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Community Calendar for the week of July 5

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Friday

Celebrate the 4th again
Horseshoe Beach's 2nd annual community fireworks will be held with family activities, fresh seafood, great barbecue, food vendors and more.
It will be at Fireworks Island, across the road from the Horseshoe Beach Cafe.
The show is managed by Dennis Buckley, Don Cherry, John Cherry and Panama Paul. Vendors can set up for free.
For more information and reservations, call Dennis Buckley at 352-498-5986.

Tuesdays through Aug. 14

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

Wednesday

Grief support group meetings in CK
Haven Hospice is hosting a grief and loss support group on the second Wednesday of every month at the Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Key. The event will be from 6-7 p.m. For more information, call 352-493-2333.

July 13 — 15

SVP summer youth play opens
Suwannee Valley Players opens its Summer Youth Production of C.S. Lewis’ classic “The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe." This production brings to life the tale of Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, who in a summer visit to the country find themselves in a battle of good versus evil in the fantasy world of Narnia.
Performances continue the weekend of July 20-22.
Advance tickets are on sale starting June 25 at Curves of Chiefland. Ticket prices are $10 general admission; $8 seniors, military personnel and students; and $5 under 12.

July 14

Withlacoochee concert series
 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.  
July 20

VFW political rally July 20
A dinner, political rally and dessert auction sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5625 and its Ladies Auxiliary in Chiefland and open to the public will be held at the post.
The rally is at 7 p.m., in the Post's smoke-free meeting room following a country fried dinner with sides from 5 to 7 p.m. for a donation. The dessert auction will follow the candidate forum. The auction proceeds benefit local veterans projects.
The VFW Post is at 1104 S. Main St./U.S. Highway 19,  Chiefland.
To donate or for more information, contact Linda Hingson at 352-493-1847, or email lshing@bellsouth.net.

SVP youth play at Chief Theater
Suwannee Valley Players" Summer Youth Production of C.S. Lewis’ classic “The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe" continues this weekend. This production brings to life on stage the tale of Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, who in a summer visit to the country find themselves in a battle of good versus evil in the fantasy world of Narnia.
 Advance tickets will be on sale the week of June 25 and will be available from Curves of Chiefland. Ticket prices are $10 general admission; $8 seniors, military personnel, and students; and $5 under 12.

July 28

SVP's Golden Gravel Awards Night
 The Suwannee Valley Players  host the 2nd Golden Gravel Awards night. This gala event celebrates the completion of another year of quality live performances for the Tri-County area. The public is invited to share in the celebration with dinner and entertainment at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and will go on sale the week of June 22 at the box office and Curves of Chiefland.

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.

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, yar