Inverness Sertoma Club will host their 34th annual Golf for Kids Tournament Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club, 509 E. Hartford St., Hernando. 

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. 

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 is offering “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

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.

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.

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” 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 or 1-800-432-5646. 

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. County Road 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 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 or 352-746-2384.

Women’s Club hosts Christmas luncheon

The Crystal River Christian Women’s Club will host a Christmas luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Providence Church, 4471 W. Sanction Road, Lecanto. There will be a fashion show, DJ and guest speaker. Catered lunch will be available for $11. Make a reservation before Dec. 4 by calling Kate at 352-419-8453.

Susan Straley celebrates book launch

Susan Straley will celebrate the launch of her second book in the Trippin' Series, “The Journey Continues: Alzheimer's Trippin' with George,” from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters, 210B Tompkins St., Inverness. There will be complimentary coffee, a short reading from the book, and books available for purchase. A portion of the funds will be donated to Dementia Caregiver support and education.

Walkabout with a Naturalist

All are invited to take a walk with a Florida naturalist to discover what can be found in nature. The walks will take place 7 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Inverness Trailhead, 315 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness and 7 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Ridge Manor Trailhead, 6410 Croom-Rital Road, Ridge Manor. It is advised to wear hiking-appropriate footwear and dress for the weather. Bring binoculars if owned, insect-repellent, a snack and a beverage.

CHS hosts Holiday Dinner

The Citrus High School Choral Holiday Dinner will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, and Friday, Dec. 6, at the Citrus High School Cafeteria, 600 W. Highlands Blvd., Inverness. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance by calling Mr. Edel at 352-726-2241, ext. 3506.

German American club dinner dance

The German American Club of West Central Florida will host a Christmas dinner dance with Eva Adams from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club, 2751 N. Crossbow Pt. Hernando. Admission is $29 and must be made prior to Dec. 6. For tickets and menu selections, contact Sigi Strak at 352-854-9616 or

DWCCC hosts joint meeting

The Democratic Women's Club of Citrus County (DWCCC) will host a special joint meeting with the Citrus County NOW Chapter and the Democratic Club of Citrus County (In Formation) from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Lakes Regions Library, 1511 Druid Road, Inverness. Kim Porteous will discuss her vision for Florida NOW and her efforts in support of the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. For information, call 352-697-1512 or email

Auditions for 'Godspell' open in December

The Woodview Players will host auditions for "Godspell" at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Unity of Citrus, 2628 Woodview, Lecanto. It is advised to “bring a 32 bar solo and be prepared to dance.”

Latinos Club Christmas dinner party

The Latinos Club of Citrus Hills will host its fifth annual Latinos Club Christmas dinner party from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Kellner Auditorium located at 102 Civic Circle in Beverly Hills. All are welcome. Live entertainment by DJ Willie featuring a large screen of music videos. Dinner will be Spanish-style roast pork, grilled chicken, yellow rice, plantains, dessert and coffee. Soda and water are provided, BYOB. Tables of 10 can be reserved. Seating is limited. Tickets are $20 per person. For information, call or text 352-586-2594 or email

German American Club to meet

The German American Club of West Central Florida will host a monthly meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2389 W. Norvell Bryant Highway, Lecanto. After the meeting, there will be German music, social activities and refreshments. All are welcome. For information contact Sigi Strak at 352-854-9616 or

Lunch and learn meeting Dec. 10

The Art Center of Hernando has invited the League of Women Voters of Citrus County to its Lunch and Learn meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 2644 N. Annapolis Ave., Hernando. There will a presentation by motivational speaker, Michele Conley. A luncheon will be served. All are invited. A $10 donation is requested. The members of the Art Center of Hernando are asked to donate $5. RSVP by calling 352-746-0924 or 352-637-9623..

Citrus County Amateur Radio Club meets

The Citrus County Amateur Radio Club and ARES meet the third Monday monthly at the Citrus County Emergency Operations Center, 3549 Saunders Way, Lecanto. Amateur Radio Operators and anyone interested in becoming a ham radio operator is invited. Each month, the club has a program or speaker with interest toward ham radio. For information, contact Alan Wentzell at WE4AL or 352-302-5864.

Relocation of Recycling Locations

Citrus County Solid Waste has relocated and consolidated recycling bins at the Citrus County Fairgrounds and Animal Services. The Citrus County Fair Association Board has requested a relocation of the four recycle containers located at 3600 S. Florida Ave, Inverness, due to upgrades at fairground main gate entrance. The recycling containers located at Citrus County Animal Services Shelter, 4030 S. Airport Road, Inverness, will be moved to the new location. The new location of the recycling bin will be the north corner of the fairgrounds parking lot, adjacent to U.S. Highway 41 and Airport Road, Inverness. For information, call 352-527-7670.

Join the Camera Club

The Camera Club will host a meeting on the first Monday monthly at the Art Center of Citrus County, 2644 N. Annapolis Ave., Hernando. For information on the club and meeting times, visit

Key Training Center Talent Show

The Key Training Center is presenting “The Key’s Got Talent” talent show, showcasing talents by Key clients and employees. The show will be open to the public and held at Chet Cole Life Enrichment Center, 5325 W. Safari Lane, Lecanto. Dates for the show have not been determined. Singers, dancers and stand-up comedians will be part of the talent that is showcased. For information, contact Pat at 352-795-5541, ext. 312.

Join Daughters of the American Revolution

The Fort Cooper Chapter of DAR members traveled to Grant, Alabama for the 95th Dedication Day of the Kate Duncan Smith DAR School, established in 1924. The school operates as a public-private partnership between the Marshall County School System and the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting Historic Preservation, Education and Patriotism. To learn more about DAR, visit or call 352-513-5355. Email Kim Bennett, or Carol Weiser, at Any woman 18 years or older may join the DAR by documenting her lineage to an ancestor, either male or female, who aided the cause of American independence through military, civil or patriotic service. DAR has resources to help identify African American, French, and Spanish Patriots.

Manatee Awareness Month

November is Manatee Awareness Month and Save the Manatee Club is working to educate others on the challenges manatees face every day. By obtaining the Club’s free waterway signage, boating banners and decals, waterway cards, and educational posters the public can be actively engaged in manatee and habitat protection. To report sick, injured, orphaned, or harassed manatees call 1-888-404-3922. Send requests for the Club’s free public awareness materials via email to or call toll free at 800-432-5646. Get tips and resources at View manatee webcams at to see manatees in real time during the winter months or year-round on archived video. Another way to help year-round is by adopting a manatee through the Adopt-A-Manatee® program. An annual manatee adoption starts at $25, includes a color biography and life history of a real manatee, an adoption certificate, membership handbook, and subscriptions to the Club’s newsletters. Visit Contact Save the Manatee Club at 500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751 or visit

Amid construction, offices remain open

Ongoing road construction in downtown Inverness has resulted in detours to various businesses. The Apopka Avenue entrance to the Courthouse Annex Building, which houses the Tax Collector and Property Appraiser offices, is temporarily blocked. To access either office, detour signs route to Martin Luther King Blvd where the parking lot can be accessed.

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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