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Deer Pass

Four deer found time to run and frolic in one field in the Tri-County Area of Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties on Saturday morning (Nov. 10).


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Perhaps not feeling they had been filmed enough the same deer found a way to later in the morning pass in front of the PT News (Cruiser) of HardisonInk.com.

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Fall Book Sale
started Nov. 10

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Published Nov. 10, 2018 at 8:38 a.m.
     YANKEETOWN --
The Friends of the A.F. Knotts Public Library, 11 56th St., in Yankeetown have scheduled the Annual Fall Book Sale beginning today (Saturday, Nov. 10).
     The sale will continue at the library through Thursday, Nov. 15, during regular library hours – Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesday 3 p.m.-8 p.m.; and Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 
     The sale will be continued at the Yankeetown Seafood Festival, all day Nov. 17 and 18 on the north side of Riverside Drive between 61st and 62nd Streets.
     A wide selection of bound books, paperbacks, audio books and DVDs will be available.
     The Friends of the Library appreciates the support from people in the community.

 


Gilchrist County Courthouse Kitten
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This very small kitten was noticed while Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz was speaking with journalists in front of the Courthouse late Friday afternoon (Nov. 2). This baby cat appears to be homeless. Neither the sheriff, nor a reporter from a TV station in Gainesville, nor a daily news website owner (who has two indoor cats and feeds one community cat) were able to adopt the feline. There was no attempt made to capture the little, baby cat. It may still be in the area looking for a home.

Photo by Jeff M. Hardison © Nov. 3, 2018 at 4:38 p.m.

 


Marriage License Time

Candace DeBerry and David Rice were noticed in the Gilchrist County Courthouse Friday (Nov. 2) as they approached the window to complete the process for a marriage license at the Office of Gilchrist County Clerk Todd Newton. DeBerry said that Rice had asked her to marry him earlier on that very day while they were both at a charter middle school in Levy County. A number of students and staff knew about the planned proposal, because it was a very well-staged event, DeBerry reported. Issuing marriage licenses is among the many duties for the various county clerks throughout Florida. They are the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners, as well as being the Clerk to the County Court and the Clerk to whichever Circuit Court in which the county is located.

Photo By Jeff M. Hardison © Nov. 3, 2018 at 4:38 p.m.


Free student recitals
at CF on Nov. 14 and 28

Published Oct. 30, 2018 at 1:18 p.m.
     OCALA --
The College of Central Florida’s Visual and Performing Arts Department will present a Piano and Vocal Recital on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 12:30 p.m. and an Instrumental Recital/Concerto Competition on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 12:30 p.m. in the Charles R. Dassance Fine Arts Center at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road.
     Students enrolled in music courses will perform competition grade compositions. The winner(s) of the competition will be invited to attend a symposium in the spring.
     “CF music students work hard all semester to meet specific performance benchmarks for their level, and performing in front of an audience is a valuable educational experience for them,” said Dr.  Jennifer Fryns, dean of Arts and Education. “I hope members of the community can join us in celebrating what they have achieved.” 
     The doors open to the public approximately 15 minutes before each performance. Call the CF Box Office at 352-873-5810 for more information. Admission is free and no tickets are required.
      To learn about other events at CF, visit http://www.cf.edu/.



Five Levy County libraries
to host MakerSpace events
Nov. 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30

Published Oct. 21, 2018 at 2:18 p.m.
     BRONSON --
Levy County Library System Youth Services-IT Manager Jenny Rodgers recently announced that the five Levy County Public Library System branches each will be hosting a Family Holiday MakerSpace event in November.
     The library will provide all of the materials needed for each of the first 10 families in each branch to create a wooden Christmas tree and a Christmas countdown sign.
     The events will be limited to the first 10 families that register at each branch, for a total of 50 families countywide.
     Each family will create one wooden Christmas tree and one countdown sign.
     Here is the line-up of libraries. Each event starts at 6 p.m.
     Bronson Public Library – Monday, Nov. 26
     Cedar Key Public Library – Tuesday, Nov. 27
     A.F. Knotts Public Library (Yankeetown) – Wednesday, Nov. 28
     Williston Public Library – Thursday, Nov. 29
     Luther Callaway Public Library (Chiefland) – Friday Nov. 30
     For more information or to register for the program, please contact your local librarian.
     This project was funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
     Florida’s LSTA program is administered by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.



