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Cedar Key Woman’s Club held a ‘Thank You Reception’ at the Island Hotel & Restaurant’s outdoor dining garden area on Tuesday evening (Nov. 22). This event was a way of showing gratitude by the CKWC for the photographers who provided photos for the 2023 CKWC Calendar. Twelve of the photographers received a calendar and a thank you from the CKWC Calendar Committee. Seen here the CKWC Calendar Committee members (standing, from right to left) Jane Moore, Teresa Stevens, Eileen Senecal, Ann Morgan, Vicki Crumpley and Judy Duval.

Photographers photographed
The photographers honored at the reception are seen above
Published Nov. 23, 2022 at 11:12 a.m.
Updated Nov. 24, 2022 at 8:12 a.m.

Photos and Information Provided By Donna Bushnell

 


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Last lunar eclipse
seen from Jemlands for five years

Lunar Eclipse
The eclipse of the Moon begins as the spherical-shaped Earth comes between the spherical-shaped Moon and the spherical-shaped Sun. Astronomical events often prove the flat-earthers are not sharing the same reality of people in the sane world.

Story and Photos
By Jeff M. Hardison © Nov. 8, 2022 at 4:12 p.m.
     JEMLANDS –
Honk. Honk. Honk. Honk. Honk. Honk.
     Neighbors of The Ink Pad in the unrecorded subdivision of Jemlands (Levy County) may have been awakened by a 2013 Nissan Juke sounding its alarm at 4 a.m. on Tuesday (Nov. 8).
Lunar Eclipse
Needles the Community Cat of Jemlands, known to be the Trap-Neuter-Release poster cat of Levy County Animal Services, remains on the lookout as the human who changed his feral lifestyle into being a quasi-feral lifestyle observes the lunar eclipse on Nov. 8.

Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse
The two pictures of the Moon above show the shadow of the Earth passing over the spherical natural satellite of Earth.

Lunar Eclipse
Inky the cat Hardison stands near her ‘tunnel’ that is a long cardboard box that used to contain a water cooler. The cat is uncertain about why the humans she knows are awake at this time of the morning on Tuesday.

Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse
A glimmer of sunlight remains as the full eclipse nears. 

Lunar Eclipse
Now in the complete shadow of the Earth, the Moon is difficult to see on Nov. 8.



     An award-winning journalist squished a flashlight in his pocket against the key fob that was in his pocket as he sat in the Juke as part of activities related and required to cover a lunar eclipse.
     The Beaver Blood Full Moon Eclipse marks the last total lunar eclipse for three years, and it heralds the last full lunar eclipse that will be visible from the unrecorded subdivision named Jemlands in Levy County for five years, if the Moon, the Earth and the Sun remain on orbits that have led to this type of astronomical forecast for centuries now, and if humans exist in this part of the world five years henceforth.
     This lunar eclipse on Tuesday morning thrilled observers around the world, and it put at least two humans in awe as they gazed skyward from a county-maintained lime rock road in Jemlands, an unrecorded subdivision in Levy County, south of CR 347, about three to five miles west of the intersection State Road 345 and Levy County Road 347 – more or less.
     An indoor cat and an outdoor cat were a bit surprised to see human activity at 4 a.m., especially after they were just trying to reset their internal “Feed Me” cat clocks as a result of recently returning to Eastern Standard Time (EST) from Eastern Daylight Saving Time.
     As for the total lunar eclipse, it went as anticipated.
     At totality, the stage at which the entire Moon will be in Earth’s shadow, the Moon will turn a dark reddish hue, which is why a total eclipse is also called a Blood Moon. Sky gazers saw the striking effect beginning at 5:17 a.m. EST, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
     Having captured some lunar eclipses from Jemlands before, the photographer had an idea for covering the event. Take a picture at 4:07 a.m. as the shadow of the Earth is noticed from this perspective on the planet, and then go outside again each 15 minutes afterward to take more pictures, leading to the complete eclipse.
     As for the Beaver part of this Full Moon event, that comes from Native Americans and is recorded in an annual publication.
     Every first Full Moon of November is called the Beaver Moon in honor of the semiaquatic furry creatures who are known for building dams. This is the time of year when beavers begin to take shelter after storing their food for the winter, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac.
     Other names for November's Full Moon include the Frost or Frosty Moon and the Snow Moon, as a result of the icy formations that often set in around this time of the season, particularly in North America, according to an article in People Magazine.

