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By The Staff

Thursday, March 27

Poets Meeting

Suwannee River Poets will meet March 27 at 7 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 6591 N. W. 140th St., Chiefland.

Meetings are always the last Thursday night of each month. Visitors and new members are welcomed.

For more information, call Ruth Nott at 490-7650.

Health Meeting

The Levy County Health Department met Jan. 31 with 45 community members and agencies to discuss health issues in Levy County.

Those attending decided on strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the public health system and identified potential strategic issues to improve the health of citizens.

Community members are invited to participate in identifying strategic issues and action steps to solve these problems.

The next strategic planning meeting will be March 27 from 6-8 p.m. at Bronson High School.

Call (352) 486-3405 to RSVP or for any questions you may have.

Tourism Council

The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet Thursday, March 27 at 6 p.m. at the Visitors Bureau office, 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson.

Call 486-3396 for more information.

Friday, March 28

HCE Yard Sale

Chiefland HCE will have a fund-raising yard sale, March 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 816 E. Park Ave.

If you have any donations that you would like to make call Helen 352-493-2943 or Shirley 352-493-0122.

Saturday, March 29

Humane Society Happenings

The Humane Society of Levy County, Inc. will have an adoption event at Tractor Supply in Chiefland on Saturday, March 29 from 9 a.m. until noon.

Jack Russell Mania will be at Williston Horseman Park on April 5-6, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Humane Society of Levy County, Inc. will be there helping as catcher for the Russell Mania Races.

The Humane Society of Levy County will have an adoption event at the Holy Family Catholic Church, 17353 NE Highway 27A, Williston on April 19 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. There will also be a Classic Car Show.

Classic Car Show

Do you have a classic car or motorcycle? Bring it to the Williston Airport Recreation Fest & Fly Market at the Williston Airport on Saturday, March 29 (rain date, Sunday, March 30).

All classic cars and motorcycles can compete for trophies in several categories and also help to benefit a great cause.

Registration for the competition is $15 and all proceeds will go directly to "Fight Children's Cancer."

For more information or to pre-register, call the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce at 352-528-5552 or register the day of the event at the Williston Airport.

Fish Fry

The Suwannee River Fish Fry will be Saturday, March 29 beginning at 3 p.m. at the Suwannee Caf++. Music includes Hi Tide and K9.

Fair Yard Sale

The Levy County Fair Association will hold a yard sale Saturday, March 29 in the Williston Community Center at the city hall.

Donations of any kind are still being accepted for sale or to be raffled during the sale.

If you have items or donations, leave a message at the Fair Message Center at 486-3747.

A drop off point in your area will be designated and pickup arrangements may be made, or items may be dropped by the Community Center Friday, March 28, from noon until 5 p.m..

Airport Recreational Fest

The city of Williston, along with the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce is holding its third Annual Williston Airport Recreational Fest & Fly Market Saturday, March 29 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Rain date will be Sunday, March 30.

Admission is $2 per person and parking is free. The event will be held at the Williston Airport on SW 19th Ave., just off SR 121 South.

This event will feature static displays of airplanes, both old and new, biplanes as well as Cessna 170 plane rides by Lumart Aviation.

For additional information call 352-528-4900 or 352-528-5552.

Sunday, March 30

Artists' Banquet

A banquet honoring Princess Diana look-alike C. Emory Mills will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30 at Petrello's in Trenton. Tickets are $15 and include lunch. Contact Tina Celia LaLonde at bcrmoore1667@bellsouth.net or request tickets at Assembly of Fine Artists, P.O. Box 1077, Old Town, FL 32680. Tickets are $18 at the door.

There will be door prizes.

Tuesday, April 1

Soil and Water Meeting

The Levy Soil and Water Conservation District Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the USDA Service Center in Bronson.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by calling Darlene Smith at (352) 486-2672 ext. 3.

Thursday, April 3

MOD Fund-raiser

Hooded and Hoodwinked, a benefit for the March of Dimes will be presented by the FBLA and performed by the Chiefland High School Drama Club April 3 at 7 p.m. at the Tommy Usher Center.

