Category Archives: Education

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

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

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

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

Free ABC of Dementia workshops coming to the Suncoast YMCA 4/6-7

Free ABC of Dementia caregiver workshops are scheduled at the Suncoast YMCA from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 6, and 10 a.m. to noon on April 7, 2017.   Both events are free and open to the public. Coping with Dementia LLC President Debbie Selsavage, who will conduct the workshops, explains, “Participants will learn the … Continue reading Free ABC of Dementia workshops coming to the Suncoast YMCA 4/6-7

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

Scholarship Deadline Approaches for Citrus Online High School Diploma Program

Individuals 19 years of age or older seeking to earn a high school diploma are encouraged to take advantage of Career Online High School, a program offered through the Citrus County Library System. Scholarships are being awarded to qualified residents looking to earn an accredited private high school diploma and advance their careers. The library … Continue reading Scholarship Deadline Approaches for Citrus Online High School Diploma Program

Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops offered in April

Right plant, right place Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on April 4, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm.  Once established the right plant is often sustainable without additional supplemental watering.  Choosing appropriate plant materials, planting them correctly and managing them wisely, ensures a gardens success. Classes are held at the … Continue reading Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops offered in April

Nature Coast Agri-Summit to be held April 22 in Lecanto

Are you looking for a way to make money with your small farm or acreage? Then the Nature Coast Agri-Summit is a must attend event! Nature Coast Agri-Summit is a regional small farms conference to share practical ideas for making a profit off the land. This one-day event is hosted by Citrus County UF/IFAS Extension … Continue reading Nature Coast Agri-Summit to be held April 22 in Lecanto

Holocaust Survivor Pieter Kohnstam to tell his Family’s Story at St Leo 3/29

Holocaust survivor Pieter Kohnstam presents “Narrow Escape – A Flight to Freedom,” the story of his family’s frightening departure from Amsterdam in 1942 and the subject of his later book, A Chance to Live: A Family’s Journey to Freedom. The young Kohnstam was a childhood friend of diarist Anne Frank, and the two families were … Continue reading Holocaust Survivor Pieter Kohnstam to tell his Family’s Story at St Leo 3/29

ServSafe Certification Class in Lecanto 4/28

You don’t have to travel to Tampa or Orlando to get your ServSafe® Food Protection Manager’s Certification.  The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Citrus County is providing training to help food managers and staff keep food served to Florida’s consumers safer. This is a comprehensive training that provides the most up-to-date information and current regulations.  The … Continue reading ServSafe Certification Class in Lecanto 4/28

Starting a Home-based Food Business Workshop May 1-15

Thinking about opening a Home-based Food Business? Are you interested in selling food products that you make in your own home? Do you want to sell your home-made baked goods, candies, preserves, and more to the general public? If so, you don’t want to miss this workshop! This workshop will be held from 6:00 pm … Continue reading Starting a Home-based Food Business Workshop May 1-15

March Nature Programs at Chinsegut Conservation Center

March 3rd 6:00 PM                 Southeastern American Kestrel (SEAK): Regional FWC Kestrel nest box monitoring coordinator Brendan O’Connor is visiting Chinsegut to give a talk on the SEAK and looking to recruit volunteers for this annual citizen science monitoring project. All are welcome for this program. Please register at (352) 754-6722, space is limited. March 4th … Continue reading March Nature Programs at Chinsegut Conservation Center

Free Florida-friendly Lawn workshops in Lecanto – March 2017

Turf basics Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on March 7, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm.  Managing a healthy lawn is often a full time job and recurring expense. Selection of the right materials to accomplish a specific task is always the best place to start. Sustainable lawn varieties, typical … Continue reading Free Florida-friendly Lawn workshops in Lecanto – March 2017

Learn how to build Healthy Relationships Series

UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County is pleased to offer 2 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 Learn how to build Healthy Relationships Series

New Video features Pasco Seniors & Meals on Wheels

The Pasco County Elderly Nutrition Division is proud to release a new Pasco Seniors & Meals on Wheels video!  This short video tells our story and shows all that Elderly Nutrition has to offer Pasco County seniors.  You’ll also learn about ways you can get involved.  Find out where your talents are needed and join … Continue reading New Video features Pasco Seniors & Meals on Wheels

Florida Forest Service releases FLBurnTools app

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service today announced the release of “FLBurnTools,” a new mobile app to inform the public about drought, wildfire danger and wildfire activity. Prescribed burn practitioners can also use the app to plan and submit authorization requests. The “FLBurnTools” app is now available in both … Continue reading Florida Forest Service releases FLBurnTools app

