Stormy Monday

The Allman Brothers and others have sung the song Stormy Monday, written by T-Bone Walker.

 


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The song tells about a week in the life of a man who misses the woman he loves. Last Monday (Feb. 12), was the start of what became a very rough or stormy time in relation to love, especially for parents. Even though for some Valentine's Day was a joy, for many it became a horror because of suspected murderer in southeast Florida. Above, a cloud from later on Monday (Feb, 12) is seen, after the stormy Monday last week that caused an hour and a half electric outage in the very wee hours for 18 members of Central Florida Electric Cooperative. Here are the lyrics for T-Bone Walker's song:
Stormy Monday
They called it stormy Monday
And Tuesday's just as bad
They called it stormy Monday
Tuesday's just as bad
Wednesday's the worst
And Thursday's also sad
Well, the eagle flies on Friday
And Saturday I go out and play
Don't you know that the eagle flies on Friday
And Saturday I go out and play
Sunday I'll go to church
Then I'll kneel down on my knees and I'll pray
Oh Lord, help me
Lord, have mercy
Lord, have mercy on me
Lord, have mercy, Lord, have mercy
Lord, have mercy on me
Said I done searched the whole world over
And I can't find my lover nowhere
Oh Lord
Said I cried, Lord have mercy
Lord have mercy on me
Said I cried, Lord have mercy
Lord have mercy on me
Send my baby back
Or I will live in misery
Oh Lord, hey, hey.
Photo by Sharon Hardison © Feb. 18, 2018 at 8:18 a.m.

 


Goldy Goes Orange

Goldy the cat Hardison, the senior mascot of HardisonInk.com was pinned with a 'Go Gators!' button on Thursday morning (Feb. 15) to participate in #GATORDAY! The gold-colored cat said a silent 'Meow!' which was interpreted as her saying she will accept orange as being gold today. 'Don't call me Orangy, though,' she is reported to have said. Goldy in also interpreted as having said a human who looks at Facebook noticed this event, so she wanted to join the Gator Nation in celebrating the Orange and Blue on Thursday, Feb. 15. Goldy is doing her part to show the world why it's great to be a Florida Gator! Jeff M. Hardison, UF BSJ 1984, said he is proud of the senior mascot of the daily news website for being willing to show her enthusiasm, and he is thankful for Sharon Hardison pinning the cat's collar for the photo op. He is also appreciative of having the skill to interpret a silent 'Meow!' as meaning all of those positive comments about the University of Florida, etc.

Photo by Jeff M. Hardison © Feb. 15, 2018 at 11:08 a.m.


Levy County
Public Library System
offers free computer classes
and free technology petting zoos

By Jeff M. Hardison © Feb. 20, 2018 at 12:08 p.m.
     LEVY COUNTY --
Jenny Rodgers of the Levy County Public Library System is inviting everyone to free events at all five public libraries in Levy County.
     The first part of the event on each day is an introduction to computers, and that is followed by "Technology Petting Zoos."
     In the sessions for computer classes, these are great for people of any age, Rodgers said. Participants will learn basic computer terms, and methods for basic computer safety.
     In the Technology Petting Zoo part of the program, Rodgers notes the following:
TECHNOLOGY PETTING ZOO
     Come explore technology at the library!
     • Ultimaker 3D Printer
     • Virtual Reality Glasses
     • LittleBits Kits
     • Silhouette Cameo
     • And Much Much More
     The Levy County Public Library System will be showing off its Maker’s Space technology. There is going to be for hands-on fun with cutting edge technology!
     The 2018 Invention Convention will be announced during the programs.
     Following is the line-up for the Computer Classes and the Technology Petting Zoos:
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     • Luther Callaway Public Library, 104 N.E. Third St., Chiefland
March 9 - Computer Class at 5:30 p.m. and Technology Petting Zoos at 6:30 p.m.
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     • Cedar Key Public Library, 460 Second St., Cedar Key
March 10 - Computer Class at 1 p.m. and Technology Petting Zoo at 2:30 p.m.
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     • A.F. Knotts Public Library, 11 56th St., Yankeetown
March 14 - Computer Class at 4 p.m. and Technology Petting Zoo at 5 p.m.
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    • Bronson Public Library, 600 Gilbert St., Bronson
March 15 - Computer Class at 6 p.m. and Technology Petting Zoo at 7 p.m.
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     • Williston Public Library, 10 S.E. First St., Williston
March 17 - Computer Class at 2 p.m. and Technology Petting Zoo at 3 p.m.