 


Cauliflower is Plant of the Month
plant of the month
Story and Photo Provided
By Cynthia B. Sanders, Ph.D.
Director, UF/IFAS Alachua County Extension
Published Nov. 1, 2022 at 9:12 a.m.
     GAINESVILLE --
The University of Florida / Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce that the November “Plant of the Month” is cauliflower.

     A cup of fresh cauliflower has 25 calories, 0 grams of total fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 5 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of protein and 30 milligrams of sodium. Cauliflower is also high in vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant that plays a key role in the body’s immune system.
     November is a good time to grow cauliflower in North Central Florida. Check the Plant of the Month website for information on planting, harvesting, recipes, and more. 
     The Plant of the Month program is a collaborative effort between Alachua County Board of County Commissioners, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County, Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteers, Alachua County Public Library and Working Food.
     For more information, contact the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County at 352-955-2402.

 


Sponsors sought for
Gilchrist County Woman’s Club event
‘Lunch with Santa & Mrs. Claus’

Santa and Mrs. Claus
Photo Provided By The Claus Couple

By Jeff M. Hardison © Oct. 19, 2022 at 2:12 p.m.
     TRENTON –
The Gilchrist County Woman’s Club, is the scheduled location for people to have ‘Lunch with Santa & Mrs. Claus’ on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 12 to 2:15 p.m.

     The Gilchrist County Woman’s Club is located at 2107 S. “Bronson Highway” Gilchrist County Road 339.
     Tickets cost $7.50 each. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Each person must present a ticket for entry.
     For this fee, participants may enjoy lunch and personal time with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Gilchrist County Woman’s Club Clubhouse.
     The actual two limited seating times available are from 12 to 1 p.m. or from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.
     Sponsors are needed for this fundraiser.
     Sponsorships cost $50. This sponsorship fee includes an 8.5-inch by 11-inch table advertisement, and a yard sign at the front entrance.
     To become a sponsor or buy a ticket, contact Sandi at 727-742-5155, or via email at mrandmrsclaus1109@yahoo.com.
     The Gilchrist County Woman’s Club has a long tradition of bringing women of all ages together to support and serve the needs of the Gilchrist County community, and to build a warm and friendly place to live.
     The Gilchrist County Woman’s Club is a 100 percent volunteer organization dedicated to serving Gilchrist County. The Gilchrist County Woman’s Club gives the community in many ways including, but not limited to, Gilchrist County high school scholarships, and the Veterans Day Breakfast.

 


Cedar Key Woman’s Club
2023 Calendar is available

CK Calendar 2023

Information and Photo Provided
By Donna Bushnell of the CKWC
Published Oct. 15, 2022 at 7:12 a.m.
     CEDAR KEY --
The 11th annual Cedar Key Woman’s Club Calendar has arrived.
     Last year, this wonderful souvenir sold out by December. The calendar’s popularity and the quality of this year’s calendar will guarantee even higher sales. Members and friends contributed high quality Cedar Key photographs, resulting in a very professional calendar.
     At just $12, the calendar makes an excellent souvenir for visitors and off-island friends, but it is just as popular with the island residents.
     Online sales have become a popular option and there are several orders already placed for the 2023 calendar. Individuals may order by sending an email to: cedarkeywomansclub@yahoo.com or by writing to: Cedar Key Woman’s Club, P.O. Box 631, Cedar Key, FL 32625-0631.  
    The calendar is available at these supportive businesses in Cedar Key as well -- Cedar Key Market, Salt Marsh Cottage, Country Store, Dilly Dally, Island Hotel, CK Welcome Center and they are available from any Cedar Key Woman’s Club member.
     The Cedar Key Community support for the calendar project has been overwhelming. This project helps to fund important projects.
     Each year, the Club donates a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating Cedar Key School student, as well as donating to other school projects.
     Other projects that are helped by calendar sales include the Cedar Key Seniors Lunch program, the Cedar Key Public Library, the Cedar Key Volunteer Fire Department and the Cedar Key Police Department, as well as the Cedar Key Food Pantry, and Another Way Women’s shelter.
     In addition, during the last five years the Cedar Key Woman’s Club has raised more than $14,000 on a quilt raffle towards Fisher House, a continuation of the Support Our Troops initiative which has sent hundreds of boxes to Cedar Key men and women stationed overseas or elsewhere serving the United States of America.

