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--UPDATED--
MONDAY  NOV. 29  4:11 p.m.  Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties

 


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the COMMUNITY CALENDAR


To See FDOH free COVID-19 testing
days in Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties
INCLUDING THE NEW SCHEDULE FOR
FREE TESTING AND FREE VACCINATIONS --
click HERE


Schedule for COVID-19 testing at SRF
By Jeff M. Hardison © Nov. 6, 2021 at 10:11 a.m.
     FANNING SPRINGS -
- Nomi Health announces the days and times for free COVID-19 testing.

     The days and times are Saturdays and Mondays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
     The Suwannee River Fairgrounds (SRF) at 17851 90th Ave. in the City of Fanning Springs is the location for that testing for COVID-19, according to information provided by the Tri-County Unit of the Florida Department of Health, serving Dixie County, Gilchrist County and Levy County.
     These are the fairgrounds where the annual SRF Youth Livestock Show and Sale happens annually for the Tri-County Area of Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties.
     Tri-County Area residents and visitors can be tested for COVID-19 for free there on  making an appointment online at https://testing.nomihealth.com/signup/fl.
    There is no cost associated with the testing at SRF or any of the FDOH sites. There is no need to show symptoms for testing. Individuals with questions may contact any of the Tri-County Health Departments: Dixie- 352-498-1360; Gilchrist-352-463-3120; or Levy-352-486-5300.
     For more information about where the Florida Department of Health’s Tri-County Area Unit is providing free COVID-19 testing and free vaccinations, click HERE.

 


Woodpecker Visits The Ink Pad
Woodpecker
Avid readers of HardisonInk.com know there all types of wildlife visiting The Ink Pad, in the unrecorded subdivision known as Jemlands in the unincorporated part of Levy County a few miles west of Carter’s Crossroads. The pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) is a large, mostly black woodpecker native to North America. An insectivore, it inhabits deciduous forests in eastern North America, the Great Lakes, the boreal forests of Canada, and parts of the Pacific Coast. It is the largest extant woodpecker species in the United States. This woodpecker and his relatives have been seen here before, helping control insect issues, much as the dragonflies aid in this endeavor.

Photo By Sharon Hardison © Nov. 4, 2021 at 6:11 p.m.

 


CF invites future students
to three Open House events
on Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 8


Information Provided
By CF Marketing, Public and Community Relations
Published Nov. 3, 2021 at 8:11 a.m.
     CHIEFLAND —
The College of Central Florida invites anyone thinking about college to an open house on Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 4-6 p.m., at the CF Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus, 15390 N.W. U.S. Highway 19, Chiefland.
     Future students are encouraged to tour the campus, located just south of the City of Fanning Springs on the west side of U.S. 19, and learn about more than 150 academic pathways, including 70 job-training programs.
     Attendees can receive assistance with the application process, financial aid, placement testing, academic advising and registration for the spring semester, which begins Jan. 10.
     Everyone who completes an admissions application at the event will have the $30 admissions fee waived and will be entered to win free tuition for a 3-credit-hour class at CF’s standard tuition rate.
     Additional open house events will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala, and Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., on Zoom.
     For more information, visit www.CF.edu/openhouse or call 352-875-5800, ext. 1379.

 


COVID-19 testing
and vaccinations are available


By Jeff M. Hardison © Aug 9, 2021 at 8:11 a.m.
Updated Oct. 9, 2021 at 8:11 a.m.
     TRI-COUNTY AREA –
T
he Tri-County Health Department units of the Florida Department of Health in Dixie County, Levy County and Gilchrist County are continuing to offer free testing for COVID-19 and free vaccinations against COVID-19.
     COVID-19 testing and vaccinations in the Tri-County Area is available through the FDOH units in Dixie County, Gilchrist County and Levy County.
     The Health Department in Dixie County is located at 149 N.E. 241st St., Cross City, Florida 32628.
     The Health Department in Gilchrist County is located at 119 N.E. First St., Trenton, Florida 32693. Testing in Gilchrist County is at the Southside Park in Trenton, which is between Southeast First Street and Sixth Street and Southeast Third Avenue and Southeast Fifth Avenue.
     The Health Department in Levy County is located at 66 West Main (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) St., Bronson, Florida 32621.

TESTING
     The schedule for COVID-19 drive-thru testing follows: Dixie County – Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m.; Levy County – Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.; and Gilchrist County – Fridays at 8:30 a.m.
     If you are interested in testing, please:
     Bring your driver’s license or State ID. Do not eat or drink anything at least one hour prior to testing. Children under 18 years old must have a parent/guardian present to sign a consent form.
     Please arrive at the testing site at 8:30 a.m. at the places and days noted above. Testing begins promptly. Anyone in line at that time will be tested, weather permitting.

VACCINATIONS
     The schedule for COVID-19 drive-thru vaccinations is BY APPOINTMENT. Vaccinations are in Dixie County – Wednesdays from 11 a.m.; Levy County – Thursdays from 11 a.m.; and Gilchrist County – Fridays from 11 a.m.
     Call the Health Department to schedule an appointment. Staff members at the Health Department are happy to help. Bring your ID and COVID-19 vaccine card if this is your second dose. If possible, complete a consent form prior to arriving to appointment. Consent forms can be printed by clicking
HERE.
     Please arrive at your scheduled time for vaccinations.
     If there is an urgent need for testing or vaccination outside of these days/times, please call the health department and ask to speak to a COVID team member to assist you. These services are provided free of charge.
    
