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Community Calendar for the week of June 19

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 Today

 

Tourism task force to meet in Cedar Key

The monthly meeting of Visit Natural North Florida (the Original Florida Tourism Task Force) will be held on Thursday, June 19, at 10 a.m., at the Island Hotel and Restaurant, in Cedar Key.

Fore more information, call Steven Dopp at 352-955-2200, ext. 109.

 

AMVETS Post No. 88 meetings 

(Second Thursdays of the month)

AMVETS Post 88 meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The Sons of AMVETS meets the second Wednesday 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.

 

Today, Monday, Tuesday

 

Chiefland Walking Club

The Walking Club is starting again. All interested in walking are welcome. We will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Chiefland Skateboard Park. Scheduled days to walk are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. The goal will be to walk two miles or as much as you can. If you don't want to walk, bring your bike and ride along with us. Everyone is invited.  For more information, contact Alice Monyei at 352-262-4224.

 

Friday

 

Chiefland Chamber meeting 

The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce meets on Friday, June 27, at noon in the Community Room at Haven Hospice care facility in Chiefland. 

Members and prospective members are asked to make their reservations for the luncheon meeting by Monday, June 23, by contacting the Chamber Office at 352-493-1849.

The speaker is Michelle Barron of  “Food for Kids,” a local organization that provides meals for school students when they are not in session.

The sponsor for this month's meeting is BubbaQue's of Chiefland. 

Chamber monthly meetings are casual, friendly and informative. If someone who is interested in finding out more about the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce, feel free to attend. 

 

Check out classy cars 

The Tri-County Cruisers Club meets to show off its classic vehicles from 6:30-8 p.m. on Fridays at the Gathering Table in Chiefland. Just show up to show your car and have a good time.

 

Post family night 

(4th Friday of the month)

Join American Legion Post 91, in Trenton, for Family Night every fourth Friday at 6 p.m.  The Post serves dinner for a donation of $5 for adults, $2.50 for children and will be showing a family-oriented movie. Admission for the movie is free. The American Legion Auxiliary uses the donations for the dinner and snacks, to help with programs, activities and needed supplies for the Veterans and children in our community.  

The Legion Post is located on US 129 on the curve between Trenton and Bell, across from the Field of Dreams.

 

Saturday

 

Barbecue dinner   

The  Chiefland United Methodist Men are hosting a Falling Off the Bone BBQ Ribs Fund Raiser Dinner Saturday, June 21, from 5-7 p.m. in the basement fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church at 707 N Main Street, Chiefland. A suggested donation is $10 per plate. The menu includes ribs, rolls, baked beans, cole slaw, drink and dessert.  Children under 10 eating in are free. All take-outs are $10.

 

Humanists speak

The Humanists of North Central Florida will offer “Freedom Begins with Free Thinkers” Saturday, June 21, at 2 p.m., at Cypress Hall, Master the Possibilities Education Center, On Top of the World Communities, 8415 SW 80th Street. 

The talk by David Williamson is to promote Humanism, a progressive life stance that, without supernaturalism, affirms the ability and responsibility to lead meaningful lives capable of adding to the greater good. 

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Allie Gore at 352-547-9670 or visit www.Humanistsncfl.org.

 

AMVETS Ladies yard sale

The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary No. 88, 10050 N.E.  State Road in Bronson, will be having a yard sale fundraiser on Saturday,  June 14, from 8  a.m until 2 p.m. The proceeds will be going to the Fisher House in Gainesville. 

 

Monday

 

Grand Slam Bridge

Playdate 10 a.m. to 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.

 

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 meets

The Board of Directors of Central Florida Community Action Agency will meet on Tuesday, June 24, at 3 p.m. at UF/IFAS Levy County Extension Office, 625 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. 

Board committees will meet via teleconferencing Thursday, June 19, beginning at 10 a.m.

For more information, call Monique Harrison at 352-373-7667, ext. 207, or email mharrison@cfcaa.org.

 

Post bingo

Every Tuesday night at the American Legion Post in Trenton is Bingo night.  Games begin at 7 p.m.  The Canteen is open so that you can come early and have dinner.  There are the regular items - drinks, candy, popcorn, chips, but the Post also has hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, French fries and personal-sized pizza.  

The proceeds from Bingo go to the Veterans and youth in our community.  

The Legion Post is located on US 129 on the curve between Trenton and Bell, across from the Field of Dreams. 

 

Wednesday

 

AARP meeting

The next meeting of AARP Chapter 2133 is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17.  As usual, the meeting will be at Otter Springs Campground in Gilchrist County.  The meeting starts at 10:30 a.m.

David Peaton, Emergency Operations Director for Gilchrist County, will be speaking.

The lunch will be barbeque chicken. Please bring sides and desserts to go with it, and, as always, remember to bring canned goods, used cell phones and used eyeglasses for the disadvantaged. 

For more information, call 386-935-4720.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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. 

 

Visit your legislator 

The last Wednesday of each month State Rep. Charlie Stone, who represents Levy County in the Florida House, will be in the office at the Old Train Depot for open visits from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

June 26

 

Hospice volunteer opportunities

Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast will conduct its next general orientation class for new volunteers on Thursday, June 26, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at 304 N. Main Street, Chiefland. This prepares volunteers to assist in our offices and at the Thrift & Gift Shoppe. To assist patients and their families, you will also need to complete the patient support training class, offered from 12 to 1:30 p.m. that day. For information or to reserve your space, call Volunteer Services Manager Barbara Leanza at 352-493-1181 (866-642-0962 toll free).

 

June 27

 

Dunnellon concert

Need a break from the routine?  Come join folks at the Dunnellon Train Depot Friday, June 27, at 7:15 p.m. for a fun filled concert by The Dane Myers Band for just $10 per person.  

 Tickets can be purchased at Grumbles House Antiques & Garden Shop at 20799 Walnut St., Dunnellon.

 

Junbe 28

 

Kids fishing tournament

The Suwannee River Shrine Club is hosting a fishing tournament for children Saturday, June 28, at the Hart Springs Boat Ramp.

Children 5 to 15 years of age are welcome. The entry fee is $30, and sign up at the boat ramp is at 5:30 a.m. Weigh in is at 11 a.m.

A lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers will be served at noon. Prizes will be awarded for largest bass, brim, trash fish and total boat weight.

For more information, call 325-221-2882 or 386-623-7798.

 

July 5

 

Horseshoe Beach July 4th event

The 5th Annual Horseshoe Beach Fireworks & Seafood Festival will be on Saturday, July 5th.  The seafood will be provided by local fisherman and shrimpers.  The fireworks show will be put on by the Cherry family, the founders of the fireworks show at Horseshoe Beach, and Jerry Ford, owner of Fantastic Fireworks in Newberry. 

The vendors will be assigned their spot by Mayor Laura Wigglesworth and her husband Dennis. 

Come early and enjoy all the food and festivities in our small town atmosphere with a huge fireworks bang.

Please contact Dennis Buckley for any information at (352) 498-5405 or (352) 498-5986.  

 

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.