Advisory council will meet at middle school
The Powell Middle School MicroSociety and Performing Art Center's School Advisory Council will meet at 6:15 p.m. Thursday in the media center at the school, 4100 Barclay Ave.
Parents, students and other interested people are welcome to attend. For more information, call (352) 797-7095.
Concert to help raise funds for scholarships
Suzuki Strings School of Violin, Viola and Cello will present the annual student concert and recital on Sunday at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Ave. Advanced students will perform at 2:30 p.m., and beginners at 4:30 p.m.
Performing will be musicians ages 2 through adult. There also will be a performance by a group of Suzuki moms.
Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $5, in advance and at the door. Funds benefit the Charlotte Murrin Memorial Suzuki Foundation, which provides music scholarships to Hernando County students. For more information, call Ruth Brown at (352) 442-2703.
Meeting will focus on county's new budget
A community meeting on Hernando County government's proposed 2010-11 budget will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at VFW Post 10209, 4736 Edward R. Noll Drive.
Director of management and budget George Zoettlein, along with County Administrator David Hamilton, will present budget proposals and options and will address comments and questions from the audience.
An additional meeting is planned for 3 p.m. May 19 at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Drive, Ridge Manor West.
For more information, call (352) 540-6780.
Memory screenings will be offered for free
Free memory screenings will be offered to adults 50 and older from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 19 at HPH Hospice's team office, 12260 Cortez Blvd.
Jerry Fisher, a program specialist with the Alzheimer's Association, will conduct the 20-minute screenings, which concentrate on short-term memory recall. This screening is not for those who have been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
Appointments must be scheduled for the screenings. Call Janet Clymer at (352) 597-1882.
Incoming freshmen invited to open house
Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., will have an open house for incoming freshmen from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria. For details, call (352) 797-7088.
Loans are available to help repair homes
The Hernando County Housing Authority has announced that funds are available through the Housing Enhancement Loan Program (HELP) to help low-income residents repair their homes.
Using federal funding administered through the Housing and Urban Development Department's State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program, HELP loans of up to $75,000 are available to make repairs to homes that are in a condition that poses a threat to the health, safety or welfare of the homeowner, as well as to allow for demolition and reconstruction of homes in severe disrepair.
This assistance is in the form of a zero-interest loan, which must be repaid when the home is sold or is no longer the primary residence of the homeowner, or within 30 years.
For information or to schedule an application appointment, call Terri Rodgers at (352) 754-4160.