TOUR THE CLINIC: Crescent Community Clinic will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The clinic is at 5244 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, in the Winchester Plaza.
Visitors can tour the facility and learn about what the clinic has been doing for the community. Refreshments will be served.
Crescent is a nonprofit clinic that provides primary medical, dental and mental health services to uninsured adults ages 18-64 who meet the federal poverty guidelines. It is staffed by volunteers and relies on donations from the community to continue. For information, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, call (352) 650-9006 or visit the website at crescentclinic.org.
APPLICATION DEADLINE NEARS FOR EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER FUNDS: Hernando County is receiving $81,267 under the Emergency Food and Shelter Phase 30 Program, offered through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Funding supplements emergency food and shelter programs in the county. A local board will determine how the funds will be awarded. Members will include representatives from the United Way of Hernando County, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, local government and religious organizations.
Local agencies interested in receiving funding must meet the following criteria: Be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government; have an accounting system; practice non discrimination; have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs; and, if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.
Applications are available at United Way of Hernando County, 4030 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, which is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Requests for applications can also be emailed to email@example.com.
Completed applications must be received by the United Way office no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday. For further details, call (352) 688-2026.
SHARK THEATRE FALL PLAY: Shark Theatre will present the drama Dark of the Moon Nov. 8-10 at the Black Box Theater at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville.
The drama, which includes a cast of 25, tells the story of Barbara Allen and the witch boy who longs to be human. It is about love and prejudice, set against a background of Appalachian Folk Legend.
Showtimes are 7 p.m. each day, as well as a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 10. The play is recommended for ages 11 and older. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults. For information or to reserve tickets, call Lori Erickson at (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.
SONGS OF THE CARPENTERS: Brookridge Entertainment will present the Carpenter's Tribute Show at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge.
The show honors the music of Karen and Richard Carpenter, and will include hits such as Close to You, Top of the World, Superstar and We've Only Just Begun.
Tickets are $20 each. For information or tickets, call Larry and Vivian Schmitz at (352) 610-4901.
CAR SHOW BENEFITS TOYS FOR TOTS: A Toys for Tots of Hernando County Car Show will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8 at Hardee's, 6292 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.
The cost to enter the show is a new, unwrapped toy valued at a minimum of $10 (or a $10 donation). Donations will benefit the Toys for Tots of Hernando County, which is sponsored by Marine Corps League Detachment 708.
The event is sponsored by Fox's Karaoke, DJ Krazy Dave and Hardee's of Weeki Wachee, as well as Staples. For information, call David or Tricia Dorvee at (352) 688-8550 or (352) 232-2185, or visit mcl708.org.
USO DINNER DANCE: The Knights of Columbus will host a USO Dinner Dance Nov. 10 at the Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Music will be provided by Tammie Sue and Charlie. The dinner entree choice is chicken marsala or roast pork loin with gravy. A cash bar will be available.
Guests are asked to bring a nonperishable food donation to help support veterans at the Fisher House in Tampa.
Tickets are $19 and must be purchased by Nov. 8. No tickets will be sold at the door. For information or tickets, call Bill at (352) 428-4891, Henry at (352) 848-0958 or Jim at (352) 678-8711.
ENRICHMENT WORKSHOPS AT PHCC: The Encore Academy at Pasco-Hernando Community College will offer the following enrichment workshops at the Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill:
• Beginning File Management, 10 a.m. to noon Thursday.
• Laugh for the Health of It!, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Learn about the therapeutic impact of laughter.
• Mail Merge, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday. Learn to create mailing lists and labels, as well as to personalize letters to send to a multitude of people.
• Intro to Genealogy, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday.
• Photography — Using Available Light, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Students should bring their cameras.
• Beginning File Management II, 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 8.
• Calligraphy, 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 13.
• Introduction to the Internet, 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 15.
• Writing Children's Stories, noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 15.
• Email — Working with Attachments, 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 16.
• Beginning Drawing, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20.
• Studio Lighting, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 28. Students should bring their cameras.
• Survivor Stories, noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 6. Learn to write and share a survival story, which can be therapeutic for coming to terms with past events.
All workshops are open to the community; membership into the Encore Academy is not required.
The cost is $18 for each three-hour workshop and $12 for each two-hour workshop.
The registration deadline is two days prior to the workshop start date. Call toll-free at 1-877-879-7422 or visit phcc.edu/encore.