New ramp to be constructed at Jenkins Creek
The Hernando County Parks Department will close the Jenkins Creek Boat Ramp, starting Monday, for the removal of the existing concrete ramp and the construction of a new ramp. It is anticipated that the ramp on Shoal Line Boulevard will be closed for about 45 days. Funding for this project will come from the Florida Boating Improvement Program, which uses money collected by the state from vessel registration fees. For information, call (352) 754-4154.
Streets to close for torch run
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office will lead the Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run between 9:30 and 11 a.m. Friday through Brooksville. Streets will be temporarily closed along the course path, which will start at Killingsworth Plaza on Truck Bypass 50, down Candlelight Boulevard to Darby Lane, to Jefferson Street, to Mildred Avenue, to Broad Street and ending at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. For information, call (352) 540-3810.
Musical comedy hits stage tonight
Tonight is the opening of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a musical comedy starting at 7 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St. Written by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, the Broadway musical follows six adolescent misfits as they compete for a spelling bee title. The show includes audience participation. The show will also be at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Saturday. The production is recommended for ages 8 and older; children 5 and younger will not be admitted. Tickets $10 for adults and $6 for students. Call Lori Erickson, (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.
Affordable housing panel meets Friday
The Hernando County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Friday in the commission chambers at Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. The purpose of the committee is to review established policies and procedures, ordinances and land development regulations to encourage or facilitate affordable housing, while protecting the ability of the property to appreciate in value. Those with disabilities in need of special accommodations to participate in the meeting should call Donald Singer at (352) 754-4160; those who are hearing-impaired can call toll-free 1-800-676-3777 for assistance.
Vendors can book spaces at concert
The Spring Hill Community Association has "Rock N' Sell" vendor spaces available as part of the Rock N' Soul Concert that will be May 22 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. Gates open at 4 p.m., and the show will be from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring musical acts Act 2 and British Export. The concert includes music from the 1960s and '70s. Business and craft vendor spaces are available, with optional electric hook-up. For details and costs, call 666-4746.
Knights of Columbus Ladies Hi-Tea: Noon, St. Jude Council 6383 Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $12. Mary Ann, (352) 688-1889.