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Community Calendar (Week of 7-18-13)

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The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf
Suwannee Valley Players production of “The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf” features younger performers from this year’s youth program answering the questions: The Wolf: villain or victim? The Three Pigs: innocent or at fault? The Jurors; (including Miss Muffet, Old King Cole and Cinderella) solid citizens or characters with a past? And what about Judge Wise O. Al? Is justice on his side – or does he have a secret to hide? Then there’s the media — a reporter, newscaster and town crier. Have they come to accurately report the proceedings – or turn the courtroom into a media circus? And who is the surprise witness at the end? The answers to these profound questions and even more are revealed once and for all in this action packed trial of the century. See Friday calendar listing for show times.

Thursday

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

Double feature at Chief Theater
The Suwannee Valley Players open their Summer Youth Program’s productions of  “The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf” by Joseph Robinette and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare.
The double feature runs through Sunday and again next weekend, July 26-28.
All performances are at 8 p.m., Friday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, youth through the 12th grade and active military. Tickets may be purchased in advance from Suwannee Valley Internet in Chiefland, Point of View in Fanning Springs and, in Cedar Key, from Laura Blanton, who can be reached at 352-221-3976.
During each performance The Suwannee Valley Players will be collecting donations for The Salvation Army, to benefit Oklahoma tornado survivors.
Shows are performed at the Chief Theater, 25 E. Park Ave. For more information, call 352-493-ARTS (2787), or visit SVPlayers.org or on Facebook.

Friends of NRA feast at banquet
The Dixie County Friends of the NRA banquet will feature a steak dinner, live and silent auctions and games to win merchandise, firearms and other items starting at 6 p.m., at Old Town Elementary School Cafeteria. Adult tickets are $30. All proceeds benefit shooting sports and supporting the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/dixiefnra.

Chiefland Chamber meets
The Greater Chiefland Chamber of Commerce meets the fourth Friday of the month at noon at the community room of Haven Hospice at 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland.

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 info, contact Annette Derks at 352-535-7681, Suwannee Bell, 282 S.E. 989th St, Fanning Springs.

Saturday

Auditions for 'The
Haunting of Hill House'
Auditions are at 10 a.m. and again on Saturday, July 27 at 10 a.m. for roles in “The Haunting of Hill House”, written by F. Andrew Leslie, from the novel by Shirley Jackson.
Actors and actresses in their 20-50’s are needed for the production of the chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of  people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of evil and ill will.
Please contact director Janice Grant at 352-493-ARTS, visit SVPlayers.org or on Facebook.

Monday

Crochet Club
The Chiefland Crochet Club meets the second Monday of the month at 5 p.m. in 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.

Wednesday

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 TOPS group 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.

July 27

Final auditions for play
Auditions are at 10 a.m. and again on Saturday, July 27 at 10 a.m. for roles in “The Haunting of Hill House”, written by F. Andrew Leslie, from the novel by Shirley Jackson. The auditions are at the Chief Theater, 5 E. Park Ave.
Actors and actresses in their 20-50’s are needed for the production of the chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of  people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of evil and ill will.
Please contact director Janice Grant at 352-493-ARTS, visit SVPlayers.org or on Facebook.

July 31

Visit with your legislator
State Rep. Charlie Stone (R-District 22) who represents Levy County in the Legislature will hold office hours in Chiefland beginning at 9 a.m. in the Old Train Depot in Trailhead Park.
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.

August 2-3

Dunnellon Friends book sale
The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library are having a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days in the meeting room at the library. For $3 you get a bag and any books you can fit in it. Books are 50 cents, but on Saturday are half-price.
The library is at 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon. For more information, call 352-438-2520.
All sales benefit the Dunnellon Public Library

August 3

CK Light Station marks anniversary
The Cedar Key Light Station Open House will feature Seminole re-enactors from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The event is sponsored by the Cedar Key and Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuges, and the Levy County and Cedar Key Historical Societies. Bring your own boat or take a tour boat out into the Gulf to join in the fun. The island offers opportunities for picnicking and fishing.
The Seminole reenactment group will talk about the days during the Seminole Indian Wars when they were held at the light station. “It’s a story not many know,” says Ranger Pam Darty.
Toni Collins, author of “Cedar Keys Light Station” will dress as lightkeeper, Catharine Hobday. Her companions in period costumes, the Levy County and Cedar Key Historical Societies, will provide tours and history lessons for all.
The Refuge will provide a spotting scope to view the many species of birds that nest, rest, and hang-out in the Cedar Keys area for the summer, like the magnificent frigate bird and roseate spoonbills.  

August 10

UMC summer bash
The First United Methodist Church Annual Epic End of Summer Bash  is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This free event is designed to help parents and kids get ready to go back to school. Many businesses and organizations will be on hand to provide information on services, free school supplies, free haircuts, and more. There is also lots of food and fun including a water slide, dunking booth, zip-line, and more. It's a great opportunity for community connection.  If your business or organization would like to be included, please contact Diana Child  at the First United Methodist Church at 352-493-4627 or email fumc_chf@yahoo.com.

September 17

Business of the year banquet
The Business of the Year and Industry Appreciation Banquet hosted by the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce will be at the Tommy Usher Center in Chiefland. The program will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Details to come on these events
Saturday, September 14
The 3rd annual Hutch Hutchinson Poker Run in Chiefland to benefit Haven Hospice.

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.