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Community Calendar for the week of Sept. 13

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Today 

 

WWII vets meeting

The World War II Vets group will meet at Deke's Steak House in Chiefland between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Any news regarding vets please notify Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310,  or via mail at 215 N.E. 5th St., Williston, FL. 32696, or via email jvcv5@embarqmail.com. 

 

Friday-Sunday

 

SVP  opens “Cry of the Banshee” 

Suwannee Valley Players present, “Cry of the Banshee” by Tim Kelly. The play is loosely based on an Edgar Allen Poe story of the same title. In 16th century Ireland, a cruel Lord Edward Whitman seeks to destroy the "banshee cult" of a powerful witch, but she puts a curse on his family. Generations later, Whitman Manor has been moved stone by stone to America and the last of the family, a young brother and sister, seek to escape the curse. 

Performances are at the Chief Theater on Sept. 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23; times are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are available at the ticket location, Curves of Chiefland, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and at the theater box office Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 seniors, military and students, and $5 for children under 12. For more information email suwanneevalleyplayers@gmail.com or call Becky Gill at Curves of Chiefland. 

 

Fridays through October 12

Grief, loss support group meetings

Haven Hospice is hosting a grief and loss support group  at Cross City Rehab and Health Center, 583 N.E. 351 Highway, Cross City, on Fridays through Oct. 12. The group meets from 10-11 a.m. For more information, call 352-493-2333. 

 

Saturday

 

Looking to do early 

Christmas shopping?

The Friends of the Bronson Library are having its Fall Book Sale at the Bronson Library from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Books will be priced as follows:  hardbacks $1 each or 6/$5 and paperbacks will be 10 cents each or 12/$1.

For more information or to bring by donations, call 486-2015.

 

Monday-September 21

 

The Mobile Dental Unit 

returns to Levy County

The Florida Baptist Mobile Dental Unit will be at the First Baptist Church of Chiefland during the week of Sept. 17-21, to perform free basic fillings and extractions to all approved adults 18 years of age or older.

 

 

 

A required pre-screening and appointment scheduling will held on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 8:30 a.m. to noon at the First Baptist Church of Chiefland. Bring a list of all current medications and a valid photo ID. Please visit our website for additional information regarding medical disclosures. For financial qualifying guidelines and additional information, please visit www.fbcchiefland.com/mdu.

 

Tuesday

 

Democrats gather in Bronson

The Levy County Democratic Committee will meet at the Bronson Restaurant. The social hour begins at 5 p.m. With the business session starting at 6 p.m. Anyone interested in the Democratic Party is welcome to attend.

For more information, call Charley King at 352-493-4794.

 

September 22

 

Join Women's Health 

and Fitness Expo

Save the date for the 6th Annual Women’s Health and Fitness expo, hosted by the Business Women’s Alliance of the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce.

This free event will be at the National Guard Armory in Crystal River, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Sixty exhibitors and Spa Zone consultants will share information, offer screenings and demos, and show new products. Exhibits and experts will be available for heart health, women's health, hearing, vision, dental health, surgery, rehabilitation and physical therapy, home care, mental health, gastrointestinal and urological health, chiropractic, skin care and cosmetic procedures, wellness, vitamins, and a variety of healthy lifestyle practices including exercise, nutrition and relaxation, among many others.  

Walgreen’s will offer flu protection, free with Medicare Part B; if you have commercial insurance, check to see if it’s covered, or plan to pay a nominal fee at the event.

 

September 29

 

Hutch's run to benefit Haven

The 2nd annual "Hutch" Hutchinson's Legacy Poker Run is being organized with proceeds to benefit Haven Hospice.  

Registration is 9–10 a.m. and a $15 donation per bike/hand, plus $5 per rider and additional poker hand is requested. Customized rides can be entered in the bike show for a $5 donation. T-shirts are available for pre-registration only at Beyer Auto Salvage, Erwin Insurance and Custom Accessories for a $30 donation. Shirt sales end Sept. 27.

The best hand will win a Blue Ridge motorcycle package that includes a three-night cabin stay at the Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground in North Carolina, a $50 gas card, set of Dunlop tires and basic oil change. 

Event entertainment is by DJ Mr. October. There will be a 50/50 raffle, and food and drink for sale with proceeds going to Masonic Lodge No. 51 in Hutch's memory. 

The ride starts at Custom Accessories and stops at Chiefland Liquor & Tobacco, Black Dog Bar & Tables in Cedar Key, McKenzie's Four Corners in Bronson, Bubba's Place in Fanning Springs and Beef O'Brady's in Chiefland. All hands must be turned in by 3 p.m. 

For more information, call 352-493-0044.

 

Make-A-Wish training in Lake City

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida will host a Wish Granting Training Session in Lake City from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for volunteers in the Northeast Region. 

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions. Anyone interested in learning more about this opportunity or to sign up for the class please contact Stephanie Smith at ssmith@wishcentral.org or call 407-622-4673 ext. 201. 