Free, local assistance
for Medicare plan shoppers;

Free help navigating Medicare
through Friday, Dec. 7

Published Oct. 14, 2018 at 11:18 a.m.
Updated Nov. 12, 2018 at 12:08 p.m.
     TALLAHASSEE --
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs’ SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program is available to provide free, unbiased help for Florida Medicare beneficiaries as they carefully evaluate their health care options during the Medicare Open Enrollment Period.
     During the Open Enrollment Period, which runs through Dec. 7, Medicare beneficiaries have the opportunity to make changes to their Medicare Prescription Drug or Medicare Advantage plans. SHINE encourages beneficiaries to review their benefits each year for a variety of reasons.
     Individuals often experience subtle changes in their health over the course of the year, and these changes may alter the kind of care they need. This could directly affect their need for more or less health insurance, the types of prescription drugs they require or their access to particular doctors or pharmacies. Health changes can also increase costs, which can be particularly critical for Medicare beneficiaries on fixed incomes.
     SHINE volunteer counselors through Elder Options provide free, unbiased one-on-one insurance counseling and information on Medicare options and prescription drug assistance for elders, their families, and caregivers. SHINE also educates beneficiaries to protect, detect, and report potential errors, fraud, and abuse with their Medicare coverage. Beneficiaries are encouraged to act quickly to assure a smooth transition into the 2019 benefit year.
     To receive help from SHINE to review and enroll in a plan, individuals may visit designated SHINE counseling sites, attend enrollment events in their local communities, or contact trained SHINE volunteer counselors at 1-800-262-2243. For a listing of SHINE counseling sites and enrollment events, visit http://www.floridashine.org/.


 

 


Ann Kamzelski wins
2019 Old Florida Celebration
of the Arts Design Contest

Cedar Key Art  HardisonInk.com
Art By Ann Kamzelski

By Bev Ringenberg
of the 2019 OFCA Advertising & Promotion Subcommittee
Published Oct. 28, 2018 at 11:38 a.m.
     CEDAR KEY --
With a Design Contest theme like “The Cedar Key Arts Center Celebrates 25 Year of Promoting the Arts in our Community,” it just seems fitting that the honors go to a well-known Cedar Key Artist and Arts Center Member.
     Congratulations to Ann Kamzelski, 2019 Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Design Contest winner.
     This year, artists were asked to submit concept designs for a new Arts Center Logo based on the above Design Contest Theme. Kamzelski's classic Cedar Key Sunset was chosen from artwork submitted by 12 different artists. Variations of the logo will be used in 2019 Old Florida Celebration of the Arts promotions and will serve as an icon for the Cedar Key Arts Center in years to come.
     The design is reminiscent of her artwork submitted in 2014 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Spring Arts Festival in Cedar Key. The theme that year was “Homage to the Honeymoon Cottage” and Kamzelski’s design was chosen for the mural that now faces the Arts Center Sculpture Garden on Second Street in downtown Cedar Key.
     Kamzelski is a self-taught photographer who has focused on nature and travel photography for in excess of 25 years. She has traveled extensively around the United States taking photos of scenic areas across the country. She also likes the creative side of photography and blends several different photos to create whimsical images that she sells in Island Arts, a local Cedar Key Artist Co-op.
     In addition to being a featured artists in the Member Artist’s Gallery at the Arts Center, Kamzelski has won several awards in the Arts Center’s Open Community Shows over the past 10 years since becoming a member. She has taught Art Center workshops, served on served Art Center committees and been an important member of the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts team since it came under the direction of the Arts Center.
     Kamzelski has been published in Petersen’s Photographic, Travel and Nature Photographer, Birds and Blooms and on the Citizens and Northern Bank calendar several times, including the cover for 2011. She has had a number of photo articles published in Mountain Home Magazine and has won several Keystone (Pennsylvania Journalist) awards for this work.
     Kamzelski has been the winner of various photography contests in both Pennsylvania and Florida, and has had one-person gallery shows in both locations. Kamzelski writes a monthly article for the Grand Canyon Photography Club on photo techniques and creative processes.
     Everyone is invited to mark their calendars for the 55th Annual Spring Arts Festival in Cedar Key, which is scheduled for March 30 and March 31, 2019.


