Evelyn brought in the finished baby quilt that she was working on last week. She keeps us busy keeping her in small quilt projects. Correctional Officer Greg and the boys who are participating in the Lancaster Correctional Institution's Youthful Offender Program were out keeping our yard looking great. They transplanted the three small peach trees that Alice Mae had rooted. We were lucky enough to receive rain that will help the trees take root. Thanks LCI, Greg and all of the youthful offenders who are working at becoming better members of society. Maybe we’ll have peaches in a few years. Ann is making progress with the long arm. She brought out her mom’s chalk dust block. (It looks a lot like the old erasers we used on chalk boards.) It sounds simple. Just put the template where you want the quilting stitch to be, pat the template with the chalk block, remove the template and steer the sewing/quilting machine to stitch the chalk line. The rest of us need a little more time watching Ann before we try it for ourselves. The rocking chairs are turned so we watch her. Come out and join us sometime. ~ Hand quilting helps make the the animals in this baby quilt really stand out.
Sunbeams and dinosaurs power southern drone flights Dragonfly Won reaches new heights
This four-minute video includes narration. This was the best set of flights at one place so far.
In this video, Austin Cole (left) jams with Bruce Miller.
This night marked another yearly historic event, in part because once again the Dixie County Historical Society hosted the recital in the Dixie County Cultural Center’s auditorium, formerly the Old Town School’s auditorium. Another group that helped Dixie Music Center this year was Fanning Springs Community Church, who so graciously allowed the use of its chairs. Another individual who made the whole night complete was Jackie Driggers, who baked goodies for the reception. Guitar Instructor Bruce Miller and Vocal/Keyboard Instructor Robbie Blake opened the night of fun by performing a duet of You Make Me Feel So Young, a song by Frank Sinatra. The first student to perform was Gabrielle Daniel who performed In The Evening By The Moonlight. She is one of the two youngest musicians, and they both played well. Noah Eckert performed on guitar next as he played a blues jam with instructor Miller. “Awesome” Dawson Perry, another young performer, was the first keyboard player to play in the recital. As Perry played Row, Row, Row Your Boat, the audience joined by singing. John Jones played a complex guitar piece with Miller and as Dotti Leichner said, he practices a lot and it shows. Thomas Ruth performed two songs on guitar, with the second being The Star-Spangled Banner, which caused many people to stand for the song. Emma Lee Hooper then performed the Vienna Waltz by Johann Strauss, and it is a wonder at least one couple didn’t get up and start dancing. It was a flawless performance on keyboard by Hooper. Next up was Larry Patton, an adult who learned to play guitar and for his performance, he sang as well. Austin Cole was the final performer. He jammed on guitar with Miller. Each student who was present got a certificate for completing their course. Not every student who earned a certificate made the next bold step of performing at the recital, but each person has the opportunity to not take the stage if they are not inclined to do that.
People on stage at the certificate presentation are (from left) Dotti Leitner, Robbie Blake, Larry Patton, Emma Lee Hooper, Thomas Ruth, Dawson Perry, Noah Eckhart, Austin Cole, Gabrielle Daniel and Bruce Miller.
