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Fathers Day Tortoise

A gopher tortoise makes its way westbound on Levy County Road 347 to the east of the unrecorded subdivision known as Jemlands on Fathers Day (June 17). As noted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 'Gopher tortoises are long-lived reptiles that occupy upland habitat throughout Florida including forests, pastures, and yards. They dig deep burrows for shelter and forage on low-growing plants. Gopher tortoises share these burrows with more than 350 other species, and are therefore referred to as a keystone species. Conservation of gopher tortoises depends not only on the efforts of FWC and other conservation groups, but also on Florida's citizens. There are many ways to co-exist with these gentle land tortoises.' For more information on gopher tortoises please visit the Education corner. http://myfwc.com/education/wildlife/gopher-tortoise/ In Florida, the gopher tortoise is listed as Threatened. Both the tortoise and its burrow are protected under state law, the FWC notes.

Photo by Jeff M. Hardison © June 18, 2018 at 8:28 a.m.

 


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Feather-Drying Osprey
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This past weekend (June 16-17) included some rain in the Tri-County Area of Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties. An osprey is seen atop a tree in this three-county area as he dries his feathers. These three photos show different phases of his drying process. Before the first photo was taken, the bird was seen only as a big bunch of unrecognizable feathers in the top of a very high tree.

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The osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is listed as a Species of Special Concern only in Monroe County. Permits are required throughout the state to remove a nest for these wonderful raptors, however, and a replacement structure must be erected to mitigate the removal of the nest, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Photos by Jeff M. Hardison © June 18, 2018 at 8:48 a.m.

 


Concealed Firearms License
Class scheduled for June 29-30

By WPD Deputy Chief of Police Clay Connolly
Published June 12, 2018 at 3:38 p.m.
     WILLISTON --
The Friends of Williston Police Inc. LLC is offering a firearms training course for seekers of a Concealed Firearms License on June 29 and 30.
     The classroom portion will be from 6 To 10 p.m. Friday night (June 29).
     The Range portion will be the next day (Saturday, June 30) from 9 a.m. to noon or from 1 to 4 p.m., depending on the order of registration
     A signup sheet will be held at the Williston Police Department and slots will be held on a first come / first served basis. The course consists of four hours of classroom training and three hours of range experience.
     Instructors will be law enforcement and/or National Rifle Association-certified trainers. The cost of the class is $75 per person. Class size will be held to a maximum of 32 students.
     Payment is required to hold your spot.
     The class is a fundraiser for the trust. The money goes to police events and projects not funded by the city budget. Participants will NOT have to supply their own firearms. Guns and ammunition will be provided. Students WILL have to provide their own ear and eye protection.
     NO FIREARMS OR AMMO WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOM. ALL FIREARMS ARE TO BE UNLOADED AND IN SAFE CONDITION UPON ENTRY INTO THE RANGE.
     The classroom portion will be held in the Williston City Council room at 427 West Noble Ave.in the MP (Multipurpose) building of the old High School.
     The range instruction will be held at the Williston Shooters Club at the first entrance to the airport off of U.S. Highway 41 south of Williston (Southwest 19th Avenue).
     Our sincere thanks go to the Williston Shooters Club for the loan of the range and their support for this class! We also thank the NRA for providing weapons and ammo for this event. Anyone with questions can call me at 352-528-4991 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Baptist church invites all to VBS
Published June 12, 2018 at 7:08 a.m.
     OLD TOWN --
The pastor and congregation of Faith Baptist Church, 116 S.E. 146th Ave., Old Town, invites your kids to grab their megaphones, lace up their cleats, and tune up their instruments.
     As they fill up the offensive line, sideline, and drumline, your players, cheerleaders, and band members will realize God has given them His ultimate playbook. He wants them to join His team, train hard, celebrate salvation, and encourage one another. Get in the spirit today with "Game On."
     Vacation Bible School at Faith Baptist Church is June 24-29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Classes are available for everyone, including adults.


Seventh Annual Epic End
of Summer Bash set for July 28

By Jeff M. Hardison © June 10, 2018 at 5:48 p.m.
     CHIEFLAND –
The Seventh Annual Epic End of Summer Bash is scheduled for July 28, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., according to an announcement from Diana Child, the administrative assistant to the pastor at First United Methodist Church of Chiefland.