 



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Nov. 28, Monday
     5 p.m. --
Cedar Keys Audubon invites everyone to see and hear a unique presentation with a view of the Snake Key rookery by a local photgrapher. The event is free and it is set to be at the Cedar Key Community Center, 809 Sixth St., in Cedar Key. Snake Key is in the Gulf of Mexico off of Cedar Key. Local photographer Ann Kamzelski will share images she took while going along with researchers for the count, as well as taking photos of each bird that nests on Snake Key. It would be hard to truly appreciate the Snake Key rookery without knowing the calamity that years earlier struck its neighbor, Seahorse Key. In April of 2015, about 20,000 birds abandoned their nests overnight. White ibis, egrets, pelicans, herons and cormorants all disappeared from that island, some leaving behind eggs in their nests. What was considered one of the largest rookeries along Florida’s Gulf Coast was suddenly emptied. The reason for the disappearance remains as a mystery to this day. After the abandonment, it was uncertain if any birds would resettle on Seahorse or other nearby islands. There was no guarantee the  birds would ever return. Refuge staff monitored Seahorse Key’s breeding areas year after year but saw little activity at first. Seven years later, there is still little activity on Seahorse Key. But now, Snake Key has become a robust nesting community. One of the speakers previously planned for this event is unable to be there. Instead, John Stark, Deputy Manager, Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Rerserve (NWR) is set to speak. Stark became Deputy Manager of the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys NWRs as of January of 2022.

 


Stuff The Cruiser
Dec. 3, Saturday
     9 a.m-4 p.m. –
The Hand-it-to-a-Hero Toy Drive (Stuff-A-Cruiser Toy Drive) is scheduled to be at the Chiefland Walmart. Everyone is invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy for children ages 1-12. Suggested toys include Legos, dolls, action figures, board games, craft supplies and sports equipment. Collected toys will benefit local families in need by providing gifts for their children to open on Christmas morning. 
     9 a.m.-4 p.m. -- Everyone is invited to the Best Little Christmas Show In Town. The event is at the Steinhatchee Community Center, 1013 Riverside Drive, Steinhatchee. Scheduled for this event are local artists, crafters, homespun gifts, fresh baked goods, hot lunches, beverages, raffles, door prizes and a live performance by Grinch Thespians. For more information send an email to alexisdorsi@yahoo.com or call Alexis D'Orsi at the Jena Tech Center at 352-498-1344.
     10 a.m. – The Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve Program Series is featuring a program titled The History of Inglis and Yankeetown, to be presented by Larry Cohan at the Education Center,  Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve, 1001 Old Rock Road, in Yankeetown. Cohan is slated to present a 20th Century look back in time with pictures and narrative. For more information contact via email The Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve Program at friendswgp@gmail.com. All programs are free and open to the public.
     11:30 a.m. -- Everyone is invited to Williston Municipal Airport (X60), to join EAA Chapter 1484 for its world-famous Central Florida Pig-Roast and Fly-In. Bring out the entire family for an afternoon of aviation fun and delicious roasted pig. Cooks use an ancient secret recipe to prepare delicious smoked pig butts. Entertainment and music will be provided. Whether you drive in or fly in, this Experimental Aircraft Association Chappter looks forward to spending the afternoon with you. The pig roast cost is $20 per person, and children younger than 5 years old eat for free. The roasted pig meals will be available until they run out. RSVP to Stan Berry at 352-804-6638 or via email at sberry0207@icloud.com.

