July 4, 2022

NEW THIS WEEK Craft Council publicizes Spring Fling present

The Citrus County Craft Council publicizes its Spring Fling Arts and Crafts Present on Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to three p.m. on the Florida Nationwide Guard Armory in Crystal River.

There can be a big assortment of native distributors promoting their handmade items. The prizes that can be raffled off on the occasion will profit the Nature Coast Ministries.


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The Younger Marines could have hamburgers, sizzling canine, chips and soda on the market. Admission into this occasion is free.

Lecture Sequence: “Fishing Gear and a Downside for Pelicans”

The following assembly of the Nature Coast Lecture Sequence held by the Buddies of Crystal River Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Complicated, Inc. can be held at 6 p.m. on April 12 through Zoom.

This assembly will function Ann Paul, president of the Florida Ornithological Society, who can be giving a lecture titled “Fishing Gear and a Downside for Pelicans.” It can cowl matters surrounding the impact that fishing gear entanglement has on Brown Pelican populations and what might be achieved to repair these points.

The hyperlink to the Zoom assembly is: zoom.us/j/3935807027?pwd= eFRzYXdxdFhORDBaSlV4eDhxSWI3dz09

The assembly ID is 393 580 7027 and the passcode is 342957.

Museum to host Youngsters’ Scavenger Hunt

Attend the free Youngsters’ Scavenger Hunt within the Museum at 10 a.m., midday and a couple of p.m. April 16 on the Outdated Courthouse Heritage Museum, 1 Courthouse Sq. in Inverness.

Every group who embarks on a quest will want a pill or iPhone. Groups who end and win will obtain a trophy.

Groups should pre-register by April 13. To register, name 352-341-6428.

Attend an Easter egg hunt, spring pageant

On April 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., there can be a Spring Pageant and Egg Hunt occasion on the Hernando Church of the Nazarene, 2101 N. Florida Ave., Hernando.

There can be free meals, video games, prizes, face portray and an Easter egg hunt. Come out and have a good time Easter with the group.

Birdwatch at Fort Cooper State Park

Birdwatch with the Trekking on Thursdays group at 9 a.m. April 7 and Might 5 at Fort Cooper State Park, 3100 S. Outdated Floral Metropolis Street in Inverness.

The stroll is led by naturalist Dee Bolton. Attendees will attempt their hand at figuring out chook species and calls. Birders usually deliver a pocket book to report their sightings or add to their Life Record.

The park environment are outdated Florida at its most interesting and the trek alongside the paths are easy-going. Some trails are paved.

Deliver a pair of binoculars (extras accessible), closed-toed sneakers and a little bit of persistence, as spring birds might be elusive. Entrance to the park is $3 per car (as much as eight individuals), payable on the honor field situated on the ranger station or again gate. Precise money solely.

For extra info, name 352-726-0315 or electronic mail [email protected] DEP.gov.

Attend a chook stroll in Homosassa

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and Citrus County Audubon will host a chook stroll at 8 a.m. April 23 on the park’s Pepper Creek Path, 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. in Homosassa. Individuals ought to meet at 7:45 a.m. on the entrance to the park’s customer heart.

Skilled and novice birders are welcome. A birder from Citrus County Audubon will lead the stroll. The path is one in all 19 birding trails in Citrus County which might be a part of the west part of the Nice Florida Birding Path. Pepper Creek Path is totally accessible.

Pepper Creek Path is roughly 3/4 mile and follows alongside the park’s tram highway, connecting the customer heart on U.S. 19 and the West entrance on Fish Bowl Drive.

You probably have binoculars and a subject information, deliver them, however they don’t seem to be required. There isn’t a cost to take part within the chook stroll.

For extra info, go to citruscountyaudubon.org.

COMING UP, ONGOING Earth Day present at Rainbow Springs Artwork

Rainbow Springs Artwork in Dunnellon gallery is internet hosting an Earth Day artwork present April 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the gallery, 20804 W. Pennsylvania Ave.

Artists will show works with that remember the earth and conservation, comparable to landscapes and water scenes.

Nonmember artists are invited to take part. Desk sales space house is $20.

The gallery will donate the artist charges and a part of the cash it earns to the Rainbow River Conservation Group, whose mission is to guard and protect the river and its flood plains.

There can be a raffle to learn the gallery’s artwork scholarship, which is awarded to space graduating highschool college students excited by pursuing the inventive arts in school.

