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Community calendar for the week of August 9

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Through Saturday

 

Early voting 

Early voting for the Aug. 14 primary election is under way and continues through Saturday, Aug. 11, until at the Supervisor of Elections office at 421 S. Court St., Bronson. 

Voters can cast their ballots Monday through Saturday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

Make sure to bring proper identification when voting. To find out the requirements, call 352-486-5163 or go to www.votelevy.com.

 

Today-Saturday

 

Help end the blood “drought”

Blood supplies are critically low this summer and with many families on vacation it's difficult to get donors to come in and share a pint of life-giving blood. But Tri-County area residents have several opportunities to donate. 

Donors must be 17 or older, or 16 with parental consent, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is also required. Donors get cookies and a cool T-shirt.  Roll up your sleeve this summer LifeSouth really needs your help.

On Thursday, Aug. 9, the Bronson Community Blood Drive will be from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Levy County Courthouse on South Court Street.

On Friday, Aug. 10 look for the LifeSouth bloodmobile to be at the Steinhatchee Community Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Maddie’s Market.

Saturday, Aug. 11 the bus will be at the Old Town Community Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hitchcock’s Foodway.

 

Saturday 

 

2nd Saturday concert

Withlacoochee Area Residents Inc. will present the third of its 2nd Saturday Summer Concert Series. Rod Sillars will take the stage at the Yankeetown-Inglis Woman’s Club at 7 p.m.  Rod's smooth voice and intricate musical style ranges from the classics of Seeger and Dylan, with some upbeat ditties.

Florida’s original bluegrass power-trio Florida Cracker Cowboys will perform at 8 p.m. The band is a spirited group that performs folk and blue grass with Florida themed originals. 

There will also be a “Make your own sundae” bar. Sundaes with all the toppings and other assorted goodies will go on sale at 6:30 p.m.  

The Woman’s Club is on 56th St.  A $10 tax-deductible donation will go to W.A.R. Inc.

For information, call Lee at 352-795-4506, or e-mail warinc.directors@gmail.com.  

The final concert in the series will be Saturday, Sept. 8, featuring Songcrafters Circle.

 

Tuesday

 

Grief support group 

meets in Archer

Haven Hospice is hosting a grief and loss support group at the Davis Center in Archer every Tuesday   through Aug. 14. The group meets from 10-11:30 a.m. For more information, call 352-493-2333. 

 

August 17-18

 

Flood Jam helps victims of TS Debby

Flood Jam, with three stages of music, an online auction of donated items and services, food and crafts, games and activities will be held at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak on Aug. 17-18.

Two-day tickets cost $40 in advance, $60 at gate and include primitive camping. One day tickets are  $20 each at the gate and camping is not included.

The event benefits food victims in Columbia, Hamilton and Suwannee counties through Love INC and the United Way.

 

August 20

 

School starts

The 2012-2013 school year begins. Drivers are asked to slow down near schools. Parents, please remember lunch costs a nickle more than last year.

 

 

Through August

 

Dunnellon library 

friends book sale

The Friends Books Store inside the Library are having a Dog Days of August half-price Book Sale LASTING all of AUGUST.  Inventory changes daily depending on the great book donations received. Store hours: 10am-4pm daily / 10:30am-2pm Saturdays

All proceeds benefit the Dunnellon Public Library.

Friends of Dunnellon Public Library

20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon, FL 34431  352-438-2520

 

September 2

 

CK Chamber auction

The Greater Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce holds its Labor Day Auction at the Island Room.

This year's theme is Pirates and there will be treasures galore.

 

September 8

 

Final Second Saturday concert 

The final concert in the Second Saturday series will feature Songcrafter's Circle featuring, Frank Thomas, Carly Bak, Jay Wood and Lee Paulet. Details on the event location and time will be forthcoming.

The concerts are fundraisers for the Withlacoochee Area Residents Inc., a non-profit group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 11

 

Chamber honors Business of the Year

The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce will honor the 2012 Business of the Year at its  Industry Appreciation Banquet. 

