Heart In The Sky

Cloud formations can be seen as anything depending on one's perspective. Here there could be a heart in the sky in these clouds over Levy County recently.

Photo by Sharon Hardison © May 22, 2017 at 9:37 a.m.


 


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Treasure Hunter

David Grix, 61, of Boynton Beach looks for metal treasure with a detector that will indicate it exists under the sand at Cedar Key Beach on Saturday morning (May 20). Grix said he was visiting family in Cedar Key.

Photo by Jeff M. Hardison © May 22, 2017 at 7:57 a.m.



Outsmarting The Skunk

This predominantly white-furred skunk is seen in a hayfield in the Tri-County Area of Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties.


To be safe, not just from the potential of being sprayed with stinky fluid but just in case it is rabid, the picture is taken from a distance. Hence, the photographer skunked (or outsmarted) the skunk.

Photos by Jeff M. Hardison © May 18, 2017 at 4:07 p.m.


Nature Time

This gopher tortoise is strolling along a lime rock road somewhere in the Tri-County Area of Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties on Sunday (Mother’s Day, May 14). Check out the video below. Just click on it to watch it happen.




Next are photos of a pileated woodpecker. This bird is seen on May 14 too. These woodpecker pictures are through the window of The Code Orange Office looking out onto The Inkpad property, in the unrecorded subdivision of unincorporated Levy County where there is an area being developed as an unofficial, unregulated illusionary trailer park for birds. In the one photo of the woodpecker on the ground, the bird enjoys a drink of water provided thanks to the Cedar Key Womans Club. That homemade ceramic serving dish was a door prize at a 2017 event in Cedar Key. It became a water dispensary for creatures.






This final picture of the 'Where is Waldo the Woodpecker?' makes it easiest to see. His beak is pointing to the left, as he looks toward the deeper woods with more oak trees.

The next two photos are of a squirrel getting bird food from a hanging cage. The squirrel is in the same general area as the woodpecker.






The final picture is a foot-long section of root from a thorny vine. Are you feeling lucky vine? This hunk of vine root is not producing thorny vines anymore.

Photos and Video by Jeff M. Hardison © May 15, 2017 at 9:07 p.m. All Rights Reserved

 

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Technological Petting Zoos
slated for public libraries

Published May 14, 2014 at 12:01 a.m.
Updated May 20, 2017 at 3:47 p.m.

on the Calendar Page of HardisonInk.com
     LEVY COUNTY --
Everyone is invited to the five "Ask and Expert" Technological Petting Zoos throughout Levy County in May.

     Visit a Technology Petting Zoo and try them before you buy them!
     There will be a variety of electronic devices on display including a 3D printer and a 3D Pancake Printer!
     Tech folks will share tips, answer questions, show how to download free eBooks and audiobooks and access other free library services.
     Bring your own device, and get your questions answered
     There are also microcomputers, virtual reality devices and more items scheduled to be at these events.
     ALL PROGRAMS START AT 6 P.M.
     May 22 -- Bronson Public Library, 600 Gilbert St., in Bronson
     May 24 -- Williston Public Library, 10 S.E. First St., in Williston
     May 26 -- Cedar Key Public Library, 460 Second St., in Cedar Key
     May 30 -- A.F. Knotts Public Library, 11 56th St., in Yankeetown


Appleton Museum of Art to open
Con-Text: The Word-Based
Images Of Tyrus Clutter 
- June 10


