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Community Calendar (Week of 8-29-2013)

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Friday

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, Sept. 2

Happy Labor Day!

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.

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 6- 8

"Blithe Spirit" opening at Chief
“Blithe Spirit,” written by Noel Coward, is opening next weekend at the Chief Theatre, home of the Suwannee Valley Players.
The comedy offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, a married man haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting medium, Madame Arcati.
Condomine's current wife Ruth is accidentally killed and she joins Elvira in haunting their hapless husband.
Show dates are Sept. 6-8 and 13-15. All performances begin at 8 p.m. Friday through Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for senior-youth (through 12 grade) and 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 at 352-221-3976.
Shows are performed at the Chief Theatre, 25 E. Park Ave. For more information, leave a message at 352-493-ARTS or visit SVPlayers.org.

Yard sale at Family Bible
A yard sale will be held at Family Bible Chapel, 12 N. Main St., Chiefland in the Fellowship Hall, rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

September 7

Church brings "full service" to gas station
Morriston Baptist Church plans to bring back the "good old days," when filling up the gas tank meant getting full service checks on a vehicle and a smile, on Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Morriston Quick King/Mobil Station located at U.S. Highway and County Road 326/323.
From 8 a.m. to noon church members will offer full service to everyone who stops for gas. They will wash the windshield, check/fill the washer fluid and oil, as well as check tire pressure and fill as necessary.
What’s more, if you want a free car wash just drive across the road to the new church campus where other volunteers will cheerfully wash your car -- for free!

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 12

Veterans meet at Deke's
World War II Vets and Proud Of It will meet at Deke's Steak House, north of Chiefland at 11:30 a.m. All veterans, spouses, caregivers or friends are invited to attend. For more information call Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310.

September 14

Charity motorcycle ride
   The 3rd annual “Hutch” Hutchinson’s Legacy Poker Run on Sept. 14 will benefit the Haven Hospice Tri-Counties Care Center in Chiefland.
   Riders will begin the run at 9:30 a.m. at the Haven Hospice Attic Resale Store in the shopping center at U.S. Highway 19 and 129 in Chiefland.
   There will be stops at Jamerson-Sheffield American Legion Post 91 in Bell, Keg Room in Branford, Hammerheads in Live Oak, Phish Heads in Lake City, Great Outdoors Restaurant in High Springs, McKenzie’s Four Corners in Bronson and the Gathering Table Restaurant in Chiefland. The ride will finish up at the South Chiefland Shopping Plaza with an after-party.
   Participants will collect cards along the way for the chance to win best and worst poker hands. Best hand wins a three-night cabin stay at the Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground. There will also be prize drawings, a 50/50 drawing and live music. The cost is $15 for drivers and $5 for each passenger or each additional hand. For one additional hand, you can bring a donation to the Haven Hospice Attic Resale store.  
   If you are not a motorcycle rider, but still want to join the fun, you can register to drive your car to each of the stops to claim your cards and build your poker hand.
   Contact Person: Brad Groom at groomba@gmail.com or 352-949-1330.

September 15 - 18

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

September 17

Business of the Year
The annual Business of the Year, Industry Appreciation Banquet hosted by the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce 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.

“Know Your Risk” health fair
The Levy County office of the state Department of Health is hosting the “Know Your Risk” health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with free clinical breast exams, Pap smears and fecal occult blood tests, along with other non-cancer health screenings.
Attendees who complete a health survey will receive a $15 Wal-Mart gift card, as long as supplies last.
The “Know Your Risk” health fair's purpose is to heighten awareness, provide education, and to help medically underserved residents gain access to services and resources that will increase breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings in Levy County.
Other health screenings include: bone density, blood glucose, blood pressure, hearing and pulse oximetry.
The event is at the Levy County Health Department, 66 W. Main St. Bronson.
For more information, call Emely Elugardo at 352-486-3406 or email Emely_Elugardo@doh.state.fl.us.

Saturday, October 5

Scarecrow City
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 in advance. Applications are available at the Chamber office.  

October 18 — 20

Becoming an Outdoors Woman
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is sponsoring workshops on “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” near West Palm Beach and again on March 7-9, 2014, near Ocala. There is a $50 discount for early registration.

Saturday, October 19

An evening at Rock Bluff
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.

Breast cancer awareness fundraiser
The 13th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Trail Ride will be held at the Tidewater Trailhead on County Road 337 in the Goethe State Forest of Levy County.  Trail ride, poker ride, fun raffles, dress-up horse and rider contest and lunch with all proceeds going to benefit local breast cancer patients. Registration is $25 per rider, includes lunch or $6 for lunch for non-riders. For more information, visit www.levycountyhorseclub.com or email levy2@flahorse.com.

Crafts fair helps victims of violence
Another Way, Inc. Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center hosts Crafts in the Country from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The event is at the Hopeful Baptist Church, 289 S.E. Hopeful Drive, Lake City.
There will be a beautiful display of handmade items by local crafters available for purchase. Start your holiday shopping early.  There will be door Prizes throughout the day and refreshments available by the G3 student Ministry of Hopeful Baptist Church. Suggested donation: $5, children under 5, free. For more information, call Another Way at 386-719-2700.

Saturday, October 24

Beast Feast
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
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

Christmas Parade deadline
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

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