Cutler Spur www.CutlerSpur.com
29th March 2009 2:00PM Video Shoot and Concert on Lake Rousseau.
Open to all for free. Coolers welcome. Come by Boat, Bike, Truck or
Car. Call 352-506-0885 for directions and More info.
11 April 2009 Nature Coast Thunder Rally
http://www.naturecoastthunderrally.com/ at Scooter Haven in
Inglis Florida. Three days of non-stop bands (Cutler Spur, Jimmy
Sparks Band, Big Engine, Double Barrel Band, Strutt). Games,
Contests, $2,000 Poker Run. April 10th,11th and 12th.
Vendors/Sponsors Welcome 352-400-0444
Yankeetown Seafood Festival
Nov 21st and 22nd, 2009. 9am to 5pm
both days. Riverside Drive in Yankeetown, Fla. Arts, crafts,
entertainment, seafood and other culinary treats
15th November "Veterans for Saving Three Sisters Springs". Inglis
VFW 352-447-3495 Stone Crab Jam Seafood Dinner and Dance in Inglis
The Stone Crab
Jam is coming to Crystal River on November 15, 2008 from 4:00PM
to 11:00PM. This event is being sponsored by Kings Bay Rotary Club
of Crystal River with proceeds to benefit both the club's charitable
foundation and the Save Three Sisters Springs Foundation.
Cutler Spur, John
Shelton Irwin and Ruben and the Red Hots at the VFW Inglis,Fl.
Dance and Steak Dinner 8:00PM $10.00 open to public. Call the
VFW for info 352-447-3495
Homosassa Seafood Festival
November 8th and 9th 8:00 am to 4:30pm
Homosassa Florida Arts Crafts and Seafood Old Homosassa
Leesburg Country Music Festival November 17th, 18th,
and 19th. Located in Historic Downtown Leesburg, Florida
Enjoy the unique gift and antique shops and
restaurants in Leesburg while attending the festival.
Crystal River Florida's 20th Annual Florida Manatee Festival
promises a vast array of interests for its visitors.
Tour and Dive will be Hosting
Saturday and Sunday for your Musicical Entertainment. The band will
kick off around Noon. This promises to
be an excellent show consisting of Southern Country Rock originals,
Classic Rock, and Blues. Check out the band for Free!
A Fine Art's Show will host exhibitors from around the United
States, featuring items from watercolor artwork to breathtaking
photography a well as sculptures, stained glass & unique one-of-a
kind, hand-made jewelry. These are just a few samples of the
variety provided by the Fine Artists. The aroma of mouth-watering
food will tempt your palette as you stroll through the food court
within the festival. Live entertainment will be provided
continuously during this two-day event.
Manatee Festival Saturday January 14th 10:00am -
Manatee Festival Sunday January 14th 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 267 NW 3rd Street Downtown Crystal River on
Suwannee River Jam April 21-24
LONESTAR, DARYL WORLEY, TANYA TUCKER, SAMMY KERSHAW,
VASSAR AMONG STARS BOOKED FOR SUWANNEE RIVER JAM
LONESTAR, DARYL WORLEY, TANYA TUCKER, SAMMY KERSHAW, PHIL VASSAR,
RESTLESS HEART, KEITH BRYANT (RIDING WITH THE LEGEND), JOHN
ANDERSON, and CHELY WRIGHT, have all been signed for the 2005
Suwannee River Jam, according to Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
President, James Cornett. In addition, Cornett said, "We will be
adding talent to each day of the event over the next few weeks. The
Jam is slated for April 21-24 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music
Park. Tickets and campsites go on-sale this Saturday, Feb. 19 at
noon at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak or by
calling 1-800-224-5656. Reserved VIP seats that include weekend
food and beverage are available, but are limited. "This is the
first of several announcements that we will be making that Jam fans
will be excited about," said Cornett.