‘Great Soul’ an etching by Tyrus Clutter
Art Provided

Published April 12, 2o17 at 8:07 a.m.
on the Calendar Page of HardisonInk.com
     OCALA —
The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, is scheduled to exhibit “Con-Text: The Word-Based Images of Tyrus Clutter” from June 10 through Aug. 6.
     Marked by exuberant color combinations and embossed textural variations, the images of College of Central Florida Associate Professor Tyrus Clutter have relied increasingly on text over the past few years.
     These recent printmaking ventures explore the ways humans interpret both words and images—how both can be “read” and reexamined when paired within the same space. Some images are literally drawn with words. All the works explore interactivity, leading viewers to personally complete them by engaging the juxtapositions of texts and imagery.
     An opening reception is scheduled to be held on Saturday, June 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This free event is open to the public.
     Clutter, who teaches art history at CF, has a bachelor’s degree in Art from Spring Arbor University and a master's degree in Fine Art in Painting from Bowling Green State University. He works with painting and printmaking media, as well as with mixed media assemblage. To learn more, visit TyrusClutter.com.
     In addition to temporary exhibitions, the Appleton Museum of Art presents a permanent collection of European, American and contemporary art, plus Asian, African and pre-Columbian artifacts and antiquities.
     Daily admission to the Appleton Museum of Art is $8 for adults; $6 for seniors 55 or better; $5 for students 19 and over; $4 for youths ages 10-18; and free for members, CF students, faculty and staff, children age 9 and under, and active military personnel and their immediate families.
     The museum, ARTSpace and the Appleton Store are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The facility is closed every Monday.
     Owned and operated by the College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in Ocala, east of downtown on State Road 40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Parking is free.

 


'Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints:
Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil'
slated to show at the Appleton Museum


Art Provided

Published April 17, 2017 at 7:37 a.m.
on the Calendar Page of HardisonInk.com
     OCALA --
The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, is scheduled to exhibit “Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil” from June 17 to Aug. 13.
     The exhibition, which features engaging photographs and works of popular art, including sculptures, paintings, prints, religious objects, toys and booklets of poetry, explores how the ancient cultures of Africa blended with indigenous and colonial Portuguese traditions to form the vibrant and complex cultural mosaic of modern Brazil.
     The exhibition also illustrates the complex and vibrant culture of northeast Brazil and introduces the festivals, heroes and spiritual traditions that are important to the Nordestinos, common people of Brazil’s northeast.
     Free events include:
     ● Sunday, July 16, 2 p.m., Dr. Hingrid Kujawinski, CF choral professor, will give a presentation entitled “Brazilian Extravaganza,” and a choral and instrumental recital featuring classical and popular Brazilian music.
     ● Sunday, July 30, 2 p.m., Professor Mico, Allied Capoeira League Gainesville, will give a lecture and demonstration on Capoeira, a martial art that combines elements of fight, acrobatics, music, dance and rituals.
     ● Thursday, Aug. 3, 2 p.m., Richard Kirk, CF Humanities professor, will give a talk, “Forged From the Fire: Slavery's Lasting Impact on Brazilian Culture,” examining the impact of the slave trade in Brazil, and how the blending of African, Portuguese and native Brazilian cultures eventually produced a distinct artistic heritage for the region.
     Exploring how diverse traditions come together in the region, “Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints”
uses work by historical and contemporary artists to illuminate a fascinating history that reaches into modern Brazil. The exhibition is divided into three parts.
     “The Land & Its People” presents the complicated history of sugar plantations and African slavery in colonial Brazil. It introduces the parched backlands of the sertaÞo and the challenging life of the vaqueiros (cowboys), retirantes (migrant workers) and the heroes of the ordinary people of the Northeast.
     “Expressions of Faith” presents the rich African-Brazilian religion of Candombleì, exploring its historic African roots and its intersection with Roman Catholicism. Photographs, paintings and sacred objects show colorful processions, festivals and pilgrimages of these two religious traditions.
     “Poetry, Celebration & Song” features literatura de cordel (literature on a string) produced by singing poets who “sell” their songs in small chapbooks in markets and fairs. Poetry, prints and sculptures inspired by folk legends and current events signal the dynamic fusion of tradition and improvisation in the culture of the Northeast.
     The exhibition will immerse viewers in colorful environments. Hands-on interactive, music and video components will combine with large-scale photographs and original artifacts to show the complex history, religious devotion and artistic expression that come together in the popular art of northeast Brazil.
     “Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil” was curated by Marion E. Jackson, Ph.D., and Barbara Cervenka, O.P., Con/Vida–Popular Arts of the Americas, and organized by Con/Vida–Popular Arts of the Americas and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, Michigan, in partnership with NEH on the Road/Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City, Missouri.
     “Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil” exhibit-inspired education programs are sponsored in part by Northern Trust. 
     In addition to temporary exhibitions, the Appleton Museum of Art presents a permanent collection of European, American and contemporary art, plus Asian, African and pre-Columbian artifacts and antiquities.
     Daily admission to the Appleton Museum of Art is $8 for adults; $6 for seniors 55 or better; $5 for students 19 years and older; $4 for youths ages 10-18; and free for members, CF students, faculty and staff, children age 9 years and younger, and active military personnel and their immediate families. The museum, ARTSpace and Appleton Store are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday -- and closed every Monday.
     Owned and operated by the College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on State Road 40 (exit 352 east off of I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Parking is free.


