Community Calendar for the week of November 8

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Through Nov. 21


Scarecrow City display

Scarecrow City, a project sponsored by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce, is on exhibit at Trailhead Park on U.S. Highway 19 South in Chiefland.  Businesses and community groups created the displays. 







 CHS Band dinner 

The Chiefland High School Band is hosting its Spirit Night from 5 to 9 p.m. at Beef-O-Brady's on U.S. Highway 19 north of Chiefland. A portion of the sales will be donated to the band. Please remember to tell your server you are there for the band in order for it to receive the donation.


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 yiwamansclub@gmail.com.


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 Tuesday 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.


Nature Coast Conservancy 

Florida's Nature Coast Conservancy board of directors meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Laboratory in Cedar Key at 4 p.m. Members and others interested in this land trust are welcome.





Chicken dinner helps equip van 

Friends of Donna Sache Leggett are selling chicken lunch and dinner to help the Bronson Middle/High School teacher's aide purchase equipment for a van that accommodates the challenges she faces and help with medical bills. Leggett hasTransverse Myelitis — a neurological disorder. 

Meal tickets are available for a $10 donation. The menu includes chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, roll and dessert. Lunch can be picked up or delivered upon request and dinner will be available for pickup from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Chiefland High School cafeteria before the final football game of the season against Trenton.

To purchase meal tickets  call Donna Brock  at brockd@levy.k12.fl.us or Angela Johnson at LCSF@levy.k12.fl.us.


Classic Cars at Taco Bell

The Tri-County Cruisin' For Grins Club meets to show off their 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.




Gulf Hammock author to sign books 

Dr. Jack Foley will be autographing and selling copies of his recently published book, “Those Were the Times,” a collection of stories about life in Gulf Hammock, at Treasure Camp on the Suwannee River in Fowlers Bluff, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

 Foley, who was born and raised in Gulf Hammock and has a doctorate in mathematics, was a professor at Florida Atlantic University. Now retired, he has chronicled life in Gulf Hammock when he was growing up. 


WTBH hosts anniversary concert

   WTBH, 91.5 FM, will host a 25th anniversary concert at 6 p.m. at Chiefland High School auditorium. 

Performers include Redroots, Back Home and the Cross Band of Cross Brand Cowboy Church. There is no admission charge for the event. For more information, call 352-493-2650.


Veteran's Day (Monday)

Make sure you thank a vet-  eran today. See Page 1A for a list of Veteran's Day (and weekend) activities. 


Fiction book 

bunch meets

The Fiction Book Bunch will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Cedar Key Library.  Much work has been done to build an annotated list of some suggested books for the season; this compilation has been emailed to all on our Book Bunch list.   If you do not have one, just email offerlem@bellsouth.net; she will mail you one. 


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.




Business Council to meet

   The Nature Coast Business Development Council will meet at  9 a.m. at the Workforce Connection Levy Resource Center, 109 N.W. 3rd Ave., Chiefland. The board will discuss economic development projects it is working on, and the executive director gives a progress report on activities and accomplishments.  To be placed on the agenda, call Dave Pieklick, NCBDC executive director, at 352-493-6797 or email at director@naturecoast.org.


American Legion bingo

American Legion Post 91 bingo game 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”). 




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 Gilchrist County Veterans Service Officer Jim Mash will be available to answer questions about benefits and services available to veterans.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. Albans Church, U.S. Highway 19, north of Chiefland. Both sexes are welcome. For information, call 352-463-9111.


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. 


Alanon meeting

Alanon meets at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at Chiefland Methodist Church, North Main Street. For more information, call 1-800-851-1795.


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, please call (352) 542-7788. 















November 16


Chamber moves meeting

The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce has moved its meeting from the fourth Friday of the month to the third Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The group meets at noon in the community room at the Haven Hospice Care Center in Chiefland. Drummond Community Bank is the sponsor of the November luncheon. To reserve a place, call the Chamber Office at 352-493-1849.


November 17


Appreciation for old cars helps children

The 2nd Annual North Florida Operation Christmas Child Antique Cars, Classic Cars, and Old Cars Appreciation Day sponsored by WQLC-102FM, Power Country Radio Station, will be 9 a.m. to noon  at the station at 9206 W. U.S. Highway 90 in Lake City.

Participant are asked to bring a gift-filled shoe box or to adopt a shoebox for $20 per participant. Lunch will be provided by the sponsor. 

Please reserve your space for the show and a seat for lunch by contacting Colleen Ruehl by Nov. 1 at 850-556-1787, via mail to 12545 S.E. County Road 25A, Jasper, FL 32052 or via email to jcruehl@aol.com.

Shoebox labels and “How to Pack a Shoe Box” information is at www.samaritanspurse.org/occ/.


November 21


SHINE has Medicare answers

A SHINE volunteer with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs will visit the Chiefland Senior Center from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The SHINE volunteer can assist Medicare recipients in making the best informed decision for the 2013 Medicare Part D Drug Plan or Medicare Advantage Plan.  There will be a short presentation followed by individual counseling.  SHINE provides free, unbiased, and confidential counseling.  Low Income Medicare beneficiaries should ask about Extra Help (LIS) to help pay for  2013 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan costs.  

Each Medicare recipient should being their Medicare Card, the 2012 Plan card (if any), and all prescription drug bottles, or a 90-day listing of prescriptions from a pharmacy.

To be referred to a SHINE site or a SHINE volunteer, call 1-800-262-2243. The next SHINE visit in Chiefland is Dec. 7.


November 23


Christmas celebration

The annual Cedar Key Christmas Celebration will kick-off this event with a tree lighting ceremony in the Park. 


November 24


Friends Thanksgiving book sale

The Friends Books Store inside the Dunnellon Public Library will hold a store-wide, half-off  sale  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. All proceeds benefit the Dunnellon Public Library at 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon. For information, call 352-438-2520


December 1


Christmas Festival in Chiefland

The annual Christmas Festival will be held at Trailhead Park on U.S. 19 South. The city will also have its annual parade. 


December 7

Candlelight remembrance of loved ones

An evening of music, hope, and healing is the theme for the 2012 Hope Illuminates Candlelight Remembrance...to Honor the Memory of our Loved Ones. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services at 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland.  The remembrance will include an inspirational speaker, memorial video tribute and interactive candle lighting followed by a cookie and  hot chocolate social. To RSVP, submit a photograph for the memorial video or for additional info, contact Pam Leaptrot at 352-493-0050 







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, Beef O'Brady's ,meeting room, U.S. Highway 19 North, 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.


Dixie Horseman Association

The Dixie Horseman Association wants to remind all members and potential members that the Club Roping and Game Days are always on the third Friday and Saturday of each month.  Sign-ups begin at 7 p.m. and the roping starts at 8 p.m. This is a Round Robin format with a ropers cap of No. 5. Cash payouts are awarded. The arena is on the Airport Road in Cross City. All ropers and riders must be club members. Memberships are available at all events. All scheduled events are subject to fair weather. For more information, call Lil’ John Driggers, Shirley Jean Davis, Cindy Chewning, Karen Wright, Jeff Watson, Terri Cason or Charles Allen.