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SVP announces auditions for the musical A Charlie Brown Christmas;
Auditions set for Sept. 29 and 30
Published Sept. 24, 2018 at 3:38 p.m.
     CHIEFLAND --
The Suwannee Valley Players are seeking people of all ages to be part of the musical A Charlie Brown Christmas.

 

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Levy County Visitors Bureau Ad in HardisonInk.com - Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist Counties


     Whether you have performed in any play at any time or never been involved with performing, everyone is welcome to audition. 
     Auditions are on Saturday (Sept. 29) at 9 a.m. and Sunday (Sept. 30) at 1:30 p.m. Auditions are being held at The Chief Theater, 25 E. Park Ave., in Chiefland. The theater is located across the street from the Chiefland Police Department.
     All possible performers are invited to join the Peanuts Gang as they share the beloved age-old story of Christmas in the musical A Charlie Brown Christmas.
     These auditions are for the cast of this musical -- and Santa and his helpers!
     This musical is scheduled to be performed for the two weekends of Dec. 7 through Dec. 16, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday nights, and at 2 p.m. for Saturday and Sunday matinees.
     For more information, contact director Diana Child at 352-210-8792 or robinsonchild@gmail.com.


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Pokemon Go events at all 5
Levy County public libraries;

Features Pikabellechu and PikaBug

This photo taken from the Facebook page of Pikabellechu, shows her and the VV named PikaBug that are scheduled to be at these events at the public libraries in Levy County in October.

By Levy County Library System Youth Services-IT Manager Jenny Rodgers
Published Sept. 23, 2018 at 9:38 a.m.
     LEVY COUNTY --
The Levy County Public Library system is thrilled to have Pikabellechu and Pikabug attending the events scheduled to be at all five Levy County public libraries in October.
     PikaBelleChu is most known for her continuing passion of Pokemon for over 20 years, gaining a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2008 for her collection of more than 21,000 Pikachus and growing.
     She also has created in excess of 80 cosplays inspired by Pokemon and other characters.
     She wears these outfits to the numerous events she attends throughout the United States of America with her PikaBug. Pikabug is a 2000 VW beetle designed to look like Pikachu.
     Pikabellechu and Pikabug will be available for photos. Pikabellechu also will be hosting Pokemon trivia. So, start studying now!
     The Gotta’ Catch ‘Em All Pokemon Go events are at the five public libraries in Levy County.
     * Stock up on items at Library PokeStops
     * Lures placed every 30 minutes during the events
     * Prize raffles throughout the events
     * Battle for control of the gyms
     * Make new friends and do some trading
     * Pokemon trivia
     * Photo opportunities
     * Wear team colors if you want
     * Light refreshments available
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
 ● Monday, Oct. 15 at 6-8 p.m. in Williston Public Library
 ● Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 6-8 p.m. in A.F. Knotts Public Library-Yankeetown
 ● Friday, Oct. 19 at 6-8 p.m. in Luther Callaway Public Library-Chiefland
 ● Saturday, Oct. 20 at 4-6 p.m. in Bronson Public Library
 ● Saturday, Oct. 27 at 4-6 p.m. in Cedar Key Public Library
     Don't miss these fun family-friendly events!


Volunteers needed in
Friends of ForVets and
for Otter Springs Park

Published Sept. 20, 2018 at 8:08 a.m.
     TRENTON –
More volunteers are needed for the Friends of ForVets.
     The current volunteers in the Friends of ForVets group are seeking more people to join their ranks.
     The Friends of ForVets help things happen at the Otter Springs Park and Campground, as well as the other upcoming events related to the ForVets Inc.
     The next meeting of the Friends of ForVets is today, Monday, Sept. 24, from 6 to 7 p.m.
     The Friends of ForVets meets on the last Monday of every month, except that there is no monthly meeting in December. Meetings are from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Gilchrist County Public Library, located at 105 N.E. 11th Ave., in Trenton.
     “Join us, make new friends, have fun in the Park!” say the members of the Friends of ForVets.
     For more information, please contact Debbie Destin at 352-215-5476.

