Category Archives: Activities

San Antonio Farmer’s Market 4/8

The April 8 San Antonio Farmers Market will be a Spring Market featuring a Basket Chance Drawing with more than a dozen baskets containing everything from gift certificates to chocolates to Irish Coffee ingredients. The Market will be held in the San Antonio City Park from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Vendors will be selling … Continue reading San Antonio Farmer’s Market 4/8

Can you help a Child through the Court System?

More than 600 abused and neglected children are currently involved with our Citrus and Hernando County courts. Most of these children are below the age of 12 and have been removed from their parents due to alcohol or drug addiction. A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is a trained volunteer appointed by the court to advocate … Continue reading Can you help a Child through the Court System?

Florida Loquat Festival 4/8 to feature a variety of Loquat Trees

Ecology Florida and Friendship Farms & Fare, with the support of the City of New Port Richey, will host the fourth annual Florida Loquat Festival on Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frances Avenue Park (6156 Louisiana Avenue, 34653) in New Port Richey. The festival is a learning and sharing event … Continue reading Florida Loquat Festival 4/8 to feature a variety of Loquat Trees

The Taste, a redesigned Food Challenge and Craft Beer Event 4/8

There is Adele, Bono, Cher, and now there is the Taste. This event was known for ten years as the Taste of Inverness, and now in its 11th year organizers simply call it the Taste. The name change reflects the new feel of this signature event. First, The Taste is now a qualifier for the … Continue reading The Taste, a redesigned Food Challenge and Craft Beer Event 4/8

Kids Saltwater Fishing Clinic in Spring Hill 4/1

The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department partnered with the Weeki Wachee Anglers, Inc., a family-oriented fishing and social club, to host the 2nd Annual Kids’ Fishing Extravaganza on April 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free, one-day clinic sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will take place at Linda … Continue reading Kids Saltwater Fishing Clinic in Spring Hill 4/1

Docents and Tour Guides (Volunteer) Needed at Chinsegut Hill Manor House

Can you donate an hour or two a week to aid us in keeping Chinsegut Hill Manor House and grounds open to the public by donating a bit of your time? The Friends of Chinsegut Hill are looking for volunteers to serve as tour guides or “docents” for the manor house. They have a script written … Continue reading Docents and Tour Guides (Volunteer) Needed at Chinsegut Hill Manor House

Panthers and Bobcats featured at the Wildlife Park in April

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be highlighting Florida’s Big and Little Cats: Florida Panthers and Bobcats during the month of April. A special program and displays on Florida Panthers and Bobcats are planned during the month of April. A special program on the Living with Florida Panthers initiative will be presented on … Continue reading Panthers and Bobcats featured at the Wildlife Park in April

Brooksville Cycling Classic Expanded to include Fitness Fair 4/1

The Brooksville Main Street program in collaboration with the Brooksville Cycling Classic is transforming this year’s annual event beyond its traditional slate of races into a wide-ranging community riding and fitness event designed to provide recreational opportunities, advanced health, and promote city business. The event will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 9 … Continue reading Brooksville Cycling Classic Expanded to include Fitness Fair 4/1

Chinsegut Conservation Center April Nature Programs

April 7th 7:30 PM               Night Hike: Gather at 7:30 PM at the Center for a brief talk before hitting the trails. Hike will begin at bat houses to watch over 1000 Brazilian free-tailed bats emerge for the evening then continue on to May’s Prairie. This hike is for ages 5+ please register at (352) 754-6722. … Continue reading Chinsegut Conservation Center April Nature Programs

Free ‘My Plate’ Food Demo at NPR Main Library 3/28

The UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service Family Nutrition Program (FNP) will be hosting free ‘MyPlate’ food demonstrations at the Tasty Tuesdays Community Market on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the New Port Richey Library located at 5939 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL. The ‘MyPlate’ food demonstration, which includes free mango salsa, features a … Continue reading Free ‘My Plate’ Food Demo at NPR Main Library 3/28

Wildlife Park to Host March 25 Bird Walk

Experienced and novice birders are welcome The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, in cooperation with Citrus County Audubon Society, will host a monthly bird walk on Pepper Creek Trail on Saturday, March 25, 2017. An experienced birder from Citrus County Audubon, will lead the walk on this trail–one … Continue reading Wildlife Park to Host March 25 Bird Walk

Disovering Anclote Island’s Delights

Anclote Key State Preserve is steeped in history. French and Spanish pirates used Anclote Key to launch raids in 1682, according to researchers. There are rumors of buried treasure. The word Anclote is a Spanish word that means anchor. The island is about 180 acres, around 4 miles long, and less than a mile in … Continue reading Disovering Anclote Island’s Delights

Help Pull Invasive Brazilian Peppers 3/18

The Crystal River Preserve State Park is seeking volunteers to assist with the 11th Annual Spring Pepper Pull on Saturday March 18th, 2017.  Volunteers will help restore natural habitat by removing invasive Brazilian pepper trees from the Preserve. Individuals or groups should arrive at the Ozello Civic Center (located at 10495 W. Ozello Trail, Crystal … Continue reading Help Pull Invasive Brazilian Peppers 3/18

Pasco County offers free preview of new Master Gardener Class

Pre‑registration required for ‘Meet and Greet’ sessions in March The UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service is offering two free ‘Meet and Greet’ sessions for anyone who would like to apply for the 2017 UF/IFAS Master Gardener Volunteer Training Class.  Potential applicants must attend one ‘Meet and Greet’ session on either Friday, March 17, 2017 from 10:00 … Continue reading Pasco County offers free preview of new Master Gardener Class

