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  • December 2012 Workshops

  • The Christmas season officially kicks off on Saturday with the 2012 Chiefland Christmas Festival and parade — including a visit by Santa Claus who will close out the parade before heading to the Trailhead Park gazebo behind the Train Depot to visit with children and hear their wishes.

    The festival, sponsored by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce kicks off with a run at 9 a.m. and culminates with the parade at 6 p.m. and Santa's arrival in the park. 

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  • Open auditions for "Little Shop of Horrors," a musical by Howard Ashman and Alan Meken, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Chief Theater in downtown Chiefland. Those auditioning need to be prepared with a musical number. 

    Cast needed are: Seymour - 20 to 30 years old; Audrey - 20 to 30 years old; Orin - 25 to 35 years old; Audrey II (the plant, non speaking); Audrey II (the voice); Crystal, Ronnette, Chiffon - 20 to 30 years old (chorus). A second audition and callbacks will be held on Tuesday Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Chief.

  • The Levy ARC Thrift Store is having its annual Clean Sweep sale on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be lots of bargains. 

       The store will also be selling fish dinners for $6 each. The meal includes fried mullet, baked beans, cole slaw and hush puppies. 

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  • Seven women gathered Oct. 19 at the Cedar Key Arts Center to learn about traditional Florida pine needle basket making from instructor Diane Moore, of Lake Helen.

  • The Dixie County Historical Society will be hosting another evening of Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel music for your enjoyment on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the “Old” Old Town Elementary School Auditorium located at State Road 349 and County Road 55A. Big Cypress Bluegrass will be performing. The music will start at 6 p.m. and will finish when the music stops. Admission is free, so bring the family and enjoy.

  • Grace Muth turned 101 on Monday, Oct. 22, and and her niece Virginia,right, friends and the staff at Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties Care Center celebrated with cake, gifts and lots of fun. Miss Grace received a special angel bear to watch over her when she sleeps, sleepwear and polka-dot slippers. By the time she finished opening gifts, Miss Grace declared she was ready for a slice of chocolate cake. 

  • By SYDNEY STEPHENS

    CHS Student Government Reporter

    Chiefland High School will be celebrating Homecoming the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 2.  This year’s theme is “Get in the Game,” which was selected by the CHS Senate and activities around campus will be centered around board games.

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  • Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, normally a church meeting night, so some groups and municipalities have shifted their celebrations around to accommodate both events. 

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  • Set against the warm autumn evening, the Whitehurst Ranch provided the perfect backdrop Saturday for this year’s Fall on the Prairie, a fund-raiser for Haven Hospice.

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  • It's not often one finds area historian and author Toni C. Collins walking around in period clothing. She does it on occasion, but usually only for special events aimed at teaching the public a bit about the history of levy County or, as was the case Monday, to help form in the mind of a reporter the likeness of a 19th Century lighthouse keeper named Catharine Hobday.

  • The American Legion Auxiliary No. 383, Old Town, is planning a sock hop dinner/dance on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Post.