Your donation could help save someone's life
An emergency blood drive with the LifeSouth Community Blood Center bloodmobile will be from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Explorer K-8 School, 10252 Northcliffe Blvd. The drive is for Leah Ranger, a graduating senior at Springstead High School, who has been diagnosed with a rare blood cancer. Her mother, Amy Ranger, is a language arts teacher at Explorer. Blood donors must be at least 17 (16-year-olds can donate with written parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and show a valid photo ID. For information, call Jocelyn Fischer at Explorer, (352) 797-7094, ext. 232; or LifeSouth at (352) 596-2002.
Have some tea at clinic's June event
Crescent Community Clinic will host a tea party at 1 p.m. June 12 at Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St. The event will include finger foods and tea. A photographer will take guests' photos with Alice in Wonderland, the Cheshire Cat or the Mad Hatter. Tickets are $15. Pictures are available for an additional $7. Proceeds benefit the Crescent Community Clinic for low- to moderate-income residents who do not have insurance. For reservations or information, contact Diane Rowden at (352) 573-4178 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Maureen Soliman at (352) 650-9006 or email@example.com.
Lake Townsen park boat ramp closing
Starting today, the Hernando County boat ramp and fishing pier at Lake Townsen Regional Park is closed until further notice. The park is at 28011 Lake Lindsey Road. For information, call Hernando County Parks Department at (352) 754-4027.
New hours for health office
The Hernando County Health Department's environmental health office hours will change, effective Monday. Hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to noon and from 12:30 to 4 p.m. weekdays. The change will not affect other Health Department service hours. The office is at the health annex site, 15470 Flight Path Drive, south of Brooksville, in the Airport Industrial Park. Call (352) 540-6800, ext. 82139.
Class helps with adoption issues
Youth and Family Alternatives will offer orientation and "Model Approach to Partnership Parenting" classes for Hernando and Citrus residents. The orientation will be June 14 at YFA's facility at 18377 Sheriff Mylander Way, Brooksville. Classes will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, starting June 21, at First United Methodist Church, 3896 S Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness. This is a free 10-week course for prospective parents who wish to adopt children from the foster care system. Call Maria Buckley at (352) 277-5860, ext. 4208.
All-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner: 4:30-7 p.m., VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. $6.50 per person. (352) 596-9236.