Community Calendar for June 16

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Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91 meeting
The Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91 of the American Legion has its June meeting. It will begin with the E-Board meeting at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 5:30. All members, both the Legionnaires and Auxiliary members, are encouraged to attend. The auxiliary needs to elect new officers, but its members need to be there to participate. The post is located next to the FFA Arena on U.S. Highway 129 between Trenton and Bell.

Ombudsman program needs 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 care family homes. The local council meets at 12:30 p.m. at Haven Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 N.W. 90th Blvd., Gainesville. The council will discuss the program's current activities and give concerned citizens a chance to provide comments about long-term facilities. Those interested in volunteering also are welcome to attend. For more information, call 888-831-0404 or visit ombudsman.myflorida.com.


Shrine Club dinner
The Suwanner River Shrine Club is holding a chicken Barbeque dinner from 4:30 till it sells out. Menu is chicken quarter, slaw, baked beans, bread, iced tea. Eat in or take out. Cost: $7. Proceeds benefit the club's activities. The club is located on Highway 26, Fanning Springs. For more information, call 352-463-7680


DAV Poker Run
This event will be held on Saturday, June 18th with the registration starting at 9:00 am at the Bronson Speedway.
All bikes will be leaving by noon. For more information please call Fred Heinrich at 352-493-9377 or Jerry Gardner at 352-339-0635.


Ugliest Hawaiian Shirt Contest
An Ugliest Hawaiian Shirt Contest will be at 6 p.m. at Black Dog Bar & Tables, Dock Street, Cedar Key.

June 23

Tourism grant meeting
The Levy County Tourist Development Council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. at the Levy County Agricultural Center, 625 N. Hathaway Ave. in Bronson. The meeting is for the 2011-2012 advertising grant application review and recommendations. The meeting is open to the public.

June 24-25

Bronson Summer Book Sale
The Bronson Library Summer Book Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dogan Cobb Municipal Building on U.S. Highway 27/Hathaway Avenue. Books will be sold for $1 per full brown paper bag. For more information or where to bring donations, call at 352-486-2015.

June 25

Open bass tournament
The Suwannee River Breast Cancer Awareness Association is having an open bass tournament, sponsored by Bass Assassin Lures Inc. in Mayo. The tournament is from safe light to 3 p.m. with a weigh-in at Clay Landing. The cost is $70 per boat with an optional big bass pot for $10 per boat. There will be door prizes, a raffle after the weigh-in and free hot dogs and water will be available. There will be a 60 percent payback, with $1,500 for first, $500 for second and $350 for third. Payout based on 50 boats. Proceeds benefit the Suwannee River Breast Cancer Awareness Association. For more information, contact Jamie Albritton at 386-209-0166, Donnie Feagle at 386-365-1191 or Ruben Thomas at 386-288-4691.

June 27

HIV testing, Hepatitis screening
The Levy County Health Department, 66 West Main Street, Bronson, will be offering any interested Levy County residents free HIV testing and hepatitis screening from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-6 p.m. No appointment is necessary.
Levy County has seven new cases of Hepatitis C reported every month and 81 known residents living with HIV/AIDS.

June 13 - April 12

4-H Summer Camps
The Levy County 4-H hosts a variety of camps at the Bronson Agricultural Center this summer. Campers must be at least 8-years-old by the date of the camp. Cost is $25 per camp, or $50 for ATV camp. Camps are Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Camp fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, field trips and recreation.
Camps this summer are Marine Science (June 13-17), Shooting Sports I (June 27-July 1), Sports Fishing (July 4-8), Shooting & Fishing II (July 11-15), International Food, Fun & Fitness (July 18-22), Remote Control & Science of Flight (July 25-29), Bugs & Outdoor Adventures (Aug. 1-5) and Wildlife Adventures (Aug. 8-12). For more information, call 352-486-5131.
Sewing camps also will be offered this summer. For more information about those, contact Ms. Muriel at 352-486-5131.

June 13-17,
June 27-July

CHS volleyball camp
The Chiefland High School volleyball team is hosting volleyball camp for children ages 7-13. The camp is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the high school gym. Coaches and varsity players will instruct the basics, such as rules, passing, serving, hitting, setting, and fitness and conditioning training.
The cost of the camp is $55 and will include a T-shirt, daily snack and lunch on Friday. The cost of pre-registration is $50. For more information, call 352-949-4556.

Manatee & Fanning Springs Reading Program
Manatee Springs & Fanning Springs State Park is holding a summer reading program. For the entire month of July children can read a paragraph  out of a book to a ranger at Manatee or Fanning Springs and get a free day pass.

