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Those interested in home-schooling their children through high school are invited to a workshop, "Get Ready for High School and Beyond," from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 at Community Bible Church, 5401 Griffin Road (Powell Road), sponsored by Home Circle of Hernando County.

The seminar is being hosted by Kristina Mitten. The speaker is Barbara Mesh.

The daylong seminar is designed to equip and encourage parents who desire to educate their children at home through high school. Topics include legal issues, curriculum choices, goal-setting, record-keeping, establishing credits, apprenticeship and vocational training, and getting ready for college.

A 50-plus-page notebook with essential information, sample and blank transcript forms, suggested resources and relevant Internet sites is provided for each family.

Preregistration is required. The cost is $40 per person, $50 per couple and free to teenagers. Call Kristina at 799-4549, e-mail chknman1@bellsouth/net or visit


Events, fundraisers benefit Relay for Life

The following events and fundraisers are being planned to benefit the Spring Hill Relay for Life:

- Pine Grove Elementary will host a Relay miniwalk with students at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at the school, 14411 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville. Anyone wishing to participate is welcome. Call the school at 797-7090.

- Now through April 11, Let's Eat! professional kitchen will donate $5 in the name of any team participating in the Spring Hill Relay for Life for anyone who schedules a date and time to make eight or 12 meals at the kitchen, 14257 Powell Road (Silverthorn Square), Spring Hill.

- Team HealthSouth will host a spaghetti dinner and bake sale from 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 31 at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. The cost is $5 per person for all-you-can-eat spaghetti. Meat is an additional $2 per portion.

- Survivor Reception for Hernando County Relay for Life (both Spring Hill and Brooksville Relays), March 18 at Nature Coast Technical High, 4057 California St., west of Brooksville. Registration will be at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. Survivors can call Barbara Ferrera at 796-8559, ext. 1022, or Donner Lucier at 796-8599, ext. 1013.

Relay for Life is an 18-hour overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs of the American Cancer Society. During the event, teams take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.

Activities and entertainment continue throughout the event.

The Spring Hill Relay for Life will be April 18-19 at Nature Coast Technical High School. For information, call Cathy Edmisten at 346-7665 or e-mail


CPR classes among offerings from county

Hernando County Recreation will offer the following at its Community Activity Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave.:

- American Red Cross Certification in Adult, Infant and Child CPR, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday. Another class will be offered March 19. This class does not include First Aid certification. The cost is $35, which includes a book and face shield. Space is limited and preregistration and prepayment are required.

- American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course for ages 15 and older, May 3-13. The class will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3, 4, 10 and 11, and from 5:30 to 9 p.m. May 6, 8 and 13.

The cost is $175 for the course and $20 for the pool fee. The pool location will be determined. The course cost includes the Professional Rescuer CPR and First Aid and AED training. It also includes the Lifeguard Manual, Professional Rescuer Manual and a lateral pocket mask.

Entry requirements include being able to swim 600 yards, to include a demonstration for 300 yards each of freestyle and breaststroke swimming. Entrants must also be able to tread water for two minutes without using hands and be able to perform a timed surface dive to retrieve a 10-pound brick and swim 20 yards with the brick.

For information or to register for either class, call the Recreation Department at 754-4031.

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