 


Spaghetti Dinner Planned;
Men Invited To Join UMM



Pepe' the acordian player is scheduled to be entertaining at the United Methodist Men's Spaghetti Dinner on Oct. 6 at First United Methodist Church of Chiefland (Plesae scroll down to Oct. 6 for more details). There are many events on Oct. 6, including the Central Florida Electric Cooperative's Annual Meeting, the Dixie Music Center's Annual Bash in Old Town (free live music!), the Annual Williston Peanut Festival (and associated Purple Pinkie Peanut Walk/Run - See the Ad On All Seven Pages), The AmVets Post 88 (Bronson) Carter's Crusade Carwash, and The Cedar Key Historical Society Museum, 609 Second St., will have a variety of exhibits and photographs depicting the unique history of Cedar Key. There are many things happening in Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties. Please see the Community Calendar and the Regular Weekly Meetings listings by scrolling down. The UMM are a hard-working and dedicated group of men who have helped a several people in the community with projects such as roof repair, kitchen renovations, wheelchair ramps and more. They sponsore fundraising dinners to benefit organizations like the Tri-County Relay For Life, UMCOR (The United Methodist Committee on Relief is a prominent worldwide emergency relief organization.), and help for the victims of the recent tornados in the Southeast United States, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, The Children’s Home, Church Scholarship Fund, and others. In addition to good camaraderie, they have the satisfaction of working together, as men of Christ, to promote goodwill and helping others where they can. It is not necessary to be a member of the church to participate in these projects, which benefit those in need in the community. The group is always looking for new members to expand their volunteer services. For more information, contact Gene Pollock at 352-493-1610. (To submit events for listing on the Calendar Page of HardisonInk.com, please send an email to hardisonink@gmail.com and include the date, time, place, cost (if there is a cost for participants - like in a fundraiser spaghetti dinner), and please note if an RSVP is required and a contact telephone number for people who want more information.)
Published Sept. 17, 2018 at 7:48 a.m.
Updated Sept. 20, 2018 at 7:08 a.m

Photo Provided By Gerry Jesk
 

 

 

 

    



Family Board Game events
final at Cedar Key branch of
Levy County public libraries

By Jenny Rodgers
Levy County Library System Youth Services-IT Manager
Published Aug. 27, 2018 at 10:18 a.m.
Updated Sept. 22, 2018 at 8:48 a.m.


     BRONSON – Everyone is invited to make new friends and enjoy some friendly competition at this fun, family event in Levy County’s five public libraries!
     Our experienced gamers will be on hand to teach a wide variety of new and classic games.
     Everyone is welcome to bring their own favorite games to share or choose to play from the library's selection. Don't miss out on this free all ages library event!

Cedar Key Public Library, 460 Second St.
Sept. 26, Wednesday at 2 p.m.

 


Free classes of Tai Chi offered
for arthritis and fall prevention

Classes started Sept. 17
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Photos by Jeff M. Hardison © Aug. 31, 2018 at 8:28 a.m.
Updated Sept. 19, 2018 at 12:08 a.m.
     CHIEFLAND --
Free classes of Tai Chi are being offered for arthritis and fall prevention.
     The eight-week classes offered at First United Methodist Church of Chiefland,
707 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), in the Fellowship Hall - located in the basement.
     Class dates are from Monday Sept. 17 to Wednesday Nov. 7.
     Classes are each Monday and Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m.
     These classes are limited in size. They are being taught by instructor Liz Dalusio. These free classes are offered by Elder Options. To sign up for the classes, please call the church at 352-493-4627 or send an email to office@fumcchiefland.com.

 


Tri-County Area
World's Greatest Baby Shower
slated for tomorrow - Sept. 25


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Published Aug. 31, 2018 at 8:08 p.m.

     GAINESVILLE --
What promises to be the Tri-County’s World’s Greatest Baby Shower is scheduled for Sept. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Trenton Elementary School Cafeteria, 1350 S.W. State Road 26, in Trenton.



     This event is for any pregnant women and caregivers with infants up to 1 year old. Fathers are encouraged to attend and win special prizes too.
     This is a wellness event with information tables, drawings and prizes.
     It is being sponsored by the Healthy Start of North Central Florida - WellFlorida Council, which is based in Gainesville.
     For more information please contact Erin Peterson at 352-313-6500 ext. 138 or via email at epeterson@wellflorida.org.

 

 


Cedar Key Lions Ap

Cedar Key Lions Club member Steve Priessman (standing) speaks to business leaders at the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce meeting on Wednesday morning (Aug. 15), including Steamer's Clam Bar and Grill owner Dennis Gill (seated), about a new ap for smart phones. This ap -- named The Seafood Festival Interactive Online Guide -- is active for six months before and after the 2018 Cedar Key Lions Club Seafood Festival. It will be active during the festival, too, and it will be beneficial to island residents and visitors those two days as people enjoy the festival. The 49th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival is scheduled for Oct. 20 and 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cedar Key Lions Club President Mike Hodge and Lions Club member Rory Brennan were among the people, with Priessman, who brought the ap into existence. The Cedar Key Lions Club is among the many interests that help residents and visitors alike to enjoy the wonders of Cedar Key. The Cedar Key Lions Club is known for its Levy County Eyesight Initiative, as well as for participating in many other activities to help people.

Photo by Jeff M. Hardison © Aug. 15, 2018 at 3:28 p.m.

