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Community calendar (week of 5-15-2014)

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 Today

AMVETS Post No. 88 meetings

AMVETS Post 88 meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The Sons of AMVETS meets the second Wednesday 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.

Today, Monday, Tuesday

Chiefland Walking Club

The Walking Club is starting again. All interested in walking are welcome. We will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Chiefland Skateboard Park. Scheduled days to walk are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. The goal will be to walk two miles or as much as you can. If you don't want to walk, bring your bike and ride along with us. Everyone is invited.  For more information, contact Alice Monyei at 352-262-4224.

Friday

Store grand opening Friday

On Friday, Apex Office Products is celebrating the opening of a new store in Chiefland. Located at 104 North Main St., this store was formerly known as Morgan Office Center.

There will be a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. presented by the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce. The public is invited. 

The Grand Opening follows at 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The celebration includes product information and samples, door prizes and food. 

For more information call 352-493-2451 or 352-622-3221.

 

CHS football lunch fundraiser

Help support the Chiefland High School football program by purchasing a barbeque lunch Friday.

Both delivery and pick-up are available at First Baptist Church in Chiefland from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lunches, which cost $8, will consist of barbeque pork, cole slaw, baked beans, a roll and dessert.

 

"Jack and Grace" at the Chief

"Jack and Grace" is now showing at the Chief Theatre. Show dates are May  16-18. All performances begin at 8 p.m., Friday through Saturday, and Sunday matinees will begin at 2:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for senior-youth (through 12th grade)-military. Tickets may be purchased in advance from Suwannee Valley Internet in Chiefland and at Point of View in Fanning Springs. 

 

Strengthen your community through blood donation

The strength of a community depends on its health, and its health partially depends on an adequate blood supply. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers invites residents to do their part to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply for their community when they team up with local residents to host several blood drives in the Tri-County Area in May. Stop by the bloodmobile at any of the following locations or come to the Chiefland Donor Center and make a contribution that can save up to three lives in local hospitals.

• Monday, May 19, Gilchrist County Courthouse, 209 East 1st Street, Trenton 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

• Friday, May 23, Chiefland Walmart, 2201 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Saturday, May 24, Chiefland Walmart, 2201 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Monday, May 26, Hart Springs, 4240 SW 86 Avenue, Bell 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

• Saturday, May 31, Steinhatchee Community, Maddie’s Market, 815 1st Ave., SE, Steinhatchee 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Chiefland Donor Center is located at 2202 N. Young Blvd. in the Winn-Dixie shopping Center. Hours of operation are Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Donors are asked to eat a healthy meal, particularly breakfast, and drink plenty of fluids before donating. All donors will receive a recognition item and a complimentary cholesterol screening.  Donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more and show a valid photo I.D. at the time of donation. Sixteen year old donors must have written parental consent to donate. For more information, call toll-free 352-334-1000.

 

Check out classy cars 

The Tri-County Cruisers Club meets to show off its classic vehicles from 6:30-8 p.m. on Fridays at the Gathering Table in Chiefland. Just show up to show your car and have a good time.

 

Post family night 

(4th Friday of the month)

Join American Legion Post 91, in Trenton, for Family Night every fourth Friday at 6 p.m.  The Post serves dinner for a donation of $5 for adults, $2.50 for children and will be showing a family-oriented movie. Admission for the movie is free. The American Legion Auxiliary uses the donations for the dinner and snacks, to help with programs, activities and needed supplies for the Veterans and children in our community.  

The Legion Post is located on US 129 on the curve between Trenton and Bell, across from the Field of Dreams.

 

 

Saturday

 

Bronson Library Friends book sale

The Friends of the Bronson Library is having a book sale Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will be hardbacks and DVDs for 50 cents each, paperbacks and children's books for 10 cents each. VHS tapes and magazines are free.

Be sure to come early to browse through all the boxes of books. For more information or to donate, contact the library at 486-2015. 

 

Ham club meets in Trenton

The Dixie Amateur Radio Klub (DARK) meets every third Monday at 7 p.m. at Trenton United Methodist Fellowship Hall, located first block north of McDonald’s from  S.R. 26.   A variety of programs are planned this year  to demonstrate Ham radio.  This group, for example, participates in Gilchrist  CERTeam  for emergency radio contact to Tallahassee in case phone contact is lost. 

On May 17, the club will feature member Barney Williams, kd4lpn of Ft. White, demonstrating the value of antenna analyzer use.

For more information, call Jean Wonser at 352 - 472 4946 — usually by 8 p.m. 

 

Monday

 

McDonalds' McTeachers' Night

McDonalds will be donating 20 percent of its sales May 19, between 6 to 8 p.m. to Chiefland Elementary School, and school staff will be preparing the meals.

Bring your camera and get a picture with the Hamburglar.

 

Grand Slam Bridge

Playdate 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Chiefland. 

For information, call Joan at 352-493-0279. Weekly and substitute players are needed.

 

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

 

Post bingo

Every Tuesday night at the American Legion Post in Trenton is Bingo night.  Games begin at 7 p.m.  The Canteen is open so that you can come early and have dinner.  There are the regular items - drinks, candy, popcorn, chips, but the Post also has hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, French fries and personal-sized pizza.  

The proceeds from Bingo go to the Veterans and youth in our community.  

The Legion Post is located on US 129 on the curve between Trenton and Bell, across from the Field of Dreams. 

 

Wednesday

 

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.

 

Legion Auxiliary meeting

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 383, Old Town, meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in becoming a member, call 352-542-7788. 

 

Visit your legislator 

The last Wednesday of each month State Rep. Charlie Stone, who represents Levy County in the Florida House, will be in the office at the Old Train Depot for open visits from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

AMVETS Post No. 88 

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.

 

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.

 

Stamp club

The Gen. Francis Marion Stamp Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 1 p.m. at the Bank of the Ozarks, 8375 S.W. Highway 200, in Ocala. Doors open at noon. The club also meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church library, 6455 S.W. Highway 200 at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.ocalagfmstampclub.com. 

 

May 24

 

May Day Extravaganza

The Chiefland Men's Club will host its 31st Annual May Day Extravaganza May 24, at Buie Park in Chiefland, beginning at noon.

There will be a drawing and cash prizes with a $1 donation that benefits the club's scholarship program.

For more information, call John Donaldson at 352-213-0449.