 


CKWC Annual Fashion Show
 and Luncheon set for March 8

Published Feb. 15, 2018 at 11:18 a.m.
     CEDAR KEY --
The Cedar Key Woman’s Club has scheduled its Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon to be at the Cedar Key Community Center on Sixth Street, on Thursday, March 8.
     Many Cedar Key artisans are slated to be selling a range of creative work, from jewelry to t-shirts to soap products. Vendors are welcome and are requested to call 352-949-3070 to reserve a space.
     Doors open to guests for shopping at 10:30 a.m., and the luncheon starts at 12 p.m., with the unique Fashion Show right after lunch. The Fashion Show is to be followed by the hilarious finale. The Fashions will once again be as a courtesy of BELK of Gainesville.
     Ticket proceeds benefit the Cedar Key School, and support the graduating woman’s scholarship of $1000, which is donated by the Woman’s Club each year.
     Tickets are available for sale at $15 per person. Tickets may be purchased from the Cedar Key Welcome Center (450 Second St. – downtown Cedar Key) and from members of the Cedar Key Woman’s Club.
     They sell out each year. Therefore, guests are reminded to be sure to secure a ticket soon.


Tour of World Flutes comes
to CF Webber Center;

Free lecture & performance set for Feb. 21

Tereasa Payne

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Published Feb. 5 at 7:48 a.m.
     OCALA --
Musician Tereasa Payne is scheduled to present a free lecture and performance titled Tour of World Flutes on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 12:30 p.m. in the College of Central Florida Webber Center, 3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala.
     This Broadway musician, Florida native and Ocala Symphony flautist will explore using flutes from around the world to bring people, especially children, together. Payne has performed this concert throughout the country, including a recent performance with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
     This lecture features Payne performing on 16 world flutes while sharing interesting anecdotes about the history and cultural significance of each piece.
     This free lecture is funded by Gladys M. Webber Endowed Memorial Chair. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the CF Box Office at 352-873-5810.

 


Workout on the Waterfront
scheduled for Feb. 24

By Savanna Barry, Ph.D.
Of UF/IFAS Levy County Extension
Published Jan. 13, 2018 at 2:37 p.m.
     CEDAR KEY –
This will be the second year for Cedar Key’s Workout on the Waterfront (WoW).
     WoW is an exciting day packed full of fun and active events. The WoW event aims to raise awareness about plastic pollution along our coasts. Proceeds from the 2018 races and silent auction will benefit the public aquarium at Nature Coast Biological Station, the Cedar Key School, and the annual Cedar Key International Coastal Cleanup.


WoW Events
     Coastal Heritage 5K
     In this 5K, runners of all ages follow a route winding through downtown Cedar Key and along the historic waterfront. The race starts 9 a.m. at Lil Shark Park (192 Second St.) in Cedar Key. Participants may register at Active.com in advance or day of race at 6:30 a.m. Runner check-in begins at 6:30 a.m.
     The Astena Otie Kayak Challenge is for kayakers ages 18 and older. It starts at the beach in downtown Cedar Key at 10:15 a.m. The course goes around and through Astena Otie Key and back to the City Park beach. Racers must pick up at least one item of garbage from Atsena Otie’s shoreline before racing back to City Park. Register at Active.com in advance or day of race at 6:30 a.m.
     The Repurpose-It-Regatta is for all ages of participants. Individuals are invited to build their own boat from recyclable materials. This race begins at G Street and Third Street at 11:15 a.m. (Boats with children require 1 adult). Certain materials (e.g., Styrofoam) are excluded. Register at Active.com in advance or register on the day of the race at 6:30 a.m.
    There is a silent auction, lunch and awards presentation.
     Everyone is invited to join fellow racers for a lunch at City Park, and to browse the silent auction while waiting for award presentations. Awards will be given for first through third places in the 5K and Kayak race for each age and gender category.
     For the Repurpose-it-Regatta, awards will be given for the Fastest Boat, the Most Creative Boat, Pulling up the Rear (slowest boat across the finish line), and Winner of Pirate Heat (fastest out of disqualified boats).
     The UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station invites business owners, organizations and individuals to be a partner. Proceeds will benefit the Biological Station.
     Following are levels of sponsorship and what those sponsor receive:

Platinum $1,500
     * Logo or name prominently displayed on shirts and signs
     * Certificate of appreciation presented at lunch event
     * Six complimentary event registrations
     * Special recognition in a press release and at social media sites
Gold $1,000
     * Logo or name prominently displayed on shirts and signs
     * Certificate of appreciation presented at lunch event
     * Four complimentary event registrations
     * Special recognition in a press release and at social media sites
Silver $500
     * Logo or name prominently displayed on shirts and signs
     * Certificate of appreciation presented at lunch event
     * Two complimentary event registrations
     People with questions are invited to call Medny Allen at 352-222-8585 or send an email to mendywillis@ufl.edu.