 


CF presents
Sherwood: The Adventures
of Robin Hood
-- Oct. 25-28

Published Sept. 24, 2018 at 3:38 p.m.
     OCALA —
The College of Central Florida’s Visual and Performing Arts Department are scheduled to present Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood  Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 25-27, starting at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m., in the Dassance Fine Arts Center, 3001 S.W. College Road, in Ocala.
     This comedy by Ken Ludwig, Ocala’s favorite playwright, (Baskerville, and A Comedy of Tenors) is back with a rollicking new take on a beloved legend.
     A greedy prince has taken control of England, and it is up to dashing outlaw Robin Hood to save the day. Join up and take aim with Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men and women as they champion the underdog and fight for justice.
     This fun and hilarious show is appropriate for all ages.
     The show is directed by Dr. Kathleen Downs, associate professor of theater, who has more than 60 productions to her credit as a director/producer. She earned a doctorate in theatre from Kent University and a master's degree in higher education administration from the University of Toledo.  
     Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for non-CF students.
     CF students, faculty and staff tickets are free with CF identification. For tickets and more information, call the CF Box Office at 352-873-5810 or visit www.tickets.cf.edu. The box office is located in lobby of the Fine Arts Center and is open Monday through Friday from 1-4 p.m. and an hour before show time.
     Sherwood is produced by special arrangements with Samuel French.


Spring Art Festival set
for Town of Suwannee

Published Aug. 5, 2018 at 7:18 p.m.
     DIXIE COUNTY –
Suwannee Library Technical Center, part of Dixie County Public Library, is scheduled to host its Annual Spring Art Festival on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
     The event will be held in the shady grounds of Glen Dyals Park, adjacent to the Suwannee Library and Fire Department. The festival will feature local artists and crafters, food vendors, non-profit booths, antique cars and more. 
     “We plan to build on our success at the first event last year, while keeping low vendor fees,” Suwannee Library Manager Jane Connors said. “It’s an opportunity for local artists and crafters to show their work, plus we hope to attract more experienced artists for 2019.”
     Vendor booths will be $25, with an early-bird price of $15 for those who sign up by Dec. 1, 2018.
     For vendor or general information, contact Jane Connors at suwanneetechcenter@yahoo.com, or call 352-542-8320 during business hours (Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon).

 


Fall 2018-spring 2019
Appleton Art class schedule
and registration now available

Published July 19, 2018 at 2:48 p.m.
     OCALA —
The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, offers a full schedule of studio art classes and workshops for children and adults.
     Classes for children begin as young as pre-kindergarten with the Museum & Me program, offered one Tuesday a month. This free program is for ages 2-5 and introduces children to the Appleton through a gallery visit, followed by an art-making activity. For ages 7-12, Art Explorations are six-week classes offered after school on Wednesdays, or on Saturdays.
      Subjects vary each session, from clay to drawing to painting. AppleTeens is a series of one-day workshops for ages 12 and up, offered on one Saturday every other month, October-April 1-3 p.m. each with a fun and unique theme. The Half-day Happenings program continues on Marion County Public School early-release days, offering a gallery visit and corresponding art-making activity for all ages. All supplies for children’s classes are included with class fee.
     Family programs include first Saturdays, offered once a month, September-May, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Each month features a different artist-themed art project that is appropriate for children ages 4 and older; accompanying adults are welcome to participate. Free for Appleton members and all children; included with admission fee for adult nonmembers. As always, the Appleton ARTSpace is open during the museum’s regular visitor hours and features a wide variety of activity stations for all ages.
     For adults, the Art 101 one-day workshop series continues. Offered once a month, these workshops are designed to be fun and successful for the participant, ranging in subject from paper quilling, to glass fusing, to sumi-e painting and more. For those looking for a more in-depth painting class, Vanessa Fuller Brown will teach a series of artist-themed painting workshops — learn to paint Monet’s tulips, Frida Kahlo’s portraits or Van Gogh’s fishing boats. In spring 2019, the Master Class Series will take artists’ skills to the next level. Sue Primeau will teach Watercolor and Tyrus Clutter will teach printmaking and bookmaking.
     Inspired by the exhibition “La Diaspora: Keepers of Heritage,” a series of workshops led by visiting artists will be offered, including linoleum printmaking with Martín García Rivera, figurative painting with Pedro Brull and small mobile sculptures with Carmen Rojas.
     The clay studios will be busy from September-May with six sessions of Dig into Clay, offering wheel-throwing and hand-building on Saturdays. New this year, open studio time is available to those who are 16 and older who have previously completed one six-week Dig into Clay session. Also new this year are one- and multi-day clay workshops. In October, Mary Moore will teach a hand-building class focusing on clay gingerbread houses. In November and February, Cheyenne Chapman Rudolph will teach two workshops on surface design for clay. In late April and May, she will teach a multi-day workshop focused on Mother’s Day vases.
     All classes and workshops are held at the museum. Complete schedules For All Youth Classes and Workshops, including fees and class descriptions, as well as online registration, are now available at
http://appletonmuseum.org/education/children.html. For questions, or to register by phone, contact Hollis Mutch at mutchh@cf.edu, or 352-291-4455, ext. 1613.
     Owned and operated by the College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR 40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Parking is free. For more information, call 352-291-4455 or visit
http://www.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.


