Comprehensive plan changes to be discussed
Hernando County and the city of Brooksville will host a joint public open house from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the Lorenzo Hamilton Community Center in Kennedy Park, 899 Kennedy Blvd. The purpose of the open house is to provide an update on the status of comprehensive plan amendments establishing the South Brooksville Planned Development District. Copies of the proposed amendments and revisions will be available. For information, call Patricia McNeese at (352) 754-4057, ext. 28016.
Tax collector offices will close Monday
The Hernando County Tax Collector offices will be closed Monday for training purposes and will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Offices are at: Room 112 of the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville; and in the Westside Government Center at 7489 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 754-4180.
Drivers needed for cancer patients
The American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery Program has a great need for volunteers in Hernando County who are willing to drive cancer patients to and from treatment. Training is provided to prospective drivers. Requirements include having a good driving record, a valid driver's license and a vehicle in good working condition. For information, call Nancy Netherly at the American Cancer Society at (813) 319-5919.
Hospice needs more volunteers
HPH Hospice needs volunteers. A two-day orientation and training program will be provided from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 and Oct. 21 at the office at 698 S Broad St. Lunch will be provided both days. Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the county, but there is a special need for those who will visit with patients. Opportunities are available on weekdays, weeknights and weekends. Those interested must preregister for the training. Call Anne Clarke at (352) 796-2611. Information is available online at hph-hospice.org.
'Being of Sound Mind' opens: 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, the Forum, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $10. The show continues through Oct. 17. (352) 683-5113.
Mental Illness Awareness Week: BayCare depression screenings, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., PHCC North Campus, Building B, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 797-5101. Also, showing of three movies starting at 6 p.m. at Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd. Movies include Creating Caring Congregations, When Medicine Got It Wrong and No Kidding Me 2!
Toddler Time/Storytime preschool programs: Toddler Time for ages 18 to 35 months starts at 10 a.m., followed by Storytime for ages 3 to 5 years at 11 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.