For more COVID-19 information from the Levy County unit, please visit http://levy.floridahealth.gov/ or call 352-486-5300.
     For more COVID-19 information from the Gilchrist County unit, please visit
http://gilchrist.floridahealth.gov/ or call 352-463-3120.
     For more COVID-19 information from the Dixie County unit, please visit
http://dixie.floridahealth.gov/ or call 352-498-1360.
     The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the national public health agency of the United States.
     For more information about the CDC, go to
https://www.cdc.gov/.

 


Cedar Key Woman’s Club Calendar
are available for 2022


Story Provided 
By CKWC Publicist Kathy Salkaln
Published Oct. 7, 2021 at 8:11 p.m.
     CEDAR KEY --
The 2022 Cedar Key Woman’s Club Calendar has arrived in town!

     Last year, this wonderful souvenir sold out by January, and its popularity and the quality of this year’s production will guarantee even higher sales. 
     Members and friends contributed the Cedar Key high quality photographs again this summer, and the result has been the production of another very professional calendar. At just $10, the calendar makes an excellent souvenir for visitors and off-island friends, but it is just as popular with locals. 
      “We are just so pleased with the reception the calendars have had in Cedar Key,” said Vicki Crumpley, who coordinates the project. “People love the pictures, and know that the proceeds from the sales stay here to benefit Cedar Key. We have new community contributors every year!”
     With a surge in online shopping last year, nearly 100  calendars were delivered locally or shipped. You can order by emailing to cedarkeywomansclub@yahoo.com, or by writing to the Woman’s Club at Box 631, Cedar Key, FL 32625. 
     Support for the project from a number of Cedar Key businesses is a large part of its success. The calendar is also available from the Welcome Center and Woman’s Club members. 
     With over 50 members, the Cedar Key Woman’s Club is a continuing tradition in the City, supporting community projects from 1960 on. Each year the Club donates a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating CKS student, as well as donating to other school projects. The CK Seniors Lunch program, Library, our Fire Department, the Food Pantry, and Another Way Women’s shelter are also supported. In addition, in the last five years the Woman’s Club has raised over $14,000 on the quilt raffle toward Fisher House, a continuation of the Support Our Troops initiative which has sent hundreds of boxes to Cedar Key men and women stationed in the Middle East or elsewhere serving our country.
The Cedar Key Community support for the calendar project has been overwhelming, and it helps to support these important Cedar Key programs.

 


Tri-County Area Toys For Tots
program starts for Christmas 2021


By Jeff M. Hardison © Oct. 3, 2021 at 10:11 a.m.
     CHIEFLAND –
Over the past 20 years, people like Vince and Pat Arcardi, “Hutch” Hutcherson, Bryan Chrisp, (Ret.) USMC Lt. Col. Harvie Hampton, Beverly Goodman and others have been among the leaders of the Toys For Tots program in the Tri-County Area of Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties.

     During the most recently past years, the Partnership For Strong Families via the Tri-County Community Resource Center (TCCRC) has teamed up with the United States Marine Corps Reserve and many local agencies and business interests to bring the program to fruition year after year at Christmastime in the Tri-County Area.
     On Friday (Oct. 1), the TCCRC kicked off the Tri-County Toys for Tots Campaign when applicants began to pre-register online.
     Tri-County Area Toys For Tots recipient applicants who were approved in 2020, who submit applications without any change in information (such as their address, number of children, etc.) will be automatically approved.
     The 2020 recipient families do not need to take any further action, such as attend a verification event.
     For the community partner agencies connecting with the TCCRC who are referring a family for registration, they are requested to please enter the staff member’s name, agency, and contact information in the “Additional Comments & Instructions” section of the online application.
     A family will not have to attend a verification event when a referral is confirmed.
     First-time applicants or those individuals who did not participate in 2020 will need to attend a verification event to present the required documents at TCCRC or a community partner location (documents and locations are listed on the website).
     To apply, visit https://newberry-fl.toysfortots.org.
     For sponsorships, donations, and toy drives, or for additional information, please send an email to tricountytoysfortots@gmail.com.

 



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     Publisher’s Note: All events are listed chronologically. Please email announcements to hardisonink@gmail.comPlease 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 that 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. If a person or group has an event, please send the information to hardisonink@gmail.com and it will be listed, and attention will be drawn to it. Please remember that given there can be communication and meetings via webinars, telephone, Skype, Zoom, etc., if those meetings are scheduled, then they can be listed here too. THERE ARE MANY CEDAR KEY ART CENTER WORKSHOPS LISTED. PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE THE DEADLINE FOR THEM.



Dec. 1, Wednesday
     12 p.m. --
The Tobacco Free Partnership of Dixie County is scheduled to discuss projects and initiatives to reduce second smoke exposure in the community, as well as to speak about youth access to tobacco products. The meeting is scheduled to be at Dixie County High School 17924 S.E. U.S. Highway 19, Cross City.