Sept. 27, Thursday
     11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. --
The Dixie County Anti-Drug Coalition, the Cross City Council and the Cross City Manager's Office are conducting a community discussion on the parks in the city. This event is scheduled to be in the large meeting room of the Dixie County Public Library. The children deserve a safe, clean and drug-free place to play. Lunch will be provided to participants at this community discussion -- if they RSVP by Sept. 20. To reserve a space and free lunch, call 352-578-8006 or send an email to cale@community-together.org by Sept. 20.

     6 p.m. -- Relay for Life of the Tri Counties Kickoff Celebration is set to be at The Shop, 503 W. Wade St., in Trenton. Celebrate the start of the new Relay season in regard to the event details and to vote on a theme! Participants will also be enjoying door prizes, pizza and games! Relay For Life is the nation's largest fundraiser for cancer research and patient services. Together, unite communities ar united in the fight for a cancer-free future. Register online at www.RelayForLife.org/TriCountiesFL. 

Sept. 28, Friday
     10 a.m. - 4 p.m. --
An exhibit of model railroads and Suwannee River riverboats are scheduled to be on display at the Cedar Key Community Center, 809 Sixth St., in Cedar Key, by the Ocala Model Railroads Restoration Society and the Levy County Historical Society. This is part of the "Crossroads: Change In Rural America," which is part of the Smithsonian Institution's Traveling Exhibition Service.

Sept. 29. Saturday
     8 a.m. --
The Rotary Club of Gilchrist County is conducting a Poker Paddle with registration and boat pick-up from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at Ellie Ray's RV River Resort. Launch is set for 10 a.m. Participants will have lunch and transportation included. Dry-Pack and whistles are going to the first 50 registrants. The grand prize is a kayak and paddle. The cost for an individual with their own boat is $50. The cost for an individual without a boat is $75. Doubles are available upon request. This is a fundraiser by these Rotarians to help the Interact Club at Bell High School and Trenton High School. Interact is Rotary for high school students.

     9:30 a.m. -- The Ride To Provide for Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC) changes this year. This is the first year for it to be a poker run rather than just a ride in through the countryside. The cost to participate in this event is $15 per motorcycle and $10 for a passenger. The prize is $400 for the best hand and $100 for the worst hand. There are five stops. The first stop is for registration and the first card draw -- from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.. The registration and Stop 1 is at the Walmart, 2201 N. Young Blvd. (U.S. Highway 19),  in Chiefland. Stop 2 is McKenzie's 4 Corners Bar, 399 N. Hathaway Ave. (U.S. Alt 27) in Bronson. Stop 3 is Angelina Mia Pizzeria, 214 W. Noble Ave. (U.S. Alt. 27) in Williston. Stop 4 is Willard's Bar and Grill, 3490 S.E. Levy County Road 337 in Morriston. Stop 5 is LARC, 351 State Road 24 in the Town of Otter Creek. There is also going to be a 50-50 drawing. A car show is planned. Silent auctions are part of this fundraiser to help LARC too. Another way to help is to purchase a $6 meal. The Saltwater Cowboys band is scheduled to be performing at the LARC campus too. The three main sponsors this year are Crystal River Harley-Davidson, Blue Knights and Chiefland Rotary.
     10 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- Dixie County Emergency Services has scheduled its annual Fire Expo to be at the new Dixie County High School this year. DCHS is now located at 17924 S.E. U.S. Highway 19, just south of Corss City on the west side of the highway. This event has "outgrown" the DCES Emergency Operations Center, as DCES Lt. Mandy Lemmermen has said. This set of fire and medical emergency first responders have added a "Touch-A-Truck" to the event to include more agencies. The plan this year, as always, is completely free and open to the public. There is free food, an auto-extrication demonstration, bounce house, K-9 demonstration, live fire demonstration and games. Among the agencies joining the DCES for this event are the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), and the Florida Forestry Service. In addition to the agencies, among the many types of equipment to be seen are boats, helicopters, emergency vehicles, utility trucks and more. Among the mascots will be Smokey Bear, Sparky and Marshall the Fire Pup.
     10 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- An exhibit of model railroads and Suwannee River riverboats are scheduled to be on display at the Cedar Key Community Center, 809 Sixth St., in Cedar Key, by the Ocala Model Railroads Restoration Society and the Levy County Historical Society. This is part of the "Crossroads: Change In Rural America," which is part of the Smithsonian Institution's Traveling Exhibition Service.

