Nature Coast kids' chorale sets auditions
The Nature Coast Children's Chorale will hold auditions Thursday and Friday for its upcoming choir season.
This is a nonprofit, regional choir open to children who are entering the third grade through high school in Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties. Rehearsals are conducted at Powell Middle School in Spring Hill.
For details or to set up an audition time, call (352) 442-7060 or visit the Web site at naturecoast childrenschorale.org.
Free, reduced-price meal policy on books
The Hernando County School Board's food and nutrition department has announced its policy for free and reduced-price meals.
Application forms will be given to all district students, which includes a letter to parents or guardians.
To apply for free or reduced-price meals, households should fill out the application and return it to the school. Copies are also available at the principal's office at each school. Applications may be submitted any time during the year.
Examples of income eligibility guidelines through June 30, 2009, include:
• For free meals for a household of two, the maximum annual salary is $18,200 ($350 weekly). For a household of four, the maximum annual salary is $27,560 ($530 weekly).
• For reduced-price meals for a household of two, the maximum annual salary is $25,900 ($499 weekly). For a household of four, it's $39,220 annually ($755 weekly). These amounts are gross salaries (before taxes and other deductions).
• Households that receive food stamps or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families are required to list only the child's name and food stamp or TANF case number on the application along with the signature of an adult household member.
• Foster children may receive benefits based on the child's personal income, regardless of the income of the household.
To determine eligibility for all other households, information required with the application includes total monthly household income, names of all household members, the Social Security number of the adult signing the application and the signature of an adult household member certifying that the information is correct.
For information, call (352) 797-7028. Households with children who are considered migrants, homeless or runaway should call the district liaison at (352) 797-7008, ext. 235.
Come out for a night of beach dancing
Brookridge Social Dance will host a Celebration of the Beach Dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8151 Hampton St. Music for dancing will be provided by Marty Carroll.
Those attending can bring their own beverages. Ice, coffee and hot tea will be available throughout the evening. Doughnuts will be served at about 9:30 p.m.
Dress is casual. Tickets are $5 per person. Call Dot at (352) 597-0723.
Nature Coast church singers to perform
The Spring Hill Community Association will present "An Evening of Joyful Music" from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Palmwood Pavilion on the Lake House grounds, 1202 Kenlake Ave.
The event is a benefit for Nature Coast Christian Church Ministries and will feature a variety of performers from Nature Coast-area churches.
Food and drinks will be available. There also will be craft vendors and informational booths. The local bloodmobile will be on site.
Admission will be free for those who bring a nonperishable food donation.
Vendor spaces are available for $25. Electricity is an additional $5 and will be available first-come, first-served. Vendor setup will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on the day of the event.
For information, call (352) 666-4746 or visitspringhilllakehouse.org.
Retired colonel offers two presentations
AARP Chapter 1026 invites area seniors to a meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday at Honeybaked Ham Co. and Cafe, 4638 Commercial Way.
The speaker will be Col. Mark Denner, D.O., who will discuss "What Is a D.O."
He also will give a PowerPoint presentation on his two service assignments in Iraq.
Col. Denner recently retired from the Army National Guard after 32 years of service.
For information, call Bob at (352) 596-0722 or Jill at (352) 678-5719.
Here's your chance to build a dream
Habitat for Humanity of Hernando County is now accepting applications for housing.
Those interested are encouraged to stop by the office at 19450 Cortez Blvd., in the Brooksville Square Shopping Center (southwest corner of Truck Bypass 50 and Broad Street).
Habitat is a nonprofit organization that helps build and renovate decent, affordable housing for those in need at no profit and with no-interest mortgages. For information, call 754-1255.
Free nonnarcotic prescription disposal
Hernando County Northwest Solid Waste Facility now offers a Medication Disposal Program for county residents.
Residents can bring their unwanted nonnarcotic prescriptions to the facility at 14450 Landfill Road, north of Brooksville, for disposal.
Residents are required to dump their medications and dispose of their medication bottles properly.
For information, call Jeff Howley at the Solid Waste and Recycling Division at (352) 754-4906.
Volunteers are sought to help tutor adults
The HEART Adult Literacy Program is in need of volunteer tutors to teach adults reading, language and math skills.
A training class for new volunteers will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 18 at the HEART office, 801 N Broad St. There will be a 30-minute break for lunch.
Those interested can call Justa Bozman at (352) 797-7018.