If you want to vote, register by Monday
Those wishing to vote in the primary elections on Aug. 24 must be registered to vote no later than Monday. Monday is also the last day someone can change parties for the primary elections. Florida is a closed primary state, which means voters will receive a ballot for the party with which they are registered. Once the books are closed, those who are registered can still update their names, addresses or signatures, if needed. To register, stop by a supervisor of elections office: Hernando County Government Center, Room 165, 20 N Main St., Brooksville; or West Hernando Government Center, 7443 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. For more information, call (352) 754-4125 or visit hernandovotes.com.
Get a rain barrel, learn how to use it
A rain barrel workshop will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hernando County Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive. The workshop will be presented by John Korycki of the Hernando County Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program. Participants each will receive a completed rain barrel, along with instructions on its use, placement and decoration. Using rain barrels to care for the landscape can reduce dependence on irrigation and dealing with watering restrictions. The cost is $30, which includes the barrel. Advance registration is required. Call (352) 754-4433.
Aviation authority to meet Thursday
The Hernando County Aviation Authority will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Hernando County Airport Office, 15800 Flight Path Drive, south of Brooksville. Members of the authority have been appointed by the Hernando County Commission to review and make recommendations on airport-related issues in the county. For information, or those with disabilities needing accommodations to participate in the meeting, call (352) 754-4061. Those who are hearing-impaired can call toll-free 1-800-676-3777 for assistance. Visit the website at www.flyhernando.com.
Lindsey ramp must close for cleanup
Hernando County Parks and Recreation will close the Lake Lindsey Boat Ramp from Monday through Aug. 27. The ramp is off Snow Memorial Highway at 22293 Lake Village Lane, north of Brooksville. The closing of the ramp is necessary to allow the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to mechanically remove nuisance aquatic vegetation (floating tussocks and spatterdock roots) with aquatic weed harvesters. For information, call (352) 754-4027.
Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority, 4:30 p.m., Southwest Florida Water Management District, 2379 Broad St., Brooksville.
Florida Library Youth Program presents storyteller Windell Campbell: 10:15 a.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. Geared for ages 5-12. Free. (352) 540-6391.