United Way will rally for more volunteers
The United Way of Hernando County is looking for volunteers to meet the growing needs of the Volunteer Hernando program, as well as the disaster program's volunteer reception center. A rally is planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 19 at the United Way office, 4030 Commercial Way. To learn more, call the United Way at (352) 688-2026 or visit unitedwayhernando.net.
Blood donors will get free wings
A blood drive with the LifeSouth Community Blood Center's bloodmobile will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Hooter's, 3437 Commercial Way. Those who donate blood will each receive a free 10-piece order of boneless wings. LifeSouth has an emergency need for blood, particularly O- and O+ types. Donors must be at least 17 (16-year-olds can donate with written parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and show a valid photo ID. For information, call (352) 596-2002.
Prepare for GED with free course
Pasco-Hernando Community College will offer a free adult education-General Educational Development (GED) preparatory program starting Monday at the Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, off Commercial Way. Instructor hours will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays and noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays. The program will allow students to take the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE), attend an online orientation, work in the online program and provide access to adult education instructors and tutors. The program is open to those 18 and older who have legally left the secondary school system and have not earned a high school diploma or its equivalent. For information, call (352) 340-4833.
Legislative group to meet Jan. 18
The annual Hernando County legislative delegation meeting will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 18 in the commission chambers at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. Residents are invited to speak about appropriations or general legislation issues. Those wishing to reserve time to speak must sign up by Tuesday. For information or to register to speak, call Ryan Anderson at Rep. Robert Schenck's office at (352) 688-5005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The last name of Tom Deen Jr., who died Dec. 30, was misspelled in a story Wednesday.
Hernando County School Board, 6 p.m., Pine Grove Elementary School cafeteria, 14411 Ken Austin Parkway, west of Brooksville. The special meeting will address proposed zones for the new Weeki Wachee K-8 school and changes in boundaries for all elementary and middle schools.
'Man of La Mancha' opens at Stage West: 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $15 adults, $8 students 17 and younger. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.