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By Times Staff Writer
Published February 1, 2008
Register for Arts, craft and how-to classes
The Hernando County school district's Adult and Community Education Department is registering students for the spring session.
Students of all ages can stop by the office from 1:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St.
Available classes include: Acrylic/mixed medium painting, beginning basketry, advance basketry, basic drawing, bird watching and identification for children, cake decorating, fashion design, home improvement/home maintenance, jewelry-silversmithing, oil painting, pine needle and raffia basketry, pottery, quilting, sewing with patterns, watercolor painting and woodworking.
Art League reception set at East Street
The Spring Hill Art League and Easy Street Home Decor will host a reception for artist Paul Shaskan from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 6 at Easy Street, 838 E Jefferson St.
Wine, sangria and cheese and crackers will be served. Door prizes will be awarded every half hour.
An exhibit of Shaskan's works will be on display at Easy Street throughout February. Shaskan works primarily in oils, painting many of the places he has visited in his travels.
Call Easy Street at 848-0177 or visit the Art League's Web site at www.springhillartleague.com.
Father/daughter dance adds additional date
Due to popular demand, Hernando County Recreation has added an additional day for the father/daughter dance.
Tickets are available for the second dance, which will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8 (tickets are sold out for the Feb. 9 dance) at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd.
Tickets are $10 per person, which includes a photo.
Music will be provided by Exclusive DJ Services. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Tickets are available at the Recreation Department, 205 E Fort Dade Ave. Payment must be made by check or money order (no cash) and must be done in person (please do not mail payment).
Adult scuba diving lessons begin Feb. 5
Scuba lessons for adults and youths 12 and older will be offered from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Feb. 5, at the Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd.
The course includes six class and pool sessions.
Participants must be in good physical health. Upon completion, participants will be certified as open-water scuba divers. The certified instructors are Jack Farrell and Mark Butler.
The cost is $120 for YMCA facility and program members and $140 for nonmembers, payable to the YMCA.
There is a fee of $60 for the use of scuba equipment, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.
Participants must have a mask, fins and a snorkel.
Call Farrell at (727) 861-3483 or, toll-free, at 1-800-633-1633, Butler at (352) 214-1171, or the YMCA at 688-9622.
Sweetbay yard sale to benefit cancer society
Sweetbay Store No. 1743 will sponsor a yard sale to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at Hope Community Bible Church, 13241 Spring Hill Drive.
Food and beverages will be available. Donations of saleable items are welcome. Call Audrey at 686-8205.