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Community Calendar Week of Feb. 24

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 Today

 

Popcorn, movie at library

Disney’s “Secretariat” will be shown free at 4 p.m. at Luther Callaway Public Library in Chiefland. This family-friendly event will have free popcorn. The movie is rated PG for brief mild language. The running time is two hours and three minutes. For information, call Jenny Rodgers, Youth Services Coordinator, 352-486-5552.

 

SOS sponsors concert

Singer songwriter Tom Shed, who is on a new tour, “Florida State of Mine,” will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Great Outdoors Opera House (2nd floor of Great Outdoors Restaurant) in High Springs.  The event is sponsored by Save Our Suwannee. Free admission includes coffee, cookies and punch.  

 

Friday

 

Business development 

council meeting

The Nature Coast Business Development Council meets at 8:20 a.m. in the council offices in the Dogan Cobb Building, 660 E. Hathaway Ave. (U.S. HIghway 27A), Bronson. The meeting is open to the public.

 

FFA, 4-H land judging contest

The Tri-County Land Judging event begins with 8:30 a.m. registration at the Trenton FFA Arena between Trenton and Bell. Local FFA and 4-H teams from Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy counties will compete.  

 

Withlacoochee hosts speaker on native plants

Jane Weber, native plant expert and nursery owner, will give a presentation at 10 a.m. at the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve on native Florida plants that do well in North Central Florida and benefit wildlife. Weber is well known for her articles, and presentations at parks and preserves. She will have live plants that can be purchased.  The WGP is located in Yankeetown at 1001 Old Rock Road, opposite 65th Street on County Road 40, Yankeetown.

 

Gilchrist Sheriff’s chili cookoff

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off and Luncheon to support Relay for Life is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m..  Chili entries can be dropped off in a slow cooker 9:30-11 a.m. For information, call Sgt. Anita Moore at 352-463-3410. 

 

Friday-Saturday

 

Bronson library book sale

The Friends of the Bronson Library hold their semi-annual Book Sale at the Old Bronson Town Hall, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Books are a “Buck a Bag” — a full grocery bag.  For information, call 486-2015.

 

Sunday

 

FWGP Annual Meeting

 The Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve, Inc will hold their annual meeting at 4:00 p.m. at Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve, 1001 Old Rock Road, opposite 65th Street on County Road 40, Yankeetown.  A cleanup session will take place at 2-4 p.m. The public is welcome.

 

March 5

 

Cruzin’ for Kidz’ 

 Motorcycle Ride 

The Third Annual  “Cruzin’ for Kidz”  Motorcycle Ride is 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Williston Elementary. The event supports the school Safety Patrols’ summer trip to Washington, D.C. Registration is 8:30-9:45 a.m. and kickstands go up at 10 a.m. The ride is free and lunch is available upon return to the school. For information, call Lisa Posteraro at 352-528-6030 or 352-339-1201 or e-mail wescruizinforkidz@yahoo.com.

 

Haven run at Town of Tioga

Haven Hospice’s 2nd Annual Town of Tioga Run is at 4:30 p.m. with a twilight 5K and 10K run. Proceeds benefit patients and families served by Haven Hospice. Entertainment is by Dotti South and the Slackers at 4 p.m. Sun Country Sports Center in Jonesville will offer a children’s fun day from 3:30 to 7 p.m. for ages 3-1/2 and older for a $20 donation per child. Pre-register a child by calling Sun Country at 352-331-8773 by 5 p.m. March 4.   For information go to www.run4haven.com.

 

 

 

March 5 and 26

                                                                                 

Old Time Fiddle & Folk Concert                                                                                 

Ed & Geraldine Berbaum perform a ‘ole fashion “down home” concert at 6 p.m. at Otter Springs Park & Campground. The concert  is appropriate for all audiences. Snacks are available. Concert admission is $1 per person for ages 60 and over, $2 per person ages 6-59, free for ages 5 and under.

 

March 8

 

Coalition against 

tobacco meeting

The Levy Coalition Against Tobacco will meet at 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Community Room of Capital City Bank, Chiefland.

The public is encouraged to attend.