     6 p.m. -- The City of Williston is hosting its annual parade. The exact route has not been posted anywhere, but it generally goes from the area near Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen down Noble Avenue (U.S. Alt. 27) toward Heritage Park, 116 N. Main St. Traditionally, this parade leads to Light Up Williston, where the mayor in years past has thrown the switch after a countdown to turn on the Christmas lights in the park.
     At Dark -- The Annual Fanning Springs Boat Parade is listed in some areas. No official announcement has come from the Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce with other details, yet.
     6-8:30 p.m. -- The 2022 Williston Winter Wonderlan is an event where business owners and members of civic clubs form a Christmas Village in Heritage Park, 116 N. Main St., in Williston. Other than food and drink purchases, everything is free. There are games and activities for children, and they are free. Sponsors provide snow for children to romp in for free. This event is noted by gathering information from events sites. The Williston Chamber of Commerce does not send news releases to entitites that don't pay to be annual members, despite publicity about events that will help other business interests that pay to be members. 

Dec. 6, Tuesday
     2-5 p.m. --
The College of Central Florida invites anyone thinking about college to an open house CF Jack Wilkinson, Levy County, Campus, 15390 N.W. U.S. Highway 19, Chiefland, located just south of the City of Fanning Springs on the west side of the highway. Future students are encouraged to tour the campus and learn about more than 150 academic pathways, including 70 job-training programs. Attendees can receive assistance with the application process, financial aid, placement testing, academic advising and registration for the spring semester, which begins Jan. 9, 2023. Everyone who completes an admissions application at the event will have the $30 admissions fee waived and will be entered to win free tuition for a 3-credit-hour class at CF’s standard tuition rate. Additional open house events will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala, and Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Wilton Simpson Citrus Campus, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. A virtual open house will take place Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Zoom.


Dec. 7, Wednesday
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Dec. 10, Saturday
     8:30 a.m. --
Florida Gateway College, in Lake City (Columbia County) will host the 2022 Wolf Pack Jingle Bell 5K presented by the Foundation for Florida Gateway College. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the Lake City campus of FGC with proceeds benefitting FGC Cross Country. The event will be an opportunity to help community members in need as the holiday season approaches. “Registrants who bring two canned goods or non-perishable packaged items for the local foodbank will receive a ticket for coffee or hot chocolate,” said FGC Women’s Cross Country Coach April Morse. “And if we have more than 50 people preregister by Dec. 1, all participants will receive a beautiful Finisher’s Medallion that can also be used as a tree ornament.” Registration is now open by clicking HERE. Registration fee (including commemorative t-shirt) is $35 through Dec. 7 and will increase to $40 Dec. 8 through day of race.
Dec. 10, Saturday
     9 a.m. -- The Chiefland Chamber of Commerce is conducting its 2022 Rudolph Fun Run as a fundraiser for the Chamber. The registration fee is $25 on the day of the race. The start and finish are at Trail Head Park, which is on the western side of U.S. Highway 19 (Main Street) across from the Historic Chiefland Train Depot, south of Park Avenue (aka Martin Luther King Road). The Chiefland Chamber of Commerce does not send news releases to entitites that don't pay to be annual members, despite publicity helping other business interests that pay to be members.
     10 a.m.-7 p.m. -- The Chiefland Chamber of Commerce is conducting its 2022 Christmas Festival at Trail Head Park, which is on the western side of U.S. Highway 19 (Main Street) across from the Historic Chiefland Train Depot, south of Park Avenue (aka Martin Luther King Road). The Chiefland Chamber of Commerce does not send news releases to entitites that don't pay to be annual members, despite publicity helping other business interests that pay to be members.
     6 p.m. -- The Chiefland Chamber of Commerce is conducting its 2022 Christmas Parade, with the parade listed as starting promptly at 6 p.m. Traditionally, this parade runs north to south from Chiefland High School to Trail Head Park, which is on the western side of U.S. Highway 19 (Main Street) across from the Historic Chiefland Train Depot, south of Park Avenue (aka Martin Luther King Road). The Chiefland Chamber of Commerce does not send news releases to entitites that don't pay to be annual members, despite publicity helping other business interests that pay to be members.

