Book drive: Goodwill's annual BookWorks preschool literacy program continues through March 15. The program is seeking volunteers and donations of new or like-new books for children ages 2 to 5. The purpose of the program is to promote literacy by putting books into the hands of children from low-income families. Goodwill volunteers read to children at Head Start centers and other sites, then present each child with a personalized book to take home. This year, the program will expand to provide books to first- and second-graders. Donations of books should include a note indicating they are "for BookWorks." They may be dropped off at any Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation site in Hernando, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk or Marion counties. The local Goodwill is at 4750 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. For other sites, visit goodwill-suncoast.org or call toll-free 1-888-279-1988; those interested in volunteering may call (727) 523-1512, ext. 1976.
Central High: The School Advisory Council will meet at 6 p.m. March 25 in Room A318.
Parrott Middle: The chorus will present a Broadway Revue at 7 p.m. March 6 in the cafeteria. Admission is free. Refreshments will be sold.
Gifted Advisory Council: The council will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics. The council is comprised of parents, administrative staff, teachers and community representatives interested in promoting the educational needs of gifted children in Hernando County. The Quest Academy, on the Challenger campus, currently serves the public school needs of gifted K-8 students in Hernando County. Visit QuestGAC.org for information.
Pasco-Hxernando State College: The college is offering Term IIB classes, a mini semester that allows students to complete classes in half the time of a regular semester. The term begins March 17 and runs through May 5. The course schedule is available online at phsc.edu/schedule. For information, contact the Student Development Office at any PHSC campus. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays.
• The college will present Art & Culture Week keynote speaker Johnathan Gayles, associate professor of African-American studies and associate dean for undergraduate learning for the College of Arts and Sciences at Georgia State University, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on the North Campus in Brooksville. Gayles will discuss his independent documentary film on black masculinity and African-American superheroes, Black Super Heroes.
Nature Coast Technical High: There will be a School Advisory Council and Parent-Teacher-Student Association meeting at 4:30 p.m. March 10 in the media center.
Spring Hill Elementary: The Parent-Teacher-Student Organization will meet at 4:15 p.m. Thursday in the school's Family Center to discuss the Spring Fling fundraiser.
• The School Advisory Council will meet at 4:20 p.m. March 13 in the Family Center.
West Hernando Middle: The School Advisory Council and the Title I Committee will meet at 5:45 p.m. March 27 in the school library. For information, call Tula Kelleher, Title I parent educator, at (352) 797-7035, ext. 256.