The 25th Annual
Putnam County Spelling Bee

is set to run March 2-18

Published Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:08 p.m.
     CHIEFLAND --
The Suwannee Valley Players have announced the next comedy musical -- The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee -- is set to be performed at The Chief Theater for three weekends.
     The show starts Friday, March 2 and ends March 18.
     Friday and Saturday nights the show is at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Don't forget there are delicious treats served at the concession in the front lobby of The Chief Theater, located across the street from the Chiefland Police Department on Park Avenue, east of Main Street (U.S. Highway 19).
     What is The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee about? It’s a show where the kids are played by adults!
     The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by Rachel Sheinkin portrays the story of an eclectic group of six tweens vying for the spelling championship while candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives.
     This comedic musical is a riotous ride with audience participation. It is a musical comedy with a fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, and it is a delightful den of comedic genius.
     If you ever competed in a spelling bee or have kids that have, or are currently in a spelling bee, a good speller or even a bad speller, then come out to the Chief Theater and support the local thespian community.
     Call 352-493-2787 to reserve your tickets today!


State park invites everyone to 
the 4th Annual Spring Into
The Springs
event
scheduled for March 10


This image by photographer Mark Long shows divers entering the underwater cave system from the Catfish Hotel sink hole at Manatee Springs State Park.

Photo by Mark Long provided

By Christopher Dixon, Park Services Specialist
Manatee Springs Administration
Published Feb. 12, 2018 at 10:18 a.m.
     MANATEE SPRINGS --
On Saturday, March 10, Manatee Springs State Park is scheduled to conduct its 4th Annual Spring into the Springs event.
     “Spring into the Springs” is a day to learn about one of Florida’s First Magnitude Springs. There will be Interpretive Wagon Rides of the North Trail, a Prescribed Fire Program, a Springs Question and Answer Program, a Springs Walk 'n' Talk, and booths by organizations involved in springs' protection.
    Visitors will leave with a greater understanding of the delicate balance of a North Florida Springs System. The event is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and go until 4 p.m. with a Film Festival to follow from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.
     The Film Festival is slated to include guest speakers showing and explaining the complexities of the North Florida Springs Systems. This is an all-age event and is included in the price of the daily admission. All activities have ADA-accessible options, please ask for assistance at the Friends of Manatee Springs Booth.


Churches offer workshop
for healing on March 10


Kristen Vincent

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Published Feb.9, 2018 at 3:48 p.m.
     CEDAR KEY --
Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Key, on the corner of State Road 24 and Fifth Street, in partnership with two other churches is offering a free workshop for healing from pain and trauma.

     The workshop is Saturday, March 10, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Key. The workshop is free (donations accepted).
     To register, please send an email to Fr. Jim Wright, Vicar, Christ Episcopal Church, at jimwright123@gmail.com or call 352-328-9848.
     In addition to Christ Church, this workshop is sponsored by Cedar Key United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church of Chiefland. Everyone is invited to this workshop.
     When you stop to pray, what keeps your mind from wandering? Remaining focused on daily prayers has challenged people of many faiths for centuries and the solution is not much younger - tactile reminders. Since the earliest times, Christians have used knotted ropes or pebbles or strings of beads to keep their minds fixed on their thanksgivings and supplications. 
     Now a woman who has intensively studied healing and recovery has determined that prayer beads are also an integral part of healing from pain and trauma. Kristen Vincent, a graduate of Duke Divinity School, has an ongoing ministry in the use of protestant prayer beads to assist with spiritual growth and healing. She has also written three books on this subject because she has found that true healing requires not only physical and emotional healing, but also spiritual healing. It is, Vincent said, the spiritual aspect of healing that can be aided with prayer beads.
     The survivor of a childhood sexual assault, Vincent said she was able to experience profound spiritual healing, in large part by using prayer beads as a tool.
     “This (praying with beads) was a tactile reminder that kept me focused and reminded me that I was not alone - that God was with me,” Vincent said.
     She has worked with a wide variety of people dealing with the effects of traumatic events or circumstances in their lives, including those working to overcome PTSD.
     Vincent has accepted an invitation from Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Key to offer a workshop that is titled "Healing from Pain and Trauma: Finding Spiritual Peace and Emotional Recovery."
     The purpose of the event is to introduce a Christian path of healing that focuses on prayer, stillness, and finding the strength to speak truth, said Fr. Jim Wright, Vicar of Christ Church.
     Each participant will receive a set of homemade prayer beads to use in the workshop and to take home.
     Vincent has written several books about the practice: Beads of Healing: Prayer, Trauma, and Spiritual Wholeness (Upper Room Books, 2017); A Bead and Prayer: A Beginner's Guide to Protestant Prayer Beads (Upper Room Books, 2013); and Another Bead, Another Prayer: Devotions for Use with Protestant Prayer Beads (Upper Room Books, 2015).
     Vincent’s books can be previewed and purchased on Amazon. For more information about Vincent, please visit her website at http://prayerworksstudio.com/.