     12:30 p.m. – The Elder Options Board of Directors has scheduled a meeting to which all persons are invited to attend. The meeting is set to be at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, 1714 S.W. 34th St. in Gainesville. This meeting of the Elder Options Board of Directors is slated to allow the Board to take action on matters to be determined by the members of the Board, which may include consideration of such things as the Executive Director’s Report. Should any person wish to appeal any decision with respect to any matter considered at the above-referenced meeting, he or she may need to ensure a verbatim recording of the proceeding is taken in order to provide a record for judicial review. Persons with disabilities should contact Elder Options at least 48 hours prior to the meeting in order to request any special assistance. he Mid-Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (d/b/a Elder Options) was established in 1977 as a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.  Elder Options is the state-designated area agency on aging (AAA), Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC), and Helpline (1-800-262-2243).  The agency is charged with administering state and federal grant-funded programs and providing direct services to benefit elders, people with disabilities, and their informal caregivers in a 16-county Planning and Service Area (PSA) in North Central Florida, which includes:  Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Sumter, Suwannee, and Union counties. The Elder Options Board of Directors is made up of volunteers representing the 16 counties served by Elder Options. Board members provide governance, guidance and strategy to lead Elder Options in serving seniors, caregivers and persons living with disabilities. The telephone number for Elder Options is 352-692-5214.

Dec. 4, Saturday
     9 a.m. –
The Annual Christmas Bazaar at Steinhatchee Community Center, 1013 Riverside Drive, Steinhatchee, is scheduled to include vendors, artists, bakers, crafters, and creators to provide unique and beautiful gifts for holiday giving. Also this year, there is a hot lunch and refreshments planned to be available. Beyond that, there are raffles and door prizes slated to be given away every hour. Everyone is welcome to join in the festivities. 
     10 a.m.-4 p.m. -- TCC/Verizon and Furever Friends Rescue Inc. present a special Christmas Adoption Event at the Chiefland Verizon Store, 1604 N. Young Blvd. (U.S. Highway 19), in Chiefland. There is going to be a drawing for a gift basket, gift bags, crafts and spay-neuter resources. For more information call Shawn at 352-682-4727.
     Noon to 2 p.m. – Holiday Mini Project Workshop. Enjoy an afternoon making a few holiday crafts.  Class is FREE and snacks and material will be provided. Bring a friend.  Contact Dee Miller at dmillerfrog@gmail.com for details. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

Dec. 5, Sunday
     10 a.m. --
The next meeting of the Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve is scheduled to be in the Education Center. The meeting is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. The Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve is owned and operated by the Town of Yankeetown and was purchased with funding from the Florida Communities Trust. The Preserve is located at 1001 Old Rock Road, Yankeetown. Visit the website https://wgpfl.org/ for directions and information on upcoming events. 
     1 p.m. -- A Christmas concert is scheduled to be in Wandle Wheeler Park, in Cross City (behind the Dixie County Courthouse). Live music, featuring the Bemis Family Band, the Funky J's, Krista Campbell, Valdeen Fletcher, Tina & Greg Bailey, Hardee Myer, Dotti & the Slackers, and other performers are anticipated. The Funky J's are an ensemble of Dixie County High School's Redcoat Regiment Marching Band members presenting a mixed Christmas instrumental medley. Everyone is invited to bring the family and enjoy an afternoon of the beautiful music of the season. The concert is free to all, though non-perishable food items are appreciated to benefit the less fortunate. Seating at the park is quite limited, so attendees are encouraged to bring portable chairs. The Dixie County Historical Society will be on hand selling drinks, baked goods and hot dogs. Audio and backline production for the event to be provided by Bob & Dotti Leichner,  with the great assistance of Jimmy Norris. Cross City mayor, Kenneth 'Tank' Lee, was a frequent attendee of the many Christmas concerts presented at and by Dixie Music Center, who closed their retail store in 2019. "Tank missed our Christmas shows, and asked us if we could present one at the Cross City Park," said Dotti Leichner, co-owner of Dixie Music. 'We were very happy to oblige. We missed doing them, too!" Bob & Dotti were unable to sponsor a concert last year due to precautions needed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The event is being supported and assisted by the Town of Cross City.

Dec. 6, Monday
     10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. –
Adult Sewing Help with Bunny Hand.  Sometimes you have a project you need a little assistance to complete or get started.  Join a friendly group for sewing fun. Class max 8. Cost: $15/session ($20 non-members).  Register at the Keyhole or with Bunny at 352-378-2799. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

 

Dec. 9, 10 & 11, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
     10 a.m. - 5 p.m. – OPEN STUDIO
Plein Air & Play with Clay. Plein Air/Sketch Fri – a.m. (Meet at the CKAC and go from there)  Play with Clay Fri pm/Sat/Sun. Use the Arts Center Studio space to start or finish up your art projects. Studio will be open 10-5 and your work can stay overnight.  Be  sure to clean up by 5 pm on Sunday afternoon.  If you are planning a group activity, please contact Dee Miller to clarify details at dmillerfrog@gmail.com. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

