Susan Straley will celebrate the launch of her second book in the Trippin' Series, “The Journey Continues: Alzheimer's Trippin' with George,” 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 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. Purchase a $20 ticket in advance: Mr. Edel, 352-726-2241 ext. 3506.

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) 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. Information: 352-697-1512 or

Auditions for “Godspell” open in Dec

The Woodview Players will hold auditions for Godspell 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.” Information: 248-909-2685.

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