County briefs 7/22/14

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By The Staff

­Workshop series for women set

Citrus County Extension Services invites women to attend a five-session workshop series “Women and Money: Unique Issues” that runs from 6 to 8 p.m. starting Thursday, Sept. 4. The workshops will explore the impact of life changes on an individual’s economic status and how to plan appropriately for future financial well-being.

According to workshop organizers, women are generally less financially secure throughout their lifetime, are more likely to be widowed or divorced and have less retirement income.

The classes will be at the Extension Services Office, 3650 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto. Pre-registration is required with a one-time fee of $15. For registration and questions, contact Sarah Ellis at 352-527-5700 or ellissm@ufl.edu.


Voter registration deadline nears

The deadline to register to be eligible to vote in the upcoming primary election or change your party affiliation is Monday, July 28. Voter registration applications are available at the Inverness and Crystal River Supervisor of Elections Offices, local government agencies, libraries, post offices, Citrus County Walgreens stores and online at www.votecitrus.com. The 2014 primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 26.

Call the Supervisor of Elections Office in Inverness at 352-341-6740 or Crystal River at 352-564-7120. 


Event offers free clothing, toys

There will be a “Freebees” event offered to the public from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at the Homosassa Civic Center behind the Learning Center (old firehouse).

Freebees provides clothing, housewares, bedding, toys, shoes, books and other items free to help the local community. These items are collected year round for the betterment of the local citizens. 


RSVP workshop for phone support

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will have a Telephone Reassurance Program workshop, which is focused on regular intervals of contact by telephone with shut-in seniors. 

Those wishing to learn about this volunteer opportunity to serve seniors in need should attend the workshop, starting at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at the Central Ridge Community Center in Beverly Hills. Light refreshments will be served. 

To reserve a seat, call the Nature Coast Volunteer Center at 352-249-1275.