For details about the Earth Day artwork present, name the gallery at (352) 445-8547 or go to it Tuesday by means of Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can also go to its web site: www.rainbowsprings artwork.com.

Citrus County band on the depot

Taking the stage for a mixture of blues, jazz and good music can be BoeCat Anderson and the Cool Company Cats on the Dunnellon Depot on April 1. Doorways open at 5 p.m. with the efficiency being from 7-9 p.m. The Depot is situated at 12061 S. Williams St., north of the Withlacoochee River bridge.

The 30-year Citrus County based mostly band are proficient musicians made up of educators, CEO’s {and professional} musicians.

A $5 cowl price is requested. The Whistle Cease Café can be providing a menu of fried inexperienced tomatoes, Cubans, connoisseur grilled cheese sandwiches, veggie wraps and desserts. BYOB is allowed for drinks. Meals is served till 8 p.m. whereas provides final.

Proceeds from this occasion assist the Higher Dunnellon Historic Society keep the constructing and make plans to revive the caboose.

Present on the Valerie Theater

The Valerie Theater can be internet hosting a reside efficiency by Jo Jo Jones and Jay Jernigan from 7-9 p.m. on April 1 and a couple of.

Tickets are $12-$15 and accessible for buy beforehand at: tix.com/ticket– gross sales/valerietheatre/5008.

There can be beer and wine accessible on the occasion. The theater is situated at 207 Courthouse Sq., Inverness.

Go to exhibit on the Courthouse Museum

The latest rotating exhibit on the Outdated Courthouse Heritage Museum in Inverness options the return of ArtOasis, a proficient group of native artists who use poetry and literature to encourage their work.

Opening to the general public on April 2 by means of Might 28 is the rotating exhibit “Of Poems and Items: Haiku Artwork to Open Your Coronary heart.” It can showcase quite a lot of creative mediums impressed by the straightforward but lovely Japanese poetry kind, haiku.

Meet the artists themselves at a particular opening reception to be held on April 2 from 4-7 p.m. on the museum. The reception is free and open to the general public.

ArtOasis and the Outdated Courthouse Heritage Museum may also host a particular household exercise for the museum’s new “Youngsters Nook and Crafternoons” program on Might 7 from 1-3 p.m. These wonderful native artists will lead youngsters in a poetry-writing exercise after which create paper lilies. Pre-register for this free program on-line at cccourthouse.org or by calling 352-341-6428.

Museum to host household sport night time

The Outdated Courthouse Heritage Museum presents a free Household Board Sport Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 2 on the museum, 1 Courthouse Sq. in Inverness.

Households could have the possibility to see the museum reveals downstairs, then be part of museum employees and volunteers within the historic courtroom to play Citrusopoly, Ticket to Experience, checkers and chess. For extra info, go to cccourthouse.org.

IR-RU annual fundraiser for Crest

The IR-RU Household Social Membership can be having their seventh annual Profit for Autism Consciousness on April 3.

There can be native bands for this occasion.

The schedule is: 1 p.m. Silverback Rock and Roll; 2 p.m. Jo Jo and the Jenerators; 3 p.m. Bootlegger; 4 p.m. Dangerous Luck Penny; 5 p.m. Soggy Backside; and 6 p.m. Dangerous Kitty.

Meals plates can be accessible for $5. Raffles can be held all through the afternoon, together with a 50/50 and a 65” Samsung TV. The TV raffle can be at 7 p.m.

The IR-RU Household Social Membership is situated at 922 S. US 41, Inverness. For extra info, name 352-637-5118.

Bike the Loop Day free occasion

Cyclists of all ranges can get pleasure from exploring the Seven Mile Loop Path throughout Bike the Loop Day on the Crystal River Protect State Park on April 9. Riders might begin their rides at any time throughout the day, however all providers will finish at 2 p.m.

This free occasion begins on the park headquarters the place parking, restrooms and water can be found. Individuals are inspired to deliver their very own water and snacks. Cyclists will pedal a mile on pavement earlier than arriving on the trailhead. The full distance can be 9.25 miles.

The one restroom is firstly and end level on the park headquarters, 3266 N. Sailboat Ave., Crystal River.

Gravel bikes, seaside cruisers, and mountain bikes are all good for this journey. Helmets are strongly beneficial and required by regulation for all riders youthful than 16.

