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Sep
25
Wed
National Public Lands Day
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

National Public Lands Day at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park – Wednesday, September 25, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Join park staff as we celebrate National Public Lands Day by removing some of our invasive exotic plants and sprucing up our native landscaping with butterfly and hummingbird friendly native plants. The event will include a wild edibles program for the participants offered by park staff and volunteers. Free entry for participants. Participants are asked to wear long sleeves and pants and closed-toe shoes. Please bring water, insect repellent, hat, sun screen and gloves. Bring a picnic lunch and picnic at the park after a satisfying work event!
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 CR 603, Bushnell, FL 33513, (352) 793-4781, Floridastateparks.org/dadebattlefield.

40 Acres and a Mule Experience
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration is required for the historic tours of Royal, to be held Saturday, September 14th AND Wednesday, September 25th, 11 a.m., at Alonzo A. Young, Sr. Enrichment & Historic Center, 9569 County Road 235, Wildwood (Royal), FL 34785 (at the Royal Park), 352-748-0260. Suggested donation: $5 per person. Gift Shop items available (priced from $1 – $50). After the tour join us for a taste of homemade syrup or jelly and biscuits.
Please call 352-748-0260 to register, or for more information.

Sep
26
Thu
Hernando Audubon Meetings
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Red-cockaded Woodpecker was once a fairly common bird in the pine forests of southeastern United States. This bird is now rare, local, and considered a federally endangered species. It only thrives in an old growth pine forests, many of which have been logged in the past century. The speaker, Vince Morris, who is Resource Administrator for Florida Forest Service, has worked for over 20 years to reestablish the Red-cockaded Woodpecker population in the Withlacoochee State Forest.
The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 26, at 7 PM at Community Activity Center, 205 E. Ft. Dade Ave., Brooksville. Contact Bev Hansen, 352-686-0460, bevalhansen@gmail.com
Hernando Audubon Beginning Birding: Friday, September 27, at 8 AM at Chinsegut Conservation Center (23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville). Learn to identify birds at feeders and during a short walk. There will be binoculars and bird guides available for use. For information, contact Bev, 352-686-0460, bevalhansen@gmail.com
Hernando Audubon Society Birding Trip to Saddle Creek Park, Lakeland: Saturday, September 28. To carpool, meet at Sunrise Plaza, 31150 Cortez Blvd., 0.5 mile east of I-75 at 6:30 AM. Or meet at the trailhead at the northeast end of the park at 7:45. Contact Bev Hansen, 352-686-0460, bevalhansen@gmail.com
For more details about these activities, check hernandoaudubon.org All Hernando Audubon activities are free and open to the public.

Sep
27
Fri
Hernando Audubon Meeting
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

The Red-cockaded Woodpecker was once a fairly common bird in the pine forests of southeastern United States. This bird is now rare, local, and considered a federally endangered species. It only thrives in an old growth pine forests, many of which have been logged in the past century. The speaker, Vince Morris, who is Resource Administrator for Florida Forest Service, has worked for over 20 years to reestablish the Red-cockaded Woodpecker population in the Withlacoochee State Forest.
The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 26, at 7 PM at Community Activity Center, 205 E. Ft. Dade Ave., Brooksville. Contact Bev Hansen, 352-686-0460, bevalhansen@gmail.com
Hernando Audubon Beginning Birding: Friday, September 27, at 8 AM at Chinsegut Conservation Center (23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville). Learn to identify birds at feeders and during a short walk. There will be binoculars and bird guides available for use. For information, contact Bev, 352-686-0460, bevalhansen@gmail.com
Hernando Audubon Society Birding Trip to Saddle Creek Park, Lakeland: Saturday, September 28. To carpool, meet at Sunrise Plaza, 31150 Cortez Blvd., 0.5 mile east of I-75 at 6:30 AM. Or meet at the trailhead at the northeast end of the park at 7:45. Contact Bev Hansen, 352-686-0460, bevalhansen@gmail.com
For more details about these activities, check hernandoaudubon.org All Hernando Audubon activities are free and open to the public.

Sep
28
Sat
Wildflower Festival
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

If you love native plants or just want to learn about gardening and nature, the first Lake County Wildflower Festival is the place to visit. The festival and plant sale will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9am to 2pm at Green Isle Gardens, 11303 SR 33, Groveland.
In addition to the beautiful native wildflowers, trees, shrubs, vines, and groundcovers for sale, this free event will have lots of activities the whole family can enjoy. The festival will feature presentations on insects, edible plants, propagation and companion planting, an opportunity to meet the authors and buy signed books from environmental consultant and educator Dr. Craig Huegel and ecologist David Rakes, and tours of the nursery. There will also be a food truck, kid’s activity area, silent auction, the UF/IFAS Mobile Plant Clinic, and nature-oriented vendors and displays. And if you’re an early riser, join the free yoga class at 8am.
You can find more information on the websites of the two Florida Native Plant Society chapters sponsoring the event: Passionflower.fnpschapters.org/lake-count-wildflower-festival/ and LakeBeautyberrry.fnpschapters.org. FNPS members, even those who join at the event, will receive a 10% discount on plant purchases.

Sep
29
Sun
Sunday Sing
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

September 29 – 5th Sunday Sing at 11:00 am. Shirley Bradner in concert—Music That Stirs The Soul
An all music service is planned featuring Shirley, an award-winning soloist who has been singing in every church she can since 1998. She made her first trip to Nashville in 2002 and has recorded 9 Gospel CDs and one of Christmas songs.
Everyone is welcome to attend this service at Indian Hill Baptist Church, 7819 CR 633, Bushnell. The program will be followed by a covered dish luncheon in the Fellowship Hall. The Bradner’s ministry is on a love offering basis only, trusting the Lord will continue to meet their needs as He always has.

Oct
1
Tue
Dade Pioneers
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesday, October 1, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Join us monthly from September – May for natural and cultural history programs for children ages 8 – 18. Programs includes crafts, games, speakers and food.
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 CR 603, Bushnell, FL 33513, (352) 793-4781, Floridastateparks.org/dadebattlefield.

Oct
7
Mon
Native Plant Society Meeting
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hernando Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society meets Monday, October 7, at Hernando Extension Office, 6110 Aviation Loop, Brooksville 34604. Arrive 6:30pm for refreshments and socializing. FREE public program about native plants for Central Florida 7:00-8:00pm. For information, calendar of events, and resources: http://hcfnps.org, contact: HCFNPS@gmail.com

Nov
9
Sat
Young Artists Competition
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dancers, vocalists, instrumentalists, visual artists – up to age 22 are invited to apply for scholarships. Apply today – deadline for applications is October 25, 2019. No application fee. For application: www.youngperformingartists.org
Competition date & time are November 9, 2019, 9 AM, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 17330 US Highway 441, Summerfield, FL 34491
Family friendly free event! Come One; Come ALL! Donations are welcome. Cash Bar: Food, snacks and soft drinks
Scholarship Sponsors: Philip & Carolyn (Cass) Esposito; The Villages Orchestra; Bands of The Villages; Diane S. Breiner; The William F. Crumel Jr. Foundation, Inc.; The Steele Organization, LLC; Camerata String Ensemble of Central Florida.
Sponsored in part by: YPAs, Inc. Board of Directors, Trinity Lutheran Church, Camerata String Ensemble of Central Florida, Just For You Catering and The Steele Organization (TSO), LLC.
Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc., 9060 County Road 231, Wildwood, FL 34785, 352-748-0260
www.YoungPerformingArtists.org
youngartists@aol.com