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Community Calendar for August 22

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Today

 

Lions Club

The Chiefland Lions Club meets the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the community room of Haven Hospice at 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland. 

 

Friday

 

Chiefland Chamber meeting

The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce members meet the 4th Friday of each month at noon in the Haven Hospice meeting room located at 311 N.E. 9th St., off U.S. Highway 27A. A buffet lunch will be provided compliments of Duke Energy and Central Florida Electric Co-op, Inc. Prospective guests are welcome. 

Seating space is limited so please reserve a seat by emailing chieflandchamber@bellsouth.net or by calling the Chamber office at 352-493-1849. 

 

Knitters, crocheters gather

A knitting and crocheting group also meets at 2:30 p.m. on Fridays at the Bronson Public Library on U.S. 27A. 

 

Classy cars at Taco Bell

The Tri-County Cruisers Club meets to show off its classic vehicles from 6:30-8 p.m. on Fridays at Taco Bell on North Young Boulevard, Chiefland. Just show up to show your car and have a good time.

 

Scrapbooking for seniors 

The Suwannee Adult Residence and Wellness Center offers SALT (Senior Adult Life Tapestry) Scrapbooking the first Friday of every month at 3 p.m. at Suwannee Bell. For more information, contact Annette Derks at 352-535-7681, Suwannee Bell, 282 S.E. 989th St, Fanning Springs.

 

Monday

 

Workforce Connection

The Workforce Connection Mobile Resource Unit will be at the Bronson Public Library at 10:30 a.m. The library is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 27A and Gilbert St. 

 

Crochet Club

The Chiefland Crochet Club meets the second Monday of the month at 5 p.m. at the Luther Callaway Public Library in Chiefland. Anyone interested in needle work of any sort is welcome to attend. 

 

Jackpot bingo

Landrum Memorial American Legion Post 236 hosts Jackpot Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Post 236 is located at 9550 N.E. U.S. Highway 27A, Bronson. The public is welcome. For more information, call 352-486-5003 or 352-317-5685.

 

Tuesday

 

Visit with Rep. Stone

State Rep. Charlie Stone (R-District 22) who represents Levy County in the Legislature will hold office hours on the first Tuesday of every month in Williston and Bronson. The meeting locations and times are:

• Bronson, 9-11:30 a.m., Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building, 660 E. Hathaway Ave./ U.S. Highway 27A, and 

• Williston, 1:30-4 p.m. in the Williston Council Chambers, 50 N.W. Main St.

The public is invited to bring their concerns and any issues they have on the state and local governments.

 

Community Resource Program meeting 

The Community Resource Program meeting will be at Haven Hospice at 5 p.m. Members of the Board of Directors will meet at 4:30 p.m. 

All organizations are invited to attend and share how they serve our area. The group is working on creating a directory of organizations and their services for the community at large. 

Please contact Diana Child at 352-493-4627 or via email at fumc_chf@yahoo.com.

 

Wednesday

 

Visit with your legislator

State Rep. Charlie Stone (R-District 22) who represents Levy County in the Legislature will hold office hours in Chiefland between 9 and 11:30 a.m. in the Old Train Depot in Trailhead Park. He will also hold office hours in Cedar Key City Hall from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Stone can be contacted through either his Ocala office by calling 352-291-4436 or at 3001 S.W. College Road, Suite 104, Ocala, or his Capitol office by calling 850-717-5022 or 1003 The Capitol, Tallahassee. 

 

AMVETS Post No. 88 

Auxiliary meetings

AMVETS Post 88 Auxiliary meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the post home on State Road 24 by the Bronson Speedway.

 

Legion Auxiliary meeting

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 383, Old Town, meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. For information, call 352-542-7788. 

 

Children's Table welcomes seniors

The Children's Table at 680 W. Thrasher Dr., Bronson, will serve a light lunch to seniors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

TOPS meeting

The Chiefland Take Off Pounds Sensibly support group for weight loss and maintenance meets from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at St. Alban's Church, U.S. Highway 19, north of Chiefland. Both sexes are welcome. For information, call 352-463-9111.

 

September 7

 

Williston library Friends book sale

Friends of the Williston Public Library's First Saturday Book Fair is Sept. 7 from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. It will be held in the Williston City Hall Community Center located at the south end of the city hall complex.

Hardbacks are $1. Softbacks are 59 cents. Paperbacks are 25 cents, and children’s books are 10 cents.

Teachers may pick books that relate to the subjects they teach at no charge. To kick off the new season paper backs can be purchased  for "fill up the bag for $1."

 

Run for Haven 5K in Orange Park

Join the 3rd Annual Run for Haven in Orange Park. This year, we have a new location and a new time. Join us at Bestbet (the Orange Park Kennel Club), 455 Park Ave., for a beautiful, morning 5K race along the river.  Check in is at 8 a.m. and the run begins at 9. Your registration includes the race, chip timing, an event T-shirt, medal, post-run food and drinks and awards ceremony.  The first 200 registered runners receive a finisher medal and a T-shirt. For more information email  acbarratt@havenhospice.org.

 

September 14

 

3rd annual "Hutch" Hutchinson Legacy Poker Run for Haven Hospice

Come on out to this event, rain or shine, organized by friends and family to remember star Haven volunteer Hutch Hutchinson.  Bikes head out at 10:30 a.m. from Chiefland and the after party begins at 3:00 p.m.  There will be cash awards for best hands, food, drinks and music.

Registration is $15 per driver, $5 for a passenger, $5 for each additional hand or bring an unwrapped gift for one additional hand.  Gift donations will benefit Haven Hospice's Kid's Night at the Attic. 

