"A Florida Christmas"

Registration for the annual Inverness and Crystal River Christmas parades is now open. Registration fees begin at $25 and must be submitted by Nov. 22. This year’s theme is "A Florida Christmas."

Registration for the annual Inverness and Crystal River Christmas parades is now open. Registration fees begin at $25 and must be submitted by Nov. 22. This year’s theme is "A Florida Christmas." Award categories include Best Commercial Entry, Best Non-Commercial Entry, Best Religious Entry, Best Marching Unit, and the Judges Choice Award. Parades will be 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and noon Saturday, Dec. 14. Register by visiting CitrusCountyChamber.com/Christmas-Parades

British American social club meets

The British American social club will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at the Crystal River Woman’s Club, 320 N. Citrus Ave., Crystal River. Guest speaking will be Barbara Cairns, on the subject of wild animals. For information on this meeting or the club, contact Dave Jones at 352-382-3418 or Lynn Ravville at 352-465-4091.   

River garden club holds meeting

The Homosassa River Garden Club will host a meeting at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at The First United Methodist Church of Homosassa, Room 113, 8831 W Bradshaw Street. The program is “Landscaping and Fire Prevention,” with Kimberly Burch of the U.S. Forest Service. The meetings are open to the public.

Play Military Cards with WSW

The Women of Sugarmill Woods (WSW) sponsor monthly Military Card events held at Sugarmill Woods Country Club. The next event will be Monday, Nov. 18. A potluck begins at 12:30 p.m. Games commence at 1 p.m. Bring a snack to share with the group. If you have a foursome you want to play with, notate on your registration. If you don’t have a table, we will team you with other players. Military Cards is an easy, fun card game and can be learned quickly; we will teach you. Cost to play is $12 per player and is due no later than Friday. Nov. 15. Payment and registration may be dropped in the WSW Mailbox #4, now located at the U.S. 19 entrance to Sugarmill Woods. For details, contact Dina Bishop at mistywhale13@gmail.com or 602-513-6743.

Clardy speaks at Royal Dalton House 

The Royal Dalton House will host John Clardy, Elder Law Attorney of Clardy Law Firm, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 5445 W. Oak Park Blvd., Homosassa. Attend to learn what to know about wills, trusts, powers of attorney and more. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. To attend, RSVP to 352-765-3259.

Grief workshops offered during Holidays

Friends of Citrus and the Nature Coast will offer “Surviving the Holidays” workshops/memorial for anyone who has experienced a loss and would like to discover new reasons to enjoy the holidays again. These free workshops will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at First Christian Church of Inverness, 2018 Colonade St., and from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Friends of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Homosassa Springs, 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane, (gold building on right). For information or to make a reservation at either location, call 352-249-1470. 

German American Club’s Herbstfest celebrates Autumn

All are invited to the German American Club of West Central Florida Herbstfest (Autumn Fest) from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 2389 W. Norvell Bryant Highway (County Road 486), Lecanto. The event will feature live music with Eva Adams and traditional German food including bratwurst, German potato salad and sauerkraut, homemade pastries, soda and coffee for sale, or BYOB. Cost is a $15 donation. For tickets and information, contact Sigi Strak at 352-854-9616 or sigistrak@centurylink.net.

Sertoma Golf for Kids Tournament

Inverness Sertoma Club will host its 34th annual Golf for Kids Tournament Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club, 509 E. Hartford St., Hernando. Team together to support children with speech and hearing disabilities. Proceeds will help children attend summer camp at Camp Endeavor, or learn to play baseball at a special camp in The Villages for hearing impaired children.  Registration will begin at 7 a.m. A shotgun start will be at 8 a.m. The four person best ball scramble will include green fee, cart, beverages, door prizes and lunch. Cost is $60 per person. Mulligan tickets will be available. Closest to the pin and longest drive. To sign up or be a sponsor, call 352-422-0215 or 352-726-7903 for more information. 

Plaza Cruise-in and Car Show

Listen to the tunes of Johnny Cash tribute band Brooksville Wayne and 4 Dogs Deep at the Plaza Car Cruise-in from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Plaza Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram, 2077 State Road 44 West, Inverness. The event is free and open to the public. Spectator parking will be available at IMI Imaging Center next door. Free food and beverages will be available. The show is open to all years and makes of vehicles. Cash prizes for top vehicles. Sponsored by Plaza Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram and the Citrus MOPARS Car Club. For information, call 352-726-1238.