Dec. 11, Saturday

     8 a.m.-6 p.m. -- Trailhead Park, which is located in Chiefland on the western side of Main Street (U.S. Highway 19) near Southwest Second Avenue is the scene for the Rudolph Fun Run Registration at 8 a.m. One of the two Rotary clubs in Chiefland has this fun run as one of its fundraisers. At 9 a.m. the Rudolph Fun Run Begins. Then, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. there is a "festival" at Trailhead Park, where there are vendors who plan to sell things. At 4 p.m., people are invited to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, with the parade set to start at 6 p.m. (See more details about the parade, further down on this day's listings.).
     10 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Fix Them All is presenting the Becky Gill, M.D. (1947-2021), Memorial Pet Fund. In honor of the beloved Board Member, who was a lifetime animal advocate, a 25-year United States Navy Veteran, and a long-time resident of Levy County, Fix Them All is offering to qualified Levy County residents a half-cost spay and neuter procedures for pets. The cost for qualified residents will be $15 for cats and $25 for dogs. The rabies vaccine is included. This is a limited-time offer. Registration will be at Chiefland Farmers Flea Market outdoors near the front entrance. To be qualified for this discount, it is for to senior citizens and veterans. Specifically, it is for Levy County residents who are age 62 and older, and for military veteran residents only. On-site I.D. is required for age, veteran ID card, and Levy address. This is first-come, first-served, no reservations are available in advance of this date. The Fix Them All Board asks for people to be patient and courtesous to the volunteers during this process for registering pets.
     12-4 p.m. -- The Two Hawk Hammock Christmas Circus is slated to include cirque shows at 12 and 3 p.m. This event will include food, arts and crafts, and live music. Two Hawk Hammock is located at 177950 N.E. 53rd Lane, Williston. Tickets cost $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets cost $10 for active military, first responders and senior citizens. Kids get free admission when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available in advance from https://www.gainesvillecircus.com/ or https://twohawkhammock.com/.
     2-5 p.m. -- The Dixie County Anti-Drug Coalition invite everyone to a Living In Recovery Family Christmas Celebration. Everyone is invited to join in the celebration with our friends, family 
and neighbors in recovery. This is hosted by the Dixie Recovery Community Organization. It is planned to be in Waldo Park, off Spillers Highway (Northeast 389th Avenue) in Old Town. The event is set to include:
● Santa & Mrs. Claus
● FREE Food
● Live Music     
● Recovery Testimonials 
● Door Prizes
● Games for All Ages
● Christmas Stockings for the Kids
Bring a lawn chair or blanket to kick back and celebrate! This event is sponsored by the Dixie County Anti-Drug Coalition.
     6 p.m. -- The annual Christmas Parade in Chiefland is set to start at the Chiefland Middle High School and go south on U.S. Highway 19 with the Trailhead Park as its ending point. Everyone is invited to observe the parade. There are activities in Trailhead Park earlier on that day, too, as shown on the Community Calendar above.

Dec. 13, Monday
     5-6 p.m. --
Everyone is invited to enjoy cookies and hot cocoa in Cross City's City Hall. This is a Community Together Event hosted by City Manager John Driggers, the Cross City City Council and the Dixie Recovery Peer Support Group. The City Council meeting is scheduled to start after this get-together, with the gavel slated to drop at 6 p.m. for the Council meeting, which is open to all to attend as well.

Dec. 17, 18 & 19, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
     10 a.m. - 5 p.m. – OPEN STUDIO
Plein Air & Play with Clay. Plein Air/Sketch Fri – a.m. (Meet at the CKAC and go from there)  Play with Clay Fri pm/Sat/Sun. Use the Arts Center Studio space to start or finish up your art projects. Studio will be open 10-5 and your work can stay overnight.  Be  sure to clean up by 5 pm on Sunday afternoon.  If you are planning a group activity, please contact Dee Miller to clarify details at dmillerfrog@gmail.com. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.


Dec. 25, Saturday Christmas

Dec. 31, Friday New Year's Eve

Jan. 1, 2022, Saturday New Year's Day 2022

 

Jan. 3, Monday
     10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. –
TWO SESSIONS Fabric Paint Your Panel with Bunny Hand.  Panels can be purchased, but it’s fun to use Caran D’Ache watercolor crayons and Inktense pencils to customize your own designs. You may bring your own drawings, use drawings provided, or even just trace a mandala to color. All materials will be provided. Class:  Max-6 Cost: $30 ($35 non-members) Supply Kit - $10 Contact Bunny at 352-378-2799. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

 

Jan. 4, Tuesday
     3:30 - 5:30 p.m. –
Watercolor Tea with Sandi Allen.  Enjoy an afternoon of tea and paint a picture using watercolor techniques such as glazing, negative space, reflections or underwater painting scene. This class - Create a forest scene by painting in the negative. Class: Min-6, Max-12. Cost: $30 ($35 non-members) Supply Fee: $5 For details contact Sandi at sallen41@frontier.com. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

 

Jan. 13, Thursday
     10 a.m. – 3 p.m. –
Silk Dyeing with Virginia Stevenson.  Create a scarf or other piece of silk using the hot wax resist method.   Class: Min-4, Max-9 Cost: $60 ($65 for non-members) Supplies included.  Deadline for registration is one week before the class.  Contact Virginia at 352-465-3525 for details. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

 

Jan. 14, 15, & 16, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
     10 a.m. - 5 p.m. –
OPEN STUDIO Plein Air & Play with Clay. Plein Air/Sketch Fri – am (Meet at the CKAC and go from there)  Play with Clay Fri pm/Sat/Sun. Use the Arts Center Studio space to start or finish up your art projects. Studio will be open 10-5 and your work can stay overnight.  Be  sure to clean up by 5 pm on Sunday afternoon.  If you are planning a group activity, please contact Dee Miller to clarify details at dmillerfrog@gmail.com. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