Register now for the Inaugural Mermaid Chase 4K Paddling Race

Be one of the first to experience the new Bayport-Linda Pedersen Paddling Trail during the inaugural “The Mermaid Chase” 4K Paddling Race scheduled for April 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will launch from and return to Linda Pedersen Park, located at 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., and have three hours to complete a … Continue reading Register now for the Inaugural Mermaid Chase 4K Paddling Race

Wine Tasting Fundraiser for the Friends of the Hernando County Library

How can you sample some fabulous wine and help support your Public Libraries at the same time? Come to The Friends of the Library of Hernando County Wine Tasting Fundraiser at the Strong Tower Winery in Spring Hill on Saturday, March 25! The event will take place from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will … Continue reading Wine Tasting Fundraiser for the Friends of the Hernando County Library

Chasco Fiesta coming to New Port Richey March 24-April 1

Chasco Fiesta, one of Pasco County’s largest events, is slated to take place March 24-April 1 in and around the West Pasco area. Its purpose for 90 years has been to present a community-minded event for the entire family and help local nonprofits raise money. Chasco Fiesta got its beginning in 1922 as a fundraiser … Continue reading Chasco Fiesta coming to New Port Richey March 24-April 1

Starting a Home-based Food Business Workshop May 1-15

Thinking about opening a Home-based Food Business? Are you interested in selling food products that you make in your own home? Do you want to sell your home-made baked goods, candies, preserves, and more to the general public? If so, you don’t want to miss this workshop! This workshop will be held from 6:00 pm … Continue reading Starting a Home-based Food Business Workshop May 1-15

Eat Your Words! 4th Annual Edible Book Contest 3/18 at Hernando County Library

What could be more fun than books & food? The Hernando County Public Library System invites you to enter our 4th Annual Eat Your Words: Edible Book Contest where you don’t need to be a food artist to enter or win! Use your imagination to create an edible book, an edible work of art based … Continue reading Eat Your Words! 4th Annual Edible Book Contest 3/18 at Hernando County Library

Homosassa’s Wildlife Park History featured in March

The history of Homosassa and the Park will be highlighted during the month of March at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Displays on our area’s heritage will exhibited in the Park’s Visitor Center on US 19 and in the Discovery Center from Tuesday, March 7, 2017 through the end of the month. Special … Continue reading Homosassa’s Wildlife Park History featured in March

Annual Chasco Boat Parade Registration Open

The New Port Richey Rotary Club seeks entries for the 2017 annual Chasco Fiesta Boat Parade on Saturday, April 1.  The parade begins at Hooters on Miller’s Bayou in Port Richey at 1 p.m. It meanders south on the Cotee River arriving at Sims Park around 1:45 p.m. Boat entries include businesses, schools, nonprofits, organizations, … Continue reading Annual Chasco Boat Parade Registration Open

Students Challenged to Detect Water Leaks

To celebrate the EPA’s “We’re for Water” initiative, Citrus County Utilities has challenged 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms to test toilets for leaks.  Students will use dye tablets to perform toilet leak checks at home. This is a hands-on leak detection activity that teaches children and adults alike how to hunt for and fix … Continue reading Students Challenged to Detect Water Leaks

30th Annual Strawberry Festival – Floral City Style

Florida’s Nature Coast is home to the sweetest strawberry festival in the world. Not too big name entertainment, no carnival rides, no huge crowds – just lots of delicious, locally grown strawberries in a beautiful park with a lot of home-spun fun right off US Highway 41 in Floral Park. This weekend, March 4-5, is … Continue reading 30th Annual Strawberry Festival – Floral City Style

Tickets on Sale Now for The Wizard of Oz

Tickets are now on sale for LOT’s The Wizard of Oz. The very popular and well-known musical will conclude Live Oak Theatre’s 2016-2017 season.  All seats are reserved. The role of Dorothy will be shared by three Live Oak veteran performers:  Holly Frendberg, Lexi Allocco, and Gwyneth Mitten. The cast also includes Vince Vanni in … Continue reading Tickets on Sale Now for The Wizard of Oz

March Nature Programs at Chinsegut Conservation Center

March 3rd 6:00 PM                 Southeastern American Kestrel (SEAK): Regional FWC Kestrel nest box monitoring coordinator Brendan O’Connor is visiting Chinsegut to give a talk on the SEAK and looking to recruit volunteers for this annual citizen science monitoring project. All are welcome for this program. Please register at (352) 754-6722, space is limited. March 4th … Continue reading March Nature Programs at Chinsegut Conservation Center

Veterans Treatment Court seeks volunteer male mentors

Being a Veterans Treatment Court Mentor doesn’t take a lot of time… and it may change the life of a fellow vet. The unique piece about Veterans Treatment Court is the presence of volunteer veteran mentors for the participants.  Male veterans are matched with male mentors and female veterans are matched with female mentors.  The … Continue reading Veterans Treatment Court seeks volunteer male mentors

Upicktopia Strawberries are at their Peak

There are so many big sweet strawberries that it will only take a few minutes to fill a bucket. There are carrots, broccoli, kohlrabi, kale, lettuce, herbs, Swiss Chard, collards and cabbage for u pick. We also have tomatoes, and peppers already picked from the green houses along with other fruits and vegetables for sale. … Continue reading Upicktopia Strawberries are at their Peak

Learn how to build Healthy Relationships Series

UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County is pleased to offer 2 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 Learn how to build Healthy Relationships Series