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  • Actors singing traditional songs of the season, admission to the “Art of the Chopper” and “Red” exhibitions, and tasty holiday treats are all included in the Holiday Duet program offered by the Ocala Civic Theatre and Appleton Museum of Art of Central Florida Community College Dec. 17-20.

    Admission is $18 per person and tickets are available at the Appleton Museum, Ocala Civic Theatre and online at www.AppletonMuseum.org and www.ocalacivictheatre.com.

  • Suwannee Valley Players announces the second weekend of its production of “Not a Creature Was Stirring ... not even a moose,” a comedy written by Pat Cook.

  • The combined choirs of the Old Town and Chiefland United methodist Churches will present “Christmas is Coming” in two performances.  The first presentation will be on Saturday, Dec. 19 at the Old Town United Methodist Church at 7 p.m.  The second performance will be at the Chiefland United Methodist Church at 4 p.m.  All are welcome to come and enjoy the performances.

  • The Lighthouse Word Church will be hosting a Christmas holiday extravaganza titled, "It's Christmas Time" with the international singing group, Shekinah Glory, on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m.  The performance will be a mixture of Christmas and traditional holiday music and drama.  Appetizers and holiday baked goods will be served after the performance.

  • There will be a Bluegrass Gospel concert at Hardeetown Baptist Church featuring "Lou Reid and Carolina" at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10.  The Band, consisting of Trevor Watson on banjo, Shannon Slaughter on guitar, Lou Reid on mandolin and his wife, Christy, on bass guitar, is from Union Grove, N.C.

    The public is invited to attend and will hear a good message delivered in song with fantastic bluegrass picking and beautiful harmony.

    Admission is free.  Hardeetown Baptist Church is located at 1716 N.W. 14th St., in Chiefland, along Hwy 341.

  • The Levy County 4-H is hosting their Annual Christmas Party on Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Levy County Extension Office.

    Everyone is invited, without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, or religion.  Each family is asked to bring a covered dish to share and a small cake or cookies for the Cake Walk.  All the 4-H Clubs in Levy County are asked to prepare an activity or a Make-and-Take to share with everyone.  For more information, please call Brenda Heberling at 352-486-5131.

  • When military men and women are treated for extended periods at any one of this country’s 1,200 medical facilities, their recuperation and peace of mind is enhanced by the support of their families.

    But everyone cannot afford hotel rooms for long periods.

    That’s where Fisher House comes in.

    Founded in 1990 by Zachary Fisher and his wife Elizabeth, Fisher House provides free accommodations giving veterans and their families a home away from home during treatment or rehab, said Rick Fabiani, president of the Gainesville Fisher House Foundation.

  • Through -Dec. 6

    Take a pet home for holidays

    Dixie County Humane Society is participating in the national “Foster A Lonely Pet For the Holidays” pet fostering program starting today and having a foster/adoption event on Sunday, Dec. 6 at Walmart in Chiefland.

    Across the country, over 13,000 pet rescue organizations are trying to empty their kennels for Christmas, encouraging members of the public to invite a pet home for the holidays. 

  • Excitement is building as time draws near for the 21st annual Festival of Lights and Christmas Boat Parade.  Fort Fanning Park will come alive on Saturday, Dec. 12, with many types of art and crafts on display and a wide variety of foods to choose from   Santa Claus is busy getting ready for all the children to visit him, receive a toy and have their pictures taken with him too.  

  • The Levy County Quilt Museum will hold its 26th annual quilt show starting on Nov. 26.

    Winnelle Horne, the museums director and co-founder, said the event would run for 10 days and feature over 100 quilts made by the Log Cabin Quilters. About 2/3 of the quilts are hand made, and people wishing to purchase a quilt can expect to pay anywhere from $150 to several hundred dollars.

    There’s no charge to attend the show, she said, and food will be available. The last Saturday of the event, Dec. 5, will have music and a chicken and dumpling dinner.

  • Saturday-Sunday

    Manatee park hosts “Clay Landing Days”

  • The 5th Annual Nature Coast Toys for Tots Ride raised $16,631 to be used to purchase toys for children in the tri-county area of Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties.

    Of that amount, $10,270 was cleared on the raffle of a new Toys for Tots bike built by Gulf Coast Sledz, after the bills were paid for building it. Gulf Coast Sledz donated the 400 hours of build time for the bike valued at $32.000.

  • • Old Town Methodist hosts cookie walk and Christmas sale

    The Old Town United Methodist Women and the Bible Study Class are having their annual cookie walk and Christmas sale on Saturday, Dec. 5 in the fellowship hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A cookie walk is tables of homemade cookies ready for you to choose from.

        You purchase the size tin you wish to fill and pick from among the decorative and special dietetic cookies. Plus there will be many beautiful and useful Christmas items.

    • A Concert with Haitian Flair

  • The Lighthouse Word Church will be hosting in concert, The Children of The World International Children’s Choir on Wednesday, December 2, at 7 p.m. These orphan children travel the world to generate compassion and inspire individuals to get involved by providing clean water to help save lives.  A special video presentation will take you into the heart of this crisis and show how you can make a difference. For further information, feel free to visit their website at www.worldhelp.net.

  • Airheads from all over the state converged on a 45-acre farm located between Cedar Key and Chiefland recently for the Second Annual Suwannee River Tech Day and Camp.

    The international Airheads Beemer Club is for riders who own BMW bikes with air-cooled engines. Most anything that happens with an Airhead Beemer can be repaired on the side of the road with the tool kit that BMW provides — with the right knowledge, of course.

    That’s why the Airheads motto is “Simple by Choice.”

  • Through Saturday

    Dunnellon Library friends

     book sale

    The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Book Store will have a storewide sale at the store inside the library located at 20351 Robinson Road (behind Sweetbay) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, and 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

    The Friends are offering everyday low prices of $2 for hardcovers; $1 for large paperbacks and .50 for paperbacks.  This week all books big and small, fiction and non-fiction will be 50 cents each.  Inventory changes daily depending on donations.

  • Today

    Original Florida Tourism meets

    The monthly meeting of the Original Florida Tourism Task Force will be held at 10 a.m. at The Treasures of Madison County Art Guild and Gallery, 196 SW Range Ave., Madison.

    Lunch will be from BubbaQue’s, sponsored by the Levy County Tourism Development Council, and dessert will be Carol McQueen’s famous homemade key lime pie.

  • Suwannee Valley Players announces the opening for its upcoming holiday production of “Not a Creature Was Stirring ... not even a moose,” a comedy written by Pat Cook.

    Editor J.J. Garnes of the Herald Tribune makes sure to use the holiday to his own advantage, whether it be to expose a crooked mayor or sell a few more issues with just the right angle. And he thinks he finds it when he finds a letter from a small boy who "don't want no more Christmases."

  • Miracle Holy Ghost Revival

     begins Friday

    The Miracle Holy Ghost Revival will be held under the tent at El Faro Assembly of God, 12273 U.S. Highway 301,  Belleview, beginning Friday and running through Nov. 29.

    Pastor Victor E. Feliciano is hosting Evangelist David Johnson to minister nightly. Services will be at 7 p.m. nightly and 6 p.m on Sundays. The public is invited to attend.

    For more information call 352-396-2773 or go to www.davidjohnsonministries.com.

    Old Town Methodist Cookie Walk

  • Ongoing

    Guardian ad litem program

        Volunteer to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in the court system.  In Levy County, there are about 80 children in the child welfare system.  Help ensure these children are heard and not forgotten. No legal background is necessary.  

        Next training class starts Oct 20th.  Call 352-486-3308 or go to www.guardianadlitem.org.