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Community Calendar for the week of Sept. 15

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Through Sept. 24

Friends half-priced book sale
The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library's bookstore is overstocked in all categories. The store, 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon, will sell all hard-covered and paperback books for half price during the two-week sale. All proceeds benefit the Dunnellon Public Library.

Today

Authors!Authors! program
Friends of the Williston Public Library is putting the finishing touches on the "Authors!Authors!" program that will be at 7 p.m. in the Williston Woman's Club. Also sponsored by the Education Committee of the Woman's Club, the program is to appreciate authors in the Williston area. Teachers are urged to have their students come to hear the writings of local authors.
Authors are asked to bring copies of their books or poems, and they will each read a brief excerpt from their writings. Signed copies of their books may be purchased after the program.
Authors planning to participate are Drollene Brown; Carolyn Cohen, a history writer; Toni Collins, author of Cedar Key Light Stations; Alleas Brooks, author of Reflections of a Rural Childhood; and Julie Welch, an author of childrens' books.
As always, "friends" programs have no charge and refreshments will be served.

Friday - Sunday

Forget-Me-Not sale
Tri-County Chapter No. 63 of the Disabled American Veterans will hold its annual Forget-Me-Not sale this weekend. Donations help support the chapter's activities, including transporting patients to the VE clinics and hospital in Gainesville and providing supplies for the patients.
Flowers will be sold all day Friday at Winn-Dixie and all day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in front of Walmart.
The Forget-Me-Not was first sold in 1926 as a way of raising funds to help veterans of World War I.

Friday - Tuesday

Citrus Library book sale
The Friends of the Citrus County Library Fall Book Sale will take place Sept 16-20 at the Citrus County Auditorium, Hwy. 41 South, next to the Fairgrounds. Sale hours are Friday  5-8 p.m. $5 donation; Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.; Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (half-price day); and Tuesday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($3 a bag).

Saturday

'Hutch' Hutchinson's Legacy Poker Run
 The first "Hutch" Hutchinson Poker Run will fire up its engine — rain or shine —  in Chiefland. The start will be at Custom Accessories, 7631 N.W. 150th Lane. Registration will be from 9-10 a.m. There will be a $10 donation per bike and $5 for the poker hand. Proceeds will benefit surrounding area Toys for Tots programs.
Stops will be at Chiefland Liquor & Tobacco, McKenzie's Four Corners, Rocky's Place, The Brick Grill and BubbaQue's.
Entertainment is being provided by Beyer Auto Salvage and will be by Cray Production & Sound. The best hand wins a "Tail of the Dragon" package that includes a three-night stay at The Two-Wheel Inn in North Carolina, a $50 VISA gas/gift card and a photo of the winner on The Dragon by KillBoy.com. The best hand prize was donated by Erwin Insurance Agency of Chiefland.
Riders also can enter their rides in the customized bike show for a $5 donation.
There will be a 50/50 raffle for $10. Must be present to win. Price of raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. There also will be a BBQ chicken or pork dinner for $10 at BubbaQue's. Proceeds from food and drink sales will be donated to Hutch's Masonic Lodge No. 51.
Monday

Republicans monthly meeting
The Levy County Republican Executive Committee will have its monthly meeting at Bubbaque's Restaurant in Chiefland. Fellowship begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.

Tuesday and Sept. 27

Free dance lessons
There will be a free evening of fun, friendship and an introduction to square dancing on Tuesdays, Sept.13, 20 and 27 at 7 p.m. at the Carpenters' Union Hall, 1910 NW 53 Ave., Gainesville. No experience necessary.  
Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 352-377-1828.

Sept. 22

TDC meeting
The Levy County Tourist Development Council will have its bi-monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the Levy County Vistiors Bureau, 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. The meeting is open to the public.

Sept. 22 - Oct. 22

Florida Master
Naturalist course
The will be a Florida Naturalist Program Upland Habitats Module course in Bronson. Sign up by Sept. 15 for the six-week course that runs every Thursday, beginning Sept. 22, through Oct. 27, at the Levy County Extension Office, 625 N. Hathaway Ave (Alt. 27), Bronson.
The tuition of $225 includes student workbooks, 12 presentations, three field trips, four videos, a certificate, patch, pin and more.
To register or for more information, visit masternaturalist.ifas.ufl.edu or call Emma Willcox at 1-352-486-5131.

