Tea to benefit clinic needs donors, guests
Crescent Community Clinic is asking for donations of teacups, saucers and teapots for the upcoming benefit Tea Party, which will be 1 p.m. June 12 at Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St. Tickets to the event are $15. Guests also will have an opportunity to have their photo taken with Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter or Cheshire Cat for $7. All proceeds will benefit Crescent Community Clinic, a nonprofit, volunteer-based walk-in clinic that provides primary health care and basic dental services for adults ages 18-64 who do not have health insurance. Contact Maureen Soliman at (352) 650-9006 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Diane Rowden at (352) 573-4178 or email@example.com.
St. Frances event begins 4-day run
The St. Frances Cabrini Parish Carnival will kick off at 4 p.m. today on the parish grounds, 5030 Mariner Blvd. The event will continue through Sunday, opening at 4 p.m. Friday, at 10 a.m. on Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday. There will be rides, games, food and entertainment. Admission and parking are free. Tickets for rides and games can be purchased. For information, call (352) 683-9666 or visit stfrances.org.
Bats and balladeer will swoop in
Chinsegut Nature Center will kick off its annual Birding and Wildlife Festival with an Evening of Bats and Ballads from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. This will be a bat presentation and viewing of bat emergence with George and Cyndi Marks, along with a music performance by Dale Crider. Dinner will be provided by Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant. The event is limited to 100 people. Tickets are $7.50 in advance and $10 at the gate; children 5 and younger admitted free. RSVP to (352) 754-6722 or (850) 922-0664. The festival will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and will include various presentations, tours, children's activities, vendors and more. Early morning birding tours will be offered before the festival from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., by reservation only. Call (352) 754-6722.
Hernando County Tourist Development Council, 3 p.m., Quality Inn and Suites, 30307 Cortez Blvd., east of Brooksville.
Library to show 'Invincible': 2 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Rated PG. Free. (352) 540-6391.
PHCC Encore Academy offers Microsoft Excel: 6-9 p.m., Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. $18. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422.
Shark Theater presents 'Cafe Cabaret': 7 p.m., Black Box Theater at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. $12 adults; $10 for students (recommended for ages 7 and older). (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.