Take a safe boating class

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary of Crystal River is offering a two-day safe boating class from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the USCG Auxiliary DAV Building, 501 SE Seventh Ave., Crystal River. Upon completion of this course, attendees will qualify for the Florida Safe Boater's card, which is required for all boaters born after Jan. 1, 1988. Cost is $30. To register, call Linda, 352-503-6199.

Attend a living will workshop

Friends of Citrus and the Nature Coast will present a free Five Wishes workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the St. Benedict Catholic Church, 455 S. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River. It is used in all 50 states, meets legal requirements for advance directives in 42 states and D.C., and is available in 28 languages and braille at agingwithdignity.org. To register call Jonathan Beard, 352-249-1470.

Attend a dinner dance

The Citrus American and Italian Social Club will host a dinner and dance from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at 4325 S. Little Al Point, Inverness. For information or to purchase tickets, call Angie, 352-637-5203.

Democratic Women's Club to meet

The Democratic Women's Club of Citrus County will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Lakes Regions Library, 1511 Druid Road, Inverness. The guest speaker will be Donald Dittemore from the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office. All Democrats are welcome to attend. For information, call 352-697-1512.

Republican club to meet

The Nature Coast Republican Club will meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at Hampton Inn, 1103 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River. The speaker will be Tim Reynard, candidate for Citrus County Property Appraiser. Hotel breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. and costs $5.

Attend a wildlife lecture series

The Friends of Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Complex will host a free lecture from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on the second Tuesday monthly at the Crystal River Coastal Region Library, 8610 W. Crystal St., Crystal River.

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