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County trying to scare up Halloween help
By Times Staff Writer
Published September 4, 2007
The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department needs volunteers to help with the Halloween Harvest Festival from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. Those interested may help with games, hayrides, and judging and coordinating contests, including the pet masquerade, costume contest and pumpkin-carving contest. For information, call Marie at 540-6239 or Penny at 540-6363.
Workshop focus is storm preparation
U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite invites residents to a Natural Disaster and Awareness Workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando County Emergency Operations Center, 18900 Cortez Blvd. Participating in the workshop will be Daniel Noah of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Hernando County Emergency Management Department and the Community Emergency Response Teams. Tours of the EOC will be given. Those attending may bring their weather radios to get them programmed for Hernando County dangerous weather alerts. Call 799-8354.
Retirement ready? Program can help
The Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service will host a two-session program, "Getting Ready for Retirement," from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Sept. 12 at the Forest Oaks Government Center, 7479 Forest Oaks Blvd. The class is for those planning to retire soon, as well as for those who may not be retiring for 20 years. Participants will learn about savings, investments and insight on how to improve their financial health. Those attending should bring a lunch. For information or to register for the free classes, call Scott Taymor at 754-4433.
Citrus/Hernando Waterways Restoration Council Hernando County Task Force, 3:30 p.m., Southwest Florida Water Management District, 2379 Broad St., south of Brooksville.
Hernando County School Board, 919 N Broad St., Brooksville: 1 p.m., workshop on magnet school options; 6 p.m., final public hearing and vote on School Board budget and millage for 2007-08; 7 p.m., regular board meeting. All televised on Hernando Instructional Television, Bright House cable Ch. 14.
Green Party to show film An Inconvenient Truth: 3 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. 683-3151.
Library to show film Just Like Heaven: 2 p.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. Rated PG-13. Free. 540-6391.