Community Calendar for the week of November 10

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World War II vets group
 celebrates 20 years
The World War II Veterans Club will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their existence at the Moose Lodge in Fanning Springs at 11:15 a.m.
This will also remind all of the upcoming anniversary of Pearl Harbor. It has been 70 years since the beginning of WWII. If you are a veteran of this war, mark your calendar and join the group on this special day.
Bring your spouse, a care giver or designated driver. Lunch is free to all WWII veterans.
For more information, call Dot Halvorsen, 352-542-7697 or Virginia Lewis 352-528-2310

Buck-A-Roo Bash Fall Festival
Riverside Christian School holds it Buck A Roo Bash Fall  Festival from 6-8 p.m. Armbands are $10 for ages 4 years through grade 12. There will be more than 20 activities with inflatables, and the armband covers most activities. There will also be concessions available. The school is located at 8149 S.W. County Road 341, Trenton. For more information call 352-463-1569.


W.A.R. holds annual turkey
dinner, meeting
W.A. R., the Withlacoochee Area Residents, holds its 3rd Annual Turkey Dinner and Quarterly Meeting, open to the public. Dinner is at 6 p.m. at the Yankeetown-Inglis Woman’s Club.
The meal includes fried turkey with all the fixin’s. Cost: Adults, $10; children under 12, $5. For more information, call 352-447-5434 or email directors@warinconline.com.

Yankeetown library fall book sale
The friends of A. F. Knotts Public Library, 11 56th St., Yankeetown, is having a gigantic, what-a-bargain, fall book sale during library hours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, and on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 3-8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 16-17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale will continue at the Seafood Festival on Nov. 19-20.


Geneaology Society meeting
The Genealogy Society of Levy County will meet at 2 p.m. at the Levy County Quilt Museum, 11050 N.W. 10th Ave., Chiefland. There will be an informal Genealogy Workshop: Members to Members. The public is invited to attend, especially beginning genealogists. 


CFCAA board meeting
The Board of Directors of the Central Florida Community Action Agency will meet at 3 p.m. in the Gainesville office, 2606 N.W. 6th Street.
Board committees (Executive, Finance & Audit, Development & Program Planning and Nominating & Personnel committees) will meet the same day beginning at 1:45 p.m. For more information, contact Monique Harrison at 352-373-7667, ext. 204.

 Tobacco group meeting
The Levy Coalition against Tobacco will be meeting from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the community room at Capital City Bank of Chiefland. The public is invited to attend.

Nov. 16

Veteran's benefit for nursing home residents
There will be a veteran's benefit for nursing home residents from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center, 606 N.E. 7th Street, Trenton. Jim Mash, Veteran's service Office of Gilchrist County, will be the guest speaker. This event is open to the residents, families and community. A box lunch will be provided to all those who RSVP by Nov. 14. To RSVP, contact Lilly Rooks of Social Services at 352-463-7101.

Nov. 17

Tourism task force meeting
The monthly meeting of the Original Florida Tourism Task Force will begin at 10 a.m. at Christopher's Christmas Shop & Village, 141 S. Byron Butler Parkway, Perry. Please RSVP by Nov. 15 by sending an email to thomas@ncfrpc.org. For more information, contact director Bryan Thomas at 352-9500-2200, ext. 106.

American Legion Post 91 meeting
American Legion Post 91 will meet at the post home at 4200 U.S. Highway 129 between Trenton and Bell by the FFA Arena. The meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. with a dinner and business to follow. At this meeting, a new commander, adjutant and chaplain will be elected. Veterans, your presence is very important. The Legion will not have the Thanksgiving dinner like in the past, but will have the drawing for a $100 bond for those who paid their dues before Oct. 31. All auxiliary members are encouraged to attend.

Nov. 19

Nature Coast Toys for Tots Run
The 7th Annual Nature Coast Toys for Tots Run will begin with a free sign-up for riders from 10:15 a.m. to noon at BubbaQue's in Chiefland. Riders—motorcycles only—will leave at 12:15 p.m. with a law enforcement escort to Charlie's Bar to deliver your cash donation or new, unwrapped toy. The toy run is authorized and sanctioned by the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
Anyone is welcome to attend the festivities at Charlie's Bar on U.S. Highway 19 south of Cross City. Riders will arrive at about 1 p.m. and there will be food, the Marine Corps, an auction, vendors, a full-service bar and live music with Steel Bridge, Dotti South & The Slackers and the Section 8 Band. For more information, contact run organizer Scott Turner at naturecoasttoysfortotsride@yahoo.com or Tri-County Toys for Tots coordinator Vince Arcadi at 352-542-2043.

Nov. 19-20

Annual Art, Craft and Seafood Festival
The 30th Annual Inglis-Yankeetown Lions Club Art, Craft & Seafood Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The festival is in Yankeetown on Riverside Drive.
There will be items of interest to everyone and plenty of seafood. Entertainment this year will include an Elvis show provided by Chris Diamond, Swamp Pop music from Cajun Dave Becnel and Bluegrass performed by the Skeeter Creek Band. Admission to the festival and parking are free. For more information, visit www.yankeetownseafoodfestival.com.

CK Keyhole Customer Appreciation Days
To help kick off the holiday season, the Cedar Keyhole Artist Co-op will be hosting Customer Appreciation Days. Everything in the store will be discounted by 10 percent with many select items marked down as much as 50 percent, look for the “green tags.” These are unique artist pieces, which can make great gifts at very reasonable prices.
Refreshments will be served both days. A portion of our profits will be donated to a Cedar Key charity.

Nov. 20

Withlacoochee Rubber Duck Race
The 3rd Annual Withlacoochee Rubber Duck Race begins at noon as part of the Inglis-Yankeetown Seafood Festival. Ducks can be purchased for $5 each, $25 for a "six quack," $50 for a "quackers dozen," or a flock of ducks (26) for $100. There's a grand prize of $300 and a "Lazy Duck" prize of $100. All donations go to the Ellie Schiller Education Center at the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve. The race is approximately 100 yards and begins by the Withlacoochee River at Winding River Park.
For more information or to "make sure all of your ducks are in a row," call 352-447-6152 or email friendswgp@bellsouth.net. Checks may be mailed to WGP, P.O. Box 482, Yankeetown, Fl, 34498.

Dec. 3

Suwannee River Cleanup (with PDF image in folder)
Spearheaded by the Current Problems Organization, the Great Suwannee River Cleanup will begin at 10 a.m. There are three locations: Camp Azalea/Yellow Jacket, Fowler’s Bluff and the Town of Suwannee, the Friends and staff of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge with the help of other organizations will complete the River Cleanup.
There are jobs for folks to work on land at the staging areas to pass out materials and to weigh trash collected. Folks will be ferried to different spots along the river to collect trash. If you do have a boat — whether large or small — to bring, let us know. To participate, contact Ranger Pam Darty 352-493-0238 ex. 223. For planning, we need a rough count of who will participate. The Friends Group will provide water and snacks. Last year's effort was not only a fun day but a very successful day.  

Dec. 10

Classic car show in Fanning Springs
The Tri-County CFGC and the Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce present the 16th Annual Festival of Lights at Fort Fanning Park. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon, with awards beginning at 3 p.m. Classics, late models and imports welcome. Dash plaques will be given to the first 50 vehicles. There will be food and drinks as well as music by DJ Jeff. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots.
Preregister by Dec. 3 for an entry fee of $15. The entry fee is $20 on the day of the show. For more information, contact Ron Tucker at 352-493-7846 or by email at phillips1311@bellsouth.net.