Donations to the Buddies of the Crystal River State Parks can be appreciated, however no registration or price is required.

Attend the twenty second annual Huge Chicken R/C Fly-In

The twenty second annual Huge Chicken R/C Fly-In, sponsored by the Tri-County R/C Membership sanctioned by the Academy of Mannequin Aeronautics, can be held from 8 a.m. to midday on April 9 at Rainbow R/C Park, 12175 S. Bridges Rd., Dunnellon. The sphere is east of Dunnellon on County Street 484 to Bridges Rd., then simply comply with the indicators.

Pilot registration opens at 8 a.m. with a pilot assembly at 8:30 a.m. Rainbow Cafe can be open with sizzling canine, hamburgers and drinks accessible.

There can be a touchdown price of $5. Electrical, nitro and gasoline engines are welcome with a minimal 60 inch wingspan. No fueled generators. A present 2022 AMA card is required. Spectators are welcome.

That is an outside occasion. Nevertheless, as a consequence of COVID-19, social distancing and adherence to CDC tips is beneficial.

For extra info, contact Bruce Richardson, contest director, at [email protected] or name 352-425-9976.

Wildlife park plans Egg-stravaganza on April 16

The Buddies of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park can be internet hosting a Spring EGG-stravaganza beginning at 8 a.m. on April 16 within the subject behind the principle entrance and Customer Heart of Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd.

Tons of of eggs can be accessible for kids to search out. Every age group could have gold and silver eggs, awarding the finder a particular prize. Arrive early and go to with the Easter Bunny, deliver a basket and create lasting reminiscences.

There isn’t a cost to take part within the Spring EGG-stravaganza. Common park admission applies for entrance into the Wildlife Park.

For extra info, name the park workplace at 352-628-5343. For extra info on actions in Florida’s State Parks, go to floridastateparks.org.

Attend a live performance: ‘A Gentle within the Darkness’

The Citrus Group Live performance Choir presents their spring live performance, “A Gentle within the Darkness,” at 2 p.m. April 9 at Religion Lutheran Church, 935 S. Crystal Glen Drive in Lecanto, and three p.m. April 10 on the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness, 206 Washington Ave.

The live performance options songs about love, loss, mild and hope to consolation, encourage and uplift. Songs embody a brand new association of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,” “Metropolis of Stars” from the “La La Land” movie and “Lullabye” by Billy Joel.

The live performance may also function a string quartet and pianist Sally Smith-Adams. The live performance’s centerpiece is a contemporary requiem in English, written in 2018 by Michael John Trotta. This eight- motion work makes use of poetry and scripture to convey the deep emotions one experiences on the lack of a liked one.

Tickets are $10 and college students are admitted free. Proceeds go to fund the choir’s scholarship program. For extra info, go to citruschoir.com.

Bobby Palermo live performance at Methodist church

The Arts Council of Homosassa First United Methodist Church will current Bobby Palermo’s Christian Live performance on April 3 starting at 3 p.m. on the church.

Palermo, a Vietnam veteran, has been a headliner within the famend Las Vegas present “Legends in Live performance” for a few years, performing a tribute to Neil Diamond all through the USA and lots of different international locations. He has been a favourite performer for Citrus County audiences.

This live performance is free; a love providing can be accepted. For extra about upcoming performances at Homosassa First United Methodist Church, go to on-line at www.1umc.org.

Nature Coast Carving Membership to have sale

The Nature Coast Carving Membership could have a sale at 9 a.m. Might 7 at 6228 E. Gospel Island Street in Inverness.

The present is $2 per particular person and funds from all items offered will stay within the craftsman’s pocket. The kind of artwork covers your complete spectrum of wooden craftsmanship.

The membership’s mission is to get pleasure from and be taught a brand new passion that comes from historical roots. It started in Inverness in 1989. At one time, that they had greater than 150 energetic members. Due to the pandemic and the passing of older members, they now have 60 members that meet 4 instances per week all through the county.

All periods are free to members and membership is $15 per yr. There isn’t a age requirement to affix and the membership has members from Citrus, Marion, Hernando, Sumter, and Lake Counties. Roughly 50 % of the membership are girls. For companions who want to be part of, the second membership is $5.

For extra info, go to naturecoastcarvingclub.com.

