Category Archives: Activities

Scholarships available for Swim Lessons and Lifesaving Training

To celebrate their 2017 Centennial Campaign the American Red Cross is partnering with Citrus County Parks and Recreation to provide scholarships for swim lessons and other aquatics and lifesaving training at the Bicentennial Park Pool. Lessons are available for children and adults to gain the important life skill of swimming as well as to help … Continue reading Scholarships available for Swim Lessons and Lifesaving Training

Citrus Meals On Wheels Program in Need of Volunteer Drivers

Citrus County’s Meals On Wheels Program joins the National Meals On Wheels Association of America with the goal that “no senior goes hungry”.  In order to ensure that we are able to provide meals for homebound seniors here in Citrus County, we need volunteers! Do you have a few hours a week to give of … Continue reading Citrus Meals On Wheels Program in Need of Volunteer Drivers

Brooksville to celebrate Arbor Day April 28

The City of Brooksville’s Beautification Board and City Council Members are excited to announce they will be hosting the 28th Annual Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, April 28, 2017. Arbor Day was founded by J. Sterling Morton in 1872, its purpose… to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.  Trees are assets to a … Continue reading Brooksville to celebrate Arbor Day April 28

Earth Day Cleanup events scheduled

Earth Day is Saturday April 22.  In recognition of that special day, Keep Citrus County Beautiful (KCCB) is cooperating with the Board of County Commissioners and Florida Department of Transportation Adopt-a-Highway (AAH) programs to organize roadside cleanups by many of their existing AAH volunteer groups. A total of 28 groups agreed to schedule one of … Continue reading Earth Day Cleanup events scheduled

Fresh Farm Food for NatureCoasters’ Good Health

Florida’s Nature Coast has a cornucopia of fresh farm produce available throughout most of the year. While the local grocery store may carry Florida fresh fruits and veggies throughout the year, a local produce market can provide foods that have been grown closer to home, and a trip to the farm provides the freshest food … Continue reading Fresh Farm Food for NatureCoasters’ Good Health

Central Ridge Pool to open May 6

The Central Ridge Pool in Beverly Hills located at Lake Beverly will open on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Pool passes are available for purchase at the Central Ridge Community Center, 77 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills.  Individual or Family passes can be purchased Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM to … Continue reading Central Ridge Pool to open May 6

Sew Cool! Workshop in Old Homosassa

About a month ago, the Homosassa Civic Club started a new skills program–the Sew Cool! Workshop. Held in the Old Homosassa Learning Center and led by coach Faith Peix, the workshop is open to any level sewist. Whether you’ve never stitched a stitch or can make elegant gowns, Faith and her mother Geraldine Callahan, will … Continue reading Sew Cool! Workshop in Old Homosassa

2017 Florida Blueberry Festival Entertainment Schedule

Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, are the dates for the 2017 Florida Blueberry Festival in downtown Brooksville.  The entertainment is pretty much continuous throughout the two days, and here is the schedule: Saturday April 22 schedule STAR STAGE Hernando Park / Ft. Dade Avenue 10:30 am – 12:00 pm American Made Classic Rock 1:30 am … Continue reading 2017 Florida Blueberry Festival Entertainment Schedule

Underwater Egg Hunt planned for Bicentennial Park Pool Saturday

Bicentennial Park Pool will be holding their annual Underwater Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 11am to 2:30pm, which is a FREE event for children under 12 years of age in our community. There will be games, arts and crafts, an egg based egg hunt, pictures with the Bunny, and of course, swimming for eggs! It will … Continue reading Underwater Egg Hunt planned for Bicentennial Park Pool Saturday

Easter Celebrations in the Nature Coast

At this current juncture in my life, I have no little ones to spoil on Easter morning and live far away from my family of origin. My husband and I are reinventing holiday traditions until the “grands” come along – perhaps enjoying a holiday buffet at Oysters in Crystal River because William and Pamela Bunch … Continue reading Easter Celebrations in the Nature Coast

Free International Jazz Day Celebration Concert 4/28

Your Hernando County Public Library System is celebrating International Jazz Day with a live jazz performance by musicians from the Hernando Jazz Society. This jazz concert in honor of International Jazz Day will be on Friday, April 28 at the Spring Hill Branch Library from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. The Spring Hill Branch Library is … Continue reading Free International Jazz Day Celebration Concert 4/28

Updates from Florida Estates Winery

Happy Easter.  Happy Passover.  Happy Spring. Or, if you prefer, just Be Happy. Spring is my favorite time of the year.  Not just because of my birthday but because of the “rebirth” of everything.  All of the grapevines are budding out (called “bud-break”) and forming little leaves. The grass is turning green but not long … Continue reading Updates from Florida Estates Winery

Burn Ban Issued for Pasco County

Pasco County issues burn ban due to drought and brush fires across Pasco Pasco County Board of County Commissioners approved a Burn Ban during the Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Board Meeting. Multiple brush fires across Pasco County in the last week made a burn ban necessary. The burn ban goes into effect immediately. Under the … Continue reading Burn Ban Issued for Pasco County

Saint Leo University Offers Girls Summer Camps About Robotics

Registration is now open for Saint Leo University’s Girls Can! Robotics Camps, offered to girls ages 10 to 15 at the campus, at 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, 33574. Beginner camps are offered the weeks of July 10 through July 14, and July 17 through July 21. Girls with no previous experience will learn … Continue reading Saint Leo University Offers Girls Summer Camps About Robotics

The Lift Wake Camp at SunWest Park

The Lift Adventure Park will be offering 6 week-long sessions of summer camp at SunWest this summer! Camps are already starting to fill up, so we encourage you to sign up soon. Campers will learn to wakeboard, hop around on the Aqua Park, and paddle around the lake, all under the close supervision of caring … Continue reading The Lift Wake Camp at SunWest Park