July 2

Williston festival and fireworks
The City of Williston is hosting its Independence Day Festival and Fireworks at Horseman Park, 803 S.W. 19th Ave., Williston. A parade down main street begins at 5 p.m., Horseman's Park opens at 6 p.m. and the opening ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. with the Shane Wooten Band followed by a fireworks display. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, bug spray and a patriotic attitude.

July 4

Bronson's 4th of July Fest
The town of Bronson is hosting its 3rd Annual 4th of July Fest at the Bronson Sports Complex. Festivities begin at 4 p.m.. There will be music, dancing, kick ball games, pick-up softball games, face painting, jump houses and kids games. Concessions prvided by the Bronson Youth League. Fireworks begin at dark.

Celebrate Cedar Key
Celebrate Cedar Key kicks off with a parade at 10 a.m. After the parade, opening ceremonies will be at Cedar Key City Park, followed by live music, games for kids and food booths throughout the day.
The Cedar Key Pirates in Paradise are planning a fan "Pirate School" and treasure hunt for kids, too. Festivities run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fireworks will follow that evening at dark and will be launched from Cemetery Point.
If you would like to make a donation to Celebrate Cedar Key, contact Bruce Wilson at 352-543-5375, or drop of your check at city hall. If you would like to promote your business during the event, contact Brandy Oliver at 352-543-9109, or by email at brandyhristov@yahoo.com.

July 7
Crazy for crazy quilting
 Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild  meets 9:30 a.m. to noon, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1521 N. W. 34th St., Gainesville.  Refreshments are served at 9:30 a.m., the meeting begins at 10 a.m.  Guests are welcome.
Member Joan New, renowned for her expertise in the specialty of crazy quilting, will present a trunk show of her crazy quilts and discuss the unique construction methods and lavish embellishing of crazy quilts
For more information on the guild, go to www.qacdg.org.

July 16

Chiefland 3-on-3 tourney, 3-point shootout
The Chiefland basketball program is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and three-point shootout on July 16 at the Chiefland High School and Middle School gyms. Registration begins at 8 a.m., games start at 9 a.m., and the three-point contest will take place around noon.
The tournament is open to anyone in ninth grade or older. High school-aged students will need parental permission. The entry fee is $50 per team, with a five-member max per team. Only the first 16 teams to sign up will get into the tournament. Each team is guaranteed a minimum of three games in a pool-style format. For more information or to register, email Bobby Schultz at schultzr@pdo8.org or call at 352-221-1312.

Aug. 17

Working Group meeting
The Fanning and Manatee Springs Working Group will meet at Otter Springs. This is a change of date from the previously scheduled Aug. 10 meeting.

Sept. 24

Health & Fitness Expo
The Business Women's Alliance of the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the original Women's Health & Fitness Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Crystal River. Preregister your firm before June 17 and choose preferred exhibit space. After June 17, registration will open to health-, fitness- and wellness-related organizations on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, call 352-795-3149.

Nov. 5

Classic car show in Chiefland
The Tri-County CFGC presents the Chiefland Flea Market Cassic Car Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon, with awards schedule to begin at 2 p.m.Classic, late models and motorcycles are welcome with separate judging for the top 20 in each category. There will be dash plaques to the first 50 vehicles and music by DJ Jeff. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local veterans' organization.
Preregister by Oct. 29 for an entry fee of $15. The entry fee is $20 on the day of the show. For more information, contact Ron Tucker at 352-493-7846 or by email at phillips1311@bellsouth.net.

Dec. 10

Classic car show in Fanning Springs
The Tri-County CFGC and the Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce present the 16th annual Festival of Lights at Fort Fanning Park. Registration is from 9-noon, with awards beginning at 3 p.m. Classics, late models and imports welcome. Dash plaques to the first 50 vehicles. There will be food and drinks as well as music by DJ Jeff. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots.
Preregister by Dec. 3 for an entry fee of $15. The entry fee is $20 on the day of the show. For more information, contact Ron Tucker at 352-493-7846 or by email at phillips1311@bellsouth.net.


AMVETS Post No. 88 meetings
AMVETS Post 88 meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The SOA meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. The Auxiliary meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The meetings are at the post home.

Busy Bees meetings
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.

Lions Club meeting
The Chiefland Lions Club meets on the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at Deke’s Steak House in Chiefland. For more information, call 352-463-6440.

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 352-486-5003.

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.

Grand Slam Bridge on Monday
Grand Slam Bridge meets 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Mondays at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Chiefland. For information, call Joan at 352-493-0279. Weekly and substitute players are needed.