Community Calendar for the week of August 7

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Now through Aug 15

Dunkin' Donuts collecting for students

To help Chiefland Middle School students return to school with the supplies they need to succeed in the classroom, Dunkin’ Donuts is hosting a school supply drive. Now through Friday, August 15, customers who donate three or more new or gently used school supplies at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 2209 N. Young Blvd. in Chiefland will receive a free medium hot or iced coffee and donut as a thank you. Supplies needed include two-pocket folders, glue, crayons, notebooks, markers, pencils, pens, scissors, rulers, construction paper and calculators, plus additional items.


AMVETS Post No. 88 meetings

(Second Thursdays of the month)

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


Scholarship Showdown

benefits Gilchrist schools

The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County is hosting a Scholarship Showdown on Friday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Suwannee River Fair Arena on U.S. Highway 19 in Fanning Springs.

All proceeds go toward scholarships. Tickets are $100 each and only 300 tickets will be sold. They are on sale at the Gilchrist County Courthouse, Ameris Bank in Gilchrist County, Capital City Bank in Trenton and Bell, and Drummond Community Bank.

There will be a catered dinner and games with prizes. The event is a reverse drawing with pulls for prizes of $100, $250, $750, $1,000 and $2,500.

For more information, call Marti at 352-262-1829.

Food distribution

The 2nd Saturday Food for Life distribution at First United Methodist Church of Chiefland will be Friday, Aug. 8, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The church is at 707 N. Main St., Chiefland.

For more information call 352-493-4627.

Dixie County Eagles dish it up

The Dixie County Eagles Ladies Auxiliary are inviting the public to a fund-raising “Delicious Meat Loaf Dinner” on Friday, Aug. 8 from 5 p.m. 'til for $5 each. The menu includes meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, pea salad, rolls and dessert. The proceeds benefits the club's projects.

Check out classy cars

The Tri-County Cruisers Club meets to show off its classic vehicles from 6:30-8 p.m. on Fridays at the Gathering Table in Chiefland. Just show up to show your car and have a good time.

Clover squares dancing in Williston

Clover Squares will be holding dances every Friday in July and August if at least eight people respond before noon by phone at 352-528-3323. The time is 7 p.m., and the location is the Ornan Masonic Lodge, 650 NE 6th Blvd. (SR 121), Williston.

Post family night

(4th Friday of the month)

Join American Legion Post 91, in Trenton, for Family Night every fourth Friday at 6 p.m. The Post serves dinner for a donation of $5 for adults, $2.50 for children and will be showing a family-oriented movie. Admission for the movie is free. The American Legion Auxiliary uses the donations for the dinner and snacks, to help with programs, activities and needed supplies for the Veterans and children in our community.

The Legion Post is located on US 129 on the curve between Trenton and Bell, across from the Field of Dreams.

Friday - Saturday

Yard sale for LARC

The Gulf Hammock Wild Hog Canoe Race is having a yard sale to benefit LARC. The sale will be held Friday, Aug.8, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will be held at Old Dixie Lily Plant, 12 N.W. 5th Place. There will be truckloads of stuff. For more information of to make a donation, contact Keith at 352-535-5594.


FWC hunter safety courses

FWC will host hunter safety classes Aug. 9 and 23 at 8:30 a.m., at The Deer Camp, located at 306 S. Main St., in Chiefland.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Attendees must bring online certificate.

For more information, call FWC at 386-758-0525.

Citrus Hospice holds market days

The Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast Thrift & Gift Shoppes present Herry’s Market Day, a yard sale featuring lots of cool items, on the second Saturday monthly.

The market day begins at 8 a.m. at the hospice shop at 304 N. Main Street, Chiefland.

Vendor space is available by calling 866-642-0962.

For more information visit www.hospiceofcitrus.org. 

International Assistance Dog

Week open house

Guardian Angels Medical Services Dogs, Inc. will try to raise awareness of service dogs at an open house event from 1 to 4 p.m., in Williston at the Guardian Angels facility at 3251 N.E. 180th Ave.

Exhibit on Panama Canal

at Florida Museum

The Florida Museum of Natural History is celebrating the Panama Canal’s 100th birthday with a new gallery exhibition and family-friendly event.

Opening Aug. 9, “Panama: Tropical Ecosystem” focuses on the region’s biodiversity and the cultural importance of nature in a country of rain forests, volcanic beaches and mountains. On display through May 31, 2015, the exhibit features photographs, stereographs, plant illustrations, books and artifacts highlighting the rich variety of flora and fauna in the land between North and South America.


Hearing impaired can get phones

Florida residents with a certified hearing loss are eligible to receive a free amplified phone from the non-profit Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. Corded and cordless phones will be available for distribution, one per customer, on Monday, Aug. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

They can be picked up at the Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc., Chiefland Senior Center at 305 S.W. 1st St., Chiefland.

