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Community Calendar for the week of Aug. 18

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 Today

 

Ombudsman meeting notice

The local council of Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program meets at Haven Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 N.W. 90th Boulevard, Gainesville to discuss the program’s current activities and give the public a chance to provide comments about long-term care facility issues.  The public meetings begin at 12:30 p.m.  Concerned citizens and those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend.

 

Aug. 26

 

Chamber ribbon cutting

The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a ribbon-cutting for one of its newest members, Mangrove Creek Outfitters at 1 p.m. the public is invited to welcome Mangrove Creek Outfitters, located at 1109 N. Young Boulevard, in Chiefland to our community. Mangrove Creek Outfitters specializes in fishing and boating gear, apparel, yeti coolers and much more. 

 

Aug. 27

 

Levy County 4-H Roundup

Each year the Levy County 4-H opens its year by having a "Roundup," marking the official first day of the 4-H year for Levy County youth and volunteers. 

The morning will begin at 8 a.m. with the Hartley Barbeque contestants registering to compete for making the best barbeque chicken. There are three age categories and the winners receive checks and awards. For more information on the Barbecue contest, contact Muriel or Lacy at 352-486-5131. At about 10 a.m., project book displays will be set up and all youth and adults will be able to see the project areas offered by the Levy County 4-H. There will be displays made by each of the 4-H Clubs in Levy County. Levy County 4-H is open to all youth ages 5-18 (as of Sept. 1, 2010) without regard to race, creed, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. All adults wishing to help individual clubs or specific activities are encouraged to attend. There are also county-wide clubs offering demonstrations and the opportunity to sign up and help out with the activities and events. The morning will culminate with a barbeque chicken lunch provided by the Levy County 4-H.  

For more information, call 352-486-5131.

 

Sept. 10-11

 

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire 

auditions

Actors, singers, dancers, and stage combatants are needed for the 2012 Hoggetowne Medieval Faire Living Chessboard and cast of characters.  Auditions are 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. in the Hippodrome Theater Cinema.  Stage combat training will be provided for those interested. The Hoggetowne Medieval Faire will be held at the Alachua County Fairgrounds on Jan. 28-29 & Feb. 3-5, 2012. For more information, visit thievesguilde.org or contact the director at director@thievesguilde.org, or call 352-393-8536.

 

 

 

 

Sept. 13, 20 and 27

 

Free Dance Lessons

There will be a free evening of fun, friendship and an introduction to square dancing on Tuesdays, Sept.13, 20, and 27 at 7 p.m. at the Carpenters' Union Hall, 1910 NW 53 Ave., Gainesville. No experience necessary.  

Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 352-377-1828.

 

Sept. 24 

 

Health & Fitness Expo

The Business Women's Alliance of the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the original Women's Health & Fitness Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Crystal River. Preregister your firm before June 17 and choose preferred exhibit space. After June 17, registration will open to health-, fitness- and wellness-related organizations on a first-come-first-serve basis. For more information, call 352-795-3149.

 

Oct. 8

 

Beast Feast

The 2nd Annual Levy County Schools Foundation Beast Feast will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Black Prong Equestrian Center in Bronson.

 

Nov. 4

 

Classic car show in Chiefland

The Tri-County CFGC presents the Chiefland Flea Market Classic Car Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon, with awards schedule to begin at 2 p.m. Classics, late models and motorcycles are welcome with separate judging for the top 20 in each category. There will be dash plaques to the first 50 vehicles and music by DJ Jeff. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local veterans' organization.

Preregister by Oct. 29 for an entry fee of $15. The entry fee is $20 on the day of the show. For more information, contact Ron Tucker at 352-493-7846 or by email at phillips1311@bellsouth.net.

 

Dec. 10

 

Classic car show in Fanning Springs

The Tri-County CFGC and the Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce present the 16th annual Festival of Lights at Fort Fanning Park. Registration is from 9-noon, with awards beginning at 3 p.m. Classics, late models and imports welcome. Dash plaques to the first 50 vehicles. There will be food and drinks as well as music by DJ Jeff. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots.

Preregister by Dec. 3 for an entry fee of $15. The entry fee is $20 on the day of the show. For more information, contact Ron Tucker at 352-493-7846 or by email at phillips1311@bellsouth.net.

 

ONGOING

 

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 week day at noon.

For more information, call 352-490-7055.

 

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.

 

Lions Club meeting

The Chiefland Lions 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.

 

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.

 

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, noon Wednesday, BubbaQue’s, Main Street, Chiefland. 

Suwannee Valley Rotary Club, noon Thursday, BubbaQue's, Main Street, Chiefland 

Williston Rotary, 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, t First Presbyterian Church, 247 N.E. 1st St.

 

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.

 

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.

 

AMVETS Post No. 88 meetings

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

 

Busy Bees meetings

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.

 

Dixie Horseman Association

The Dixie Horseman Association wants to remind all members and potential members that the Club Roping and Game Days are always on the third Friday and Saturday of each month.  Sign-ups begin at 7 p.m. and the roping starts at 8 p.m. This is a Round Robin format with a ropers cap of No. 5. Cash payouts are awarded. The arena is on the Airport Road in Cross City. All ropers and riders must be club members. Memberships are available at all events. All scheduled events are subject to fair weather. For more information, call Lil’ John Driggers, Shirley Jean Davis, Cindy Chewning, Karen Wright, Jeff Watson, Terri Cason or Charles Allen.