daily lineup includes:
Headline Act TBA
fans have long embraced the legendary Southern rock group Lynyrd
Skynyrd. Last week's Grammy awards gave a nod to this fact when they
paired Skynyrd in a tribute segment with some of today's hottest
country acts. The band represents everything rock and roll and
everything American. Their signature sound is a harmonious blend of
guitar driven rock with southern blues roots evident throughout not
only the melodies but their blue-collar lyrical topics. As the core
lineup of Gary Rossington (guitars), Billy Powell (piano) and Leon
Wilkeson (bass) along with front man Johnny Van Zant who joined the
band 12 years ago, has moved through the decades and through
assorted other band members, Lynyrd Skynyrd's music has remained
true to itself, never affected or changed to fit any one musical
Nowhere is this
more evident than on their latest album, Edge of Forever released on
CMC International Records on August 10, 1999. Produced by Ron
Nevison, Edge of Forever continues the band's legacy of timeless
American rock and roll. Songs like 'Money
Guarantee', 'FLA', 'Gone Fishin'and 'Full Moon Night' are
reminiscent of classic Skynyrd songs that date back throughout their
extensive musical heritage.
meanwhile is well known for writing and singing about everyday
moments that might otherwise be taken for granted and turning them
into Top 10 hits. Lonestar's most recent hit, "Mr. Mom", has topped
Billboard as number one. Other favorites include Let's Be Us Again,
My Front Porch Looking in, Walking in Memphis, and the wrenching I’m
Already There (Message from Home). "For the 2005 Jam, we have
assembled a production team of some of the top people in the
business from across the country. This group is committed to making
2005 the best experience yet for Jam fans," Cornett said.
The Spirit of
the Suwannee Music Park is a camping and music resort located on
over 700 acres situated on the historic Suwannee River. The Park
offers an exciting variety of activities and amenities, including
the SOS Café, Canoe Outpost, Craft Village, Stables, Country Store,
swimming pool, hiking and trails, music events, the Historic
Suwannee River and more. The Park is conveniently located between
Interstates 75 and 10, and is 80 miles from both Jacksonville and
Tallahassee. From I-10 take exit 283, from I-75, take exit 45. For
ticket, camping and additional information call (386) 364-1683,
1-800-224-5656 or go to
Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park (386) 364-1683
3076 95th Drive
Live Oak, Florida 32060
5-K Run Oct. 2nd Beat the Sheriff 5-K Run
sponsored by the Citrus Road Runners, will be held on Sat., Oct.
2nd, at 7:30 a.m. at the Courthouse Square in Inverness. Race day
registration opens one hour before race starts. Awards will be
given. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 day of race and children can
run for $2. For more information, call (352) 726-4407 or 637-2475.
Country-Western Hillbilly Music Show at Cowboy Junction, Oct. 2nd
A Country-Western, Hillbilly Music Show will be
held at Cowboy Junction Opry on Sat., Oct. 2nd at 2 p.m. Admission
is free. Cowboy Junction is located at the junction of Hwy. 44 and
Hwy. 490 in Lecanto.
A tribute will be paid to Bing Crosby, radio
star and Hollywood motion picture star, who was the most successful
recording artist in 1960 and 1970 by Buddy Max, who will sing
several of Bing's songs. Bing Crosby sang County-Western songs, in
addition to Big Band music. The first platinum disc was awarded to
Bing Crosby to commemorate the sale of 200,000,000 of his records in
1960. He received a second platinum disc after 300,650,000 of his
records were sold in 1970.
Other performers at the show will be Leo
Vargason, Chuck and Martha Puckett, Elwood "Woody" Faltinowski, Tom
Jones of Citrus County, Gregg and Sharen, Tom Wayble and a host of
other fine entertainers. There will be vinyl records, CD's, casette
tapes, books, magazines, caps and other memorabilia available.
Cowboy Junction is
America's number one Country-Western Music Show and Hall of Fame
Legend. Cowboy Junction will host a music show every Saturday at 2
p.m. For more information, call (352) 746-4754
Trails of the Withlacoochee 10th Annual Bike Ride
The 10th annual Rails to Trails Bike Ride will
be held, Sunday, October 3,
on the Withlacoochee State Trail, starting at the North Apopka
Avenue Trail Crossing, in Inverness, Florida. Start times are 7-9
a.m., rain or shine, with no mass start. A Continental breakfast
will be available, and a light lunch will be served from 11 a.m.
until 2 p.m. Five SAG stops along the way will provide water, sports
drinks and food, and restrooms. SAG stops support ends at 3 p.m.
The entry fee is $15 per rider, pre-registered
through Sept. 20th. If an entry is post-marked or submitted Sept.
21st through Oct. 3rd, or ride day, the entry fee is $20 per rider.
