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Harvest Moon Arts and Crafts Show is Saturday

The Harvest Moon Arts and Crafts Show at the Florida National Guard Armory in Crystal River will be staged by the Citrus County Craft Council from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. The Armory is at 8551 W. Venable St. Admission is free.

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The show features crafters and artisans with glassworks, woodcarvings, embroidery and much more. Two sisters fashion cake pops for edible enjoyment.

The Young Marines will benefit from a raffle, and the Young Marines also will sell hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and drinks.

For more information about the Craft Council, see www.citruscountycraft.com.

Art, Craft & Car Show looking for artists

The St. Benedict Catholic Church will be holding their annual Art, Craft & Car Show on Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 422 S. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River.

Applications are now available for artists and crafters to share their talents with the community. This is a popular and well attended show.

For art/craft show applications, contact Sally Krasny at 352-503-4144 or skrasny@gmail.com. For car show entries, contact Janet Thomas at 352-212-2856 or 352-212-7979, or email jets57@yahoo.com.

Attend the Festivus for the Rest of Us

Come to the Festivus for the Rest of Us mini art festival Saturday, Sept. 17, from 4 to 9 p.m. at A Cracker Canvas store, 2211 E. Norvell Bryant Highway, Hernando.

There will be local artists, music and food. For more information, call 352-212-4011.

Bowling to benefit children’s cancer unit

The Bowler’s Hut Pro Shop proudly presents the Youth Eliminator Handicap Bowling Tournament to benefit Shands Children’s Cancer Unit.

The tournament will take place on Sept. 18 with check in at noon and bowling starting at 1 p.m. located at Sportsmen’s Bowl, 100 N. Florida Ave., Inverness.

Entry fee is $50 if in advance, $55 day-of.

Contact Mike Preston by phone at 352-538-3133. Prepayment is acceptable through Cashapp, Venmo, or PayPal, or call Sportsmen’s at 352-419-4316.

Post 166 to host USAF celebration

On Sept. 18, the United States Air Force will celebrate its 75th birthday.

The Arnold Vern Allen American Legion Post 166 would like to invite all Air Force veterans to join them for the celebration and to share their USAF stories, plus enjoy appetizers and sweets with their fellow veterans.

Post 166 is located at 4520 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa.

German/American Club to host Fall Festival

The German/American Club of West Central Florida invites the public to attend their Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 1-5 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2389 W. Norvell Bryant Highway, Lecanto.

Admission is $20 and includes a buffet of finger foods, desserts and coffee, as well as a basket of cheer to be raffled off. There will be live music by Eva Adams as well.

The event is bring your own beverage and attire should be German traditional or smart casual.

For tickets or more information, contact Sigi Strak at 352-854-9616, email sigistrak@centurylink.net, or mail 4675 S.W. 99th St., Ocala, FL 34476.

Legion Post 77 to host dinner fundraiser

The Sons of the American Legion Post 77 is sponsoring a Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 26, from 5:30-7 p.m. or until gone.

It is $10 per plate, pay that night. There will be karaoke with Twisted Talent. Come out for a great dinner and singing. The menu includes corned beef and cabbage, potatoes and sweet bread.

UPCOMING, ONGOING

Attend a Labor Day celebration

The public is invited to join the Post 237 Legion family for a Labor Day Celebration on Sept. 3 starting at noon.

Lunch will be served from 1-3 p.m. or until gone. It will be a quarter chicken, corn on the cob, salad, roll and dessert and will be $15 per plate.

Entertainment by Steve & Audi Band from 2-6 p.m.

Auxiliary to host Labor Day picnic

On Sept. 5, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4864 Auxiliary of Citrus Springs will host a Labor Day Picnic. Ceremonies will start at noon followed by the picnic which will continue until 6:30 p.m.

The cost is $10 per person. DJ Deb will provide karaoke for guests’ enjoyment.

The Post is located at 10199 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs. Groups larger than four people are requested to call to reserve a table at 352-465-4864. The last picnic sold out very early so make sure to arrive early.

