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Community Calendar for the week of November 3

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Today

Love and Remembrance Memorial
at Haven Hospice
Haven Hospice will host a Fall Love and Remembrance Memorial service at the Tri-Counties Hospice Care Center Garden, 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland.  The memorial will begin at 6 p.m. and is open to anyone in the community who has lost a loved one.
Attendees are encouraged to bring pictures and mementos of loved ones that can be placed on our Table of Memories.
Refreshments will be served and registration is not required to attend. Please contact Haven Hospice at 800-677-5428 for more information.

Friday

Fanning Springs fish fry
The Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a fish fry at 5 p.m. at Bell Springs Park. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. Contact Al Barrett at 352-949-4140 for more information.

Annual Chili Cook-off &
Health Fair in Chiefland
The Annual Chili Cook-off & Health Fair will be at the Tommy Usher Pineland Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To participate, please bring chili prepared in a crock pot or large soup-type kettle and provide a serving ladle. Serving bowls and spoons will be provided for judges and attendants. Chili must be in place by 11 a.m. The winner will receive a prize, second place will be recognized with a "pat on the back." Vendors also can register for the event. For more information or to register, contact Bernadette Preble at the Chiefland Senior Center at 352-493-6709.

Friday and Saturday

Old Town United Methodist Women
yard and bake sale
Old Town Methodist Women will hold their annual Yard and Bake Sale on Friday, Nov. 4 , 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 5, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be lots of clothes including some nice coats for the cold weather, books, knick knacks and more. The bake table will have homemade pies, cakes, bread and cookies. The Old Town United Methodist Men will serve a grilled lunch both days.

Saturday

Family Fun Day at Haven Hospice
Haven Hospice will host Haven Harvest, a free family fun day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include food, arts, crafts, face painting, music, festival games, prizes, a bounce house and a clown. There also will be a booth where guests will be invited to write a letter to a soldier stationed in Afghanistan or Iraq. The purpose of the event is for Haven Hospice to thank the community for its support for the past 32 years. The event will be at Haven's courtyard, 311 N.E. 9th Street, Chiefland. For more information, call 800-677-5428.

Florida history at Dunnellon Library
Professor Jack E. Davis will offer a brief survey of Florida history from the pre-Spanish period to the present at 10:30 a.m. at the Dunnellon Public Library. Davis is an author and an environmental historian at the University of Florida and serves on the editorial boards at Tampa Bay History and the Florida Historical Quarterly.

Williston 'Friends' book fair
Friends of the Williston Public Library will have its First Saturday Book Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the City Hall Community Center. Volunteers are needed and can call Mary McDaniell at 352-528-5972 for more information.

Classic car show in Chiefland
The Tri-County CFGC presents the Chiefland Flea Market Classic Car Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon, with awards scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Classics, 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.
Pre-register by Saturday, 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 or call 352-795-3149.

Monday

Animal rescue meets
The Levy County Dog & Cat Rescue Task Force meets from 6 to 8 p.m. at the A&A Restaurant in Bronson.  The group is working to find a solution for The organization  working with Second Chance Rescue, Sheltering Hands Rescue, Paws & Claws Rescue and Williston Animal Group to create a network for rescue, foster, adoption and transportation of dogs and cats from the Levy County Animal Shelter to avoid over population and euthanization.   For more information visit www.LevyTaskForce.org or email LevyTaskForce@gmail.com.           

Nov. 10

World War II vets group
 celebrates 20 years
The World War II Veterans Club will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their existence at the Moose Lodge in Fanning Springs at 11:15 a.m. This will also remind all of the upcoming anniversary of Pearl Harbor. It has been 70 years since the beginning of WWII. If you are a veteran of this war mark your calendar and join the group on this special day. Bring your spouse, a care giver or designated driver. Lunch is free to all WWII veterans.
For more information, call Dot Halvorsen, 352-542-7697 or Virginia Lewis 352-528-2310

Champions of Freedom luncheon
There will be a Champions of Freedom Appreciation Luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. at the Tommy Usher Community Center, 506 S.W. 4th Ave., Chiefland. The complimentary event is to show appreciation for those who have dedicated service to our country and is free to all service members. Lt. Col. (U.S. Army, Ret.) William Halker will be the guest speaker and every guest will receive a copy of the New York Times No. 1 best belling book, "Flags of our Fathers." The event is sponsored by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Chiefland. Seating is limited, so please RSVP by Nov. 1 by calling Hiers-Baxlety at 352-493-0050.

