Community calendar for the week of April 18

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Through April 30


Potter exhibits at 

Cedar Keyhole

The Artist of the Month at the Cedar Keyhole in Cedar Key is the potter Carol Seidman.  She creates ceramics, both decorative and utilitarian, with sophisticated shapes  and glazes. Her works include, but are not limited to,  woven bread baskets, apple bakers, trays, serving platters and plates and  vases, The Cedar Keyhole, a 23 artist co-op,  is located on 2nd St. in the quaint fishing and artist village of Cedar Key. The gallery is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


Today — Sunday


Spring carnival 

at Strickland

The Chiefland Spring Carnival returns to Strickland Park to raise money for the Chiefland Area Athletic Association.  Hours are: Thursday, 5-9 p.m.; Friday, 4-11 p.m.; Saturday, noon-11 p.m. and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

One-Day Unlimited Ride armbands are $15 per person per day. There will be family fun, food and games.




Scrabble at the 

Bronson Library

 Come join the Scrabble game at the Bronson Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. There are multiple boards and another has been added. Call the Bronson Library at 486-2015 to confirm the group is meeting.



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 yiwomansclub@gmail.com.


Camera Club

Branford Camera Club meets at 7 p.m. at Cuzin's Restaurant on U.S. Highway 129, across from Scaff's  Market in Branford.  

The Branford Camera Club meets on the third Thursday of each month. For more information,  contact: Carolyn Hogue, program chair, 386-935-2044; Dick Madden, technical consultant, 386-935-0296 or Skip Weigel, technical consultant, 386-9382




Farm Bureau scholarship applications

The  Levy County Farm Bureau is accepting applications for our 2013 Academic & Career/Technical Scholarships Award.  Deadline for getting applications in is 5 p.m. For more information, call 352-493-4780.


Knitters, crocheters gather

A knitting and crocheting group also meets at 2:30 p.m. on Fridays at the Bronson Public Library on U.S. 27A. 


Classy cars at Taco Bell

The Tri-County Cruisers Club meets to show off its 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.


Jackpot bingo

Landrum Memorial American Legion Post 236 hosts Jackpot Bingo at 7 p.m. on Fridays. Post 236 is located at 9550 N.E. U.S. Highway 27A, Bronson. For more information, call 352-486-5003.




Kids Rodeo Series 


River Cross Cowboy Church hosts the second event in its Spring Kids Rodeo Series at the arena at 3560 S.W. County Road 334, Trenton. The final event will be May 11.

Registration for 7 and under ages begins at 8 a.m. with events beginning at 9:15 a.m. Registration for 8-12 year olds is from 1 to 2 p.m. with events getting under way at 2:15 p.m. 

While there will be events for those without horses, those with horses must bring coggins. The coggins will be checked at the gate and no exceptions will be made. 

There is a one-time fee of $20 and $5 per event. Lunch will be catered by the Chuch Wagon Team. 

For more information, visit rivercrosscowboychurch.org.  


Apalachicola antique 

& classic boat show

The 15th annual Antique & Classic Boat Show in Apalachicola will feature classic boats, home-built traditional craft, work boats, classic designs, antique outboard motor collections, antique and classic automobiles, artwork and more.  

For details and applications go to www.antiqueboatshow.org or call 850-653-9419. 






Alachua celebrates spring

The 11th Annual Alachua Spring Festival, held on Main Street in Alachua, will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring David Russell, music, shopping and food.




Nature Coast Hospice 


The Chiefland operations of Hospice of Citrus County, Inc./Hospice of the Nature Coast is the beneficiary of a fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Beef O’Brady’s, 7050 N.W. 140th St., Chiefland. A portion of dinner tabs will be donated to the hospice to help patients and families served by the organization. 


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.







American Legion bingo

American Legion Post 91 bingo games are held weekly at 7 p.m. is open to Tri-County Area residents. The Post 91 bingo hall is smoke-free and no alcohol is served. Proceeds support programs for veterans and youth in the community. The post is located on U.S. Highway 129 between the towns of Trenton and Bell (across the highway from the “Field of Dreams”). 




Children's Table welcomes seniors

The Children's Table facility at 680 W. Thrasher Dr, Bronson, will be open to area seniors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A light lunch will be served.


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, in Ocala. Doors open at noon. The club also meets the second 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. 


Veterans open house

All veterans are invited to American Legion Post 91 Meeting Hall every Wednesday from 7 to 9 a.m. for free donuts and coffee during the weekly Veterans Open House. The post is located on U.S. Highway 129 between the towns of Trenton and Bell (across the highway from the “Field of Dreams”). 


TOPS meeting

The Chiefland TOPS group meets from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at St. Alban's Church, U.S. Highway 19, north of Chiefland. Both sexes are welcome. For information, call 352-463-9111.