 

Jan. 17, Monday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
     10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. –
SECOND SESSION Fabric Paint Your Panel with Bunny Hand.  Panels can be purchased, but it’s fun to use Caran D’Ache watercolor crayons and Inktense pencils to customize your own designs. You may bring your own drawings, use drawings provided, or even just trace a mandala to color. All materials will be provided. Class:  Max-6 Cost: $30 ($35 non-members) Supply Kit - $10 Contact Bunny at 352-378-2799. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

 

Jan. 18, Tuesday
     3:30 - 5:30 p.m. –
Watercolor Tea with Sandi Allen.  Enjoy an afternoon of tea and paint a picture using watercolor techniques such as glazing, negative space, reflections or underwater painting scene. This class- How to get depth and dimension in a scene with glazing. Class: Min-6, Max-12. Cost: $30 ($35 non-members) Supply Fee: $5 For details contact Sandi at sallen41@frontier.com (see above for full description). This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

 

Jan. 25, Tuesday
     5:30 - 7:30 p.m. –
Arts, Crafts & Fine Wine with Donna Thalacker.  Enjoy fellowship and fine wine while you learn watercolor pencil and brush techniques to create a picture and a card.  Class: Min-5, Max-12 Cost: $25 ($30 non-members) Supply fee is $10. Contact Dee Miller dmillerfrog@gmail.com for details. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

 

Jan. 27, Thursday
     10 a.m. - 4 p.m. –
Watercolor Basics with Susan Donohue.  Learn painting techniques, how to create textures and how to control the “water” in Watercolor. This workshop is for the raw beginner as well as the avid painter who would like to try the challenge of watercolor. Class: Min-10, Max-15 Cost: $80 ($85 non-members) Supply Fee $10.  Contact Susan for details FancyT@me.com Deadline to register, one  week before the class. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

 

Jan. 27, Thursday
     5:30-6:30 p.m. –
FIVE SESSIONS Learn to Play the Ukulele with Jim Wilcox.  Aspiring musicians will find the ukulele (uke) the perfect instrument to start your musical journey.  Over 5 sessions, you'll learn all you need to know about making music on the uke. Bring your ukulele and the desire to learn. Class: Min-4, Max-12 Cost: $50 ($55 non-members) For those without a working uke, instructor Jim can help you choose a new one for around $65."Let the fun begin!!" 813-220-1335. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

 

Jan. 28, 29 & 30, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
     10 a.m. - 5 p.m. –
OPEN STUDIO Plein Air & Play with Clay. Plein Air/Sketch Fri – am (Meet at the CKAC and go from there)  Play with Clay Fri pm/Sat/Sun. Use the Arts Center Studio space to start or finish up your art projects. Studio will be open 10-5 and your work can stay overnight.  Be  sure to clean up by 5 pm on Sunday afternoon.  If you are planning a group activity, please contact Dee Miller to clarify details at dmillerfrog@gmail.com. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

 


Feb. 2, Wednesday Groundhog Day

Feb. 3, Thursday
     10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. –
Landscape Alcohol Ink with Julie Tibus.  Learn the exciting and vibrant medium of Alcohol Inks. Focusing on landscapes learn to blend dramatic skies, create waterfalls, mountains and rocky shores. Techniques taught include brushwork, scraping, masking fluid and just learning to let the inks move. A wonderfully fun 2.5 hours! Class: Min-8, Max-15 Cost: $40 ($45 non-members) Supply Fee $10.  Contact Julie at jtibus@icloud.com  for details. Deadline for registration is one week before the class. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.
  

Feb. 3, Thursday
     5:30-6:30 p.m. – SECOND SESSION
Learn to Play the Ukulele with Jim Wilcox.  Continue your Musical Journey with Jim Wilcox through the month of February. For those without a working uke, instructor Jim can help you choose a new one for around $65. 813-220-1335. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

 

Feb. 7, Monday
     10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. –
Adult Sewing Help with Bunny Hand.  Sometimes you have a project you need a little assistance to complete or get started.  Join a friendly group for sewing fun. Class max 8. Cost: $15/session ($20 non-members).  Register at the Keyhole or with Bunny at 352-378-2799. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

Feb. 8, Tuesday
     5:30 – 7:30 p.m. –
Arts, Crafts & Fine Wine with Sandy Witcher.  Enjoy fellowship and fine wine while you create a mod-podge project.  Class: Min-5, Max-12 Cost: $25 ($30 non-members) Supply fee is $5. Contact Dee Miller at dmillerfrog@gmail.com for details. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

Feb. 10, Thursday
     5:30-6:30 p.m. – THIRD SESSION
Learn to Play the Ukulele with Jim Wilcox.  Continue your Musical Journey with Jim Wilcox through the month of February. For those without a working uke, instructor Jim can help you choose a new one for around $65.813-220-1335. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

Feb. 12, Saturday
     10 a.m. – 2 p.m. –
Clay Hand Building with Chris Van Antwerp. Explore the slab technique by making two different slab form types (bowl & vase). Texture will be applied to both projects. Class: Min-4, Max-8 Cost: $30 ($35 non-members) Supplies fee $10.  Contact Chris VanAntwerp  for details vanantwcp@yahoo.com. Deadline for registration is one week before the class.  NO OPEN STUDIO THIS WEEKEND. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

Feb. 14, Monday Saint Valentine's Day

Feb. 15, Tuesday
     1-4 p.m. – TWO SESSIONS
Hand Build Clay Bowls with Amy Gernhart.  LOCATION: Gernhardt Studios (5 mi off island) Session 0ne – Make a clay bowl with design impressions on the outside. This project will be fired before next session. Class: Min-8, Max-15 Cost: $50 ($55 non-members) Supply Fee is $10. Contact Amy for questions amyjojones4@gmail.com  Deadline for registration is one week before the class. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.      

