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April 17: Florida’s Native Orchids

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 Park Focuses on Native Plants in April

 Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be focusing on native plants and Florida’s orchids during the month of April. The Park is introducing monthly themes featuring natural and cultural resource opportunities in Florida State Parks.

A program on Florida’s Native Orchids will be presented by Park volunteer and orchid enthusiast Jeff Rundell will present a program on the many native orchids that grow in our state. He will have some examples on display.

In the early days of Homosassa Springs, the attraction raised exotic orchids in large greenhouses and featured blooming plants for sale in the building which currently serves as the Children’s Education Center. This building was originally the main entrance of Homosassa Springs Attraction.

As a Florida State Park the Park’s current focus is on our native plants and animals. Rundell will be concentrating on Florida’s wild orchids. This program will be held in the Children’s Education Center on Thursday, April 17, 2014, starting at 10:00 a.m.

Park admission is $13 per adult; $5 for children ages 6 through 12; and free for children age 5 and under. This includes an all-day visit to the Park and includes all Earth Day activities. For more information or to register to attend, please call Susan Strawbridge at the park office (352) 628-5445, ext.1002, Mondays through Fridays.

Inverness Walks!

museumAnnouncing for the first time ever! 

Beginning Friday, January 11, 2013, and brought to you by the Citrus County Historical Society, take an escorted walking tour of about one hour of the historical highlights of Inverness. Learn about the fascinating history of Inverness and while experiencing the small town charm of our area. What better way to start the new year!
Tour begins at 10:30 a.m. Assemble at 10:15 a.m. at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum in downtown Inverness to begin the walk. Reservations only are required.

Read more: Inverness Walks!

GiveBack to the Animal Shelter

Help support the Friends of the Citrus County Animal Shelter (FOCCAS) with GiveBack from Ruby Tuesdays.

Present this flyer to your server at Ruby Tuesday in Inverness from August 1-3 and FOCCAS will receive 20% of your purchase:

Read more: GiveBack to the Animal Shelter

Neighbor Helping Neighbor

 46% of individuals expect to rely a great deal on people in their neighborhood for assistance within the first 72 hours after a disaster.

Disaster volunteersThe Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will host a training: "Neighbor Helping Neighbor." This training educates individuals from the community about simple steps to become more prepared, such as creating a disaster kit, making emergency plans, and being ready.

July 12, 2012
6:00 - 8:00pm
Sunshine Cafe, Citrus County Resource Center

2804 W. Marc Knighton Ct., Lecanto, FL 34461

The volunteers who choose to become part of the team will then go out into the community and bring this message to their neighbors.

Training is provided by James J. (Judd) Wright, President of Blue Skies Professional Services. Light refreshments provided.

For more information, please contact NCVS @ 352-527-5950.

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