Community Calendar

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By The Staff


Chiefland Library

The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library are having a Meet and Greet at the library, 104 N.E. Third St. This casual get-together is at 7 p.m. Members and invited guests can socialize, have fun and learn about future programs slated for the library this year. The public is invited to attend.


Levy Fair holds Poker Run

    The Levy County Fair Association, Inc. will hold its first Poker Run  at Williston Horseman’s Park off State Road 41 in Williston. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Kickstands go up at 10 a.m. The designated route will be given out to those registered prior to start up.

    Fees are $10 per rider, $5 for passenger and $5 for a meal wristband. The meal includes pulled pork or chicken, baked beans, Texas toast, salad and tea. There will be a 50/50 raffle and $1 dot game.

For more information call 352-450-1445.

SHARE distribution for September

     September Distribution for SHARE will be from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM.  Distribution will be held at the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church in Chiefland.

     Come see how you can save money on produce,meats and prepared foods. For more information call 463-8804.


Dixie Days Festival, Gun Show

The Dixie County Rotary Club’s 4th Annual Gun Show will be at the Trail Riders Club Community Center in Cross City. The activities will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The show will be held in conjunction with the Dixie Days Festival sponsored by the Dixie County Chamber of Commerce. Saturday’s events will include music by five local bands including Steel Bridge Dottie South, 2 Lane Highway, Southland, and Jordan Bush, fun and activities for the kids, food crafts and more.There will be an Antique Car Display.

Admission to the Gun Show is $5 while admission to the Dixie Days Festival is free. Most items for sale at the Dixie Days Festival will be priced at one dollar.

The funds raised at the gun show and at the festival are used to fund service projects for both the Dixie County Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce.

The Trail Riders Club Community Center is located just off US 19/98 on Airport Road in Cross City.

For more information about the Gun Show, contact Bob Anderson at 352-542-3077 or email to  jb816@gatorwork.com.

For more information about the Dixie Day, contact Julie Squires at 498-5454.


Women’s Expo has flu shots

    The Women’s Health & Fitness Expo will be held  from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Crystal River. Exhibitors include experts on cardiac, vision, rehabilitation, dental, hearing and women’s health, among others. There will be a variety of free screenings, information on nutrition, exercise, vitamins, and chiropractic health, plus the LifeSouth Bloodmobile for blood donations and the Alzheimer’s Association mobile van offering memory screening.

Nature Coast Emergency Medical Service members will be on hand between 9 and 11 a.m. to administer  flu vaccinations to those 18 or older. The immunization is free with a Medicare Part B insurance card, and $30  for all other others.

October 2

Old Town Methodist yard sale, lunch

    Old Town United Methodist Women will hold their fall Yard & Bake Sale on Friday October 2nd from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday October 3rd from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Methodist Men will again serve hot dogs and hamburgers with all the trimmings for the hungry shoppers.

    Come and find your treasure and bring home some fresh baked goods.. The church is on U.S. Highway 19/98 north of the traffic light.

October 3

Amvets BBQ and karaoke    

The Amvets William Crow Post No. 447 will have a fund raiser and open karaoke on Saturday, Oct. 3 from  2p.m. to  6 p.m.  Dinner will include wood-smoked barbecued Boston butt and lima beans cooked in ham ‘n onions, potato salad, roll, and dessert for a $6 donation.  The public is invited. The post is located at  33 Risher Avenue, Inglis,  For to-go orders, please call 447-4473.

First Christian Church Yard Sale

    First Christian Church of Chiefland will hold a yard sale to benefit their Christmas Stocking Fund from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  at 6591 N. W. 140th St. (County Road 346).  For info call Ruth at 490-7650.

Amvets auction and barbecue

    The Amvets William Crow Post 447 in Inglis  will hold a an auction and barbecue to raise funds for the Post. Among the items being auctioned is a 1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass LS with only 58,390 original miles; a 1987 Volvo 700 Turbo Station Wagon, a Gheenoe boat, motor and trailer.  The  auction begins at 3 p.m. and the dinner will be served from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dinners cost $6 each.

    All items will be sold as-is by private owners as a fundraising event for Amvets Post 447 and  Sons of Amvets Squadron 447.

Workshop for parents of exceptional students

The Levy County Exceptional Student Parent Advisory Committee is sponsoring a Behavioral Workshop presented by Teresa Pinder of the Levy County School Board, in the parent classroom located at the old Bronson High School. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop will end at noon.

Following several steps to accomplish a goal can be very difficult for some of our students. Pinder will work with parents to make a very simple yet powerful visual informative meeting and all ESE parents are encouraged to attend.

October 4

Brock Reunion

    The annual Brock reunion will be held at Manatee Springs State Park  starting at 10:30 a.m. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish.  Festivities will run until 5 p.m. Lunch will be at 12:30 p.m. Questions? Please call (352) 490-7257 or (352) 870-9302.

October 9-10

The Chiefland VFW Ladies Auxiliary yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at the VFW hall, 1104 S. Main Street. In case of rain it will be held inside.

Rent a table for $5 or donated items can be picked up. Hot dogs, chips and soda will be served for $1.50.

To donate items or obtain more information, call Judy at 949-6852 or 493-1159.

October 10

Bronson Homemakers will have their Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Levy County Extension Center parking lot in Bronson. There will be a craft table, toys, house wares and more. Fill a grocery bag with clothes.

Proceeds go to Community Service and Organizational Activities.