Feb. 17, Thursday
     5:30-6:30 p.m. – FOURTH SESSION
Learn to Play the Ukulele with Jim Wilcox.  Continue your Musical Journey with Jim Wilcox through the month of February. For those without a working uke, instructor Jim can help you choose a new one for around $65. 813-220-1335. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

Feb. 18, Tuesday
     3:30 - 5:30 p.m. –
Watercolor Tea with Sandi Allen.  This class - Reflection of a tree in water. Class: Min-6, Max-12. Cost: $30 ($35 non-members) Supply Fee: $5. Details contact Sandi sallen41@frontier.com. See above for full description. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

Feb. 21, Monday Presidents Day

Feb. 22, Tuesday
     1-4 p.m. – SECOND SESSION
Hand Build Clay Bowls with Amy Gernhart.  LOCATION: Gernhardt Studios (5 miles off island) Session two – Glaze and load your project in a kiln. One to two bowls can be made in this workshop. Class: Min-8, Max-15 Cost: $50 ($55 non-members) Supply Fee is $10. Contact Amy for questions  amyjojones4@gmail.com  Deadline for registration is one week before the class. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.      

Feb. 24, Thursday
     10 a.m. - 4 p.m. –
Needle Baskets with Diane Moore.  This class is designed for beginning basket students or those who may need a review of basic pine needle basket skills.  Student will create a small trinket basket.  $50 ($55  non-members).  No supply fee  Min 4, Max 8.  Sign up with the Keyhole or contact the instructor directly a FloridaBaskets@gmail.com. Deadline is one week before class. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

Feb. 24, Thursday
     5:30-6:30 p.m. – FIFTH SESSION
Learn to Play the Ukulele with Jim Wilcox.  Continue your Musical Journey with Jim Wilcox through the month of February. For those without a working uke, instructor Jim can help you choose a new one for around $65. 813-220-1335. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

Feb. 25, 26, & 27, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
     10 a.m. - 5 p.m. – OPEN STUDIO
Plein Air & Play with Clay. Plein Air/Sketch Fri – am (Meet at the CKAC and go from there)  Play with Clay Fri pm/Sat/Sun. Use the Arts Center Studio space to start or finish up your art projects. Studio will be open 10-5 and your work can stay overnight.  But, be  sure to clean up by 5 pm on Sunday afternoon.  If you are planning a group activity, please contact Marie Lewis to clarify details at dmillerfrog@gmail.com. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

March 1, Tuesday
     3:30 - 5:30 p.m. –
Watercolor Tea with Sandi Allen.  This class- Create an underwater scene using textured papers and plastics. Class: Min-6, Max-12. Cost: $30 ($35 non-members) Supply Fee: $5 For details contact Sandi at sallen41@frontier.com. See above for full description. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

March 3, Tuesday
     10 a.m. - 3 p.m. –
Acrylic Painting Creative Energy with Judy Cain.  Participants will make a Creative Energy Painting.  The workshop will explore new materials and discover their own flow of energy.  Any level is welcome. Class: Min-5, Max-10. Cost: $65 ($70 nonmembers. Deadline is one week before class. For details contact Judi at judicainart@gmail.com. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

March 7, Monday
     10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. –
Adult Sewing Help with Bunny Hand.  Sometimes you have a project you need a little assistance to complete or get started.  Join a friendly group for sewing fun. Class max 8. Cost: $15/session ($20 non-members).  Register at the Keyhole or with Bunny at 352-378-2799. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

March 8, Tuesday
     5:30 – 7:30 p.m. –
Arts, Crafts & Fine Wine Monoprinting with Sherry Sicking.  Enjoy fellowship and fine wine while you learn mono-printing techniques to create an original image to take home. Min-5, Max-12 $25 ($30 non-members) Supply fee is $5. Contact Dee Miller for details. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

