Community Calendar for the week of April 25

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Through Saturday

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. 


Bronson Homemakers bingo

The Bronson Home and Community Educators (HCE), also known as The Homemakers, is a community service organization, hosts its annual Bingo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Levy County Extension Office on Alt. 27 in Bronson.

Admission is $5 at the door which includes two cards with extra cards available at  two for $1. Lunch provided will be hot dogs, beans and drink.

For more information please contact Dee Olsen at 352-486-2319 or Debbie Langlois 352-284-1519.


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.



Chiefland Chamber meeting

The Chiefland Chamber of Commerce monthly members meeting is at noon at the Haven Hospice House meeting room at 311 N.E. 9th St. in Chiefland. This month's buffet lunch will be provided by Tri-County Chiropractic and All Season’s Heating & Air Conditioning. Chamber members are invited to share in the meeting, welcome new members and listen to the guest speaker. Reservations are required so please contact Maureen at the Chamber office 352-493-1849 or email chieflandchamber@bellsouth.net.


Chiefland's Night Out

The Chiefland Night Out is 5 to 7 p.m. at Trailhead Park  and the Old Train Depot on U.S. Highway 19 South in Chiefland.

Participating groups are asked to bring tables and canopies for their displays, and those coming to the event should bring chairs,  

For more info contact Kat Davis at the College of Central Florida- 352-493-9533 or davisk@cf.edu.


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. 


Classic 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.



Kayak fishing tournament

The Nature Coast Challenge-Kayak Fishing Tournament is in Inglis and Yankeetown. For more information call 352-564-0313 or email naturecoastchallenge.com.


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 talent 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. 



High Springs celebrates pioneers

The 37th Annual Pioneer Days Festival is this weekend in downtown High Springs. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Along with the usual features of arts and craft vendors, a great food court, heritage village, kids korral, shoot-out re-enactments and live entertainment, this year we will have the Seminole Indian Dance Circle, a special Railroad history display, a Business Expo and much more. For more information call 386-454-3120



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.




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.


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. 


Driving course for seniors lowers premiums

The AARP Driver Safety Course for Seniors is at the Gilchrist County Public Library, 105 N.E. 11th Ave., Trenton,  from 9 a.m.  to 3:30 p.m.

Cost of the class is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. 

The course completion certificate is valid for a discount on automobile insurance policies for 3 years.

Registration is required, call 352-333-3036


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.


Cattlemen, landowners meeting


The Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association will have its spring meeting on Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m. at Don Quincey's home on the Suwannee River. 

   Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend. For more information, call the Levy County Extension O


May 4

Williston's last book sale of season

Friends of the Williston Public Library will hold its May Book Fair, from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

This will be last book fair for the season and fairs will resume in September of this year. There are many books on hand and "Friends" is going to charge half-price for every book, puzzle and tape.

Please bring any donations to the library by May 4th. Bring only books for donation that you would buy if  you saw it in a sale. 

Stock up for summer reading then. Everything half-priced!


Haven benefits from fitness event

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.


May 16

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


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.