The organization is seeking public nominations for the 2012 Business of the Year. Download a nomination form at www.chieflandcitizen.com by clicking on the NEWS, then BUSINESS links on the page or visit the Chamber website at www.chieflandchamber.com. Or call the Chamber office at 352-493-1849 to have one sent, or visit the Chamber office in Train Depot Park on South Main Street/U.S. Highway 19 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

September 29

 

Hutch's run to benefit Haven

The 2nd annual "Hutch" Hutchinson's Legacy Poker Run is being organized with proceeds to benefit Haven Hospice.  For more information, call 352-493-0044.

 

October 13

 

Haven event celebrates 

"Fall on the Prairie"

"Fall ont he Prairie," a night of scrumptious food, live music, silent and live auction, and so much more will be sponsored by Haven Hospice at Whitehurst Ranch & Prairie in Williston. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $75 per person and sponsorship and auction donation opportunities are available.  For more information, call Stephanie Brod, 352-271-4665 or email at smbrod@havenhospice.org.

 

October 20 - 21

 

Seafood fest

The 43rd Annual Seafood Festival in Cedar Key will be held in the historic downtown and City Park. Great food and entertainment in the Park and art lines the streets of Cedar Key. Funds raised by various groups go to support charitable projects and Cedar Key School.

 

November 23

 

Christmas celebration

The annual Cedar Key Christmas Celebration will kick-off this event with a tree lighting ceremony in the Park. 

 

 

Ongoing

 

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.

 

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.

 

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, Capital City Bank, Community Meeting Room, North Young Boulevard, 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.

 

 

Classic Cars at Taco Bell

The Tri-County Cruisin' For Grins Club meets to show off their 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.

 

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. 

 

 

Nature Coast Conservancy 

Florida's Nature Coast Conservancy board of directors meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Laboratory in Cedar Key at 3 p.m. Members and others interested in this land trust are welcome.

 

 

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.

 

Yankeetown-Inglis Woman's Club

The Yankeetown-Inglis Woman's Club on 56th Street is hosting bingo on Thursdays. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. There will be homemade pies and cakes, plus a $100 jackpot. 

For more information, call 352-447-2057 or email yiwamansclub@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.

 

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 hosts Jackpot Bingo at 7 p.m. on Friday. Post 236 is located at 9550 N.E. U.S. Highway 27A, 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

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 from 11 a.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.

 

 

Sons of Confederate Veterans

Anyone with an interest in Southern heritage or learn the history of the South and the Civil War can join the Sons of Confederate Veterans at their meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6p.m. At Cypress Inn, Cross City. 

For more information, call 352-542-9107. 

 

Sen. Oelrich staff office hours in Bronson

Legislative staff from the office of state Sen. Steve Oelrich (R-Gainesville) will  be on hand  the first Wednesday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Levy County Commission Chamber at the courthouse in Bronson. Persons interested in meeting with staff may set an appointment time by calling 352-375-3555 or walk-ins are welcomed.

 

 

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 Sons of AMVETS 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

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kids ranch rodeo starts 4th year

Cross Brand Cowboy Church 4th Annual Kids Ranch Rodeo series starts tonight. Kids age seven and under will compete in mutton bustin, goat roping, flipping and branding, barrel racing and goat undressing. Sign-ups are at 8a.m. and the rodeo starts at 9 a.m. Children eight to 12 years old will be competing in barrels, chute doggin, ranch branding, breakaway calf roping and goat tying. Sign-ups for the 8-12 year olds will be at noon and the rodeo starts at 1 p.m. There is a $30 one time registration fee and $10 per event fee for the contestants. This is a four-month buckle series. Rodeos will be every 2nd Saturday of the month, June-Sept. The rodeo will be at the Little Pig Foot Arena 16649 West Highway 318, Williston. For more information call, John at 352-239-2918. Admission is free for the public and there will be a concession stand.

 

BACK Fighting Cancer golf tourney

The Swinging for a Cure golf tournament is being replaced by a new tournament,  the BACK Fighting Cancer golf tournament to be held at the Chiefland Golf and Country Club.

Proceeds will benefit BACK Fighting Cancer which in turn supports families in the Tri-County area who have a child who has been diagnosed with cancer. Area families will be able to apply for a grant to help support the family while their child is going through cancer treatments.  BACK stands for Benefitting Area Kids with Cancer.

