PET SHELTER OPEN HOUSE: The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Hernando County will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The shelter is at 9075 Grant St., west of Brooksville (off Sunshine Grove Road and Taylor Street).
Visitors can meet with the animals at the shelter and enjoy hot dogs and drinks. Children are welcome. The SPCA is a nonprofit no-kill shelter. It is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, except Wednesdays, when it is open until 6 p.m. (closed on holidays). For information, call (352) 596-7000.
CITY HAS BOARD, COMMISSION VACANCIES: Brooksville City Council is accepting applications from people interested in volunteering on the following boards:
• Brooksville Housing Authority Board. There is one vacant full-time position to fill an expired 4-year term through May 31, 2015.
• Planning and Zoning Commission. There is one vacant, alternate position to fill an unexpired 4-year-term through Dec. 31, 2013. Applicants must be City residents.
• Good Neighbor Trail Advisory Committee. There is one vacant, non-expiring position. There are no terms of office. Members serve through the completion of the implementation of the Good Neighbor Trail and trailhead management plan.
Applicants for all positions must be registered Florida voters and must complete an appropriate application form and authorization for a background check.
Applications are available in the City Clerk's office at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville; or can be downloaded from cityofbrooksville.us/forms. For information, call (352) 540-3810.