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Community Calendar for the week of August 1

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Today

 

Lions Club

The Chiefland Lions Club meets the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the community room of Haven Hospice at 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland. 

 

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 info, contact Annette Derks at 352-535-7681, Suwannee Bell, 282 S.E. 989th St, Fanning Springs.

 

Friday-Saturday

 

Shop 'til ya' drop

Tri-County Outreach will be having a sale to benefit its emergency food pantry. Free school supplies will also be given away.

There will be a 50 percent discount on everything in the yard sale, and clothes will sell for $1.

The store is located at 708 N. Main St., Chiefland. For more information, call 352-493-2310.

 

Dunnellon Friends book sale

The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library are having a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days in the meeting room at the library. For $3 you get a bag and any books you can fit in it. Books are 50 cents, but on Saturday are half-price. 

The library is at 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon. For more information, call 352-438-2520. 

All sales benefit the Dunnellon Public Library.

 

 

 

CK Light Station marks anniversary

The Cedar Key Light Station Open House will feature Seminole re-enactors from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The event is sponsored by the Cedar Key and Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuges, and the Levy County and Cedar Key Historical Societies. Bring your own boat or take a tour boat out into the Gulf to join in the fun. The island offers opportunities for picnicking and fishing.

The Seminole reenactment group will talk about the days during the Seminole Indian Wars when they were held at the light station. “It’s a story not many know,” says Ranger Pam Darty.

Toni Collins, author of “Cedar Keys Light Station” will dress as lightkeeper, Catharine Hobday. Her companions in period costumes, the Levy County and Cedar Key Historical Societies, will provide tours and history lessons for all.

The Refuge will provide a spotting scope to view the many species of birds that nest, rest, and hang-out in the Cedar Keys area for the summer, like the magnificent frigate bird and roseate spoonbills.  

 

It's bluegrass Saturday

The Dixie County Historical Society will be hosting another free evening of Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel music for your enjoyment at the “Old” Old Town Elementary School Auditorium located at State Road. 349 and County Road 55A. There will be Big Cypress Bluegrass and special guests, Jackie Hill and the Blue Shades of Grass will be performing as well. The music will start at 6 p.m. and will finish when the music stops. Admission is free so bring the family and enjoy.

 

Monday

 

Workforce Connection

at Bronson Library

The Workforce Connection Mobile Resource Unit will be at the Bronson Public Library at 10:30 a.m. The library is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 27A and Gilbert St. 

 

Crochet Club

The Chiefland Crochet Club meets the second Monday of the month at 5 p.m. in 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

 

August 27

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, beginning Aug. 6 . 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 state and local situations to this event/ 

 

Wednesday

 

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 TOPS group 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 10

 

UMC summer bash

The First United Methodist Church Annual Epic End of Summer Bash  is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This free event is designed to help parents and kids get ready to go back to school. Many businesses and organizations will be on hand to provide information on services, free school supplies, free haircuts, and more. There is also lots of food and fun including a water slide, dunking booth, zip-line, and more. It's a great opportunity for community connection.  If your business or organization would like to be included, please contact Diana Child  at the First United Methodist Church at 352-493-4627 or email fumc_chf@yahoo.com.

 

August 17

  

Books! For sale! Cheap!

 

The Friends of the Bronson Library have lots of books just waiting for you. They go on sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Paperbacks are 10 cents, Hardbacks are 50 cents, Videos (VHS) are 10 cents, DVDs are 50 cents and all magazines are free.  Great selection in all categories.  Call 486-2015 for

more information or to donate. 

 

August 23

 

Chiefland Chamber meeting

The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce members meet the 4th Friday of each month at noon in the Haven Hospice meeting room located at 311 N.E. 9th St., off U.S. Highway 27A. A buffet lunch will be provided compliments of Duke Energy and Central Florida Electric Co-op, Inc. Prospective guests are welcome. 

Seating space is limited so please reserve a seat by emailing chieflandchamber@bellsouth.net or by calling the Chamber office at 352-493-1849. 

September 17

 

Business of the year banquet

The Business of the Year and Industry Appreciation Banquet hosted by the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce will be at the Tommy Usher Center in Chiefland. The program will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

August 28

 

Visit with your legislator

State Rep. Charlie Stone (R-District 22) who represents Levy County in the Legislature will hold office hours in Chiefland beginning at 9 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. 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Details to come on these events

Saturday, September 14

The 3rd annual Hutch Hutchinson Poker Run in Chiefland to benefit Haven Hospice. 

 

Monday-Thursday, September 15-18

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

 

Tuesday, September 17

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

 

Saturday, October 19

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.

 

Saturday, October 26

The Levy County Schools Foundation's annual Beast Feast will dish out everything from critters to fish to benefit students and teachers.  

 

Friday November 29

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

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

heme 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.