Watch 'Miracle on 34th Street' Nov. 25

Friends of Citrus and the Nature Coast’s Monthly Movie Matinee is “Miracle on 34th Street.” It will be presented at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at Friends of Citrus and the Nature Coast, 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane, Homosassa. A discussion will follow the movie. To make a reservation, call 352-249-1470. 

Crystal River First Baptist Thanksgiving 

Crystal River First Baptist will host its 13th annual Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 3 p.m. Thanksgiving day at 700 N. Citrus Ave. This is no ticket required and there is no charge. To volunteer, call the church office at 795-3367. There will be a day of preparation for the meal Wednesday, Nov 27.

Stage Under the Stars night

All are invited to participate in Citrus County Parks and Recreation’s first outdoor open mic night “Stage Under the Stars” from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at the Central Ridge Community Park, 952 Lake Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. Show up to sing, play music, dance, perform poetry or comedy, showcase any other talents or be part of the audience and enjoy a night of free entertainment by local talent. No profanity please. All ages. For information, contact Citrus County Parks and Recreation at 352-527-7540.

Free 'Alpaca Open House' Nov. 29

Funny Farm Alpacas will host a free “Alpaca Open House” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at 718 W. Rusk Lane, Lecanto. There will be fleece weaving and spinning demonstrations and apple cider for sale. Attendees are encouraged to bring their cameras. All ages are welcome and the event is wheelchair accessible. Donations are accepted. For information, call 352-228-3251. 

Church hosts free Thanksgiving meal

St. Anneʻs Episcopal Church will host its annual Thanksgiving Dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at 9870 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. 

Enjoy a trip to Mt. Dora

All those 55 and over are welcome to attend “Light Up Mt. Dora,” from 2:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. Meet at the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation YMCA, 4127 W. Norvell Bryant Highway., Lecanto. Attend for a bus ride to Mt. Dora to see the lighting of Donnelly Park and downtown Mt. Dora with over two million sparkling lights. After the lighting, attendees will be on their own for dinner in Mt. Dora. The bus to return will leave at 8 p.m. Tickets are limited and are $25 each. No refunds will be given. Non-members may attend. For information, contact Joan Luebbe at 352-500-9622 or  jluebbe@suncoastymca.org.

Stay updated on driving education

Florida is a mandated state and any insurance company doing business in Florida must give a discount to those completing an AARP Smart Driver Course, open to all aged 50 and older. Contact your agent for discount amounts. Update yourself to earn a discount and get newly enacted motor vehicle and traffic laws. Course fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for all others.

Upcoming classes include:

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Brown Funeral Home, 5430 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Lecanto. Call Pat Hubbell at 352-586-2731 to register for the class. Bring a lunch.

  • 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Call Greg Johnson 352-513-5566 to register for the class. Bring a lunch. 

  • 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 and Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Senior Circle Center, 11537 W. Emerald Oaks Drive, Crystal River. Call Kevin Spiddle at 352-795-2102 to register for the class.

Dulcimer Players host Christmas concerts

The Nature Coast Dulcimer Players will be performing several Christmas concerts throughout December. They will play a mix of traditional carols, Christmas tunes and old-time dulcimer favorites. The players host “musical jams” from 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays at the Central Ridge Library community room, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. The performance dates are:

  • Noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, Homosassa Library Christmas Open House.

  • 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Dec. 4, Inverness Library Holiday Cheer.

  • 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, Floral City Candles and Carols, outdoor performance in Greg and Sandy Cross' front yard, corner of 48 and Carmen.

  • 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, Central Ridge Library, Beverly Hills.

  • 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, Central Ridge Library Christmas Open House. 

Holiday indoor market set at mall

The Crystal River Mall will host an Indoor Arts and Crafts Market throughout the month of December, located at 1801 NW U.S. 19. The market will feature handcrafted items, housewares, jewelry, woodworked items, plants, baked goods and more and will be held at the following times:

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. 

  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. 

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. 

  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21.

  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22.

A portion of vendor fees is contributed to Citrus County Blessings and the Mission in Citrus. For information, contact Linda Sojka at lsojka@tampabay.rr.com or 352-302-1084.

All are welcome to free pancake breakfast

The First Presbyterian Church of Inverness will host a free, all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at 206 Washington Ave., Inverness. There will be pancakes, sausage, coffee, juice and live entertainment. The breakfast is sponsored by the church outreach committee. All are welcome. For information, call 352-634-4216.    

Ditchfield Family Sings in December

The Valarie Theater will host the Ditchfield Family Singers to sing Christmas songs at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at 207 Courthouse Square, Inverness. Tickets are $30. For information, visit valerietheatre.org.