     The church is located at 707 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19) in Chiefland, and the event will center around the C. Doyle McCall Pavilion, which is located behind the church in the big field between the church and U.S. Alt. 27.
     Initiated seven summers ago by former First United Methodist Church of Chiefland Pastor Terry Wines, this event was first considered as a replacement for vacation Bible school back then.
     This year, First UMC Chiefland Pastor Alex Christian his wife Velma Christian are scheduled to be the pastoral leaders for the host church - First United Methodist Church of Chiefland.
     Sponsored by First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, this year’s Epic End of Summer Bash, like the predecessor bashes in years past, is bound to include hundreds of parents and children participating, with plenty of vendors and volunteers making sure everyone revels in the day and goes home with lots of free school supplies.
     This event is 100 percent free for participants. People can expect to accept free food, free school supplies, free backpacks, free clothes, free use of an inflatable water slide and more.
     Child notes that exhibitor space is available, and all donations and volunteers who want to help in the event are very welcome and greatly appreciated.
     To be an exhibitor or to donate time or any other resources, please call the church at 352-493-4627, extension 1, and speak with Diana Child. Another method to donate time, be an exhibitor or offer service to help the church in this community-outreach program is to send an email to office@fumcchiefland.com.


Medieval to Metal
guitar exhibition at
the Appleton Museum of Art

Published May 10, 2018 at 7:48 a.m.
     OCALA --
The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, presents Medieval To Metal: The Art & Evolution Of The GUITAR, a touring exhibition that celebrates the artistic development of the guitar, on view from May 19 through Sept. 2.
    
This exhibition was developed by The National GUITAR Museum and features 40 objects, ranging from the intricately inlaid Moorish oud and 6-foot-long Renaissance theorbo, to the modern Italian design of the Eko and transparent acrylic body of California's B.C. Rich guitars. Spanning centuries of design and craftsmanship, the exhibition takes visitors through the history of an object that is one of the most recognizable items on the planet.
      “Over the past several years, interest in the guitar as an icon has grown significantly,” says HP Newquist, executive director of the National GUITAR Museum. “The guitar has been a signature element of world culture for more than 500 years; now visitors can explore the design history and artistry that has played a major role in the guitar’s evolution.”
     The guitar pervades culture beyond music. It was an integral element of the work of both Vermeer and Picasso, and today it is incorporated into advertising everything from clothes and cars to the Olympics.
      “It’s hard to find anyone who hasn’t been affected by the guitar, whether as players or just fans of all types of music. And while this may be apocryphal,” Newquist adds, “it’s a widely held belief that the two most recognizable man-made shapes on the planet are those of the Coca-Cola bottle and the electric guitar.”
      “Medieval To Metal” also includes life-size photorealistic illustrations of historically important guitar designs from noted artist Gerard Huerta, and 20 photographs of acclaimed musicians and their guitars from Neil Zlozower, one of the world's premier concert photographers.



Baroque Guitar


Craviola Giannini


Gibson Les Paul Recording


Hagstrom Goya


Silent Guitar


     Exhibition events are free for Appleton members and CF students; $10 for nonmembers. Tickets can be purchased in advance at AppletonMuseum.org.
Exhibition Events

All exhibition events will be held at the Appleton Museum of Art.
* Talk and Performance with Dr. Welson Alves Tremura
Saturday, May 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

     Dr. Welson Alves Tremura will speak on the history of the guitar and give a musical performance. Tremura is associate professor of Ethnomusicology and Guitar at the Center for Latin American Studies and School of Music, University of Florida.
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* Inspired Speakers Series with Bruce Swedien
Sunday, June 10, 2 p.m.

     This talk features Bruce Swedien, a legend in the music business. He recorded, mixed and assisted with producing the best-selling album in the world, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, as well as “Off the Wall,” “Bad,” and “Dangerous.” His albums with Quincy Jones include “Back on the Block,” “Quincy’s Jook Joint,” “The Dude” and more. Swedien has won five Grammy Awards and has been nominated for 13.
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* Inspired Speakers Series with Howard Paul
Sunday, July 29, 2 p.m.

     From jazz guitarist to Army officer to corporate executive, Howard Paul is a man of many talents. A gifted musician and business leader, for years he has maintained dual careers in music and business. In 2006, he was named president and CEO of Benedetto Guitars, the world’s foremost maker of custom archtop jazz guitars. Paul will give a presentation on guitar sounds and how they are made.
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     Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on State Road 40. Free parking is available. For more information, call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org.


Visual Artists’ Society Summer
Spotlight Exhibition at CF


Las Alturas de Macchu Picchu by John Benzel

Art Provided by CF

Published May 5, 2018 at 1:48 p.m.
     OCALA --
The Visual Artists’ Society presents the 21st “Summer Spotlight” exhibition May 24 to July 19, at the College of Central Florida Webber Gallery, 3001 S.W. College Road.
     “Summer Spotlight XXI” will be judged and juried. The public is invited to the opening reception and awards ceremony on Thursday, May 24, from 5-7 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free.
     “Our college and community are so lucky to have the opportunity to experience the fresh, local artistry of Visual Artists’ Society members in the intimate setting of the Webber Gallery,” said Dr. Jennifer Fryns, CF dean of Arts and Education. “Watching the artwork come into the gallery and go up on the walls each season is little like watching a quilt of perspectives be patched together in front of our eyes.”
     VAS has more than 100 members from all over Marion County and Central Florida. VAS exhibits showcase a variety of styles and mediums, including more traditional paintings and photographs, as well as jewelry, sculpture, and digital media.


