Category Archives: Education

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

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

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

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

FREE Program: Simple Ways to Save Water even when it’s raining

The University of Florida/IFAS Citrus County Extension Service is providing a FREE program on Water Conservation: Simple Ways to Save Water. Save money and the environment by fixing leaks, installing a few inexpensive water-saving devices can save water than you think. There is even greater opportunity for savings outdoors without sacrificing a high-quality landscape. While … Continue reading FREE Program: Simple Ways to Save Water even when it’s raining

Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in July 2017

Turf basics – Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on July 11, 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, … Continue reading Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in July 2017

Chinsegut Conservation Center July Programs

July 1st 10:00 AM             Family Butterfly Bingo: Join us at the Conservation Center for a round of Butterfly Bingo for kids ages 5-9. Kids can explore the different butterflies and lifecycle of butterflies in this bingo themed scavenger hunt. Kids can then create their own butterfly feeder to take home. There is no cost for … Continue reading Chinsegut Conservation Center July Programs

Cape Canaveral’s Rocket History presentation 7/19

The Hernando County Public Library System invites you to visit the Spring Hill Branch Library (9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34608) on Wednesday, July 19 at 10 am to make a virtual tour of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station part of your summer adventure. Your tour director will be retired Army Major … Continue reading Cape Canaveral’s Rocket History presentation 7/19

ServSafe® Training available in Lecanto 8/18

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® Training available in Lecanto 8/18

Learn About Black Bears at the Wildlife Park in June

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be focusing on Florida’s Black bears during the month of June.  There will be displays and hands-on activities in the Visitor Center and in the Discovery Center throughout the month.  A special program is planned on the theme of Black bears on Thursday, June 15, 2017. The … Continue reading Learn About Black Bears at the Wildlife Park in June

Healthy Relationships Classes Start July 6 in Lecanto

UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County is pleased to offer a 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 Healthy Relationships Classes Start July 6 in Lecanto

Florida Estates Winery offers Wine Class June 25

Join Florida Estates Winemaker, Vineyardist, Cellar Master, and tasting expert, Ron Hunt, as he shares his experiences and educational knowledge of wine in a detailed wine class. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to learn something new about wine. Topics Covered: Brief History of Wines Wine Grape Varietals Wine Grape Diseases Wine … Continue reading Florida Estates Winery offers Wine Class June 25

Master Gardener Volunteer 2017 Class Coming This Summer

Do you have a love of gardening? Time to share your passion?  A willingness to become a dedicated volunteer? Then the Master Gardener Volunteer Program, through the University of Florida/IFAS – Citrus County Extension may be for you. If this sounds like you, come discover more about this community volunteer educator program at one of … Continue reading Master Gardener Volunteer 2017 Class Coming This Summer

Pasco County Offers Vendor Workshop 6/23

The Pasco County Purchasing Department is inviting all local vendors interested in doing business with the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to attend a Vendor Workshop on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the West Pasco Government Center located at 8731 Citizens Drive in New Port Richey, Florida. … Continue reading Pasco County Offers Vendor Workshop 6/23

Hernando County Extension Classes for June

Goodness- Snakes Alive! Friday June 9 @ 10:00 AM Master Gardener Leslie Derrenbacker Participants will learn the natural niche that snakes fill, how to tell a venomous snake from a non-venomous snake and how we can co-exist with our slithery friends. Chinsegut Conservation Center 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, 34601 Alien Invaders- An Update on … Continue reading Hernando County Extension Classes for June

Cooking for One Classes offered 6/14 & 6/20

The University of Florida/IFAS Citrus County Extension Service is providing a free program on Cooking for 1 at two library locations in June. Cooking for one seems like an impossible task! Find out how to easily plan, shop for and prepare meals for one. Central Ridge Public Library The class will be held on: Wednesday, … Continue reading Cooking for One Classes offered 6/14 & 6/20

Crystal River HS Students Donate Pennies for Pets

Special thanks to the Crystal River High School Business Academy students. The students collect pennies for pets for their community service project each year. From the money they collect they are able to purchase pet food for the Citrus County PetMeals program, which is part of the homebound Meals on Wheels program. Thank you so … Continue reading Crystal River HS Students Donate Pennies for Pets

Hernando County Extension Piloting a New Master Gardener Class

Hernando Extension Master Gardeners are planning on offering  Master Gardener training this coming August, but trying something new this time. Because it is difficult for many people to take off from work during the week for training, they will be offering this class on-line. Students will meet one evening a week for a few hours … Continue reading Hernando County Extension Piloting a New Master Gardener Class

Chinsegut Conservation Center June Programs

June 2nd 8:00 AM        Road-side Cleanup: If you love Chinsegut, help us keep it clean! From 8:00 AM until we finish Chinsegut staff and volunteers (this could be you) will clean up the litter dumped on the roadside along Snow Memorial Highway. The Center will provide gloves, litter sticks, collection tools, high visibility vests and … Continue reading Chinsegut Conservation Center June Programs

Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in June 2017

Florida-friendly Landscaping™ principles Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on June 6, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm. The University of Florida developed the 9 basic principles to establish a set of gardening practices which aid gardeners in creating sustainable and successful ornamental gardens.  These practices allow gardeners to create beautiful … Continue reading Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in June 2017

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

Junior Lifeguard Camp in Inverness

If your child is between 11 and 14 years of age and would like to experience what it’s like to be a lifeguard, consider the American Red Cross Junior Lifeguard Camp. The City of Inverness will offer the American Red Cross Junior Lifeguard Camp at Whispering Pines City Park Aquatic Facility. The camp will be … Continue reading Junior Lifeguard Camp in Inverness

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