By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times, published January 23, 2001
SAFE BOATING: Safe boating classes will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 3 and 10 at the Crystal River Power Squadron, 845 NE Third Ave., Crystal River. Charge for materials is $22. Call Barbara Kane at 726-2476 or Jim Barker at 795-1026.
TURKEY HUNTING: Citrus County Parks and Recreation will be hosting a workshop on hunting wild turkeys from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Homosassa Lions Club on Homosassa Trail. Topics include life cycle, identification, calling techniques and current hunting regulations regarding wild turkeys. Instructor Jerry Lamm is an avid turkey hunter and conservationist. Other speakers include turkey caller Bob Barnard and a representative from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. Class is limited to 30 attendees, and advance registration is required. Cost is $15. Call 795-2202.
RUN AND FUN WALK: The fifth annual Run and Fun Walk takes place Feb. 17 at Chinsegut Nature Center, about 7 miles north of Brooksville. Late registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The 5K run starts at 8:30 and the 1-mile fun walk starts five minutes later. Entry fees are $10 for the 5K and $6 for the walk. Make checks payable to Wildlife Foundations of Florida, and mail to Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville, FL 34601. Call (352) 754-6722.
POTATO DAY: A cleanup of air potatoes, invasive exotic plants, will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Chinsegut Nature Center, about 7 miles north of Brooksville on U.S. 41 and County Road 476. Bring gloves and a sack lunch. Call (352) 754-6722.
BUTTONWOOD BONSAI CLUB: The club meets at 9:30 a.m. the third Friday of every month from September through June at First Presbyterian Church, 1501 U.S. 19 S, Crystal River. The club also holds a non-formatted meeting at Hobson's Herbs, 131 NE Crystal St., Crystal River, at 9:30 a.m. the last Saturday of every month.
ASK A MASTER: A master gardener will be available to answer plant questions from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Coastal Region Library, 8619 W Crystal St., Crystal River. The program is held in the community room, and there is no charge. Call 795-3716.
POWER SQUADRON: The Crystal River Power Squadron meets the second Tuesday of every month except July and August. For information on boating safety classes, call Jim Barker at 795-1026, or for membership, call Barbara Kane at 726-2476.
LANDSCAPING SERIES: The Citrus Memorial Hospital SHARE Club offers a monthly landscaping series on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. in the hospital auditorium on Grace Street and Osceola Avenue, Inverness. The program is free, but registration is required. Call 344-6900.
GARDEN CLUB OF CRYSTAL RIVER: Meets at 1 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Seven Rivers Golf and Country Club, Crystal River. Call June Mantey, 795-0909.
RAILS TO TRAILS: General membership meetings are at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at the Lakes Region Library, Inverness. To get on the agenda, call Janice McCann at 637-3744. Rails to Trails is a support group for the Rails to Trails State Park.
SHOOTING CLUB: The Citrus County Shooting Club meets from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at Kane's Ace Hardware shooting range on U.S. 19 in Homosassa. Call Don Hills, 746-0851, or Don Cook, 527-1598.
PLANT CLINIC: The Lakes Region Library on Druid Street, Inverness, has plant clinics from 2 to 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Master gardeners from the Citrus County Extension Office are on hand to answer questions about plants and gardening.
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