Day camp registration opens Camp Cherry Lake registration opens Published May 14, 2015 @ 12:07 p.m. BRONSON -- The Levy County 4-H Day Camp opportunities and the Camp Cherry Lake Residential Camp opportunities are ready for parents and guardians. Registration is open for the day camps, which run from June 8 through Aug. 13, and for the residential camp which runs July 6-10. ~ CAMP CHERRY LAKE (July 6-10) The 4-H Camp Cherry Lake Residential Camp is open to youths who are 8 to 14-plus years old. The registration form shows the child can sign up as a Counselor In Training if he or she is 13. Counselors are 14 years and older. Adult counselors oversee the whole program. Each camper will attend fun workshops such as kayaking and canoeing, swimming, archery, crafts, recreational games and more. The cost is $190. Those qualifying for free and reduced meals can deduct $34 from that fee. This decision is made by a Levy County Extension Office assistant based on income guidelines. The first 30 youths to complete registration qualify for a $50 scholarship. Counselors In Training an Counselors who complete training qualify for $75. There is a $25 deposit required at registration. There is a registration deadline. All registration materials and payments must be received by Camp Orientation by Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m. Hardship scholarships are available. Contact Lacy Harris or Albert Fuller at 352-486-5131 for more information. ~ DAY CAMPS In regard to all of the 4-H Day Camps listed below, the participant does not need to be a Levy County resident or a 4-H member. The child must be 8 years old by date camp starts. All 8-9 year olds must have proof of age. Camps are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon. The cost is $25 per camp unless specified. This must be paid seven days in advance or there is a late fee of $5. Every camp includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, field trips and swimming. Forms can be picked up at the UF/IFAS Levy County Extension office from 8 a.m. until 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The office is located at 625 N. Hathaway Ave. (U.S. Alt. 27), in Bronson. ~ Plant Camp (June 8-12) In this camp participants will learn about and work with a variety of different plants including ornamentals, vegetables, and plants in the wild. The camp will include field trips and opportunities to take home samples of plants they have worked with. Shooting Sports I (June 15-19) Participants have the opportunity to earn their Hunter Safety Certification during this week and learn to shoot Archery, Rifle, Shotgun, and/or Muzzle-loading. Sports Fishing I (June 22-26) Participants will learn to rig and use simple fishing tackle including cane poles and/or rods. This camp will include fishing trips to various sites and a fish fry on Friday!! Shooting & Fishing II (June 29-July 3) Campers must have taken Shooting Sports I to participate. This camp is designed to take these two activities to another level. During Shooting Sports we will hone skills learned in Shooting Sports I. During the Sports Fishing days we will hone skills learned in Fishing I and take an extra fishing excursion to a new destination. Marine Science (July 13-17) In this day camp, participants will learn more about the Marine environment. It will include boat trips, seining, cast-netting, crabbing, and specimen identification. Remote Control, Science of Flight & LEGO Robotics (July 20-24) Participants are welcome to bring their remote control toys and try new ones. Also, participants will be making and programming LEGO robots. International Food, Fun & Fitness (July 27-31) Join us for a fun-filled week while we enjoy food and stay healthy. Several guest speakers from different countries will share some of their customs, including food. Outdoor Adventures (Aug. 3-7) Come ready for anything! In this day camp we will be combining entomology & insect collecting with canoeing, hiking, exploring our natural resources, and many other activities. Games (Aug. 10-13 – No Friday) This day camp is designed to enjoy the fun of old school games! Some of the games include, bean bag toss, jacks and much more! Beginner ATV (2 Day) (Aug. 10-13) Designed for all kids ages 12 and up who are interested in earning a Rider Certificate. Youth will be taught safe operation, riding practices and general maintenance. The camp will also include a trail ride. This camp does not include the e-course. Participants should plan to take the e-course prior to attending this camp. Contact our office for sample instructions on completing the e-course. This day camp will be taught by local American Safety Institute (ASI) instructors for the purpose of completing the ASI-ATV Safety Certification. The ATV camp is open to all youth ages 12 and up. Participants will be taking trips or trail rides with ATV’s each day. Cost of this camp is $50. Participants must have a rider certificate prior to taking this day camp. This can be done in the beginner ATV Day Camp if they don’t already have one. ~ All of these camps, registration forms and more information can be found on the website at http://levy.ifas.ufl.edu. If you have any questions about the 4H camps, please call 352-486-5131 and ask for Lacy Harris.