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Rep. Charlie Stone

Local Office Hours -- Near The Bottom of this Page

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SHINE LISTINGS -- BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE
(Updated May 11, 2017 @ 12:07 a.m.)

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

     Publisher’s Note: All events are listed chronologically. Please email announcements to hardisonink@gmail.com. Please look ahead on the Calendar and RSVP if the organizer requests that. Please check daily. Things change. If you do not see a notice that was sent, please send it again. Include a name and address when submitting events, so we can confirm them and so people can contact the sender for more information. TO SUBMIT AN EVENT, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO hardisonink@gmail.com. Please include the date, time and place. Please note if it is free and open to the public. Please note if reservations are required. Please provide a contact method for people who want more information. Thank you.

 

May 23, Tuesday
     6:30 p.m. --
There is a public safety memorial service event scheduled to remember fallen heroes in Columbia County. The Columbia County Public Safety Memorial Service is slated to be conducted in the Fellowship Hall of The First Baptist Church of Lake City, 182 N.E. Justice St., in Lake City. This event honors and remembers the ultimate sacrifice made by local public safety officers. This service honors 15 individuals who have died while protecting their communities through public service since the year 1900. The keynote speaker this year will be Florida Highway Patrol, Northern Patrol Operations Chief Mark Brown. Florida Highway Patrol Troop B Commander Maj. Eileen Powell will be the master of ceremonies. A proclamation by the Columbia County Board of County Commissioners will be presented and the Hon. Judge Tom Coleman of the Third Judicial Circuit will be lighting a candle just prior to the Memorial Roll Call. The Fallen Hero’s Ceremony will conclude with the playing of Taps, a bagpipes salute and a benediction. Local residents and visitors to the area are cordially invited to join the members of the Columbia County Public Safety Memorial Committee in memory of, and to honor, the heroism, courage and sacrifices of local fallen heroes and their surviving families.

May 24, Wednesday
     10-11 a.m. --
Invasive Plants and Noxious Weeds is the title of a program being presented for free and it is open to the public at the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve, 1001 Old Rock Road, in Yankeetown. This program is scheduled to be presented by Marc S. Frank, Extension Botanist with UF/IFAS. He will discuss: the definitions of weeds, native, exotic, naturalized, invasive and noxious plants; characteristics and impacts of invasive plants; and identification of noxious weeds that are commonly found in Northern Florida.
.The Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve is owned and operated by the Town of Yankeetown and was purchased with funding from the Florida Communities Trust. For more information about programs or directions on how to reach the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve, please visit the website https://wgpfl.org/.

May 25, Thursday
     6 p.m. --
Bill Warriner, a Gainesville Realtor, is scheduled to provide a speech titled Historic Districts Myths and Realities. The lecture is scheduled to be in the Williston City Council Meeting Room.

May 26, Friday
     10 a.m. --
Free meals for seniors 60 years and older are being offered at the Dixie County Public Library, 16328 S.E. U.S. Highway 19 in Cross City every Friday. Registration is required. Call 352-498-1219 to register.


May 27, Saturday
     9 a.m. - 1 p.m. --
The South Levy Marketplace happens on the fourth Saturday of each month. Local artisan crafts, fresh organic produce, garden plants and free pet adoptions are scheduled to be there. The feature vendor of the month is the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve. Come talk to them about their education center, scenic boardwalk, walking trails and observation tower overlooking the pristine wetlands, estuarial waterways and salt marshes. The United States Coast Guard will be on site to offer complimentary boat inspections. Vendor and quality yard sale spaces are available. $10 for a 10x10 space. This event is located on Levy County Road 40 west in Inglis. Call 352-302-1771 or www.southlevymarketplace.com.

