Community Calendar for the week of May 26

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Library after school movie
The Luther Callaway Public Library will have an after school program with a movie and popcorn at 5 p.m. The movie is the 2010 remake of the movie Gulliver's Travels starring Jack Black, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt. The 85-minute film is rated PG for brief rude humor, mild language and action.
For more information, contact Jenny Rodgers at 352-486-5552.

Tourist council to meet
The Levy County Tourist Development Council will have its bi-monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the Levy County Visitor's Bureau, 620 N. Hathaway, Ave., Bronson. The meeting is open to the public.


Bronson COG fishing tourney
The Bronson Church of God is hosting a fishing tournament that will start at the Waccasassa boat ramp at 7 a.m., and end at the ramp at 4 p.m. Entry fees are $20 per person and are non-refundable. Cash prizes will be awarded in three categories: largest red fish, largest trout and most weight overall. Registration must be done by 7 a.m. For a detailed list of all rules and regulations, contact Jessica Nobles at 352-486-4924 or email jnobles83107@bellsouth.net.

Bronson Library Friends meeting
There will be a meeting of the Bronson Library Friends at 10 a.m. at the Bronson Library. The meeting is to plan the next book sale at the end of June.


AMVETS yard sale
AMVETS Auxillary #88 is having a yard sale ay 10050 N.E. State Road 24 (east of Bronson Speedway) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The event is open to the general public.


Chiefland Quarterback Club meeting
The Chiefland High Quarterback Club meets at 6 p.m. in the film room, which is next to the weight room that's connected to the gym. Officers for the 2011-12 school year will be selected and the budget will be approved. CHS's Quarterback Club serves as the football team's booster club. For more information, email Abraham Blitch at abraham@abidingfaith.net

June 2

School Board ESE meeting
The School Board of Levy County, through its Exceptional Student Education department, is in the process of reviewing and surveying needs for services within the school district for the upcoming 2011-12 school year.
The public is invited to provide input at a meeting from 3-4 p.m., in the ESE/SS Conference Room at the School Board's offices , 350 School St., Bronson. Discussions will include planning for the expenditure of anticipated Federal grant dollars for students with disabilities under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).
For more information, contact Dr. Rosalind Hall, ESE Director, at 352-486-5260.

June 4

Vendors, contestants sought
for Watermelon Festival
The 57th Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival's sponsor, the Chiefland Woman's Club, is looking for local craft vendors and taking applications for all watermelon pageants. For the first time the club is offering a $500 scholarship to the 2011 Chiefland Watermelon Queen. For more information, call 352-493-9653.
For inquiries about the Watermelon Pageant, call 352-493-7304, parade 352-493-2221, or sponsorship 352-493-0911.

Luther Callaway Book Sale
The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library, N.E. 1st Ave., Chiefland, is conducting a book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and in conjunction with the Chiefland Watermelon Festival. There will be hundreds of hard cover books, paperbacks, audio books, videos and children's books for sale at great prices.Hardly anything more than $1 and most will be priced for much less. Buy a reusable tote bag for $5 and take away as many books and items as it will hold.
For more information, contact Tom Reitz at 352-493-1896 or 352-494-5413 or email tomreitz@msn.com. All proceeds benefit the library.

Youth Summer Expo
See and sign up for the summer activities available for youth in Levy and surrounding counties as part of the Youth Summer Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the 4-H Pavilion, 625 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. Refreshments will be provided. The camps are sponsored by the Levy County Juvenile Justice Council. For more information, call 352-528-3060.

June 13

Suwannee trail association to meet
The Suwannee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association has its monthly meeting from 7-9 p.m. at the Suwannee River Management District office, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak. The public is welcome as the program will feature a series of photos taken by various members during the 2010-11 hiking and paddling season.
The Suwannee Chapter maintains many miles of Florida National Scenic Trail along the banks of the Suwannee River in Madison, Hamilton and Suwannee counties. For more information, contact Sylvia Dunnam at 352-3256 or by email at dunnams@windstream.net.

