Friday, May 25, 2018
Events

Music, comedy show to raise money for Crescent clinic

SPRING HILL — As the summertime humidity and thunderstorms continue, what better time for an evening indoors listening to great music and comedy — especially for a great cause?

Though a limited number of tickets remain, "A Casual Evening of Music and Comedy" will take place Saturday evening at the Lake House in Spring Hill. Guests will be treated to the jazz sounds of guitarist Tim Glover, a show by Orlando comedian and entertainer Ron Feingold, and dancing to music provided by Big Daddy DJ.

"We've done other fundraisers for the (Crescent Community Clinic)," event organizer Bev Reso said. "But we really wanted to do something a little different this time."

Reso said guests will be pleasantly surprised by the entertainment.

"Tim Glover is unbelievably talented," she said. "We had him for (another benefit), and he was phenomenal. We really wanted him back."

Glover is the reason she wanted music at the event, Reso said. And the decision to add comedy was because it's something that's not offered much in Hernando County.

Feingold's show offers a blend of traditional stand-up comedy and a cappella music, and he is an accomplished impressionist. He has been performing since the 1990s in casinos, comedy clubs, colleges, cruise ships and other venues throughout the United States. He has opened for concerts by artists such as Loverboy, Grand Funk Railroad and REO Speedwagon.

"We don't have a lot of comedy shows," Reso said, "so we thought this would be different and fun."

Proceeds from the show will go toward supplies and upgrades to the dental services offered at the Crescent clinic, where Reso volunteers as the dental coordinator.

The nonprofit clinic, located in Winchester Plaza in Spring Hill, provides medical, dental and mental health services to uninsured adults ages 18 to 64 who meet federal poverty guidelines.

Reso said the dental area, which sees more than 100 patients a month, is constantly in need of supplies, such as suction tips, sutures, cold packs and sewing materials.

"With this event, we wanted to do something to help with the dental instead of pulling funds from the (medical) clinic," she said.

Reso also hopes the event will give a little exposure to those who are not familiar with the clinic.

The facility is run solely by volunteers, including doctors, dentists, technicians, nurses and other professionals.

"It's amazing how there are still a lot of people who have never heard of (Crescent) and don't realize how much good it does," she said. "There really are some great people there."

Comments
Veterans get in free at Busch Gardens, SeaWorld and more with Memorial Day deals

Veterans get in free at Busch Gardens, SeaWorld and more with Memorial Day deals

Memorial Day is a time to say "thank you" to our veterans. The following is a list of free offers for them to enjoy. Some even last all summer.• Busch Gardens and SeaWorld are offering U.S. veterans and up to three guests get free admission to the th...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Professional wrestlers are telling their stories through comic books

Professional wrestlers are telling their stories through comic books

Due to its salacious scripted story lines mixed with choreographed violence, professional wrestling is often referred to as a kind of soap opera. But Palm Harbor’s John Crowther sees it differently. Professional wrestling, he said, is a comic book st...
Published: 05/25/18
Hooper: More than a restaurant, Lee Roy Selmon’s was a meeting place

Hooper: More than a restaurant, Lee Roy Selmon’s was a meeting place

It’s where former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Doug Williams had lunch with current Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston.It’s where University of South Florida fans often gathered to watch the program’s biggest road games.It’s where folks showed up in...
Published: 05/24/18
Ballet Nacional de Cuba stuns with a spectacular ‘Giselle’

Ballet Nacional de Cuba stuns with a spectacular ‘Giselle’

TAMPA — The Ballet Nacional de Cuba performed Giselle, its signature ballet, on Wednesday at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. Fifty-four dancers charmed a packed house, culminating in about two hours an effort that took more tha...
Published: 05/24/18
Bar review: Things are hopping at new Swan Brewing in Lakeland

Bar review: Things are hopping at new Swan Brewing in Lakeland

Lakeland’s a little out of the way, but I’m always eager to check out the bar scene there when passing through or attending an event. Every place I’ve visited just seems so pleasant.I regret missing the boat on the city’s first brewery, Lakeland Brew...
Published: 05/24/18
tbt* local craft beer of the week: Dark Harbor Mocha Stout, Sea Drift Ales & Lagers

tbt* local craft beer of the week: Dark Harbor Mocha Stout, Sea Drift Ales & Lagers

The saga of Barley Mow Brewing Company and its eventual offshoot/successor Sea Drift Ales & Lagers is a complicated one. The most interesting part is how the latter came to be as a result of brewery-distributor tensions, in which Barley Mow pulled an...
Published: 05/24/18
Review: Family matters in David Sedaris’ ‘Calypso’

Review: Family matters in David Sedaris’ ‘Calypso’

David Sedaris gets right to the point in the opening of the first essay in his new book, Calypso: "Though there’s an industry built on telling you otherwise, there are few real joys to middle age. The only perk I can see is that, with luck, you’ll ac...
Published: 05/24/18
Review: Strait-laced writer Michael Pollan explores psychedelics, and leaves the door of perception ajar

Review: Strait-laced writer Michael Pollan explores psychedelics, and leaves the door of perception ajar

Microdosing is hot. If you haven’t heard — but you probably have, from reports of its use at Silicon Valley workplaces, from Ayelet Waldman’s memoir A Really Good Day, from dozens of news stories — to microdose is to take small amounts of LSD, which ...
Published: 05/24/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay on May 25

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on May 25

Redneck Riviera Whiskey Tasting: Country hitmaker John Rich, of Big and Rich, will be at Gaspar’s to host a tasting and bottle signing of his Redneck Riviera Whiskey. A percentage of sales will go to Folds of Honor, which provides scholarships to chi...
Published: 05/24/18
9 things to do indoors on this rainy Memorial Day weekend

9 things to do indoors on this rainy Memorial Day weekend

It’s hard not to think of the Forrest Gump line: "One day it started raining, and it didn’t quit for four months." If you are looking for something to do while the current deluge continues, we have some suggestions. There are obvious choices, like ma...
Published: 05/24/18