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On Friday, March 5, the Suwannee Valley Players will be showing their production of “Phantom of the Op’ry”.
Show dates will be
Friday, March 5 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 6 at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 7 at 2:30 p.m.
Friday, March 12 and 13 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 14 at 2:30 p.m.
Yard sale benefits March of Dimes
Donations of gently used yard sale items will be collected until Friday at 5 p.m. for the big yard sale benefitting the March of Dimes that will be held on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Fanning Springs branch of Capital City Bank.
Plan on having lunch while shopping as hot dogs, chips and soda will be sold for $3.
The annual meeting of the Suwannee River Springs Homeowners Association, Inc. will be held March 6 at 10 a.m. in the Fanning Springs City Hall. Mayor Cheryl Nicola will be there to update us on the proposed city sewer project.
Spring yard sale
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is having its big spring yard sale Saturday, March 6, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The church is located three miles north of Walmart on US Hwy 19 next to the Dakotah Winery.
Charity golf tournament
4-Pet’s Sake Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, March 6 at the Chiefland Golf and Country Club.
Call 386-935-0975 for more information.
Shrine Club breakfast
The Suwannee River Shrine Club will hold its semimonthly country breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the clubhouse on State Road 26, about a half mile north of Fanning Springs.
The menu includes sausage, eggs, bacon, sausage gravy, biscuits, pancakes and coffee for $5.50 per person. This event is open to the public.
American Legion yard sale moves indoors
The monthly yard sale at American Legion Post 91, located between Trenton and Bell by the FFA Arena on County Road 129 moves indoors starting this month. The sale is from 8 a.m. until noon.
All proceeds benefit American Legion Auxiliary No. 91 for service projects to the community & veterans. Members are requested to volunteer time for the sale.
Donations for the sale or cash donations are welcome.
For information please call 352-463-3901
A Biblical Portrait of A Marriage Series, with Dr. Bruce Wilkerson, will take place on Saturday, March 6, at Calvary Worship Center, located at 1990 N.E. 120th St. in Chiefland. The hour-long class costs $10 per person and starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call Janelle Lundy at 352-514-8448.
Yard sale benefit
There will be a multi-family yard sale to benefit the American Cancer Society Saturday, March 6, in front of Nature Coast Insurance on SR 19 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The yard sale will be selling household items, children's clothes and antiques. For more information, call Lisa Rowland at 215-6175.
Williston library friends book sale
Friends of the Williston Public Library will hold the March Book Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the City Hall Community Center.
Book prices are: hardbacks, $1; softbacks, 50 cents; paperbacks, 25 cents, tapes and videos, $1; and children's books and magazines, 10 cents. There will also be some bargain priced books that are not in as good condition as regular priced books.
Bluegrass at Otter Springs
Bluegrass pickin' returns to the Spring House Lodge at Otter Springs RV Resort in the Big Cypress Lodge from 6 p.m. until everyone goes home. Bring a homemade favorite dessert to share while listening to some of the best bluegrass groups in the state.
Those who arrive early can set around and pick under the oaks or on the big porch around the lodge. This event will be free to the public but donations will be taken to defray the performers’ travel expenses.
Bring yourself, or if you want to spend the night, call ahead for a full hookup campsite or a cabin. For more information, call Randy and Kim Slaughter at (352) 463-6425 or Otter Springs RV Resort at (352) 463-0800 or www.ottersprings.com Otter Springs Park & Campground, 6470 SW 80th Avenue, Trenton.
On Tuesday, March 9, the Suwannee River Water Management District’s Governing Board will meet at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, County Road 49 and US Highway 90 East, Live Oak. The meeting is to consider District business and conduct public hearings on regulatory and land acquisition matters. A workshop will follow the Governing Board meeting.
A governing board teleconference meeting will be held March 29, at 1 p.m. at District Headquarters in Live Oak.
All meetings, workshops and hearings are open to the public
World War II Veterans
to meet in Suwannee
All World War veterans are invited to lunch on Thursday, March 11, at 11:30 a.m. at the Salt Creek Restaurant in Suwannee. Join the camaraderie and a surprise guest or two.
God bless all veterans and God bless America with renewed strength and direction.
If you have questions call Billie Cooper 352-493-9368 or Dot Halvorsen 352-542-7697.
Chiefland library friends meet
The Friends of the Luther Calloway Public Library
( FLCPL) will hold their monthly meeting at the library in Chiefland, 104 N.E. 3rd Street — a block behind city hall — at 11 a.m. The meeting will include a proposed revision of the organization's by-laws.
The FLCPL supports the Luther Calloway Public Library by promoting the library's programs and resources and through fund-raising projects to help the library purchase reading materials, books on tape, videos, operating supplies and minor equipment. Prospective members and guests are encouraged to attend the meeting. For more information, call FLCPL president Tom Reitz at 493-1896 or 949-5413.
