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  • Community Calendar for the week of Feb. 2

    January

    AARP driving classes
    Florida is a mandated state and any insurance company doing business in Florida must give a discount to those completing an AARP Safe Driving Course.  Open to individuals age 50 and older.  Contact your agent for discount amounts.  Update yourself to earn a discount and get newly enacted motor vehicle and traffic laws.  Course fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 all others.  Call instructor Linda Cochran at 352-493-1742 to register for the following Levy County classes. All being at 9 a.m.:

  • Bamboo at Kanapaha

       Kanapaha Botanical Gardens' 30th Annual Winter Bamboo Sale is now underway.  Kanapaha has the state's largest collection of bamboos and annually offers bamboos for sale on a dug-to-order basis from Jan. 1 until March 1.  Fifteen types are offered this year, including Buddha Belly Bamboo, Stripestem Bamboo, Golden Goddess, Chinese Goddess and the incomparable Black Bamboo.  See price/availability listings at www.kanapaha.org/calendar or call 352-372-4981. Bamboo workshop Sat., Feb 11, 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., $10 indiv., $15 couple.

  • Chiefland artist exhibits in Melrose

       Author and historian Carolyn Cohens, a self-taught artist from Chiefland, will be part of a show "Variations on a Dream: Black History, Liberation & Spirituality" celebrating African-American History Month at Bellamy Road in Melrose through March 4.
       Cohens' artworks celebrate the folk-life of African-Americans in Levy County and the surrounding region. In three series of acrylic paintings she depicts turpentining, spirituality, and the lives of individuals who carry the rich cultural traditions of her community.

  • Library friends to meet

       The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL) Board of Directors, will hold its  monthly meeting at the Library, 104 NE 3rd Street, Chiefland (a block behind City Hall), at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 9.
      For further information, call FLCPL president Tom Reitz at 493-1896 or 949-5413.

  • Armchair tour of Levy cemeteries

       The Genealogy and History Society of Levy County will meet on Sunday,
    Feb. 12, at the Levy County Quilt Museum, 11050 NW 10th Avenue, Chiefland.
       Toni Collins, Levy County historian and author, will be the guest speaker, presenting a PowerPoint program on the history of some of the 82 known Levy County family, church, and community cemeteries. Collins also will give a brief history of the persons interred in the cemeteries that will be visited on the armchair tour.

  • February at the Cedar Key Arts Center

    You are going to love all the wonderful activities at the Cedar Key Arts Center during the month of February.
    Gallery show opens on Feb. 4, from 5-7 p.m., with Susan Dauphinee’s Florida Landscapes in the main gallery and Connie Nelson showing in the Member’s Gallery.
    n Feb. 22nd at 6 p.m.: Summer Children’s Art Program Benefit Dinner and Raffle of lovely little works of art. The Island Room will cater the three course gourmet dinner. Call 352-543-6520 to make your reservations. Seating is limited.

  • Annual star party coming to Cedar Key

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve and Cedar Key Museum State Park will host the National Stars-n-Parks Programs on Monday, Feb. 20, Wednesday, Feb. 22 and Friday, Feb. 24.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Jan. 26

    Through January

    Barkhouse featured at
    Cedar Keyhole Gallery
    Taking nothing more than the flotsam and jetsam of our native waters and estuaries, Joey Barkhouse has been able to create intricate works of art. A stray rock or piece of driftwood magically transforms into owls or fish. Her carvings and rock paintings have become legend in the area and Joey is willing to work into the night to meet the growing demands of her fans. Barkhouse will have her latest works on display at the Cedar Keyhole for the entire month of January.

  • Butterflies in refuge topic of Feb. 11 talk

    Barbara Woodmansee will give a presentation about the butterflies in the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge at 10:30 a.m. at the Cedar Key Library.  The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Wings and Wheels to fly through Williston

    Get your engines revving for a good cause as the first City of Williston Wings and Wheels fly-in and car show zips into town March 3 as a fund-raiser for the Levy Association of Retarded Citizens (LARC).
    The day starts at the Williston Municipal Airport with a fly in. All pilots who want to show off their aircraft are encouraged to attend, said one of the event  organizers, Dennis Strow.
    If you like having your feet on the ground, bring your classic car and showcase your pride and joy, alongside the aircraft.