May 28, Sunday
     10 a.m. - 2 p.m. --
There is an Open House that is free and open to the public at the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve (WGP), 1001 Old Rock Road, in Yankeetown. Nature Walks are scheduled at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. by Friends of the WGP. The WGP is owned and operated by the Town of Yankeetown and was purchased with funding from the Florida Communities Trust. For more information about programs or directions on how to reach the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve, please visit the website https://wgpfl.org/.


May 29, Monday, Memorial Day
     10 a.m. --
There is a Memorial Day Remembrance program in Trenton at the Gilchrist County Memorial Courtyard, which was dedicated by the then-members of the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners on Nov. 11, 2008 in honor of those who served both our country and our county. The courtyard is located behind the County Commission meeting room which is a couple of blocks south of State Road 26 (Wade Avenue) and on the east side of Main Street (U.S. Highway 129). Everyone is invited to this free event to remember veterans.


June 8, Thursday
     1-2 p.m. --
Marion Senior Services, 1101 S.W. 20 Court, in Ocala, has scheduled a free Ocala Alzheimer's Association program titled "Healthy Habits for a Healthier You." Care Consultation is available following program from 2 to 4 p.m. by appointment. Call for more information. Space is limited, please register by calling 800-272-3900.
     7 p.m. -- Williston City Council Vice President Wininger is scheduled to host a town hall meeting in the City Council Chambers. Everyone is invited to this free event.

June 12, Monday
     3 p.m. --
The College of Central Florida is hosting an information session for its new two-year Radiography program. Sessions will be offered at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, in Building 37, Room 103. The Associate in Science in Radiography begins in August. Approximately 20 students will be accepted. After completing the 77-credit-hour program, graduates are eligible for licensure in Florida as a Certified Radiologic Technologist and may apply for admission to the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist. To learn more, contact Dr. Mitchell Housenick at 352-854-2322, ext. 1645 or visit CF.edu/health

June 15, Thursday
     3 p.m. --
The College of Central Florida is hosting an information session for its new two-year Radiography program. Sessions will be offered at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, in Building 37, Room 103. The Associate in Science in Radiography begins in August. Approximately 20 students will be accepted. After completing the 77-credit-hour program, graduates are eligible for licensure in Florida as a Certified Radiologic Technologist and may apply for admission to the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist. To learn more, contact Dr. Mitchell Housenick at 352-854-2322, ext. 1645 or visit CF.edu/health


June 20, Tuesday
     10-11 a.m. --
Horseshoe Crabs and Citizen Science Initiative is the title of a program being presented for free and it is open to the public at the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve, 1001 Old Rock Road, in Yankeetown. It is being presented by Savanna Barry, Regional Agent with Sea Grant and UF/IFAS Extension. The WGP is owned and operated by the Town of Yankeetown and was purchased with funding from the Florida Communities Trust. For more information about programs or directions on how to reach the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve, please visit the website https://wgpfl.org/.

 July 11, Tuesday
     10-11 a.m. --
Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge (Wading Bird Rookery and Other Area Birds) is the title of a program being presented for free and it is open to the public at the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve, 1001 Old Rock Road, in Yankeetown. It is being presented by Vic Doig of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The WGP is owned and operated by the Town of Yankeetown and was purchased with funding from the Florida Communities Trust. For more information about programs or directions on how to reach the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve, please visit the website https://wgpfl.org/.