Sewing and cooking day camps offered this summer for children aged 8-13 years old Published May 7, 2015 @ 7:27 a.m. Updated May 12, 2015 @ 2:47 p.m. BRONSON -- The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is offering sewing and cooking day camping opportunities this summer for children. “Campers in the Kitchen” is scheduled for the week of June 22. Campers will learn basic food preparation skills, food safety, nutrition and more. Crafts and physical activity will also be a part of the program. A Culinary Presentation will be held on Friday. The DEADLINE to apply for this camp is Monday, June 8, with a minimum of 10 campers required. “Tops and Bottoms” is the beginning sewing camp scheduled for the week of July 13. Campers will make a pair of elastic waist shorts and decorate a T-shirt. A trip to the Levy County Quilt Museum is planned. Crafts and other activities will enhance this program. A Fashion Show will be held on Friday. The DEADLINE to apply for this camp is Monday, June 29 with a minimum of six campers required. Advanced Sewing Camps are tentatively scheduled for the weeks of Aug. 3 and Aug. 10. This is for second year or more sewers. Campers will choose what to sew prior to camp. The DEADLINE to apply for these camps are Monday, July 20 with a minimum of six campers required. These camps are designed for children ages 8 (as of Sept. 1, 2014) to 13 years of age. The cost is $25 per camp. Sewing camps will also require purchase of fabric. Camps will start promptly at 9 a.m. – Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided. Camps end at approximately 4:15 p.m. Space is limited in these camps and money holds the spot. The camps will be held of the Levy County Extension grounds on Hathaway Avenue (U.S. Alt. 27) in Bronson. Volunteers are also needed. If interested, please call the Levy County Extension Office. For more information, please contact Muriel Turner at 352-486-5131.
SVP seeks actors and more for The Addams Family Musical Published May 8, 2015 @ 9:27 a.m. CHIEFLAND -- It is no small task to create the production planned for performances on Oct. 16-18, 23-25, 30-31 and Nov. 1, and so the Suwannee Valley Players are having an open casting call on various dates. The (SVP) plans to present The Addams Family Musical, Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams from mid-October through Nov. 1. Auditions are at The Chief Theatre, 25 E. Park Ave., in Chiefland. These dates are: Tuesday, June 8, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2 to 4 p.m. Additional Auditions in Cross City and Trenton are to be announced. Please watch hardisonink.com for dates and locations. Final callbacks will be scheduled with individuals as needed. Morticia and Gomez Addams want to continue living amongst death, pain and suffering, the way they always have. But then there is a change in plans. Their eldest child, Wednesday, has fallen in love with a strange boy, Lucas Beinekes. To the Addams, strange is normal. Happy is sad. The Addams believe life revolves around death. To Morticia and Gomez’s own complexity, they invite Wednesday’s new boyfriend’s family to their home. Many strange things happen the night when the Beinekes come to visit. The cast includes (ages are suggested, not written in stone) Gomez Addams (male adult, 30-60); Morticia Addams (female adult, 30-60); Uncle Fester (male adult, 30-60); Grandma (female adult, 40-90); Wednesday Addams (female youth/adult, 15-25); Pugsley Addams (male youth, 10-15); Lurch (male adult, 30-60); Mal Beineke (Lucas’ father) (male adult, 30-60); Alice Beineke (Lucas’ mother) (female adult, 30-60); Lucas Beineke (male youth/adult, 15-25); and The Addams Ancestors – A ghostly chorus that must be able to sing and dance. Multiple parts available (all ages welcome). The SVP also needs Lighting Tech; Sound Tech; Special Effects Tech; Stage Manager; Assistant Stage Manager; Props Manager; Puppeteer; and a Choreographer. Materials needed for audition Acting: Bring three copies of a monologue of your choosing. This will be performed for the directors in the character(s) you wish to audition for. Singing: Be prepared to sing at least six bars of the song of your choice. This will be done without musical accompaniment. If you choose you may bring your own CD to sing with. Dancing: Be prepared to show that you can take direction and learn basic dance steps. This is an open casting call. All roles are open and available. The SVP encourages new talent to come and audition. If you need help in choosing a monologue or have questions regarding the audition process or the rehearsal schedule, please feel free to contact director Diana Child at 352-949-3432 or email email@example.com.
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