Breakfast fundraiser supports dance

Support dance students at a breakfast fundraiser, hosted by the Citrus Academy of Dance Arts, from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Inverness Applebee’s, 1901 W. Main St. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage and choice of drink, all served by the dance team. Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased through the dance team or by calling 352-400-1886. Proceeds go towards dance competition travel expenses. 

St. Anne’s hosts Children’s Christmas Party 

St. Anne’s Episcopal Church will host a Community Children’s Christmas Party from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at 9870 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. A movie will be played and pizza will be served. There will be games and a scavenger hunt. A special guest will be present for kids. For information or to RSVP, call the church office 352-795-2176, ext. 105. To sponsor the party or provide food, email stannescommunications@gmail.com or call the church office. 

Community Choir Concerts in December

The Citrus Community Concert Choir will host its Fall/Winter Music Concert, “Joyeux Noël!" under the direction of Karen Medrano from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8. Saturday, the concert will be at Faith Lutheran Church, 935 S. Crystal Glen Drive Lecanto and Sunday, it will be at First Presbyterian Church, 206 Washington Ave., Inverness. Admission is $10 for adults and free for students. For information call 352-634-3927 or visit www.citruschoir.com

Christmas Social on Dec. 8

Senior Friends for Life will host a Christmas Social at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Harbor Lights Restaurant, 907 County Road 439B, Lake Panasoffkee. There will be a buffet dinner and party, including a gift exchange. Bring a $5 gift marked for a male or female. All are welcome. 

Lifestyle changes seminar in December

The Royal Dalton House will host Suncrest Omni Home Health of Crystal River presenting Incontinence Management at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at 5445 W. Oak Park Blvd., Homosassa. Attend to learn about lifestyle changes that can help calm the bladder, diet suggestions and pelvic floor strengthening exercises. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. To attend, RSVP to 352-765-3259.

ELF showing at Valerie theater Dec. 13

The Valerie theater will show ELF at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, at 207 Courthouse Square, Inverness. Tickets are available at the box office on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Limit is 4 tickets.

Play military cards with WSW

Women of Sugarmill Woods (WSW) will host its monthly Military Card event at noon Monday, Dec. 16, at the Sugarmill Woods Country Club, 1 Douglas St., Homosassa. A potluck will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the game begins at 1 p.m. Cost to play is $12 per player. If you have a foursome you want to play with, notate on your registration. If you don’t have a table, you’ll be teamed with other players. Military Cards can be learned quickly; we will teach you. Payment and registration may be dropped in the WSW Mailbox #4, now located at the U.S. 19 entrance to Sugarmill Woods. For details, contact Dina Bishop at mistywhale13@gmail.com or 602-513-6743. 

Audubon hosts Christmas Party

The Audubon Christmas Party will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club, 505 E. Hartford St., Hernando. A cash bar will be available until 6:30 p.m., when dinner begins. There will be door prizes and tickets are $25. Checks can be mailed to CCAS, Po Box 527, Lecanto, FL, 34460. 

Citrus Area Stamp Club meets

The Citrus Area Stamp Club meets the first and third Tuesday monthly at the VFW post 4252, 3190 State Road 200, Hernando. Doors open at 11 a.m. and meetings being at 1 p.m. New members are welcome. For information, contact Sheldon Rogg at 727-364-6897 or h.rogg@verizon.net

American Irish Club meets

The American Irish Club of West Citrus County will meet at noon, Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 4342 Homosassa Trail, Lecanto. Club activities and events will be discussed. Regular monthly meetings are on the third Tuesday monthly, September through May. The club welcomes all Irish or friends of the Irish, to attend. For information, call Joyce McMullen at 352-860-1292 or Gary Lyons at 352-419-6116.

Osteoporosis talk scheduled

Robin Holloway, ARNP and Tammy Wallen, PTA, will discuss the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. They will provide suggestions for modifications to home/lifestyle for safety. An exercise program for strengthening/stretching with Therabands will be offered. TLC will provide Therabands. All are welcome.

Republican Club meets Nov. 19

The Homosassa River Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Marquerita Grill, 10200 W. Halls River Road, Homosassa. State Representative Ralph Massullo will give a legislative overview and open the floor for questions. Food and drink are available for purchase before, during and after the meeting.

Aaron A. Weaver meeting slated

Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) will conduct its bimonthly meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Citrus County Building Alliance, 1196 S. Lecanto Highway (C.R. 491), Lecanto. All combat wounded veterans, as well as parents, lineal descendants, spouses and siblings of living or deceased Purple Heart recipients are invited to attend the meeting and to become a Chapter 776 member. To learn more about Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 MOPH or its Unit 776 Auxiliary visit citruspurpleheart.org or call 352-382-3847 or 352-270-8436.

