Muggles can donate blood, win prizes
LifeSouth Community Blood Center will host a Harry Potter-themed blood drive from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Walmart, 13300 Cortez Blvd. The LifeSouth bloodmobile will be on site for donations.
Special limited-edition Harry Potter T-shirts will be given to blood donors. Donors can also enter raffles to win gift baskets, as well as a drawing to win a Thanksgiving dinner for eight, courtesy of Publix.
Donors must be at least 17 (16-year-olds can donate with written parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and show a valid photo ID.
For information, call (352) 596-2002.
Auditions scheduled for 'Cuckoo's Nest'
Auditions for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest will be at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd.
Readings will be from the script. There are roles for 13 men, ages 20 and older, and four women, ages 20 to 60. The director is Dalton Benson. For information, call (352) 263-9591 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dance will benefit expansion of clinic
A dance to benefit the expansion of Crescent Community Clinic will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Dec. 4 at Fun Fitness Factory, 1287 Kass Circle.
Tickets are $25 each or $40 per couple. Contact Maureen Soliman at (352) 650-9006 or email@example.com; or Barbara Sweinberg at (352) 263-1218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crescent Community Clinic is a free primary health care clinic in Brooksville for adults without health insurance. Along with a grant from the Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida, funds raised will help build a second clinic in Winchester Plaza in Spring Hill.
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Vendors sought for Christmas festival
The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce invites vendors to participate in the annual Light Up Ridge Manor Christmas Festival, which will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the east end of Sunrise Plaza on Cortez Boulevard, just east of the Interstate 75 intersection.
Vendors are encouraged to have interactive games for children at their spaces. No electricity will be provided.
Vendors are to bring their own tables and chairs and be set up by 5 p.m. (The event's layout will be provided upon arrival.)
Those interested must register by Nov. 29. For a registration form, contact Jessica Huggins at (352) 796-9025 or email@example.com.
SHARE program will take food orders
SHARE (Self Help And Resource Exchange) food orders will be taken from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 2 at Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. Distribution of orders will be Dec. 18.
SHARE food is equal in quality to that of national grocery chains but costs about 50 percent less. Special Christmas packages are available for $30. The basic SHARE order containing meats, vegetables and fruit costs $20. Other speciality items are available for order, including produce packages, and meat and seafood items.
The minimum order is $6. There are no income requirements to participate.
For information, call (352) 596-0080.
Angel Food program will take orders
Angel Food Ministries food orders will be taken from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W. Orders will also be accepted from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Nov. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3, from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 5 and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 11.
Orders can also be made online at www.clcfla.org The deadline to order a Christmas Holiday Box is Dec. 8.
All orders will be available for pickup from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 18. For more information, call (352) 796-8331 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Angel Food Ministries is a nonprofit, nondenominational organization that provides grocery relief. Families of all income levels can participate; there are no income requirements. The cost is $31 per signature box, which retails for about $60. Various specialty boxes are also available at different prices. Participants no longer have to bring their own boxes or containers when picking up orders. All food is now boxed.