The Hernando County School District's 10th annual Parent Institute will be Oct. 20 at Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville.
Registration will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., during which time parents can eat a complimentary light dinner. The institute program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and run until 8:30 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Angela Walker.
The family literacy night for grades kindergarten through 8 will bring a swashbuckling pirate adventure to life while relating strategies for helping kids easily improve reading skills at home. The presentation will cover the five components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
The event is free and includes child care for ages 3 to 5 and door prizes. It's sponsored by the school district and its Title I program and Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union's Suncoast for Kids Foundation.
To sign up for the institute, go to hernandoschools.org or call Dawn Locke at (352) 797-7070, ext. 432.
People with disabilities should contact Janeen Defilippo at (352) 797-7022, ext. 407, at least 72 hours in advance of the institute.