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Community Calendar (Week of 9-5-2013)

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Friday

Knitters, crocheters gather
A knitting and crocheting group 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.

Friday — Saturday

Historical reenactment at Dudley Farm
Dudley Farm Historic State Park will present a living historians reenactment of life during the Reconstruction Era with "1868 Comes Alive" on Sept. 6-7, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Admission to the park is $5 per car with up to eight occupants.
For more information, call 352-472-1142 or visit  www.friendsofdudleyfarm.org.
The park is at 18730 W. Newberry Road, Newberry.

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.

Saturday

LARC Clean Sweep sale
Levy ARC will hold a fundraiser on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the LARC Thrift Store, located at 515 S. Main Street, Chiefland. 
Get a free hot dog with any purchase between $2 and $5.
For more information, call 352-486-4293.

Yard sale fundraiser
Capital City Bank in Bronson will hold a yard sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to benefit the Children's Table.

Auditions for Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
The 2014 Hoggetowne Medieval Faire is looking for actors, singers, dancers and stage combatants for Living Chessboard and cast of characters. Auditions will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 1 - 3 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at F. W. Buchholz High School Auditorium, located at 5510 NW 27th Ave.  Stage combat training will be provided for those interested.  Please bring your driver’s license or photo ID. Anyone under 18 will need to have their parent or guardian present to sign required paperwork. The Hoggetowne Medieval Faire will be held at the Alachua Fairgrounds on Jan. 25-26 and Jan 31- Feb.2. 
For more information, visit www.thievesguilde.org or contact the director at director@thievesguilde.org.

Free bluegrass event
The Dixie County Historical Society will be hosting another evening of free Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel music for your enjoyment on Saturday at the “Old” Old Town Elementary School Auditorium, located at SR 349 and CR 55A. Big Cypress Bluegrass will be there and special guests, Jackie Hill and the Blue Shades of Grass performing as well. The music will start at 6 p.m. and will finish when the music stops.

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 paperbacks 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.

Monday

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 12

Chiefland library Friends to meet
The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL), the Chiefland Branch of the Levy County Public Library System, will hold their monthly meeting at the Library, 104 N.E. 3rd St., Chiefland, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12.
The Friends supports the Luther Callaway Public Library by promoting the Library's programs and resources and through fund-raising projects to augment the Library's budget for the purchase of reading materials, books on tape, videos, operating supplies and minor equipment.  Prospective members and guests are welcome at the meeting.  For further information call Friends President Ann Brown at 352-226-7413.�

September 14

Audition Notice
"Peter Pan" will be coming to the Chief Theater, home of the Suwannee Valley Players.
This is the original “Peter Pan”, written by J.M. Barry in 1904, later rewritten in novel form. It was originally performed by adults for an all-ages audience. We want to do the same and are looking for adults, ages 18 and above. Auditions will be on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m.
Performances will be Dec. 6-8 and 13-15.
Please contact director Leo Verhaeren at 352-278-1380, leoverhaeren@bellsouth.net,  or 352-493-ARTS, visit our webpage at SVPlayers.org or follow us on Facebook.

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 27
Book sale in Citrus County Sept 27-Oct. 1
The Friends of Citrus County Library will hold a book sale Sept. 27 - Oct. 1 at the Citrus County Auditorium on U.S. 41, next to the fairgrounds .
Hours are:
Friday 5-8  p.m.  ($5 donation Friday night only); Sat. 9.a.m.- 4 p.m. (“amber” light and BOGO specials); Mon. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (half price day); and Tues. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ($3 a bag).

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.