Primary care clinic begins today in county
Starting today, the Hernando County Health Department will provide "walk in" primary care services from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at the Spring Hill clinic at 7465 Forest Oaks Blvd. This Express Clinic will be equipped to address medical issues such as sore throat, fever, earache, bronchitis, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, strains and sprains, headache, rash and urinary tract infection. Free H1N1 (swine flu) vaccinations will also be available. No emergency care, pain management or general physical examinations will be provided. No appointments will be made. For information, call (352) 540-6800.
Free H1N1 vaccines to be distributed
A free swine flu vaccine clinic will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., in the cafeteria. About 750 doses will be distributed first-come, first-served, by the Hernando County Health Department. Appointment tickets will be distributed starting at 11:30 a.m. The tickets are numbered and include time slots, so residents can wait for the vaccination or return at the appointment time. One person can pick up tickets for family members. The vaccination is available to anyone who wants it. For information, call (352) 540-6855.
Manatee Festival kicks off today
The annual Florida Manatee Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at U.S. 19 and Citrus Avenue. The event includes manatee boat and kayak tours, manatee education, a fine art show, crafts, Paul Bunyan lumberjack show, children's activities and continuous entertainment. Admission is $2. Parking and shuttle service will be available from the Crystal River Mall. The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce and the city of Crystal River are presenting the event.
Club needs books for county's kids
The General Federation of Women's Club/Brooksville Woman's Club is collecting new and gently used children's books for distribution to Hernando County children. Those wishing to make a donation or to help out with this service project can contact coordinator Wanda Bare at (352) 544-0449 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stage West presents 'Ax of Murder': 8 p.m., 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $18. Continues weekends through Jan. 24. (352) 683-5113.
Country Gospel Jam: 2 to 5 p.m., Faith Fellowship Church, fellowship hall, 19255 Campground Road, off Cobb Road, Brooksville. (352) 796-6589.
Gospel Sing with Buddy Liles and Sunny South Trio: 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Garden Grove, 18131 Stromberg Ave., south of Brooksville. (352) 796-2209.