Bicyclists speak at meeting

All are invited to attend the Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee Citizens Support Organizations’ membership meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Lakes Region Library, 1511 Druid Road, Inverness. Speaking will be Kerry and Jeanna Smith, who have traveled the United States on a tandem recumbent bicycle covering how they pack for several months on the road with only a bicycle for transportation. Learn what gear that is required and learn how they plan their extensive bicycle trips.  

Public gardening class Nov. 19

Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program is offering a free gardening workshop from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Citrus County Extension Service building, 3650 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto. The theme of this workshop is “What is and how to create a Florida-friendly Landscape.” This class will cover the basic principles of landscape design. To register, call Steven Davis at 352-527-5708 or visit https://ccufflprogram.eventbrite.com

Withlacoochee River Watershed meeting

The Withlacoochee River Watershed Initiative meeting will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists Fellowship,7633 N. Florida Ave., Citrus Springs. Guest speaking will be Dr. Fulkerson, Senior Professional Engineer with the Southwest Florida Water Management District, whose presentation will provide an overview of the entire Withlacoochee River, highlight changes the river has experienced and discuss a comprehensive modeling effort that was conducted to better understand it. 

Free holiday plant seminars planned

UF/IFAS Citrus County Master Gardener Volunteer free plant seminars will be held to provide information on including plants in holiday decorating and how to care for them. The seminars will be held on the following dates:

  • 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, Floral City Library, Floral City.

  • 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, Citrus Springs Library, Citrus Springs.

  • 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, Coastal Region Library, Crystal River.

  • 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, Homosassa Library, Homosassa.

For information, call 352-527-5700 and ask for any on-duty Master Gardener

Elder Law presentation set

The Royal Dalton House will host John Clardy, Elder Law Attorney of Clardy Law Firm, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 5445 W. Oak Park Blvd., Homosassa. Attend to learn what there is to know about wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and more. Refreshments will be served. To RSVP, call 352-765-3259.

Democratic Executive Committee Meeting

The Citrus County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Training Center in the Crystal River Mall. All registered Democrats are welcome to attend. Attend if interested in reaching out to fellow Democrats and helping increase Democratic voter turnout. 

Creative writing group to meet

The Floral City Creative Writers Group will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Floral City Library, 8360 E. Orange Ave., Floral City. All writers are welcome and encouraged to bring their writings to share. For information, call Debra Parker at 352-584-7017.

Citrus County Audubon hosts 'Feathered Jewels' 

The Citrus County Audubon will present Reinier Munguia, a full-time naturalist and nature photographer, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Unity Church of Citrus County, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. Attend to learn what separates hummingbirds into a unique family of birds. This presentation is full of information and images of hummingbirds covering all aspects of the hummingbird’s life and the adaptations that allows them to survive. Reinier will share his experiences with hummingbirds from the Caribbean, Central and South America. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. 

Planned and legacy giving intro in November

There will be an introduction to planned and legacy giving from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation YMCA, 4127 W. Norvell Bryant Highway, Lecanto. Join YMCA of the Suncoast Philanthropy Advisor, W. Ben Prewitt for a lunch-and-learn on how to plan for a future that includes planned and legacy giving to charities you support. For information, call 352-500-9622 or email aherold@suncoastymca.org

Rainbow Springs Garden Club Meeting

The Rainbow Springs garden club will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Rainbow Springs Community Center, 19330 SW 83rd Place Road, Dunnellon. Enter the building from the parking lot through the blue double doors. Guest Speaker and RSGC member Kristine Switt will present her slide show on Creating a Backyard Mini-Wildlife Preserve. There will be Grow and Share tables. No need to bring empty pots. This club is open to everyone in the surrounding areas. Annual membership is $15. Visitor fee is $5 per meeting applicable toward annual membership. All attendees sign in on the numbered list to be included in the door prize drawings and head count. For insurance purposes, if no Rainbow Springs POA photo ID card, attendees must also sign the waiver list on first visit. RSPOA members bring ID cards. For information, call 352-465-0310.

Wellness support for veterans

Dr. Samuels and YMCA have partnered on a project to provide veterans with the tools to support wellness from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation YMCA, 4127 W. Norvell Bryant Highway, Lecanto. All are welcome and will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding the Veterans Wellness Program as well as any other medical questions they may have. 