June 13-17, June 27-July 1

CHS volleyball camp
The Chiefland High School volleyball team is hosting volleyball camp for children ages 7-13. The camp is from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the high school gym. Coaches and varsity players will instruct the basics, such as rules, passing, serving, hitting, setting, and fitness and conditioning training. Cost of the camp is $55 and will include a T-shirt, daily snack and lunch on Friday. The cost of pre-registration is $50. For more information, call 352-949-4556.

July 2

Williston festival and fireworks
The City of Williston is hosting its Independence Day Festival and Fireworks at Horseman Park, 803 S.W. 19th Ave., Williston. A parade down main street begins at 5 p.m., Horseman's Park opens at 6 p.m. and the opening ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. with the Shane Wooten Band followed by a fireworks display. Bring a lawn chair or blanket,bug spray and a patriotic attitude.

July 4
Fireworks at Celebrate Cedar Key
Celebrate Cedar Key kicks off with a parade at 10 a.m. After the parade, opening ceremonies will be at Cedar Key City Park, followed by live music, games for kids and food booths throughout the day.
The Cedar Key Pirates in Paradise are planning a fan "Pirate School" and treasure hunt for kids, too. Festivities run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fireworks will follow that evening at dark and will be launched from Cemetery Point.
If you would like to make a donation to Celebrate Cedar Key, contact Bruce Wilson at 352-543-5375, or drop of your check at city hall. If you would like to promote your business during the event, contact Brandy Oliver at 352-543-9109, or by email at brandyhristov@yahoo.com.

July 16
The Chiefland basketball program is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and three-point shootout on July 16 at the Chiefland High School and Middle School gyms. Registration begins at 8 a.m., games start at 9 p.m., and a three-point contest will be approximately at noon.
The tournament is open to anyone in ninth grade or older, and it's not just for folks from Chiefland. High school aged students will need parental permission. The entry fee is $50 per team, with a five-member max per team. The first place team will receive tournament champion T-shirts and a team trophy. Only the first 16 teams to sign up will get into the tournament and each team is guaranteed a minimum of three games in a pool-style format.
The 3-point contest includes a $10 entry fee. The winner will take home 25 percent of the total entry fees collected for the three-point contest.
For more information, email Bobby Schultz at schultzr@pdo8.org or call at 352-221-1312.

Aug. 17
Working Group meeting
The Fanning and Manatee Springs Working Group will meet at Otter Springs. This is a change of date from the previously scheduled Aug. 10 meeting.

Sept. 24
The Business Women's Alliance of the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the original Women's Health & Fitness Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Crystal River. Preregister your firm before June 17 and choose preferred exhibit space. After June 17, registration will open to health-, fitness- and wellness-related organizations on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, call 352-795-3149.

Nov. 5
Classic car show in Chiefland
The Tri-County CFGC presents the Chiefland Flea Market Cassic Car Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon, with awards schedule to begin at 2 p.m.
Classic, late models and motorcycles are welcome with separate judging for the top 20 in each category. There will be dash plaques to the first 50 vehicles and music by DJ Jeff. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local veterans' organization.
Preregister by Oct. 29 for an entry fee of $15. The entry fee is $20 on the day of the show. For more information, contact Ron Tucker at 352-493-7846 or by email at phillips1311@bellsouth.net.

Dec. 10
Classic car show in Fanning Springs
The Tri-County CFGC and the Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce present the 16th annual Festival of Lights at Fort Fanning Park. Registration is from 9-noon, with awards beginning at 3 p.m.
Classics, late models and imports welcome. Dash plaques to the first 50 vehicles. There will be food and drinks as well as music by DJ Jeff. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots.
Preregister by Dec. 3 for an entry fee of $15. The entry fee is $20 on the day of the show. For more information, contact Ron Tucker at 352-493-7846 or by email at phillips1311@bellsouth.net.