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Community Calendar for the week of November 1

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HAPPENING NOW

 

Through Nov. 12

 

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Vets Day celebration

The city of Williston will host the 2012 Levy County Veterans Day Parade and ceremony Monday, Nov. 12.

The parade will kick off around 11 a.m. and wind its way down Noble Avenue to Heritage Park on North Main Street for a short program that will include music and guest speakers.

All veterans and their families will be treated to free hot dogs and drinks at the park. Special tributes will be given to the men and women who served in our Armed Forces.

Any organization or individual that wants to participate in the parade should contact Frances Taylor at Frances.Taylor@ci.williston.fl.us or call  352-528-3060.

 

Through Nov. 21

 

Scarecrow City display

Scarecrow City, a project sponsored by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce, is on exhibit at Trailhead Park on U.S. Highway 19 South in Chiefland.  Businesses and community groups created the displays. 

 

 

Today-Saturday

 

Disabled vets yard sale

The Disabled Veterans Auxiliary Unit 63 will hold a yard sale. The group is also seeking donations for the sale. To donate, call Millie at 352-498-3899 to arrange a drop-off. Drop-off can also be done at the post at 125 S.E. 165th Ave. (Airport Road), Cross City, on any Wednesday or Saturday between 2-5 p.m.

 

Tonight

 

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.

 

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.

 

Friday

 

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.

 

Jackpot Bingo

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

 

Saturday

 

Cookie walk, bazaar, sale at UMC

The Sun Shine Disciples of First United Methodist Church of Chiefland is having their famous Cookie Walk Bazaar & Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  There will be many plants, Christmas  decorations, jewelry and many more items for sale. All proceeds will be going to local missions.

A light lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

The church is at 707 N. Main St., Chiefland.

 

AMVETS ladies yard sale

The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary 22 in Fanning Springs holds its annual yard sale from 8 a.m. until all the bargains are gone. The sale will be at the post home, 17313 U.S. Highway 19, Fanning Springs. For more information, call Judy Benton at 352-221-0488.

 

American Legion holding two benefits

American Legion Post No. 383 in Old Town, is having a turkey shoot beginning at 10 a.m. and a fund-raising dinner for Pam Johnson. 

The post is at 1297 N.E. 82 Ave. (Old Chavous Road off  U.S. Highway 19), Old Town. 

Shooters must bring their own guns, the Post has ammunition and prizes will be awarded. This turkey shoot is dedicated to the late Paul Johnson who helped out with the turkey shoots. All proceeds go to the Pam Johnson Benefit. 

The benefit for Johnson's widow, Pam Johnson, begins at 1 p.m. Music will be provided by the Norris Brothers, who are part of the Section 8 Band.  A chicken or steak dinner will be served  for a nominal donation.  There will be 50/50's and perhaps a drawing or two. For more information, call 352-542-2021.

 

Mondays

 

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.

 

Tuesdays

 

American Legion bingo

American Legion Post 91 bingo game held weekly at 7 p.m. is open to Tri-County Area residents. The Post 91 bingo hall is smoke-free and no alcohol is served. Proceeds support programs for veterans and youth in the community. The post is located on U.S. Highway 129 between the towns of Trenton and Bell (across the highway from the “Field of Dreams”). 

 

Wednesdays

 

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 Gilchrist County Veterans Service Officer Jim Mash will be available to answer questions about benefits and services available to veterans.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. Albans 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. 

 

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.

 

November 8

 

WWII veterans meeting

World War II Vets will meet at the Moose Lodge No. 325 at 8231 N.W. 167th Place, Fanning Springs at 11:30 a.m. 

To get there from U.S. Highway 19/98 in Fanning Springs, turn east at the Sugar Shack Storage Units  and on the left side of the street about a block down is the Moose Lodge. Please bring along a caregiver, spouse or fellow veteran.

For more information, call Virginia Lewis, 1-352-528-2310.

 

 CHS Band dinner 

The Chiefland High School Band is hosting its Spirit Night from 5 to 9 p.m. at Beef-O-Brady's on U.S. Highway 19 north of Chiefland. A portion of the sales will be donated to the band. Please remember to tell your server you are there for the band in order for it to receive the donation.

 

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.

 

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.

 

November 9

 

Veterans honored at luncheon

Veterans in the Tri-County Area will be honored for their service at a free luncheon at Usher Community Center hosted by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services. 

The annual event is free to veterans. The guest speaker is retired Lt. Cmdr Elden H. Luffman, a former military chaplain and World War II veteran. He also is the author of “Bringing God To War.”

Seating is limited so veterans are asked to RSVP by Monday, Nov. 5 to Pam Leaptrot at 352-493-0050.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 12

 

County celebrates veterans

The city of Williston will host the 2012 Veterans Day Parade and ceremony. The parade will kick off around 11 a.m. and wind its way down Noble Avenue to Heritage Park on North Main Street for a short program that will include music and guest speakers.

All veterans and their families will be treated with free hot dogs and drinks at the park. Special tributes will be given to the men and women who served in our Armed Forces.

Any organization or individual that wants to participate in the parade should contact Frances Taylor at   Frances.Taylor@ci.williston.fl.us or call  352-528-3060.

 

November 14

 

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, please call (352) 542-7788. 

 

November 16

 

Chamber moves meeting

The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce has moved its meeting from the fourth Friday of the month to the third Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The group meets at noon in the community room at the Haven Hospice Care Center in Chiefland. Drummond Community Bank is the sponsor of the November luncheon. To reserve a place, call the Chamber Office at 352-493-1849.

 

November 17

Appreciation for old cars helps children

The 2nd Annual North Florida Operation Christmas Child Antique Cars, Classic Cars, and Old Cars Appreciation Day sponsored by WQLC-102FM, Power Country Radio Station, will be 9 a.m. to noon  at the station at 9206 W. U.S. Highway 90 in Lake City.

Participant are asked to bring a gift-filled shoe box or to adopt a shoebox for $20 per participant. Lunch will be provided by the sponsor. 

Please reserve your space for the show and a seat for lunch by contacting Colleen Ruehl by Nov. 1 at 850-556-1787, via mail to 12545 S.E. County Road 25A, Jasper, FL 32052 or via email to jcruehl@aol.com.

Shoebox labels and “How to Pack a Shoe Box” information is at www.samaritanspurse.org/occ/.

 

November 23

 

Christmas celebration

The annual Cedar Key Christmas Celebration will kick-off this event with a tree lighting ceremony in the Park. 

 

December 1

 

Christmas Festival in Chiefland

The annual Christmas Festival will be held at Trailhead Park on U.S. 19 South. The city will also have its annual parade. 

 

December 7

Candlelight remembrance of loved ones

An evening of music, hope, and healing is the theme for the 2012 Hope Illuminates Candlelight Remembrance...to Honor the Memory of our Loved Ones. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services at 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland.  The remembrance will include an inspirational speaker, memorial video tribute and interactive candle lighting followed by a cookie and  hot chocolate social. To RSVP, submit a photograph for the memorial video or for additional info, contact Pam Leaptrot at 352-493-0050 

 

 

 

 

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, Beef O'Brady's ,meeting room, U.S. Highway 19 North, 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.

 

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.