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Weight Watchers free seminar Terri Tuttle, the new Weight Watchers leader for Levy County is hosting a free healthy eating seminar at 5:30 p.m. Individuals who have the desire to eat healthy can attend the “Easy Healthy Eating Tips and Cooking Demo,” sponsored by Weight Watchers in the Central Florida Electric Cooperative Drive Thru. You do not have to be a Weight Watchers member to attend. For more information, call Tuttle at 275-1211. 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. The club also serves sandwiches every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free bus from Bell, Trenton to Walmart A free shuttle bus runs on the first Friday of each month from locations in Bell and Trenton. Call 463-6646 for more information. Saturday Shrine Club breakfast The Suwannee River Shrine Club will hold its 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 12 Chiefland library Friends board meeting The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL) Board of Directors, will meet at the library, 104 NE 3rd Street, Chiefland, located one block behind City Hall, at 11 a.m. The Luther Callaway Public Library is the Chiefland branch of the Levy County Public Library System. For an agenda, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The FLCPL supports the Luther Callaway Public Library by promoting the library’s programs and resources and through fund-raising, projects to augment the library’s budget for the purchase of reading materials, books on tape, videos, operating supplies and minor equipment. Members, prospective members and guests are welcome at the meeting. For more information, call FLCPL president Tom Reitz at 493-1896 or 949-5413. August 14 Second Annual Suwannee River Cleanup The Second 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 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 at 6 p.m. on Aug. 14, and again at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11, 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 486-2599 or visit www.greatadventuredrillteam.com August 18 SHINE volunteers can find Medicare answers Seniors with questions about options for Medicare, Medicare/Medicaid, disability, supplemental insurance, Part D prescription drug plans, or Medicare billings can find answers with the help of SHINE volunteers. SHINE, a volunteer program with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, provides one-on-one counseling. SHINE provides free, unbiased and confidential assistance. If you cannot come to a site, call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243 to be referred to a SHINE Volunteer. SHINE will be at the following locations on these dates: n Chiefland Senior Center on Wednesday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Aug. 18. n Trenton Library, Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 25. n Cross City Library, Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m., Aug. 25. August 21 Shrine Club breakfast The Suwannee River Shrine Club will hold its 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 25 SHINE volunteers can find Medicare answers Seniors with questions about options for Medicare, Medicare/Medicaid, disability, supplemental insurance, Part D prescription drug plans, or Medicare billings can find answers with the help of SHINE volunteers. SHINE, a volunteer program with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, provides one-on-one counseling. SHINE provides free, unbiased and confidential assistance. If you cannot come to a site, call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243 to be referred to a SHINE Volunteer. SHINE will be at the following locations: n Trenton Library, 10 a.m. to noon. n Cross City Library, 2 to 4 p.m. Springs working group meeting Everyone is welcome to the meeting of the Fanning and Manatee Springs Working Group at the Fanning Springs City Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is an open forum where the community can learn from each other and from experts about threats to Fanning & Manatee Springs, and work together to protect groundwater flowing to the springs. Learn about health effects on humans and aquatic animals due to elevated nitrate in groundwater and springs; improving manatee access to Fanning Spring; options for use of nitrate-rich effluent from the proposed wastewater treatment facility for the City of Fanning Springs, and springs protection and the feasibility assessment of the Nature Coast Regional Water Authority. For more information, please call 377-8693. Ongoing Jackpot Bingo Landrum Memorial American Legion Post 236 is having Jackpot Bingo at 7 p.m. on Friday. Post 236 is located at 9550 NE Alt. Hwy. 27, Bronson. For more information, call 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 starting at 5 p.m. every Monday and Thursday. 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 at 3076 95th Drive in Live Oak, 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 online to www.musicliveshere.com or email email@example.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.on Thursdays, 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 at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month. 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 from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays. Both men and women are welcome. Rotary Clubs Chiefland Rotary meets at noon on Wednesdays at BubbaQue’s on Main 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 from 9 a.m. to noon on the fourth Monday of the month. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.