Adopt a kitten this Christmas

Adopt a new family member for the holidays through Precious Paws Rescue. 

Precious Paws Rescue will host “A Home for the Holidays Adoption Event” at its adoption center throughout the month of December, located at 5164 S. Florida Ave., Inverness, inside the Colonial Strip Mall. The adoption center has kittens, teenagers and a few young adults all fully vetted, socialized and ready to move into your heart and home. If you need a special delivery on Christmas Eve or Christmas, come to the adoption center, select your new pet and make all the necessary arrangements. The adoption center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The center is closed on Christmas, New Year’s Day and Sundays. Information: 352-726-4700.

Attend breakfast at the Moose Lodge

Crystal River Moose Lodge #2013 will host a breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. the first Saturday of each month through April at 1855 S. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River. Omelets, fried and scrambled eggs will be served, along with sausage patties, bacon, hash-browns, biscuits and gravy and toast. There will also be coffee and tea. Information: Sandy Dixon, or 352-220-1895.

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. Information: 352-634-4216.    


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.

Become a river clean-up volunteer

The Friends of the Chassahowitzka River will host a Springs Restoration workday from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Chassahowitzka River boat ramp, 8600 W. Miss Maggie Drive, Homosassa. Volunteers will help with planting, pulling weeds and de-mucking to remove debris that covers the vent hole of the spring. Volunteers are asked to bring a mucking shovel if owned. Information: 352-897-0479 or

Attend the Nature Coast lecture series

The Friends of Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge will host a free Nature Coast Lecture Series from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Crystal River Coastal Region Library, 8610 W. Crystal St., Crystal River. Dr. Kent Vliet will discuss the alligator’s place in the ecology of Florida wetlands. This lecture is free and open to the public. This series is held on the second Tuesday of each month. Question-and-answer sessions are encouraged.

Homosassa River Alliance meets

Attend the December Homosassa River Alliance meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Old Homosassa Civic Club, Mason Creek Road, Homosassa. Guest speaking will be Dr. Ryan Gandy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, on the status of the scallop resource and fishery in Citrus County, ongoing and needed scallop monitoring, research and possible future restoration and management and habitat protection needs. 

Mended Hearts to meet

The Mended Hearts of Citrus County will meet from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in the Gulf Room of Citrus High School on the CMH campus, 502 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness. A Christmas potluck will follow the meeting and attendees are asked to bring a dish to share and an unwrapped gift for a child. These gifts will be donated to the Family Resource Center to be distributed Citrus County children in need. Mended Hearts offers education and support to Citrus County cardiovascular patients and their families. Information: Gail Grangerat, 352-795-7742.

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

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