The College of Central Florida invites recent high school seniors and those looking to advance their career to an open house from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in the Citrus Learning and Conference Center, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. 

CRYSTAL RIVER — The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, a nonprofit committed to ensuring that all children have access to quality early education and care, and enter school ready to learn, has begun generating donations through the Giving Tag Program.

Citrus Hearing Impaired Program Services (C.H.I.P.S.) is offering a children’s sign language six-week course beginning on March 12. This class will be structured for children ages 10-17, but adults may also attend. 

According to the Florida 4-H website, the roots of 4-H go back to the early 1900s, “when progressive educators started to emphasize the needs of young people and to introduce nature study as a basis for a better agricultural education” (at