Riders who pre-register before Sept. 20 will receive a t-shirt with
the 10th annual ride theme on the front. Riders who register Sept.
21 through the day of the ride MAY receive a t-shirt, but there will
be no guarantee of size. If you fail to indicate your t-shirt size
on your entry form, you will receive a large. Pre-registered riders
are eligible for door prizes, which may be picked up after 9 a.m.,
Oct. 3rd. For more information, or to request an entry form, call
The Withlacoochee State Trail is a 46-mile long paved trail,
formerly a railroad track, now converted to a bike/horse trail. You
can determine your own ride distance: a ride to Floral City and back
is 14 miles; a ride to the North End and back is 32 miles; a ride to
the North End and back, combined with a ride to Istachatta (on Hwy.
476) and back, is 60 miles; a ride to the end of the trail in both
directions is 91 miles; an optional "Century" is offered, with 8
miles on road loop (a map is provided).
Gardening Workshop at Homosassa Park, Oct. 6
A Fall Gardening Workshop will be held at the
Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park on Oct. 6 from 9:30 a.m. until
noon. Learn how you can use low-maintenance, native plants and
xeriscaping to conserve water resources & enjoy carefree Florida
gardening. Call for advance reservations and rates at (352)
Week Celebration in Brooksville, Oct. 9-16.
Brooksville's Founders Week Celebration, to be
held on October 9-16, will include many fun activities. A barbeque
cookoff for cash prizes, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque
Society, and the 27th annual Hernando County Rodeo, sanctioned by
the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association will be held Friday
through Sunday, Oct. 8-10, starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and
Saturday, and at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday; tickets are $12 for adults
and $5 for children.
The Hernando Beach Seafood Festival, with free
admission, food, games, bands and vendors, will take place on
Hernando Beach, Sat. and Sun., Oct. 9 and 10, from 9 a.m. until 3
Hoedown & Craft Festival, Oct. 9
Vendors needed Floral City Elementary will
hold its 2nd annual Hoedown and Craft Festival on Saturday, Oct. 9,
from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Floral City Elementary School,
located on the corner of Marvin St. and Old Floral City Rd., off
Hwy. 48 in Floral City. Join them for a good ole country time
completc with craft vendors, a barbeque; live, foot stompin' music;
rides, games, dunk tank, horse rides, hay rides, clowns, face
painting and critters from the Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park
Outreach Program. Proceeds will be used in the school's classroom
book program. CRAFT VENDORS ARE STILL NEEDED - to reserve a space
for only $15, please call Barbara Davis at (352) 341-0842. For more
information about the event, call Barnard Davis at (352) 341-0842 or
Kathy Thrumston at (352) 341-2569
Celebration in Brooksville, Oct. 9-16. Brooksville's
Founders Week Celebration, to be held on October 9-16, will include
many fun activities. A barbeque cookoff for cash prizes, sanctioned
by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, and the 27th annual Hernando
County Rodeo, sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys
Association will be held Friday through Sunday, Oct. 8-10, starting
at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday;
tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children.
The Hernando Beach Seafood Festival Oct. 9 and 10, 9 a.m. until
with free admission, food, games, bands and
vendors, will take place on Hernando Beach, Sat. and Sun., Oct. 9
and 10, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Bus tours and horse and buggy rides of historic
Brooksville can be enjoyed on Oct. 11, and a period costume contest
will be held on Oct. 15. For more information on the Seafood
Festival call (352) 688-0238, or for any of the week's events call
the Brooksville Chamber of Commerce at (352)796-0697.
Gardening Workshop at Homosassa Park, Oct. 13
A Fall Gardening Workshop will be held at the
Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park on Oct. 13 from 9:30 a.m.
until noon. Learn how you can use low-maintenance, native plants and
xeriscaping to conserve water resources & enjoy carefree Florida
gardening. Call for advance reservations and rates at (352)
American Indian Indian Heritage Week in Homosassa, Oct. 15-17
The Red Eagle Lodge of W. Central Florida will hold their 5th annual
Native American Indian Heritage Week celebration, in old Homosassa,
Friday through Sunday, Oct. 15-17. Activities will include Native
American dancing, singing, story telling, foods, crafts, craft
demonstrations, wildlife exhibits, traditional drum and flute music,
arts, childrens' games, and drawings.
