Peter Alden returns as Elvis at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, to the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum, 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, in “Remembering Elvis.”
If you have not seen Peter Alden as Elvis, and his band the Corvairs, you have been missing out and now you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Follow your dreams at an evening concert of Elvis songs and magic in the historic courtroom where Elvis starred in the movie “Follow That Dream!” You may have seen a lot of Elvis tribute artists lately, but more than likely, not in a venue in west-central Florida where Elvis actually stood.
Tickets for the online show are $10. For more information, call 352-341-6428 or go online to purchase at https://cchistoricalsocietyshop.com.
Make a Difference
If you are looking for a good excuse to get outside — safely — for some fresh air and exercise, how about making a difference while you do it?
The Nature Coast Volunteer Center’s Retired & Senior Volunteer Program and the Friends of NCVC will host a Make a Difference Day project on Saturday, Oct. 24. Volunteers will gather to enhance the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness by cleaning the grounds and cleaning headstones from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
This project, in partnership with the Citrus County Historical Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), is intended to improve the community in which we live.
The public is invited to participate, but registration is required. To register, call the Nature Coast Volunteer Center at 352-527-5959.
‘Toys’ in the park
Citrus County Parks and Recreation will be presenting a Drive In Movie in the Park on Friday, Sept. 25, at the Soccer Field parking lot of the Homosassa Area Recreational Park.
Bring the family to enjoy the family movie “Toy Story 4.”
The movie starts at sunset, approximately 6:45 p.m., and will end around 8:30 p.m.
All interested parties will have to register their vehicle at apm.activecommunities.com/citruscountyparks.
Please have only one person per vehicle register. There are 50 spaces available with social distancing per CDC guidelines.
Bring your own snacks and beverages. There will be no vendors or food available for purchase.
For more information, please call the Parks and Recreation administration office at 352-527-7540.
Home, outdoor show
The Chronicle’s annual Fall Home & Outdoor Show will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at The Depot at Liberty Park in Inverness. The free outdoor event features vendors, exhibits, classes and demonstrations, prizes and more
For more information and vendor opportunities call 352-563-6363.
Only the cleverest witches and wizards will be able to solve the mystery of the Very Magical Escape Room at Homosassa Public Library in time to stop a new Dark Lord from rising.
With plenty of fantastical creatures and magical puzzles to delight and stupefy, you’ll have one hour to prove yourself. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
The escape is free but registration is required. Please register with the online calendar, in person, or by calling 352-628-5626.
Dates for the escape room are Oct. 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Times will be scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For the health and safety of players, the hour you reserve is yours alone, so make sure to bring some friends and family along to help you solve the mystery. All magical objects will be charmed with a clean spell between sessions.
The Sandhill Crane Chapter of the Embroidier’s Guild of America will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. The September program will be bead embellishment; this is a continuation of the class that was started in September.
Masks are required. No lunch or drinks allowed at this time. All are welcome.
EGA is open to any one who is interested in stitching, from beginners to those who have been stitching for years. For more information, call 352-596-1415.
The 2020 Homosassa Arts, Crafts and Seafood Festival has been canceled. The November festival, hosted by the Homosassa Civic Club, annually features an array of arts, crafts, entertainment and seafood in Old Homosassa. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/SassaSeafoodFestival.
Due to the coronavirus, Voices for Children made the determination to cancel their annual Quarter Auction and Dinner to raise funds and awareness for children in state custody due to alleged abuse or neglect.
In lieu of purchasing a ticket for this year’s event, donations can be made to support the children. Visit www.voices4childrenfl.org or mail donations to: Voices for Children, P.O. Box 4062, Ocala, FL 34478.
The Herbstfest, hosted by the German American Social Club annually in November, has been canceled. The club has also canceled meetings for the months of September and October due to COVID-19.
The club will act appropriately with planning future meetings and events, all with the utmost concern for the health and well being of members. For more information, contact Sigi Strak at 352-854-9616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the uncertainties regarding the COVID-19 situation, the January concert at Homosassa First United Methodist Church has been canceled. As of now, the remaining concerts of the Music Series are still scheduled. Gospel pianist Timothy Noble will be featured Feb. 27. To end this season, the “Neil Diamond of the South,” Bobby Palermo, will take the stage March 7. Ticketing information will be forthcoming.
The Dunnellon Concert Series at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church has been canceled for the fall quarter. Plans will be made to start up again in January 2021 and further details will be posted as soon as available.
The Friends of the Citrus County Library System annual Fall Mega Book Sale scheduled for October 2020 has been canceled. Proceeds from these semi-annual fundraisers benefit Central Ridge, Coastal Region, Floral City and Lakes Region libraries and the Citrus County Library System. For more information call 352-513-4935, email email@example.com or visit foccls.org.
The November 2020 Kings Bay Rotary Club Charitable Foundation’s annual Stone Crab Jam Music Festival will not be held this year due to COVID-19 and the safety of sponsors, attendees, vendors, volunteers and communities. The club will continue to support the charitable and nonprofit organizations it supports annually with proceeds from the Jam. The club is planning the 13th annual Stone Crab Jam Music Festival for Nov. 6, 2021. For updates, check StoneCrabJam.com and Facebook/Stone Crab Jam.
Jim Anderson, president of the Nature Coast Friends of Blues Inc. announces the nonprofit organization has canceled its planned celebration for the 25th annual Blues n’ BBQ on Nov. 7, 2020.
The seventh annual Black Diamond Invitational Car Show, hosted by the Central Citrus Rotary, will not be happening on the fairways of the Highlands Course in November 2020. Car enthusiasts look forward to November 2021 when the event is, hopefully, able to return to Black Diamond Ranch.
The annual Floral City Heritage Days celebration and Candles ‘N’ Carols event with holiday season horse-drawn wagon rides has been canceled. This event, reminiscent of days gone by, has been held on the first Saturday of December and the preceding Friday night for the past 27 years. The Floral City Heritage Council plans to host the event in 2021.
Due to continuing concerns for the health and safety of NCCB musicians and audiences, the Nature Coast Community Band is delaying the start of the 2020-21 season. The Oct. 26 and 27 Veterans Appreciation Concerts and the Nov. 11 Veterans Memorial Service Concerts are canceled. Conductor Craig Lilly is hopeful that rehearsals can resume in time for the Dec. 14 and 15 Holiday Concerts. For more information, visit www.naturecoastcommunityband.com.
Plaza Car Cruise-ins, sponsored by Plaza Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram, and the Citrus MOPARS Car Club, have been canceled for the remainder of 2020 in caution of COVID-19. For information, call 352-726-1238.
The following Citrus County Parks and Recreation shows have been rescheduled. Those who already purchased tickets for shows can still attend on the rescheduled date. Season pass holders can also attend with their 2019/20 passes. All original tickets or season passes purchased must be presented upon entry. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the band will go on at 7 p.m. for all concerts. The Citrus Springs Community Center is at 1570 W. Citrus Springs Blvd. For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 352-527-7540.
The tribute to the famous folk/rock duo Simon and Garfunkel, featuring Todd and Greg Pitts of The Boxers, has been rescheduled to Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, at Citrus Springs Community Center.
The Never Stop Believin’ concert, “A Tribute to Journey,” has been moved from Aug. 28, 2020, to Friday, June 18, 2021.
The Johnny Cash tribute concert, “Johnny Cash Now,” featuring Gray Sartin, is rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021.
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