River Riders to carry annual fundraiser

The River Riders Chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Affiliation (CMA) will be part of with motorcyclists from everywhere in the world to journey on their annual fundraiser day, Run for the Son, which raises hundreds of thousands of {dollars} to offer transportation, provides, and video assets for missionary pastors everywhere in the world.

The journey will start with a free pancake breakfast at 9 a.m. on Might 7 at Crystal Harley-Davidson, 1147 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. Registration for the fundraiser is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

A bunch journey will go away at 10:15 a.m. and journey to Otter Springs Park and Campground the place riders from throughout northwest Florida will converge totally free lunch, bike video games, reside leisure by Remnants Altar, door prizes, silent public sale and alternatives to donate.

For extra info, contact Mickie O’Donnell, president, at 457-228-3736 or electronic mail [email protected]

Museum to host household sport night time

The Outdated Courthouse Heritage Museum presents a free Household Board Sport Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 2 on the museum, 1 Courthouse Sq. in Inverness.

Households could have the possibility to see the museum reveals downstairs, then be part of museum employees and volunteers within the historic courtroom to play Citrusopoly, Ticket to Experience, checkers and chess.

For extra info, go to cccourthouse.org.

Presentation: ‘Chucochatti, Battle on the Purple City, 1836’

The Outdated Courthouse Heritage Museum will host a “Espresso and Conversations” speaker at 7 p.m. April 7 on the museum, 1 Courthouse Sq. in Inverness. Occasions give attention to historic components of Florida’s cultural heritage.

Speaker Sean Norman presents “Chucochatti, Battle on the Purple City, 1836.” Norman is assistant director of Gulf Archaeology Analysis Institute (GARI) and specializes within the geoarchaeology of coupled human-natural ecosystems in coastal environments.

His presentation discusses the latest historic and archaeological investigations carried out by GARI to doc proof of the villages of Chucochatti and the U.S. navy actions within the area. Established in 1767, Chucochatti was among the many oldest Seminole villages situated in central Florida.

Packages are free and open to the general public. Gentle refreshments can be served. Company can be part of in-person on the museum or watch on YouTube by looking out “Outdated Courthouse Heritage Museum.” Name 352-341-6428 or enroll at cccourthouse.org.

World’s Best Child Bathe in April

The 2022 World’s Best Child Bathe is developing April 28 at Cornerstone Church, 1100 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness.

The free occasion is open to all expectant mother and father and fogeys of youngsters youthful than 12 months outdated. Select one in all two periods: 2-4 p.m. or 5-7 p.m.

Actions will embody a scavenger hunt, reveals, video games, door prizes and loads of info.

For extra info, go to http://bit.ly/2022citrus.

Attend an evening of music on the museum

The Outdated Courthouse Heritage Museum is a historic gem on the coronary heart of Downtown Inverness. The proud construction has stood for greater than 100 years.

Tickets for the 2022 Music on the Museum Live performance Sequence, hosted on the Outdated Courthouse Museum, 1 Courthouse Sq. in Inverness, are actually accessible. Doorways open at 6 p.m. and exhibits begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 per particular person and embody after-hours entry to the museum’s reveals, appetizers and open seating. A money bar is obtainable, which helps help fundraising efforts.

Craig Singleton and the Huge Metropolis Band will take the stage April 21.

For extra info, name 352-341-6428 or electronic mail [email protected]

Valerie Gamers looking for members

A group theater group is planning a collection of performs on the Valerie Theater in Inverness.

Creative Director Patrick Erhardt mentioned the Valerie Gamers wants performers, administrators and other people to work behind the scenes.

The remaining season will embody: “Psychic,” April 22-24, 2022; and “On Golden Pond,” June 17-19, 2022. The theater additionally will sponsor a 10-Minute Playwriting Pageant, and the profitable works can be produced Sept. 16-18, 2022.

For info, contact Erhardt at: [email protected]

Hernando Ukulele Jam to fulfill

The weekly Hernando Ukulele Jam meets at 11 a.m. for intermediates and midday for learners each Tuesday on the Historic Hernando College on the intersection of U.S. 41 and County Street 486. The occasion is free and open to everybody.

Attendees ought to deliver their favourite ukulele and a music stand if they’ve one.

For extra info, name 352-566-2328.

Acoustic music jam on the library

The Nature Coast Dulcimer Gamers host an acoustic music jam from 3 to five p.m. most Mondays on the Central Ridge Library group room, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd. in Beverly Hills.