Dec. 15, Thursday
     10 a.m. --
The Gilchrist County Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Planning Committee is scheduled to meet at the Gilchrist County Emergency Operations Center located at 3250 N. U.S. Highway 129, just north of Bell. Gilchrist County government leaders encourage any interested citizens and business owners to attend and provide input. The LMS Planning Committee guides the Gilchrist County Emergency Management Department and others in the preparation of the Gilchrist County LMS, which serves as a plan to reduce the community’s long-term risk for protecting people and their property from the effects of natural disasters, and to build a safer and stronger community. Please contact the Gilchrist County Emergency Management Department at 386-935-5400 or by email at rsmith@gcfr.org for more information.
     6-9 p.m. -- The Annual Christmas In Dixie event is scheduled to be at Dixie County High School. Once known as The Fire Expo, the new name started last year. It took on a new look last year, too, as it wove Christmas into the event. There is free admission. Once again, free hotdogs are anticipated as being available. There are going to be free games, vendors and booths, as well as gits for kids – thanks to donations of local business owners. Youths will be invited to touch a firetruck. Among the celebrities planned for this event, Dixie County Emergency Services Director Chief Darian Brown said, are Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, The Grinch, members of Paw Patrol, adding that a “few more” similar characters may be there too. A live fire demonstration is scheduled to show what happens when a dry Christmas tree ignites from bad wires being used to light it, as happens accidentally on occasion. “It’s usually a pretty good night,” Chief Brown said.” It is a lot of fun, and hopefully a lot of people will turn out.”

Dec. 17, Saturday
     11 a.m. --
This will be the second year for Wreaths Across America at Cedar Key Cemetery, Parks Wilson, location coordinator, said. National Wreaths Across America Day this year is set for Dec. 17. Ceremonies begin at 11 a.m. at cemeteries across the nation. People participating in the program are going to be at Shiloh Cemetery on Dec. 17, which heralds its first year of Wreaths Across America, Wilson added. “An important part of Wreaths Across America is to teach the value of freedom,” Wilson said. “We encourage families to participate on National Wreath Day to have children place wreaths.” He would like parents to help children learn about the veterans’ service to their country and life. Shiloh cemetery is located off State Road 24 about 6 miles east of Cedar Key. It’s at the end of Shiloh Road near the RV parks, Wilson noted. The Rosemary Hill Cemetery in Bronson was the first Wreaths Across America cemetery in Levy County, and it is anticipated to be active on Dec. 17 again this year. Levy County Commissioner John Meeks and AmVets Post 88, Sons of AmVets 88, and AmVets Post 88 Riders are the people who brought the Wreaths Across America program to Levy County.
     5 p.m. -- Orgnanized by the Inglis Recreation Committee, the 2o22 Christmas Reverse Parade is going from Yankeetown to Inglis this year, where the parade historically has gone from Inglis to Yankeetown. Lineup is at 4 p.m. at Yankeetown Marina. The Inglis Recreation Committee has coordinated the Inglis Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony with City of Inglis Commissioner Isaac Young along with the Yanketown School children dressed as elves to lead a Christmas Sing Along. The reception at the at the Inglis Community Center is set to include Santa Claus, cookies, hot chocolate, kids' craft tables, and live music by Jeff Brown sponsored by the Inglis Yankeetown Lions Club.


Dec. 25, Sunday
Christmas

Dec. 31, Saturday
New Year's Eve


 

Regular Weekly Meetings HardisonInk.com

First Published Feb. 1, 2011 at 12:01 a.m.
Updated Oct. 16, 2022 at 4:12 p.m.
As a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, some gatherings have been cancelled.
Please check before going to any of these.

EVERY SUNDAY
     2-4 p.m. --
Every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Cedar Key Public Library, on the second floor, the Song Farmers of Cedar Key are scheduled to meet and jam. A SongFarmer music chapter has been established in Cedar Key and everyone is are invited. SongFarmers chapters promote local musical activities around the world. There are currently 60 chapters in the United States. Cedar Key is the sixth chapter in Florida. Every Sunday afternoon, musicians and the public interested in playing or listening to acoustical music will meet atthe Cedar Key Public Library on Second Street. This chapter will focus on the use of acoustic stringed instruments – guitar, bass, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, Dobro, etc. Singing will be encouraged. There is no charge for either the musicians or audience, according to local resident John Thalacker, founder of the Cedar Key chapter. Anyone may attend, regardless of skill level or age.

