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Community Calendar for the week of April 21

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Today

Levy Cattlemen and Landowners meeting
The Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association will meet at 7 p.m. at the home of Don Quincey on the Suwannee River. For more information, call the Levy County Extension Office at 352-486-5131, or 352-528-3119.

Legion Post 91 meeting
American Legion Post 91 wants to remind members and all veterans in the Tri-County area of its meeting that starts at 5:30 p.m. with a donation dinner and meeting after. The post is on State Road 129 between Trenton and Bell, next to the FFA arena. Guests are welcome for the dinner.

Ombudsman program seeks volunteers
The local council of Florida's Long-Term Care Ombudsman program meets at 12:30 p.m. at Haven Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Boulevard in Gainesville to discuss the program’s current activities and give the public a chance to provide comments about long-term care facility issues. Concerned citizens and those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend. The council is seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents' concerns. For more information, call 888-831-0404.

Sunday

Legion sponsors Easter Dinner
American Legion Post 383, Old Town, will host an Easter Dinner at 1 p.m. This is for veterans and their families who do not have families with which to spend the holiday or who wish to spend it with the Legion Family. Bring a dish to share, if you wish. Ham will be furnished. So come out and spend the afternoon with us.

April 29-30

Friends' book sale
A book sale by the Friends of the Dunnellon Library will be in the Dunnellon Library Meeting Room, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Prices: Hardcover, 50 cents; Paperbacks, 25 cents; and Saturday only, a “bag of books" for $4. The library is at 20351 Robinson Rd, Dunnellon. For information, call 352-438-2520. All sales benefit the Dunnellon Public Library.

April 30

Naval Sea Cadets recruiting in Dunnellon
The Manatee Division of the Sea Cadets will be at the Dunnellon Wal-Mart 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to recruit for the youth group. Come meet the cadets and get more information on joining the fun. The group is seeking youth ages 11 to 17. For more information call, Lt. jg. Todd Dunn at 352-212-5473.

May 14

Deaf/Hearing Impaired Club meets
The Deaf/Hearing Impaired Club of Levy County will be meeting 5-7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Bronson. All family members and friends of the deaf/hearing impaired are invited, too.  Please bring a covered dish. If you will be attending, contact Violet at 352-361-7768. This is a good time of fellowship. Hope to see you all there.

June 4

Vendors, contestants sought for Watermelon Festival
The 57th Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival's sponsor, the Chiefland Woman's Club, is looking for local craft vendors and taking applications for all watermelon pageants.  
For the first time the club is offering a $500 scholarship to the 2011 Chiefland Watermelon Queen.
For more information, call 352-493-9653  

Walking club
Every Tuesday and Thursday 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.

Lion’s Club meeting
The Chiefland Lion’s Club meets on the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at Deke’s Steak House in Chiefland. For more information, call 352-463-6440.

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.   

Alanon meeting
Alanon meets at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at Chiefland Methodist Church, North Main Street. For more information, call 1-800-851-1795.

Jackpot Bingo
Landrum Memorial American Legion Post 236 is having Jackpot Bingo at 7 p.m. on Friday. Post 236 is located at 9550 NE Alt. Hwy. 27, Bronson. For more information, call 352-486-5003.

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.

Dixie Humane Society sale
The Dixie Humane Society has a weekly Indoor/ Outdoor Yard Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The society is located off U.S. Highway 19 North on County Road 349 across from the bike trail in Old Town. Donations are welcome.

Heart of the Hammock Humane Society
The Heart of the Hammock Humane Society, located in the old Carr’s Furniture building at 9599 N.E. County Road 349, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donated items can be dropped at the building picked up after a phone. Any unsold items from a yard/garage sale can also be picked up. For more information, call 352-542-1617 or 356-542-1077.

American Legion Post 383 activities
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.

Boys & Girls Clubs want clunkers
Florida Boys and Girls Clubs are looking for “Clunker Cars” to be donated to raise funds. Donors can get a tax write off. To donate, call 1-800-246-0493.

TOPS meeting
The Chiefland TOPS group meets 11a.m. to noon Wednesdays at St. Albans Church, U.S. Highway 19, north of Chiefland. Both sexes are welcome. For information, call 352-463-9111.

Rotary Clubs
Chiefland Rotary meets at noon Wednesdays at BubbaQue’s on Main Street in Chiefland. Williston Rotary meets at 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays at First Presbyterian Church, 247 N.E. 1st St.

Grand Slam Bridge on Monday
Grand Slam Bridge meets 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Mondays at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Chiefland. For information, call Joan at 352-493-0279. Weekly and substitute players are needed.

Bronson Homemakers
Bronson Home and Community Educators, a community service organization, meets at 9:30 a.m. the third Thursday of the month with a monthly workshop 9 a.m. to noon on the fourth Monday of the month, except June, July and August.The meetings are at the Levy County Extension Office, U.S. Highway 27A in Bronson. For information, call Mary Anne Ostroman at 352-528-5076.

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.

Stitches from heart helps babies
Stitches From The Heart is a nationwide group of volunteers that knit, crochet and quilt for needy babies and children. These items are donated to 411 hospitals and charities. Patterns are available. Donated yarn is appreciated.
Call toll free 877-985-9212, write at 3316 Pico, Santa Monica, Calif. 90405 or emailstitchfromheart@aol.com