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Adult Fall Sports League

Adult Fall Sports League

Citrus County - Fall adult sports such as co-ed softball, co-ed kickball, men's softball, men's flag football and men's basketball are scheduled to start at the end of October.

Sign-ups for people 18 and older, will be held Oct. 3 - 7 at the Park and Recreation office. You can register during regular business hours; Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. There is also a mandatory $50 registration fee.

League fees will be due Oct. 27 - each team will have 3 weeks to come up with league fees. All entrance requirements must be met, registration, league fees, waivers and rosters fully completed and submitted in a timely fashion.

Register now for Rails to Trails Bike Ride

Register now for Rails to Trails Bike Ride

Inverness, FL -- Enjoy beautiful scenery and tranquil surroundings along the Withlacoochee State Trail during the 17th Annual Rails to Trails Bike Ride, Sunday, Oct. 2.

Besides a reduced entry fee, riders who preregister on or before Sept. 11 will also receive a shirt and be entered for door prizes.  All door prizes will be given to randomly selected pre-registered riders only and will be available for pick up from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on ride day.

The race will start at 7 a.m. at the North Apopka Avenue Trail Crossing in Inverness.

Bowhunter education course for Citrus County

Bowhunter education course for Citrus County

Citrus County, FL -- The FWC has announced that you can now take the Florida Bowhunter Education Course by completing an online, distance-learning component and then attending an abbreviated field day.

The field day is designed to be a hands-on, constructive learning experience that will include bow setup and shooting, field walks, blood-trail exercises, erecting and safely ascending and descending from tree stands, as well as equipment preparation and survival techniques.

Participants can expect to learn all aspects of bowhunting, including:

Sign up now for youth soccer & T-ball!

Sign up now for youth soccer & T-ball!

Citrus County, FL -- It's that time of year again, when fall sports pick up and kids can enjoy the great outdoors again minus the blistering heat.

You can sign your kids up now for Citrus County Parks & Recreation's P.L.A.Y. Soccer and T-ball programs. The programs are designed for children ages 3-5 who are not quite ready to get involved in the county's organized sports leagues.

Soccer and T-ball will start the week of Sept. 5.

For more information contact Crysta Henry, recreation program specialist for youth programs, at 352-527-7543.

Only 3 weeks left of Water Volleyball!

Only 3 weeks left of Water Volleyball!

Crystal River, FL -- Looking for a way to burn calories, work your arm and leg muscles and have fun at the same time, come on out to the Bicentennial Pool on Friday nights for Water Volleyball!

Water Volleyball is going on through August 5, so come out now from 8 - 10 p.m. on Friday nights.

Ages 16 & up only, cost is $2.12

Bicentennial Pool is located at 8145 W. Bicentennial Park Dr. in Crystal River.

 

Large Mouth Bass World Champion hosts fishing workshop

Large Mouth Bass World Champion hosts fishing workshop

Inverness, FL -- Want to learn about fishing from a world class bass fisherman?  

Instructor Bud Andrews, a Large Mouth Bass World Champion, is offering a monthly workshop to anyone seeking knowledge about many kinds of fishing.  Bud has been inducted into the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame due to his championship fishing ability and knowledge.  

For the months of June and July, this workshop will be offered the 3rd Saturday of the month. The 3rd Friday of the month will resume in August.

7th Annual Citrus County Bass Challenge

7th Annual Citrus County Bass Challenge

Citrus County, FL -- The competitive angling continues with the 7th Annual Citrus County Bass Challenge on Saturday, April 30.

Teams will fish for a total purse of more than $12,000.

The competing anglers will put in at the city boat ramp in nearby Dunnellon, then seek massive bass on the Withlacoochee River and Lake Rousseau.