Walden Woods LTD and Walden Woods North will host a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at The Clubhouse, 7193. W. Walden Woods Drive, Homosassa. Commissioner Ron Kitchen Jr. will be the guest speaker and the topic is universal garbage collection. All are invited.

Drum circle slated Sunday

A drum circle will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Fort Island Trail Beach, 16000 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, at the last picnic shelter. All are welcome and advised to bring drums, shakers, Native American flutes, and non-alcoholic beverages. Dogs are not allowed on the beach and children are welcome under supervision. The beach does not allow fires and smokers are asked to stand down-wind from the circle. This drum circle is described as a time of peace and unity and attendees are asked to leave political standpoints at home.

Schools receive Swiftmud grants

A trio of local schools were awarded with up to $3,000 in grant monies from the Florida Southwest Water Management District. SWFWMD announced Hernando Elementary, Crystal River Middle, and Lecanto High schools as three of 65 schools in its district to receive part of its $119,000 ‘Splash!’ grant. SWFWMD awarded grant monies to these teachers: Danita Consol, of Hernando Elementary School; Julie Bolton, Mary Branch and Maurisa Applegate, of Crystal River Middle School; and Meg Richardson, of Lecanto High School. Last year’s ‘Splash!’ grants benefitted roughly 10,487 students in SWFWMD’s district, and their studies in freshwater resources, water-conserving garden projects and awareness campaigns. For information, visit WaterMatters.org/SchoolGrants.

Historic oak presentation Friday

All are welcome to attend the free presentation by Deb Pedone, Procurement Consultant for Paff Tree Service at noon Friday at the Floral City Community House in the Town Center, 8370 E. Orange Ave. Pedone will review the historic oak tree evaluation survey that was accomplished last year, the maintenance schedule, planned preservation and will discuss the best planting practices and how and when replacement of lost oaks will be accomplished. It is advised that advocates for historic oak trees should attend.



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