Community Calendar for the week of November 14

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Through Tuesday


Scarecrow City

Chiefland Chamber’s “Scarecrow City” is on display in Trailhead Park by the Old Train Depot at U.S. Highway 19 and Southeast 2nd Avenue.




Photo show

The Branford Camera Club will hold its 2nd Annual Photo Show on Friday, Nov. 15, from 5 - 7 p.m., in the meeting room at Cuzin’s Restaurant in Branford (across from Scaff’s Market).  The show is free and open to the public, both for entry and viewing.

The public's best black and white and color images are welcome.  You don’t have to be a member to participate.  For more information, email dchogue@windstream.net.




4 Pets Sake Fabulous yard sale to benefit spay/neuter program   

Looking for some great deals, even collectibles? Make plans to be at Bells & Whistles storage units in Bell, across from Dollar General, Sat. Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. That’s where the bargains will be.  Don’t forget our website 4petssake.org. For more information, call  386-935-0975 or email fourpetssake@windstream.net.


Bronson Library Book Sale and Raffle

Last chance to buy a ticket in the Bronson public library's Thanksgiving Turkey Raffle.  A $25 Gift Certificate to Winn-Dixie will be raffled off.  Just purchase one raffle ticket for $1 or 3 tickets for $2. Tickets must be purchased by noon at the library. The drawing is at noon.

The Bronson Friends of the Library will hold a Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  All paperbacks are 10 cents and hardbacks are 50 cents.  Many other items are also at reduced prices.  Call the Bronson Library at 352-486-2015 for more information or to donate books.


Yankeetown fall book sale

It is time again to load up your library with your winter reads. The Friends of the A.F. Knotts Public Library will hold their Fall Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 11 56th St., Yankeetown. The sale will continue through the following Thursday during library hours Tuesday, 3 p.m.-8 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

If you can’t make it during the week, look for us at the Yankeetown Seafood Festival the weekend of Nov. 23-24 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Riverside Drive. For more information, visit www.friendsofafknotts.com.




Lady Indians Spirit Night

The Lady Indians will be having a spirit night at Beef O' Brady's from 5-9 p.m.. A portion of the proceeds for each order will go to the program when you mention the Lady Indians to your server. 


Crochet Club

The Chiefland Crochet Club meets the second Monday of the month at 5 p.m. at the Luther Callaway Public Library in Chiefland. Anyone interested in needle work of any sort is welcome to attend. 


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.


Dunnellon library book sale 

The Friends of the Dunnellon Library will hold a book sale at their bookstore from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday, through Nov. 26. Everything in the store is half price, including specially priced items.

The store will be closed Nov. 27-29. The store is at 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon. For information, call 352-438-2520. All sales benefit the Dunnellon Public Library




W.A.R. quarterly meeting, turkey dinner

The Withlacoochee Area Residents’ 5th Annual Turkey Dinner and quarterly meeting, open to the public, is at 6 p.m. at the Yankeetown-Inglis Woman’s Club. Dr. Robert L. Knight, will do a presentation on "Unintended Consequences: The Interconnected Lower Withlacoochee River System.”

Knight is a consulting environmentalist located in Gainesville and the president of the Howard T. Odum Springs Institute. 

For more information, email warinc.directors@gmail.com. 


AMVETS Post No. 88 

Auxiliary meetings

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.





Legion Auxiliary meeting

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 383, Old Town, meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. For information, call 352-542-7788. 


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.


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.


 November 22


Chiefland Chamber meeting

The Chamber members normally meet the 4th Friday of each month, but the November meeting has been moved to Friday, November 22, at noon in the Haven Hospice meeting room located at 311 N.E. 9th St. (off U.S. Highway 27A). A buffet lunch will be provided compliments of Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union.

All Chamber members are invited to share in monthly meetings, welcome our newest members to the chamber, and listen to the speaker of the month. 

Seating space is limited so please reserve your seat by emailing chieflandchamber@bellsouth.net or by calling 352-493-1849. 


 November 23 — 24


The Yankeetown Arts, Crafts 

& Seafood Festival

The Yankeetown Arts, Crafts & Seafood Festival will be on the tree-lined boulevard of Riverside Drive in Yankeetown – an “old Florida” coastal village on Florida’s Nature Coast. Free admission. There will be food and beverages, entertainment, fine arts, crafts, games and unique merchandise. On Saturday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. Bill Haley Jr. and the Comets will perform at Ike's Old Florida Kitchen at the Izaak Walton Lodge. General admission tickets at $20 in advance, $25 at the gate, and bring a chair. Preferred admission, which includes seats, is $40 in advance. For more information, call 352-447-4899.