School Education Day is Friday; hours
Saturday are 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. with grand entry times of noon and
5 p.m.; hours Sunday are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. with grand entry
timesof noon and 4 p.m. Tickets are $2 for adults, reduced prices
for ages 6-12 and free for children under 6. Call (352) 563-5423 for
MagnoliaFest October 20-23,
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park - Live Oak,
MagnoliaFest Advance Tickets are on sale now.
Guaranteed 100% Pure Organic Americana Music
The goal of Magnolia Music & Events is to present great music
festivals which will create and foster an “intentional music
community”. These music festivals are designed to be enhanced by the
beautiful natural settings where they are hosted. The best
description of the music we emphasize is Americana or Grassroots,
which includes a flavorful, rich blend of new & traditional folk,
bluegrass, newgrass, roots rock, alternative country,
singer/songwriter, rhythm & blues, Cajun, and Celtic music plus a
few things that defy description. We strive to adhere to and respect
the great traditions of traditional or American Roots Music, while
offering a completely contemporary approach & outlook to all aspects
of our productions. Over the years a core group of “family favorite”
performers who join us at each festival has evolved, appearing along
with a rotating lineup of other established “stars” in Americana .
We also include plenty of exciting, fresh soon-to-be-known musical
discoveries. We are members of trade organizations, including the
North American Folk Music & Dance Alliance, The Americana Music
Association, and the International Bluegrass Music Association. We
offer a high-quality, broad-based choice to those seeking honesty,
integrity, intimacy, truth and most of all, healing of the body,
mind, and spirit through the power that is music & community.
Ours is not a better way, but only another way.
County's Heritage Week Celebration, Oct. 15-23
The Citrus County Historical Society invites
the public to the 2004 "Heritage Week Celebration" that will begin
on Fri., Oct. 15, and end with a Grand Finale Heritage Ball 1950'S
Prom, on Sat. Oct. 23. This year's theme will be 'Follow that Dream'
to Citrus County! All proceeds will benefit programs of the Citrus
County Historical Society.
During the Heritage Week Celebration, visit
The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum located at One Courthouse Square
in Inverness, and view the John Murray Davis Rotating Gallery
exhibit, "Seminole Wars: The Fight for Florida." Then drive to Ft.
Cooper and relive the days of the Second Seminole War, while
enjoying nearly 5 miles of walking nature tours and water trails.
Many other special events will be held in Citrus County during this
The mission of the
Citrus County Historical Society
is to be the leading advocate for the preservation of the heritage,
history, and pre-history of Citrus County and adjacent areas, and to
further public knowledge of this rich history. By celebrating a week
of Citrus County Heritage, residents will have a fun and
entertaining time, while gaining knowledge of important events that
occurred in Citrus County and learning about the people who settled
Take a chance and benefit the Citrus County
Historical Society, by purchasing tickets for a HAWAIIAN VACATION
during March 25-30, 2005. "Follow that Dream to a Hawaiian Paradise
Vacation" includes 5 nights at the Hilton Hawaiian Village (where
Elvis stayed during his filming of Blue Hawaii) in a deluxe ocean
view room, with round trip airfare and transfers (departing from
Tampa), and a dinner cruise around Waikiki. Tickets are $30 each, or
4 for $100.
There is also a LAS VEGAS PRIZE! The "Follow
that Dream Viva Las Vegas Trip" is Feb. 12-15, for 3 nights at the
Mirage Hotel & Casino located on The Strip in Las Vegas, and
includes round trip airfare and transfers (departing from Tampa) and
a helicopter tour, plus a special treat the NCTD Travel Center has
arranged, a special Anniversary/Wedding Package. You can either get
married, or renew your vows, on Valentine's Day during your visit.
The "Love Me Tender Elvis Wedding Package" includes the chapel
ceremony, music, rose presentation, boutonniere and limo service.
"Elvis" will walk the bride down the aisle and sing 3 wedding songs.
Tickets for this package are $30 each, or 4 for $100.
To salute the Veterans of Citrus County, NCTD
Travel Center has also arranged a VETERANS STARS & STRIPES TOUR
PACKAGE. Visit the Punch Bowl where Elvis did some filming of Blue
Hawaii, see Fort Island, Pearl Harbor and Veterans Memorial and
learn how World War II started and ended.
