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Community Calendar for the week of December 19

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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. 

 

Friday

 

Movie in the dark

The Town of Bronson will host a movie in the James H. Cobb park at 6 p.m. for children.

For more information, call Town Hall at 352-486-2354.

 

Saturday

 

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.

 

Monday

 

Crochet Club

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. 

 

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

 

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 mharrison@cfcaa.org. 

 

Wednesday

 

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 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 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 those 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 smbrod@havenhospice.org.

 

Saturday, April 12

 

Haven benefit

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 smbrod@havenhospice.org.

 

May 2

 

The Relay for Life

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ongoing

 

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.

 

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.