Category Archives: Education

Hernando Historical Preservation Society features Steve Rinck 6/1

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society it pleased to welcome HHPS member Steve Rinck as our guest speaker at the June 2017 meeting. Mr. Rinck will portray the character of Paddington McCormick, an Irish immigrant who joined the U.S. Infrantry in 1835.  Paddy’s company traveled to the wilderness of central Florida Territory to force the Seminoles out to Oklahoma, and … Continue reading Hernando Historical Preservation Society features Steve Rinck 6/1

Nature Coast Volunteer Center Schedules Special Needs Call Down Drill

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), a program of the Nature Coast Volunteer Center (NCVC) is hosting a Special Needs Call-Down Drill. It will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The training exercise is being sponsored in partnership with Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management Section. NCVC, … Continue reading Nature Coast Volunteer Center Schedules Special Needs Call Down Drill

Free First Time Homebuyer’s Class offered in June

Citrus County Housing Services is offering a free First Time Homebuyer’s class which is being conducted by the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Citrus County office. Participants, who attend the entire program, will receive a Certificate of Completion which is valid for two (2) years and is required for first time homebuyer assistance programs. These classes … Continue reading Free First Time Homebuyer’s Class offered in June

Senior Legal Issues Information Session Offered

To celebrate Older Americans Month, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida are partnering to provide an information session to Citrus County seniors on an array of legal issues. The event will take place on Thursday, May 25 at 1:00pm at the Central Citrus Community Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton … Continue reading Senior Legal Issues Information Session Offered

Free First Time Homebuyers Class in Lecanto (June)

Citrus County Housing Services is offering a free First Time Homebuyer’s class, which is being conducted by the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Citrus County office. Participants, who attend the entire program, will receive a Certificate of Completion, which is required for first time homebuyer assistance programs. These classes are HUD approved and encompass the entire … Continue reading Free First Time Homebuyers Class in Lecanto (June)

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

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

Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in May 2017

Irrigation efficiency Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on May 9, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm.  Landscape irrigation is supplemental, but often uses 50-70 % of total residential water consumption. Irrigation practices such as seasonal scheduling, catch can calibration and selection of drought tolerant plants are essential to creating a … Continue reading Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in May 2017

Live Oak Theatre Summer Camp Signups Open Now

Due to the success of Live Oak Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz, enrollment in its eight annual performing arts summer camp is growing faster than in previous years. 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 … Continue reading Live Oak Theatre Summer Camp Signups Open Now

Lifeguard Rookie School offered at Bicentennial Park Pool

Now is the time to sign up for the Lifeguard Rookie School at Bicentennial Park Pool. The hiring process for Lifeguards for Citrus County Parks & Recreation will begin with the Lifeguard Rookie School. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate these swimming abilities during a skill session: Swim 550 yards using either the front crawl … Continue reading Lifeguard Rookie School offered at Bicentennial Park Pool

May Hernando County Extension Class Schedule

Plan now to attend spring lawn and landscaping classes (Brooksville, FL) The Hernando County Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program and Extension Service offers classes year-round to help residents learn how to save time, money and water when maintaining their lawns and gardens. No registration is required for most of these classes, but you may call (352) 540-6230 … Continue reading May Hernando County Extension Class Schedule

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