This week:By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published November 15, 2002
NEW EXHIBIT: The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum in Inverness will be closed Saturday because of the installation of the next exhibit in the John Murray Davis Rotating Gallery, "Holidays in the 1912 Courthouse," which opens Monday. Normal museum operating hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call 341-6436.
FALL SONGS: The Central Florida Master Choir presents A Fall Festival of Song at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of Inverness, 206 Washington Ave. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at Rosemary's Hallmark store, Beverly Hills; Crystal River Music; Sportsman's Bowl, Inverness; RadioShack in Dunnellon; and Gus's Golf and Gems in the Publix Plaza in Citrus Hills. Tickets at the door are $12 and $7. Call (352) 465-7728.
SEE THE TREES: The 2002 Parade of Trees begins at 6:30 p.m. today at St. Michael's Greek Orthodox Church, 4705 W State Road 44, Lecanto. Appetizers are at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7:30 and a silent and live auction to follow. Tickets are $35. Call 795-2242.
ART EXHIBIT: Works by Citrus County Art League instructors and students will be on display through the end of this month at the art league, 2644 N Annapolis Ave., Citrus Hills. Exhibit hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.
CFCC ART: Central Florida Community College's Citrus County campus is hosting an exhibit this month of artwork by Susi LaForsch. There is no admission charge. LaForsch's works will be on display in the college's exhibition hall in Building 2, next to the library. The campus is at 3800 S Lecanto Highway. Exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays. This exhibit will present selected works from two major series by LaForsch, "Kickin' & Screamin" and "Girl in a Glass." The paintings deal with issues that include substance abuse and aging.
AUTHOR TO SIGN: Mona Racette will sign copies of her book Three Generations of Women from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Top Shelf Book Store in Citrus Center on State Road 44. The book follows the lives of three women in her family, beginning in Canada in 1879 and following them through Depression times in New Hampshire until the present. Racette published the book in hopes of helping other women deal with abusive situations.
MAYA HEROES: The Central Florida Community College Citrus County campus is hosting a slide presentation titled Maya Heroes by Dr. Sandra Noble, executive director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies Inc. It takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Citrus campus Jerome Multipurpose Center (Building 2, Room 103). Free admission.
GARMENT WORKSHOP: The Citrus County Art League will feature member artist Owen Robertson in the workshop "Turn a Garment Into a Work Of Art." The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Art League Cultural Center, 2644 N Annapolis Ave. Owen will show attendees how to decorate articles made of fabric with paint and glitter. He will explain and demonstrate artistic principles such as design elements, shapes, colors and mass. Fee for art league members is $15; $20 for nonmembers. Call Pat at 527-7445 to register and obtain a supply list.
AUDITIONS: Gulf Islands Civic Theatre, Playhouse 19 and the Citrus County Art League Performing Arts Group will combine for a production of Knock 'Em Dead. Auditions are at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Cash Carpet, 779 N Enterprise Point, Lecanto. The cast calls for five men and three women. There will be one performance only, on Jan. 28. Call 527-9061
REHEARSALS: The Citrus Springs Chorus is rehearsing at 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Citrus Springs Community Center, 1570 W Citrus Springs Blvd., for its holiday program. Call 465-9209 or just show up.
CRAFT SHOW: The Citrus County Craft Council will hold its 12th annual Winter Wonderland Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Crystal River National Guard Armory, Venable Street and U.S. 19 in Crystal River. The show, a benefit for Day Star Life Center of Citrus County, includes craft raffles, the collection of nonperishable foods for holiday baskets and the collection of unwrapped toys. Parking and admission are free
PLAYHOUSE AWARDS: The annual Crystal Awards for Playhouse 19 will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 30 at Nicole's Fine Dining Restaurant on U.S. 19 S, Crystal River. Ticket are $30 per person or $55 per couple. Call 563-1333.
HOME DECORATING: Citrus County Parks and Recreation is sponsoring the 15th annual Home Decorating Contest. Judging will be Dec. 9 to 13. Entrants must register in the east or west division, with County Road 491 being the dividing line. Entry forms are available at the Parks and Recreation Department, Citrus County Chamber of Commerce offices and county libraries. The entry fee is $5. Call 527-7677.
ART LEAGUE PLAY: Tickets are on sale for the Citrus County Art League drama The Lion In Winter, written by James Goldman. The play opens Nov. 22 and is directed by Pat Lewkowicz. The production runs weekends through Dec. 8 at the art league theater, 2644 N Annapolis Ave. in Citrus Hills. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Box office hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Call 746-7606.
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