CF Webber Gallery to present
‘Florida Artists Group exhibition’
Jan. 26 to March 9


Dance Fantastic by Joan Brechin Sonnenberg

Art provided by CF

Published Jan. 5, 2018 at 1:37 p.m.
     OCALA --
The Webber Gallery at the College of Central Florida presents the “68th Annual Florida Artists Group Exhibition” in Ocala, Jan. 26-March 9.

     A reception will be held Friday, Jan. 26, from 7-9 p.m. at the Webber Center, 3001 S.W. College Road. The exhibition and reception are free to attend. 
     The Florida Artists Group is a not-for-profit organization of professional visual artists that contributes to the cultural atmosphere of Florida through lectures, discussions and demonstrations.
     “Since 1949, the Florida Artists Group has held a symposium and members' exhibition each year in a different Florida city,” said Jeffrey Smart Baisden, FLAG Area VIII chairperson. “Made up of artists whose work has attained national or state-wide recognition, the purpose of the group is to encourage, create, and exhibit artwork of the highest standards within the State of Florida. The Florida Artist Group is excited to bring our 2018 Symposium and Exhibition to the Webber Gallery and the City of Ocala.”
     The 2018 exhibition features two and three-dimensional artwork created by 73 Florida artists. The exhibition is judged by Julie Heffernan, a Brooklyn-based painter who exhibits internationally and throughout the U.S. Heffernan received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking at the Yale School of Art and Architecture, and is Professor of Fine Art at Montclair State University.
     Webber Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The gallery is closed Saturdays, Sundays, and college-observed holidays.
     For more information call 352-873-5809.

 


Appleton And Gulf Archaeology
Research Institute to present
exhibition about life
at Historic Fort King

Published Nov. 14, 2017 at 9:47 a.m.
     OCALA --
The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, is scheduled to present “On the Edge of the Florida Frontier: Perspectives on Life at Fort King.”

     Organized by the Gulf Archaeology Research Institute, the exhibition runs Jan. 17 through April 8, 2018.
     An opening reception is set to be held Friday, Jan. 26, 5-7 p.m. There is no fee to attend.
     “On the Edge of the Florida Frontier” includes artwork, archaeological objects and historic reproductions that highlight what life was like for those who visited Fort King in the 19th century. Fort King was built in 1827 and was one of the key forts during the Second Seminole War (1835-1842).
     The purpose of this fort was first to try and contain the Seminole Tribe to a reservation and then ultimately to remove Seminoles from Florida altogether. Therefore, this single structure would have had very different meanings to the people who visited ― from soldiers, to Seminoles, to the citizens of Florida. To some it signified safety to others it was a symbol of danger. With these conflicting emotions in mind, this exhibit utilizes archaeological findings in conjunction with archival and historical information to provide a unique window into the material culture of the past.
     While highlighting how archaeology has helped to tell a more meaningful story about Fort King, the exhibit also showcases the role Gulf Archaeology Research Institute, a dedicated nonprofit organization, has had in preserving and interpreting this important National Historical Landmark.
     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.
     Through January 2018, the main portion of the museum will not be available to visitors due to a heating and cooling equipment replacement project. The Edith-Marie Appleton Gallery, ARTSpace, art classrooms and a mini Appleton Store are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and closed every Monday.
     During this time, the regular admission fees will be replaced with a pay-what-you-wish donation option.


Appleton Museum of art
introduces the
Inspired Speakers Series


(from left) Rising-star ballerina Kate Stone; Emmy award-winner Mark Emery; master sculptor and painter Nilda Comas; scholar and author Dr. Lisa DeBoet; and designer and 'Project Runway' star Fabio Costa.

Photos Provided

Published Nov. 3, 2017 at 7:07 a.m.
Updated Jan. 21, 2018 at 7:17 a.m.
     OCALA --
The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, introduces the Inspired Speakers Series.