Three shows opening
this summer at
the Appleton Museum of Art


Published June 6, 2018 at 1:38 p.m.
     OCALA --
The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will open three new shows this summer: “Shadow & Reflection: Visions of Florida’s Sacred Landscapes” from June 30-Sept. 30, “Myth, Mother, Muse: The Paintings of Matthew Bennett” from Aug. 4-Nov. 25 and, “Flourish: The Ceramic Artistry of Beth Garcia” from Aug. 11-Jan. 13.
      “Shadow and Reflection,” an exhibition by photographic artist Suzanne Williamson and writer John Capouya, re-envisions the past with images and words inspired by their exploration of Florida’s Native American mound sites. Using photographs printed on transparent fabric, metal and paper, as well as creative nonfiction texts, they create an installation — an environment — that illuminates the multiple meanings of these monuments.
     Capouya writes, “This is exotic stuff, but a sustained look at mound-making native civilizations also reveals how much their lives resembled our own. We still make monuments; one Florida archaeologist sees football stadiums as our ceremonial equivalent. Native Americans were tribal, as are we — sometimes to our detriment. And humans still crave community, still search for meaning and order.” The artist and writer will give a talk at the Appleton on Sept. 9, 2-3:30 p.m. called “Envisioning Florida’s Sacred Landscapes through a Collaboration of Words and Images.” There is no fee to attend this event.
     In “Myth, Mother, Muse: The Paintings of Matthew Bennett,” the artist explores his relationships with women — as artist, friend and husband. Using saturated colors and loose brush strokes that emphasize emotional connections, Bennett suggests the beauty and complexity of the bond between the artist and subject. From representations of his wife’s empty dresses that speak of his longing while she was away serving in the U.S. military, to an almost life-sized depiction of an African-American Wonder Woman, Bennett’s paintings speak of power, love and loss.
      “Flourish: The Ceramic Artistry of Beth Garcia” features flower-like, sea anemone forms that create fantastical imagery. In addition to individually displayed work on pedestals, Garcia will install a large-scale, site specific “reef” installation in the gallery.
     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 the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit http://appletonmuseum.org/.

 


Rep. Charlie Stone
Local Office Hours -- Near The Bottom of this Page

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.

June 19, Tuesday
     10:30 a.m. -- The monthly meeting of Gilchrist County AARP Chapter #2133 is scheduled to be held in the ForVets Lodge House at Otter Springs Park and Campground. If you are older than 50 years old, then you are welcome to fellowship and freely dine with the club for your first visit as a guest. In these meetings, people receive valuable information as to what is happening in the local area; they are informed about many local volunteer options; they enjoy good fellowship; they have a great lunch, and maybe even win a door prize. See Chapter Treasurer Katherine LaBarca for membership information.Janice Rogers, Program Chair, informs us that Don Thomas and Dwight Smith will be performing for our pleasure. We are excited to enjoy their music and songs. Hospitality Chair Faye Sheffield said there is going to be a Casserole Luncheon at meeting's close. Please bring your favorite dish, drinks, and-or desserts to be shared by all. Each meal is always enjoyed, thanks to the chapter's 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 information on agenda call Program Chair Janice Rogers at 352-463-1889.
     1 p.m. -- There is a SCORE Workshop titled "Is Your Business Customer Friendly?" scheduled to be at the Dixie County Public Library, 16328 S.E. U.S, Highway 19 in Cross City. For more information, please call the library at 352-498-1219.
     7-9 p.m. -- The Suwannee Valley Players will host the 4th Annual Tri-County Talent Show on Aug. 4. Auditions will be held at the Chief Theater, 25 E. Park Ave., Chiefland. This year the theme is “Back to Broadway,” there will be two divisions, Junior - ages 6-17 ($15 per act entry fee) and Adult - ages 18 and up ($25 per act entry fee). This is open to people who live or work in Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties. There's a lot of hidden talent in the Tri-County Area. It's time to showcase it for everyone to see. Calling all comedians, magicians and musicians. And this is a call to all other talented performers. Have that prima ballerina dance her way into our hearts. Need an Audition Packet? Then call Diana Child at 352-210-8792, or send her and email at robinsonchild@gmail.com or stop by our website at http://svplayers.com/. Tickets to the Talent show are $10 and can be reserved by calling Becky Gill at 352-443-9096. Seats are limited -- so get your tickets early!