DVA Auxiliary bingo

The Disabled Veterans of America Auxiliary Unit 63 of Cross City bingo begins at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. The event is open to the public. All proceeds go to the DVA projects.

For more information, call Debbie at 724-719-0156. 


April 26

Celebrate Chiefland's Night Out

The third annual Chiefland Night Out is from 5-7 p.m. at Trailhead Park on U.S. Highway 19 South in Chiefland. For more information call 493-9533, or email davisk@cf.edu.  Organizers are are asking that all groups:

• Bring their own tables and/or umbrellas or cabanas for shade

• That everyone has a game, project or short lesson to share with the children.


April 27-28

Relay For Life at CES

The 2013 Relay For Life of The Nature Coast will take place at Chiefland Elementary School beginning at noon on April 27 with the Survivor Lap, the kickoff lap for the Relay at 12:15 p.m. The 

Survivor/Caregiver Luncheon is at 12:30 p.m. The Luminaria Ceremony is at 9 p.m. and the closing ceremony is April 28 at 5 a.m.

Please join us as we gather to celebrate your victory, remember loved ones and fight back against cancer.

For more information, email Kyle Stone at Kyle.Stone@cancer.org or call 352-240-5059.

The public is welcome at the event. 


April 27


Public does judging at talent show

“You Be the Judge” is the theme for a talent show on April 27 at 3 p.m. at the Williston High School Auditorium in Williston. The show is for middle and high school students to show off their talen and the audience votes for the best in singing, dancing and comedy. 

The grand prize is $1,000, with $500 for runner-up, $250 for third place, $150 for fourth place and $100 for fifth place. 

The entry fee is $25. The show is sponsored by Tri County Pregnancy Center, Williston.

For more information, call 352-528-0200.


Bass tournament benefits Haven

The fishing begins at dawn and ends with weigh-in at 3 p.m. in the 10th Annual Bass Fishing Tournament at the Palatka City Dock to benefit Haven Hospice. This has a $2,500 prize for first place and $1,000 prize for the big fish of the tournament. This year there's a new “Average Joe” category and the addition of activities for the whole family between 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. There will be a Ki's Casting Tournament, Kid's Fish Tank Fishing Experience. 


April 30

Garden club meeting

Garden Club of the  Tri-counties meets on the last Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Fanning Springs Community Center in Fanning Springs. 

Dues are $10 per year and everyone is welcome to join. For more information, call   352-356-1236;

352-542-9723 or 352-463-6805.


May 2


Beekeepers meeting

The Levy County Beekeepers Club meets the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. 4 W. Park Ave., Chiefland. Anyone interested in bees or beekeeping are welcome to attend. Experienced beekeepers will be available to answer questions, share ideas, experiences and much more. No need to be a beekeeper to attend, just have an interest in saving the honeybee and other pollinators. 

For more information, call Byron Teerlink at 352-493-2216 or Chappie McChesney at 386-462-2637.



May 4

The 4th annual Fitness, Art and Music Festival and 5K run to benefit Haven Hospice.


May 8


Legion Auxiliary meeting

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 383, Old Town, meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in becoming a member, call 352-542-7788. 


Sons of AMVETS meeting

AMVETS Post 88 Sons of AMVETS meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The meetings are at the post home.


May 9


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 Wednesday 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.


May 11


Windsor goes crazy for zukes

The Windsor Volunteer Fire Department hosts the 29th Annual Zukefest at the fire station in Windsor from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds of the event support the fire department. 

There will be fried zucchini, zucchini bread, barbecued chicken by Mike Hill and other veggies by Cracker Boys Hunt Club. 

The is a family event with rides, a magic show, beauty pageant and activities throughout the day. There will also be arts and crafts vendors. 

The station is at 1401 S.E. County Road 234 in Ganesville. 



May 14

Florida native plant society meeting

Join us for a Sparkleberry Chapter Meeting of the Florida Native Plant Society, which meets:  6:30 p.m, on the second Tuesday of the month, at Hatch Park at 403 S.E. Craven St., Branford.

For more information contact: President: Mae Brandt, 386-466-0915, maebrandt@bellsouth.net, Carol Sullivan, 386-364-9309, csullivan12@windstream.net. For more information on the Florida Native Plant Society: www.fnps.org. 


May 15

AMVETS Post No. 88 Auxiliary meetings

AMVETS Post 88 Auxiliary meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The meetings are at the post home.


June 1

The 2nd annual Ride for Haven poker run to benefit Haven Hospice.


September 7

The 2rd annual Care for Clay 5K run to benefit Haven Hospice. 


October 26

The 2nd annual Monster Dash and Creepy Crawl to benefit Have Hospice. 




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, The Gathering Table, meeting room, North Main Street, 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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.