Support childrens' hospice camps

A “Good Deeds!” night is being sponsored for the Camp Good Hope and Teen Encounter Grief Support Camps by Beef O'Brady's on U.S. Highway 19, north of Chiefland.

The event is Monday, Aug. 11, from 5 t 9 p.m. at Beef's and a portion of the tab of every customer who mentions the camps will be donated to the sponsor Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. The camp is Sept. 27 at Black Prong Equestrian Center south of Bronson.

Grand Slam Bridge

Playdate 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Chiefland.

For information, call Joan at 352-493-0279. Weekly and substitute players are needed.


Stamp club

The Gen. Francis Marion Stamp Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 1 p.m. at the Bank of the Ozarks, 8375 S.W. Highway 200, in Ocala. Doors open at noon. The club also meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church library, 6455 S.W. Highway 200 at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.ocalagfmstampclub.com.

August 14

CES parents go to school

The Chiefland Elementary School Meet & Greet event for students and families is Thursday, Aug. 14 , from 5 to 7 p.m.

Freshman Invasion for Chiefland

The Chiefland High School Student Government will be hosting their annual "Freshmen Invasion" Aug. 14, at 6 p.m. The program will  be in the Chiefland High School auditorium. All upcoming freshman and new students are invited to attend.

Disadvantaged transportation board to meet

The Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board will meet Thursday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Levy County Courthouse in the County Commissioners’ Board Room, located at 355 S. Court Street, Bronson.

The meetings are open to the public.

For more information, contact Lauren Yeatter at 352-732-1315 ext. 225 or lyeatter@wrpc.cc.

August 21

Camera club to meet

As an exception to the “no meeting in August” tradition, he Branford Camera Club is making an exception this year to fit in a Mat and Frame Workshop in preparation for our Fall Photo Show.  The workshop will be held Aug. 21, at Hatch Park Community Center, 403 S.E. Craven St., Branford.  Prior to the meeting, we will gather at Cuzin’s Restaurant across the street from Scaff’s Market at 5 p.m. for dinner.  The community center doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

This workshop is free and open to the public.  Entry applications for the Fall Photo Show and Branford Camera Club membership applications will be available at the meeting. 

Rob Wolfe, Publicity Chair, 386-362-6771

Esta Eberhardt, Creative Consultant, Captured Memories by Esta, 386-623-0111

Gary Kueppers, Technical Consultant, 386-362-6957

Skip Weigel, Technical Consultant, 386-935-1382

August 22

Chiefland Chamber meeting

The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce membership meeting is at noon in the community room at Haven Hospice in Chiefland. To reserve a spot at the free luncheon, call the Chamber office at 352-493-1849.

August 23

Pancakes support Haven

It will be Pancakes for Haven at The Gathering Table in Chiefland, from 6 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23. Visit the restaurant for breakfast and 10 percent of your purchase will benefit Haven Hospice.

Chiefland Farmers Market opens

The grand opening of the Chiefland Farmers Market will be Saturday, Aug. 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Train Depot Park. Local farmers and vendors with locally made products will be on hand.

August 30

Dog days benefit for pet rescue

A Dog Days of Summer benefit for Paws & Claws Pet Rescue will be Saturday, Aug., 30, from 1 to 10 p.m. at 7550 N.W. 50th St., Chiefland.

There will be family activities, a DJ, silent auction, dinner, dancing, a bounce house, a cake walk and games.

Tickets, which cover all activities and dinner, are 50 for $25, a family pack of 100 for $40 and individual tickets for 50 cents. The cake walk and bar will be cash-only and patrons of the bar must be at least 21 years old.

Tickets are available at Never Ending Story, 616 N. Main St.; Chiefland Animal Hospital, 2630 N. Young Blvd.; and NAPA of Chiefland at 1523 N. Young Blvd., please see Patty.

September 23

Chamber honors Business of the Year

The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce will names its 2014 Business of the Year at its annual Industry Appreciation Banquet. The event begins at 6 p.m. ay Tommy Usher Center.

September 27

The 1st Bow Shoot for Buck$ to raise money for Haven Hospice will be sponsored by The Deer Camp in Chiefland.

The family-friendly event is noon to 6 p.m.on Saturday, Sept. 27.

The event is for solo shooters from age 6 to adult. There will be seven shooter lanes.

The Deer Camp is at 306 S. Main St., Chiefland.

October 25

Tha annual Ride to Provide will wind its way through scenic Levy County while also raising funds for Levy ARC.

November 8

Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties fall fundraiser,Fall on the Range, is at the Etheridge Family Cracker House in Williston.

November 26

Drummond Bank Community will hold its annual Bake Sale to benefit Haven Hospice in Chiefland on Wednesday, Nov. 26.


Senior Citizen Center activities

The Chiefland Senior Center is at 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.,

Wednesday class, Crafts at 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 to 3:30 p.m., and

hot meals are served each weekday at noon.

For more information, call 352-490-7055.