EVERY MONDAY
    12 p.m. – The Gilchrist County Rotary Club in the Gilchrist County Woman’s Club, 819 S.W. CR 339 (except on federal holidays). The club also meets at Akin's Barbecue three or four times a year - on random Monday afternoons. And normally this club does not meet the first Monday of the month. Instead, they meet for a Breakfast Fellowship at 8:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. Then this club has a Board and Membership Business Meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month at noon. All Gilchrist Rotarians are invited.
The rest of the month, these Rotarians meet for member-sponsored programs on Mondays at noon.
All meetings are at the Woman's Club in Trenton -- except those random meetings in Bell.

 

EVERY 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.

 

EVERY SECOND MONDAY
     10 a.m. --
Williston AARP Chapter #912 is scheduled to meet S
t. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Thompson Hall, 661 N.W. First Ave., Williston.  Socializing is at 10 a.m. and the meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. on the second Monday each of month from January to May and from September through December.
     Noon -- The Dixie Education Foundation meets the second Monday of each month at the Dixie County Public Library, 16328 S.E.  U.S. Highway 19 in Cross City.
 

EVERY 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.
     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.

EVERY LAST MONDAY
     6-7 p.m. --
The Friends of ForVets Inc., which is the lead organization for the Camp Valor project at Otter Springs Park and Campground, has scheduled meetings at the Gilchrist County Public Library, 105 N.E. 11th Ave., in Trenton, on the last Monday of every month, except that there is no monthly meeting in December. For more information, please contact Debbie Destin at 352-215-5476. Everyone is welcome. Volunteers are needed.
 
EVERY TUESDAY
     10 a.m. --
Gentle Yoga will be held at the Dixie County Public Library, 16328 S.E. U.S. Highway 19, Cross City. 
    11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. – Williston Rotary Club meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 247 N.E. First St., Williston.
     4-7 p.m. -- The Newberry Farmer's Market is on the corner of 254th Street and Newberry Road in downtown Newberry each Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Sellers are offering fresh veggies, meats, eggs, mushrooms, plants, honey, jams, pickled items, fruit, baked goods, boiled peanuts and more.
     7 p.m. -- Fanning Springs Community Church is participating in a ministry named "His Grounds," which is to help free from all addictions. This support group meets every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at Fanning Springs Community Church, 17930 N.W. 90th Court, in the City of  Fanning Springs, Florida 32693. Everyone is welcome! If you would like more information, please call Fanning Springs Community Church at 352-463-2602 or call Marcia at 352-535-3068.


EVERY SECOND TUESDAY
     10 a.m. - Noon -- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren -- A support group for grandparents raising grandchildren meets the third Tuesday of each month at First Baptist Church of Cross City, 16024 S.E. U.S. Highway 19, Cross City. Come join us for help, ideas and to be refreshed. Ideas are always appreciated for ways to help. You've got a tough job! Learn about school choices, stress relief and provide support to each other. Childcare is provided. For more information call Gigi 352-493-9183.

     6:30 p.m. -- (effective Jan. 1, 2020, and going forward) Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5625 (Rebel Post) of Chiefland, is scheduled to have its monthly meeting at the post located at  6850 N.W. 137th St., north of Chiefland, just off of U.S. Highway 19. The monthly meeting used to be at 6:30 p.m., and years ago the VFW post was located at 1104 S. Main St. -- but the post has moved and the meeting time is changing to be an hour earlier as of January of 2020.

EVERY THIRD TUESDAY
     11:30 a.m. -- The luncheon and business meeting for Citizens for an Engaged Electorate (CEE) is scheduled on the same day the third Tuesday of every month. Lunch is at Melanie’s Restaurant, 112 E. Noble Ave., (U.S. Alt. 27), in Williston.is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The business meeting will take place at the R. Gerald Hethcoat Community Center in Williston City Hall, 50 N.W. Main St., beginning at 1 p.m. CEE is a group of concerned citizens whose purpose is to make the electorate aware of issues, recommend actions, and advocate for progressive change. (This meeting was moved for March of 2020 to March 20 rather than March 17, due to room availability.)


