Community calendar for the week of June 27

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Throughout the month

Chiefland Senior Citizen 

Center activities

The Chiefland Senior Center located at 305 S.W. 1st St., behind the Deer Camp Store on South Main Street, has free activities. 

On Monday and Wednesday, exercise is at 9 a.m.; Monday has bridge at 10 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday has bingo, from 9 a.m. to noon; Wednesday has a crafts class at 10 a.m. to noon, and Friday has Line Dancing at 10 a.m. to noon.

Shine volunteers stop by every third Wednesday to help with Medicare questions and information from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Hot meals are served each weekday at noon. 

For more information call 352-490-7055.




AMVETS Post meeting

AMVETS Post members meet the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Post on State Road 24 in Bronson. 


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.




Chiefland Chamber meeting

The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce membership meeting is at noon, in the Haven Hospice meeting room, located at 311 N.E. 9th St. (off of Hwy 27). A buffet lunch will be provided compliments of “Dream Builders USA” owned and operated by Kim and Annette Derks. Chamber members are invited to the monthly meetings to share updated information, welcome our newest members to the chamber, meet 'n' greet with other chamber members and listen to the speaker of the month – all while enjoying a free lunch.

 The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce is still in the process of scheduling luncheon sponsors for each month through the year 2013. If you or your business would like to sponsor one of our monthly meeting luncheons please contact Maureen at the Chamber office as soon as possible.

Seating space is limited at our monthly meetings so please reserve your seat by emailing us at the Chamber office at: chieflandchamber@bellsouth.net or by calling the Chamber office at 352-493-1849. 


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 NE U.S. Highway 27A, Bronson. For more information, call 352-486-5003.




Williston celebrates Fourth

The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce and City of Williston will have its Independence Day festivities on July 3. There will be a parade on Noble Ave. (U.S. Highway 27) beginning at 5 p.m. from the high school past Knauff Funeral Home. K-Country radio personality Lewis Stokes who is from Williston will be the Grand Marshal.

Immediately after the parade festivities will begin in Williston Horseman’s Park located on U.S. Highway 41, 1 mile South of Williston. There is a $2 per carload donation requested but not required. Admission to the park is free and all amusement rides and pony rides for the children will be free. There will be entertainment all evening long and the fireworks display is at dusk.

Attendees are reminded no coolers, no pets, no alcohol and no fireworks are allowed into the park. For more information, call 352-528-5552  or visit www.willistonfl.com.


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.


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. 


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.


July 4


Happy Independence Day!


Holy Day worship

Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Key will have an Independence Day worship at 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend. 


Bronson celebrates Independence

The City of Bronson is hosting its annual Independence Day celebration at  James H. Cobb Park. For more information, call 352-486-2354 or visit www.townofbronson.com.


July 5


Scrapbooking for seniors 

The Suwannee Adult Residence and Wellness Center offers SALT (Senior Adult Life Tapestry) Scrapbooking the first Friday of every month at 3 p.m. at Suwannee Bell. For more info, contact Annette Derks at 352-535-7681, Suwannee Bell, 282 S.E. 989th St, Fanning Springs.


July 6


CK light station open house

The Cedar Key Light Station Open House will celebrate the fledging of the young birds of the rookery. Later, on Aug. 3, the anniversary of the light station will be celebrated by the Cedar Key and Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuges, and the Levy County and Cedar Key Historical Societies. For more information, visit cedarkey.org


July 11


Tourism council meeting

The Levy County Tourist Development Council will have its bi-monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the Levy County Visitors Bureau, 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson.

The meeting is open to the public.








July 19


Friends of NRA feast at banquet

The Dixie County Friends of the NRA banquet will feature a steak dinner, live and silent auctions and games to win merchandise, firearms and other items. 

The event begins at 6 p.m., at Old Town Elementary School Cafeteria.

Adult tickets are $30. All proceeds benefit shooting sports and supporting the Second Amentment to the U.S. Constitution. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/dixiefnra.


July 31

Visit with your legislator

State Rep. Charlie Stone (R-District 22) who represents Levy County in the Legislature will hold office hours in Chiefland beginning at 9 a.m. in the Old Train Depot in Trailhead Park.

Stone can be contacted through either his Ocala office by calling 352-291-4436 or at 3001 S.W. College Road, Suite 104, Ocala, or his Capitol office by calling 850-717-5022 or 1003 The Capitol, Tallahassee. 


August 3


CK Light Station marks anniversary

The Cedar Key Light Station Open House will celebrate the anniversary of the light station. The event is sponsored by the Cedar Key and Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuges, and the Levy County and Cedar Key Historical Societies. For more information, visit cedarkey.org.


August 10


UMC summer bash

The First United Methodist Church Annual Epic End of Summer Bash  is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This free event is designed to help parents and kids get ready to go back to school. Many businesses and organizations will be on hand to provide information on services, free school supplies, free haircuts, and more. There is also lots of food and fun including a water slide, dunking booth, zip-line, and more. It's a great opportunity for community connection.  If your business or organization would like to be included, please contact Diana Child  at the First United Methodist Church at 352-493-4627 or email fumc_chf@yahoo.com.


September 17


Business of the year banquet

The Business of the Year and Industry Appreciation Banquet hosted by the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce will be at the Tommy Usher Center in Chiefland. The program will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.



Details to come on these events

Saturday, September 14

The 3rd annual Hutch Hutchinson Poker Run in Chiefland to benefit Haven 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.