 

March 10

 

Chiefland library 

friends meeting

The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library Board of Directors meeting at 11 a.m. at the Library, 104 N.E. 3rd St. Chiefland. For an agenda, email tomreitz@msn.com.  The Friends promotes the Library’s programs and resources, and does fund-raising to augment the Library’s budget. Prospective members and guests are welcome at the meeting.  For information, call Tom Reitz at 352-493-1896 or 352-949-5413.

 

March 12

 

It’s Time to read                                                           

Otter Springs Park & Campground and the Gilchrist County Library present  “It’s Time to Read!” Literacy Program at 10 a.m. The program is appropriate for children ages 4-8.  A guardian must be present; pre-registration is highly recommended . For more information, call the park at 352-463-0800.

 

April 9

 

Vendors sought for 

Green Thumb Plant Show

Plans are underway for the 4th annual Green Thumb Plant Show in Dunnellon’s Historic Village  on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Vendor spaces are $40, if the application received before March 9.  Information-only booths are free.  The event is sponsored by the Historic Village Shops of Dunnellon.  For information,  contact Nancy at 352-208-6789 or myers10925@bellsouth.net.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ongoing

Tuesday-Thursday

Every Tuesday and Thursday is a Walking Club at 7:30 a.m, behind the Chiefland Middle School at the Delma Locke Park.  Everyone is welcome to come, especially beginners.  I

For more information, please 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) www.nmhp.net  or call: 376-6647.   

 

Alanon meeting

Alanon meets At 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at Chiefland Methodist Church, North Main Street. For more information, please call 1-800-851-1795.

 

Jackpot Bingo

Landrum Memorial American Legion Post 236 is having Jackpot Bingo at 7 p.m. on Friday. Post 236 is located at 9550 NE Alt. Hwy. 27, Bronson. For more information, call  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. Call 463-3135 or go to www.guardianadlitem.org.

 

Dixie Humane Society sale

The Dixie Humane Society holds a weekly Indoor/ Outdoor Yard Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The Society is located off of U.S. Highway 19 North on County Road 349 across from the bike trail in Old Town. Donations are welcome. 

 

Heart of the Hammock Humane Society

The  Heart of the Hammock Humane Society, located in the old Carr’s Furniture building at 9599 N.E. County Road 349, is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donated items can be dropped off at the building or by calling to arrange a pick up.  Any unsold items from a yard/garage sale can also be picked up. For  information, call 352-542-1617 or 356-542-1077. 

 

American Legion Post 383 activities

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. 

 

Boys & Girls Clubs want clunkers

Florida Boys and Girls Clubs are looking for “Clunker Cars” to be donated to raise funds. Donors can get a tax write off. To donate. call 1-800-246-0493.

 

TOPS meeting

The Chiefland TOPS group meets 11a.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

 

Rotary Clubs

Chiefland Rotary meets at noon Wednesdays at BubbaQue’s on Main Street in Chiefland. Williston Rotary meets at 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays at  First Presbyterian Church, 247 N.E. 1st St.

 

Grand Slam Bridge on Monday

Grand Slam Bridge meets 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Chiefland. For information, call Joan at 352-493-0279. Weekly and substitute players are needed.

 

Bronson Homemakers

Bronson Home and Community Educators, a community service organization,  meets at 9:30 a.m. the third Thursday of the month with a monthly workshop 9 a.m. to noon on the fourth Monday of the month. The meetings are at the Levy County Extension Office, U.S. Highway 27A in Bronson. For information, call Mary Anne Ostroman at 352-528-5076 or maostroman@msn.com for more information.

 

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 toll-free 888-831-0404 or go to ombudsman.myflorida.com.

 

Stitches from Heart helps babies

Stitches From The Heart is a nationwide group of volunteers that  knit, crochet and quilt for needy babies and children. These items are donated to 411 hospitals and charities. Patterns are available. Donated yarn is appreciated. 

Call toll free 877-985-9212 or email StitchFromHeart@aol.com or write at 3316 Pico, Santa Monica, CA 90405 or visit  www.StitchesFromTheHeart.org.