Category Archives: Activities

Chinsegut Conservation Center August Programs

August 3rd                            R-A-W Real Amazing Wildlife: Join professional photographer and photography teacher Alice Herden for a two day workshop on photographing wildlife. The RAW workshops include an informational session on wildlife with biologists and land management professionals. Workshop includes many extras and one-on-one camera instruction. See details and register at https://creative-nature-photography.com. This workshop requires … Continue reading Chinsegut Conservation Center August Programs

Tampa Bay Idol Auditions in Wesley Chapel August 12

Winners to sing for American Idol producers during bus tour The next musical superstar could be right here in the Bay Area! Tampa Bay Idol will give local singers a special opportunity to audition for American Idol producers. Winners of Tampa Bay Idol will receive a “Front of the Line” Ticket to audition for American … Continue reading Tampa Bay Idol Auditions in Wesley Chapel August 12

Ultimate Indoor Frisbee and Men’s Adult Basketball Leagues at NPR Rec Center

The Ultimate Indoor Frisbee League season begins August 24th and Men’s Adult Basketball League begins September 13th The City of New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center is hosting their Ultimate Indoor Frisbee League which begins August 24th and runs through November 9th.  Teams play at the Recreation and Aquatic Center gym from 8:30 to … Continue reading Ultimate Indoor Frisbee and Men’s Adult Basketball Leagues at NPR Rec Center

Exploring Nature Coast Springs

There is nothing like hopping into a 72-degree spring on a hot, humid day to cool the body and soothe the soul. Florida is graced with many natural springs, providing crystal clear, cool (some would say cold) water and the Nature Coast has a great concentration of these magical geological phenomena. Although we tend to … Continue reading Exploring Nature Coast Springs

Master Gardener Class offers Online Sessions

The Master Gardener program is accepting new Master Gardener trainees for its next class beginning in September, but because it is difficult for many people to take off from work during the week for training, this class will be offered on-line. The Master Gardener program will still meet on Tuesday evenings from 6-9PM for hands-on … Continue reading Master Gardener Class offers Online Sessions

Civil War Quilts: Before, During and After Trunk Show and Talk July 27

Brenda Grampsas will be with at Quilts on Plum Lane Thursday, July 27th. She will be presenting a Lecture/Trunk Show at 10:00 a.m. on Civil War Quilts: Before, During and After the great conflict. Brenda will present quilts that demonstrate how the Civil War influenced quilt making. Learn a bit about quilt history circa, 1860 … Continue reading Civil War Quilts: Before, During and After Trunk Show and Talk July 27

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

To try to describe this rain filled weekend, and half way through the week that would be that we need the water. I can remember, when I was young, fishing in ditches or retention ponds (in Citrus County). Most of them had bass and breambut now they are nothing but grassy embankments. I believe that … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Old Homosassa in July

Okay, let’s talk about Old Homosassa in July….and August…..and even September. It’s scallop season!  Such a fun time in Old Homosassa for all those that get out into the Gulf and scoop those future delicious morsels out of the sea grass. Also a boon for our local businesses which is a very good thing for … Continue reading Old Homosassa in July

July/August Events from Hernando County UF/IFAS Extension

Wild Edibles Participants will learn which plants have been used for food sources, and how they’ve been prepared. Presenter: Master Gardener Rita Grant Date/Time/Location: Wednesday July 26 @ 10:30 AM at the Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Dr., Spring Hill, 34608 Fall Vegetable Gardening Participants will learn the basics about Fall vegetable gardening … Continue reading July/August Events from Hernando County UF/IFAS Extension

HHPS features Antique Furniture in Interior Design & an Auction August 3

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society will be holding their monthly meeting at the Brooksville Mining Association Enrichment Center located at 800 John Gary Grubbs Boulevard on US 41 (Broad Street) in Brooksville on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. Roger Carlton Sherman, former Board Chairman of the Henry B. Plant Museum in Tampa is … Continue reading HHPS features Antique Furniture in Interior Design & an Auction August 3