Florida Pioneer Museum Feb. Speaker Series Schedule

The Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, in cooperation with Florida Humanities Council, will explore the professions and the people that sustain American society while it hosts “The Way We Worked,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition. This great exhibition will be on view January 28, 2017 through March 18, 2017. To enhance this Smithsonian exhibition, we … Continue reading Florida Pioneer Museum Feb. Speaker Series Schedule

Citrus County to hold Contractor’s Forum on the use of SHIP funds

Citrus County Housing Services will be hosting a Contractor’s Forum, focusing on the use of State Housing Initiatives Program (SHIP), on Thursday, February 23 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at the Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto. SHIP funds may be used to assist program eligible individuals and families with the rehabilitation … Continue reading Citrus County to hold Contractor’s Forum on the use of SHIP funds

Learn All About Wine with Ron Hunt of Florida Estates Winery

All About Wine is a weekly online talk show hosted by Ron Hunt of Florida Estates Winery. Each week, listeners are treated to wine tips, winery news and various topics – it’s All About Wine! Ron also answers your questions LIVE on-the-air. Call the show and participate in the discussion or chat with us in … Continue reading Learn All About Wine with Ron Hunt of Florida Estates Winery

Hernando County Master Gardener News

To Sod Or Not To Sod Class Wednesday, February 8 @ 10:30 AM by Lilly Browning Is it time to redo your landscape? Have you built a new home? This class will cover the benefits and difficulties of Florida lawn grasses as well as turf alternatives. Spring Vegetable Gardening Class Wednesday, February 22 @ 10:30 … Continue reading Hernando County Master Gardener News

Wildlife Park features Alligators in February

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park’s monthly focus during the month of February will be on the American alligator. Displays will be available in the Visitor Center on US 19 and in the Discovery Center inside the Wildlife Park. Two special programs will be presented on the American alligator. (featured image at top of … Continue reading Wildlife Park features Alligators in February

Florida Saves: Your Money and You Program starts 2/22

The University of Florida/IFAS Citrus County Extension Service is providing a five week program that will teach you savings tips and tricks, how to make credit work for you, and how to get out of debt!  Topics include; financial organization, credit basics, insurance, saving and investing, and estate planning. This five session program will be … Continue reading Florida Saves: Your Money and You Program starts 2/22

Live Butterfly Exhibit at the Pasco County Fair

Pasco County Master Gardeners Present ‘Butterflies and Blooms’ The UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service Master Gardeners will be hosting a live, daily butterfly exhibit at the Pasco County Fair February 20 through February 26, 2017 at the Pasco County Fairgrounds. “Interactive butterfly exhibits, like the one Pasco Master Gardeners produce for the Pasco County … Continue reading Live Butterfly Exhibit at the Pasco County Fair

Pasco Citizens’ Academy accepting Spring Program applications through 2/7

Applications are now being accepted for the sixth Pasco County Citizens’ Academy.  The Academy is a highly educational and entertaining program designed to share information about the services Pasco County provides to its residents.  The next Academy is set to start March 2, 2017 and the class will graduate in May.  Applications will be accepted … Continue reading Pasco Citizens’ Academy accepting Spring Program applications through 2/7

Citrus Libraries to host educational presentation on Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and the Brain 1/28

The Coastal Region Branch of Citrus Libraries, located at 8619 West Crystal Street in Crystal River will host a talk about Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and the Brain by Certified Dementia Practitioner Debbie Selsavage from 1 to 3 p.m. on January 28, 2017. Selsavage is a certified instructor in the Positive Approach to Care, a member of … Continue reading Citrus Libraries to host educational presentation on Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and the Brain 1/28

How to Coexist with Backyard Wildlife Program 1/20 at the Wildlife Park

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park has set aside the month of January to honor some of Florida’s well-known naturalists and conservationists. In addition to displays in the Visitor Center and the Discovery Center, we will be presenting a special program on how we can all be conservationists by making small changes in our … Continue reading How to Coexist with Backyard Wildlife Program 1/20 at the Wildlife Park

Techno Fair to be held at Central Citrus Community Center 1/18

Do you have a smart phone or electronic device that leaves you feeling “not so smart”?  Here is your chance to get free help and learn more about your smart phone and tablet. Kelly Desroches and his associates from Sprint will be at the Central Citrus Community Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto on … Continue reading Techno Fair to be held at Central Citrus Community Center 1/18

Children’s Fair, Special Speaker to Mark MLK Day at Saint Leo

The community is invited to Saint Leo University’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 16. The day’s celebration will begin with a children’s fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Student Activities Green between Kirk Hall and the Student Activities Building. Saint Leo’s student organizations will host fun activities … Continue reading Children’s Fair, Special Speaker to Mark MLK Day at Saint Leo