Category Archives: Education

Holocaust Survivor Pieter Kohnstam to tell his Family’s Story at St Leo 3/29

Holocaust survivor Pieter Kohnstam presents “Narrow Escape – A Flight to Freedom,” the story of his family’s frightening departure from Amsterdam in 1942 and the subject of his later book, A Chance to Live: A Family’s Journey to Freedom. The young Kohnstam was a childhood friend of diarist Anne Frank, and the two families were … Continue reading Holocaust Survivor Pieter Kohnstam to tell his Family’s Story at St Leo 3/29

ServSafe Certification Class in Lecanto 4/28

You don’t have to travel to Tampa or Orlando to get your ServSafe® Food Protection Manager’s Certification.  The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Citrus County is providing training to help food managers and staff keep food served to Florida’s consumers safer. This is a comprehensive training that provides the most up-to-date information and current regulations.  The … Continue reading ServSafe Certification Class in Lecanto 4/28

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

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

Free Florida-friendly Lawn workshops in Lecanto – March 2017

Turf basics Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on March 7, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm.  Managing a healthy lawn is often a full time job and recurring expense. Selection of the right materials to accomplish a specific task is always the best place to start. Sustainable lawn varieties, typical … Continue reading Free Florida-friendly Lawn workshops in Lecanto – March 2017

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

New Video features Pasco Seniors & Meals on Wheels

The Pasco County Elderly Nutrition Division is proud to release a new Pasco Seniors & Meals on Wheels video!  This short video tells our story and shows all that Elderly Nutrition has to offer Pasco County seniors.  You’ll also learn about ways you can get involved.  Find out where your talents are needed and join … Continue reading New Video features Pasco Seniors & Meals on Wheels

Florida Forest Service releases FLBurnTools app

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service today announced the release of “FLBurnTools,” a new mobile app to inform the public about drought, wildfire danger and wildfire activity. Prescribed burn practitioners can also use the app to plan and submit authorization requests. The “FLBurnTools” app is now available in both … Continue reading Florida Forest Service releases FLBurnTools app

Florida Pioneer Museum Feb. Speaker Series Schedule

The Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, in cooperation with Florida Humanities Council, will explore the professions and the people that sustain American society while it hosts “The Way We Worked,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition. This great exhibition will be on view January 28, 2017 through March 18, 2017. To enhance this Smithsonian exhibition, we … Continue reading Florida Pioneer Museum Feb. Speaker Series Schedule

Citrus County to hold Contractor’s Forum on the use of SHIP funds

Citrus County Housing Services will be hosting a Contractor’s Forum, focusing on the use of State Housing Initiatives Program (SHIP), on Thursday, February 23 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at the Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto. SHIP funds may be used to assist program eligible individuals and families with the rehabilitation … Continue reading Citrus County to hold Contractor’s Forum on the use of SHIP funds

Learn All About Wine with Ron Hunt of Florida Estates Winery

All About Wine is a weekly online talk show hosted by Ron Hunt of Florida Estates Winery. Each week, listeners are treated to wine tips, winery news and various topics – it’s All About Wine! Ron also answers your questions LIVE on-the-air. Call the show and participate in the discussion or chat with us in … Continue reading Learn All About Wine with Ron Hunt of Florida Estates Winery

Hernando County Master Gardener News

To Sod Or Not To Sod Class Wednesday, February 8 @ 10:30 AM by Lilly Browning Is it time to redo your landscape? Have you built a new home? This class will cover the benefits and difficulties of Florida lawn grasses as well as turf alternatives. Spring Vegetable Gardening Class Wednesday, February 22 @ 10:30 … Continue reading Hernando County Master Gardener News

Wildlife Park features Alligators in February

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park’s monthly focus during the month of February will be on the American alligator. Displays will be available in the Visitor Center on US 19 and in the Discovery Center inside the Wildlife Park. Two special programs will be presented on the American alligator. (featured image at top of … Continue reading Wildlife Park features Alligators in February

Florida Saves: Your Money and You Program starts 2/22

The University of Florida/IFAS Citrus County Extension Service is providing a five week program that will teach you savings tips and tricks, how to make credit work for you, and how to get out of debt!  Topics include; financial organization, credit basics, insurance, saving and investing, and estate planning. This five session program will be … Continue reading Florida Saves: Your Money and You Program starts 2/22

Live Butterfly Exhibit at the Pasco County Fair

Pasco County Master Gardeners Present ‘Butterflies and Blooms’ The UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service Master Gardeners will be hosting a live, daily butterfly exhibit at the Pasco County Fair February 20 through February 26, 2017 at the Pasco County Fairgrounds. “Interactive butterfly exhibits, like the one Pasco Master Gardeners produce for the Pasco County … Continue reading Live Butterfly Exhibit at the Pasco County Fair

Pasco Citizens’ Academy accepting Spring Program applications through 2/7

Applications are now being accepted for the sixth Pasco County Citizens’ Academy.  The Academy is a highly educational and entertaining program designed to share information about the services Pasco County provides to its residents.  The next Academy is set to start March 2, 2017 and the class will graduate in May.  Applications will be accepted … Continue reading Pasco Citizens’ Academy accepting Spring Program applications through 2/7

Citrus Libraries to host educational presentation on Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and the Brain 1/28