Gym Passes Available at Central Ridge Community Center

Citrus County Parks and Recreation is announcing the enhancement of the Gym at the Central Ridge Community Center at 77 Civic Circle in Beverly Hills. Parks and Recreation has recently acquired specialized equipment that works every part of the body with easy to use devices. The gym is open to all county residents from 8:00am … Continue reading Gym Passes Available at Central Ridge Community Center

Pasco County and United Way partner to Create Land O’Lakes Sinkhole Fund

Pasco County and United Way of Pasco County have mobilized to create a local fund to assist the victims of the Sinkhole that occurred in Land O’ Lakes Friday morning. This fund includes a TEXT TO GIVE option. 100% of donated funds will be used to assist victims in their recovery and zero administrative funds … Continue reading Pasco County and United Way partner to Create Land O’Lakes Sinkhole Fund

Brooksville Garden Club Renews Adopt-A-Trail

The Brooksville Garden Club renewed their Adopt-A-Trail agreement (Area 7) for two more years on the Good Neighbor Trail. Volunteers maintain section of the bicycle & walk trail by keeping it litter free at least 6 times a year. “Little Litter Walks” in the cool mornings give us a friendly walk & talk. Attract your … Continue reading Brooksville Garden Club Renews Adopt-A-Trail

Pasco County 3rd Annual Cardboard Boat Race 7/15

The Pasco County Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources Department is challenging other Pasco County Departments – and the public – to take part in the Third Annual Cardboard Boat Race on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  The race for the boat with the fastest time across the pool will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park … Continue reading Pasco County 3rd Annual Cardboard Boat Race 7/15

Creative Writing Series at Saint Leo by Leading American Writers and Artists

Admission is free each evening to sessions with actor-writer Benjamin Busch, Florida luminary David Kirby, and many rising talents and experienced writing teacher-mentors Contributed by Jo-Anne Johnston, Saint Leo University Distinguished visiting artists will be performing in early-evening sessions from Saturday, July 15, through Friday, July 21 at Saint Leo University (www.saintleo.edu), including novelists, poets, … Continue reading Creative Writing Series at Saint Leo by Leading American Writers and Artists

Pasco County launches interactive ‘Neighborhood Notebook’

Part of new ‘WALK. BIKE. WORK. PLAY.’ community outreach effort The Pasco County Planning and Development Department is pleased to announce a new community outreach program – Neighborhood Notebook.  This giant, interactive chalkboard will be popping up all around the South Market Area throughout the year as part of an ongoing initiative to hear from … Continue reading Pasco County launches interactive ‘Neighborhood Notebook’

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

What I enjoy about snorkeling for scallops is the underwater solitude and being in a environment that is free and clear of the topside world. Maybe I’m the only one but highly doubt it, I’ll start with some Red Hot Chili Pepper’s in my head ( Love Under The Bridge ) then some Bob Marley … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Chinsegut’s Historic Treasures adorn Brooksville

Chinsegut (pronounced chin-SEE-gut) is an Alaskan Innuit word meaning, “The spirit of things lost and regained.” This local treasure is an interesting piece of the Nature Coast’s history, having been homesteaded by John and Susan Bishop in the 1800s. Colonel Bird T. Pearson of South Carolina acquired 160 acres through the Armed Occupation Act in … Continue reading Chinsegut’s Historic Treasures adorn Brooksville

Free Rock Painting at Church Street Shoppe “Toys, Kites & More” 7/15

Free to children of all ages: rocks, brushes and paints await your imagination and skills at at Church Street Shoppes Toys, Kites & More as part of the  Dade City Merchants Christmas in July & Art Walk Event. July 15 downtown Dade City this Saturday look for the huge tent in the parking lot next to … Continue reading Free Rock Painting at Church Street Shoppe “Toys, Kites & More” 7/15

How to Build Healthy Relationships Course Offered

UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County is pleased to offer an educational series to help you improve your relationships.  SMART Couples Florida classes are designed to teach you how to communicate needs, listen to the needs of others, successfully resolve conflict, and maintain happy and healthy relationships with everyone in your life. “Elevate,” is a fun and … Continue reading How to Build Healthy Relationships Course Offered

