Wednesday, April 25, 2018
News Roundup

Hernando County in the know

SPRING HILL

crescent clinic seeks public's financial help

Crescent Community Clinic is seeking financial support. The nonprofit clinic does not receive any federal, state or county funding, and must rely on the community. The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay/Hernando County has offered to provide a one-third match for funds raised. Crescent's goal is to raise $33,664 for an endowment fund of $50,000. The clinic, 5244 Commercial Way, provides primary medical, dental and mental health services to uninsured adults ages 18-64 who meet the federal poverty guidelines. The clinic is staffed by volunteers from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays. Call (352) 610-9916. Potential patients are not to call the office for appointments (download an application at crescentclinic.org).

Freedom Walk planned on Nov. 10

The Arc Nature Coast will host a Freedom Walk at 9 a.m. Nov. 10 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. The event is a 1-, 2- or 3-mile recreational walk that begins and ends at the VFW. The colors will be posted, and there will be a ceremony. Food and drinks will be provided, and there will be interactive games, music and exhibits. The cost to participate is $15; $10 for age 9 and younger. Participants also are encouraged to collect pledges; medals are awarded to those who collect more than $50. All participants receive an event T-shirt. Visit thearcfreedom walk.eventbrite.com or thearc-naturecoast.org, or call (352) 544-2322.

BROOKSVILLE

Registration open for 5K, fun run

Youth and Family Alternatives will present its Run for New Beginnings 5K on Nov. 3 in downtown Brooksville, starting at SunTrust Bank, 1 E Jefferson St. The kids fun run will begin at 7:30 a.m., with the 5K starting at 8 a.m. Awards will be handed out in each age division for the top three finishers. The 5K entry fee is $30, the kids fun run fee is $20. Forms may be filled out at active.com. For information, call (727) 835-4166 or email [email protected]

Volunteers needed to clean up debris

Volunteers are wanted to help out at the next Environmentally Sensitive Lands Volunteer Workday from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 3 at Lake Townsen Preserve. Meet on the north side of County Road 476, one-half mile east of Daly Road, near Nobleton. Volunteers will help clean up trash and debris and clear small trees. The Hernando County Planning Department staff will oversee the work and provide a guided nature walk afterward. Volunteers should wear long pants, long sleeves and sturdy shoes with closed toes. Bring gloves, eye and hearing protection, insect repellent, sunscreen and drinking water. Small tools would also be useful. For information, call Jim King at (352) 754-4057, ext. 28020.

Today's picks

Ethnic Festival: 5-10 p.m., St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free admission, parking; ride armbands are $20. (352) 688-0663.

Halloween Harvest Festival: 6-10 p.m., County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. Free admission, parking. (352) 754-4031.

Wild n' Wicked Nights: 7-11 p.m., Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. $8; $4 for ages 6 to 12, and free ages 5 and younger. (352) 592-5656.

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