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Hi All. Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wonder where the birdies iz

Well, if you look around you will see lots of warblers and other migrating, hopeful but poorly informed, birds heading north. I, personally, am heading south as I have read the weather forecasts.  I will miss you all at the next luncheon, but the food choices on the menu sound delicious.

Remember to sign up for the food bank tour.  I expect it will be very interesting.  There are lots of places for an early lunch after the tour in the area.
See y’all in April. 

This is a public service for all of you who have guests, both young and old, who want to go to Orlando’s theme parks. When my brother wanted to visit, we decided to entertain him in Orlando, not Hernando. Our plan was to have a great week without a theme park. So what did we do to stay busy?

Leu Gardens in Orlando was first. Gatorland is $9.99 for FL residents and lots of fun. The Central Florida Zoo in Sanford was delightful. For a little culture, The Orlando Museum of Art and the Cornell Museum in Winter Park, as we had done the Morse Museum on his last visit. There’s the boat ride in Winter Park, airboat rides surrounding Orlando, and mini-golf. Movies abound (with stadium seating). Then there’s outlet shopping and the afternoon at the pool. If that’s not enough – the beach is 70 minutes away, and the Kennedy Space Center, too.

What about food? We chose to have a different cuisine every day. We tried Chinese, Vietnamese, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish, Indian, and Mexican. Our breakfasts out were American. No time for Korean, Ethiopian, Greek, or Thai. Guess we’ll have to spend another week there.


******CORRECTION:  The election of officers for 2014 – 2015

will be held at the luncheon meeting on April 8th. 

We are still in need of a Newsletter Editor.
Be sure to sign up for the next luncheon…
April 8th Luncheon at the Sugarmill Woods Golf and Country Club

Arrive at 11:00; Eat at 11:30
No-Name Salad topped with Chicken and Mandarin Oranges,

Served in a Taco-salad-type Shell

Bread, Butter, Rolls

Brownie Sundae

Send your checks for $16 to: Marti Smith, 714 Balboa Avenue, Inverness 34453, 341-3706
FUTURE LUNCHEONS (SECOND TUESDAY): May 13 for Brunch at Black Diamond
IMPORTANT: ALWAYS be courteous and do not talk while a speaker is talking, whether it is the president, members making announcements, or a guest speaker. The parliamentarian may remind you about this courtesy throughout the meeting. Catch up with friends before, during, and after lunch.

If you are interested in being a hostess for a lunch bunch, please contact Barb Karow bjkarow@tampabay.rr.com or 352-476-4332.


Tuesday, March 25th, noon at The Blue Gator in Dunnellon, will be hosted by Lynn Davis 527-3024, outdoor dining by the Withlacoochee River. Carpooling recommended due to limited parking.

Tuesday, April 22nd at The Cove, will be hosted by Elaine Chipurn, 527-4950, 586-6511.
Tuesday, May 6th at Taverno Manos, hosted by Marge Wenner, 746-5268, 586-8900.


Need Help? Our website (http://citrusfourandmore.homestead.com/Need-Help.html) has recommended service providers. Contact Judie Small if you have someone to recommend.


Linda LaMaire, Activities Point-Of-Contact 746-6428

Applicable fees are due at the time of signup and cannot be refunded. Please notify the coordinator if you sign up and then cannot attend. Contact Linda if you have an idea for April or May.

SUNDAY, MARCH 16, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES AT THE HUDSON SHOW PALACE. This event is sold out. It’s a 1984 Broadway best musical hit featuring feathers and laughter.  If you’ve never been to the Show Palace, you will be wowed by the caliber of the actors and singers. The tickets are $45 per person and that includes the show and a great buffet. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.  Guests are welcome.   Doors open at 1:00 p.m. for the buffet.  The show begins at 3:00 PM.    Checks payable to CFAM and mail to:  Linda LaMaire, 4336 N. Breadnut Terrace, Beverly Hills, FL  34465.

TUESDAY MARCH 18TH THE VILLAGES TROLLEY TOUR AND LUNCH.  Join us for a private trolley tour and lunch (probably City Fire) at The Villages.  This is open to the first 23 people that sign-up.  We will carpool.  Sign up at the luncheon or contact Ellen Saunders at 527-6556
THURSDAY, APRIL 17TH TOUR OF THE FOOD PANTRY at 5659 W. Cardinal Street Building B, Homosassa. 10:00 a.m. Marilyn Campbell will provide details.

BUNCO: Bunco meets the first Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m. Contact Sunny Wiard at wiardse@embarqmail.com for information or to be put on the list.


