• 'Southern Comforts'

    Special to the Chronicle

    A touching comedy about a December-December

    romance opens next week at the Art Center Theatre in Citrus Hills.

    “Southern Comforts” features a crusty New Jersey widower who meets a pert and cheerful Tennessee woman when she drops by his home asking for a donation for a church. A thunderstorm forces them to spend time together, and they find mutual attraction.

  • Disco Night to benefit Cayla’s Coats efforts

    Get down and boogie the night away during Cayla’s Coats Disco Night on Saturday, April 29, at the Chet Cole Life Enrichment Center in Crystal River. 

    Cayla’s Coats is a nonprofit organization that grew out of a tragedy when 20-month-old Cayla Barnes drowned on a hot July afternoon in Citrus County in 2010. 

  • String quartet onstage at the Valerie

    The Valerie Cultural Theatre will host its final live show of the season with The Valerie String Quartet on Saturday, April 29. 

    The quartet is comprised of members of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the Brevard Symphony with two violins, a viola and cello, all on one stage to present its classical music series.

  • Blessings, babies, bait ...

    World’s Greatest Baby Shower is April 18

    From proper burping to diaper changing, raising a baby takes a lot of work with little instruction. 

    But instead of a manual, expectant mothers and fathers can get all the information about raising babies in the 2010s at the World’s Greatest Baby Shower in just a few days. 

  • Nature Coast Community Band on the road

    Special to the Chronicle

    The Nature Coast Community Band (NCCB) under the direction of Cindy Hazzard has been selected to perform at the 2017 National Association of Concert Bands (ACB) Convention being held in Fort Lauderdale May 3-7.  

  • Banding together for bluegrass

    Special to the Chronicle

    An armadillo and a chicken jamming to bluegrass music? “I’ve seen it all,” laughed Lucy Payson,

    master of ceremonies for the upcoming sixth annual Music in the Park Bluegrass Festival, April 22 at Fort Cooper State Park in Inverness.

  • Art Talk 4/7/2017: It’s season ticket time at Art Center Theatre

    By Sharon Harris

  • Play it by Ear 4/7/2017: Want music? Here’s a shower of April choices

    By Jim Davis

  • Joe Dube: Leaving a legacy

    Rochelle Kaiser

    For the Chronicle

    For the past five years, Joe Dube has served as president of the Friends of the Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park. His vision for the park has been seen by millions of visitors over the years and will continue indefinitely.

    His journey began long before he began serving as president. It all began with volunteering at the park, where he met Ginny Svoboda, a longtime volunteer. 

  • Citrus Watercolor Society 3/31/2017: Storied artist to speak to watercolor club

    By Norm Freyer

    At the April 7 meeting of the Citrus Watercolor Society, Inverness artist Barbara Kerr will be the demonstrator.

    Barbara has lived in Citrus County for 19 years after relocating from Annapolis, Maryland. She graduated with second honors from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She retired from a 24-year career in the Department of Defense in Maryland and 14 years of teaching intermediate watercolor classes at The Art Center of Citrus County.