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By TIMES STAFF
Published August 1, 2007
Register for boys and girls club today
The Boys & Girls Club of Hernando County will have orientation and registration for its 2007-08 before- and after-school programs for youths ages 5 to 17 at 6 p.m. today in the club's gymnasium, 5404 Applegate Drive. Parent or guardian attendance is mandatory. A nonrefundable registration fee of $25 per family is required when the registration form is submitted. Before-school program fees are $20 per week or $5 per day, per child. After-school program fees are $30 per week or $7.50 per day, per child. For both programs, the fees are $40 per week or $10 per day, per child. Busing is available from some schools. Call Terry or Yvonne at 666-0068.
Scuba lessons start next week
The Hernando County Family YMCA offers scuba lessons monthly. The next course starts Aug. 7 at the YMCA at 1300 Mariner Blvd. The course includes six classes and pool sessions, meeting from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Lessons are open to adults and youths 12 and older. The cost is $180, which includes use of scuba equipment. Participants must bring their own personal equipment, such as a mask, fins and snorkel. For information, call instructors Mark Butler at (352) 214-1171 or Jack Farrell toll-free at 1-800-633-1633 or at (727) 861-3483. To register, call the YMCA at 688-9622.
Have a mower to get rid of?
The Arc Nature Coast is in need of a mower to go with its tractor. Anyone who can donate a mower is asked to contact Nancy Stubbs at 544-2322, ext. 109. The Arc is a nonprofit organization that provides support and services to developmentally disabled Hernando County residents and their families. The campus is at 5283 Neff Lake Road, east of Brooksville.
Hernando County Value Adjustment Board, 9:30 a.m., fourth floor conference room, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.
Brooksville City Council, budget workshop, 6 p.m., City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.
Hernando County Port Authority, 7 p.m., Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek recreational building, 6340 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach.
Intermezzo Opera Festival presents Mozart's "The Magic Flute": 7:30 p.m., Nature Coast Technical High School, Black Box Theatre, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. $15 for adults, $10 for students. Box office opens one hour before performance. 797-7088, ext. 296, or (727) 534-5742.
Urban D performs hip hop concert: 6:30 p.m., Fire Escape, 420 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The free event is geared for students in seventh grade through college. 796-6791.