Community Calendar for the week of May 5

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Check out Romeo and Juliet this weekend

The Chiefland Middle School Drama Club is performing “Romeo and Juliet – Together (and Alive!) at Last” for the public at 7 p.m. at the Chiefland High Sschool Auditorium.  Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students.  Proceeds support this and future drama productions only.

“Romeo and Juliet – Together (and Alive!) at Last” will be a treat.  After discovering that two friends secretly like each other, a group of middle school students attempt to get these two shy friends together by putting on the romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, and casting the two students in the lead roles.  What results is a hilarious comedy of errors which will have you looking at this classic in a whole new light.




Shrine Club breakfast

The Suwannee River Shrine Club will hold its monthly country breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at the clubhouse on State Road 26, about a half-mile north of Fanning Springs.

The menu includes sausage, eggs, bacon, biscuits, sausage gravy, grits, pancakes and coffee for $6 per person.


Equestrian drill team performs

The Great Adventure Drill Team will host its annual Summer Funshows on May 7, June 4, June 25 and August 6 at 6 p.m. at Williston Horseman’s Park, located 1.5 miles south of Williston on U.S. Highway 41. Contestants from all over Florida will compete for a buckle and other prizes.

Spectators admitted free, and food and drinks will be available. There will be barrel racing and pole bending, and some unusual races, such as the freezie pop race. For more information email info@greatadventuredrillteam.com or call 352-225-1225




Balloon release

The Hope Rising Mother's Day Balloon Release is at 4 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Service, 1301 North Young Blvd., Chiefland. Join us as we release balloons into the heavens in honor of mom. This is a free community event and a celebratory occasion to remember moms who have passed away, as well as moms who have lost a child. For more information, call 352-493-0050.




Springs workshop

The public is invited to the meeting of the Fanning and Manatee Springs Working Group from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Otter Springs Park, 6470 SW 80th Ave., 3.5 miles north of Fanning Springs. Join community members to learn about Fanning and Manatee Springs and work together to protect water flowing to these valuable community assets. Learn about the rule that protects water flow in Fanning and Manatee Springs, farm and forest management practices to protect groundwater flowing to springs, and new information on sources of nitrate pollution in groundwater that flows in to Fanning and Manatee Springs. For more information contact, Carol Lippincott at 352-377-8693 or at carol_lippincott@cox.net.

May 14


Deaf/Hearing Impaired Club meets

Deaf/Hearing Impaired Club of Levy County meets from 5-7:30 p.m. Meeting will be at the First Baptist Church in Bronson. All family members and friends of the Deaf/Hearing Impaired are invited, too. Please bring a covered dish. If you will be attending, contact Violet at 352-361-7768. This is a good time of fellowship.









Music and horses

The 7th Annual May Day Qualifier begins at 7 p.m. in Canterbury Arena in Newberry. The event features horses performing to musical themes for prize money and prestige. Admission is $5 per car to park. Food is available. Please leave your dogs at home. For more information, call 352-472-6758.


May 20


1st Annual Casino Night

The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 1st Annual Casino Night from 6-9 p.m. with a prize auction to follow. This event will be at BubbaQues, in the conference room. Tickets go on sale on May 2. There will be Black Jack, Roulette, Texas Hold’em, Craps and Luck of the Draw. There will be many great auction items to spend your “winnings” on. Space is limited so please RSVP. For more information or to RSVP, call the chamber office at 352-493-1849


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  




Senior Citizen Center Activities

The Chiefland Senior Center, 305 S.W. 1st St.. behind the Deer Camp Store on South Main Street is open and offering a full slate of activities free of charge. They include: 

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, information,  1:30-3:30 p.m. 

Hot meals are served each week day at noon.

For additional information, call 352-490-7055.


Walking club 

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, especially beginners. For more information, contact Swain Strickland at the Levy County Health Department at 352-486-5300.


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.


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 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 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.


Dixie Humane Society sale

The Dixie Humane Society has a weekly Indoor/ Outdoor Yard Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The society is located off 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 through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donated items can be dropped at the building picked up after a phone. Any unsold items from a yard/garage sale can also be picked up. For more 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, except June, July and August.The meetings are at the Levy County Extension Office, U.S. Highway 27A in Bronson. For information, contact Mary Anne Ostroman at 352-528-5076.


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.


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, write at 3316 Pico, Santa Monica, Calif., 90405 or emailstitchfromheart@aol.com