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REGULAR WEEKLY MEETINGS

EVERY MONDAY
    12 p.m. –
Trenton Rotary Club at the Gilchrist County Woman’s Club, 819 S.W. CR 339. (Except on Federal Holidays)

FIRST MONDAY
     6:30 p.m. --
The Williston High School Football Boosters' meeting is in the Williston High School Library. Meetings will continue year-round on the first Monday of every month. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

SECOND MONDAY
     9:30 a.m. --
Williston's AARP Chapter 912 meets in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 661 N.W. First Ave., Williston (behind the closed KFC restaurant). This group meets at 9:30 a.m. each second Monday from September (2015) through May (2016) for coffee and socializing. The meetings start at 10 a.m. After the meeting the club usually has a "pot luck" lunch provided by the club members.
     7 p.m. -- The Suwannee Valley Players meet at the Chief Theater, 25 E. Park Ave, Chiefland. The players discuss things that relate to the theater and upcoming shows. Anyone wishing to attend is welcome and no acting experience is necessary. For more information, please leave a message by calling 352-493-2787 or email to SuwanneeValleyPlayers@gmail.com.

THIRD MONDAY
      6:30 p.m. --
The Levy County Republican Executive Committee's monthly meeting starts with food and fellowship at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. at a new location for these meetings: The Gathering Table, 116 N Main St. (U.S. Highway 19) in Chiefland. Everyone is invited to come hear from county leaders who will explain what's happening now or in the future of Levy County. Every meeting has informative Republican ideas, information and plans for the future in the county, state and nation.
 
EVERY TUESDAY
    11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. –
Williston Rotary Club meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 247 N.E. First St.

EVERY WEDNESDAY
     11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. --
The Suwannee River Economic Council has a meal site in Williston open to people who are 60 years and older. Seniors will receive a hot, nutritious, balanced meal free of charge. Donations are accepted. It’s in Thompson Hall at St. Banabars Church on 521 N.W. First Ave. (Located 1 block behind old KFC building.) Please call 352-490-7055 ext. 1 by 9 a.m. on Wednesdays to assure there will be enough meals hot and ready to serve on that day.
     12 p.m. – Chiefland Rotary Club meets at The Gathering Table, 116 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19) in downtown Chiefland.
     12 p.m. – The Dixie County Rotary Club meets at the Cypress Inn Restaurant, 15568 N.W. U.S. Highway 19, in Cross City.
     6:30 - 9 p.m. -- The Clover Squares of Levy County conducts a square-dance class starting at 6:30 with the regular dance at 7:30 at the Williston Crossings RV Resort, 410 N.E. Fifth St. in Williston. For more information or to check the holiday schedule, call 352-528-3323.
     7 p.m. -- The Youth Ministry Program Ignite 4:12 at Cornerstone Assembly of God continues from Sept. 18, to be each Wednesday. Director of Youth Ministry Chris Kirby said he looks forward to seeing young people come to this weekly event at Cornerstone Assembly Of God 1045 Sixth Blvd., in Williston.

FIRST WEDNESDAY
     10- 11 a.m. --
The first Wednesday of each month, interested individuals are invited to enjoy the "coffee club meeting," where Edward Jones Financial Advisor Kathryn Lancaster will discuss current updates on the market and economy in a relaxed, informal setting. This discussion is at the Edward Jones office, 220 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), in Chiefland. Participants need to reserve a spot at the coffee club meeting by calling the office at 352-493-4948.

SECOND WEDNESDAY
      6:30 p.m. -- Toastmasters (Radiant Ridge Club) wants to help individuals with their speaking and leadership abilities. We do it by practicing, coaching and advising each other, in a non-threatening environment. We meet regularly on the second, fourth and fifth Wednesdays. Meetings are held at the First Baptist Church, Citrus Ave., in downtown Crystal River. Come visit us and see if you feel you would enjoy participating. We are always glad to have visitors. For more information on Radiant Ridge Toastmasters, please call Renate Wilms at 352-746-4598.

THIRD WEDNESDAY
     12 p.m. --
Every third Wednesday, there is a free community light lunch at Holy Family Catholic Church, 17353 N.E. U.S. Alt. 27 near Williston. Everyone is invited. For more information, please call 352-528-2893.

FOURTH WEDNESDAY
     6:30 p.m. --
Toastmasters (Radiant Ridge Club) wants to help individuals with their speaking and leadership abilities. We do it by practicing, coaching and advising each other, in a non-threatening environment. We meet regularly on the second, fourth and fifth Wednesdays. Meetings are held at the First Baptist Church, Citrus Ave., in downtown Crystal River. Come visit us and see if you feel you would enjoy participating. We are always glad to have visitors. For more information on Radiant Ridge Toastmasters, please call Renate Wilms at 352-746-4598.