Buck-A-Roo Bash Fall Festival
Riverside Christian School holds it Buck A Roo Bash Fall  Festival, 6-8 p.m. Armbands are $10 for ages 4 years through grade 12. There will be more than 20 activities with inflatables, and the armband covers most activities.  There will also be concessions available. The school is located at 8149 S.W. County Road 341, Trenton. For more information call 352-463-1569.

Nov. 12

W.A.R. holds annual turkey
dinner, meeting
W.A. R., the Withlacoochee Area Residents, holds its 3rd Annual Turkey Dinner and Quarterly Meeting, open to the public.  Dinner is at 6 p.m. at the Yankeetown-Inglis Woman’s Club. The meal includes fried turkey with all the fixin’s.  Cost: Adults, $10; children. under 12. $5. For more information, call 352-447-5434 or email directors@warinconline.com

Yankeetown library fall book sale
The friends of A. F. Knotts Public Library, 11 56th St., Yankeetown, is having a gigantic, what-a-bargain,  fall book sale during library hours begining Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. to1 p.m., and on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 3-8 p.m.,  Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 16-17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale will continue at the Seafood Festival , Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19-20.

Nov. 13

Geneaology Society meeting
The Genealogy Society of Levy County will meet at 2 p.m. at the Levy County Quilt Museum, 11050 N.W. 10th Ave., Chiefland.  We will have an informal Genealogy Workshop: Members to Members.  The public is invited to attend, especially beginning genealogists. 

Nov. 15

 Tobacco group meeting
The Levy Coalition against Tobacco will be meeting from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the community room Capital City Bank of Chiefland. Public is invited to attend.

Nov. 19

Nature Coast Toys for Tots Run
The 7th Annual Nature Coast Toys for Tots Run will begin with a free sign-up for riders from 10:15 a.m. to noon at BubbaQue's in Chiefland. Riders, motorcycles only, will leave at 12:15 p.m. with a law enforcement escort to Charlie's Bar to deliver your cash donation or new, unwrapped toy and "have some fun." The toy run is authorized and sanctioned by the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
Anyone is welcome to attend the festivities at Charlie's Bar on U.S. Highway 19 south of Cross City. Riders will arrive at about 1 p.m. and there will be food, the Marine Corps, an auction, vendors, a full-service bar and live music with Steel Bridge, Dotti South & The Slackers and the Section 8 Band. For more information, contact run organizer Scott Turner at naturecoasttoysfortotsride@yahoo.com or Tri-County Toys for Tots coordinator Vince Arcadi at 352-542-2043.

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.
The City Commission has approved trick or treating for Halloween from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cedar Key Halloween
The City Commission approved celebrating Halloween on this date. Second Street will be closed to traffic that evening.
There will be a spook house on Second Street with volunteers and donations.

Oct. 31

Land and wildlife management workshop
There will be an integrating land and wildlife management workshop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Levy Extension Office, 625 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. The workshop is about how forest management techniques to increase deer numbers. There is a registration fee of $5 and includes dinner. For more information, please call 352-486-5131 or email ewillcox@ufl.edu.

Nov. 1

Master Gardeners' dedication in Bronson
The Levy County Cooperative Extension Service and Nature Coast Master Gardeners will have a public dedication ceremony for its new Florida-Friendly Landscaping Demonstration Garden in Bronson at 10 a.m. This event is hosted by the University of Florida, IFAS Extension and Nature Coast Master Gardeners. Tours and light refreshments to follow.
   