 

September 15-18

Cedar Key Quilting Retreat  sponsored by the Salty Needle Quilt Shop, Come Stay in beautiful Cedar Key for four nights with most meals included. Call for more info 352-543-9779 or email bethjdavis@bellsouth.net 

 

September 17

Business of the Year, Industry Appreciation Banquet hosted by the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce.  The annual event will take place at the Tommy Usher Center in Chiefland. The program will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. The theme will be “Red, White & Blue Jeans.”  To reserve your ticket call 352-493-1849. 

 

September 28

Kicking Cancer's Butt poker run

The 4th Annual Kicking Cancer's Butt  Poker Run registers riders from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at The Gathering Table Restaurant in Chiefland, then it's kickstands up for a ride through three counties. 

There will be cash prizes for the best and worst hands, a free lunch, live music and raffles. Registration is $20 per bike which includes two hands and one shirt. Extra hands at $5 each. Extra Shirts are $10 each. 

For more information, go to backfightingcancer.org/Kicking-Cancers-Butt-Poker-Run.html.

 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Details to come on these events

 

Saturday, October 5

Chiefland Chamber’s “Scarecrow City” goes up Oct. 5 between 10 a.m. and noon in Trailhead Park by the Old Train Depot at U.S. Highway 19 and Southeast 2nd Avenue.

There is a $25 entry fee to be paid I advance. Applications are available at the Chamber office.  

 

 

Saturday, October 19

Spend the evening at Rock Bluff Ranch enjoying food & drink, live music, and fundraising to benefit unreimbursed patient care, grief support and community education programs at Haven Hospice in the Tri-Counties. Tickets are $75 per person. For more information contact Stephanie Brod at 352.271.4665 or email smbrod@havenhospice.org.

 

Saturday, October 26

The Levy County Schools Foundation's annual Beast Feast will dish out everything from critters to fish to benefit students and teachers.  

 

November 23-24

The Yankeetown Arts, Crafts & Seafood Festival will be on the tree-lined boulevard of Riverside Drive in Yankeetown – an “old Florida” coastal village on Florida’s Nature Coast. Free admission. There will be food and beverages, entertainment, fine arts, crafts, games and unique merchandise. 

 

Friday November 29

Deadline to get registration forms in for annual Chiefland Christmas Festival Parade. This year's theme is “The Spirit of Christmas Past.” Partcipants are encouraged to celebrate Christmas from your favorite decade.

 

Saturday, December 7

Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce Winter Christmas Festival In Trailhead Park by the Old Train Depot, U.S. Highway 19 and Southeast 2nd Avenue . The Christmas Festival Parade

heme is “The Spirit of Christmas Past.” Participants are encouraged to celebrate Christmas from your favorite decade.

 

 

 

Senior Citizen Center activities

Chiefland Senior Center, 305 S.W. 1st St., behind the Deer Camp Store on South Main Street.  Activities are free.

• Monday and Wednesday, exercise at 9 a.m.

• Monday, bridge at 10 a.m.

• Tuesday and Thursday, bingo at 9 a.m. to noon

• Wednesday class, Crafts 10 a.m. to noon

• Friday, line dancing 10 a.m. to noon.

• SHINE volunteers stop by every third Wednesday to help with Medicare questions and information from 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

• Hot meals are served each weekday at noon.

For more information, call 352-490-7055.

 

Rotary Clubs

Chiefland Rotary, noon Wednesday, The Gathering Table, meeting room, North Main Street, Chiefland. 

Suwannee Valley Rotary Club, noon Thursday, Haven Hospice, Community Room, State Road 500, Chiefland 

Williston Rotary, 11:45 a.m. Tuesday,  First Presbyterian Church, 247 N.E. 1st St.

 

CK Keyhole Gallery

The Cedar Key Keyhole, 457 2nd Street (across from the Library) in Cedar Key, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and maintains a display of many works by more than 20 contributors to its artists’ cooperative. These works include paintings (oils, acrylics, pastels and watercolors), metal works, stained glass, jewelry, fiber arts, leatherwork, pottery and woodworking, among others. For more information, call The Keyhole at 352-543-5801. 

 

Monday - Thursday

Zumba at woman's club

Looking for a fun way to get in your exercise?  Look into the Yankeetown-Inglis Woman's Club where everyone is invited to join in Zumba.  The invigorating classes, open to the public, are Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. and Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m.  All in air conditioned comfort and yes classes will continue through the summer.  There is no fee just a donation to cover electric use.  For more information call 352-447-2057 or email yiwomansclub@gmail.com.

 

Walking club

Every Tuesday and Thursday there is a Walking Club at 7:30 a.m. behind the Chiefland Middle School at the Delma Locke Park. Everyone is welcome, especially beginners. For more information, contact Swain Strickland at the Levy County Health Department at 352-486-5300.

 

Operation PETSNIP

A non-profit, spay/neuter clinic is now available to Levy County cats ($40) and dogs ($60). For more information, call 352-376-6647.

 

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. For more information, call 352-463-3135.

 

American Legion Post 383

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.

 

Ombudsman program seeking volunteers

Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents’ concerns. Special training and certification is provided. For information, call 888-831-0404 or go to ombudsman.myflorida.com.

 

Busy Bees

Busy Bees meet at Old Town United Methodist Church on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1-3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. There will be crafting, quilting, crocheting, knitting and all kinds of needle and handwork. There are different materials to share if you would like to learn. Busy Bees donates hats, lap robes and other items made to organizations and those in need. Novices are welcome, as well as, experienced crafters. Bring your crafts, needles, yarn, patterns, ideas and questions. Open to all, no age or gender restrictions. For more information, contact Gaile at 352-542-7963, Nancy at 352-542-2201 or Frances at 352-542-0543.