     These monthly presentations are a new addition to the museum’s programming, featuring individuals who are not only experts in their fields, but also an inspiration to others. 
     Appropriate for all ages, speaking topics are multi-disciplinary and range from fine arts, photography, dance, fashion, and beyond.
     This event is free for Appleton members, CF students, staff and faculty; $10 for nonmembers. Purchase tickets in advance at AppletonMuseum.org or call Visitor Services, 352-291-4455.
      For more information about the Inspired Speakers Series, contact Patricia Tomlinson, tomlinsp@cf.edu, or 352-291-4455, ext. 1837.


2017-2018 Inspired Speakers Series Schedule
     Unless otherwise noted, events are held at the Appleton Museum of Art and are free for Appleton members; $10 for the public. Advance ticket reservation and purchases are recommended by visiting AppletonMuseum.org or calling Visitor Services, 352-291-4455.
      ● Kate Stone, Rising-Star Ballerina -- Sunday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m.
      ● Nilda Comas, Master Sculptor and Painter -- Sunday, March 25, 2 p.m.
      ● Fabio Costa, Fashion Designer and “Project Runway” Star
Sunday -- April 22, 2 p.m.
     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 SR 40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Parking is free. For more information, call 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org.


Fashion collides with folk art at
Appleton Museum of Art in

‘Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art’
To be presented Feb. 3-April 29

At left, Fabio Costa, ‘Agnus Dame,’ hand-quilted nylon, raw silk mesh, cotton fiber, Japanese raw silk yarn, and Japanese bamboo yarn, with stuffwork. Photograph by Mete Ozeren. At right, the inspiration piece for Costa’s garment, Artist Unknown, ‘Sacred Heart of Jesus,’ c. 1900, Paint on wood. Collection American Folk Art Museum.

Published Dec. 6, 2017 at 11:07 a.m.
Updated Feb. 5, 2018 at 7:38 a.m.
     OCALA --
The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, is scheduled to present “Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art,” Feb. 3-April 29, 2018.
     Fashion has always found inspiration in unpredictable sources: art, life, history — there are no boundaries. In this spirit, “Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art” explores the relationship between inspiration and creation. Thirteen established and emerging designers have created original ensembles inspired by artwork in the American Folk Art Museum’s collection.
     The exhibit, guest curated by Alexis Carreño, includes 15 original ensembles and 23 works of art from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum.
     This traveling exhibition is organized by the American Folk Art Museum, New York, and circulated by the Huntsville Museum of Art, Alabama. The tour of this exhibition is supported in part by the Leir Charitable Foundations in memory of Henry J. & Erna D. Leir, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.


Exhibition Events:

Fashion Show
Saturday, April 21, 5-8 p.m.
Dress to impress for this art-inspired fashion show with VIP guest Fabio Costa, designer and “Project Runway” star. Enjoy sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres as area designers showcase their own work on the runway, as well as one ensemble inspired by a work of art in the Appleton’s collection. VIP Package is $125 and includes front row seats, a meet-and-greet reception with Fabio Costa, and more. General Admission is $60; $50 for Appleton members. All tickets must be purchased in advance by visiting AppletonMuseum.org or calling Visitor Services at 352-291-4455.
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Inspired Speakers Series with Fabio Costa
Sunday, April 22, 2 p.m.
Designer and “Project Runway” star Fabio Costa will give a talk on his life in fashion. Free for Appleton members; $10 for nonmembers. Reservations and tickets must be obtained in advance by visiting AppletonMuseum.org or calling Visitor Services at 352-291-4455.

     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.
Through February 2018, the main portion of the museum will not be available to visitors due to a heating and cooling equipment replacement project.
     The Edith-Marie Appleton Gallery, ARTSpace, art classrooms and a mini Appleton Store are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and closed every Monday. During this time, our regular admission fees will be replaced with a pay-what-you-wish donation option.
     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 SR 40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Parking is free. For more information, call 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org.

 


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SHINE LISTINGS -- BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE
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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.
 