Old Homosassa goes to Tallahassee

Today I’d like to tell you about a bunch of NatureCoasters that really care about their community.  We have two very active  groups that are tirelessly working on projects for the Homosassa River. A wee bit of history–two years ago, Roger Cullen formed the “Access to the River” committee.  Made up of members of the Homosassa … Continue reading Old Homosassa goes to Tallahassee

Earth Day Celebration 4/22 in Crews Lake Wilderness Park

Celebrate Earth Day in Pasco County at Crews Lake Wilderness Park on Saturday, April 22, 2017.  This fun, family event will take place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the park, located at 16739 Crews Lake Drive in Spring Hill.  This year marks Pasco County’s 22nd Earth Day celebration promoting environmental education, encouraging volunteerism … Continue reading Earth Day Celebration 4/22 in Crews Lake Wilderness Park

Brazilian Pepper and Lead Tree Removal in Hernando Beach

On April 10, 2017, the Hernando County Department of Public Works in coordination with EarthBalance, an invasive species removal contractor, will begin another phase of removing Brazilian pepper and lead tree plants along right of ways in the Hernando Beach community. This invasive plant removal project will take place starting at Gulf Coast Drive and … Continue reading Brazilian Pepper and Lead Tree Removal in Hernando Beach

Bountiful Blueberries make Tasty Fun in Brooksville

You can almost taste it, right? That cool blue sensation that awakens the pallet this time of year. Spring is nearly upon us and with it, the bountiful harvest of Florida blueberries. On April 22 and 23, Brooksville will celebrate Florida’s fastest growing specialty crop of edibles by hosting the Sixth Annual Florida Blueberry Festival. … Continue reading Bountiful Blueberries make Tasty Fun in Brooksville

April 8 Great Skunk Ape Adventure Hunt & Trail Event promoting Fun & Fitness

Join in the fun and adventure at Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park in this first ever adventure hunt-trail event to walk or run (1 mile,  3 mile or 10K)  on some new fantastic trails in this newly opened New Port Richey park. This is an all levels welcome, family friendly event (even dog friendly) that will be fun … Continue reading April 8 Great Skunk Ape Adventure Hunt & Trail Event promoting Fun & Fitness

Pasco MPO to host Public Vision 54/56 Task Force Meeting 4/20

The Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is hosting a public Vision 54/56 Task Force Meeting to continue evaluating transportation solutions for the State Road 54/56 Corridor, from U.S. 19 to Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.  Anyone interested in the Vision 54/56 Study is invited to attend.  Citizens will be able to listen to the task … Continue reading Pasco MPO to host Public Vision 54/56 Task Force Meeting 4/20

Visit the Hernando Historical Museums in Brooksville

The Hernando Historical Museum Association has three Museums open to the public, Tuesday thru Saturday 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  They are the May Stringer House @ 601 Museum Ct; The 1885 Train Depot at 70 Russell Street, and The Countryman Family One Room Schoolhouse at 66 Russell Street. YES right here in Brooksville, Florida. … Continue reading Visit the Hernando Historical Museums in Brooksville

Pre-Register Now for Wildlife Ranger Camps in June & July

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will offer two weeklong Wildlife Ranger Camps in June and July. The Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park sponsor the programs. June’s Wildlife Ranger Camp is for children ages 8 and 9 years old, and runs June 19 through June 23. July’s … Continue reading Pre-Register Now for Wildlife Ranger Camps in June & July

Educational Series offers Relationship Training in June

UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County is pleased to offer two different 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 … Continue reading Educational Series offers Relationship Training in June

Dade City Downtown Merchants start First Fridays with evening Hours

Customers have been asking Dade City’s downtown merchants to open some evenings for families to shop or dine. Now, the merchants say, “YES!” April 7 is our first “First Friday” so, as they say, “build it and they will come.” Merchants will be open until 8 p.m. for your shopping and dining pleasure. Check out the Local Merchants … Continue reading Dade City Downtown Merchants start First Fridays with evening Hours

Florida Loquat Festival offers a Variety of Loquat Trees in NPR 4/8

Ecology Florida and Friendship Farms & Fare, with the support of the City of New Port Richey, will host the fourth annual Florida Loquat Festival on Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frances Avenue Park (6156 Louisiana Avenue, 34653) in New Port Richey. The festival is a learning and sharing event … Continue reading Florida Loquat Festival offers a Variety of Loquat Trees in NPR 4/8

Pasco County’s 2017 Disaster Expo set for April 22

Emergencies can happen any time, during any season and being prepared can mean the difference between life and death.  That’s why the Pasco County Division of Emergency Management is hosting the 2017 Disaster Expo on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown New Port Richey’s Sims Park. For the third year, … Continue reading Pasco County’s 2017 Disaster Expo set for April 22

Live Oak Theatre Company to Hold Eighth Annual Summer Camp 6/19-23

Live Oak Theatre Company, a not-for-profit family-oriented theatre company, will conduct its eighth annual summer program from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19 through June 23. Camp will be held at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Ave., Brooksville, FL, 34601. Each day of camp will include a lunch break and time taken … Continue reading Live Oak Theatre Company to Hold Eighth Annual Summer Camp 6/19-23

Underwater Egg Hunt planned for Bicentennial Pool

Bicentennial Park Pool will be holding their annual Underwater Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 11am to 2:30pm, which is a FREE event for children under 12 years of age in our community. There will be games, arts and crafts, an egg based egg hunt, pictures with the Bunny, and of course, swimming for eggs! It will … Continue reading Underwater Egg Hunt planned for Bicentennial Pool