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Community Calendar for the week of June 13

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Throughout the month

 

Chiefland Senior Citizen 

Center activities

The Chiefland Senior Center located at 305 S.W. 1st St., behind the Deer Camp Store on South Main Street, has free activities. 

On Monday and Wednesday, exercise is at 9 a.m.; Monday has bridge at 10 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday has bingo, from 9 a.m. to noon; Wednesday has a crafts class at 10 a.m. to noon, and Friday has Line Dancing at 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.

Hot meals are served each weekday at noon. 

For more information call 352-490-7055.

 

Today

 

WWII veterans meeting

"World  War II Vets and Proud of It" will meet at Hobo's in Trenton at 11:30 a.m. The group meets in the three or four counties from September through June. We lost one of our members, Mary Ann McQueen. She passed away this month. Please come and bring a friend, spouse or caregiver. Any questions please call Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310.

 

Friday

 

Ribbon cutting at O'Reilly's 

The Chiefland Chamber of Commerce is hosting a ribbon cutting at noon at the new O’Reilly’s Auto Parts store at 1019 N.W. 21st Ave. in Chiefland.  The event is open to Chamber members that would like to come and show their support of a new business in Chiefland.  

 

Scrapbooking for seniors 

The Suwannee Adult Residence and Wellness Center offers SALT (Senior Adult Life Tapestry) Scrapbooking the 1st Friday of every month at 3 Pp.m. at Suwannee Bell. For more info, contact Annette Derks at 352-535-7681, Suwannee Bell, 282 S.E. 989th St, Fanning Springs.

 

Knitters, crocheters gather

A knitting and crocheting group also meets at 2:30 p.m. on Fridays at the Bronson Public Library on U.S. 27A. 

 

Classy cars at Taco Bell

The Tri-County Cruisers Club meets to show off its 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.

 

Jackpot bingo

Landrum Memorial American Legion Post 236 hosts Jackpot Bingo at 7 p.m. on Fridays. Post 236 is located at 9550 NE U.S. Highway 27A, Bronson. For more information, call 352-486-5003.

 

Sunday

Father's Day!

 

A Father’s Day Remembrance 

Join Haven Hospice and Hiers-Baxley Community Services at 4 p.m. for “Love Blooms Where It Is Planted”, a Father’s Day remembrance to honor fathers who have passed on as well as fathers who have lost a child.

The event will be at 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland, in the Courtyard Garden at Haven Hospice. 

This is a free community event. For more information on how to participate, call Haven Hospice at 493-2333 or Hiers-Baxley at 493-0050. 

 

Monday

 

Operation Christmas Child benefit

Beef O' Brady's on U.S. Highway 19, north of Chiefland will host an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox benefit from 5 to 9 p.m. Beef O'Brady's will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from orders to transport Operation Christmas Child's "shoeboxes" from the area to Atlanta. 

Churches, schools and many more will be making "shoeboxes"—filled with  toys, school supplies and basic necessities. They are given to needy children in 100 countries. 

For more information, call Juanita at 352-339-0747.

 

Wednesday

 

AMVETS Post No. 88 

Auxiliary meetings

AMVETS Post 88 Auxiliary meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The meetings are at the post home.

 

Legion Auxiliary meeting

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 383, Old Town, meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in becoming a member, call 352-542-7788. 

 

Children's Table welcomes seniors

The Children's Table facility at 680 W. Thrasher Dr, Bronson, will be open to area seniors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A light lunch will be served.

 

Stamp club

The Gen. Francis Marion Stamp Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 1 p.m. at the Bank of the Ozarks, 8375 S.W. Highway 200, in Ocala. Doors open at noon. The club also meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church library, 6455 S.W. Highway 200 at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.ocalagfmstampclub.com. 

 

Veterans open house

All veterans are invited to American Legion Post 91 Meeting Hall every Wednesday from 7 to 9 a.m. for free donuts and coffee during the weekly Veterans Open House. The post is located on U.S. Highway 129 between the towns of Trenton and Bell (across the highway from the “Field of Dreams”). 

 

TOPS meeting

The Chiefland TOPS group 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.

 

June 20

 

Camera Club

Branford Camera Club meets at 7 p.m. at Cuzin's Restaurant on U.S. Highway 129, across from Scaff's  Market in Branford.  

The Branford Camera Club meets on the third Thursday of each month. For more information,  contact: Carolyn Hogue, program chair, 386-935-2044; Dick Madden, technical consultant, 386-935-0296 or Skip Weigel, technical consultant, 386-9382.

 

Regional planning meeting cancelled

The Withlacoochee Regional Planning Commission Board meeting is cancelled due to lack of general business at this time.  The next meeting will be Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 10

 

UMC summer bash

The First United Methodist Church Annual Epic End of Summer Bash  is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This free event is designed to help parents and kids get ready to go back to school. Many businesses and organizations will be on hand to provide information on services, free school supplies, free haircuts, and more. There is also lots of food and fun including a water slide, dunking booth, zip-line, and more. It's a great opportunity for community connection.  If your business or organization would like to be included, please contact Diana Child  at the First United Methodist Church at 352-493-4627 or email fumc_chf@yahoo.com.

 

 

ONGOING

 

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, 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.