The VFW Post and Auxiliary will also be hosting a membership drive. Members will be located at the sign-up table for the picnic. Bring a DD-214 form or other discharge paperwork to check eligibility for membership. Additionally, members will be available to answer any questions about membership.

VFW Post 4337 to host dinner/show

Honor Guard VFW Post 4337 will sponsor a dinner/show and dancing on Sept. 24. There will be a full course dinner by chef Quinton Herrin from 5-6 p.m. and a show and dancing from 6-9 p.m. Entertainment will feature “two for the show duo.”

Tickets may be purchased at the post, 906 E. State Road 44, Inverness. The price in advance is $12 per person and $15 at the door per person.

Funds to be used to replace the post floor. For more information, call 352-344 3495. The public is invited.

Libraries have one more plant swap

Citrus Libraries will be hosting several upcoming plant swap events at branch locations around the county. Flowers, vegetables and seeds are all welcome.

Anyone interested is free to share information and pick up new gardening tips. The events are open to all and do not require registration.

Remaining events will be at the following locations and times:

  • Floral City Library, Aug. 31 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. outside in the town center park, weather permitting.

Anyone interested can follow @CitrusLibraries on Facebook and Instagram, or visit the website at citruslibraries.org.

Plays at Art Center Theatre for the season

The Art Center of Citrus County theatre has announced the lineup for the 2022-23 season schedule.

For the remaining 2022 year:

  • “The Outsider,” comedy, Sept. 16-18, 23-25, 30, and Oct. 1, 2
  • “Let’s Murder Marsha,” comedy, Nov. 4-6, 11-13, and 18-20
  • Youth Theatre, Dec. 9-11

In 2023:

  • “I Love a Piano,” musical, Jan. 13-15 and 20-22
  • “The Robin Hood Caper,” comedy, Feb. 24-26, March 3-5, and 10-12
  • “Don’t Mention My Name,” comedy, April 14-16, 21-23, and 28-30

For more information about the shows, call the theatre at 352-746-7606 or visit artcenterofcitruscounty.org/category/art-center-theatre.

Ladies of Elks looking for vendors, artists

The Ladies of the West Citrus Elks will begin hosting their annual Arts and Craft Festival Oct. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elks Lodge at 7890 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa.

The West Citrus Elks are looking for local artists or arts vendors to consider sharing their talents with the community. Applications are now available.

Interested parties can reserve a six-foot or eight-foot table to display works for $30 and $35, respectively. Tables will be available until all spaces are reserved.

For anyone interested, call 352-586-8886 for more information and applications.

BFF Society annual fundraiser

The BFF Society, a nonprofit organization, will be hosting their fourth annual Beautiful Woman Inside and Out fundraiser from 1-3 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the George Washington Carver Community Center, 555 NE Third Ave., Crystal River.

There will be a mini fashion show, dessert auction and lots of arts and crafts vendors. Guests will also have the chance to win a $1,500 shopping spree with the Zyia Casual & Active Wear Company, as well as assorted gift cards and certificates.

Tickets are $25 each and all proceeds benefit local scholarships.

For more information, contact Alicia at 352-257-1280.

One more tribute on tap for summer

Parks and Recreation has announced the remaining show in the 2022 Summer Concert Series. Back by popular demand, “The Atlantic City Boys” will perform at CSCC on Aug. 26.

Tickets are now on sale for $15.

The Citrus Springs Civic Association will have light snacks and refreshments available for purchase (cash only). For more information, call 352-527-7540 or follow @citruscountyparks on Facebook.

Floral City museum temporarily closed

Director of the Floral City Heritage Museum, Tom Ritchie, announces the temporary closing of the museum for the months of July and August.

The museum will reopen on Sept. 2 and will be open free of charge every Friday and Saturday thereafter from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Contact the museum by calling 352-419-4257, visiting floralcityhc.org or following @fcheritagedays on Facebook.

