a foreclosure-assistance workshop designed to educate and help families facing foreclosure or those who are concerned about their current housing and financial situation.
Participants will have an opportunity to meet with HUD-certified counselors, local housing authorities and others.
Topics include evaluating your current situation, defining delinquency, identifying the players, learning how to work with your lender, understanding the alternatives to foreclosure and defining a counseling session.
There is no cost to attend and no reservations are needed.
For information, call toll-free 1-800-864-9481, ext. 8368.
Volunteers will buy gold, sell candles
The Volunteers at Spring Hill Regional Hospital will host a gold-buying event and a health and candle fair from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the hallway by the gift shop at the hospital, 10461 Quality Drive.
Proceeds will go to the scholarship fund and local charities.
For information, call Pat, (352) 666-8755.
Poetry event honors retiring professor
The biannual Celebration of Poetry will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. April 23 at Pasco-Hernando Community College's North Campus, Room B104, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to participate in this open-microphone poetry reading. Professors and published poets Richard Downing and Kay McKamy will read their works.
Refreshments and a door prize will be provided by PHCC's North Campus Student Government Association.
The event is dedicated to Downing, who is retiring from full-time teaching at PHCC in May.
Those interested in reading their poetry or others should call Downing at (352) 797-5132 or McKamy at (352) 797-5109. If time permits, those who do not sign up in advance may have an opportunity to read.
Fashions can go from runway to your closet
The General Federation of Women's Clubs, Spring Hill Service League will host a fashion show and luncheon at noon April 24 at First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive.
Lunch will be catered by John Mason and served by the Nature Coast High's Culinary Arts students. The event theme is "Second Hand Rose," as the fashions modeled will be "second-hand" from Jericho Road Ministries and St. Vincent de Paul thrift shops.
The fashions will be available for purchase afterward. Also, club members and volunteers will highlight "Women Who Made a Difference in History." Gift baskets will also be available.
Tickets are $15. Funds raised will benefit the Children's Advocacy Center in Brooksville. For information or tickets, call Dee Smith at (352) 597-1103.
Raffle boasts football signed by Tony Dungy
A football signed by former NFL head coach Tony Dungy is being raffled off by Mr. and Ms. Salon and Day Spa, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society's Brooksville Relay for Life.
Tickets are $5 each or six for $25 and can be bought at the day spa, 7623 Horse Lake Road (in the Beef O'Brady's plaza at Truck Bypass 50). Tickets can be bought at the relay, an overnight event starting at 6 p.m. April 30 at Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave.
For information, call (352) 796-1011.