Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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Hernando briefs: Brooksville Elementary meeting set for Thursday

BROOKSVILLE ELEMENTARY MEETING: Brooksville Elementary School will host a School Advisory Council meeting and school improvement plan presentation at 5 p.m. Thursday in the staff meeting room at the school, 885 N Broad St., Brooksville.

Those attending will learn about the school's improvement plan and process. New members are needed. The group is made up of parents, business and community partners, teachers and administrators. For information, call (352) 797-7014.

ALTERNATE NEEDED FOR PLANNING COMMISSION: The Hernando County Commission is accepting applications from individuals interested in filling an unexpired term as an alternate on the Hernando County Planning and Zoning Commission. The term runs through Dec. 31.

The commission acts as an advisory board to county commissioners on rezonings and other land-use issues.

This is a volunteer position. Applications are available in the county administrator's office at the Hernando County Government Center, Room 263, 20 N Main St., Brooksville, as well as online at hernandocounty.us/bocc/committees.htm. Completed applications must be returned to the office no later than 5 p.m. Aug. 31.

Those applying must be residents and registered voters in Hernando County. Also, applicants will need computer access since all agendas packets are prepared and distributed digitally.

For information, call (352) 754-4002.

WESTERN DANCE: Brookridge Social Dance will host a Western-themed dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge.

Music will be provided by Diana and Rich of Retro Express. Ice and coffee will be available throughout the evening. Dunkin' Donuts will be served at about 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are $5 each. For reservations, call Dot at (352) 597-0723.

HOME SHOW: An indoor home show and fundraiser will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Hernando Beach Yacht Club, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach.

The event will include a variety of home vendors, fine arts and crafts, demonstrations and giveaways. A portion of proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

For information, call (352) 279-0528.

HEALTH FAIR: A health and wellness fair will be presented from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 27 at AAA Auto Club, 1410 Pinehurst Drive, at the corner of Commercial Way and Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

The event will include flu shots, free eye exams and refreshments.

Those attending need not be AAA members, but are asked to RSVP by Sept. 20. Call Melanie Billington at (352) 683-3446, ext. 2240, or Cammie Flynn at ext. 2235.

VOLUNTEER DAYS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: Volunteers are wanted to help at the annual Environmentally Sensitive Lands Volunteer Workdays. Workdays are scheduled at several locations. Volunteers will work from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

• Sept. 29, Cypress Lakes Preserve, 33241 Ridge Manor Blvd. (at the gate on Olancha Road). A gopher tortoise habitat improvement workday will be Feb. 23 at the preserve.

• Nov. 3, Lake Townsen Preserve. Meet on the north side of County Road 476, one-half mile east of Daly Road, north of Brooksville.

• Jan. 26, Fickett Hammock Preserve Hiking Trail, 15482 Centralia Road, northwest of Brooksville; meet in the parking lot.

Those interested will help clean up trash and debris and clear small trees.

The Hernando County Planning Department staff will oversee the work and provide a guided nature walk at the completion of work, for those who wish to go.

Volunteers should wear long pants, long sleeves and sturdy shoes with closed toes. Bring gloves, eye and hearing protection, insect repellent, sunscreen and drinking water.

Small tools, such as pruning saws, bow saws, chain saws, rakes and hoes, as well as a 5-gallon bucket, would also be useful.

In addition to the scheduled workdays, regular field work is done every Thursday throughout the year by Planning Department staff; volunteers are welcome to help.

For information, call Jim King at the Hernando County Planning Department, (352) 754-4057, ext. 28020.

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