Sept. 30, Sunday
     10 a.m. - 4 p.m. --
An exhibit of model railroads and Suwannee River riverboats are scheduled to be on display at the Cedar Key Community Center, 809 Sixth St., in Cedar Key, by the Ocala Model Railroads Restoration Society and the Levy County Historical Society. This is part of the "Crossroads: Change In Rural America," which is part of the Smithsonian Institution's Traveling Exhibition Service.

Oct. 3, Wednesday
     11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. --
A Shop Talk Cancer Awareness event is scheduled to be held in the Ewers Century Center at the College of Central Florida Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road.“Wellness for Cancer Prevention and Survival” will feature three guest panelists. Dr. Ravi Sandrapaty, radiation oncologist and medical director at 21st Century Oncology, Dr. Rama Balaraman, medical oncologist/hematologist for Florida Cancer Affiliates/Ocala Oncology and Dr. David McFaddin, breast specialist and general surgeon at Ocala Breast and General Surgery, will present on breast cancer prevention and treatment. There is no fee to attend, and lunch is included. Call 352-854-2322, ext. 1236, or visit http://cf.edu/ShopTalk by Friday, Sept. 28, to reserve your seat. The event is a collaboration of CF, the Ocala Royal Dames for Cancer Research Inc. and Ocala Health.

     3 p.m. -- The Levy County School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is scheduled to conduct a meeting live via the Internet. This meeting is open to parents, students, business leaders, school district, health agencies, community partners and elected officials. The primary mission is to influence and support healthy lifestyles within Levy County schools and the community. If you would like to participate, please contact Angie Phillips the SHAC Chair for more details by calling 352-486-5261 extension 228 or via email at Angela.Phillips@levyk12.org.

Oct. 4, Thursday
     7 - 9 p.m. --
The Cedar Key Crossroads Video Premier is scheduled to be at the Cedar Key Community Center, 609 Sixth St. Everyone is invited to this event where there can be discussion about rural life in the United States today. The video is estimated to last seven minutes, however when this is being posted the video is not made yet. This event is part of the "Crossroads: Change In Rural America," which is part of the Smithsonian Institution's Traveling Exhibition Service. This film is among the highlights of this series of events.

Oct. 6, Saturday
     8 a.m. --
The Central Florida Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting is scheduled to begin with registration starting at 8 a.m. Entertainment starts at 8:30 a.m. CFEC members can enjoy an opprotunity to learn more about the rural electric cooperative by visiting the exhibits on the midway. After the business session, there will be many door prizes given away. This is always a fun and informative event for CFEC members.
     9 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- AmVets Post 88 has scheduled the Connor's Crusade Car Wash in support of the United Mitrochondrial Disease Foundation. Everyone is invited to bring their cars, trucks and scooters to the Post at 10050 State Road 24 (near the Bronson stockcar racetrack). Proceeds will go to the UMDF in honor of Connor Clifton - 14 years of fighting Leigh's Syndrome. AmVets Post 88 will be serving sausage, egg and cheese biscuits from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and then the menu changes to hamburgers, hotdogs and fries from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, please call 352-486-6844.
     9 a.m. - 3 p.m. -- The 30th Anniversary Williston Peanut Festival hosted by the Williston Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to happen in Heritage Park. There are going to be vendors for food, drinks and other items.