Gulf Hammock and Smallwood Reunion

    The Gulf Hammock and Smallwood Reunion, will be from !0 a.m. until everyone leaves at  Beck Park in Gulf Hammock. Lunch will be at 1 p.m.

     The reunion is open to anyone who lives or lived in Gulf Hammock, friends and relatives, and members of the Smallwood family. Bring a favorite dish of food, yourself, others, and a chair for each person.  For more information, please contact Donald Smallwood at (225) 598-9435 or donaldbsm@charter.net or Amelia Dampier at (352) 629-4438 or ethdampi352@aol.com

October 11

Amvets BBQ and karaoke

    The Amvets William Crow Post No. 447 will have a fund raiser and jam session on Sunday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Breakfast will include Scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage, biscuits, and gravy for a $4 donation.  The public is invited. The post is located at  33 Risher Avenue, Inglis,  For to-go orders, please call 447-4473.

October 15-22

Second Annual Fall Paddle Florida

    The second annual Fall Paddle Florida event begins at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak and concluding at Manatee Springs State Park in Chiefland.

    Last year’s inaugural event hosted 160 paddlers on the 123-mile, seven-day excursion.

    The fall excursion includes daily stops and overnight camping along the recently completed Suwannee River Wilderness Trail. Overnight camping is at the Suwannee River State Park, Lafayette Blue Springs State Park, Suwannee River Rendezvous Resort & Campground, Ivey Memorial Park, Gornto Springs, and finally Fanning Springs State Park.

    Fall registration is capped at 200 paddlers. The registration fee begins at $300 per adult, $275 for senior adults and $250 for children and includes a T-shirt, boat decal, camping, maps and river descriptions and entertainment/activities for the paddlers.

    Paddle Florida is held in cooperation with the Florida Park Service and the Suwannee River Water Management District.  For more information, go to www.paddleflorida.org or call Bill Richards at (352) 377-8342.

October 16-17

Cracker Cattle Drive & Hernando Heritage Days

    Saddle up your horses and join in an old fashion cracker cattle drive the weekend of   October 16-17. Camp out Friday night with campfire, music, entertainment and much more.

     Saturday, bright and early, the cattle will be herded towards the heart of town in Hernando, picking up the riders that opt for the Saturday one-day ride.

    Meals on the trail are included in price. Directions and other pertinent information will be mailed once a registration is received.  Ride one day or two.  Cost of two-day ride:  adults, $200, and riders age 18 and under, $150. Cost of one-day, Saturday only: adult, $100, and riders 18 and under, $75.

    All proceeds from the Hernando Southern Heritage Days Cattle Drive and Festival benefit the restoration and upkeep of the Historic Hernando School.  

    For information and registration packets, call (352) 419-4857.

October 19

CFCC holds  CPR class

    The Central Florida Community College Levy Center will offer an American Heart Association CPR class on Monday, Oct. 19.

            Heartsaver First Aid with Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and Automatic External Defibrillator, and Basic Life Support Health Care Provider classes will meet from 6 to 10 p.m.

    The Heartsaver? First Aid with CPR and AED class includes adult, infant and child techniques, and is designed for lay rescuers who are required to obtain a course completion card. The course fee is $50 and textbook is optional.

            The Basic Life Support Health Care Provider class is designed for individuals beginning a health care career and includes an exam at the end of the course. The course fee is $70. The required textbook, “Fundamentals of BLS for Healthcare Providers,” will be available for purchase at the beginning of class.

            To enroll or for more information, visit the Levy Center at 114 Rodgers Blvd. in Chiefland, call (352) 493-9533 or go online to www.cfcctraining.com (select the levy noncredit catalog).

    The courses will be offered again on Nov. 16 and Dec. 14.

 December 12

Rock Crusher Canyon Concert

    Blake Shelton, Jason Michael Carroll, Craig Morgan will perform at Rock Crusher Canyon, Crystal River. The first performance starts at 2 p.m. and tickets are $25 to $75. To order tickets, call Mike Hampton’s Pitching In Foundation at 527-3297, visit Fancy’s Pets in Crystal River or log on to  www.ticketmaster.com.

ystal River or log on to  www.ticketmaster.com.


Guardian ad litem program

    Volunteer to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in the court system.  In Levy County, there are about 80 children in the child welfare system.  Help ensure these children are heard and not forgotten. No legal background is necessary.  

    Next training class starts Oct 20th.  Call 352-486-3308 or go to www.guardianadlitem.org.

American Legion Post 383 karaoke on Saturdays

    American Legion Post 383 in Old Town has karaoke with Stacy every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Prospective members and volunteers are also welcome. Post 383 is for all veterans and their families.

Boys & Girls Clubs want clunkers

    Florida Boys and Girls Clubs are looking for “Clunker Cars” to be donated as a way of raising funds. The benefits offered for donating include a tax write off for the donors and knowledge that the old clunker is helping a “Positive Place for Kids”. If you want to donate a car, the Florida Clubs can be reached by calling 1-800-246-0493.

TOPS meeting

    The Chiefland TOPS group meets at St. Albans church on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Both  men and women are welcome.

Rotary Clubs

    Chiefland Rotary meets at noon Wednesdays at BubbaQue’s, Main Street, Chiefland.

    Williston Rotary meets at 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays at the First Presbyterian Church, 247 NE 1st Street.

Grand Slam Bridge on Mondays

    Grand Slam Bridge, with two tables in play, is held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Chiefland on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those interested in participating are asked to call Joan at 493-0279.

    Both weekly and substitute players are needed.