St. John's monthly fish fry
The monthly southern fish fry at St. John The Evangelist Church on U.S. Highway 27A, Chiefland, will be from 5 to 7 p.m.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children under seven years of age.
The menu is fish, French fries, homemade beans, grits, coleslaw, coffee, teas and deserts.
Joppa Lodge No. 4
fund-raising BBQ dinner
Joppa Lodge No. 4 will hold a fund raiser at the City Park in Cross City from 10:30 a.m. until the food runs out.
The dinner includes a quarter chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, garlic bread and a dessert.
To-go orders will be available. For information, contact Eric Daniels at (352) 542-2470 or (352) 356-1949.
NWR pottery program
Cedar Key Pottery, renowned potter Marty Haythorn and the National Wildlife Refuge Ranger are collaborating to hold an exhibit and sale of Haythorn's pottery at the Cedar Key library.
The potter will be available starting at 10 a.m. to show his ancient pottery reproductions and demonstrate the process with handmade tools.
This is a wonderful opportunity to view the type of work made by the ancient people of this area, in particular Shell Mound. After a lunch break, the group will meet at Shell Mound at 1 p.m. for a walk back in time led by Pam Darty, Lower Suwanee National Wildlife Refuge Ranger. The walk will feature pottery, points, Musckogean music, a blow gun demonstration, and paintings featuring the art of Theodore Morris. For more information call (352) 493-0238, ext 223.
In celebration of National Quilt Month, The City of Trenton, Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce, Progress Energy, Pure Water Wilderness and The Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe is holding its 3rd Annual Suwannee Valley Quilt and Old Time Craft Festival March 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Trenton.
Celebrate America’s quilting heritage with hundreds of quilts and handmade crafts displayed in a wide variety of historic buildings centered around Trenton’s turn of the century railroad depot and unique downtown.
Also featured will be antiques and antique cars, music, clogging, demonstrations of quilting, spinning, bed-turning and handmade crafts.
Come Friday night March 12, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to the Antique Roadshow, “Picnic n’ Pickin” at the Trenton Depot.
Dinners and desserts will be available for purchase.
For more information contact Stephanie Metts 352-463-3842, HYPERLINK "mailto:email@example.com" firstname.lastname@example.org or Kyle Stone 352-463-3467, HYPERLINK "mailto:email@example.com" firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Sager, one of the speakers at the recent “Tea Party” on Jan. 16, in Inverness, Citrus County, who is a candidate for US Representative from Florida District 5, will be the featured speaker at the Yankeetown-Inglis Republican Club meeting this March. This will be a luncheon meeting starting at 12:30 p.m. (lunch being served at 1 p.m.) on Tuesday, March 16 at the Inglis-Yankeetown Lions Club on Hwy 40 and 59th St.
Jason is a native Floridian from Brooksville, a Navy veteran, a conservative, Jeffersonian Republican, believing in limited government and in principles and family values. Bring your questions.
The lunch will cost just $5 per person, members and guests. Please call Edith at 447-2622 or Pat Schwab at 447-5874 for more information.
DAV Poker Run
The Disabled American Veterans Tri-County Chapter 63 is having its annual Poker Run through three counties rescheduled January Run on Saturday, March 20.
The run through Dixie, Levy and Gilchrist counties usually draws about 100 bikers. Entry is $15 per rider and $5 for each co-rider. Pre-register before March 1 and receive a free T-Shirt.
Registration starts at 9 a.m. Last bike leaves by noon, at Cole's 4 Corners Tavern in Bronson, heads to Willard's in Morriston, BubbaQue's in Chiefland, the Mad Italian in Trenton, the Bears Den in Fanning Springs, and ends art Old Town Tavern in Old Town at 3 p.m. when there will be raffles, an auction, music and food will be available.
Every rider must be in by 3 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the “two best” hands. The best hand will win a three-day cruise for two to the Bahamas. The holder of the second best hand will win $100.
All proceeds benefit the local DAV chapters’ activities for disabled vets, like providing a ride to the VA Hospital and clinics in Gainesville and Lake City, or Tampa, wherever a vet needs to go.
Spring yard sale at Bronson UMC
The Anzonetta Brice Women's Circle spring yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church fellowship hall. This is your chance to clean out the garage or attic and donate those unwanted items to a worthy (tax deductible) cause. Proceeds benefit the BUMC fellowship hall improvements. Furniture is always welcome and pick-up can be arranged. Baked goods always sell at these yard sales so, if you are a baker and are in the mood to share your favorite sweet treat, please do so.
The members of the Circle will be setting things up Friday evening, the 19th and invite you to come and share in this part of the event and fellowship with each other. The fellowship hall will be open all day Friday for drop-offs. All donations are appreciated. For information please call Phyllis Cowart at 352-486-2860.
Improve your driving
The new, one-day AARP Driver Safety Course takes only six hours and replaces the old two-day course.