     10 a.m. -- Dixie Music Center has scheduled its free, all-day, live music Anniversary Bash to be on the nicely-wooded acreage adjacent to the store at 26626 S.E. U.S. Highway 19 in Old Town. This Old Town music products retailer and music school is offering an all-day live music festival commemorating the store's anniversary. This year marks the store's 27th year in operation. This event is the 18th consecutive year the business has hosted this free event . In addition to live music, there will be prize drawings and the store will be holding a giant sale. The event is free, family-friendly, and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring portable seating. Performers for this year's event include the Florida Boys, a Florida Folk/Americana group fronted by Pat Barmore and Pete Gallagher, from St Petersburg that primarily plays original material. Pat first performed at DMC in 2003. Making their DMC Stage debut will be the Rosewood Creek Band, another group from Pinellas County, led by Marty Fouts and his wife, Bonnie. They, too, perform a lot of original material. The Kerry Gordon Band is ready to grace the stage with the talent of its members. Another performer, new to the DMC stage this year, is singing-guitarist, Billy Miller from the Town of Suwannee. He will open the show at 10 a.m. Dixie County favorites, the Ole Skool Band, makes a return to the DMC stage this year. This blues-based trio always puts on a great show. The Ray Holland Band, another Dixie County trio, will be making their DMC debut this year as well. This band does a lot of great rock songs from the '60s and '70s. Closing the show, as usual, will be Dotti South and the Slackers. This group is comprised mainly of Dixie Music Center personnel and perform a lot of Dotti South's original material. Karen Powers will be joining the group for this show as well. Ibanez guitars, Peavey electronics, and Armadillo Enterprises (Dean Guitars) have donated instruments, for which there will be drawings. There is no cost to enter, but there are conditions including “must be present to win.” For more information, please contact the store at 352-542-3001, or check Dixie Music Center on Facebook. DMC is owned and operated by Bob and Dotti Leichner.
     11 a.m.-4 p.m. -- The Cedar Key Historical Society Museum, 609 Second St., will have a variety of exhibits and photographs depicting the unique history of Cedar Key from prehistoric times through the 20th Century. Fees for visiting the museum and the Anderson House, next door, are waived. This is in conjunction with the "Crossroads: Change In Rural America," which is part of the Smithsonian Institution's Traveling Exhibition Service.
     5-7 p.m. -- The members of the United Methodist Men (UMM) of First United Methodist Church (UMC) of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), invite everyone to enjoy a great spaghetti meal while helping the UMM raise money for their many missions in the community. This meal is provided in a bistro setting as the First UMC Chiefland Fellowship Hall (in the basement) is decorated to create the ambiance of the night. There is live entertainment with the delightful music of an acordian player, who goes by the stage name of "Pepe'". This meal in a special setting with scheduled live entertainment is not going to break the bank. Tickets are $8 for everyone older than 10 years old and $4 for each person who is younger than 10 years old. This meal includes a fresh tossed salad, bread, great-tasting spaghetti sauce with angel hair pasta, a dessert and drink. These meals are available for takeout too, although all takeout meals cost $8.

Oct. 7, Sunday
     11 a.m.-4 p.m. --
The Cedar Key Historical Society Museum, 609 Second St., will have a variety of exhibits and photographs depicting the unique history of Cedar Key from prehistoric times through the 20th Century. Fees for visiting the museum and the Anderson House, next door, are waived. This is in conjunction with the "Crossroads: Change In Rural America," which is part of the Smithsonian Institution's Traveling Exhibition Service.

Oct. 9, Tuesday
     6-8 p.m. --
The Taste of the Nature Coast is scheduled to be at Haven Community Center, 311 N.E. Ninth St., in Chiefland. This is a gourmet tasting event. Participants can taste samples of dishes provided by local chefs as those chefs compete for votes in multiple categories. While it is being held at Haven, this is a fundraiser event to help the Tri-County Community Resource Center, 15 N. Main St., Chiefland. The Tri-County Community Resource Center opened as a result of the dedication and hard work of area residents, advocacy organizations, local businesses, and community leaders who envisioned improving the lives of those living in Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy counties. The resource center acts as a one-stop "connecting hub" between those in need and existing community organizations providing assistance in the Tri-County Area, including faith-based, professional, and volunteer-driven organizations. The resource center provides an array of on-site services, programs, and/or referral assistance, including substance abuse/mental health services, healthcare screenings and referrals, employability skill support, financial literacy assistance, and other services and programming that supports the health and well-being of tri-county individuals and families - all under one roof! In addition to the gourmet food tasting, there is live music at this event. Also as a part of this event, there are raffles for prizes. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $20 per ticket, online or in person at Tri-County Community Resource Center, 15 N. Main St. (U.S. 19), Chiefland. On the day of the event, tickets may be purchased for $25 (cash/check only) at the door. Call 352-507-4000 or email tasteofnaturecoast@gmail.com for more information.