Nov. 3
Those crazy jumping sturgeon – what’s it all about
The Friends of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges host Dr. Ken Sulak, U.S. Geological Survey at 5 p.m. at the Cedar Key Public Library for a talk on the Suwannee River's sturgeon.
The Suwannee River supports the largest population of the Gulf Sturgeon, a species unique to Gulf Coast rivers.  The Gulf Sturgeon, a member of an ancient group of fishes, and the largest fish — up to 8 feet long and 200 pounds — inhabiting the Suwannee River, signals the health of the ecosystem.  
When conditions are good for the sturgeon, they are good for most other fishes in the river.  Fished commercially until 1984, the Gulf Sturgeon population has rebounded, now numbering about 15,000.  
Sulak will talk about the increased numbers of sturgeon,  why they jump, what this behavior is all about and what can be done to minimize collisions with boats and boaters.

Love and Remembrance Memorial at Haven
Haven Hospice will host a Fall Love and Remembrance Memorial service at the Tri-Counties Hospice Care Center Garden, 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland.  The memorial will begin at 6 p.m. and is open to anyone in the community who has lost a loved one.
Attendees are encouraged to bring pictures and mementos of loved ones that can be placed on our Table of Memories.
Refreshments will be served and registration is not required to attend. Please contact Haven Hospice at 800.677.5428 for more information.

Nov. 4-5
Old Town United Methodist Women yard, bake sale
 Old Town Methodist Women will hold their annual Yard and Bake  Sale on Friday, Nov. 4 , 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 5, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be lots of clothes including some nice coats for the cold weather, books, knick knacks and more.  The bake table will have homemade pies, cakes, bread and cookies. The Old Town United Methodist Men will serve a grilled lunch both days.

Nov. 4
Annual Chili Cook-off & Health Fair in Chiefland
The Annual Chili Cook-off & Health Fair will be at the Tommy Usher Pineland Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To praticpate, please bring chili prepared in a crock pot or large soup-type kettle and provide a serving ladle. Serving bowls and spoons will be provided for judges and attendants. Chili must be in place by 11 a.m. Winner will receive a prize, second place will be recognized with  "pat on the back."
Vendors also can register for the event. For more information or to register, contact Bernadette Preble at the Chiefland Senior Center at 352-493-6709.

Nov. 5

Classic car show in Chiefland
The Tri-County CFGC presents the Chiefland Flea Market Classic Car Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon, with awards scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Classics, 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 Saturday, 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., or call 352-795-3149.

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.

Nov. 12
Yankeetown library fall book sale
The friends of A. F. Knotts Public Library, 11 56th St., Yankeetown, is having a gigantic, what-a-bargain,  fall book sale during library hours begining Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. to1 p.m., and on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 3-8 p.m.,  Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 16-17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale will continue at the Seafood Festival , Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19-20.

ONGOING

Classic Cars at Taco Bell
The Tri-County Cruisin' For Grins Club meets to show off their classic vehicles from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Fridays at Taco Bell on North Young Boulevard, Chiefland. Just show up to show your car and have a good time.

Nature Coast Conservancy meetings
Florida's Nature Coast Conservancy board of directors meets each 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.

Yankeetown-Inglis Woman's Club bingo
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. The cost is "less than $10," and there will be homemade pies and cakes, plus a $100 jackpot. The thrift store also will be open from 5-7 p.m. Proceeds got to scholarships for students who have attended Yankeetown Scghool. Bring a school supply and receive an early bird special. There's an adequate supply of paper and pencils, so what's needed are one-inch binders and backpacks. For more information, call 352-447-2057 or email yiwamansclub@gmail.com.

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 week day at noon.
For more information, call 352-490-7055.

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.

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.

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.

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, noon Wednesday, BubbaQue’s, Main Street, Chiefland.
Suwannee Valley Rotary Club, noon Thursday, BubbaQue's, Main Street, Chiefland
Williston Rotary, 11:45 a.m. Tuesday,  First Presbyterian Church, 247 N.E. 1st St.

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.

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.

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.

Busy Bees meetings
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.