 November 27


Visit with your legislator

State Rep. Charlie Stone (R-District 22), who represents Levy County in the Legislature, will hold office hours in Chiefland between 9 and 11:30 a.m. in the Old Train Depot in Trailhead Park. He will also hold office hours in Cedar Key City Hall from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Stone can be contacted through either his Ocala office by calling 352-291-4436 or at 3001 S.W. College Road, Suite 104, Ocala, or his Capitol office by calling 850-717-5022 or 1003 The Capitol, Tallahassee. 


Friday November 29


Chiuefland Christmas fest parade deadline

The deadline to get registration forms in for annual Chiefland Christmas Festival Parade is Nov. 29. This year's theme is “The Spirit of Christmas Past.” Partcipants are encouraged to celebrate Christmas from your favorite decade.


November 29-30


Clay Landing Days return 

Manatee Springs State Park will be transformed into a living history lesson on the first magnitude spring and life during the area's early settlement with re-enactors for the annual Clay Landing Days from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. 

The park is at 11650 N.W. 115th St., Chiefland.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Manatee Springs State Park, along with the Friends of Manatee Springs (the park’s Citizen Support Organization), will host 


Clay Landing Days will feature rides through the north trail system where visitors will experience the lifestyle of early settlers and Seminole Indians. One of the rides is accessible to persons with disabilities with little or no assistance, including wheelchairs. On Saturday there will be a music performance done by local Suwannee Cracker, Bill Roberson.

Clay Landing Days activities are free with a paid park admission of $6 per carload of up to eight people.  Breakfast will be available to park visitors for a $3 donation per person. 

For more information, call the park at 352-493-6072 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org.


December 6-8 and 13-15

'Peter Pan' at Chief Theater

"Peter Pan,” written by J.M. Barry in 1904, will be coming to the Chief Theater, home of the Suwannee Valley Players.

For more information, leave a message at 352-493-ARTS and your call will be returned, or visit SVPlayers.org.


Saturday, December 7

Chiefland Christmas Festival

Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce Winter Christmas Festival In Trailhead Park by the Old Train Depot, U.S. Highway 19 and Southeast 2nd Avenue . The Christmas Festival Parade

heme is “The Spirit of Christmas Past.” Participants are encouraged to celebrate Christmas from your favorite decade.


Rudolf's Run returns 

The 2nd Annual Rudolf 5K Fun

Run starts at 9 a.m. Check in and pick up your packet at the Chiefland High School football field between 7-9 a.m. The first 50 entrants get a T-shirt and jingle bells. The cost is $20 pre-registration (send to the Chiefland Chamber) or $25 the day of the run. Contact Prentice Spann 352-463-6440 for more details.



Christmas under the stars

The City of Fanning Springs will host the first “Christmas Under the Stars and a Boat  

Show” at Fort Fanning Springs Historical Park. Events include a Classic Car Show at 9 a.m., Santa visit 2-4 p.m., live music with Gina Jewell Cowsert starting at 4 p.m., tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. and a boat show on the Suwannee River led by Neil Boyer at 7 p.m.  At 7:30 p.m. the Fanning Springs Fire Rescue will entertain with a water show. Food vendors will be on hand during the day and evening events.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Entry in the boat show is free. To participate in the lighted boat  

show, call Fanning Springs City Hall at 352-463-1880 or [352-463-7222 to be placed on the list.  You will need to attend the captains' meeting on Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. at Fanning Springs City Hall. For more  

information call City Hall. 


Saturday, March 15

Quilt show in Trenton

For the seventh consecutive year, Trenton will be ablaze with quilts flying from shops, businesses and government buildings up and down Main Street and beyond for the Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival, Florida’s only outdoor quilt show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

For more information, contact Stephanie Metts, (352) 316-5900.


May 2

The Relay for Life of the Tri-Counties will begin at 6 p.m. and walk, walk, walk through Saturday at 6 a.m. The Nature Coast (Chiefland), Dixie and Gilchrist have combined for one event in 2014. 






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.


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.