EVERY WEDNESDAY
     9 a.m. –
Medicare Review will be held at the Dixie County Public Library, 16328 S.E. U.S. Highway 19, Cross City. 
     10 a.m. –
Summer Reading Program will be held at the Dixie County Public Library, 16328 S.E. U.S. Highway 19, Cross City. 
     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. Banabas Church at 521 N.W. First Ave. 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,  Main Street (U.S. Highway 19) in downtown Chiefland.
     12 p.m. – The Dixie County Rotary Club meets at the Dixie County 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.

EVERY 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.

EVERY 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.

EVERY 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.

 

EVERY 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.

 

EVERY 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
     12 p.m. – The Suwannee Valley Rotary Club meets in the
 the Central Florida Electric Cooperative. The address is 11491 N.W. 50th Ave., in Chiefland.
     2 p.m. -- Weekly Kids Movie (Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult) at the Dixie County Public Library, 16328 S.E. U.S. Highway 19, Cross City.
      7-9 p.m. -- ForVets Inc. is holding Bingo games every Thursday night in the Spring Lodge at Otter Springs Park and Campground, 6470 S.W. 80th Ave., near Trenton, in Gilchrist County. All proceeds from the sales of snacks and beverages goes toward the Camp Valor Project at Otter Springs. Bingo etiquette is required. Call 352-463-0800.Every Thursday
      7 p.m. -- A Narcotics Anonymous meeting is scheduled for every Thursday at Fanning Springs Community Church, 17930 N.W. 90th Court, in the City of Fanning Springs.
      7 p.m. -- Yankeetown Inglis Woman's Club Bingo is active. 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.


EVERY FIRST THURSDAY
     6:30 p.m. --
The Disabled American Veterans meet on the first Thursday of the month at Otter Springs Park and Campground in the Spring Lodge, 6470 S.W. 80th Ave., Trenton 32693.

 

EVERY SECOND THURSDAY
     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.
     7-8 p.m. -- The Levy (County) Backyard Beekeepers meet second Thursday of every month from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Bronson Community Church, 948 E. Hathaway Ave. (U.S. Alt. 27), in Bronson, Florida. For more information contact Steve Starks at 386-288-0741 or John Dulaney at 352-284-3211. Free honeybee removal is available.
      7 p.m. -- The Levy County Horse Club is scheduled to meet on the second Thursday of the month at The Gathering Table Restaurant in Chiefland. Arrive earlier for dinner. Are you interested in horses and trailriding? Join us for our monthly social and check us out at http://www.levycountyhorseclub.com/.

EVERY THIRD THURSDAY
     6 p.m. --
The HealingStrong organization meets in the Gilchrist County Public Library at 105 N.E. 11th Ave., in Trenton. HealingStrong is a cancer resource organization, which helps people by educating, connecting, and encouraging those seeking comprehensive, natural strategies to heal strong and stay strong. Healing Strong is a non-profit, federally approved organization made up of a growing network of HealingStrong Groups in the United States, Canada and some other countries. The power of the HealingStrong Groups comes from fostering a vibrant, synergistic, loving community where patients get inspiration and motivation, are empowered with information to take action (or change direction), and are encourage to be strong and courageous and to never give up. Meetings are free, encouraging, informative and full of hope because no one should have to heal alone. Together, people at these meetings may find strength through faith, education and connection with others.

 

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 Fist United Methodist Church of Chiefland meet the second Saturday of every month. They meet in the Fellowship Hall, which is in the basement of First UMC Chiefland, 707 Main St., Chiefland.

      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.
     4 p.m. -- There is a “Community Round Table Meeting” at Inglis City Hall 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. - 1 p.m. -- The South Levy Marketplace, which is held the fourth Saturday of each month, happens in the Food Ranch Plaza, 40 U.S. Highway 19 N., just north of Follow That Dream Parkway (Levy County Road 40). Vendors provide goods, demonstrations and services. There are even free cat adoptions. Vendor spaces and quality yard sale spaces are 10x10 for $10. Civic groups and non-profit groups can have spaces for free. For more information, call 352-302-1771. 

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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