Blackberries available tomorrow, 7/8 at Bramble Creek Farms

Good news for blackberry fans: Bramble Creek Farms will be open for one more upick this Saturday, July 8 from 8 am – noon. This lovely farm is located at: 23031 Hayman Rd, Brooksville, Florida, FL 34602, just west of Batten Road, on Hayman, and their phone number is 352-796-5473. They grown only thornless berries and … Continue reading Blackberries available tomorrow, 7/8 at Bramble Creek Farms

FREE movie: Chicken Little at Eugene Martin Park 8/5

Enjoy an evening in the park with your friends, family and neighbors by attending a free Movie in the Park! Saturday, August 5th will be showing “Chicken Little”. The movie will be projected on a 30 ft. screen and will start at dusk (around 8 P.M.) at Eugene Martin Park, located at: Eugene Martin Park … Continue reading FREE movie: Chicken Little at Eugene Martin Park 8/5

Virtual Dimentia Tour to be at Caregiver Day 7/28

The Alzheimer’s Family Organization (AFO) will host a Caregiver Day at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness on July 28, 2017 that will include educational speakers and a Virtual Dementia Tour, provided by Senior Helpers. The Virtual Dementia Tour is a science-based simulation of what a person in mid-stage dementia experiences.  It can help caregivers better … Continue reading Virtual Dimentia Tour to be at Caregiver Day 7/28

“Trolls” Movie Showing in Sims Park 7/29

Saturday, July 29th, “Trolls” will be shown at Sims Park (6431 Bank Street) starting at 8:30PM. Presented by The City of New Port Richey Parks and Recreation, “Trolls”is a cute, colorful adventure inspired by the tall-haired troll dolls that first became popular in the 1960s. It centers on Princess Poppy, who teams up with grumpy … Continue reading “Trolls” Movie Showing in Sims Park 7/29

Summer Sunset Concert Series features Shawn Brown Band 7/22

The Shawn Brown Band will perform at Sims Park (6431 Bank Street) from 7-8:30pm July 22 in the last of the Summer Concert Series, presented by The City of New Port Richey Parks and Recreation. “Shawn began playing the piano at the young age of 3 years old and then became the organist, accompanying his … Continue reading Summer Sunset Concert Series features Shawn Brown Band 7/22

Scalloping Florida’s Nature Coast: A Delicious Adventure

At one time, the West Central coast of Florida supported a robust commercial scallop industry, with 400,000 lbs. of bay scallops being harvested in Florida in 1957. By 1992, the commercial harvest was near zero. Fishery groups banded together and worked to restore the scallop populations to healthy levels and by 2005, most years showed … Continue reading Scalloping Florida’s Nature Coast: A Delicious Adventure

Bald Eagles Featured at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park for July

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be focusing on the threatened Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), our national bird, during the month of July. Educational exhibits about the Bald eagle will be on display in the Park’s Visitor Center and Discovery Center throughout July. Three mature Bald eagles; Spirit, Homosassa and Summer; an immature … Continue reading Bald Eagles Featured at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park for July

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

The beginning of the 2017 scallop season is a reminder that folks love the Nature Coast and come to Citrus County to collect their limits of tasty scallops. It would be silly to try to tell you the best area to go because the amount of boats north of the Homosassa channel should be the … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Hernando Citrus MPO Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting 7/20

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, July 20, 2017, beginning at 3:30 p.m., at the Citrus Transit Center, 1300 South Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, Florida. Items scheduled on the agenda include: Adopted FY 2018/19 Hernando County and Citrus County Complete Streets Priority Projects TBARTA Regional … Continue reading Hernando Citrus MPO Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting 7/20

July events at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum

Guided Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Inverness Join Us on Tuesday, July 11 at 9:00 a.m. at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum for a Guided Walking Tour of Downtown Inverness. Hear stories of early and present-day Inverness as your guide shows you a small town rich with history. Experience the beautiful lakes, parks, and quaint, … Continue reading July events at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum