• Highwayman lends support

    R.L. Lewis Jr. is among a handful of surviving artists known as the Florida Highwaymen, with the African-American artists known for their vivid paintings capturing tranquil scenes from the Florida of the 1950s-80s. 

  • Heave to for the King’s Bay Pirate Festival on Saturday

    The city of Crystal River will fall captive to pirates from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. From King’s Bay Park to Heritage Village, a bounty of fun, food and drink will await all who venture to town.

    The King’s Bay Pirate Festival will include more than 100 vendors. There will be treasure hunts, educational exhibits and shows for children, zip line rides for the adventurous, and a costume contest for those who dare become pirates for a day.

  • Best Bets 5/20/16

    Friday, May 20

    Lighthearted photo talk

  • Pirates to invade Crystal River


  • Manliness to abound at fairgrounds

    Julie Gorham 

  • Rock the Park — Sound Clash tonight in Inverness

    It’s time to celebrate summer at Rock the Park tonight from 5 to 9 p.m at Liberty Park for Citrus County Schools. This event is designed especially for students from 12 to 18 years old.

    Sound Clash will be a battle between DJ Trae Vance and DJ Redbeard to see who gets the crowd the loudest. Get ready for a night of clean fun with dance contests, food trucks, a Rip-Roarin’ Game Rig, a mobile video truck, face painting and photo booth. 

  • Memorial Day weekend events

    Friday, May 27

    Post, Hospice to host event

    The public is invited to attend a Memorial Day celebration on Friday, May 27, at the HPH Hospice Center, 2939 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway. The event is to be sponsored by HPH Hospice and American Legion Post 166.

    The program will start at 10 a.m. and at the close of the program, everyone is invited to stay for a pancake breakfast.

  • Creative freehand art

    Hidden among the trees in northern Citrus County is the Citrus Springs Memorial Library and on the second Thursday of every month the ladies of The Creative Calligraphers of Citrus Springs meet in the Genealogy Room.

    The club meets from 12:30 to 3 p.m., focusing on a specific theme, creating unique designs with graceful strokes.

  • ‘Symphonic Pops’ coming to Citrus

    Two May afternoons will echo with “Symphonic Pops” when the Nature Coast Community Band presents two free concerts, the first at the Citrus Springs Community Center on Saturday, May 14, and the second at Cornerstone Baptist Church on Sunday, May 15. Both concerts begin at 2:30 p.m.

  • Wetlands & Wildflowers

    Susan Strawbridge: Special to the Chronicle

    Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be highlighting “Wetlands and Wildflowers” during the month of May when wildflowers are springing up all along our roadsides and in our fields. Exhibits will be on display in the park’s Visitor Center and in the Discovery Center on this theme.