Feb. 20, Tuesday
     10 a.m. - Noon --
Grandparents help has arrived! The third Tuesday of each month a support group is meeting at River of Life Church, 66 SE 964th St., in Old Town. This month Angie Land, counselor, will speak regarding discipline issues and resolutions. Meeting other grandparents that talk about their problems and issues helps every0ne support each other. Childcare is provided, but please call Gigi 352-493-9183, so she can have enough childcare providers. Also call her for more information.
     10:30 a.m. -- The monthly meeting of Gilchrist County AARP Chapter #2133 is scheduled to be in the ForVets Inc. Lodge House at Otter Springs Park and Campground, starting at 10:30 a.m. At these meetings, you'll receive valuable information as to what is happening in the local area, be informed about many local volunteer options, have a great lunch, enjoy good fellowship, become involved and join this great local organization and maybe even win a door prize. Remember, if you are over fifty you are welcome to fellowship and freely dine with us for your first visit as our guest. Join us in a fellowship of community caring and sharing. See Chapter Treasurer Katherine LaBarca for membership information and dues. Please have correct change ($10) for 2018 dues. Janice Rogers, Program Chair, informs us that Debbie Destin will be our Guest Speaker. We are excited to be caught up on what has transpired and changes in the ForVets, Inc. And Camp Valor Project during 2017. She will also be happy to answer any inquiry you might have. Our Hospitality Chair, Faye Sheffield, enlightens us that we are having a Casserole Luncheon at meetings close. Please bring your favorite dish, drinks, and or desserts to be shared by all. Each meal is always enjoyed, thanks to the chapters awesome cooks and the hospitality team. Health Chair Susan Wells will be joining us with excellent up to date information concerning Senior health choices and to check Vital Signs.
Please bring non-perishable and/or hygiene items for local food bank. For more agenda information call Program Chair Janice Rogers at 352-463-1889.

     10 a.m. -- The Friend of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve invite everyone to join them at the WGP Education Center for a presentation by Mike Allen of the UF/IFAS - Nature Coast Biological Station of Cedar Key. Dr. Allen is scheduled to speak about Seatrout and Snook research in the region. The Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve is owned and operated by the Town of Yankeetown and was purchased with funding from the Florida Communities Trust. The Preserve is located at 1001 Old Rock Road, Yankeetown. The website is https://wgpfl.org/. Directions and information on upcoming events are available on the website.


Feb. 22, Thursday
     7 p.m. --
The Student Activities Board at the College of Central Florida is scheduled to host CF’s Got Talent at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. The show isset to be held in the Ewers Century Center and will begin at 7 p.m. More than 10 acts will be featured. There is no admission fee to attend and everyone is invited to watch. Refreshments will be available. The Student Activities Board is made up of selected members who plan and carry out activities to promote the social, physical and educational well-being of students. Participating in the SAB and its activities gives students a chance to pursue their interests while developing new friendships and skills for the future. For more information, plesae call Marjorie McGee at 352-854-2322, ext. 1578.

 

Feb. 24, Saturday
     9 a.m. – Noon –
There is a Dog Catcher for a Day (or 2) event at the Black Prong Equestrian Center. Join the Levy Animal Friends to help the Jack Russell Club catch the dogs at the end of each race.  Catchers will stand in an 8'x20' fenced pen at the end of the track, catch and hold the dog until passed on to the owner. The club donated $600 to LeAF for providing these catchers. Training, Breakfast & lunch provided. Must be able to bend over, land on a knee and lift 20 pounds! Please dress appropriately for the weather and comfortable This is a fun day while helping raise funds!

     9 a.m.-1 p.m. -- The South Levy Marketplace includes quality goods and services. This includes fresh organic produce, local artisan crafts, plants, food vendors, yard sale items and free cat adoptions. The South Levy Marketplace is the fourth Saturday of each month, It is one-fourth of one mile west of U.S. Highway on Levy County Road 40 near to Inglis Town Hall and the Withlacoochee Gulf Area Chamber oc Commerce Office.
 
Feb. 25, Sunday
     9 a.m. – Noon –
This is day two of the Dog Catcher for a Day (or 2) event at the Black Prong Equestrian Center. Join the Levy Animal Friends to help the Jack Russell Club catch the dogs at the end of each race.  Catchers will stand in an 8'x20' fenced pen at the end of the track, catch and hold the dog until passed on to the owner. The club donated $600 to LeAF for providing these catchers. Training, Breakfast & lunch provided. Must be able to bend over, land on a knee and lift 20 pounds! Please dress appropriately for the weather and comfortable This is a fun day while helping raise funds!


Feb. 27, Tuesday
     5-7 p.m. --
The College of Central Florida is scheduled to host its annual Preview Night open house at the Ewers Century Center, 3001 S.W. College Road, in Ocala. Students who attend the “Getting Started at CF” workshop will have their $30 college application fee waived and may enter a drawing to win a $300 scholarship. The college will showcase the many career and educational opportunities it offers. Prospective students can attend workshops on Dual Enrollment, Getting Started at CF, Financial Aid and Money Matters, and Student Life. They may also interact with faculty and staff to learn about workforce and certificate programs, and advanced degrees, including CF’s baccalaureate programs.