Tickets are $20, or two for $35 and are available at Drummond Community Bank and Chiefland High School.

Monday, April 7

Children's Rights Meeting

The Local Planning Team for Circuit, covering Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy and Union counties will meet April 7 at 2 p.m. in the Department of Children and Families Administration Conference Room, Tacachale, Bldg. 3, 1621 NE Waldo Rd., Gainesville.

This meeting is a continuation of the team's work on the governor's initiative to promote adoption, support adoptive families and prevent child abuse, abandonment and neglect.

For more information, call Melissa Walker at 955-5123.


Health Fair

Allen Chapel AME Church is hosting a free community Health Fair on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 48 NE 9th St., Williston.

There will be free education sessions on available local health services, men's and women's health, tobacco use and cessation, diabetes, depression, HIV and other topics.

The Williston Fire and Police Departments will be onsite for fire truck tours, fire safety andstranger danger presentations. Games, face painting and health assessments will also be provided. Lunch will be provided free of charge.

For more information on the event, call the Levy County Health Department's Health Promotion Program at (352) 486-3405.

AMVETS Chili Cook-off/Car Show

Bronson AMVETS Post 88 will host a Chili Cook-off and Classic Car Show April 12 at the AMVETS property next to Bronson Speedway.

Trucks, motorcycles and cars are invited to participate in the show. Proceeds from the Chili Cook-off and Car Show will benefit the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens.

LifeSouth has agreed to be at this event also. There will be raffles, entertainment by D.J. Jeff, registrations for the Wild Hog Canoe Race and much more.

Chili vendors will be able to sell their chili after the judging. Trophies will be awarded for both the Chili Cook-off and the Car Show.

AMVETS will also be selling chicken wings and french fries.

Newberry Watermelon Festival

The 63rd Annual Newberry Watermelon Festival will be held May 17 in Newberry.

The festival includes parades, pageants, food and other contests.

For more information, call 316-6628.

Watermelon Festival

The Chiefland Watermelon Festival is set for June 7. There will be a parade, crafts, food, pageants and games with prizes.

Dance Lessons

Square dancing and line dancing instruction have begun at the Chiefland Senior Center on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m.

For more information, call Art at 490-5619.

Wild Hog Canoe Race

The 31st Annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race will be April 26.

The event is hosted by AMVETS Post 88, Bronson, and the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens.

For sponsorship, or more details, visit the website at www.wildhog.wetpaint.com or contact Margie McGarva at 486-2535 or by e-mailing wildhograce@yahoo.com.

Normandy Reunion

The Fraternal Military Association of the USA will tour the Normandy Invasion beaches, London, Bastogne, Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris and more departing from New York June 17.

Current, past military personnel, dependents, friends and others are invited to participate in this journey to commemorate the 64th anniversary of D-Day June 6, 1944.

For more information, call Sy Canton at 561-865-8495 or write 14130-C Nesting Way, Delray Beach, FL 33484.


DAVA Bingo

The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Unit 63 Cross City holds bingo every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds from these games benefit the VA Hospitals in Lake City and Gainesville.

These bingo games are no-smoking events.

Commodity Distribution

The USDA Commodity Distribution will be at the following location:

March 20- 1-2 p.m., Lions Club, Williston

USDA is available to all eligible recipients. Certification will be available to those who have not registered. For more information, call 336-0839.

Bandsmen Needed

Brass/woodwind musicians are wanted for a future non-profit community band or ensemble that will play in the tri-county area. You must have your own instrument and a minimum of two years playing experience.

E-mail hkhutson@yahoo.com

Nature Walks

The first Monday of each month is the Nature Walk at the Lower Suwannee Wildlife Refuge.

The walk starts at 9 a.m. at Refuge Headquarters. These walks will go on each month through May. For information call Joan Stephens 352-463-1095.


Free Tax Aide Preparation and E-file with AARP Tax-Aide began Feb. 1.

Sites will be open at libraries in Trenton (Monday 1-5 p.m.), Cross City (Tuesday noon-3 p.m.), Williston (Thursday noon-3 p.m.) and Chiefland (Friday noon-4 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) throughout the tax season.

Visit or call your library for an appointment.