The museum is located at 8394 E. Orange Ave., in the Floral City Town Center.

Attend fall fashion show fundraiser

Join the Women of Sugarmill Woods for their “Fall Into Fashion” fashion show on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club. Doors open at 11 a.m.

There will be a luncheon followed by the fashion show with raffles for specialty items, share the wealth, a money tree and a booze barrel.

Fashions presented by Accessories & More. Clothing and accessories will be available for purchase after the show.

This event is open to the public. To purchase tickets, contact Rita Robison at 317-7960-3658 or my3cats2019@outlook.com.

This Fashion Show is a fundraising event to benefit local charities and scholarships for students in Citrus County provided by the Women of Sugarmill Woods, a 501(c)(3) organization.

VFW Post 8189 hosts dart league

VFW Post 8189 in Homosassa hosting a dart league at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Then, at 5:30 p.m., join the Post for trivia. Lots of fun for all.

Dollar Days at the Valerie

The Valerie Theatre announces Dollar Days at the Valerie. Every Wednesday, enjoy movies at the Valerie for only $1. Check valerietheatre.org for programming or call 352-341-7850.

Ozello Writers Guild holding contest

The Ozello Writers Guild is sponsoring a photo contest for the cover of their new short story book “Ozello: Three Bridges to Paradise.”

The contest is open to anyone remotely affiliated with the Ozello Trail. Submit a picture for the outside cover of the new book.

The winner will be picked by the members of the Ozello Writers Guild. The winners’ photo will be published in the book along with the recognition of their picture for the cover.

Email the picture submission to ozellowritersguild@gmail.com.

For more information, search Ozello Writers Guild on Facebook.

Join softball fun at Bicentennial Park

Bring a glove to Bicentennial Park behind the Crystal River airport at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays or Wednesdays and participate in a game of softball or just spectate.

A group of ages 55 and older (age flexible) men and women gather to pick teams and enjoy the exercise and fresh air. No league fees or team commitments. Experience is helpful, but not required. Everyone can play.

For more information, call Wally at 352-212-0986.

Register for the Black Diamond show

The eighth Black Diamond Invitational Car Show will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 22 at Black Diamond Ranch, 3125 W. Black Diamond Circle in Lecanto. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the public is welcome at 10 a.m.

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Central Citrus, this car show will generate funds for local charities. Expect to see fine examples of antiques, classics and modern vehicles gracing the fairways on the first holes of the Highlands Golf Course.

Several food vendors will be on hand, along with adult beverages and entertainment.

The show is limited to the best qualified accepted entries. All entries in the car show must be pre-registered. To register by Oct. 15, visit blackdiamondinvitationalcarshow.com. Registrants will receive a confirmation message.

If you do not receive a confirmation within three days, call Roger Carlson at 352-464-0324.

Tower Tunes at the Depot

Join the City of Inverness at the Depot Pavilion for Tower Tunes every Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m.

Music at the Depot Tower Stage will feature a variety of talented artists. Bring a chair and relax while enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

If you would like to showcase your musical talents by being a part of Tower Tunes, reach out to events@inverness.gov or call 352-726-2611 ext. 1303.

Amateur Radio Club gathers

The Citrus County Amateur Radio Club covers topics including electronics, meeting with ham radio operators, getting an amateur radio license, how signals taking less energy than a light bulb can travel thousands of miles, and others related to amateur radio operation.

Interested parties can attend next month’s meeting at The Citrus County Emergency Operations Center, 3549 Saunders Way, Lecanto.

For more information, contact John Bescher at n4dxi@aol.com or 352-220-8530.

Valerie Players seek members

A community theater group is planning a series of plays at the Valerie Theater in Inverness.

Artistic Director Patrick Erhardt said the Valerie Players needs performers, directors and people to work behind the scenes.

For information, contact Erhardt at: patherhardt@gmail.com.