The class is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cypress Inn Restaurant, 15568 N.W. U.S. Highway 19, Cross City. For information or to register, call Lee Miller at (352) 498-5004 for information.
Mature drivers can earn a discount on auto insurance for completing the course. The course fee is $14 for non members and $12 for AARP members.
Mystery dinner theatre experience
Thursday, March 25, the drama players and FLBA present a comedy mystery dinner theatre experience, “Inspector Clueless, The Romanian Uranium Mystery”, by D.M. Bocaz-Larson at Tommy Usher Pineland Center at 7 p.m.
Tickets are one for $20 or two for $35. Tickets are on sale at Chiefland High School and Drummond Community Bank.
Proceeds will benefit March of Dimes, FBLA, and Drama Club.
Homemakers hold yard sale
The Chiefland HCE will hold their 3rd annual yard sale at 816 E. Park St. The group will be accepting donations on March 25.
For more information please call (352) 493-2943 or (352) 493-7351.
Easter egg hunt in Fanning Springs
Fanning Springs will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fanning Spring Historical Park on the banks of the Suwannee River.
Newberry Garden Club holds sale
The Newberry Garden Club will hold their annual plant sale on at the downtown Municipal Building from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a variety of plants, and the club's famous caladium bulbs for sale. To secure a booth, please contact Linda Woodcock at (352) 472-2440. Garden items, plants, vegetables, etc. are welcome. Booth rental is by donation. To order bulbs before they are sold out, call the above number. The proceeds sponsor students to attend camps, ecology programs, and fund Santa Fe College scholarships.
Ron White coming to Gainesville
Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking, funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon returns to Gainesville Friday, April 2 at 8 p.m. at the O’Connell Center, for mature audiences, with his new stand-up show Behavioral Problems.
With two Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, two of the top rated one-hour specials in Comedy Central history, a book that appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List, and CD and DVD sales of over 10 million units, tickets expect to go quickly.
Tickets are $39.75 ($25 for students) and available at the University Box Office, Reitz Union, HYPERLINK "http://www.ticketmaster.com" www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations or by phone at 800-745-3000.
Wild Hog Canoe & Kayak Race
AMVETS Post 88 is once again hosting the 33rd Wild Hog Canoe & Kayak Race,. This year there are 8 classes. The parent/youth class is back. For anyone wanting to sponsor the race, please see the website http://www.wildhog.wetpaint.com.
This year's race promises to be the biggest yet. Earlybirds will receive a T-shirt in their size, but if you wait until the day of the race you will not be guaranteed the proper shirt size.
For those not in the race, bring a chair and watch as the racers master the final stretch trying to get themselves and their craft over the log to reach the finish line.
There will be plenty of food, music and entertainment for everyone. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and relax on the banks of the Waccasassa River.
If you would like to receive a brochure, loaded with information, please call Margie McGarva at 486-2535 or email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotary Club fishing tournament
The Chiefland Rotary Club Fishing Tournament at Cedar Key is offering cash and prizes up to $7,500 based on a 100-boat entry. There will be a free goodie bag and T-shirt for each entrant.
Prize money will be awarded as follows:
biggest redfish, $1,000, with second and third place receiving lesser amounts;
biggest trout, $1,000, with second and third place receiving lesser amounts;
biggest trash fish, $50
best bag, $2,000
The biggest fish will be determined by the weight of legally caught fish.
The captains’ meeting and Calcutta is Friday, May 14, with a 6:30 p.m. social and 7 p.m. dinner at the Cedar Key Lions Club. Cash bar available.
Entry forms and rules may be obtained from Chiefland Rotary Club, P.O. Box 931, Chiefland, FL 32644, or call Robert or Jeff Beauchamp, event coordinators at (352) 493-4808, between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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. 20. Call 352-486-3308 or go to www.guardianadlitem.org.
American Legion Post 383 karaoke
on SaturdaysAmerican 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 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.
The Chiefland TOPS group meets at St. Albans Church on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Both men and women are welcome
Chiefland Rotary meets at noon on Wednesdays at BubbaQue’s, Main Street, Chiefland.Williston Rotary meets at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesdays at the First Presbyterian Church, 247 NE 1st Street
Grand Slam Bridge on Monday
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.
Bronson Home and Community Educators (HCE), also known as the Homemakers, is a community service organization, that hold educational and fun meetings, workshops, crafts sessions, create caps and lap blankets, etc. for local nursing homes and other local public agencies. The group is always looking for new faces, positive attitudes, fun personalities and an eager willingness to give back to the community.
Meetings are at 9:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month. Monthly workshops are on the 4th Monday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon. The meetings are at the Levy County Extension Office on U.S. Highway 27A in Bronson. If you would like to attend a meeting or to become a new member, please contact Mary Anne Ostroman at 352-528-5076 or email@example.com for more information.
Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.