 

Classic car show

The 4th Annual Chiefland Flea Market Classic Car Show holds registration from 9 a.m. to noon with awards presented at 2 p.m. at the flea market on North Young Boulevard.  The show donates a portion of the proceeds to local veterans' organizations.

The annual event is sponsored by Tri-County Cruising for Grins Club and the Chiefland Flea Market. 

The event draws vehicles from throughout the state and region with classics and late models for car lovers to oogle. Music will be provided by DJ Jeff. There will be food, drink and arts and craft vendors. Door prizes will be awarded.

Entry fee is $15 until May 27, then $20 the day of the show.

For more information, contact Ron Tucker at 352-493-7846 or phillips 1311@bellsouth.net.

The group's other shows are the Veterans Day show on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the flea market and the Festival of Lights show at Fort Fanning Park on Saturday, Dec. 8.

 

Learn about Medicare from SHINE volunteers

Learn everything you wanted to know about Medicare, but were afraid to ask at 10 a.m. at Williston Community Center, 50 N.W. Main St., Williston (City Hall Complex),  For more information, call 352-528-3060

 

W.A.R. Inc. Second Saturday Concert Series

 

   Join the Withlacoochee Area Residents for their Second Saturday Concert Series.  The Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd.,  Homosassa is the place to be Saturday, June 9, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The Pepper Creek Terrace Room on the second floor of the visitor center will be the setting for the talented group at 2 p.m.  there will be desserts and beverages for sale.  A donation of $10 is tax deductible, all to benefit the initiatives of W.A.R., Inc., to preserve and protect environmentally sensitive lands.  For more information contact Lee Paulet at 352-795-4506, www.warinconline.com or directors@warinconline.com.  

 

Monday

Workforce Connection mobile unit in Bronson 

The Workforce Connection mobile unit will be at the Bronson Library, 600 Gilbert St.,Bronson, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 352-423-6813 or 800-434-JOBS (5627) or visit www.clmworkforce.com and click on the image of the Mobile Resource Unit.

 

Bronson library family movie night

The Friends of the Bronson Library are having a Family Movie Night. Come join us at 6:30 p.m. to see "The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" in the library. Relax, enjoy the movie and snack on popcorn and juice.  

For more information call the Bronson Library at 486-2015. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Bronson Library.

 

Tuesday

Workforce Connection mobile unit in Williston 

The Workforce Connection mobile unit will be at tat the Williston Library, 10 S.E. First St.,Williston , 12:30-4 p.m. For more information, call 352-423-6813 or 800-434-JOBS (5627) or visit www.clmworkforce.com and click on the image of the Mobile Resource Unit.

 

Business council meeting

 The Nature Coast Business Development Council will conduct its regular monthly meeting  at 9 a..m. at Workforce Connection’s Levy Resource Center, 109 N.W. 3rd Ave., Chiefland.

During the meeting, the board will discuss its joint workshop with the Board of County Commissioners, and a recent discussion at the Williston Municipal Airport concerning potential development there.

Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting can contact the executive director to be placed on the agenda at 352-493-6797 or email director@naturecoast.org.

 

Wednesday

Workforce Connection mobile unit in Inglis 

The Workforce Connection mobile unit will be at  the at the Inglis town Hall, 135 State Highway 40 West, Inglis,  10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call 352-423-6813 or 800-434-JOBS (5627) or visit www.clmworkforce.com and click on the image of the Mobile Resource Unit.

 

Grief Support Group

Haven Hospice will hold a Grief Support Group for all interested persons at Christ Episcopal Church, SR24 and 5th St., Cedar Key, on Wednesday, June 13, from 6 - 7 p.m.  Call 352-328-9848 for more information.

 

June 14

WWII vets meet in Fanning Springs

All WWII Vets are invited to join us at the Moose Lodge in Fanning Springs at 11:30 a.m.  The lodge is located on Northwest 167th Place. You will turn east at the Sugar Shack and it will be on your left. Bring a friend, spouse, caregiver or another Vet to join us. 

