Arlington Street recycling drop-off location to close

Citrus County has been asked by the land owner to remove recycling containers from the Single-Stream Recycling Drop off site located at Arlington Street Just off US 41 in Inverness.

This will be effective February 23, 2018. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Please visit http://www.citrusbocc.com/pubworks/swm/recycling/recycling-dropoff-locations.htm for a list of available singl- stream recycling drop off locations in Citrus County.

For further information please contact the Solid Waste Department at 527-7670.

 

Inverness announces 2018 events

The Inverness Event & Visitor Bureau announces its signature events, monthly Friday Night Thunder dates and community events. All events are rain or shine and subject to change. Details on events will be found online at VisitInvernessFL.com. Questions? (352) 341-7820

EVENT LIST

 

MLK Unity Walk

Church without Walls & City of Inverness

Valerie Theatre, 207 Courthouse Square, Inverness Jan. 15, 2018

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Contact: Doug

(352) 344-2425

Valerie Theatre start to Liberty Park. Note the Valerie Theatre will show the motion picture Selma that morning, and please call or visit the theatre for free tickets.

 

 

Military Service Memorial Opening 

City of Inverness with local veteran groups

Inverness Government Center January 20, 2018 11 a.m.

This event will unveil a significant memorial in downtown Inverness. The sculpture is of male and female soldier and features a piece of the fallen Saddam Hussein statue from Iraq brought back by U.S. military leaders. City leaders have partnered with local veterans to welcome the Sculptor Scott Stearman and Gary O’Neal, author of American Warrior, the true story of a legendary Ranger, to speak about this memorial. Open to the public. We encourage all military and veterans to attend this patriotic ceremony.

 

Citrus Got Talent        

January 27, 2018

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Valerie Theater, Inverness

Citrus County Talent Show

15 Finalists – 5 in each of 3 age categories

www.CooterFestival.com

 

Inverness St. Patrick’s Festival  March 17, 2018 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

1 Courthouse Square, Inverness Largest west central Florida St. Patrick’s celebration with live music by Seven Nations, large parade and local merchant crawl.

VisitInvernessFL.com

 

Inverness Big Bass Classic March 24, 2018 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Liberty Park, 286 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness

Draws over 100 anglers to Lake Henderson in hopes of reeling in the biggest bass. One of the largest non-professional fishing tournaments in the state.

InvernessBigBassClassic.com

 

Sunshine Grand Prix

March 22-25, 2018

Locations, times and activities to be announced

SunshineGrandPrix.com

 

The Taste  April 14, 2018

12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Liberty Park, 286 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness

Qualifier for the World Food Championship. The best of the best to win the chance to compete in the World’s biggest food competition. Brings in notable Florida food bloggers to judge the wide array of food. Craft beer tasting and some proceeds to benefit the Citrus County Education Foundation.

TasteofInverness.com

 

Inverness Patriotic Evening July 3, 2018

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Liberty Park, 286 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, Florida and

Wallace Brooks Park, 208 N. Mill Ave., Inverness, Florida

(352) 341-7820

Celebration will start at 7 p.m., with live entertainment and a large firework display over Lake Henderson will take place at dark.

VisitInvernessFL.com

Pine Street Jam Parrot Head Party Aug. 4, 2018

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

(352) 341-7820

VisitInvernessFL.com

Pine Ave. & Courthouse Square, Inverness, Florida

The downtown is transformed into a Margaritaville-themed street party with live music, by the Caribbean Chillers, street performers, local restaurant and pub specials and a parrot-themed scavenger hunt, ugliest Hawaiian shirt contest, games and more!

Cooter Festival 3-Day Music Festival

October 26-28, 2018

Location TBD

(352) 341-7820

CooterFestival.com

Inverness Festival of the Arts

November 3-4, 2018

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday hours, and closes at 4 p.m. on Sunday

1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, Florida

(352) 341-7820

InvernessFestivaloftheArts.com

Juried art show featuring fine arts and crafts the first weekend in November, and is the longestrunning show in the county.

Inverness Grand Prix & Motorsport Festival November 16-17, 2018 Friday 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, Florida

(352) 341-7820

InvernessGrandPrix.com

Friday night concert and entertainment. Saturday kicks-off the street races in the morning with karts reaching as high as 65 miles per hour on city streets.

Light Up Inverness! Old Fashioned Christmas December 14, 2018 5p.m. – 8 p.m.

1 Courthouse Square, Inverness

VisitInvernessFL.com

An old-fashioned Christmas tree lighting event on Courthouse Square with music, elves, Santa and snow.

Friday Night Thunder

1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL

(352) 341-7820

The Citrus MOPAR Club hosts a car cruise-in and the City has live music in the downtown the third Friday of every month.

  • 19, 2018 Friday Night Thunder with TC and Sass live
  • 16, 2018 Friday Night Thunder Celebrates Black History Month with Rhythm Express
  • March 16, 2018 a special St. Patrick’s celebration
  • April 20, 2018 Friday Night Thunder Goes Green with Duke Energy, Band Groove 41
  • May 18, 2018 Friday Night Thunder with the Jo Jo Jones Band
  • June 15, 2018 Friday Night Thunder with MOPAR DJ
  • July 20, 2018 Friday Night Thunder with Elvis DJ Celebrates Citrus Memorial Hospital
  • August 17, 2018 TBD
  • September 21, 2018 Band TBD
  • October 19, 2018 Band TBD
  • November 16, 2018 Band TBD
  • December 21, 2018 Christmas Singers Jim and Michele

 

The Centers combats opioid overdose

The Centers will be hosting a community support forum in Marion and Citrus counties, for those suffering from opioid addiction and for their family members. These free forums will focus on providing information about the life-saving drug, Narcan.

OCALA, FL (January 08, 2018) – In a continuing effort to combat the growing opioid epidemic, The Centers will be hosting a community support forum in Marion and Citrus counties, for those suffering from opioid addiction and for their family members. These free forums will focus on providing information about the life-saving drug, Narcan.

According to www.narcan.com, “NARCAN® (naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray is the first and only FDA-approved nasal form of naloxone for the emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose. NARCAN® Nasal Spray counteracts the life-threatening effects of opioid overdose. Since most accidental overdoses occur in a home setting, it was developed for first responders, as well as family, friends, and caregivers.”

For Marion County residents, the forum will be held Saturday, January 13 at 11:00 a.m. at The Centers located in Building 2 at 5664 SW 60th Avenue, Ocala. For Citrus County residents, the forum will be held Saturday, January 20 at 11:00 a.m. at The Centers located in Building 2 at 3238 South Lecanto Hwy, Lecanto.

During this forum, attendees will be trained on how to use Narcan, in case of an overdose. Attendees will also have an opportunity to obtain a free dose of the medication to take home.

In October 2017, The Centers donated 200 doses of Narcan to the Ocala Police Department, since many officers are the first responders during an overdose emergency situation.

Steve Blank, Vice President of Outpatient Services said, “The Centers recognizes an essential part of recovery and saving lives is to offer many opportunities for community and family members to collaborate with their loved ones’ treatment. These forums are a way to do just that.”

The Centers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has been serving Marion and Citrus Counties since 1972. With five locations, approximately 450 employees, and 17,000 clients, The Centers provides child welfare services, and comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment services, including a unique program for mothers battling opioid addiction. Committed to offering quality and affordable care for all in need, The Centers is rebuilding hope and significantly impacting the lives of children and adults in the community each year. For more information, visit www.thecenters.us.