Community Calendar for the week of April 4

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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.

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.


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.


Yankeetown-Inglis 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.



Knitters, crocheters gathering

• The Kona Joe's knitting club meets every Friday at 3 p.m. on the deck of the eatery on State Road 24 in Cedar Key. It's free and all knitters are welcome.

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


AARP Tax Aide 

Free tax preparation and e-file with AARP Tax Aide is available at Luther Callaway Public Library in Chiefland. Friday hours are noon-4 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 


Check out 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.



Chiefland Centennial celebration

The city will celebrate the 100th year of its boundaries being laid out by the Chiefland Development Company. A parade, fireworks show, festival, and various contests are planned. 

Showcase your business or family in the parade themed “Centennial – Early 1900 Period”.  Contact Melanie Hutchison at 352-493-2221 for more information.


Turning Point Ministry open house, yard sale

Turning Point Ministry will host a spring open house and yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  There will be lots of great bargains and breakfast and lunch will be available

The ministry is on County Road 341 (Dairy Road) between State Road 26 and U.S. Highway 19.


Saturday, April 6

Bicycle ride for education

A bicycle ride on the Chiefland and Tri-County greenway trails will benefit the Levy County Schools Foundation. Registration will be at Chiefland Shopping Center, 102 N. Main St./U.S. Highway 19/98,  Chiefland. The designated ride is up to 48 miles long, with the option to ride as little or as much as you want. There will be stops at Fanning Springs, Old Town and Cross City with large food and beverage provisions until noon.  


Last Williston book fair for season

Friends of the Williston Public Library will hold its First Saturday Book Fair, from 8:30 a.m. till 1p.m. It will be held as usual in the City Conference Room at the south end of Williston City Hall.

This is the next to last book fair for this season and there are many good books to choose. Come early for best selection. Prices are $1, hardbacks, 50 cents, soft backs, 25 cents for paper backs, $1.00 for tapes and videos and puzzles and ten cents for magazines and children's books. 


Newberry Garden Club Expo

The Newberry Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 24845 W. Newberry Road, Newberry, in the parking lot of the Newberry First United Methodist Church.

Trees, shrubs, flowers of all kind, bulbs, fruit & vegetable plants, ard and garden-related crafts for sale at great prices. Proceeds support community projects and scholarship funds.


VIVA! Fundraiser for Haven

Haven Hospice is the beneficiary of the ninth annual VIVA! Carnival event on the Rembert Farm in Alachua. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased by calling 1-800-727-1889. 



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”). 


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.

The guest speaker is Terry Zinn, of the Florida Wildflowers Association. He will how tell how wildflowers are essential to our health and wellbeing, as well as the world around us. The presentation will include information about the importance of adding wildflowers to home landscapes and also includes resources for species information and plant selection.

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. 



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. 


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. 


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 11

Have lunch with WWII vets

World War II Vets and Proud of It will meet at ABC Pizza in Chiefland at 11:30 a.m. If you have any questions please contact Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310. Please bring a friend, spouse or another Veteran with you.


April 11-14

Levy Fair dates

The Levy County Fair will be April 11-14 at the Williston Airport Industrial Park,  across from the Williston Horseman’s Park. Visit www.LevyCountyFair.com to learn about the events and enter the contests. 

April 12

AARP driving class 

The class is to be held at the Williston City Hall – Community Center, 50 N.W. Main St., Williston, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please bring a sack lunch. Registration is required. To register or for more information, call Gary E. LeGrow, Zone Coordinator, at 352-333-3036



April 13

Rummage Sale at Peace Lutheran Church

   The ladies of Peace Lutheran Church hold their rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. If anyone has items they wish to donate to the sale, please call Thelma Grams at 352-465-3877, to arrange a time when someone will be available to accept donations.

   Peace Lutheran Church (The Church On The Hill) is at 7201 S. Highway 41, 5 miles north of downtown Dunnellon.  For more information, call, 352-489-5881, or visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com


April 18

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

April 19

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.


April 20

Annual Antique Car Show at Ayers

The 21st Annual Antique Car Show at Ayers Health & Rehab Center returns from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 606 N.E. 7th St., Trenton.  The Suwannee River Early Ford V-8 Club, with Ayers Health & Rehabilitation Center hosts the show of cars from 1988 and older.  Registration prior to April 16 is $12 per car. The day of show fee is $15 per car.


Kids Rodeo Series continues

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. 


April 22

Nature Coast Hospice fundraiser

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. 


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.  


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 4

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

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. 



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.