Have a say in how tourist tax is used
The Hernando County Commission is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Hernando County Tourist Development Council as a representative of a tourist enterprise collecting the tourist tax.
The council promotes tourism opportunities in Hernando County and oversees the collection and disbursement of the Tourist Development Tax.
Applicants must be Hernando County residents and registered voters. Applications are available at the County Administrator's Office, Room 461, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.
Completed applications must be returned to the office no later than 5 p.m. March 24. For information, call 754-4002.
to hold open house
The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority will conduct an open house/workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Commission Chambers at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St.
This is one of a series of workshops scheduled within the authority's seven-county area.
A key focus will be public transit projects that connect the various communities, complementing the region's network of highways.
Persons needing special accommodations to participate in the workshop should call Brandie Miklus at (813) 217-4037 at least three days prior. For information, visit the Web site at www.tbarta.com or call (813) 217-4048.
Garden Club ready to grow its membership
The Brooksville Garden Club is recruiting members.
The club has a social time at 12:30 p.m. and a meeting at 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave. The next meeting is Wednesday.
Anyone in Brooksville and surrounding areas are invited to join the club.
For information, call Peggy Cain at 597-2405 or Lorraine Austin at 397-3157.
Chamber sets the date for Tally Ho bus trip
The annual Tally Ho to Tallahassee Trip coordinated by the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce has been scheduled for April 3.
Local business people and government officials will visit the Capitol to address the local State Legislative Delegation on issues of concern to the community.
A charter bus will leave Hernando County at 6:30 a.m. from Hardee's on Commercial Way and Cortez Boulevard in Weeki Wachee, and should arrive in Tallahassee at about 10 a.m. The bus will return at about 7 p.m.
Seats are available on the bus for county residents on a first come, first served basis. The cost for the trip is $40 if paid by Wednesday or $45 thereafter. The cost includes the round-trip bus ride, a continental breakfast, lunch at the Capitol Building and a boxed dinner on the ride home.
To reserve a seat on the bus, call the chamber of commerce at 796-0697.
Sale benefits Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
A yard sale to benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 15 at 15309 Durango Circle, in the Silver Ridge neighborhood off Powell Road.
Residents Colleen Caldwell and Gigi Korman will be participating in the annual walk, which will be in October in New York City.
For information, call 277-3263.
VFW Post 8713 offers dinner and an auction
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary will host a silent auction fundraiser and St. Patrick's Day dinner on March 15 at the post, 1686 E Jefferson St.
The auction will begin at 1 p.m. and the dinner, which will include corned beef and cabbage, will be at 3 p.m. The Country Pride Band will perform from 2 to 5 p.m. and karaoke with Bob and Jeanne will start at 7 p.m.
There is no cost to attend. A donation will be accepted for the dinner. For information, call 796-4449.
Prepare for prom at school's fashion show
Nature Coast Technical High School will host a Pre-Prom Fashion Show at 6 p.m. March 15 in the school courtyard, 4057 California St., west of Brooksville.
Students and staff will be modeling prom attire, including their own, as well as contributions from various vendors. There will also be a trade show with area businesses showcasing their prom goods and services.
Tickets are $25 for premium seating and $10 for general seating.
Vendor spaces are available for $50. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
For tickets or information, call Nicola Barlow or Rebecca Pattermann at 797-7088, ext. 260 or 275.
Woman's Club hosting yard sale fundraiser
Brooksville Woman's Club will host a White Elephant Yard Sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 14 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 15 at the clubhouse, 131 S Main St.
Indoor vendor spaces are available. Table rentals are $10 for one day or $15 for two. Call Ellie Martin at 597-1409.
Authors offer writers' workshop, critiques
A free workshop on the craft of writing, followed by a critique session, will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. March 15 at the Homosassa Public Library, 5530 South Mason Creek Road.
The program will be presented by published authors Belea Keeny, Elissa Malcohn, Joyce Moore and Loretta Rogers. Bring the first five pages of a work in progress and receive a free critique.
A book signing will follow the program and critique session. Refreshments will be served.
Registration is required. Call the library at (352) 628-5626.
Dinner, show benefits cancer aid, research
Tickets are available for the Crazy Carol show that will be held March 16 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681, 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road.
Doors open at 2 p.m. and showtime is 3 p.m. A corned beef and cabbage dinner will be served.
Tickets are $15 at the post canteen. The event is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary, and benefits cancer aid and research.
For information, call (727) 856-1860.
Church reprises the Spring Rummage Sale
The Women of Grace Presbyterian Church's Spring Rummage Sale is from 8 a.m. to noon March 15 at the church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive.
The church youth will have a cookout, as well as other items for sale. For information, call 683-2082.
Israeli Food Festival and Carnival March 16
Temple Beth David Sisterhood and Hebrew School will host the Israeli Food Festival and Carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 16 at Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St.
The event will include a gift shop, folk dancing, music and food. There will be children's games, rides, face painting and other activities.
For information, call Elaine at 666-8467 or Myrna at 686-9243.
Festival Singers offer Spring Concert series
Nature Coast Festival Singers will present the Spring Concert at the following locations:
• 3 p.m. March 16, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.
• 3 p.m. March 30, Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W, Brooksville.
• 3 p.m. April 6, Spring Hill United Church, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.
The concert will include Faure's Requiem, as well as Amazing Grace, Hymn to Freedom, Homeland, Shut De Do, Homeward Bound and Saints Bound for Heaven. A freewill offering will be collected at each concert.
The director is Jim Urbanski and accompanist is Kathy Hackemer.
The Nature Coast Festival Singers is a nonprofit organization; donations collected at the concerts go toward music scholarships for area students. For information, call Shirley at 597-2235.