Spring Art Festival set
for Town of Suwannee

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

 


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

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

 

 


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR
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Nov. 12, Monday
     10 a.m. --
The program at the Williston chapter of the AARP is scheduled to be on Senior Legal Issues presented by a representative from the law offices of Norm D. Fugate. Meetings are held on the second Monay each month at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Hall, 661 N.W. First Ave., Williston. Everyone is encouraged to come at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and socializing.


Nov. 14, Wednesday
     6-8 p.m. --
The Withlacoochee Aquatic Restoration members meeting will have doors open at 5:30 p.m. Levy County Restore Act Coordinator Tisha Whitehurst is the scheduled guest speaker. She will provide an overview of the Restore Act and Levy County's management of the program. W.A.R. Inc. has applied for a grant in the amount of $75.000 to complete funding of the Lower Withlacoochee River Environmental Assessment project that began in 2013. Following Whitehurst's presentation, an update and summary of the Interim Report on the river project as provided by Wetland Solutions Inc. will be provided. WAR will provide light refreshments and would appreciate any contributions of pastries or other treats. This meeting is open to the public and members.

Nov. 17, Saturday
    9 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- The 37th Annual Art, Craft and Seafood Festival is happening in Yankeetown.
    9 a.m. -- The Tri-County Community Resource Center is hosting another Farm Share event, and this time it is going to be at Charles Strickland Recreational Park, 2340 N.E. Old Fannin Road in Chiefland. During the June event, the types of food distributed included corn, rice, beans, potatoes, eggs, soy milk, frozen blueberries, frozen chicken breasts, emergency ration meals, beef stew pouches and canned chicken meat. This upcoming event will be the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This is free food for whoever shows up, regardless of their economic standing in the community.

     7:30 p.m. -- The College of Central Florida’s Patriot Blues Jazz Band and Combo will perform the “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!” featuring special guest James Easter on guitar on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Charles R. Dassance Fine Arts Center at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Delight in the classics of swing band music as well as some Latin, funk, rock and other contemporary jazz ensemble works. One such work, namely “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” by Gordon Goodwin, pays homage to the original film and an intricate, clever arrangement for big band. The CF bands continue to grow in skill as the works of Goodwin are considered among the most difficult to perform in the big band tradition. Additionally, attendees will enjoy the intricacies of jazz in the combo setting with the seven-member Patriot Blues Jazz Combo and a special guest, New Orleans guitarist James Easter. This group specializes in improvisation and group musical communication, which will be interspersed throughout the concert. Easter is a jazz guitarist and teacher based out of New Orleans. Between classical guitar, contemporary rock, and modern jazz skill sets, he performs weekly, takes time to teach private lessons, and continues to seek out new opportunities throughout the region. Greg Snider, the CF Patriot Blues Jazz Band director, is currently the Visual and Performing Arts adjunct professor for saxophone, clarinet and jazz and directs the jazz band, jazz combo and saxophone ensemble. Recently he was awarded a Master of Music Education with a focus on jazz studies from the University of Florida. In 2014, he completed a Master of Music in saxophone performance, also at UF. In conjunction with his teaching schedule, Snider performs multiple styles of music on the saxophone ranging from classical works to rock, pop and jazz and can be seen playing regularly within the Ocala area. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for non-CF students. CF students, faculty and staff are free with CF identification. For tickets and more information, call the CF Box Office at 352-873-5810 or visit www.tickets.cf.edu. The box office is located in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center and is open Monday through Friday from 1-4 p.m. and an hour before show time.


Nov. 18, Sunday
    9 a.m. - 2 p.m. --
The 37th Annual Art, Craft and Seafood Festival is happening in Yankeetown.
     10 a.m. -- The Sons of Confederate Veterans #2086, Dixie Defenders, of Cross City are accepting donations from people who may win a handmade rocking chair that will be on display at the Hitchcock's Grocery Store on U.S. Highway 19 in Old Town. For more information about the rocking chair fundraiser, please call 352-578-5441.

