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Community services board to meet July 11
By TIMES WIRES
Published June 30, 2007
The Mid-Florida Community Services Governing Board will meet at 10 a.m. July 11 at 820 Kennedy Blvd.
People needing auxiliary aids or services to participate in this meeting should call Mid-Florida at least one week before the meeting; there is no charge for this service. For information, call 796-1425.
Scuba certification offered through YMCA
Scuba lessons for adults and youth 12 and older will begin July 10 at the Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd. Lessons will be 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The course includes six class and pool sessions. Participants must be in good physical health, and comfortable in and under the water. Upon completion of the course, participants will be certified as open-water scuba divers.
The certified instructors are Jack Farrell and Mark Butler.
The cost is $180, which includes use of scuba equipment. Participants must bring their own personal items, such as mask, fins and snorkel. For information, call Farrell at (727) 861-3483 or toll-free 1-800-633-1633, Butler at (352) 214-1171, or the YMCA at 688-9622.
Turnpike contractors gathering data
Contractors with Florida's Turnpike Enterprise are conducting field activities in Hernando and Citrus counties associated with the Suncoast Parkway 2 Project in Citrus County.
As part of the data-gathering process, engineers, surveyors, planners and environmental scientists are performing research, inspections and surveys. The work is being done by Dyer, Riddle, Mills and Precourt Inc., Bowyer Singleton and Associates and Reynolds, Smith and Hills, along with those organizations' consultants.
The fieldwork is expected to continue for at least a year. During this time, access to public or private properties might be required. For information, call (813) 558-1117.
Wednesday bingo changing start time
The Andrew Jackson American Legion Post 99 will change its Wednesday night bingo schedule.
Effective July 4, bingo will be at 11 a.m. at the post, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. To kick off this time change, the post will offer a free hot dog and soda with each bingo package purchased.
For information, call 796-9369.
Bikers plan third Ratt Run on July 21
ABATE of Florida, Freedom Chapter, will host its third annual Ratt Run July 21.
Signups will start at 10 a.m. at Crossroads Bar and Grill, 25 W Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Score cards are $10 for one or two for $15.
Stops include Buddy's Tavern on U.S. 301 in Bushnell, Woodshed Pub on County Road 48 in Floral City, Sleepy Hollow on E Gobbler Drive in Floral City, Mac's Place on U.S. 41 in Floral City and the Rebar on Broad Street in Brooksville, ending back at Crossroads.
The last bike out will be at noon and the last bike back should be no later than 6 p.m.
There will be a bonus dice roll at Crossroads, as well as a $3 breakfast and a barbecue dinner there as well.
ABATE is American Bikers Aiming Toward Education, a nonprofit organization of motorcycle enthusiasts that promotes motorcycle safety, training and political awareness.