Category Archives: Activities

First Friday Brings Music to the Streets of Dade City

June 2 kicks off summer’s First Friday, a date night of sorts featuring live music, store specials and a community atmosphere from 5-9 pm in Dade City. Downtown shopkeepers and restaurateurs are staying open late to bring some of the finest shopping and dining to NatureCoasters. Live music, in the form of street musicians throughout … Continue reading First Friday Brings Music to the Streets of Dade City

“Music, Mojitos & Margaritas” at Lori Anne’s June 2

Street musicians will provide the backdrop for another fantastic, fun First Friday event. Join Lori Anne’s, at 14135 7th Street in downtown Dade City for “Music, Mojitos & Margaritas”. Live Music will be performed by the Amazing Acoustical Duet – Phase 111. Kathy, Tony and Daniel perform a variety of acoustic rock songs from the 1970s … Continue reading “Music, Mojitos & Margaritas” at Lori Anne’s June 2

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Looking ahead to a great Memorial Weekend of fishing and family fun. The weather should be pleasant and nice. For good action head to the waters west of the Homosassa and Crystal River channels to fish the structures in 8 to 12 feet of water. Patchy bottom with sponge, sand and rocks will produce sea … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

An Update from Old Homosassa

I’ve been writing here on NatureCoaster.com for two months now! Started on March 28 and it’ already late May with sum-sum-summer time right around the corner! Thought I’d take today to give a few updates from my previous posts…. First, the Fishing Homosassa 101 seminar was a great success! Eager guests started arriving at 5:30 pm for … Continue reading An Update from Old Homosassa

Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park to Reopen May 20

County Park to reopen with limited access on trails Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park will reopen this Saturday, May 20, 2017, although sections of many trails still remain off limits. The park was closed for safety concerns and to provide access to firefighters dealing with the recent wildfire. Here is the latest information from the … Continue reading Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park to Reopen May 20

Paddling Adventure for NatureCoasters: Blazing a new Trail

Kayaking and canoeing are peaceful ways of interacting with nature on the water and getting healthy exercise, without getting too wet. Florida’s Adventure Coast (Hernando County) recently opened a new paddling trail from Bayport Park to Linda Pedersen Park to  give residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy what makes Florida’s Nature Coast such a … Continue reading Paddling Adventure for NatureCoasters: Blazing a new Trail

WoofStock May 20 benefits Pasco Animal Services

Pasco County Animal Services will hold the Third Annual WoofStock Saturday, May 20! We will have live bands, kids’ crafts, pony rides, vendors, food, wine tastings and more! The funds raised will go toward the care of sick or injured animals that come into the shelter. This annual fundraising event will occur from 11:00AM – … Continue reading WoofStock May 20 benefits Pasco Animal Services

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Looking at the warm week ahead, after the much needed rain this past Saturday, fishing patterns will be shifting into a new gear. Tarpon are showing up south of Homosassa and on the outer bars west of Crystal River. Cobia are still loitering around markers, structure and rock piles  north of the Homosassa channel and … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

JG Ranch May Update: Sweet Corn, Berries & More

It’s May and we have a little over 2 months left for this season.  Jeff has all ready started working up the strawberry beds and putting in a new irrigation/sprinkler system.  Forty thousand plants have been ordered for October 1st delivery and we are looking for a pre-Thanksgiving strawberry opening. Sweet corn is now available … Continue reading JG Ranch May Update: Sweet Corn, Berries & More

Pasco celebrates Bike to Work Day 5/19

In an effort to showcase the benefits of biking and to encourage more people to give biking a try, the Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) declares the month of May, 2017 as Bike Month. Pasco County is also declaring the third week in May as Bike to Work Week. Friday, May 19, 2017 will … Continue reading Pasco celebrates Bike to Work Day 5/19

Live Oak Theatre Summer Camp Registration is now online

Parents may now register their children and pay directly online for the L:ive Oak Theatre Performing Arts Summer Camp.  Simply go to www.LiveOakTheatre.org and click on the button “SUMMER CAMP” for instructions about how to register and pay. Due to the success of Live Oak Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz, enrollment in its … Continue reading Live Oak Theatre Summer Camp Registration is now online

Students Find Leaky Toilets

In celebration of the EPA’s “We’re for Water” initiative, Citrus County Utilities challenged 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms to test home toilets for leaks in the third annual Classroom Leak Detection Challenge.  Twenty-nine classes from six schools tested 593 toilets using dye tablets provided by the utility. “The students were surprised to learn that … Continue reading Students Find Leaky Toilets

Makers & Shakers to Open Maker Space May 16

Makers & Shakers is happy to announce the beginning of our second phase. Now that the Marketplace is nearly full with vendors displaying their wares for sale, we are ready to launch our Maker Space. An Artisan’s Asylum (3A) Come learn about how Makers & Shakers is creating an  artisan community in Dade City. We are … Continue reading Makers & Shakers to Open Maker Space May 16

Summer Junior Golf Program at Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club

This year our Junior golf program will be held on Tuesday nights starting June 1st for 5 consecutive Tuesdays.  Each session will run from 5:30PM to 8:00PM. During each five week session each child will be fed Pizza and beverages from 5:30PM to 6:00PM.  From 6:00PM to 8:00PM the children will rotate through stations focusing … Continue reading Summer Junior Golf Program at Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club

