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Scarecrow Festival

Scarecrow Festival

Crystal River -- This event was created 22 years ago to help the non-profit groups in our community raise funds for their cause.

On Oct. 15, the old fashioned carnival will be held on the grounds of Heritage Village, located at 657 N. Citrus Avenue.

Children of all ages are welcome. The event will be open from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., complete with pumpkin patch, scarecrow building, market day with art, and a haunted hay ride after dark. Also, get your team ready for the Corn Hole Tournament!

Learn about Florida Cowboys with Carlton Ward, Jr.

Learn about Florida Cowboys with Carlton Ward, Jr.

Did you know that Floridians were the original cowboys, even before Texans? Yes, Andalusian cattle, the ancestors of the Texas Longhorns were brought to Florida by Ponce de Leon in 1521. We are indeed first on the subject of cattle.

Learn all about Florida Cowboys and their important part in our state's history, daily life and thier economic impact on our state at a free book signing and program presented by Carlton Ward, Jr. on Thursday, Oct. 6.

Ward is an environmental photojournalist from Clearwater with graduate training in ecology and anthropology. He promotes conservation of natural environments and cultural legacies through the eye of his camera.

Save Our Waters Week contests for students

Save Our Waters Week contests for students

Citrus County, FL -- The Citrus 20/20 Save Our Waters Week Committee is holding two contests for students during the first week of school.

The 2011 Save Our Waters Week Essay Contest is open to all Citrus County students in grades 6-12. The theme is, Going Green - Doesn't Mean Our Water!

Possible topics include, but are not limited to: water quality and food production, water quality and recreation, water quality and tourism, water quality and manatees, water quality and habitats, pollution, future water supplies, and the future outlook of our local water bodies.

Library Idol

Library Idol

Citrus County, FL -- Do you like to sing? Could you be a library idol? Now is your chance to find out.

Today, Tuesday, July 19, bring a friend and have fun singing your favorite karaoke tunes at the Coastal Region Library.

This event runs begins at 2 p.m. and wraps you at 4 p.m. The address is 8619 West Crystal Street, Crystal River.

Open Jam Session Sunday

Open Jam Session Sunday

Homosassa, FL -- There will be an Open Jam Session featuring local and visiting musicians playing Jazz, Swing, and Dixieland favorites for your listening and dancing pleasure on Sunday, June 5.

Musicians interested in playing are encouraged to call Tony Caruso at 352-795-9936. Public is welcomed to come and enjoy.

Cost is $7 donation for non-members.

The event will take place at Knight of Columbus Hall, located at 9020 West Atlas Drive, in Homosassa from 1:30 - 4 p.m.

 

Public Speaking youth award winners announced

Public Speaking youth award winners announced

The 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Program helps youth conquer their fears of public speaking. The program is sponsored by Tropicana and administered through the 4-H Youth Development Program, Citrus County Extension, and the University of Florida/IFAS.

Over 3400 youth in 4th and 5th grade in Elementary Schools and 6th graders in Middle Schools participated in this Citrus County wide public speaking program. Participants start by each writing and delivering a two to three minute speech, on a topic of their choice, in their classroom.Classroom winners progress to the school contest, and the first and second place school winners are invited to the County Contest. The talent shown by these young orators at the County level was impressive as usual.

The Elementary school county wide winner, again this year, was Drew Omelian of Rock Rusher Elementary School. His speech title this time was “The Curse” in which he gave detailed proof that his family was cursed on their fishing trips. Chances are very good if you went on a fishing trip with Drew’s family you’d find yourself either flung overboard or pierced with all manner of hooks or lures.

Rock the Block

Rock the Block

Get ready to rock June 3 in downtown Inverness.

Rock the Block is a high energy, family-friendly concert featuring four bands. Anchor Atlantic, UNRB, and 10th Concession join headliner Mighty Mongo from 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. on the Courthouse Square. Mighty Mongo is fresh off the release of their first CD, "Let's Make Serious Life Decisions" on May 5.

Highlighting an evening that will include ska, alternative and acoustic, the 'Mongos' return home to their roots for a performance that will include covers, and originals off their CD.

The concert will include food, face painting, and more fun. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and the whole family.