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By The Staff

Friday

VFW dinner

The VFW Post No. 5625, 1104 S. Main St., Chiefland, is hosting Friday Night Dinners from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On the menu are spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread and dessert. The menu for July 30 will be baked ziti, salad, garlic bread and dessert.

The club also serves sandwiches every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday

John Sikorski headlines    Haven Roadshow

Antiques expert John Sikorski, host of the radio show Sikorski’s Attic,  is the headliner for the Fourth Annual Haven Hospice Attic Antique Roadshow, from 2 p.m. to  5 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, at the Haven Hospice Attic, 300 NW 8th Ave. in Gainesville.

Sikorski will evaluate the items that can bring in extra cash or just let you know what your treasured heirlooms are worth.

Admission to the event is free. The cost of an evaluation is $10 per item, with a one-item per ticket limit. Evaluation tickets for a reserved time slot are required and are on sale  at the Haven Hospice Attic in Gainesville. 

Participants who have sets for evaluation are asked to bring only one piece as a sample. Coins, firearms, stamps or textiles cannot be evaluated. Come early to the event and be the first to shop in the Attic’s new Antique Showcase.

Like the sales at the store, all Roadshow proceeds will support Haven Hospice’s unfunded patient care, bereavement and community outreach programs.

For more information, please call (352) 378-7484.

July 29

Tourist council meets

The Levy County Tourist Development Council will have their bi-monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 29 at: 

Levy County Visitors Bureau

620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson

The meeting is open to the public.

 

August 1

Toastmasters and Cedar Key

Gavel Club meet

The Toastmasters and Cedar Key Gavel Club will meet  at 4 p.m. at the Cedar Key Library Meeting Room.

The Toastmasters meetings will precede the Gavel club meetings. Gavel Club members are 18 years old or younger, and Toastmasters members are 18 years and up. Non-members and potential members are welcome and encouraged.

For information, contact Gene Benedict at (352) 949-0411. The club will also be meeting on Aug. 15.

August 6

Free bus to Walmart from Bell, Trenton

A free shuttle bus runs on the first Friday of each month from locations in Bell and Trenton.  Call 463-6646 for more information.

August 7 ( and Aug. 21)

Shrine Club breakfast

The Suwannee River Shrine Club will hold it’s semi-monthly country breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at the clubhouse on Highway 26, about a half-mile north of Fanning Springs.

The menu includes sausage, eggs, bacon, biscuits, sausage gravy, grits, pancakes and coffee for $5.50 per person.

August 14

Second Annual Suwannee River Cleanup

The 2nd Annual Suwannee River Cleanup sponsored by Pure Water Wilderness, will start at 9 a.m. and end  about 2 p.m.  Volunteers will be cleaning the area from Hart Springs to Hinton Landing  with a free lunch for all participants and some nice prizes.

The event is co-sponsored by Progress Energy and Quit-Doc. A limited number of canoes are available for use by participants or bring your own. 

Volunteers must call (352) 463-3467 to reserve and register.

Drill team holds fun show

The 2010 Summer Buckle Series Fun Show hosted by the Great Adventure Drill Team is free to the public and will be held on this date, and again on Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. at Twin-T Acres, 2371 N.E. 109th, Bronson.

Come watch riders of all ages compete in exciting speed events such as barrels, poles and a flag race, as well as the hilarious freezie pop race. Concessions are available at the show.

For more information, call (352) 486-2599 or visit www.greatadventuredrillteam.com.

August 21

Shrine Club breakfast

The Suwannee River Shrine Club will hold it’s semi-monthly country breakfast  from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at the clubhouse on Highway 26, about a half mile north of Fanning Springs.

The menu includes sausage, eggs, bacon, biscuits, sausage gravy, grits, pancakes and coffee for $5.50 per person.

Ongoing

Jackpot Bingo

Landrum Memorial American Legion Post 236 is having Jackpot Bingo at 7 p.m. Friday Nights. Post 236 is located at 9550 NE Alt. Hwy. 27, Bronson, (325) 486-5003.

Karaoke at the Spirit

of the Suwannee

The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) hosts Elvis Tribute Artist and karaoke king Ted “Teddy Mac” McMullen every Monday and Thursday, starting at 5 p.m. The music begins at 7 p.m. The SOS Café and Restaurant is also open and serving. Admission is $5 and the fee can be applied to the food and beverage tab.

People of all ages can take part in the casual evening  events.

The SOSMP is located in Live Oak, at 3076 95th Drive, 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 off US 129. For more information call (386) 364-1683, go to the website at www.musicliveshere.com or email spirit@musicliveshere.com.

Guardian ad Litem seeks volunteers

Be a powerful voice in a child’s life. Advocate in the court system for children who have been taken away for neglect and abuse.

No special background is needed, staff and legal support provided. Call (352) 463-3135 or go to www.guardianadlitem.org.

Dixie Humane Society sale

The Dixie Humane Society holds a weekly Indoor/ Outdoor Yard Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.onThursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The Society is located off of U.S. Highway 19 North on County Road 349 across from the bike trail in Old Town .

Donations to help the animals are welcome.

American Legion Post 383 activities

American Legion Post 383 in Old Town has karaoke every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Monthly meetings are the third Wednesday of each month at 7 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 to raise 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 on Wednesdays at BubbaQue’s onMain Street in 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 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Chiefland on Mondays. Those interested in participating are asked to call Joan at 493-0279. Both weekly and substitute players are needed.

Bronson Homemakers

Bronson Home and Community Educators (HCE), also known as the Homemakers, is a community service organization that holds educational and fun meetings, workshops, crafts sessions, create caps and lap blankets, and more, 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 fourth 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 become a new member, please contact Mary Anne Ostroman at (352) 528-5076 or maostroman@msn.com for more information.

Ombudsman program seeking volunteers

Florida's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The program's local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents' concerns. Special training and certification is provided.

All interested individuals who care about protecting the health safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents - who often have no one else to advocate for them - are encouraged to call toll-free 888-831-0404 or visit the program's Web site at http://ombudsman.myflorida.com.

Stitches from Heart helps babies

Stitches From The Heart is a nationwide group of volunteers that love to knit, crochet and quilt for needy babies and children. Unfortunately, many premature babies often go home from hospitals with little or nothing to keep them warm.    They need volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, little sweaters and hats for babies in need.

These items are donated to hospitals all over the country. Patterns are available. Donated yarn is appreciated for our seniors. Stitches From the Heart has donated thousands and thousands of hand-made hats, booties, sweaters and blankets to more than 411 hospitals and charities around the country.

Please call toll free 877-985-9212 or email StitchFromHeart@aol.com or write at 3316 Pico, Santa Monica, CA 90405. The group's Web site is www.StitchesFromTheHeart.org. Stitches From the Heart is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation.

CAAA co-ed softball

CAAA is holding sign-ups for co-ed softball at Strickland Park. Games start June 28. For more information call Mary Ann Wetherington at 221-4984.