Sign up now for Hernando County summer camps

The Hernando County Parks & Recreation Department announces its summer camp schedule. A variety of camps are being offered for children ages 8-14. Some camps have limited enrollment and age limits differ by camp. There is a $15 fee per camper due at registration. A $50 deposit is due for specialty camps at registration. Registration … Continue reading Sign up now for Hernando County summer camps

Fishing Homosassa 101

The Homosassa Civic Club is very excited to announce a new seminar in their Adult Learning Series. Captain William Toney will be presenting Fishing Homosassa 101 at the Old Homosassa Learning Center at 10950 W. Yulee Drive in Old Homosassa–right across the street from the Homosassa Elementary School–on Thursday, May 18th at 7 pm. This is a … Continue reading Fishing Homosassa 101

Flagship Romance Duo closes out Music at the Museum Series

To close out the season on May 18 is the duo Flagship Romance, comprised of married singer-songwriters Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson performing their unique Harmonic Alternative Folk. Their passionate vocal blends and incredible chemistry have inspired crowds at events and venues as varied as the Mumford and Sons Gentlemen of the Road Florida stopovers, the Florida and … Continue reading Flagship Romance Duo closes out Music at the Museum Series

Learn about Florida Bay Scallops at Local Lecture 5/19

Florida Sea Grant, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County announces research scientist Dr. Steve Geiger from the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute will deliver a lecture on the Florida Bay Scallop along Florida’s Adventure Coast. Event will take place on Friday, May 19, from 7-8:00 p.m. at the Florida Department of Health in Hernando County, 7551 Forest … Continue reading Learn about Florida Bay Scallops at Local Lecture 5/19

VISIT FLORIDA CEO to Speak at Lecanto Luncheon 5/12

VISIT FLORIDA’s President and CEO, Ken Lawson, will be the keynote speaker for the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on Friday, May 12. The event will be held at Black Diamond Ranch, 3125 W Black Diamond Cir, Lecanto, FL 34461. The luncheon will begin at 11:30am. Adam Thomas, Director of the Citrus County Visitors … Continue reading VISIT FLORIDA CEO to Speak at Lecanto Luncheon 5/12

Summer Camp at Crystal River Preserve State Park

The Friends of the Crystal River State Parks, Inc., in partnership with the Florida Park Service, the Florida Coastal Office (FCO) and the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN), will host summer camp for children ages 8-11 at the Crystal River Preserve State Park July 10th -14th 2017. Campers will learn how to appreciate and understand … Continue reading Summer Camp at Crystal River Preserve State Park

VISIT FLORIDA to Host Lunch & Learn for Tourism Industry Professionals

VISIT FLORIDA’s Regional Partnership Manager, Brandy Hastings, will host a Lunch & Learn event at the Citrus County Welcome Center, located at 915 N Suncoast Blvd, Crystal River, FL 34429, on Tuesday, June 6. The event, which will explore the benefits and resources available through VISIT FLORIDA Partnership, will begin at 11:30am and last until … Continue reading VISIT FLORIDA to Host Lunch & Learn for Tourism Industry Professionals

May’s Focus is on Wetlands and Wildflowers at the Wildlife Park

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be highlighting Wetlands and Wildflowers during the month of May when wildflowers are springing up all along our roadsides and in our fields. Exhibits will be on display in the Park’s Visitor Center and in the Discovery Center on this theme. You may ask yourself “What is … Continue reading May’s Focus is on Wetlands and Wildflowers at the Wildlife Park

Celebrate National Wildflower Week with a Photo Walk 5/6

In Celebrating National Wildflower Week, join Nature photographer Alice Mary Herden of Green-Fly Media at Big Pine Tract for a beautiful wildflower photography adventure on Saturday, May 6. Big Pine Tract is another essential area of Chinsegut Wildlife Management Area trail system. This area has a wonderful assortment of wildflowers for nature photographers to photograph.. … Continue reading Celebrate National Wildflower Week with a Photo Walk 5/6

Wildlife Puppeteers receive Long Term Project Award

Donald Philpot, Executive Director of the Friends of Florida State Parks, presented the organization’s 2016 Long Term Project award to the Wildlife Puppeteers from Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. The Long Term Project of the Year honors efforts that result from a partnership of a Florida State Park and their Citizen Support Organization … Continue reading Wildlife Puppeteers receive Long Term Project Award

Pasco County schoolchildren learn about local government

The Pasco County Board of County Commissioners hosted approximately 160 students from Cypress Elementary School during a special field trip on Thursday, April 27, 2017.  The students took part in a day of hands-on interaction with various Pasco County Government departments and got to experience their local leaders in action. “Nurturing the minds of future … Continue reading Pasco County schoolchildren learn about local government

May 13 San Antonio Farmer’s Market celebrates Mothers

The May 13 Farmers Market in San Antonio will celebrate Mothers Day.  All mothers will be given a free chance drawing ticket for a special Mothers Day Basket containing items chosen to relax and please the lucky winner. In addition, a number of the vendors will offer Mothers Day specials at their booths. The Farmers … Continue reading May 13 San Antonio Farmer’s Market celebrates Mothers

Wildlife Park to present Ranger Camps in June and July

Camp helps educate children about Florida’s native wildlife 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, … Continue reading Wildlife Park to present Ranger Camps in June and July