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The Great American Cooter Festival

The Great American Cooter Festival

Inverness, Florida-- The Cooter Festival Returns in 2013 with events on October 25th, October 26th and October 27th Friday. 

Sunny Cooter's Friday Night Cooter Festival Kickoff Block Party starts at 6:00pm and runs until 10:00pm. It's taking place in Inverness at the Courthouse Square. There will be live music, the Miss Cooter championship and other entertainment. 

Ride the Haunted Tram at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Ride the Haunted Tram at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Citrus County, Florida-- Pepper Creek Trail is transformed for a spooky tram ride this weekend! A Haunted House, costume contests, face painters and games are included too.  

Suggested donations are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children 12 and under, $2.00 for the Haunted House.

This fund-raising event is sponsored by the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.

Crystal River Haunted Halloween at the Park

Crystal River Haunted Halloween at the Park

Crystal River, Florida-- Crystal River Preserve State Park will spook for two evenings of terrifying trams rides, scary boat trips, haunted house and other ghoulish activities!

Join the Friends of Crystal River State Parks as they host the annual Haunted Halloween for two days, Friday October 25th and Saturday, October 26th. Tickets will go on sale the day of, at 7:00pm with the last tickets sold at 10:00pm.

Floral City's third annual Bikes & BBQ Cook off

Floral City is hosting its third annual "Bikes and BBQ Event" Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  

About a dozen BBQers will compete in the BBQ Contest, which is taking place at 7838 S. Great Oaks Drive in Floral City.  

There will be music groups playing throughout the event and vendors selling everything from crafts, to ice cream, to baked goods and even roasted corn. Shops in the area will also be doing special that day, including face painting, sidewalk sales and an art show. 

Youth Golf Lessons at Pine Ridge Golf Course

Youth Golf Lessons at Pine Ridge Golf Course

Beverly Hills, Florida-- You can now sign your child up for Youth Golf.  The lessons will be held at Pine Ridge Golf Course on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. and will run for five weeks, starting September 11, 2013.  

Children ages 6-15 are eligible and the cost is $50.00 per child.  For more information you can contact Crysta Henry at 352-527-7543,

 

Florida parks offer FREE admission for International Literacy Day

Florida parks offer FREE admission for International Literacy Day

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service will celebrate National Literacy Month with special events at state parks statewide. The month will be celebrated in conjunction with International Literacy Day on Sunday, Sept. 8 and National Library Card Signup Month.

Lecanto Community Park presents Movies in the Park

Lecanto, Florida-- You can see a free movie Saturday, September 7, 2013.  It's taking place at Lecanto Community Park.  The movie, Rise of the Guardians, starts at dark and there will be free popcorn.  

If you bring a folding chair make sure it is no more than 6 inches off the ground so you do not block the views of others.