Take course, deliver a speech confidently
The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is offering a course in public speaking in five weekly sessions from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays beginning April 13.
Taught by Vince Vanni, who has been in sales, marketing and public speaking for 35 years, the classes will be at the Capital City Bank Conference Room, 14203 Spring Hill Drive in Spring Hill.
Topics covered include dealing with fear, preparing and delivering a speech, and projecting confidence. This will be a hands-on course.
Cost is $60 for chamber members and $120 for others. Call (352) 796-0697, ext. 18, to register.
Walk or run to help Jericho Road program
Jericho Road Ministries is taking registrations for the second annual 10K/5K/1 Mile Charity Run-Walk for Jericho Ministries: Mary's House, a shelter and recovery residence for homeless women.
Participants are asked to recruit sponsors to pledge money in their name to Jericho Road Ministries. The event is at 7:30 a.m. April 18 in River Country on U.S. 19, Spring Hill.
Awards and refreshments will presented after the run-walk. Entry fee is $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the race. Children under 12 can register for $3. Call (352) 597-93835.
Apply now for spot in Leadership Pasco
Leadership Pasco is taking applications for the Class of 2010. Tuition fee is $700 and applications are due on or before June 1.
The program includes topics on leadership skills, history of Pasco County, education, health care and social services, law enforcement and criminal justice, economic and business development, government and infrastructure.
Classes are held on the third Thursday of the month beginning in September and ending in May. Call (727) 844-5247 or toll-free at 1-866-783-1122, or visit www.leadershippasco.com.
K of C offers bingo, dinner, dancing
The Knights of Columbus Father Farrell Council 6476 offers bingo at 11 a.m. each Sunday at the Family Life Center, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Road in Holiday. Refreshments are available.
Mario De Leon will play for the St. Patrick's Day dinner-dance Friday at the Family Life Center. Dinner is from 5 to 7 p.m.; the cost for dinner and dancing is $11. Dancing is from 7 to 10 p.m. and is $5. Call (727) 934-8025.
Race, stroll benefit Hudson schools
The Rotary Club of Hudson is making plans for the annual Hudson 5K and 1-mile fun run and walk, set for April 25. The race and walk will start at 7:30 a.m. along Hudson Beach at 6325 Clark St. There will $500 in cash prizes for winners in a variety of categories.
Registration is $20 in advance and $25 on race day. There will be a postrace party. Call (727) 868-9212 or (727) 819-2117 for registration forms. Proceeds will be used to support local programs and activities at Hudson schools.
New Port Richey
Share your concerns about care facilities
The Pasco-North Pinellas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Council will meet at 10 a.m. March 19 in the meeting room of Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey.
The goal is to improve the quality of life and care of residents of long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult family care home and skilled nursing units in area hospitals. The public can attend and address their concerns or issues with the long-term care facilities to members. Call toll-free at 1-888-831-0404.
Bring a few canned items along to Chasco
Chasco Fiesta and United Way of Pasco County have joined forces to conduct a food drive, Stock the Shelves, during the two weeks of Chasco. People are asked to bring canned goods when they attend any of the events.
Twenty-three pantries in Pasco County will benefit from the food collected. There will be a food collection tent by the information booth at Sims Park, staffed by food pantry and United Way volunteers.
The Salvation Army will take on the responsibility of sorting and distributing the food.
Vendor space still available at fiesta
The 2009 Chasco Fiesta Sale moves to downtown New Port Richey this year. The First United Methodist Church of New Port Richey will sponsor the Chasco Fiesta Flea Market, Arts, Crafts, Antiques and Retail Sale on March 21 and 22.
The sale will take place on Central Avenue and vendors selling flea market items will be at the Flea Market Village on the parking lot of the former First Baptist Church, corner of Central Avenue and Circle Boulevard. Other vendors will be located along Central Avenue.
On March 22 the annual Car, Truck and Bike Show will take place on Central Avenue. Vendor applications, information and maps can be obtained at www.chascofiesta.com.
A $50 discount is being extended to the first 150 paid vendors. A 10-foot by 10-foot space is $60 for both days and food vendors pay $460 for a 10 by 13 space for both days. Call (727) 849-4004.