The Crew Bar will host its Fall Craft Beer Festival from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 564 N. Citrus Ave., Crystal River. The festival will feature 16 beer specialties on tap with entertainment by the blues band, Corporate Cool Cats. Patrons will have the choice between tasting local Floridian Fall Craft Flavors beers for $25 a ticket, or domestic beers for $20. Tickets are on sale now at the Crew Bar location, online through Eventbrite: Crew Fall Craft Beer Festival Crystal River or through Crew Bar’s Facebook page. A portion of the proceeds of this event will benefit the Key Training Center.
Dragon Boat Festival returns Nov. 9
The Lake Hernando Dragon Boat Festival is returning to Citrus County from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Lake Hernando Park. Free admission. Gatekeepers can accept donations for CCEF. Paddling teams can register as club or community teams, which don’t race against each other, on either an 11- or 21-person boat. To man the larger, 40-foot, 600-pound dragon boat, a team of 21 must pay a registration fee of $750; for the smaller vessel, 0. Boats, training, safety gear and mandatory steersmen will be provided. Sign up an alternate teammate in case someone needs to sit out a race. Community teams can schedule an hour of practice on the lake a week prior to the event. Sponsors are welcome to contribute. Proceeds go to area schools. To register or become a sponsor, visit lakehernandodragonboatfestival.com or call 352-726-1950, ext. 2240.