A newbie group meets from 2 to three p.m. in the identical location.

Adults of all ranges are welcome to affix. For extra info, name 352-746-6622.

Take a look at your mind at trivia nights

Persevering with in 2021, Citrus County Parks and Recreation could have free digital trivia nights at 6:30 p.m. the primary and third Mondays of every month, excluding holidays.

Take a look at your mind in opposition to the brightest minds of Citrus County. Pre-register no less than 24 hours previous to the occasion at apm.activecommunities.com/citruscountyparks to obtain the video chat trivia hyperlinks.

For extra info, name 352-527-7540.

Socialize at Café Break!

Among the many wellness packages supplied by Buddies of Citrus and the Nature Coast at its Wings Grief Heart, 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane (gold constructing on proper) in Homosassa Springs is Café Break!

At Café Break! Anybody grieving or lonely can discover a protected place to socialize with others, work puzzles, play video games or chat over a cup of espresso and snacks for 2-1/2 hours beginning at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and at 9 a.m. Thursdays.

For extra info or to affix this program that follows CDC tips, name 352-249-1470.

Group heart open mic nights

Citrus County Parks and Recreation presents open mic nights from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. the final Wednesday month-to-month on the Citrus Springs Group Heart at 1570 W. Citrus Springs Blvd. at Citrus Springs.

Vocalists, musicians, poets and comedians are welcome at this all-ages occasion. No profanity is allowed.

Social distancing tips can be adopted. Masks can be required to enter the constructing, however not by performers throughout stage time.

For extra info, name 352-527-7540.

Be part of the Ladies’s Mahjongg Membership

A Ladies’s Mahjongg Membership is forming for residents of Sugarmill Woods. The model that can be performed is the Wright-Patterson (not the American model).

They’ll meet each Wednesday at a resident’s dwelling. For info, contact Maria at [email protected]

Be part of the Floral Metropolis Crafters

The Floral Metropolis Crafters meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays on the Floral Metropolis Baptist Church, 8545 Magnolia St.

The crafters are a bunch of knitters, crocheters, quilters, jewellery makers and extra who share their love of crafts and spend time collectively. Attendees can deliver their crafts or be taught a brand new one.

There’s a $2 price for every weekly assembly. For questions, name 352-637-5423 or 352-726-5658.

Meet, learn with the Sunshine Poets

Be part of the Sunshine Poets’ month-to-month assembly and poetry studying at 10 a.m. on the final Thursday of every month on the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills.

Attendees are welcome to deliver poems to share, or simply hear. If you need the members to critique your poems, deliver a number of copies on which they will write recommendations. Attendees are additionally welcome to affix the group afterward for lunch at a neighborhood restaurant.

Further particulars can be found on the Sunshine Poets Fb web page. For questions, contact Cheri Herald, Sunshine Poets president, at [email protected]

Senior program hosts free ukulele courses

The Hernando Space Senior Program is internet hosting free ukulele courses with Pleasure Wilson at midday on Tuesdays at 2415 N. Florida Ave. in Hernando. All talent ranges are welcome.

Attendees should adjust to COVID-19 tips and masks are necessary. Attributable to restricted house, contributors ought to name forward to make a reservation. For extra details about these actions, name 352-527-5484.

Citrus Bridge Membership resumes in-person play

After virtually two years of taking part in bridge on-line, Citrus Bridge Membership has resumed taking part in face-to-face video games at 1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday within the Tree High Plaza, 1647 W. Gulf-to-Lake Freeway in Lecanto.

As a bonus, Ruby Life Grasp Mike Swartz now gives a collection of newbie classes from 2 to three:30 p.m. Thursdays. Whereas geared towards the newbie participant, present bridge gamers may also discover Swartz’s classes are a great refresher.

In an effort to maintain all contributors protected, proof of vaccination can be required for the common video games and for Swartz’s classes. Masks are beneficial however elective.

For extra info or to enroll, contact Swartz at 352-212-5529 or [email protected]

Inverness Bridge Membership gives free membership

A restricted variety of gamers can be part of Inverness Bridge Membership free to play both duplicate or occasion/rubber bridge at midday, Mondays and Fridays. The membership performs a pleasant sport that’s not sanctioned by the ACBL that usually lasts between 2.5 and three hours. For info, electronic mail [email protected] Present your identify, most well-liked instances and methods to achieve you.

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