Feb. 28, Wednesday
     11 a.m.-5 p.m. --
The Rotary Club of Dixie County is hosting LifeSouth Community Blood Centers’ bloodmobile in the Save-A-Lot parking lot, 16702 SE Hwy. 19, Cross City.  To donate, a person must be 17 or older, or 16 with written parental consent, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is required. For more information call toll-free 1-888-795-2707 or visit www.lifesouth.org. All donors receive a recognition item and cholesterol screening.


March 1, Thursday
     5-7 p.m. --
The College of Central Florida is scheduled to host its annual Preview Night open house at the Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus, 15390 N.W. U.S. Highway 19, north of Chiefland. Students who attend the “Getting Started at CF” workshop will have their $30 college application fee waived and may enter a drawing to win a $300 scholarship. The college will showcase the many career and educational opportunities it offers. Prospective students can attend workshops on Dual Enrollment, Getting Started at CF, Financial Aid and Money Matters, and Student Life. They may also interact with faculty and staff to learn about workforce and certificate programs, and advanced degrees, including CF’s baccalaureate programs.

March 2, Friday

     6-9 p.m. -- Everyone is invited to join the fun at a family-friendly event in Cross City on the first Friday of the month. This event is a party without drugs or alcohol. Every first Friday, the Dixie County Anti-Drug Coalition sponsors a family-friendly Friday Night Done Right from in the city park behind the Dixie County Courthouse in Cross City. Everyone is welcome to enjoy for music, games and dancing. The event itself is free, but there are usually concessions for sale by local  youth organizations. For more information, or to host a Friday Night Done Right of your own, please call Debby Sweem 352-210-2601 or visit www.community-together.org/friday.

March 3, Saturday
     9 a.m. --
With registration from 9 to 10:30 a.m., AmVets Post 422 is revved up for its Camp Valor Poker Run. Entry fee is $20 per rider and $5 per passenger. Additional cards are $5 each. This ride is for vehciles with two wheels, three wheels and four wheels. The last bike out is at 10:30 a.m. The last bike in is at 3 p.m. Dinner that is included is pulled pork BBQ, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw and dessert. The meal costs $8 for non-riders. Here's the ride -- First Stop - AmVets Post 422 in Fanning Springs; Second Stop - AmVets Post 42 in Chiefland; Third Stop - AmVets Post 444 in Williston; Fourth Stop - AmVets Post 88 in Bronson; Last Stop - AmVets Post 422 in Fanning Springs. The best poker hand wins a night weekend cabin at Otter Springs Park and Campground, or a one-week RV hook-up at Otter Springs. There are raffle tickets and 50-50 tickets available at registration and at the completion of the ride. All Proceeds From This Poker Run are to help Camp Valor. For more information, call Lee Layne at 352-542-2470 or 352-210-1816.

March 6, Tuesday
     6-9 p.m. --
Inglis Yankeetown Lions Club is scheduled to present a free workshop titled ACTIVE THREAT/SHOOTER WORKSHOP. This class is being offered by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. It is set to be presented by LCSO Deputy Grant Sandlin. This class helps participants to be more prepared to respond if they should ever become involved in an active treat/shooter situation. The class will be approximately one hour long with time for questions and answers. It is not suggested for individuals who are younger than 18 years of age. The workshop is slated to be held at St. Anthony the Abbot Catholic Church, 6090 Southeast 193rd Place (next to Levy County Road 40), in Inglis. For more information, please call Lion Rob French at 352-388-6960 or send him an email at lionsclubprograms@gmail.com,

March 8, Thursday
     5-7 p.m. --
The College of Central Florida is scheduled to host its annual Preview Night open house at the  Citrus Learning and Conference Center, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto.. Students who attend the “Getting Started at CF” workshop will have their $30 college application fee waived and may enter a drawing to win a $300 scholarship. The college will showcase the many career and educational opportunities it offers. Prospective students can attend workshops on Dual Enrollment, Getting Started at CF, Financial Aid and Money Matters, and Student Life. They may also interact with faculty and staff to learn about workforce and certificate programs, and advanced degrees, including CF’s baccalaureate programs.

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April
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May


May 4, Friday
     6 p.m.-midnight --
The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of the Tri-Counties is set to be in the City of Fanning Springs Park, 9929 Florida St., in Fanning Springs and on the Suwannee River this year.

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REGULAR WEEKLY MEETINGS

First Published Feb. 1, 2011
Updated July 2, 2017 at 7:07 a.m.

