Community calendar for the week of October 31

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Through November 16


Bronson Library Raffle

 Come win a chance for the 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 on sale now at the Bronson Library and up until noon on Saturday, Nov. 16, when the drawing will be held.


Through November 19


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.


Pumpkins fund mission work

The First United Methodist Church of Chiefland's Pumpkin Patch is in action, stocked with little (and large) orbs of orange fun. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 2-6  p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, variable hours. Contact the FUMC office at 352-493-4627 for more information.






Sign up deadline for CMHS 

Homecoming Parade

Chiefland Middle High School’s Homecoming Week festivities are quickly approaching.  The parade will be on Friday, Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. If you are interested in entering a float or group in the parade, please contact the school by Friday, Oct. 31.

On the parade day, parade lineup will begin at 3:30 and the parade will start at 4. Please don’t attempt to line up earlier, as you may interfere with bus traffic.  Please spread the word, we are looking forward to having a great amount of participation this year.

The Homecoming theme this year is iHomecoming and we will be playing the Beacon of Hope Eagles.  For additional information, contact Valerie Perez at valerie.perez@levy.k12.fl.us. Thank you very much and we look forward to your participation in the 2013 Homecoming Parade!


Safe trick-or-treat at Ayers

Ayers Health & Rehabilitation Center in Trenton is celebrating their annual Safe Place to Trick or Trick from 7 to 8:30 p.m. It is vendors of the local communities that make this event possible with donations of candy.  Please call 352-463-7101 for candy pick up or feel free to drop your donation of candy off at Ayers Health & Rehab Center.




Knitters, crocheters gather

A knitting and crocheting group meets at 2:30 p.m. on Fridays at the Bronson Public Library on U.S. 27A. 


Classy cars at Taco Bell

The Tri-County Cruisers Club meets to show off its 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.


Scrapbooking for seniors 

The Suwannee Adult Residence and Wellness Center offers SALT (Senior Adult Life Tapestry) Scrapbooking the first Friday of every month at 3 p.m. at Suwannee Bell. For more information, contact Annette Derks at 352-535-7681, Suwannee Bell, 282 S.E. 989th St, Fanning Springs.


Friday — Saturday


Bingo benefit in Bronson

The Children's Table, located at 680 W. Thrasher Dr., in Bronson, hosts Bingo every Friday and Saturday night at 6:30 p.m.




Quilt Museum hosts local writers

The Levy County Quilt Museum is hosting a Book Signing Event for local writers. Local writers are needed. This is an opportunity for authors and readers to meet and mingle, buy books and autograph books. 

It is also a celebration of the birthday of the Museum's founder, Winnelle Horne (1924-2012).

For more details email levyquilts@gmail.com or call 352-493-2801. 

The Levy County Quilt Museum is at 11050 N.W. 10th Ave, Chiefland. It is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit its website at levycountyquiltmuseum.org.


Cookie walk bazaar, sale

The Sun Shine Disciples from First United Methodist Church of Chiefland are having their famous annual "Cookie Walk and Bazaar" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise money for the congregation's missions and local charities.




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.




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 7


Haven Hospice Community-wide Celebration of Life

Please join Haven Hospice Thursday, Nov. 7, as it gives thanks for loved ones and celebrates their lives during this Thanksgiving Season.  Hospice will have music, prayers and a time of sharing.  Bring a memento to share in the Table of Memories.  Reception to follow with light refreshments.  Free and open to the public. No reservation needed.  Haven Hospice provides free grief counseling and bereavement services to the public.


November 8


Veterans luncheon

The Champions of Freedom Appreciation Luncheon for veterans, hosted by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home, will be Friday, Nov. 8, from noon to 2 p.m. at Hardeetown Baptist Church in the new Fellowship Hall. The luncheon is free.

The special guest speaker will be Lt. Col. Harold "Hal" Oakley.

Seating is limited, so please RSVP by Nov. 1. Call 352-493-0050.


CMHS Homecoming Events

Chiefland Indians will hold their homecoming parade at 4 p.m. starting at the school and proceeding south on U.S. Highway 19/Main Street to the Old Train Depot. Lineup begins at 3:30 p.m. 

At 7:30 the school will play the Beacon of Hope Eagles on Doyle McCall Field at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium. 


November 11


Thank you Veterans!


Veterans Day parade in Cedar Key

The City of Cedar Key is sponsoring the 4th Annual Veterans Day Parade. The city looks forward to your participation. The parade is at 11 a.m. Staging will be on G Street and Second Street. Should your entry be trailered in park at the ball field behind the Cedar Key High School. The parade will begin at 1st and G Street, turn onto Dock Street, and then proceed onto 2nd Street terminating at F Street. Interested parties should contact Cedar Key City Hall at 352-543-5132 and speak with either Tracy or Lisa to register. We look forward to a big parade and hope to see you there.


November 12


Bronson UMC annual bazaar

The Anzonetta Epperson Circle of the Bronson United Methodist Church will be having their annual Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Come and get your Christmas shopping started with handmade craft items and homemade baked goods.  

There are several door prizes this year — one is a quilt and another is a comforter. 

The ham and bean soup lunch is always a big hit and includes soup, corn muffin, brownie and drink for only $6.

The church is at 235 S. Court St., Bronson.  For more information, call 352-486-4094 or 352-486-2860. 


November 16


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 486-2015 for more information or to donate books.


November 18 — 26


Dunnellon library book sale

The Friends of the Dunnellon Library will hold a book sale at their bookstore from 11a.m. To 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 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


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 22-24


Gold Star Mothers holding Tri-County retreat

The Gold Star Mothers Gainesville Chapter will hold a holiday retreat for Gold Star families from the Tri-County Area, Gainesville, Ocala and Tampa in Chiefland on Nov. 22-24.

The highlight will be a Friday banquet at The Gathering Table, starting at 6 p.m. The event will include music and drawings for donated items.

On Sunday, the families will meet at the AMVETS post for breakfast then gather at the Old Train Depot in Chiefland for a balloon release for our heroes.



November 23-24

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

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


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

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.


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

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, 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.