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FDOH changes some
free COVID-19 testing days
in Levy, Dixie

and Gilchrist counties
By Jeff M. Hardison © Jan. 19, 2021 at 9:10 a.m.
     TRI-COUNTY AREA -- The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) is offering its free drive-through testing for COVID-19 in Levy County, Gilchrist County and Dixie County.

 

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     The newest schedule takes effect today (Monday, Jan. 19), according to FDOH information shared by Levy County Emergency Management today (Jan. 19 at 8:41 a.m.).
     The testing schedule is on the advertisement for on all seven pages of HardisonInk.com, as well as in this article.
     All COVID-19 testing will take place outside in the selected testing site parking lots.
     These tests are NOT rapid tests or antibody tests. All test specimens will be processed by a commercial laboratory and results will be returned to the FDOH. Someone from the FDOH will contact participants by phone to give them their test results within five to 10 days.
     If a person tests positive for COVID-19, the FDOH will ask them about who their close contacts are and provide further instructions on what they should do.
    Below is specific information for each county, which started today (Monday, Jan. 4).


Florida Department of Health in Dixie County
149 N.E. 241st St.
Cross City, FL 32628
352-498-1360
Thursdays Only
Testing begins at 9 a.m. Be in line at 9 a.m.
Drive-through line is behind the health department.


Florida Department of Health in Gilchrist County
214 S.E. Third Ave.
Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-3120
Wednesdays and Fridays
Testing begins at 10:30 a.m. Be in line at 10:30 am
Drive-through line is at the South Side City Park in Trenton.


Florida Department of Health in Levy County
66 W Main St.
Bronson, FL 32621
352-486-5300
Mondays and Tuesdays
Testing begins at 9 a.m. Be in line at 9 a.m.
Drive-through line is behind the health department.

 

 


Bus Stop Ahead
Hidden Sign
This sign indicating there is a school bus stop somewhere in the distance ahead is partially hidden by a pesky palmetto that chose to sprout and grow quickly there. This unique situation (although there is a curve ahead sign on the same road in the same general area) was seen on Levy County Road 347 between Fowlers Bluff and Shell Mound Park on Friday (Jan. 16). If CR 347 is an east-west road, then the sign is on the south side of that throughfare, and this picture is looking westbound.

Photo By Jeff M. Hardison © Jan. 16, 2021 at 11:10 a.m.

 


CF hosts engineering career chat
virtual event set for Jan. 22

First 10 to register and attend
will receive a small gift

By CF Marketing, Public and Community Relations
Published Dec. 10, 2020 at 10:10 a.m.
     OCALA --
The College of Central Florida’s Business and Technology Department will host a free event about careers in engineering on Friday, Jan. 22, from 12:15-1:30 p.m., online.
     Participants will hear how they can start training for a career in engineering and about skills employers seek in today’s job market. This session will be hosted by Sam Ajlani, associate professor for Engineering Technology at CF.
     Register now at https://cf.edu/BusTechEvents. The first 10 to register and attend will receive a small gift. One event participant will also be selected to receive a grand prize. For more information, contact Bonnie Hays at haysb@CF.edu.
     This event is presented by CAMPUS USA Credit Union and sponsored by the CF Foundation, the Talent Center and CF Alumni Association.

 


4th Annual Art Festival
in Suwannee set for March 15

By Jane Connors
Published Nov. 23, 2020 at 10:10 a.m.
     DIXIE COUNTY –
Suwannee Library Technical Center, part of the Dixie County Public Library System, is planning to host the 4th Annual Art Festival on Saturday, March 15, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     “Our 2021 Lower Suwannee Art & Nature Festival has been in planning since early this year, but with flexibility in mind as we have watched the progress of COVID-19 locally and statewide,” said Jane Connors, Suwannee Library manager. “At this point, we are moving into full swing with advertising and preparation, keeping in mind that we must have an increased emphasis on health and safety.”
     In an email sent Nov. 20 at 2:43 p.m., Connors expressed optimism that the event would be able to take place.
     “Our fully outdoor location, typically breezy March weather and a plan to move booths farther apart than in previous years is giving us confidence,” she said.
     Once more, the event will fill the grounds of Glen Dyals Park, located at the south end of Dixie County Highway 349, just outside the waterfront community of Suwannee. Glen Dyals Park is adjacent to the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. The festival will feature local artists, artisans, crafters, food vendors, non-profit booths, music, a guided paddling trip and more.
     “Last year’s festival was smaller due to the virus, but many vendors did well and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves,” Connors said. “We encourage both returning and new vendors to contact us as soon as possible to reserve their space.”
     Vendor booths are $25 (10 x 10 space). For vendor or general information, contact Jane Connors at suwanneetechcenter@yahoo.com, or call the Suwannee Library at 352-542-8320. Glen Dyals Park is located at 21354 S.E. Highway 349, Suwannee, FL 32692.