March 12, Saturday
     10 a.m. - 4 p.m. –
Eco Painting with Sandi Jackson.  The steam method of eco-printing is a form of natural dyeing. It is an excellent way to make delicate prints on fabric and paper. Botanicals have their own natural pigments, which will transfer by using simple ingredients – water, vinegar and heat. The results are organic, amazing, and beautiful. We will be printing on silk and paper. Each student will complete 2 silk scarves and various papers. Class: Min-6, Max-12 Cost: $70 ($75 non-members) Supply Fee: $15 All materials supplied. Contact Sandi at sandi@sandikat.com  for details. Deadline one week before the class.  NO OPEN STUDIO THIS WEEKEND. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.
     10 a.m.-3 p.m. -- The 5th Annual Art Festival is scheduled to be at  Glen Dyals Park, located at the south end of Highway 349, just outside the waterfront community of Suwannee. Known locally as “Highway 349,” State Road 349 (SR 349) is a two-lane state highway in eastern Dixie and Lafayette counties, near the Suwannee River. It is a major access road to Cross City and Horseshoe Beach. Glen Dyals Park is adjacent to the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge where festivalgoers can take a side trip on the wild side and hike, bike, or drive along the Dixie Mainline trail. The festival itself will feature local artists, artisans, crafters, food vendors, non-profit booths, music, and more. Vendor booths are $30 (10 x 10 space). For vendor or general information, contact Jane Connors at suwanneetechcenter@yahoo.com, or call Suwannee Library at 352-542-8320. Glen Dyals Park is located at 21354 S.E. Highway 349, Suwannee, FL 32692.

March 13, Sunday Daylight Saving Time Begins

March 15, Tuesday
     3:30 - 5:30 p.m. –
Watercolor Tea with Sandi Allen.  This class - Color placement in a mountain scene. Class: Min-6, Max-12. Cost: $30 ($35 non-members) Supply Fee: $5 For details contact Sandi at sallen41@frontier.com. . See above for full description. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.


March 17, Thursday  Saint Patricks Day

March 18, Friday
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. –
Reclaimed Glass Art with Mary Prescott.  Pre-prepped small frames and glass materials will be provided. You are welcome to bring items to include in your project. If you wish to use your own frame, please give to Mary a week ahead of class for her to seal it.  Once designs are complete, resin will be poured on your project. Pick up work on Friday March 19th   Class Min-4, Max-12 $50 ($55 non-members).  Supply fee-$15 For details contact Mary at CedarKeyArtsCenter@gmail.com  Deadline for registration is one week before the class. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.  

March 22, Tuesday
     10 a.m. - 2 p.m. –
Windchimes with Gloria Altonen.  Class: Min-5, Max-12.Cost: $30 ($35 non-members) Supply Fee is $15. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

Mar. 25, 26, & 27, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
     10 a.m. - 5 p.m. –
OPEN STUDIO Plein Air & Play with Clay. Plein Air/Sketch Fri – am (Meet at the CKAC and go from there)  Play with Clay Fri pm/Sat/Sun. Use the Arts Center Studio space to start or finish up your art projects. Studio will be open 10-5 and your work can stay overnight.  Be  sure to clean up by 5 pm on Sunday afternoon.  If you are planning a group activity, please contact Marie Lewis to clarify details at dmillerfrog@gmail.com. This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

April 4, Monday
     10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – TWO SESSIONs
What to do with your Fabric Panel with Bunny Hand.  Use a commercial panel or one that you have painted to create custom quilt. Examples of quilts and clothing made using panels will be shown. You may start your own adventure with panel quilting! Class: Max. 6 Cost: $30 ($35 for non-members) Contact Bunny at 352-378-2799.This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

April 9 & 10 Saturday and Sunday,
– NO OPEN STUDIO – Old Florida Celebration of the Arts.

April 17, Sunday Easter

 

April 18, Monday
     10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – SECOND SESSION
What to do with your Fabric Panel with Bunny Hand.  Use a commercial panel or one that you have painted to create custom quilt. Examples of quilts and clothing made using panels will be shown. You may start your own adventure with panel quilting! Class: Max. 6 Cost: $30 ($35 for non-members) Contact Bunny at 352-378-2799.This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

April 22, 23, & 24 Friday, Saturday & Sunday
     10 a.m. - 5 p.m. – OPEN STUDIO
Plein Air & Play with Clay. Plein Air/Sketch Fri – am (Meet at the CKAC and go from there)  Play with Clay Fri pm/Sat/Sun. Use the Arts Center Studio space to start or finish up your art projects. Studio will be open 10-5 and your work can stay overnight.  Be  sure to clean up by 5 pm on Sunday afternoon.  If you are planning a group activity, please contact Marie Lewis to clarify details at dmillerfrog@gmail.com.This event is part of the Cedar Key Art Center series. Please remember to check deadlines for registration. For more information about the Cedar Key Art Center, please visit https://cedarkeyartscenter.org/.

 


 

Regular Weekly Meetings HardisonInk.com

First Published Feb. 1, 2011 at 12:01 a.m.
Updated Sept. 10, 2021 at 9:11 a.m.
As a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, many gatherings have been cancelled.
Please check before going to any of these.

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

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

 

EVERY FIRST MONDAY
     6:30 p.m. --
The Williston High School Football Boosters' meeting is in the Williston High School Library. Meetings will continue year-round on the first Monday of every month. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

EVERY SECOND MONDAY
  
   9:30 a.m. -- Williston AARP Chapter #912 is scheduled to meet in the R. Gerald Hethcoat Community Center at Williston City Hall, 50 N.W. Main St., on the second Monday each of month from Janudary to May and from September through December.

     Noon -- The Dixie Education Foundation meets the second Monday of each month at the Dixie County Public Library, 16328 S.E.  U.S. Highway 19 in Cross City.
     7 p.m. -- The Suwannee Valley Players meet at the Chief Theater, 25 E. Park Ave, Chiefland. The players discuss things that relate to the theater and upcoming shows. Anyone wishing to attend is welcome and no acting experience is necessary. For more information, please leave a message by calling 352-493-2787 or email to SuwanneeValleyPlayers@gmail.com.

