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, Jan. 7, 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.

  • 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 and Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Senior Circle Center, 11537 W. Emerald Oaks Drive, Crystal River. Call Kevin Spiddle at 352-795-2102 to register for the class.

  • 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Lakes Region Library, 1511 Druid Dr Inverness. Call Greg Johnson 352-513-5566 to register for the class. Bring a lunch. 

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 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.

  • 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 and Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Senior Circle Center, 11537 W. Emerald Oaks Drive, Crystal River. Call Kevin Spiddle at 352-795-2102 to register for the class.

Play military cards with WSW

Women of Sugarmill Woods (WSW) will host their monthly Military Card event 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. Details: Dina Bishop, mistywhale13@gmail.com or 602-513-6743.

Attend a Monthly Movie Matinee

Friends of Citrus and the Nature Coast’s Monthly Movie Matinee feature is “The Christmas Note.” It will be presented 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at Friends of Citrus and the Nature Coast, 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane in Homosassa Springs. Discussion will follow the movie. All are welcome. Reservations: Jonathan Beard, 352-249-1470.

American Irish club to meet

The American Irish Club of West Citrus County will meet noon Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 4342 Homosassa Trail Road, Lecanto. Members are advised to bring a donation for Toys for Tots.  A cookie exchange will be held. Anyone interested in joining, whether Irish or friends of the Irish, are welcome to attend. Information: Joyce McMullen, 352-860-1292 or Gary Lyons, 352-419-6116.

Attend the “Old Time Radio Christmas Show”

The Art Center Theatre will be presenting “Old Time Radio Christmas Show,” 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 at 2644 N. Annapolis Ave., Hernando. Cost is $10 per person. For the event lineup, visit artcenterofcitruscounty.org. Information: artcenterofcitruscounty@gmail.com or 352-746-7606.

Participate in a Christmas Bird Count

Hernando Audubon Society is hosting a Christmas bird count. Every year, volunteers count birds within designated areas, providing important data to assess the health of bird populations and to help guide conservation action. The Aripeka-Bayport bird count will occur Monday, Dec. 23, and will count all the birds from Pine Island in Hernando County to Crews Lake in Pasco County. For meeting times and to be assigned to a team, contact Bev at 352-686-0460 or bevalhansen@gmail.com.

 

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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