Please support the Citrus County Historical
Society, by purchasing prize tickets at the following locations: THE
OLD COURTHOUSE IN INVERNESS, located at 1 Courthouse Square,
Inverness, FL 34450 - call (352) 341-6427
** INVERNESS CHAMBER OF COMERCE, located at
214 W. Tompkins, Inverness, FL 34450 - call (352) 726-2801
** CRYSTAL RIVER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, located
at 28 N.W. U.S. Hwy 19, Crystal River, FL 34428 - call (352)
** HOMMOSASSA SPRINGS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE,
located at 3495 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, mailing address P.O.
Box 709, Homosassa Springs, FL 34447 - call (352) 628-2666 ** or
NCTD TRAVEL CENTER, located at 537 N. Citrus
Ave., Crystal River, FL 34428 - call (352) 564-9197.
Your support, by joining the Citrus County Historical Society
and/or volunteering for one of the many events, will be greatly
appreciated. For further information on joining the Historical
society, the Heritage Week Celebration, historical tours, or prize
packages, please call (352) 341-6427.
Festival in Lecanto, Oct. 29-31
A Greek Festival will be held ar St. Michael
the Archangel Greek Orthodox Church located at 4705 W. Gulf to Lake
Hwy. in Lecanto, Friday through Sunday, October 29-31. Traditional
Greek foods will be enjoyed in dinners, gyros and pastries. You will
also enjoy live Greek folk music with costumed performers dancing,
along with specialty merchandise vendors. The entry fee is $1, with
free parking. Hours are 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday,
and 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., Sunday. For more information, call (352)
Week, Oct. 16-23 As part of the Heritage Week Kick-Off in
historic downtown Inverness, the
Catfish Festival will be held at Stumpknockers, October 16
from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., after the Heritage Week Opening
Ceremony is held from 10-11 a.m. on the Town Square.
| The Heritage
Ball, the final event in the week's celebration will be
held in the Inverness Heritage Courthouse on
October 23 from 6-11
p.m.; tickets are $75.
County Historical Society invites visitors to "Follow
that Dream" to Citrus County during Heritage Week. The event was
named "'Follow that Dream' to Citrus County" because Elvis Presley
filmed the 1960 movie "Follow that Dream" in various locations in
Citrus and Levy Counties.
When the restoration of the 1912 Inverness
courthouse was begun several years ago, there were no good pictures
of its original condition, but because of scenes in "Follow that
Dream," the restoration of the courthouse was true to its original
condition. With this in mind, the celebration will include chances
on a trip to Hamaii in a tribute to the Elvis movie "Blue Hawaii"
and chances on a trip to Las Vegas in a tribute to the Elvis movie
"Viva Las Vegas."
Other celebrations of the county's heritage
during the week will include visiting Seminole history at Ft.
Cooper, south of Inverness; Indian history on Yulee Drive in Old
Homosassa, Oct. 15-17; and the Gay '90's and Fabulous '50's in
historic downtown Inverness. During the week, there will be a sock
hop, local celebrity events, and much rock 'n roll music!
Mill House Gallery & Printing Museum on Yulee Dr. in
Homosassa will offer tours on Oct. 21 & 21 to show how books and
newspapers were printed in the 1950's and earlier. Call 726-3913,
341-6427 or 726-2801 for more details of these events.
Cooter Festival, Oct. 30th
The first annual Cooter Festival will be held
in Inverness on Saturday, Oct. 30. Activities will include an
animated turtle, barbeque cook-off, bike rides, morotcycle poker
run, cruiser car rally, band festival, carnival rides, cooter
(turtle) races, tours of historic landmarks, and other activities.
Activities will take place in downtown Inverness and around Cooter
Pond that has been part of the recent beautification efforts in
Inverness and the home to many turtles. Cooter is a southern term
that refers to freshwater, edible turtles. For more information,
call (352) 726-3913.
Nights Art Walk in Old Homosassa Nov. 5th & 6th
The Luminary Nights Art Walk will be held in
Old Homosassa on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5 and 6, from dusk until
9 p.m. Stroll through Old Homosassa on Yulee Drive and browse the
eclectic galleries and gift shops containing work by local artists
and craftsmen, including pottery, fiberglass animals, wood carved
fish, manatees, birds, copper sculptures and pictures of Homosassa.
