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Community Calendar for the week of Aug. 4

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 Through August 12

 

4-H Summer Camps

The Levy County 4-H hosts a variety of camps at the Bronson Agricultural Center this summer. Campers must be at least 8 years old by the date of the camp. The cost is $25 per camp or $50 for ATV camp. Camps are Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Camp fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, field trips and recreation.

Wildlife Adventures (Aug. 8-12). For more information, call 352-486-5131. 

 

Friday

 

Fish fry fundraiser

WE SOAR Inc. will sponsor a fish fry fundraiser 5-7 p.m. at the Destiny Church of God by Faith,, 170 N.E. 9th St. Fish dinners cost $8 and will include fish, baked beans, cole slaw, bread and drink.

All proceeds will benefit the organization's community projects, which include the upcoming Back-to-School Jamboree. 

For more information, call 352-361-6528 or 352-528-2170.

 

Saturday

 

Shrine Club breakfast

The Suwannee River Shrine Club will hold its monthly country breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at the clubhouse on State Road 26, about a half-mile north of Fanning Springs.

The menu includes sausage, eggs, bacon, biscuits, sausage gravy, grits, pancakes and coffee for $6 per person.

 

LARC Clean sweep sale

LARC which serves developmentally disabled clients needs to make room for new items in their Chiefland store. The clean sweep sale begins at 10 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m. at 517 S. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19/98), Chiefland. All items priced 1-cent to $10.

Plan on taking a break from shopping and enjoy a fish dinner with cole slaw, baked beans and hush puppies for $6.

Proceeds benefit the LARC programs.

 

Free evening of bluegrass

Big Cypress Bluegrass will perform for the Dixie County Historical Society evening of Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel music from 6-9 p.m. at the Old Town Elementary School Auditorium, State Road 349 and County Road 55A. There will be other bands performing as well. Admission is free so bring the family and enjoy.

 

Fanning Springs Chamber yard sale

Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce is holding a yard sale to raise funds for the Festival of Lights. The sale begins at 8 a.m. at Bears Den, U.S. Highway 19/98,  Fanning Springs. 

Also for sale — lunch. The Chamber will be selling hot dogs, drinks, chips and popcorn.

For more informatio, contact June Ladewig at eladewig@bellsouth.net or 352-463-8046.

 

Fanning Chamber meeting

New board members will preside when the Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce meets at 6 p.m. at the Chamber Office. 

Presiding will be June Ladewig. Other officers include: Marty Baran, vice president/secretary, Renata Smith, treasurer, and  directors Melba Goldschlager, Elvin Ladewig, Al and Jean Barett and Cheryl Nekola.

The group is seeking more volunteers to serve as directors and ideas on how to rebuild the Fanning Springs Chamber. For more information, call 352-463-9089.

 

August 12-13

 

School supplies giveaway

Tri-Counties Outreach is giving away school supplies to low income families of Chiefland from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, For more information, call 352-493-2310.

 

August 13

 

Epic End of Summer Bash

The First United Methodist Church of Chiefland will host the 1st Epic End of Summer Bash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the community. For more information please call 352-493-4627.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 17

 

Working Group meeting

The Fanning and Manatee Springs Working Group will meet at Otter Springs, 6470 SW 80th Ave., 3.5 miles north of Fanning Springs, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  The meeting will focus on ways to further reduce leaching of nitrate to groundwater from reclaimed water discharged from the City of Fanning Springs' wastewater treatment facility, soon to be built about two miles from Fanning Springs. Nitrate is a pollutant of Fanning Spring.

 

 

 

August 18

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.

 

August 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. 

 

 

September 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 www.thievesguilde.org<http://www.thievesguilde.org> or contact the director at director@thievesguilde.org<mailto:director@thievesguilde.org> or call 352-393-8536.

 

 

    September 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.

 

   November 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.

 

December 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.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

 

American Legion installing officers

The American Legion Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91 and Auxiliary Unit 91 will install officers after a dinner.. The dinner is at 6 p.m. Jamerson-Sheffield was chartered in 1930 and it is the only veterans organization in Gilchrist County. All members, their guests and prospective  members are welcome. The Post is located at 4200 U.S. Highway 129 between Trenton and Bell next to FFA arena.

 

Public ombudsman meeting

The local council of the Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to work to protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The local council meets at Haven Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 N.W. 90th Blvd., Gainesville to discuss current activities and give the public a chance to provide comments about long-term care facility issues. The public meeting begins at 12:30 p.m.  Concerned citizens and those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend.

For more information call toll-free (888) 831-0404 or visit  http://ombudsman.myflorida.com.

 

Saturday

 

Kids Ranch Rodeo 

   Cross Brand Cowboy holds another in its series of Kids Ranch Rodeos at the Williston Horseman’s Park located two miles south of Williston on US. Highway 41. 

Events include: barrels, mutton bustin’, ranch branding, goat undressing, goat tying, and chute doggin. Ages 7 and under start at 9 a.m., with sign ups at 8 a.m. The 8-12 year olds will start at 6 p.m., with sign ups at 5 p.m. There is a one-time registration fee of $30, and then $10 per event. This unique event is for the experienced and unexperienced. 

Future rodeo dates are: Aug. 20 and Sept. 17. For more information, contact Ginny at 352-221-4951. 

 

Wood turners show in Bell

Bell WoodTurners hosts the annual Turned Wood Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bell Community Center in Bell. All attendees will receive a free pot. Door prizes will be drawn on the hour and attendees don't have to be present to win.  For more information visit www.bellwoodturners.com,  or email aforneris@yahoo.com.

 

July 28

Tourism board meeting

The Levy County Tourist Development Council meets at 6 p.m. at the Levy County Visitors Bureau, 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. The meeting is open to the public.

 

Free bicycle training

There will be a free bicycle helmet safety and fitting training session at the Levy County Health Department, 66 West Main St., Bronson, from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call 352-393-8493.

 

August 2

 

National Night Out 2011

National Night Out brings neighbors together and shows criminals that our community is organized, educated and is taking a stand against crime. This event is aim at children under the age of 16.

To be a vendor, to participate in or to attend the planning meetings for  this event call Kat Davis or Marilyn Ladner at 352-493-9533.

 

August 6

 

Shrine Club breakfast

The Suwannee River Shrine Club will hold its monthly country breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at the clubhouse on State Road 26, about a half-mile north of Fanning Springs.

The menu includes sausage, eggs, bacon, biscuits, sausage gravy, grits, pancakes and coffee for $6 per person.

 

Fanning Chamber meeting

New board members will preside when the Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce meets at 6 p.m. at the Chamber Office. 

Presiding will be June Ladewig. Other officers include: Marty Baran, vice president/secretary, Renata Smith, treasurer, and  directors Melba Goldschlager, Elvin Ladewig, Al and Jean Barett and Cherly Nekola.

The group is seeking more volunteers to serve as directors and ideas on how to rebuild the Fanning Springs Chamber. For more information, call 352-463-9089.

 

    Aug. 17

 

Working Group meeting

The Fanning and Manatee Springs Working Group will meet at Otter Springs, 6470 SW 80th Ave., 3.5 miles north of Fanning Springs, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  The meeting will focus on ways to further reduce leaching of nitrate to groundwater from reclaimed water discharged from the City of Fanning Springs' wastewater treatment facility, soon to b built about two miles from Fanning Springs. Nitrate is a pollutant of Fanning Spring.

 

    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-served basis. For more information, call 352-795-3149.

 

   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.