     12 p.m. -- There is a Rubber Duck Race set for Yankeetown. The Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve annual Rubber Duck Race competition takes place during the Yankeetown Seafood Festival on the Withlacoochee River. The annual duck race is a major source of funding for the Preserve. Everyone is invited to support the Preserve and have some fun by fundraising and gambling. The sponsor of the fastest duck will receive $200. And, for the laid-back, the sponsor of the last duck is awarded $50. Sponsorships will be available at the Friends of the WGP booth up to 11:30 a.m. on Race Day. Sponsorships costs are One Duck - $5; Six Ducks - $25; Quackers Dozen (13) - $50; Whole Flock (26) - $100 (Whole Flock sponsors also receive a Friends of the WGP membership.)
     12-5 p.m. -- The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will host a special event, “Honoring Your Service: The Appleton Salutes Veterans.” Everyone is invited to join in a celebration honoring those who bravely served, or are now serving, the United States of America. This event is free for Appleton members, CF students, active-duty military and veterans (all with valid ID); included with admission fee for nonmembers. Everyone is invited to see an exhibition of vintage military prints from the Appleton's permanent collection, as well as other special military-inspired displays, including a Prisoner Of War/Missing In Action table. A map, available at the Visitor Services desk, will guide guests to other military-themed works of art on display throughout the galleries. Also in the Art Lab, there is a special art-making activity that is appropriate for all ages and abilities. In the Auditorium, at 2 p.m., Brooke King, a United States Army veteran, professor, poet and author will speak. From the American Revolution to the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, veteran King will discuss the often-unnoticed gallantry and courage of American women on the battlefield. She will discuss and read from her anthology titled, “It's My Country Too: Women's Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan.” There is also a video of oral histories from local veterans and a presentation on famous veterans scheduled to play before and after the 2 p.m. talk. Owned and operated by the College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR 40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Parking is free. For more information, call 352-291-4455 or visit http://appletonmuseum.org/.
     2 p.m. --
First United Methodist Church of Chiefland has scheduled a short program and plaque dedication to honor Junie and Dennis Burr at the Chiefland United Methodist Church Cemetery, which is located at 10750 N.W. 88th Terrace, in Chiefland. The Burr couple has been faithful for the past 32 years in the administration and care of the cemetery. There also will be a short history of the cemetery, which was started by Isaac P. Hardee in 1861. He was the founder of what is now the First United Methodist Church of Chiefland. Everyone is invited to attend. Warm cider and cookies will be served.

Nov. 20, Tuesday
     10:30 a.m. --
The monthly meeting of Gilchrist County AARP Chapter #2133 is scheduled to be held in the ForVets Lodge House at Otter Springs Park and Campground. Any person who si 50 uyears or older is welcome to fellowship and freely dine with this AARP Chapter on his or her first visit as a guest of the group. In these meetings, attendees receive valuable information as to what is happening in the local area. Attendees are informed about many local volunteer options. The people enjoy good fellowship and have a great lunch. All older residents and visitors are invited to become involved, by joining this organization of community caring and sharing. See Chapter Treasurer Katherine LaBarca for local membership information. Health Chair Susan Wells is slated to present excellent up-to-date information concerning Senior health choices, and she is set to check people's Vital Signs. Program Chair Janice Rogers said this particular meeting is the annual silent auction fundraiser. Therefore, there is no door prize drawing this month, because all of the items are for up for bid. Hospitality Chair Faye Sheffield further enlightens interested parties that this will be dining the Thanksgiving Turkey Luncheon at meeting's close. Turkey will be furnished by the chapter. Please bring your favorite side entree, drinks and/or desserts to be shared by all. Each meal is always enjoyed, thanks to this chapter's awesome hospitality team and cooks. Please remember, too, "Can In Hand" by bringing "non-perishable and/or hygiene" items for the local food bank. For more information on the agenda, please call Program Chair Janice Rogers at 352-463-1889.


Nov. 24, Saturday
     9 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- 
The Cedar Key Woman’s Club is once again offering a Fall Market. It is at the Cedar Key Woman’s Club on State Road 24 (between State Road 345 and Levy County Road 347). For more details please look at the related article on Your Holiday Events Section, COMMUNITY PAGE.

 

Nov. 29, Thursday
     11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. --
The Dixie County Anti-Drug Coalition is hosting an event with free lunch at the Dixie County Library in Cross City. The title of the program is "How do we keep our schools safe?" Dr. Ryan C.W. Hall is the guest speaker, who is scheduled to speak about school safety, mental health and the recent legislation intended to improve school safety. Lunch will be provided to the people who RSVP by calling 352-578-8006 or send an email to cale@community-together.org.