 

EVERY 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 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.
     4-7 p.m. -- The Newberry Farmer's Market is on the corner of 254th Street and Newberry Road in downtown Newberry each Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Sellers are offering fresh veggies, meats, eggs, mushrooms, plants, honey, jams, pickled items, fruit, baked goods, boiled peanuts and more.
     7 p.m. -- Fanning Springs Community Church is participating in a ministry named "His Grounds," which is to help free from all addictions. This support group meets every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at Fanning Springs Community Church, 17930 N.W. 90th Court, in the City of  Fanning Springs, Florida 32693. Everyone is welcome! If you would like more information, please call Fanning Springs Community Church at 352-463-2602 or call Marcia at 352-535-3068.


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

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

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


EVERY WEDNESDAY
     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. Banabas Church at 521 N.W. First Ave. Please call 352-490-7055 ext. 1 by 9 a.m. on Wednesdays to assure there will be enough meals hot and ready to serve on that day.
     12 p.m. – Chiefland Rotary Club meets at The Gathering Table,  Main Street (U.S. Highway 19) in downtown Chiefland.
     12 p.m. – The Dixie County Rotary Club meets at the Dixie County Library, 
16328 S.E U.S. Highway 19 in Cross City.
     7 p.m. -- The Youth Ministry Program Ignite 4:12 at Cornerstone Assembly of God continues from Sept. 18, to be each Wednesday. Director of Youth Ministry Chris Kirby said he looks forward to seeing young people come to this weekly event at Cornerstone Assembly Of God 1045 Sixth Blvd., in Williston.

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

EVERY THURSDAY
     12 p.m. – Suwannee Valley Rotary Club meets in the City Commission Meeting Chambers of the Hardy Dean Sr. Municipal Building, also known as Chiefland City Hall, 214 E. Park Ave. in Chiefland.
      7-9 p.m. -- ForVets Inc. is holding Bingo games every Thursday night in the Spring Lodge at Otter Springs Park and Campground, 6470 S.W. 80th Ave., near Trenton, in Gilchrist County. All proceeds from the sales of snacks and beverages goes toward the Camp Valor Project at Otter Springs. Bingo etiquette is required. Call 352-463-0800.
      7 p.m. -- Yankeetown Inglis Woman's Club Bingo is active. The games begin at 7 p.m., in the club located at 5 56th St., Yankeetown. Stop in at 5 p.m. and shop in the Second to None Shoppe. At 6 p.m., you can eat before the games start. You don't have to play to eat, we have take out! There are always sandwiches and hot dogs available. For more information call 352-447-2057.
      7 p.m. -- There is Bingo every Thursday at the Williston Lions Club, 401 S.E. Sixth Ave. Contact Pamela Vamosi at 352-222-8267 or Deanna Barnard at 352-283-8828 for more information about the Lions Club of Williston.


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

 

EVERY SECOND THURSDAY
     11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. -- Cornerstone Assembly of God, 1045 Sixth Blvd. in Williston offers a free lunch each second Thursday. All are welcome. For more information, please call  352-528-6880.

     Noon -- The Dixie County Chamber of Commerce meets the second Thursday of each month at the Dixie County Public Library, 16328 S.E.  U.S. Highway 19 in Cross City.
     1:30-3:30 p.m. -- There is an Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group  that meets in the Edward Jones Conference Room at 220 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), Suite 2, in Chiefland. This support group creates a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. Participants will learn and be informed about dementia, and the group as a whole helps participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. RSVPs are required. Call the Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 to reserve a seat or to find more information.
      7 p.m. -- The Levy County Horse Club is scheduled to meet on the second Thursday of the month at The Gathering Table Restaurant in Chiefland. Arrive earlier for dinner. Are you interested in horses and trailriding? Join us for our monthly social and check us out at http://www.levycountyhorseclub.com/.

 

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

 

EVERY FRIDAY
      7:15 a.m. -- The Citrus Business Network (CBN) exists to grow the business and profitability of our members by providing leads and referral information, sharing marketing ideas and utilizing each others' services. Everyone wants to do business with people they know, like and trust. The CBN allows us to develop that kind of relationship, not only with other members, but also with friends and business contacts. We meet Friday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at the Twisted Oak Country Club, in Beverly Hills. Breakfast and social time begins at 7:15. We would love to have you visit a meeting and see if CBN is right for you. Questions? Call Peg Weston at 352-586-2343.

EVERY FIRST FRIDAY

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

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


SECOND SATURDAY
      8 a.m. --  The United Methodist Men of 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.
     4 p.m. -- There is a “Community Round Table Meeting” at Inglis City Hall each second Saturday of each month. This is an open forum for residents of Inglis to come together to discuss area needs and views.

 

THIRD SATURDAY
     5:30 p.m. -- Everyone is invited to a Gospel Sing on the third Saturday of each month at St. Johns United Methodist Church, on the corner of Alachua County Roads 236 and 239, in Alachua. The mailing address is 10708 N.W. County Road 236. There will be a sign at corner of the intersection. Each month, there will also be a fellowship afterward with a covered dish meal.

 

FOURTH SATURDAY
     9 a.m. -- 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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