This will be the last gathering of the group until September. We meet the second Thursday of the month from September through June. Any questions please call Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310. Hope to see you there.

 

June 18

Workforce Connection mobile unit in Bronson 

The Workforce Connection mobile unit will be at the Bronson Library, 600 Gilbert St.,Bronson, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 352-423-6813 or 800-434-JOBS (5627) or visit www.clmworkforce.com and click on the image of the Mobile Resource Unit.

 

June 19

Workforce Connection mobile unit in Williston 

The Workforce Connection mobile unit will be at tat the Williston Library, 10 S.E. First St.,Williston , 12:30-4 p.m. For more information, call 352-423-6813 or 800-434-JOBS (5627) or visit www.clmworkforce.com and click on the image of the Mobile Resource Unit.

 

June 20

Learn about Medicare from SHINE volunteers

Learn everything you wanted to know about Medicare, but were afraid to ask at  10 a.m. at Chiefland City Hall, 214 E. Park Ave., Chiefland, For more information, call 352-493-6711.

 

Workforce Connection mobile unit in Cedar Key 

The Workforce Connection mobile unit will be at the Cedar Key Library, 460 Second St., Cedar Key from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For more information, call 352-423-6813 or 800-434-JOBS (5627) or visit www.clmworkforce.com and click on the image of the Mobile Resource Unit.

 

June 25

Workforce Connection mobile unit in Bronson 

The Workforce Connection mobile unit will be at the Bronson Library, 600 Gilbert St.,Bronson, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 352-423-6813 or 800-434-JOBS (5627) or visit www.clmworkforce.com and click on the image of the Mobile Resource Unit.

 

June 26

Workforce Connection mobile unit in Williston 

The Workforce Connection mobile unit will be at tat the Williston Library, 10 S.E. First St.,Williston , 12:30-4 p.m. For more information, call 352-423-6813 or 800-434-JOBS (5627) or visit www.clmworkforce.com and click on the image of the Mobile Resource Unit.

 

July 14 

 Join the Withlacoochee Area Residents for their Second Saturday Concert Series. ET Morris will open for Pamela Jo Hatley and Steele Olmstead and on Aug. 11, when Rod Sellars opens for the Florida Cracker Cowboys.  The Yankeetown-Inglis Woman’s Club on 56th Street, Yankeetown will be the venue for these two events.

   For more information contact Lee Paulet at 352-795-4506, www.warinconline.com or directors@warinconline.com.  

 

ONGOING

 

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.

 

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.

 

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, Capital City Bank, Community Meeting Room, North Young Boulevard, 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.

 

Classic Cars at Taco Bell

The Tri-County Cruisin' For Grins Club meets to show off their 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.

 

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. 

 

Nature Coast Conservancy 

Florida's Nature Coast Conservancy board of directors meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Laboratory in Cedar Key at 3 p.m. Members and others interested in this land trust are welcome.

 

 

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.

Acoholics Anonymous

 

Sunday

Sunday

 

Chiefland Reflections O, SS 7:30pm

1st United Methodist Church

North Main Street, Chiefland

 

Sunday Evening Beginners O, BG, WC 7:30pm Midway Plaza

 

Monday

Candle Light Group of Cross City 7:30pm O, D, WC, CL

Church of Christ, NE 147th St off US 19

 

 

 

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 hosts Jackpot Bingo at 7 p.m. on Friday. Post 236 is located at 9550 N.E. U.S. Highway 27A, 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

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 from 11 a.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.

 

Sons of Confederate Veterans

Anyone with an interest in Southern heritage or learn the history of the South and the Civil War can join the Sons of Confederate Veterans at their meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6p.m. At Cypress Inn, Cross City. 

For more information, call 352-542-9107. 

 

Sen. Oelrich staff office hours in Bronson

Legislative staff from the office of state Sen. Steve Oelrich (R-Gainesville) will  be on hand  the first Wednesday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Levy County Commission Chamber at the courthouse in Bronson. Persons interested in meeting with staff may set an appointment time by calling 352-375-3555 or walk-ins are welcomed.

 

Ombudsman program seeks 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 Sons of AMVETS 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.