Hernando Ukulele Jam meets

The weekly Hernando Ukulele Jam meets at 11 a.m. for intermediates and noon for beginners every Tuesday at the Historic Hernando School at the intersection of U.S. 41 and County Road 486. The event is free and open to everyone.

Attendees should bring their favorite ukulele and a music stand if they have one.

For more information, call 352-566-2328.

Acoustic music jam meets

The Nature Coast Dulcimer Players host an acoustic music jam from 3 to 5 p.m. most Mondays at the Central Ridge Library community room, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd. in Beverly Hills.

A beginner group meets from 2 to 3 p.m. in the same location.

Adults of all levels are welcome to join. For more information, call 352-746-6622.

Socialize at Café Break!

Among the wellness programs offered by Friends of Citrus and the Nature Coast at its Wings Grief Center, 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane (gold building on right) in Homosassa Springs is Café Break!

At Café Break! Anyone grieving or lonely can find a safe place to socialize with others, work puzzles, play games or chat over a cup of coffee and snacks for 2-1/2 hours starting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and at 9 a.m. Thursdays.

For more information or to join this program that follows CDC guidelines, call 352-249-1470.

Community center open mic nights

Citrus County Parks and Recreation presents open mic nights from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. the last Wednesday monthly at the Citrus Springs Community Center at 1570 W. Citrus Springs Blvd. at Citrus Springs.

Vocalists, musicians, poets and comedians are welcome at this all-ages event. No profanity is allowed.

Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Masks will be required to enter the building, but not by performers during stage time.

For more information, call 352-527-7540.

Women’s Mahjongg Club plays

A Women’s Mahjongg Club is forming for residents of Sugarmill Woods. The version that will be played is the Wright-Patterson (not the American version).

They will meet every Wednesday at a resident’s home. For information, contact Maria at flowergarden444@gmail.com.

Floral City Crafters gather

The Floral City Crafters meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Floral City Baptist Church, 8545 Magnolia St.

The crafters are a group of knitters, crocheters, quilters, jewelry makers and more who share their love of crafts and spend time together. Attendees can bring their crafts or learn a new one.

There is a $2 fee for each weekly meeting. For questions, call 352-637-5423 or 352-726-5658.

Sunshine Poets meet, read

Join the Sunshine Poets’ monthly meeting and poetry reading at 10 a.m. on the last Thursday of each month at the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills.

Attendees are welcome to bring poems to share, or just listen. If you would like the members to critique your poems, bring several copies on which they can write suggestions. Attendees are also welcome to join the group afterward for lunch at a local restaurant.

Additional details are available on the Sunshine Poets Facebook page. For questions, contact Cheri Herald, Sunshine Poets president, at sunshinepoets@gmail.com.

Free ukulele classes offered

The Hernando Area Senior Program is hosting free ukulele classes with Joy Wilson at noon on Tuesdays at 2415 N. Florida Ave. in Hernando. All skill levels are welcome.

Attendees must comply with COVID-19 guidelines and masks are mandatory. Due to limited space, participants should call ahead to make a reservation. For additional information about these activities, call 352-527-5484.

Citrus Bridge Club plays

Citrus Bridge Club has face-to-face games at 1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday in the Tree Top Plaza, 1647 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway in Lecanto.

Ruby Life Master Mike Swartz offers a series of beginner lessons from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. While geared toward the beginner player, current bridge players will also find Swartz’s lessons are a good refresher.

In an effort to keep all participants safe, proof of vaccination will be required for the regular games and for Swartz’s lessons. Masks are recommended but optional.

For more information or to sign up, contact Swartz at 352-212-5529 or harrys6604@aol.com.

Inverness Bridge Club plays

A limited number of players can join Inverness Bridge Club free to play either duplicate or party/rubber bridge at noon, Mondays and Fridays. The club plays a friendly game that is not sanctioned by the ACBL that normally lasts between 2.5 and 3 hours. For information, email pepperpothead@gmail.com. Provide your name, preferred times and ways to reach you.



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