Dec. 1, Saturday
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- There is a Toys For Tots toy drive at the Walmart in Chiefland. This drive is called "Hand it to a Hero." It is sponsored by the Tri-County Community Resource Center, The Levy County Sheriff's Office, the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation, the Chiefland Fire Rescue Department, Levy County Emergency Management and the Levy County Department of Public Safety. In this drive, people are asked to purchase a toy and "Hand it to a Hero."
     11 a.m. -- There will be two organizational meetings for the Levy County Democratic Executive Committee at 1610 120th Ave., Williston. To accommodate disparate schedules, the two separate meetings are at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. There is no need to come to both meetings. There is no need to RSVP. For more information call Brandon Peters at 352-226-5001.
     4 p.m. -- There will be two organizational meetings for the Levy County Democratic Executive Committee at 1610 120th Ave., Williston. To accommodate disparate schedules, the two separate meetings are at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. There is no need to come to both meetings. There is no need to RSVP. For more information call Brandon Peters at 352-226-5001.

Dec. 2, Sunday
     12-5 p.m. --
There is a Toys For Tots toy drive at the Walmart in Chiefland. This drive is called "Hand it to a Hero." It is sponsored by the Tri-County Community Resource Center, The Levy County Sheriff's Office, the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation, the Chiefland Fire Rescue Department, Levy County Emergency Management and the Levy County Department of Public Safety. In this drive, people are asked to purchase a toy and "Hand it to a Hero."


Dec. 4, Tuesday
     4-7 p.m. --
The College of Central Florida invites high school seniors and those looking to advance their career to an open house on the Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus, 15390 N.W. Highway 19, north of Chiefland. Future students are encouraged to stop by and receive assistance with the application process, financial aid, placement testing, academic advising and registration for spring semester, which begins Jan. 7. Items to bring include Social Security number, mailing address, emergency contact information, valid driver’s license or identification card, proof of Florida residency information and high school transcripts. To apply for financial aid at the event, please bring these documents: Federal Student Aid ID available at pin.ed.gov; email address; 2017 W-2 and Federal Income Tax Forms (1040, 1040A or 1040 EZ) of you and/or your parents (if you are a dependent student); 2015 untaxed income (Social Security, disability, workman’s compensation, etc.); driver’s license or state ID; Social Security card; spouse or parent’s Social Security number and date of birth. For Florida residency verification, please bring a copy of your Florida driver’s license and a copy of your Florida vehicle registration or voter’s registration.

Dec. 8, Saturday
     5 p.m. --
There is a Prime Rib Dinner, Auction & Fundraiser set to happen in Yankeetown. The Yankeetown-Inglis Woman’s Club will be having its First Annual Small Towns Big Heart Dinner & Auction. This event will allow the Woman’s Club to continue its mission to Make It Better by nurturing the community and supporting success -- while working toward a brighter tomorrow. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Enjoy the time to look over the Silent Auction area before placing bids. A dinner of prime rib, caprese salad, garlic smashed potatoes, green beans and dessert will be served at 6 p.m. After dinner, the real fun begins -- a live auction. Seating is limited; get your tickets early to guarantee your spot for this exceptional evening. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased starting Oct. 2 at the Second To None Thrift Shoppe located behind the Woman’s Club on 56th Street in Yankeetown. Hours for the Second To None Thrift Shoppe are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. While you’re there, pick up a new outfit to wear. Business attire is suggested. Contact Yolanda with questions or for more information at 352-219-2196.

Dec. 13, Tuesday
     6 p.m. --
The Relay For Life of the Tri-County Area is holding a Jingle Mingle at Trenton United Methodist Church. A prize will be awarded to the person with the ugliest sweater. Everyone is invited to bring a pot-luck dish, where the best dish will win the Golden Spoon Award and a prize. People are invited to bring their loose change to vote for their favorite dish. Everyone is invited.



 

REGULAR WEEKLY MEETINGS

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

EVERY MONDAY

     11 a.m. - Noon -- Tai Chi classes are being held Mondays and Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St. Classes will be there up to the middle of December, minus Thanksgiving Week. This version of Tai Chi is for Balance Only and it can be done sitting in a chair if that would be more convenient for some. Please let us know if you are interested and you can call Gerry Jesk at 352-493-2842 and leave a message giving your name and phone number.
    12 p.m. – The Gilchrist County Rotary Club at the Gilchrist County Woman’s Club, 819 S.W. CR 339 (except on federal holidays).