 


Cedar Key Art Festival
scheduled for April 17-18;
Organizers adjust for safety

By Jeff M. Hardison © Jan. 3, 2021 at 1:10 p.m.
     CEDAR KEY --
The people who organize Cedar Key's renowned Annual Fine Arts Festival plan to conduct it on April 17 and 18, and the 86 artists have been selected for the juried art show.
     Four months from now, more or less the event known as the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts 2021 Festival will be different than the 2019 festival, and as everyone knows the 2020 art fest was cancelled.
     The revisions promise a degree of safety. They result from best practices triggered by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
     People booking rooms for the event, though, need to remember that if it is determined that it is unsafe at a local, state or national level to proceed with the event, cancellation will be announced on or before April 1.
     The slogan for 2021 is “We’re All in this Together -- MASK-UP BACK-UP WASH UP.
     Following are some of the highlighted precautions and differences between this coming festival and past festivals, noted on the festival’s website as of Jan. 3:
     ● 86 Fine Artists & Craftsmen (instead of 120)
     ● Booths will be staggered, half facing North, half facing South along 3 blocks of Historic 2nd St eliminating “tunnel effect”
     ● Generous space for one-way flow of foot traffic along the venue directed by signage 
     ● Booths facing each side will be a minimum of 12’ apart.
     Some artist hospitality features put on hold this year
     ● For the safety of our artists and volunteers, booth sitters, set-up/take down helpers; artist breakfasts and Saturday night reception will not be part of the 2021 artist amenities.
     ● BUT, we will have our Hospitality Center for Artists ONLY open and hope to come up with several other “no-touch” ways to make artists and visitors feel welcome.
     ● Focused – COVID-Conscious Advertising
     ● We will do what we can to draw visitors who are primarily focused on art from surrounding areas in Florida.
     ● There will be fewer food options in the park.
     ● Music, children’s art activities, and pets will not be part of the festival this year.
     ● AND  we intend to clearly state our plan for a COVID-Safer event by including the Cedar Key School’s slogan “Mask Up, Back Up, Wash Up” in promotions and signage.
     Judging/Prizes – Winning artists will have their ribbons & checks delivered to your booth. The Purchase Award Program for this year is still under discussion.

 

 

Stop The Spread
Stop the Spread of COVID-19 Chiefland Florida  Levy County
This sign posted at the Chiefland Post Office recently shows that the Florida Department of Health is urging people to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Levy County by wearing a face mask and trying to keep six-feet of distance between each other when possible. As of today (Thursday, Nov. 5), more than 230,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, according to federal government health officials. In Florida, the death toll stood at 16,922 individuals who have died from COVID-19 so far – as of today, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Photo By Sharon Hardison © Nov. 5, 2020 at 4:10 p.m. 

 



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Jan. 22, Friday
     12:15-1:30 p.m. --
The College of Central Florida’s Business and Technology Department will host a free event about careers in engineering. Participants will hear how they can start training for a career in engineering and about skills employers seek in today’s job market. This session will be hosted by Sam Ajlani, associate professor for Engineering Technology at CF. Register at https://cf.edu/BusTechEvents. The first 10 to register and attend will receive a small gift. One event participant will also be selected to receive a grand prize. For more information, contact Bonnie Hays at haysb@CF.edu. This event is presented by CAMPUS USA Credit Union and sponsored by the CF Foundation, the Talent Center and CF Alumni Association.

Feb. 8, Monday
     7 p.m. --
Faith Baptist Church, 116 S.E. 146th Ave. in Old Town is the location for the Community Men's Fellowship get-together. There will be food for the soul and for the body. The meal is FREE and everyone is encouraged to bring a friend and a side dish. All ages are welcome to this event. Come hungry and hear the WORD! We will be eating just after 7 p.m. and guest speaker Brother Todd Gray will bring the word.


Feb. 20, Saturday
     10 a.m. --
The Yankeetown City Election is Feb. 23 at the Lions Club from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Before that, the Withlacoochee Gulf Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Candidates Forum at the Inglis Community Center on Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. Invitations have been sent to the candidates for participation.
The format is as follows:
     Candidates will have three minutes for opening statements and closing statements.
     Residents submit written questions which are compiled to determine duplicates and common threads.
     The question will be asked by the moderator. There will be no direct interaction with candidates and the public other than to answer the question.
     Questions can be directed to an individual candidate or all candidates depending on the request.
     Candidates will have three minutes to answer questions which will be timed.
     There will be a responsible and respectful exchange at the forum. If there are issues, the person or persons will be asked to leave.

April 24, Saturday
     10 a.m. - 3 p.m. --
The Dixie County Chamber of Commerce's Cross City Airport Fly-In, Cruise-In and Business Expo is slated to happen at the Cross City Airport, 508 N.E. 241st St. in Cross City (Dixie County). Admission is free. There are going to be military, rescue and sport aircraft on display. Show cars, trucks and motorcycles are set to be seen there as well. Business interests will have exhibits. Food and crafts vendors are set to have items to buy. Kiddy rides, airplane rides and helicopter rides are planned to be available as well. For information about being an exhibitor or being a vendor, please call 352-498-5572.

 


 

REGULAR WEEKLY MEETINGS

First Published Feb. 1, 2011 at 12:01 a.m.
Updated July 7, 2020 at 8:10 a.m.
As a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, many gatherings have been cancelled.
Please check before going to any of these. They will remain listed here beyond the point of this red-letter warning.

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.

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 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.

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.
     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.


SECOND TUESDAY
     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.


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.

     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, 116 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19) in downtown Chiefland.
     12 p.m. – The Dixie County Rotary Club meets at the Cypress Inn Restaurant, 15568 N.W. 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.

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.

      7-9 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.


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.

 

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 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.

--UPDATED--
FRIDAY  JAN. 22  9:10 a.m.
Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties


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