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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers Boating Safety and Seamanship course


Course teaches Boating safety, seamanship

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer its Boating Safety and Seamanship course at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, starting April 12, at the facility at 4340 Calienta St. This is an eight-week program designed for both the experienced and novice boater. Topics include safety procedures, navigation, weather and Florida law. The course satisfies state law, which mandates that those born on or after Jan. 1, 1988, who operate a vessel powered by 10 horsepower or more, compete a state-approved safe boating course. The cost is $50, which includes the course textbook. Registration will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. For information, call Jeffrey Hoff at (352) 397-5417 or visit the website at


SPCA needs your food donations

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals/SPCA of Hernando County is in need of donations of moist pet food, for both cats and dogs (kittens and puppies as well). Monetary donations are also appreciated. The SPCA is a nonprofit, no-kill shelter that does not receive government funding. The shelter, at 9075 Grant St. (off Sunshine Grove Road and Taylor Street), is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. To help out, call (352) 596-7000. Visit the website at


Honor loved ones at hospice service

HPH Hospice will host its interfaith community "Time for Remembrance" services at 2 and again at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the administrative building at Pasco-Hernando Community College, Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court. The free services are for anyone wishing to honor or remember a loved one who has died. They are led by HPH chaplains and bereavement counselors. No reservations are needed. For information, call toll-free 1-800-486-8784 or visit

Easter egg hunt to benefit pantry

An Easter egg hunt benefit for the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry will be at 1 p.m. April 17 (Palm Sunday) at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave. The hunt is for children ages 9 and younger. Admission is a donation of nonperishable can foods. There will be various games and activities, and a golden egg grand prize for each of the four age groups. The Easter bunny will visit and the Balloon Man will be on hand. Children should have their own baskets. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera. For information, call (352) 688-3331.

Today's meeting

City of Brooksville Community Redevelopment Area Stakeholder's Workshop, 5:30 p.m., City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

Today's pick

'Lost in Yonkers' opening night: 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $10. (352) 683-5113.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Tampa Bay.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers Boating Safety and Seamanship course 04/06/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 6:45pm]
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