EVERY MONDAY

     11 a.m. - Noon -- Tai Chi classes are being held Mondays and Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St. Classes will be there up to the middle of December, minus Thanksgiving Week. This version of Tai Chi is for Balance Only and it can be done sitting in a chair if that would be more convenient for some. Please let us know if you are interested and you can call Gerry Jesk at 352-493-2842 and leave a message giving your name and phone number.
    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. 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.

     Noon -- The Dixie Education Foundation meets the second Monday of each month at at the Dixie County Public Library, 16328 S.E.  U.S. Highway 19 in Cross City.
     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 a.m. - Noon -- Tai Chi classes are being held Mondays and Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St. Classes will be there up to the middle of December, minus Thanksgiving Week. This version of Tai Chi is for Balance Only and it can be done sitting in a chair if that would be more convenient for some. Please let us know if you are interested and you can call Gerry Jesk at 352-493-2842 and leave a message giving your name and phone number.
     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 Dixie County Public Library, 16328 S.E.  U.S. Highway 19 in Cross City.

     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
     9:30 a.m. -- The Williston Garden Club meets September through May on the second Wednesday of the month at First Presbyterian Church, 247 NE First St., in Williston. Social hour is at 9:30 a.m. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. C;ub members come from all walks of life. From Master Gardeners and landscape architects to hobby gardeners, and those who are happy to nurture a potted plant on their porch, all are welcome to join. The ranks include native Floridians, permanently landed snowbirds, south Florida transplants and others who are interested in gardening in the area we all call home. For more information about the club or to receive information or a reminder about the next meeting, please contact Dotti Hydue at 352-486-8462. Call in advance to make sure the club is not planning a field trip that day.
      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
     11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- The Citizens For An Engaged Electorate conduct an open discussion and luncheon at Melanie's Restaurant 112 E. Noble Ave., in Williston. This meeting is free and open to the public. People who order lunch are responsible for paying their own bills for the food and drinks. This group discusses matters of public importance.
      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.

     Noon -- The Dixie County Chamber of Commerce meets the second Thursday of each month at the Dixie County Public Library, 16328 S.E.  U.S. Highway 19 in Cross City.
     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.

THIRD THURSDAY
     7 - 8:30 p.m. --
The Citizens For An Engaged Electorate conduct a business/action meeting at the Williston Community Center, 50 N.W. Main St., Williston. This is free and open to the public. This group discusses matters of public importance.

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.

EVERY FIRST FRIDAY

     6-9 p.m. -- Everyone is invited to join the fun at a family-friendly event in Cross City on the first Friday of the month. This event is a party without drugs or alcohol. Every first Friday, the Dixie County Anti-Drug Coalition sponsors a family-friendly Friday Night Done Right from in the city park behind the Dixie County Courthouse in Cross City. Everyone is welcome to enjoy for music, games and dancing. The event itself is free, but there are usually concessions for sale by local  youth organizations. For more information, or to host a Friday Night Done Right of your own, please call Debby Sweem 352-210-2601 or visit www.community-together.org/friday.

EVERY THIRD FRIDAY
     6-9 p.m. -- Everyone is invited to join the fun at a family-friendly event in Old Town. This event is a party without drugs or alcohol. Every third Friday, the Dixie County Anti-Drug Coalition sponsors a family-friendly Friday Night Done Right from at the 1st District Community Center in Old Town (9223 N.E. 349 Highway). This is on Highway 349 about 10 miles north of the light in Old Town. Everyone is welcome to enjoy for music, games and dancing. The event itself is free, but there are usually concessions for sale by local  youth organizations. For more information, or to host a Friday Night Done Right of your own, please call Debby Sweem 352-210-2601 or visit www.community-together.org/friday.


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. (The August meeting is delayed due to Hurricane Irma. The new tentative date is Aug. 16).
      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. (There is no UMM in Chiefland in July and August.)
     9 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- The South Levy Marketplace is the fourth Saturday of each month. There are local artisan crafts, fresh organic produce, and garden plants for sale, and free pet adoptions. Vendor and quality yard sale spaces are $10 for a 10x10 space. The marketplace is located on Levy County Road 40 west of U.S. Highway 19 in Inglis. Call 352-302-1771 for more information.

LAST SATURDAY
     1-3 p.m. --
The Care for Caregivers group meets on the last Saturday of each month in the Williston City Hall Community Center, 50 N.W. Main St. in Williston. Williston has support for caregivers and their loved ones who have dementia.

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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 Historic Train Depot
 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 Dec. 22, 2017 at 7:17 a.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.

     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--
TUESDAY   Feb. 20   12:08 p.m.
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