Shops are all within a short walking distance apart and pathways
will be lighted between the shops that are owned and operated by
local artists and craftsmen. See the glass garden, meet the artists
and enjoy refreshments.
the Arts in Inverness, Nov. 6 & 7
The annual Festival of the Arts will be held at
the Town Square in Inverness on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6th & 7th.
Admission and parking is free. Hours are 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
on Saturday and 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Artists and
craftsmen will show and sell their works amongst performances of
music, dance and art groups, along with a variety of food and
beverage vendors. for more information, call (352) 746-7606.
Homosassa Seafood Festival
Homosassa Arts, Crafts and Seafood Festival
November 12-13, 2005
Old Homosassa on Mason Creek Road
Telephone: (352) 628-2666
Focus: juried art show, upscale crafts, large seafood
court and more
Seafood featured: local restaurants feature different
Co-sponsor: St. Petersburg Times, Coca-Cola, Budweiser
Admission: $2 donation, children free
Inglis & Yankeetown Seafood Festival
A variety of seafood, music, and arts & crafts.
November 19th and 20th Riverside Drive Yankeetown
Citrus County Health Dept. Announces "Go Red
for Women" Campaign, Informing Women of Heart Disease The Citrus
County Health Department supports the American Heart Association's
"Go Red for Women" campaign. "Go Red for Women" is a call for women
to take charge of their health. The goal of the campaign is for
women to recognize and reduce their risk of heart disease, much of
which can be prevented! Heart disease and stroke are the number 1
and number 3 killers of women. They are 2 of the many cardiovascular
diseases that kill nearly 500,000 women each year. That's more than
the next 7 causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer.
Fortunately, there is much that women can do to prevent these
killers. "Go Red For Women" helps women to discover unique,
lifesaving power, by learning about heart disease and stroke, and
taking positive action to reduce their risk of both.
THE FACTS: In 2000, women represented 53.5
percent of total U.S. deaths from cardiovascular disease, including
heart attack and stroke. * Every year since 1984, more women than
men have died of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular
diseases. The difference is more than 65,000, and the gap for women
is increasing. * Heart disease rates in women, after menopause, are
2 or 3 times those of women the same age before menopause. * Women
at older ages, who have heart attacks, are more likely to die from
them than men. * Women and men share 6 identified risk factors: high
blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol, physical inactivity,
overweight and obesity, and diabetes. For more information on the
"Go Red for Women" Campaign call 1-888-MY Heart, or call the Citrus
County Health Department at 527-0068, ext. 287.
ANYTIME Keep Citrus County Beautiful Offers
Speakers for Your Organization's Meeting Carol Lee Wallis,
Co-Executive Director of Keep Citrus County Beautiful (KCCB), would
like to be a guest speaker at your club or organization's meeting.
Keep Citrus County Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep Florida
Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful.
KCCB welcomes the opportunity to share their
programs with your club or organization. Two of these programs are
the "Community Cleanup Program" and the "Keeper of the Land
Program." Keep Citrus County Beautiful programs are geared to
empower Citrus County citizens to take action to clean up their
community and become good "Stewards of the Land." Frank Silverhawk,
an Eastern Woodland Indian of Cherokee descent, is available to talk
to groups about the "Keeper of the Land" program.
Frank is an excellent speaker, storyteller and
keeper of Native American traditions. He has already visited several
Citrus County elementary schools, encouraging children to become
"Keepers of the Land." The children are very excited about the
program and enjoyed Frank's story. Contact Carol Lee Wallis at
352-563-5423 for more information.
Homosassa Wildlife Park Needs Volunteers
Springs Wildlife State Park is looking for 6-10 volunteers to assist
park rangers with transportation of visitors on scenic Pepper Creek.