The Coastal Region Branch of Citrus Libraries, located at 8619 West Crystal Street in Crystal River will host a talk about Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and the Brain by Certified Dementia Practitioner Debbie Selsavage from 1 to 3 p.m. on January 28, 2017. Selsavage is a certified instructor in the Positive Approach to Care, a member of … Continue reading Citrus Libraries to host educational presentation on Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and the Brain 1/28

How to Coexist with Backyard Wildlife Program 1/20 at the Wildlife Park

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park has set aside the month of January to honor some of Florida’s well-known naturalists and conservationists. In addition to displays in the Visitor Center and the Discovery Center, we will be presenting a special program on how we can all be conservationists by making small changes in our … Continue reading How to Coexist with Backyard Wildlife Program 1/20 at the Wildlife Park

Techno Fair to be held at Central Citrus Community Center 1/18

Do you have a smart phone or electronic device that leaves you feeling “not so smart”?  Here is your chance to get free help and learn more about your smart phone and tablet. Kelly Desroches and his associates from Sprint will be at the Central Citrus Community Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto on … Continue reading Techno Fair to be held at Central Citrus Community Center 1/18

Children’s Fair, Special Speaker to Mark MLK Day at Saint Leo

The community is invited to Saint Leo University’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 16. The day’s celebration will begin with a children’s fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Student Activities Green between Kirk Hall and the Student Activities Building. Saint Leo’s student organizations will host fun activities … Continue reading Children’s Fair, Special Speaker to Mark MLK Day at Saint Leo

Hernando County Classes from Master Gardeners – January Schedule

Jan. 11, 10:30-12 Your Florida Yard – a Newcomer’s Guide – Bill Lester, Spring Hill Branch  Library Jan 13, 10 AM UF/IFAS Rude Guests in the Garden – Lilly Browning, learn about exotic plants that may threaten your yard and what to do about them – Chinsegut Hill Conservation Center Jan. 14, 8-12 Tree Give-Away … Continue reading Hernando County Classes from Master Gardeners – January Schedule

Wildlife Park features Florida Conservationists

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park has set aside the month of January to honor some of Florida’s well-known naturalists and conservationists. These include William Bartram, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Rachel Carson, and Archie Carr: all who have played an important part in the conservation of Florida’s natural resources. In addition to displays in the … Continue reading Wildlife Park features Florida Conservationists

Pasco County offers free preview of new Master Gardener Class

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 a.m. ‑ 12:00 p.m. or Friday, March 24, 2017 from 1:00 … Continue reading Pasco County offers free preview of new Master Gardener Class

Suncoast Credit Union offers Scholarships to High School Seniors: Apply before March 31

Suncoast is a proud supporter of public education. Scholarships are available to high school seniors who live in the counties served by Suncoast Credit Union, including Citrus, Hernando and Pasco, and who demonstrate a need for financial assistance, possess leadership abilities and achieve high academic performance. Applications are available online between January through March of each … Continue reading Suncoast Credit Union offers Scholarships to High School Seniors: Apply before March 31

Have a Blast at the Brooksville Raid

The Hernando Historical Museum Association, Inc. and North Pinellas County Scout Sertoma Club, Inc. are presenting the 37th Annual Brooksville Raid Re-enactment, Jan. 21- 22, 2017 at Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd. in Brooksville. This unique event is eye-opening and educational, as well as fun and entertaining. It is promoted as quality family … Continue reading Have a Blast at the Brooksville Raid

HHPS presents James Marshall, Historian, presents The Brooksville Raid of 1864 1/5/17

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is pleased to welcome Historian JAMES MARSHALL as the January Meeting Guest Speaker. Mr. Marshall will discuss the Brooksville Raid of 1864 as described in period sources, notably the journals and memoirs of participants. Key personalities among the commanders of both sides and the results of the raid will be examined. … Continue reading HHPS presents James Marshall, Historian, presents The Brooksville Raid of 1864 1/5/17

Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in January 2017

Right plant, right place Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on January 10, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm.   Once established the right plant is often sustainable without additional supplemental watering.  Choosing appropriate plant materials, planting them correctly and managing them wisely, ensures a gardens success. Classes are held at the … Continue reading Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in January 2017

ServSafe® Food Protection Manager’s Certification Training 2/17

You don’t have to travel to Tampa or Orlando to get your ServSafe® Food Protection Manager’s Certification.  The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Citrus County is providing training to help food managers and staff keep food served to Florida’s consumers safer. This is a comprehensive training that provides the most up-to-date information and current regulations.  The … Continue reading ServSafe® Food Protection Manager’s Certification Training 2/17

Doing Business with Pasco County Vendor Workshops Offered 12/20

The Pasco County Purchasing Department is inviting all local vendors interested in doing business with the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to attend a Vendor Workshop on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Pasco County Utilities Administration Building located at 19420 Central Boulevard, Land O’ Lakes, Florida.  … Continue reading Doing Business with Pasco County Vendor Workshops Offered 12/20

Citrus County “For Hire” Fishing Workshop 2/1

New and established charter captains and fishing guides are invited to attend the 3rd annual “For-Hire” fishing workshop from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday, February 1st, at the Marine Science Station, 12646 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River.  Connect with experts in the community and get answers to business questions and challenges to keep … Continue reading Citrus County “For Hire” Fishing Workshop 2/1