FIFTH WEDNESDAY
     6:30 p.m. --
Toastmasters (Radiant Ridge Club) wants to help individuals with their speaking and leadership abilities. We do it by practicing, coaching and advising each other, in a non-threatening environment. We meet regularly on the second, fourth and fifth Wednesdays. Meetings are held at the First Baptist Church, Citrus Ave., in downtown Crystal River. Come visit us and see if you feel you would enjoy participating. We are always glad to have visitors. For more information on Radiant Ridge Toastmasters, please call Renate Wilms at 352-746-4598.

EVERY THURSDAY
    10:30 a.m. --
Rural food distribution is happening every Thursday at the United Methodist Church on the east side of U.S. Highway 19 about one block north of the traffic light in Old Town. This replaces the former distribution drop station that used to be at McCrabb Baptist Church.
     12 p.m. – Suwannee Valley Rotary Club meets at Haven Hospice, in Conference Building, 911 N. Young Blvd., in Chiefland.
      7 p.m. -- Yankeetown Inglis Woman's Club Bingo has restarted. The games begin at 7 p.m., in the club located at 5 56th St., Yankeetown. Stop in at 5 p.m. and shop in the Second to None Shoppe. At 6 p.m., you can eat before the games start. You don't have to play to eat, we have take out! There are always sandwiches and hot dogs available. For more information call 352-447-2057.
      7 p.m. -- There is Bingo every Thursday at the Williston Lions Club, 401 S.E. Sixth Ave. Contact Pamela Vamosi at 352-222-8267 or Deanna Barnard at 352-283-8828 for more information about the Lions Club of Williston.

FIRST THURSDAY
      5:30 p.m. --
The Chiefland Lions Club meets the first Thursday of every month at 4 W. Park Ave. in Chiefland. For more information contact Lion Donna Maynard at 352-493-1006.
     7 p.m. --  The Levy County Beekeepers Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 4 West Park Ave., Chiefland. Anyone who is interested in bees, or in beekeeping is invited. Beekeepers are ready to answer questions, share ideas and more. You need not be a beekeeper to attend. For more information, please call Byron Teerlink at 352-493-2216, or Chappie McChesney at 386-462-2637 or Leon Bath at 352-493-2329.

SECOND THURSDAY
      11 a.m. -- The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library meet each second Thursday of the month at the library, 104 N.E. Third Street, in Chiefland. The Friends support the Luther Callaway Public Library by promoting the library's programs through fundraising projects to augment the library's budget for the purchase of reading materials, books on tape, videos, operating supplies and minor equipment. Prospective members and guests are welcome at the meeting. Membership is free. For more information call Friends President Ann Brown at 352-226-7413.
     11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. -- Cornerstone Assembly of God, 1045 Sixth Blvd. in Williston offers a free lunch each second Thursday. All are welcome. For more information, please call  352-528-6880.
     1:30-3:30 p.m. -- There is an Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group  that meets in the Edward Jones Conference Room at 220 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), Suite 2, in Chiefland. This support group creates a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. Participants will learn and be informed about dementia, and the group as a whole helps participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. RSVPs are required. Call the Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 to reserve a seat or to find more information.
      6-8 p.m. -- A craft club meets in the fellowship hall of the Bronson United Methodist Church, 235 S. Court St. Please bring a pair of scissors with you.  For more information, please call Peggy Rowe at 352-316-3817.

FOURTH THURSDAY
      6-8 p.m. -- A craft club meets in the fellowship hall of the Bronson United Methodist Church, 235 S. Court St. Please bring a pair of scissors with you.  For more information, please call Peggy Rowe at 352-316-3817.
 