Oct. 13, Saturday
     9 a.m. --
Registration for the Love To Lauren Rood Benefit Poker Run starts at 9 a.m. AmVets Riders Chapter 422 and AmVets Post 422 are holding a benefit for Lauren Rood, a 3-year-old girl with clear cell carcinoma. Registration ends at 10:30 a.m. at AmVets Post 422, which is located on the east side of U.S. Highway 19 in the southern part of the City of Fanning Springs. That is the location of the first and last stop of this poker run. The second stop is AmVets Post 42 of Chiefland, which is just south of Fanning Springs on the west side of U.S. 19. The third stop is at the Treasure Camp Restuarant, which is off of Levy County Road 347 in the community of Fowler's Bluff. The fourth stop is the Moose Lodge in the City of Fanning Springs. The entry fee is $15 per driver and $5 per passenger. Additional cards are $5 each. This poker run is for vehciles with two wheels, three wheels and four wheels (vehicles that have double back tires are OK too). Dinner is included with the entry. This dinner is pulled pork, grilled chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, and dessert. Non-players can buy a dinner for $8. Best poker hand gets a Stihl gasoline-powered blower. Worst hand gets a shop light. There are going to be raffle tickets and 50-50 tickets available at registration and at the end of the ride. There is a Jail and Bail event with Judge Marilyn Surles presiding. Ole Skool Band is scheduled to perform.
     9 a.m.-3 p.m. -- North Florida Road & Custom is hosting the 12th Annual Classic & Custom Car Show in the Tyler Creek Business Community of Gilchrist County, located at 6875 S.E. State Road 47, near Trenton. This event is open to all vehicles and is planned to happen whether there is sunshine or rain. There is a free swap meet and car corral. Door prizes, a 50-50 event, dash plaques to the first 100 to register, as well as awards for Participants' Choice, Top 15 and Best of Show. There are also Best Judged Awards for: Ford, Chevrolet, GM, Mopar, Imports, Muscle Car, Street Rod, Hot Rod, Truck, Custom, Modified, Pre-War Original, Best Engine and Best Paint. Food is by NFRC. Music is by Mr. October. Proceeds from this event are given to help Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs Inc. The pre-registration fee is $15 (by Oct. 1). The fee for registration is $20 with registration being from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. For more information, send an email to classiccar160@yahoo.com, or call Ed at 386-454-5622 or Cecil at 352-472-4127.

     10 a.m. -- There is a limit of 40 people who can take the golf cart convoy through the city of Cedar Key. Meet at the Crossroads of State Road 34 and Second Street. This is in conjunction with the "Crossroads: Change In Rural America," which is part of the Smithsonian Institution's Traveling Exhibition Service.
     3 p.m. --  There is a limit of 40 people who can take the golf cart convoy through the city of Cedar Key. Meet at the Crossroads of State Road 34 and Second Street. This is in conjunction with the "Crossroads: Change In Rural America," which is part of the Smithsonian Institution's Traveling Exhibition Service.

Oct. 20, Saturday
     10 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- The 49th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival takes place in historic downtown Cedar Key. Themed "Some Things Should Never Change," the Festival promises Food, Fun, Arts, Crafts, Music and More in a family-friendly atmosphere. Proceeds from the event help support Lions Club community service projects. Admission is free. The Seafood Festival Parade is 11 a.m. Saturday. There are going to be 130 Arts & Crafts Vendors from across the Southeast. Items for show and sale include Handmade Jewelry, Wood Carvings, Original Artwork, Fine Pottery, Great Sauces, Hand-Sewn Quilts, Soaps and Lotions, Decorative Wreaths and more. There is going to be live entertainment on a "Clam Boat Stage" in City Park. The band is Flashpoint - featuring Neil & Eve Shaw; and also performing are Danny Wooten & Friends - Butch Wise and Ricky Stano; and Cedar Key's own Anna Hodges! There are going to be dozens of food vendors in City Park. These are non-profit groups -- churches, schools and civic organizations. OThis menu is set to include Oysters, Shrimp, Clams, Mullet, Crab Cakes, Clam Chowder, Hotdogs, Hamburgers, Clam Fritters, Corn on the Cob, Snow Cones, Root Beer Floats, Lemonade, Iced Tea and Sodas. Every Food and Beverage Selection is less than $10. New this year is a Seafood Festival Online Guide for Smartphones. Visitors scrolling thru the Guide's menus will find: Information on Every Festival Vendor; Information on Local Merchants; A Festival Venue Map; Tour Bus Drop Off & Pick Up Locations; Emergency Services – EMS, Police, Fire; City Park Map and Vendor Locations; The Clam Boat Stage Entertainment Schedule; the Parade Schedule and Route. The Seafood Festival Online Guide is Smartphone friendly: iPhone, Android and Windows. Best of all, Festival visitors can use the Online Guide to plan their day in Cedar Key before ever leaving home. Go to www.ck-fest.com to load the Guide to your phone's home screen today. According to Cedar Key Lions Club President Mike Hodges, "This year's Seafood Festival will be one to remember.  Every visitor is sure to have a wonderful day on our island.  Come visit Cedar Key and become an islander for a day."

