Brown-Waite to talk on national sales tax
U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite will host a town hall meeting to address tax reform and the so-called Fair Tax proposal from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 2348 Collier Parkway.
The meeting will include U.S. Rep. John Linder, R-Georgia, who introduced the legislation, which calls for the elimination of the federal income tax and the creation of a national sales tax. Linder is also co-author, with libertarian radio talk show host Neal Boortz, of The FairTax Book: Saying Goodbye to the Income Tax and the IRS.
People may ask questions on tax reform, learn more about the other various reform measures pending in Congress and share their views on the topic.
For information, call Brown-Waite's office at (352) 799-8354. Details on the legislation is available online at www.fairtax.org.
Civic club benefit backs scholarships
The Latin American Civic and Cultural Association of Spring Hill will host its annual scholarship fundraiser from 3 to 8 p.m. Aug. 24 at SNPJ Lodge, 13383 County Line Road.
Tickets are $20, which include entertainment, food and dancing to the music of DJ Mike Martinez.
Proceeds will go to the scholarship fund. LACCA hopes to award scholarships to four 2009 Hernando County high school graduates.
For tickets or information, call Noemi De La Rosa at (352) 683-6743 or Elsa Serrano at (352) 688-5890.
Donations wanted for indoor yard sale
The Hernando Beach Marine Safety Support Group will host an indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 23 at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St.
Donations of salable items can be dropped off at the Coast Guard Auxiliary building from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday. Pickups can also be arranged. Donations of large items are tax-deductible.
For information, call Bill at (352) 596-9396.
Officials to discuss Kennedy Park upgrade
Hernando County Parks and Recreation will meet Thursday to discuss the county's application for a Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program grant. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the Lorenzo Hamilton Community Center at Kennedy Park, 899 Kennedy Blvd.
The county is applying for help with improvements to Kennedy Park, to include construction of a tee-ball field with sports lighting, bleachers, press box and sidewalks; a large picnic pavilion with lights; a playground/tot lot; and a new entrance drive and parking lot at Emerson Road.
The grant is part of a matching grant program for the development of outdoor recreation areas and facilities.
For information, call the Parks Department at (352) 754-4027.
Singers, it's not too early for Christmas
The Nature Coast Festival Singers will have rehearsals for their Christmas concerts at 7 p.m. Mondays, starting Aug. 25, at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way.
The chorus will again present the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah, as well as other Christmas songs.
New singers are welcome to join until the third week (Sept. 8) of rehearsals. Music will be available for purchase before each of the first three rehearsals.
Concert performances will be on the following days, each starting at 3 p.m.:
• Nov. 23, Nativity Lutheran Church.
• Nov. 30, Faith Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville.
• Dec. 7, First Methodist Church, 8831 W Bradshaw Blvd., Homosassa.
For information, call Shirley Chaisson at (352) 597-2235 or Sandy Kaliscak at (352) 556-3428.
Sharpen up your computer skills
The Hernando County Public Library System will offer computer classes in September at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, and West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave.
Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at both branches' information desks. Telephone registrations will be taken after 10 a.m.; however, in-person registrations will be given first priority.
Seats are limited. To register for classes at the West Hernando Branch, call (352) 540-6392; for classes at the Spring Hill Branch, call (352) 540-6374.