County health offices extend service hours
The Hernando County Health Department has extended its service hours for the vital statistics and environmental health offices, both in the Airport Industrial Park at 15470 Flight Path Drive, south of Brooksville. Vital statistics is open 7:30 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 5 p.m. weekdays; environmental health is open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays. For information, call (352) 540-6800.
Bill Brooks basketball camps start in July
Two Coach Bill Brooks Basketball Camps are scheduled at Hernando Christian Academy, 7200 Emerson Road. The first is Thursday through July 23. The second is July 24 to 30. For each, camp is from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, then from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The camp includes skills tests, two full-court games daily, a three-on-three tournament, and an all-star game and pizza party on the final day. There are door prizes and cold drinks daily. Campers must bring their own lunch when camps are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Basketballs will be provided. The cost is $80, which includes a T-shirt. Call Brooks at (352) 684-4006.
Hernando-Pasco hospice needs help
Hernando-Pasco Hospice needs volunteers to visit with patients in private residences, nursing homes, assisted living facilities or at the nonprofit group's Spring Hill or Brooksville centers. Volunteers are not expected to give patient care, only to visit and offer companionship and compassion. A two-day training session for volunteers will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Friday at the hospice office, 698 S Broad St., Brooksville. Preregistration is required. Call Anne Clarke at (352) 796-2611.
Chess master to visit, play at local club
Chess master Federico Mahinay will be a guest at meetings of Poor Rich's Chess Club of Hernando County from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, through the end of July, in the Oak Hill Hospital cafeteria, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Mahinay, president and chess teacher for a large chess club in Manhattan, will discuss and demonstrate chess theories and facts. He may play simultaneous five-minute games. Those attending should bring their own chess sets and clocks, if possible. There is no cost for visitors wishing to attend. Membership is open; annual fees are $10. For information, call Andy at (352) 686-8195 or 428-8272, or Chuck at (352) 345-4764.