Become a Big Brother or Sister

Big Brothers and Big Sisters Orientation and Training will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 at the YMCA, 4127 W. Norvell Bryant Highway, Lecanto. It takes is 4 to 8 hours a month, depending on the program, with a focus on being consistent and spending one-to-one time with your ‘Little’. For details, visit bbbstampabay.org/be-a-big/

PDC seeking to fill vacancies

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for three vacancies on the Planning and Development Commission (PDC). For information about the PDC, visit 

Precious Paws hosts adoption event

Precious Paws Rescue Adoption Center is hosting the “Black Friday Love at First Sight Event” from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the Precious Paws Rescue Adoption Center, 5164 S. Florida Ave., Inverness. To view pets ready for adoption, visit adoptapet.com/preciouspawsflorida. For information, call 352-726-4700. 

Phone photography workshop Nov. 23

There will be a free photography workshop at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Withlacoochee State Trail’s Inverness Trailhead, 315 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness. This workshop will teach attendees how to compose photos; shoot close-up nature shots, snap action shots, take long exposures, and generally improve phone photo quality on an iPhone or Android. All are welcome.

Local author hosts signing

Local author and Silver Star winner Frank Joliff will meet to discuss and sign his book, “365 and a Wake Up,” chronicle of his tour of duty in Vietnam, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills.

Wildlife park hosts 'Manatee Adoption Day'

The Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will host a “Manatee Adoption Day” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. Adoptions will take in the park’s Visitor Center. For information, contact Save the Manatee Club at savethemanatee.org or 800-432-5646. 

Paddle along Blue Run on Nov. 25

All are welcome to paddle from Blue Run of Dunnellon Park upstream toward the River headwaters at Rainbow Springs. This event begins 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, and will start at 19636 S.W. Highway. 484, Dunnellon. It could stretch 9 miles round trip. Participants will be required to sign a waiver. It is recommended to provide an email and/or phone number when reserving a spot. To RSVP, contact Ben Berauer at 727-217-5871 or bfberauer@suncoastsierra.org. A suggested donation of $2 for members and $5 for non-members is not required but appreciated. It is also recommended to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, water and lunch. 

Wildlife club Presents Kestrel Program

The Wildlife club will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Nature Coast Unitarian Fellowship Room, 7633 N. Florida Ave., Citrus Springs. The guest speaker will be Marcie Clutter who will present a program about the American Kestrel. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments. There will be a door prize, raffles and a 50/50 drawing held to benefit the NCUU. For information, contact Brenda L. Roberts at blr768@tampabay.rr.com or 352-746-2384.

2020 Census team recruiting members

The 2020 Census Team is recruiting Census takers in Citrus County. The team will hand out information and answer questions regarding the 2020 Decennial Census. Veterans preference, $14.50 an hour, 58 cents a mile, home is your base. Apply at 2020census.gov/jobs. For information, contact Sandra McElligott at sandra.a.mcelligott@2020census.gov or 352-586-6990. The schedule is as follows:

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills

  • 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 16, Howard's Flea Market, 6373 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, Homosassa Public Library, 4100 S. Grandmarch Ave., Homosassa

  • 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 20, Floral City Public Library, 8360 E. Orange Ave., Floral City

  • 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 21, Coastal Regions Library, 8619 W. Crystal St., Crystal River

  • 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Nov. 25, Lakes Region Library, 1511 Druid Road, Inverness

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills

Participate in bird walk

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, in cooperation with Citrus County Audubon Society, will host a free bird walk on Pepper Creek Trail at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. Participants should meet at 7:45 a.m. at the entrance to the park’s Visitor Center. An experienced birder from Citrus County Audubon will lead the walk. If owned, bring binoculars and a field guide. The trail is approximately 3/4 mile in length. For information, call the park office at 352-628-5343.

 

Participate in annual Angel Tree event

To participate in the Key Training Center’s annual Angel Tree event, stop by the Key Training Center Business office at 5399 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Lecanto, to select an ornament that represents one of the program participants. This event helps to provide gifts to clients that are not fortunate enough to spend the holidays with their families. Purchase a gift valued at $25 and bring it unwrapped to the Business Office on or before Dec. 14. The gifts will be wrapped and special delivered to the clients to be opened on Christmas Day. Client sizes, hobbies, favorite games, and suggested gifts will be available, but the identity of each client will remain a holiday secret.

Editor's Note: These items were submitted through the Chronicle’s online calendar. To submit your event to the calendar, visit chronicleonline.com/calendar and click “Submit an Event.” For help signing up or logging in to your account, call 352-563-5655.

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