Wellington garage, bake sale rolls around
The Wellington's biannual garage and bake sale will be from 8 a.m. to noon April 2 at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd. Call (352) 666-6888.
PFLAG Hernando will meet on Monday
PFLAG Hernando will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the fellowship hall at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd.
PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is a socio-political group of family members and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Their mission is to promote health and well-being of their loved ones, as well as actively support through education and positive advocacy.
Call (352) 597-4041.
Health Department changing hours
Effective April 1, the Hernando County Health Department offices will change its hours.
The new hours for Environmental Health will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Vital Statistics from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Both offices are at the Health Department Annex site, 15470 Flight Path Drive in the Airport Industrial Park, south of Brooksville.
The Brooksville medical clinic, 300 S Main St., and Spring Hill medical clinic at 7465 Forest Oaks Blvd., will both be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
WIC and Nutrition hours will remain the same: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays at the Spring Hill clinic. The Brooksville and Spring Hill Dental offices are open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.
Call the Health Department at (352) 540-6800.
Kids can explore Storybook Forest
The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties will host Storybook Forest, the fourth annual Week of the Young Child in Pasco County, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9 at Crews Lake Park, off Shady Hills Road.
There will be themed booths, each representing a children's storybook. Families will have the opportunity to participate in activities and crafts that correlate with each book.
The booths are sponsored by local child care facilities and will be judged on overall presentation and creativity; prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place winners.
The event will also include arts and crafts activities, storytellers, costume characters, child-friendly music, play area and a complimentary lunch.
Children can also tour a vintage fire truck, UPS truck and the coalition's Mobile Outreach Van. Parents will also be able to register their children for the voluntary prekindergarten program.
The first 400 children to arrive will receive a Clifford book and have an opportunity to have their picture taken with Clifford the Big Red Dog.
Admission to the event is free. There is a $2 per vehicle parking fee that will be enforced by Pasco County Parks and Recreation. Call (727) 233-8291 or visit phelc.org.
Potters share with kids in a worthy cause
The Nature Coast Potters will present Pots for Tots from 3 to 9 p.m. at Dirty Dog Pottery, 14162 Hurricane Drive.
The event, which is to raise money for children in foster care, will include various demonstrations, including pottery throwing, as well as items for sale and auction. The raku kiln will be fired up at 6 p.m., for live firings of silent auction pieces that will be distributed to the buyers at 9 p.m.
Ice cream will be sold in a selection of hand-made bowls and other refreshments will be offered. Potters will answer questions on pottery techniques.
Proceeds benefit Fostering Hope Florida, which has homes in Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties.
For information, call Hil-Dee Fisher at (352) 232-3771. For information on Fostering Hope Florida, visit the website at fosteringhopeflorida.org.
Mariner United hosts yard sale next month
Mariner United Methodist Church will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 8 and 9 at 7079 Mariner Blvd.
The sale will include jewelry, books, household items, tools, lumber, and a variety of food, baked goods and drinks. Call (352) 596-0080.
Crescent Community Clinic needs a hand
The newly formed Friends of the Crescent Community Clinic needs volunteers to help promote community awareness and support of the clinic.
An informational meeting will be presented at 5:30 p.m. April 14 at the pool house at Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail.
Refreshments will be served.
Crescent Community Clinic is a volunteer-based walk-in clinic for low- to moderate-income level residents who do not have insurance.
The Brooksville clinic is at 656 S Broad St. and is open the first three Saturdays of each month.
The Spring Hill clinic, 5244 Commercial Way (Winchester Plaza), is expected to open later this spring.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (352) 650-9006.
Elks dinner and show assists scholarships
A fundraiser dinner buffet and show featuring Stan Prinston and Robin Unger will be from 5 to 9 p.m. April 9 at Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd.
The event is a benefit for Standing Tall for Veterans' Fallen Soldier JRPTC Scholarship Fund.
Tickets are $20 and are available at the lodge. Special military pricing is available to all 2011 high school and college graduates.
For information or tickets, call (352) 596-2582.