     9 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- Tri-County Cruisers presents the Fall Car Show and Swap Meet at the Chiefland's Farmer's Flea Market, 1206 N. Young Blvd. (U.S. Highway 19) in Chiefland. If there is rain, the new date for all of this will be Sunday, Oct. 21. Registration for competitors is from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Awards are scheduled to be presented at 2 p.m. The Tri-County Cruisers' events at the Chiefland's Farmer's Flea Market always have been fun for competitors and for visitors alike. The fee to register a vehicle in the contest is $20 day of show. All makes of cars, trucks and vans are welcome. Participants in this event from before know there are two big trophies - both measuring three-feet tall. That is the Best of Show Trophy and the Sonny's Pick Trophy. Sonny Griffith and his wife Lydia Griffith are the Flea Market owners. In the Tri-County Cruisers event, there are also other several other awards and cash prizes. Please check out the ads for Chiefland Farmer’s Flea Market, on ALL SEVEN PAGES, Including The BUSINESS PAGE and Chiefland Farmer’s Flea Market Portable Buildings (Weather King), on the LIFE PAGE
     5 p.m. -- Judging for the BBQ Cook-off starts at 5 p.m. at the Fall BBQ Cook-Off And Silent Cake Auction In The Town Of Suwannee. This fundraising event is to help the Suwannee River Chamber of Commerce. Forms to enter the contest are available at the Waterfront Market and the Suwannee Library Technical Center. This event is happening at the Suwannee Community Center, 23465 S.E. Highway 349 in the Town of Suwannee (Dixie County). Categories of the BBQ Contest are Boston Butt or Ribs. The entry fee is $20 for one or both categories. Pulled pork dinners are being served from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The cost for the pulled pork dinners is $10 per dinner. Whole butts are going to be sold for $25. The entry fee, waiver and registration to compete in the BBQ Cook-off must be submitted by Oct. 17 by mailing them to P.O. Box 373, Suwannee, FL 32392. The $20 fee to enter the contest should be paid by a check made out to SRCC (Suwannee River Chamber of Commerce).

Oct. 21, Sunday
     10 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- The 49th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival takes place in historic downtown Cedar Key. Themed "Some Things Should Never Change," the Festival promises Food, Fun, Arts, Crafts, Music and More in a family-friendly atmosphere. Proceeds from the event help support Lions Club community service projects. Admission is free. The Seafood Festival Parade is 11 a.m. Saturday. There are going to be 130 Arts & Crafts Vendors from across the Southeast. Items for show and sale include Handmade Jewelry, Wood Carvings, Original Artwork, Fine Pottery, Great Sauces, Hand-Sewn Quilts, Soaps and Lotions, Decorative Wreaths and more. There is going to be live entertainment on a "Clam Boat Stage" in City Park. The band is Flashpoint - featuring Neil & Eve Shaw; and also performing are Danny Wooten & Friends - Butch Wise and Ricky Stano; and Cedar Key's own Anna Hodges! There are going to be dozens of food vendors in City Park. These are non-profit groups -- churches, schools and civic organizations. OThis menu is set to include Oysters, Shrimp, Clams, Mullet, Crab Cakes, Clam Chowder, Hotdogs, Hamburgers, Clam Fritters, Corn on the Cob, Snow Cones, Root Beer Floats, Lemonade, Iced Tea and Sodas. Every Food and Beverage Selection is less than $10. New this year is a Seafood Festival Online Guide for Smartphones. Visitors scrolling thru the Guide's menus will find: Information on Every Festival Vendor; Information on Local Merchants; A Festival Venue Map; Tour Bus Drop Off & Pick Up Locations; Emergency Services – EMS, Police, Fire; City Park Map and Vendor Locations; The Clam Boat Stage Entertainment Schedule; the Parade Schedule and Route. The Seafood Festival Online Guide is Smartphone friendly: iPhone, Android and Windows. Best of all, Festival visitors can use the Online Guide to plan their day in Cedar Key before ever leaving home. Go to www.ck-fest.com to load the Guide to your phone's home screen today. According to Cedar Key Lions Club President Mike Hodges, "This year's Seafood Festival will be one to remember.  Every visitor is sure to have a wonderful day on our island.  Come visit Cedar Key and become an islander for a day."

Oct. 27, Saturday
     6:30 p.m. --
Children visiting James H. Cobb Park in Bronson are scheduled to find business and other interests with their trunks open, with many decorated with a Halloween theme as Bronson holds its Trunk for Treats 2018 event. The Bronson Parks and Recreation Department and the city government as a whole, with Councilwoman Katie Parks being the liaison for special events in the city, want all of the business interests to decorate their trunks, tables, tents and other areas for the distribution of candy and treats to children. Participating trunk and other decorators may begin setting up their areas as early as 3 p.m., and they are strongly encouraged to be parked and set up by 5 p.m. The visiting children are set to begin their rounds to see the trunks, tables, trucks and the like starting at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. One idea of the event is to provide children with a safe place to enjoy their Halloween fun.



 

REGULAR WEEKLY MEETINGS

First Published Feb. 1, 2011
Updated Sept. 20, 2018 at 8:08 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.

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
    11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. –
Williston Rotary Club meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 247 N.E. First St., Williston.

THIRD TUESDAY
     10 a.m. - Noon --
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.

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

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