Sept. 24

It's Time to Read
literacy program
Otter Springs & Campground, 6470 S.W. 80th Ave, Trenton, will host "It's Tome to Read" literacy and interactive program for children ages 4-8 and their families from 10-11 a.m. Also presented by the Gilchirst Public Library, there will be a fun story that ill be followed y a puppet shot and activities related to the chosen book. A guardian must stay to participate with their children during the hour-long program. Pre-registration is highly recommended to ensure there are adequate supplies for this free event. Call 352-463-0800.

Health & Fitness Expo
The Business Women's Alliance of the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the original Women's Health & Fitness Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Crystal River. Preregister your firm before June 17 and choose preferred exhibit space. After June 17, registration will open to health-, fitness- and wellness-related organizations on a first-come-first-serve basis. For more information, call 352-795-3149.

Sept. 26

Levy legislative delegation hearing
 The Levy County Legislative Delegation hearing is 3-5p.m. at the Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court St., Bronson, in the County Commission Chambers.
 If any member of the public would like to address the delegation,  contact Teresa Watson in state Rep. Leonard Bembry’s office at 352-493-6848 or teresa.watson@myfloridahouse.gov, to be placed on the agenda.  Appearance cards will also be available at the hearing for anyone who wishes to be heard.
 

Learn how to manage turkeys
Integrating Land and Wildlife Management Workshop Series opens with "Turkey on Your Land," from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Learn how to manage land to increase turkey populations. Class is at Levy County Extension Office, 625 N. Hathaway Ave. (U.S. Highway 27A), Bronson. Reistration fee, which includes dinner, is $5. To register, call 352-486-5131.

Oct. 1

Chamber's ScareCrow City
The Chiefland Chamber of Commerce will be hosting "Scarecrow City" for folks to come out and construct scarecrows to be on displayed until Nov. 19. It will be at the Trailhead Depot on U.S. Highway 19. This event is open to the public with several categories like business, personal and clubs. For more information or to register for this event, call the chamber at 352-493-1849.

First Saturday Book Fair
in Williston
Friends of the Williston Public Library will hold its First Saturday Book fair, Oct. 1 at the Williston City Hall Community Center from 8:30 a.m. 'til 1:30 p.m..
Prices are: hardbacks, $1; soft backs, 50 cents; paper backs, 25 cents; children's books, 10  cents; audio tapes and video tapes,$1 each or by the set if appropriate. Magazines will not be accepted any longer as they do not sell well.
"Friends" asks that donors of books make sure they are clean and in good condition. Children's books should be especially clean so that the young reader will appreciate books.

Oct. 2

Stand for Life Chain
Stand for LIFE for one hour while praying to end abortion. Men, women and children will hold signs saying, "Jesus Forgives and Heals," "Pray to End Abortion," Lord, Forgive Us and Our Nation," "Adoption: Loving Option," and "Abortion Hurts Women."
Signs will be provided but bring your own water, hats and chairs if needed. Life Chains in the area will be from 1-2 p.m. in Bronson on Alt 27 and State Road 24 and 2-3 p.m. in Cedar Key on SR 24 and bridge, in Chiefland on U.S. Highway 19 and SR 121, in Fanning Springs on Alt 27 and bridge, in Newberry on SR 26 and U.S. Highway 27 and in Trenton on County Road 121 and SR 26. For more information, contact Juanita Melchoir at 352-339-0747.

Oct. 8

Beast Feast
The 2nd Annual Levy County Schools Foundation Beast Feast will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Black Prong Equestrian Center in Bronson.

Oct. 19

Springs' Working Group meeting
There will be a meeting of the Fanning and Manatee Springs Working Group from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown High Springs at the Opera House above the Great Outdoors Cafe. This is a joint meeting with the Santa Fe Springs Working Group will focus on "Evolving Agriculture Best Management Practices: Protecting Groundwater Flowing to Springs." There will be an afternoon field trip to farms to se BMP implementation.

Nov. 4

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 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.
mation, call 352-795-3149.

Oct. 8

Beast Feast
The 2nd Annual Levy County Schools Foundation Beast Feast will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Black Prong Equestrian Center in Bronson.

Nov. 4

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 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.

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.

ONGOING

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.