EVERY FRIDAY

      7:15 a.m. -- The Citrus Business Network (CBN) exists to grow the business and profitability of our members by providing leads and referral information, sharing marketing ideas and utilizing each others' services. Everyone wants to do business with people they know, like and trust. The CBN allows us to develop that kind of relationship, not only with other members, but also with friends and business contacts. We meet Friday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at the Twisted Oak Country Club, in Beverly Hills. Breakfast and social time begins at 7:15. We would love to have you visit a meeting and see if CBN is right for you. Questions? Call Peg Weston at 352-586-2343.

SECOND SATURDAY
      8 a.m. --  The United Methodist Men of First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), hold a monthly breakfast meeting in the Fellowship Hall (basement) of the church in Chiefland. (However, the meeting that would be on April 8, 2017 is not going to happen, because so many members will be away at that time.
      9:45 a.m. -- C.A.N. (Community Alliance Network) meets at the Living Water Life Center (LWLC) 6491 S.E. 123 Terrace Morriston. We’re meeting to put together resources and ideas for growing, bartering, food storage, alternative energy and other forms of self-sufficiency. Join us to hear speakers from like-minded groups share their visions and help us form ours. We always look forward to meeting new people.
      10 a.m. – First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), holds a food distribution at the pavilion across the street from the church as part of the Food For Life mission every second and fourth Saturday.  A $3.50 donation is requested to help The Children's Table pay for diesel to pickup and distribute food. People who lack the $3.50 for the food are asked to volunteer some of their time if able.
     4 p.m. -- There is a “Community Round Table Meeting” at Inglis City Halle each second Saturday of each month. This is an open forum for residents of Inglis to come together to discuss area needs and views.

THIRD SATURDAY
     5:30 p.m. -- Everyone is invited to a Gospel Sing on the third Saturday of each month at St. Johns United Methodist Church, on the corner of Alachua County Roads 236 and 239, in Alachua. The mailing address is 10708 N.W. County Road 236. There will be a sign at corner of the intersection. Each month, there will also be a fellowship afterward with a covered dish meal.

FOURTH SATURDAY
     9 a.m. -- First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), holds a food distribution at the pavilion across the street from the church as part of the Food For Life mission.  A $3.50 donation is requested to help The Children's Table pay for diesel to pickup and distribute food. People who lack the $3.50 for the food are asked to volunteer some of their time if able.

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Rep. Charlie Stone's Office Hours
      LEVY COUNTY -- Rep. Charlie Stone (R-Ocala, Dist. 22) is scheduled to hold office hours on the first Tuesday of every month in Williston and Bronson, and the last Wednesday of every month in Chiefland and Cedar Key. This member of the Florida House of Representatives is the leader for constituents in Levy County and western Marion County.
Bronson: 9-11:30 a.m.
 Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building
 660 E. Hathaway Ave. (U.S. Alt. 27), Bronson
Williston: 1:30 - 4 p.m.
 Williston City Council Chambers
 50 N.W. Main St., Williston
 The state representative is holding office hours in Chiefland and Cedar Key on the last Wednesday every month.
Chiefland: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 Chiefland Chamber of Commerce
 23 S.E. Second Ave., Chiefland
Cedar Key: 1:30 - 4 p.m.
 Cedar Key City Council Chambers
 490 Second St., Cedar Key

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SHINE Helps
with Medicare Costs

Updated April 18, 2017 at 9:17 p.m.
     Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drug costs? Can't afford to have the Medicare Part B Premium come out of your check every month? Are you new to Medicare and not sure of your options?
     Whether you are a Medicare beneficiary, family member or caregiver, SHINE, a volunteer program under the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, provides you with free, unbiased and confidential information. For assistance, please call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243 to have a volunteer return your call.
The following dates, times and places are where SHINE volunteers are scheduled to be available to help people:


Wed., May 17 from 10 a.m. to Noon in the Bell Community Center
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Wed., May 17 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Chiefland Senior Center
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Wed., May 24 from 10 a.m. to Noon in the Gilchrist County Public Library (Trenton)
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Wed., May 24 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Dixie County Public Library (Cross City)


To find a place for counseling anywhere in Florida, anyone may go to this website -- http://www.floridashine.org/Counseling-Sites.aspx -- and click on a county to find a list of counseling sites.

--UPDATED--
MONDAY  May 22  9:37 a.m.
Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties





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