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Community Calendar for June 2

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Today

School Board ESE meeting
The School Board of Levy County, through its Exceptional Student Education department, is in the process of reviewing and surveying needs for services within the school district for the upcoming 2011-12 school year.
The public is invited to provide input at a meeting from 3-4 p.m., in the ESE/SS Conference Room at the School Board's offices , 350 School St., Bronson. Discussions will include planning for the expenditure of anticipated Federal grant dollars for students with disabilities under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).
For more information, contact Dr. Rosalind Hall, ESE Director, at 352-486-5260.

Saturday

Legion fish fry
The American Legion Auxiliary of Levy County, along with the help of the sons of the American Legion, will be having a fish fry at 1 p.m. at the post, 9550 S.E. Highway 27 Alt, just south of Bronson. The cost is $6. Music provided by "Little Bit More with Natalie Nicole Green" will begin at 2 p.m. This is a celebration to honor the change of the name of the post to Landrum-Page Memorial American Legion Post 236 after SP4 James A. Page of Bronson, who died in Iraq in 2010.

Shrine Club breakfast
The Suwannee River Shrine Club will hold its monthly country breakfast from 7 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, biscuits, sausage gravy, grits, pancakes and coffee for $6 per person.

Watermelon Festival
The 57th Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival, sponsored by the Chiefland Woman's Club, is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Activites are centered around the downtown Depot Park.

Luther Callaway Book Sale
The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library,  annual book sale is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with the Chiefland Watermelon Festival.  Most books go for less than $1. Buy a reusable tote bag for $5 and take away as many books and items as it will hold. For more information, contact Tom Reitz at 352-493-1896 or 352-494-5413 or email tomreitz@msn.com. All proceeds benefit the library.

Youth Summer Expo
See and sign up for the summer activities available for youth in Levy and surrounding counties as part of the Youth Summer Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the 4-H Pavilion, 625 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. Refreshments will be provided. The camps are sponsored by the Levy County Juvenile Justice Council. For more information, call 352-528-3060.

June 13

Suwannee trail association to meet
The Suwannee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association has its monthly meeting from 7-9 p.m. at the Suwannee River Management District office, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak. The public is welcome as the program will feature a series of photos taken by various members during the 2010-11 hiking and paddling season.
The Suwannee Chapter maintains many miles of Florida National Scenic Trail along the banks of the Suwannee River in Madison, Hamilton and Suwannee counties. For more information, contact Sylvia Dunnam at 352-3256 or by email at dunnams@windstream.net.

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 1

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.

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

Fireworks at 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 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.