June 21, Thursday
     11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. --
The Dixie County Anti-Drug Coalition invites everyone to the Lunch and Learn program with the Florida Counterdrug Task Force. The scheduled guest speaker is Capt. Micheal Coy of the Florida National Guard Counterdrug Taskforce. He is slated to share information on how to mobilize the community to combat the ever-present threat of substance abuse. The program is in the Dixie County Public Library, 16328 S.E. U.S. Highway 19, in Cross City. A delicious free lunch provided by the Dixie County Anti-Drug Coalition Board of Directors is set to be provided to everyone who registers.
Click HERE to register.

June 23, Saturday
     8:30 a.m. --
A Gun Safety and Concealed Weapons Permit Class is schedued to be at the Dixie County Public Library, 16328 S.E. U.S, Highway 19 in Cross City. Advance registration is required. There is a $50 fee. To Register of for more information, please call the library at 352-498-1219.

     9 a.m. - Noon -- Everyone is invited to sell and shop at the South Levy Area Marketplace (SLAM) in Inglis. There are a variety of local goods including fresh organic produce, local artisan crafts and clothing, native and garden plants, and yard sale items. There are delicious jams, salsas, marmalade and pickled items. The location is in grass area between the Food Ranch Plaza, at 40 N. U.S. Highway 19, just north of Follow that Dream Parkway (Levy County Road 40. The SLAM is held the fourth Saturday of each month. For more information, call 352-302-1771.
     11 a.m.-6 p.m. -- A Fallen Heroes Memorial Festival has been planned to benefit the Friends of the Gilchrist county Sheriff’s Office. This event is set to be. at the Rodeo Arena located between Bell and Trenton at 4050 U.S. Highway 129. Tickets cost $10 for people aged 12 years old and older. Children younger than 12 are free. This event is scheduled to honor first responders and fallen heroes. Food, fun and games are scheduled to be part of this seven-hour event. Among the thing slated to occur are a first responders Doughnut-Eating Contest; a Dunk-A-Cop Area; K-9 Demonstration; Bounce Houses; Water Slides; a Car Show; a Bike Show; Game Booths; a Silent Auction; and Raffles. All festival proceeds are to be used for the purchase of a memorial for the fallen deputies of Gilchrist County. There is a Poker Run planned in conjunction with this festival. Registration for the Poker Run is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Gilchrist County Rodeo Arena. This ride shows the following stops: 1-GCSO in Trenton; 2-LCSO in Bronson; 3-M&C Army Surplus Store in Levy County; 4-Harley Davidson dealership in Gainesville; 5- Gilchrist County Rodeo Arena.


June 27, Wednesday
     1:15 p.m. - 6 p.m. -- The LifeSouth Community Blood Centers are in emergency need of blood. There is a blood mobile slated to be parked in the parking lot at what is now serving as Williston City Hall. It is the former site of Williston High School, 427 Noble Ave. (U.S. Alt 27), in Williston. All blood donors receive a recognition item, and a free cholesterol screening. Donors who give twice between June 1 and Aug. 31 are scheduled to receive a beach towel. Donors must be at least 16 years old or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and show a photo ID. The 16-year-old donors must have written parental permission to donate blood.
     1:30 p.m. -- A representative from SHINE is scheduled to be at the Dixie County Public Library, 16328 S.E. U.S, Highway 19 in Cross City. For more information, please call the library at 352-498-1219.

July 2, Monday
     9 a.m. --
The Levy County Board of County Commissioners, which normally meets the first Tuesday after the first Monday of the month, has scheduled its first regular meeting of July to be on the first Monday. The meeting will be in the normal meeting place -- at the County Commission Meeting Room in the Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court St. in Bronson. The meeting is free to attend and open to the public.

 


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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. – The Gilchrist County 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.

     2 p.m. -- The Clover Squares of Levy County meets in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 213 W. Noble Ave., Williston, if we have at least eight square dancers. During the  summer  please "Reply All" to our email by 9 a.m. on Wednesday to determine if we have enough dancers. To be added to the email list, of if you want to learn to dance, or have any questions call 352-528-3323.
     7 p.m. -- The Youth Ministry Program Ignite 4:12 at Cornerstone Assembly of God continues from Sept. 18, to be each Wednesday. Director of Youth Ministry Chris Kirby said he looks forward to seeing young people come to this weekly event at Cornerstone Assembly Of God 1045 Sixth Blvd., in Williston.

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST THURSDAY
     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.
     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/.

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. 
      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, 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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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

--UPDATED--
TUESDAY  JUNE 19  8:08 a.m.
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