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July fourth parade entry forms are here

By TIMES WIRES
Published May 24, 2007


HIGH POINT

Entry forms are available for those wishing to participate in the High Point community's July Fourth Parade.

The lineup will start at 8:30 a.m., with the parade starting at 9 and ending at the community center, where there will be a flag-raising ceremony.

Monetary awards will be given to the best entry in various categories.

Those wishing to participate in the parade must fill out an entry form and return it by June 15. For an entry form or details, call 592-3829.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Luncheon, fashion show at Kontos center

The Alzheimer's Family Organization and Eiasi Pharmaceuticals will present a charity luncheon fashion show at noon June 18 at St. George Greek Orthodox Church's Kontos Community Center, 9426 Little Road.

Fashions will be provided by Stein Mart of Palm Harbor. Lunch will be catered by Carrabba's Italian Grill. There will be door prizes, auctions and raffles.

Tickets are $25 each; purchase seven tickets and get the eighth one free.

For information or tickets, call AFO at (727) 848-8888 or toll-free at 1-888-496-8004.

HERNANDO BEACH

Celebrate Philippine Independence Day

The Hernando County Philippine-American Association will host a 109th Philippine Independence Day picnic from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 9 at Linda Pedersen Park, 6400 Shoal Line Blvd.

There will be no admission charge, but those attending are asked to bring a dish to share.

Anyone interested may attend. For information, call Aurora at 848-1031 or Cobi at 666-5381.

BROOKSVILLE

HIV/AIDS awareness seminar today

A free "Silence is Death" HIV/AIDS awareness seminar will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Allen Temple AME Church, 824 Leonard St.

The program will be presented by Hillsborough County Health Department Human Services Manager Mellita Mills-Kendrick and Hernando County Health Department Health Services Representative Laura Dunn. Free HIV/AIDS testing will be offered, using the OraSure HIV-1 specimen collection method, which involves no needles.

Snacks and beverages will be served. For information, call 799-6625.

SPRING HILL

Boots and Pearls Ball includes an auction

Youth and Family Alternatives will host its second annual Boots and Pearls Ball on June 15 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Ave.

The event will begin with a cash bar at 6:30 p.m. A barbecue dinner by Bear's Monster Grill will be at 7 p.m., followed by entertainment by the Wiley Fox Band. There will be a live auction conducted by George Johnson from G.E. Johnson Auctioneers from McAlpin. Tickets are $60 each.

Table sponsorships are available and range from $1, 000 to $1, 500. Advertising in the event program is also available and ranges from $50 for a business card ad to $250 for a full-page ad.

The deadline for sponsorships and ads is June 1.

For information, call Martha Gonzalez at 797-7566.

Head Start preschool enrollment starting

The Mid-Florida Community Services/Head Start Early Childhood Development Preschool Program in Hernando and Sumter counties is accepting enrollment applications for the 2007-08 school year.

This is a federally funded, income-eligible program for children who will be 3 or 4 years old by Sept. 1.

Head Start also serves children with special needs and disabilities.

Applications are being accepted from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, or by appointment, at these locations:

-Moton Early Intervention Center, 835 School St., Brooksville. Call 754-2464.

-Head Start Hence Street Center, 805 Hence St., Wildwood. Call (352) 748-6677.

-Head Start Jackson Street Center, 610 N Jackson St., Wildwood. Call (352) 748-4802.

For an appointment in Bushnell, call (352) 748-4802.

To complete an application, parents or guardians must bring these documents: certified birth certificate, proof of guardianship (if applicable), documentation of child's disability (if applicable) and proof of income for the last 12 months or prior calendar year, including four current weekly pay stubs (or two biweekly), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, SSI letter, W-2 form from the prior year, statement of earnings from employer, unemployment verification, notarized statement of earnings for those self-employed or Form 1099.

For information, call one of the numbers listed above.

SPRING HILL/BROOKSVILLE

Continue your education at PHCC

Pasco-Hernando Community College will offer continuing education classes at the Spring Hill Center, 11245 Spring Hill Drive:

-CPR, 6 to 9 p.m. June 12 and 19

The following classes will be offered at the PHCC North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville:

-Computer Basics, 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, June 4-13

Registrations are accepted first-come, first-served. For information, call the Spring Hill Center at 688-8798 or the north campus at 796-6726.

Seniors, learn driver safety with AARP

AARP will conduct its Driver Safety classes in June:

-From 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 6 and 13, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill (behind Oak Hill Hospital). Call 684-9302.

-From noon to 4 p.m. June 8 and 11, Brooksville Enrichment Center, 670 Broad St., Brooksville. Call 799-3658.

-From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 8 and 15, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. Call 686-7179.

The eight-hour course, given in two four-hour sections, is open to anyone 50 and older. The cost is $10.

Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate of completion to submit to their insurance company for a possible rate reduction.

Class sizes are limited. Call the instructors at the numbers listed above.