PUBLIC MEETING ON INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS: The Hernando County Division of Transportation Services will conduct an informational meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Regency Oaks Clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd., Spring Hill.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss proposed improvements at the Regency Oaks entrance at Commercial Way and Breakwater Boulevard.
The project includes replacement of the grass median on Breakwater between Exultant Drive and Commercial Way with a 4-foot-wide concrete traffic separator, and the addition of turn lanes on Breakwater to Commercial Way. A right turn lane on Berkeley Manor Boulevard to Commercial Way also will be added. The existing traffic signal will be replaced.
The project engineer, Cardno/TBE, will have representatives on hand to review the plans and answer questions about the project.
For information, call James Hunt at (727) 531-3505, ext. 1593.
CANOEING FUNDRAISER: Canoe for a Cure is at 8 a.m. Oct. 5 at Paddling Adventures at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.The event is to raise money for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk. Prices are: $40 for canoes and tandem kayaks, $35 for single kayaks, or bring your own and pay $16. Reservations are requested by today. Call Amber or Amy at (352) 596-1926.
DANCE BENEFIT FOR EDUCATION: A "Celebrate Fall" dinner dance to benefit Communities in Schools of Hernando County and the Chamber Education and Training Association is 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. The evening will include a cocktail hour with cash bar, dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing to the music of Shadow Ridge. Tickets are $50 per person and include light appetizers, a three-course buffet dinner with sides, dessert and beverage. This is a black tie-optional event. For tickets, visit ceta-cis-eac2.eventbrite.com or contact Tracy Echols at (352) 277-3322 or [email protected]
NAMI AWARDS: The National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando will host its awards luncheon from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 5 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. The event will recognize those who have worked toward improving the lives of those affected by mental illness. Nominations are still being accepted; visit namihernandofl.org or the group's Facebook page for details. Tickets to the event are $20. Call (352) 684-0004 or (352) 683-1350.
GO TO THE MOVIES AND HELP TWO CHARITIES: The United Way of Hernando County and the Building a Foundation Group have been selected as charities to benefit from the Georgia Theatre Co.'s 10th annual "Cinema for a Cause" event on Sept. 22. That day, the Beacon 10 Theatres at 12961 Cortez Blvd. in Spring Hill, will donate all ticket and concession sales to the local nonprofit organizations. There will also be an extra donation bowl for money that will be split between the two groups. Advance tickets (regular pricing for all movies) will be available starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. For information, stop by the theater or visit georgiatheatrecompany.com; select the Beacon 10.
SAFE BOATING CLASSES: Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-8 will offer its Boating Skills and Seamanship course from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, starting this week, at its facility at 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach. The nine-week program, which concludes Nov. 19, is designed for experienced and novice boaters. Topics include boating safety, rules, navigation, marine radio and Florida law. Completion satisfies the requirement to obtain a Florida boating safety ID. Cost is $50 and includes a test. Registration starts 30 minutes before the first class. For info, call Jeff Hoff at (352) 397-5417.
ENTER TALENT SHOW: Pasco-Hernando Community College is accepting applications for the annual Hernando/Pasco Has Talent contest. Solos, duets and groups of all ages can sing, dance or perform standup or other forms of entertainment. Performers will compete for cash prizes of up to $500. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Sept. 26; the cost to enter is $5. Auditions will be scheduled for Oct. 5, starting at 9 a.m., at the PHCC Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Finalists will be selected to compete at the finale at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Spectator tickets for the finale are $10, and $5 for ages 12 and younger. Application forms, rules, guidelines and ticket sales are available online at phcc.edu/talent. For information, call (727) 816-3435.