Broadway music show will benefit hospice
Company dancers and singers from John Leggio's Center for the Performing Arts will present On Broadway, a performance to benefit Hernando-Pasco Hospice, at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28 at the Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, 13651 Hays Road.
The show is a Broadway revue, featuring a number of songs and dances from favorite Broadway shows, such as Cats, A Chorus Line, Sweet Charity, Seussical, Rent, The Wiz and others. There will also be silent auctions and drawings each night of the show.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at John Leggio's Center for the Performing Arts on County Line Road or by calling (352) 683-8395. Visit the Web site at www.leggioarts.com.
Planning committee to meet by phone
The Strategic Planning Committee of the Hernando County Health Care Advisory Board will conduct a conference call meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday.
The call is open to the public. To participate, call toll-free 1-888-808-6959; the conference code is 5471341.
The committee will discuss an action plan for the recently created strategic plan.
Those wishing to participate in the conference call, but do hot have the ability to do so from home, can contact Jeff Feller at (352) 313-6500 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on a meeting place to dial into the conference.
K of C plans Big Band event for Feb. 21
The Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383, will host a Big Band Dinner Dance featuring the Frankie Dee New York Orchestra Feb. 21 at the hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive.
Dinner will be available at 5 p.m. The menu choice is chicken cordon bleu or salisbury steak.
Dancing will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and will include Big Band sounds, Frank Sinatra, polkas, waltzes, jazz, Latin, cha chas and other sounds. The orchestra includes 18 musicians and two singers. Door prizes will be awarded.
The cost for dancing only is $10. Dinner is $7. Dinner reservations are required by Feb. 18. Call the Knights hall at (352) 686-2650 or Mary at (352) 596-9486.
Springstead High will present 'Nunsense'
Springstead High School will present Nunsense, the musical, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12-14 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd.
Tickets are reserved and are $10 for adults and $6 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the school's front desk or at the door. For information, call Mark Pennington at the school, (352) 797-7010.
State of Maine Day to be held on Tuesday
The annual State of Maine Day will be Tuesday at the Beverly Hills Recreation Hall, 77 Civic Circle. Doors open at 10 a.m., with a potluck lunch starting at 11:30 a.m.
The cost is $5 per person at the door, along with a casserole or salad to share. Place settings will be provided, as well as coffee, iced tea, lemonade, hot tea and dessert.
Entertainment will include Billy Lindsey as Elvis.
Former and current Maine residents, as well as friends, are invited. For information, call Mary Lou at (352) 795-9181.
Applications being taken for exemptions
The Hernando County Property Appraiser's Office is taking applications for Homestead Exemption and the Low Income Senior Exemption.
Hernando County Property Appraiser Alvin Mazourek reminds Hernando County residents who purchased a home in the county during the 2008 tax year that applications for Homestead Exemptions must be made before March 2 in order to receive the benefit for the 2009 tax year. Applications after March 2 will be considered for 2010.
To qualify for the Homestead Exemption and the accompanying "Save Our Homes" assessment cap, the home must be the primary and permanent residence. Those who have moved into the county and had a previous homestead or are transferring from one home to another may qualify for Portability.
In homes where at least one owner is 65 or older prior to Jan. 1 and total household adjusted gross income that does not exceed $25,873, who did not apply for the Low Income Senior Exemption for 2008, must submit an application by March 2. Those who did receive the Low Income Senior Exemption for 2008 do not need to file an application for 2009.
Those who have a homestead property in Hernando County who have requested mail to be forwarded to a different address temporarily (due to vacation, visiting family, employment, military deployment, etc.), should contact the post office upon return. The postal delivery address must be the same as the homestead address, or additional documentation may be required to determine residency.
The property appraiser office locations: 201 Howell Ave., Suite 300, Brooksville, and at 7499 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. For filing requirements and information, visit the Web site at www.hernandocounty.us/pa or call (352) 754-4190.