 

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

SECOND MONDAY
     9:30 a.m. --
Williston's AARP Chapter 912 meets in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 661 N.W. First Ave., Williston. This group meets at 9:30 a.m. each second Monday from September (2015) through May (2016) for coffee and socializing. The meetings start at 10 a.m. After the meeting the club usually has a "pot luck" lunch provided by the club members.

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

THIRD MONDAY
      6:30 p.m. --
The Levy County Republican Executive Committee's monthly meeting starts with food and fellowship at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. at a new location for these meetings: The Gathering Table, 116 N Main St. (U.S. Highway 19) in Chiefland. Everyone is invited to come hear from county leaders who will explain what's happening now or in the future of Levy County. Every meeting has informative Republican ideas, information and plans for the future in the county, state and nation.

LAST MONDAY
     6-7 p.m. --
The Friends of ForVets Inc., which is the lead organization for the Camp Valor project at Otter Springs Park and Campground, has scheduled meetings at the Gilchrist County Public Library, 105 N.E. 11th Ave., in Trenton, on the last Monday of every month, except that there is no monthly meeting in December. For more information, please contact Debbie Destin at 352-215-5476
. Everyone is welcome. Volunteers are needed.
 
EVERY TUESDAY
    11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. –
Williston Rotary Club meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 247 N.E. First St., Williston.

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

EVERY WEDNESDAY
     11 a.m. - Noon -- Tai Chi classes are being held Mondays and Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St. Classes will be there up to the middle of December, minus Thanksgiving Week. This version of Tai Chi is for Balance Only and it can be done sitting in a chair if that would be more convenient for some. Please let us know if you are interested and you can call Gerry Jesk at 352-493-2842 and leave a message giving your name and phone number.
     11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. -- The Suwannee River Economic Council has a meal site in Williston open to people who are 60 years and older. Seniors will receive a hot, nutritious, balanced meal free of charge. Donations are accepted. It’s in Thompson Hall at St. Banabars Church on 521 N.W. First Ave. (Located 1 block behind old KFC building.) Please call 352-490-7055 ext. 1 by 9 a.m. on Wednesdays to assure there will be enough meals hot and ready to serve on that day.
     12 p.m. – Chiefland Rotary Club meets at The Gathering Table, 116 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19) in downtown Chiefland.
     12 p.m. – The Dixie County Rotary Club meets at the Dixie County Public Library, 16328 S.E.  U.S. Highway 19 in Cross City.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST THURSDAY
     11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- The Citizens For An Engaged Electorate conduct an open discussion and luncheon at Melanie's Restaurant 112 E. Noble Ave., in Williston. This meeting is free and open to the public. People who order lunch are responsible for paying their own bills for the food and drinks. This group discusses matters of public importance.
      5:30 p.m. -- The Chiefland Lions Club meets the first Thursday of every month at 4 W. Park Ave. in Chiefland. For more information contact Lion Donna Maynard at 352-493-1006.
     7 p.m. --  The Levy County Beekeepers Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 4 West Park Ave., Chiefland. Anyone who is interested in bees, or in beekeeping is invited. Beekeepers are ready to answer questions, share ideas and more. You need not be a beekeeper to attend. For more information, please call Byron Teerlink at 352-493-2216, or Chappie McChesney at 386-462-2637 or Leon Bath at 352-493-2329.

SECOND THURSDAY
      11 a.m. -- The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library meet each second Thursday of the month at the library, 104 N.E. Third Street, in Chiefland. The Friends support the Luther Callaway Public Library by promoting the library's programs through fundraising projects to augment the library's budget for the purchase of reading materials, books on tape, videos, operating supplies and minor equipment. Prospective members and guests are welcome at the meeting. Membership is free. For more information call Friends President Ann Brown at 352-226-7413.
     11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. -- Cornerstone Assembly of God, 1045 Sixth Blvd. in Williston offers a free lunch each second Thursday. All are welcome. For more information, please call  352-528-6880.

