nonprofits, apply for food, shelter funds
The United Way of Hernando County is accepting applications from nonprofit agencies for funding to supplement emergency food and shelter programs under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. The application deadline is Thursday. To qualify for funding, agencies must be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government; have an accounting system; practice nondiscrimination; demonstrate the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs; and, if a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Call the United Way of Hernando County at (352) 688-2026.
Volunteers needed in visitor center
The Hernando County Tourism Bureau is recruiting volunteers to help in the Visitor Information Center. The first training meeting will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Quality Inn and Suites, 30307 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor West. Volunteers are needed to work at least one Saturday a month as well as during the week at the center, which is inside the Quality Inn. For information or to RSVP, call Carole at (352) 754-4405.
Help promote community clinic
The newly formed Friends of the Crescent Community Clinic needs volunteers to help promote community awareness and support for the clinic. An informational meeting will be 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 adults who do not have insurance. The Brooksville clinic is at 656 S Broad St. The Spring Hill clinic, at 5244 Commercial Way, is expected to open later this spring. Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (352) 650-9006.
Prepare an entree for the needy
People Helping People of Hernando serves free meals to people in need from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sundays at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. This is an interfaith nonprofit organization and is in need of volunteers and donations. Groups are encouraged to help by preparing the entree at one of the dinners. PHP also provides free clothing, groceries and resource materials to those in need. Call (352) 686-4466. Checks may be mailed to: People Helping People, P.O. Box 6182, Spring Hill, FL 34611.
VFW Men's Auxiliary breakfast: 9-11:30 a.m., VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. $6. (352) 596-9236.
Sertoma Spring Bluegrass Festival: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Spring Lake. $12 adults; $3 ages 12-16. (352) 754-3082.
Festival of Orchids sale: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., SNPJ Lodge/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. $2 admission. (352) 597-3736.
Nature Coast Festival Singers spring concert: 3 p.m., Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. An offering will be collected. (352) 597-2235.
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