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Pope John Paul II Catholic School will present a "Musical Extravaganza of Big Band Music from the 1940s through the 1960s" at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at the school. The featured performers will be the Citrus Swing Band, with a special guest performance by the Pope John Paul II Catholic School band and choir. This event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Francis Cardinal Assembly 1547, and benefits the Pope John Paul II Catholic School tuition assistance program. Tickets are $10 and available at the school office between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., weekdays. Call 746-2020, e-mail or contact Knights of Columbus members Dave at 382-3242 or or Larry at 746-5193 or The school is at 4341 W Homosassa Trail, Lecanto. Directions can be found on the Web at or by calling the school office.

Citrus Springs

It's time for school groundbreaking

A groundbreaking ceremony for the county's new elementary school will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday on W Citrus Springs Boulevard, about one-tenth of a mile past Citrus Springs Middle. Call 726-1931, ext. 2205.


Afterschool center hosts drama club

21st Century Community Learning Center After School Adventure presents a drama club for grades 6-8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Community Learning Center, 2435 N Florida Ave., Hernando. The club includes free food, games, field trips, plays, dance talent shows and musicals. Call Kenetra Alexander, drama program coordinator, at 560-0000.


Play volleyball on Wednesdays

Citrus County Parks and Recreation is sponsoring an open gym volleyball program at the Lecanto Middle gymnasium for those 16 and older from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. The cost is $3. This is open play; no preformed teams allowed. All participants will have equal playing opportunity; rotation is required. Call Parks and Recreation at 527-5754.

Citrus County

Great American Teach-In held

The Great American Teach-In was held Nov. 16 at Citrus County schools. Medical, judicial, business, law enforcement and government professionals were invited to the schools to talk with students about careers and real-world experiences.

Exchange students need host families

The International Student Exchange Program is seeking host families for students 15 to 18 years old. The students speak English, are fully insured, have personal spending money and expect to be included in household responsibilities. Call Joan Soderqvist at 799-8556 or the regional office toll-free at 1-800-473-0696 or visit