 

3rd Annual Beast Feast 

benefits schools

The Levy County Schools Foundation hosts its 3rd Annual Beast Feast on September 29, 2012 at  Black Prong Equestrian Center on County Road 337, Bronson.  Dinner service begins at 6 p.m. with  gator tail, possum ribs, and venison on the menu along with Southern classics like mullet, grits, and swamp cabbage. The food is prepared and dished y some of Levy County businesses and community groups. Door prizes will be drawn throughout the evening and the event will wrap up with a live auction. Tickets are $20 each for adults in advance, or $25 at the gate. Student tickets are $10 for children 8 to 17 years old at the gate only. Children 7 years old and under are free. Tickets may be purchased at any Capital City Bank, Drummond Community Bank, and Perkins State Bank branches in Levy County.

To participate in the food service, donate an auction or door prize item, purchase a sponsorship call  Angela Johnson at the Levy County Schools Foundation at 352-486-3408 or email lcsf@levy.k12.fl.us.

 

October 6

 

Scarecrow City opening

Scarecrow City, a project sponsored by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce, will open for the fall season at Trailhead Park on U.S. Highway 19 South in Chiefland.  The event pits businesses and organizations against each other in a scarecrow decorating contest. Entry fee is $25. 

 

Zumbathon in Old Town

A Zumbathon "Party In Pink" fundraiser in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Old Town Elementary School in the cafeteria, 221 S.E. 136 Ave., Old Town.

There will be door prizes along with the 90-minute fun-filled dance workout routines. 

Proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen foundation to help further breast cancer research education/awareness, screening and treatment programs.

 For more information call Sarah Pergrossi at 352-443-2354  or  email zumbasarahbeth@gmail.com.

 

October 10

 

Veteran job fair

There will be a job fair for Veteran job seekers on Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon at the American Legion Post 57 in Lake City.

The event will be a one-of-a-kind hiring fair for both employers and jobseekers. It is open to all veterans, active duty military members, Guard and Reserve members as well as military spouses.

American Legion Post 57 s located at 2602 SW Main Blvd., Lake City.

Veteran job seekers can register for free at HOH.Greatjobs.net. Questions should be directed to: hiringourheroes@uschamber.com.

 

October 13

 

Haven event celebrates 

"Fall on the Prairie"

"Fall on the Prairie," a night of scrumptious food, live music, silent and live auction, and so much more will be sponsored by Haven Hospice at Whitehurst Ranch & Prairie in Williston. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $75 per person and sponsorship and auction donation opportunities are available.  For more information, call Stephanie Brod, 352-271-4665 or email at smbrod@havenhospice.org.

 

October 20

 

7th Annual Ride to Provide for LARC

The seventh annual motorcycle fundraiser, Ride to Provide, will be held on Oct. 20, at Bronson High School. On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with free coffee and doughnuts. Kickstands up at 10 a.m. Participants are encouraged to pre-register online at www.ridetoprovide.net. The law enforcement -escorted ride is approximately 64 miles and will travel through scenic parts of Levy County. Entry is free but donations are greatly appreciated. Riders will have another opportunity to support Levy ARC by purchasing a hamburger/hotdog plate at the end of the ride. All proceeds from this event directly support the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens.  

T-Shirts will be available the day of the ride.

For more information or to help sponsor this event, call Sean or Beth Mullins at 352-316-3260 or 352-528-2222.

 

October 20

12th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Trail Ride

The Levy County Horse Club sponsors the 12th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Trail Ride at Tidewater Trailhead in the Goethe State Forest. It begins at the south end of County Road 337 with registration beginning at 8 a.m. for a $25 fee per rider for the poker ride. Ride at your own pace. Lunch is free with registration, or available for $6. The menu includes choice of  barbecue or lemon pepper pork with green beans and potatoes, whole kernel corn, rolls, dessert and a drink. Lunch will be followed by fun raffles.

     Overnight primitive camping is available for those coming in on Friday or staying over til Sunday. Water for horses and bathroom facilities are available. This is a no hunting weekend with trail use and camp fees waived for this benefit event. Coggins required. All donations go to benefit local breast cancer patients.

     To donate or help sponsor this event or more information please check our web page at www.levycountyhorseclub.com or email levy2@flahorse.com .

 

 

 

October 20 - 21

 

Seafood fest

The 43rd Annual Seafood Festival in Cedar Key will be held in the historic downtown and City Park. Great food and entertainment in the Park and art lines the streets of Cedar Key. Funds raised by various groups go to support charitable projects and Cedar Key School.

 

October 26

 

Chiefland Chamber meeting

The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce meets at noon in the community room of the Haven Hospice Care Center in Chiefland. The luncheon is sponsored by Ayers Health & Rehab Center. To reserve a place, call the Chamber Office at 352-493-1849.

 

 

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 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. 

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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. Doors open at noon. The club also meets the sedond 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. 

 

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.

 

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. 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 hosts Jackpot Bingo at 7 p.m. on Friday. Post 236 is located at 9550 N.E. U.S. Highway 27A, 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

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 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.

 

 

Sons of Confederate Veterans

Anyone with an interest in Southern heritage or learn the history of the South and the Civil War can join the Sons of Confederate Veterans at their meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Cypress Inn, Cross City. 

For more information, call 352-542-9107. 

 

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

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.