MAH JONGG: The Mah Jongg group plays the 2nd, 4th and 5th Thursdays of each month in members’ homes. Contract Barb Karow at 476-4332 or bjkarow@tampabay.rr.com

KAYAKING: Our next paddle will be on Monday, March 17 at 9:30 a.m. and we will be paddling on the Withlacoochee River by Hog Island near Nobleton. Complete directions will be given to all paddlers. Future paddles are Monday, April 14 on the Waccassa River north of Inglis and May 19 on the Weeki Wachee River. Cost of the paddles are $32 if you are renting a kayak and $10 if you are bringing your own kayak.   No cancellations after the Thursday before the paddle.  All level of paddlers are welcome as well as guests.  Contact Barb Karow 352-527-7753 or bjkarow@tampabay.rr.com
DISCUSSION GROUP: The WOW (Women of Words) discussion group will meet the second Monday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. at the new library in Homosassa. If you don’t have time for a Book Club, but enjoy good conversation on timely subjects, you might want to join our group. Please call Ellen Evans 344-0839, or Judy Gray 746-3388, or gmismajida@tampabay.rr.com for information about our meetings.
 WANTED – GAME, DOMINOES, CARD &/or TRIVIA PLAYERS.  We would like to start a monthly game night, to be held at our houses.  We are flexible to see what interests you the most.  Game night will start as soon as we determine your interests and availability.  There will be a sign-up sheet at the next meeting.  Tell us your preference for a game, dominoes, cards and/or trivia, and the best night for you.  Ellen Saunders will coordinate.  527-6556    esaunders@tampabay.rr.com


If you need to make a change or correction to the membership listing, please contact Marti Smith (martismith@hotmail.com, 637- 1257) will make the change to the membership list, AND contact Kren Kurts ( kren.kurts@gmail.com, 465-4652) who will post the change in the newsletter. Please put CFAM Membership Changes in the subject line of the email. Thanks! Membership renewal begins now. Forms will be available at the luncheon.

A get well card was sent to Lynn Peters.

If you know someone who should receive a greeting card, contact Sunny Wiard, Corresponding Secretary, 795-4234, or wiardse@embarqmail.com

THE 2013 – 2014 BOARD
Marilyn Campbell and Ellen Saunders Co-Presidents

Frances Hamilton Vice President

Doris Siller Recording Secretary

Sunny Wiard Corresponding Secretary

Dor Barb Karow Treasurer

Kren Kurts Newsletter Editor

Kren Kurts Marti Smith Membership

Marti Smith Linda LaMaire Activities Point-of-Contact

Judie Small Webmaster

Shirley Johnson Parliamentarian

Wilma Smith 50/50

If you know of a community event and want to share in this newsletter, contact the newsletter editor, Kren Kurts, kren.kurts@gmail.com.  CFAM Community Events in the subject line. Thanks!

Saturday, 3/ 8, 2:00 PM COONEY’S IRISH CABARET.The show stars Andy Cooney (great Irish tenor), Noel V. Ginty (Ireland’s funniest comedian, Darrah Carr Dancers and the Guiness Irish Band.  (Note from Ellen:  I attend this show every year and it is loads of fun!)  Tickets are $22 and there is no reserved seating.  This activity is coordinated by Irene Swanton (527-3981).  She will have tickets at the February meeting.  The concert will be held at CURTIS PETERSON AUDITORIUM, 3810 W. Educational Path, Lecanto.  If you are not at the meeting or need additional seating, tickets can be purchased at the Irish Club on Route 490 across from St. Scholastica.
Saturday 3/8, 9:00 AM– 3:00 PM  CITRUS COUNTY CRAFT COUNCIL SPRING FLING.   Free admission.  Artisan and craft show with raffles and food.  Money is raised for local charities.  Crystal River Armory.

Art on the Avenue, Heritage Village on Citrus Avenue, Crystal River, Every 2nd Friday, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Join Franklin Anderson Gallery, Glass Werks & Downstairs Gallery for a local art experience, art, music, raffles, shopping.
Saturday 4/5 9:00 AM– 2:00 PM   HOLIDAZE CRAFTERS.   Free admission.  Artisan and craft show.  Hernando United Methodist Church, Route 486/ Norvell Bryant Hwy, Hernando.


Saturday October 18th, 2014 HALLOWEEN SCRAMBLE FOR HOSPICE.  The Oaks and Meadows.  11:00 AM registration.  1:00 PM shotgun start.  Fund raiser for Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast.  Contact Ellen Saunders 527-6556 to see if we can field several 4-person teams.  $60 per player.  Includes free beer and hot dogs, lots of door prizes and silent auction at party in the Hampton Room at Citrus Hills.  This event netted $20,000 last year. 

Thursdays, once a month, WINE, WOMEN, AND WEALTH seminars with Candy Murphy, Investor’s Choice Financial Group, Inc. candy@InvestorsChoiceFinancial.com or 228-0628,

800-336-0560 for information.



President: Frances Hamilton

Vice President: Barb Cooper

Secretary: Elaine Reuter

Treasurer: Mildred Martin

Web Master: Judie Small

Membership: Marti Smith

Activities: Eunice Rausch

Parliamentarian: Ellen Saunders

50/50: Wilma Smith

Marty Hester

The Newsletter Editor position is still pending.

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