Interested volunteers shou1d have experience operating boats, be
comfortable with public speaking and possess a valid driver's
license (Class D license preferred). Currently the park is in need
of volunteer support for a minimum of 4 hours on Saturdays, Sundays
and Mondays (mid morning to mid afternoon). Park rangers will
provide on-site training for all new transportation volunteers to
ensure they are comfortable operating a 40-foot pontoon boat and are
able to develop and present interpretive programs to park visitors
from around the globe. This position is for outdoor enthusiasts and
customer sservice oriented personalities. So, if it's time for you
to get out of the house or get off the golf course, Homosassa
Springs Wildlife State Park might have the right volunteer position
for you! For more infom1ation on volunteer opportunities at thc
Homosassa Springs Wild1ife State Park, call Marla Ivory at (352)
628-5445, ext. 103 or send an email to
America Removes Barriers, Looking for Volunteers Barrier Free
America (BFA) understands the needs of the community and
efforts being put forth to comply with the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Their volunteer staff helps in
finding reasonable solutions to removing barriers. If you are a
person with a disability who is having difficulty in gaining access
or accomodation to facilities, shopping, health care, activities,
employment, or services, they can assist by clarifying the
requirements under the ADA. As an advocate, BFA will work with you
and the entity involved and/or assist you with the filing of
non-compliance documentation. Barrier Free America offers workshops,
training and technical assistance on the ADA to businesses,
consumers, and state and local agencies. Barrier Free America is
looking for volunteers for a new program as ADA Advocates.
Volunteers will be trained to spot check local businesses to see if
they provide reasonable accomodation to persons with disabilities
and to document their findings. Persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply. For more information, call Alma Warren at (352)
628-5401. For more information, call Alma Warren at (352) 628-5401
GENERIC---SAVE---2nd & 4th Saturdays FLEA
MARKET IS BACK! at Golden Eagle Plaza, Hwy. 19, Homosassa Barrier
Free America (BFA) will hold a FLEA MARKET on Saturday from 8 a.m.
to 3 p.m., at the Golden Eagle Plaza at 3269 Suncoast Blvd. (U.S.
19) in Homosassa. The BFA Market is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday
of each month. Stop by, take a look, and see what bargains you can
find! Vendors can reserve spaces for only $10; call Alma Warren for
more information at (352) 628-5401
GENERIC---SAVE East Citrus Republican Club
Monthly Meeting The East Citrus Republican Club holds its monthly
meeting the fourth Saturday of each month at the Crown Hotel on
Seminole St. in Inverness. At 8 a.m., a breakfast buffet is
available for $4.50 and the meeting takes place at 9. For more
information, call John Thrumston at 560-0330
GENERIC--SAVE The Sugarmill Manor Alzheimer's
Support Group meets on the first Monday of each month at 2:30 p.m.,
with the exception of holidays. The group is affiliated with
Alzheimer's Family Organization and is open to all caregivers. For
more information, call the (352)382-2531 (Sugarmill Manor
GENERIC--Weekly Meetings Overeaters Anonymous
Meetings Are you ready to stop eating compulsively? Welcome to
Overeaters Anonymous. OA a 12-step program for anyone with an eating
disorder. Everyone is welcome and there are no dues or fees.
OA has five weekly meetings in Citrus County:
4 p.m, Mondays, Lakes Region Library, 1511 Druid Road (off C.R.
581/Pleasant Grove Rd.), Inverness * 7 p.m., Tuesdays, First Baptist
Church, 123 S. Seminole St., Inverness * 1 p.m., Thursdays, Our Lady
of Grace Catholic Church, 6 Roosevelt Blvd, Beverly Hills * 6:30
p.m., Fridays, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 6 Roosevelt Blvd.,
Beverly Hills * Spanish-speaking meeting at 10 a.m., Saturdays, Our
Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. For
further information call 726-9112, 746-7749 or 341-0777
GENERIC - PLEASE SAVE IN FOLDER - CAN CHANGE
DATES Early Morning Nature Cruise at Homosassa Wildlife Park.
"Friends" of the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
are preparing for their next 'First Light Delight Nature Cruise,'
planned for Sat. morning at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State
Park in Homosassa on U.S. Hwy. 19.
Participants will be taken on an early morning
cruise down Pepper Creek with a knowledgeable interpreter. This
early morning guided tour offers the opportunity to experience the
park before it opens to the general public and, so early in the
morning, hundreds of birds can be seen roosting in the treetops. A
breakfast buffet will be served in the Wildside Cafe. The Cruise is
$20 per person. Tickets may be purchased in the Visitor Center
Office, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Seating is limited, so early ticket
purchase is recommended. Ticket holders should meet at the park's
Visitor Center in Homosassa at 6:30 a.m., and boats will leave at 7
a.m., sharp. "Friends" is the citizen support organization for the
Wildlife Park. Through events like the 'First Light Delight Nature
Cruise,' the Friends raise funds to help make improvements to the
park's wildlife habitat