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Through December 30
Harriet Huss at CK Arts Center
Cedar Key Arts Center presents Harriet Huss and Friends. The exhibit in the main gallery will be a collection of art by a group of regionally acclaimed artists. The Member Artist Gallery show will feature smaller pieces which will be on sale during the holiday season.
WWII vets meet in Trenton
The December meeting of the WWII Vets will be at Hobo's Restaurant in Trenton Dec. 12 at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310. Hope to see you there with spouse, care-giver or friend. We will eat lunch as usual.
Library Friends December meeting
The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL), the Chiefland Branch of the Levy County Public Library System, will hold its monthly meeting at the Library, 104 N.E. 3rd Street, Chiefland (a block behind City Hall), at 11 a.m. Dec. 12. The FLCPL supports the Luther Callaway Public Library by promoting the Library's programs and resources and through fund-raising projects to augment the Library's budget for the purchase of reading materials, books on tape, videos, operating supplies and minor equipment. Prospective members and guests are welcome at the meeting. For further information call FLCPL president Ann Brown at 352-226-7413.
Elder Options board to meet
The Elder Options Board of Directors will meet Dec. 11, at 12:30 p.m., at the Elder Options conference room A, located at 100 S.W. 75 St, suite 301, in Gainesville. The public is invited to attend
Honoring vets at Bronson cemeteries
The Sons of Amvets will be hosting our Wreaths Across America program at Rosemary Cemetery in Bronson Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. There will be a short program followed by the wreath laying on veterans' graves at Rosemary Cemetery and Jim Milton cemetery. The public is invited to come honor these heroes during the holiday season.
Christmas bazaar, toy sale at
A Christmas bazaar and toy sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. by Tri County Outreach Thrift Shop. The items include Christmas decorations, toys and gifts. Come out for the great bargains and help Tri County Outreach raise money for the food pantry.
The shop is at 708 N. Main St., Chiefland. For more information, call 352-493-2310.
Shrine turkey shoot
The Suwannee River Shrine Club is holding its annual turkey shoot on Dec. 14 and 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. beside the group's clubhouse on State Road 26 east of the Suwannee River Fair building. Cost is $3 per shot and shells are furnished. The club is also selling their cane syrup for $10 per bottle.
UMC Women’s bazaar on Saturday
The Cedar Key United Methodist Women hold their Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cedar Key United Methodist Church on State Road 24. There will be a cookie sale and walk with $8, $6 and $4 boxes. There will also be crafts, baked goods and more for sale.
Lunch will be stew, chili, cornbread, dessert and drinks.
Donations will be welcome.
For more information, call Marie Lewis at 352-467-4703.
Cedar Key Dog Parade
Dogs (and in some cases, their owners) will be dressed in their holiday finest for the Annual Dog Parade in Cedar Key. Dress your pooch (and yourself) for the walk along the streets of Cedar Key.
The Parade will begin in front of the Chamber wind down C Street to Dock Street and from Dock Street to City Park. There will be prizes for the Best Dressed pooch. The rain date will be Sunday
If anyone is interested in assisting, contact the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce at 352-543-5600.
CK boat parade, Santa Clam's arrival
The Cedar Key Lighted Boat Parade, which precedes the arrival of Santa Clam, and Community Night in the Park begins at 5:45 p.m.
Start your evening out by watching the boats of Cedar Key decorated and lit, watch as they follow a water course around the back of Dock Street. The parade begins at 5:45; line-up at 5:30. When the parade ends at City Park, visit with Santa Clam and enjoy a community-wide potluck. Bring a covered dish if you can. Please call Rose if you are interested in having your boat in the parade 543-6346.
Children's Christmas party in Bronson
The Bronson Friends of the Library would like to invite all children to the Bronson Library on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 1-3 p.m. for the groups annual children’s Christmas party. Santa will be visiting each child and there will be refreshments for all.
For more information, call 352-486-2015.
The Chiefland Crochet Club meets the second Monday of the month at 5 p.m. at the Luther Callaway Public Library in Chiefland. Anyone interested in needle work of any sort is welcome to attend.
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.
Community Action Agency meeting
The Board of Directors of Central Florida Community Action Agency will meet at 1:30 p.m. at Wesley United Methodiat Church, 826 N.W. 23rd Avenue, in Gainesville. Board committees will meet on the same day beginning at 12:30 p.m. For more information call Monique Harrison at 352-373-7667, ext. 207 or email email@example.com.
AMVETS Post No. 88
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.
The Chiefland Take Off Pounds Sensibly support group for weight loss and maintenance 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.
Saturday, December 21
Children's Christmas Fun Day
Come for a fun-filled day Dec. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Parsons Memorial Presbyterian Church in Yankeetown for the Children's Christmas Fun Day.
Children will be enjoying decorating cookies, bible stories, music, crafts and, as always, food. Children ages 3 to 12 are welcome.
Contact Donna Brown for more info at 352-489-5274.
Saturday, December 28
Refuge hosts Holiday Lighthouse
The Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge is hosting a Holiday Lighthouse Open House on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Seahorse Key. The University of Florida shares information about their lab on Seahorse Key for visitors during this wonderful outing. Enjoy a day of history, heritage and ecology for the holidays.
Visitors are responsible for their own transportation to the island. Tour boats are available at the Cedar Key boat launch.
Saturday, March 15
Quilt show in Trenton
For the seventh consecutive year, Trenton will be ablaze with quilts flying from shops, businesses and government buildings up and down Main Street and beyond for the Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival, Florida’s only outdoor quilt show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, contact Stephanie Metts, 352- 316-5900.
Run benefits Haven Hospice
Join the 5th annual Run for Haven in the Tioga Town Center with the course going through the Town of Tioga (in Gainesville). This event will feature a 5K and 10K run/walk with a St. Patrick's Day theme. The registration fee includes the chip-timed run, a pre-run warm-up, live music, food, drinks, a shirt for the first 700 registered runners, a commemorative medal for the 700 registered runners, expo booths, awards ceremony for overall winners and more.
For more information about this event, to become a sponsor, auction donor or to purchase a ticket, contact Stephanie Brod at 352-271-4665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, April 12
Haven Hospice's signature fundraising event with over 600 attendees, Viva will again be held at the beautiful Rembert Farm with food and drink, auctions, live music and entertainment.
For more information about this event, to become a sponsor, auction donor or to purchase a ticket, please contact Stephanie Brod at 352-271-4665 or email email@example.com.
The Relay for Life of the Tri-Counties will begin at 6 p.m. and walk, walk, walk through Saturday at 6 a.m. The Nature Coast (Chiefland), Dixie and Gilchrist have combined for one event in 2014.
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.
• Tuesday and Thursday, Bingo at 9 a.m. to noon,
• 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 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.