     Noon -- The Dixie County Chamber of Commerce meets the second Thursday of each month at the Dixie County Public Library, 16328 S.E.  U.S. Highway 19 in Cross City.
     1:30-3:30 p.m. -- There is an Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group  that meets in the Edward Jones Conference Room at 220 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), Suite 2, in Chiefland. This support group creates a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. Participants will learn and be informed about dementia, and the group as a whole helps participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. RSVPs are required. Call the Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 to reserve a seat or to find more information.
      6-8 p.m. -- A craft club meets in the fellowship hall of the Bronson United Methodist Church, 235 S. Court St. Please bring a pair of scissors with you.  For more information, please call Peggy Rowe at 352-316-3817.
     7 p.m. -- The Levy County Horse Club is scheduled to meet on the second Thursday of the month at
The Gathering Table Restaurant in Chiefland. Arrive earlier for dinner. Are you interested in horses and trailriding? Join us for our monthly social and check us out at http://www.levycountyhorseclub.com/.

THIRD THURSDAY
     7 - 8:30 p.m. --
The Citizens For An Engaged Electorate conduct a business/action meeting at the Williston Community Center, 50 N.W. Main St., Williston. This is free and open to the public. This group discusses matters of public importance.

FOURTH THURSDAY
      6-8 p.m. -- A craft club meets in the fellowship hall of the Bronson United Methodist Church, 235 S. Court St. Please bring a pair of scissors with you.  For more information, please call Peggy Rowe at 352-316-3817.
 
EVERY FRIDAY

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

EVERY FIRST FRIDAY

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

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


SECOND SATURDAY
      8 a.m. --  The United Methodist Men of First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), hold a monthly breakfast meeting in the Fellowship Hall (basement) of the church in Chiefland. 
      9:45 a.m. -- C.A.N. (Community Alliance Network) meets at the Living Water Life Center (LWLC) 6491 S.E. 123 Terrace Morriston. We’re meeting to put together resources and ideas for growing, bartering, food storage, alternative energy and other forms of self-sufficiency. Join us to hear speakers from like-minded groups share their visions and help us form ours. We always look forward to meeting new people.
      10 a.m. – First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), holds a food distribution at the pavilion across the street from the church as part of the Food For Life mission every second and fourth Saturday.  A $3.50 donation is requested to help The Children's Table pay for diesel to pickup and distribute food. People who lack the $3.50 for the food are asked to volunteer some of their time if able.
     4 p.m. -- There is a “Community Round Table Meeting” at Inglis City Halle each second Saturday of each month. This is an open forum for residents of Inglis to come together to discuss area needs and views.

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

FOURTH SATURDAY
     9 a.m. -- First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), holds a food distribution at the pavilion across the street from the church as part of the Food For Life mission.  A $3.50 donation is requested to help The Children's Table pay for diesel to pickup and distribute food. People who lack the $3.50 for the food are asked to volunteer some of their time if able. (There is no UMM in Chiefland in July and August.)
     9 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- The South Levy Marketplace, which is held the fourth Saturday of each month, happens in the Food Ranch Plaza, 40 U.S. Highway 19 N., just north of Follow That Dream Parkway (Levy County Road 40). Vendors provide goods, demonstrations and services. There are even free cat adoptions. Vendor spaces and quality yard sale spaces are 10x10 for $10. Civic groups and non-profit groups can have spaces for free. For more information, call 352-302-1771. 

LAST SATURDAY
     1-3 p.m. --
The Care for Caregivers group meets on the last Saturday of each month in the Williston City Hall Community Center, 50 N.W. Main St. in Williston. Williston has support for caregivers and their loved ones who have dementia.

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Rep. Charlie Stone's Office Hours
      LEVY COUNTY -- Rep. Charlie Stone (R-Ocala, Dist. 22) is scheduled to hold office hours on the first Tuesday of every month in Williston and Bronson, and the last Wednesday of every month in Chiefland and Cedar Key. This member of the Florida House of Representatives is the leader for constituents in Levy County and western Marion County.
Bronson: 9-11:30 a.m.
 Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building
 660 E. Hathaway Ave. (U.S. Alt. 27), Bronson
Williston: 1:30 - 4 p.m.
 Williston City Council Chambers
 50 N.W. Main St., Williston
 The state representative is holding office hours in Chiefland and Cedar Key on the last Wednesday every month.
Chiefland: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 Chiefland Historic Train Depot
 23 S.E. Second Ave., Chiefland
Cedar Key: 1:30 - 4 p.m.
 Cedar Key City Council Chambers
 490 Second St., Cedar Key

--UPDATED--
MONDAY  NOV. 12  12:08 p.m.
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