• Arts, crafts -- and crabs

    Julie Gorham

  • Jammin’ good time at Stone Crab Jam

    CRYSTAL RIVER — Time to start crackin’ for charity at the 9th annual Stone Crab Jam in downtown Crystal River on Saturday.
    Gates open at 2:30 p.m. and close at 11 p.m.  
    Proceeds from the annual events go directly back to the local community through the Kings Bay Rotary charities, including One Rake at a Time, a service project that removes Lyngbya algae from the King’s Bay area.
    General admission is $8 and includes access to food vendors, drinks and live music.

  • Homosassa Arts, Crafts & Seafood Festival coming

    Rochelle Kaiser
    Final preparations are being made for the 42nd Annual Homosassa Arts, Crafts & Seafood Festival on Saturday, Nov. 12, and Sunday, Nov. 13, in Old Homosassa. Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. next Sunday.
    “All the signs have gone out. We placed them all over the county,” said Jake Jacobs, civic club director and festival volunteer.

  • Seasonal sounds take center stage

    Jim Davis
    Play it by ear
    A cornucopia of musical delights take place this November as we pivot into full-blown fall.
    Resuming its venue for the 13th season, Woodview Coffee House starts the month with Local Harmony as the featured group tonight. Woodview Coffee House is located at 2628 Woodview Lane (Unity of Citrus) in Lecanto.

  • Art, photography, and new play at Art Center

    Sharon Harris
    Art talk

  • Inverness artist Kim Shields to feature at November Watercolor Society meeting

    Norm Freyer
    Watercolor society

  • Rev your engines for Inverness Grand Prix

    Time to rev your engines for the Sixth Annual Inverness Grand Prix Motorsport Festival.
    The streets of downtown Inverness will be transformed into a custom track for kart racers for the event, sanctioned by the World Karting Association.
    Karts speed up to 72 mph around the city on a track created by the Affordable Karting Club using airport barriers and over 400 hay bales for safety.

  • Yeehaw — it’s rodeo time

    Slap on your chaps, pull on those boots and cowboy-up for the rodeo.
    The 21st annual Citrus Stampede Rodeo comes to town Nov. 18 and 19 with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. and the competition starting at 8 p.m.
    The two-day event, at the Citrus County Fairgrounds in Inverness, is sponsored by the Citrus County 4-H Foundation with all proceeds going toward funding local 4-H groups in support of programs and scholarships.

  • ‘Old Florida’ to shine at 35th fest Nov. 19-20

    Take a step into Old Florida by venturing to the 35th annual Yankeetown Art, Crafts & Seafood Festival, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20.
    The Inglis-Yankeetown Lions Club hosts the event, with all net proceeds benefiting charitable causes.
    The festival is a highlight for Yankeetown, bringing arts, crafts, food and  more to Riverside Drive, with its Old Florida charm.

  • Take trip back in time: Floral City Heritage Days Dec. 2-3

    Julie Gorham
    Staff writer
    Step back into days gone gone by during the annual Floral City Heritage Days the first weekend of December.
    Floral City Heritage Council volunteers annually hold the celebration of the early days of Floral City by dressing in traditional attire from the 1890s and acting as guides during historical home tours and at the museum/country store.
    All in the community is invited to see the transformation of the community on Friday, Dec. 2, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to