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Open house slated
for fire station to be on May 26

By Jeff M. Hardison © May 18, 2018 at 3:08 p.m.
     INGLIS --
The Inglis Fire Department is inviting everyone to come see the fire station at 135 Levy County Road 40 West -- just west of Inglis Town Hall.



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     Inglis Fire Chief John MacDonald said that not only is there going to be an open house, but visitors can enjoy free hamburgers, drinks and more from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 26.
     Chief MacDonald said he knows this is the fourth Saturday of the month and that is the same day when everyone goes to the South Levy Area Marketplace (SLAM) that happens each fourth Saturday in the grassy field near to the shopping center where Buddy and Fred's Hardware is located.
     One great reason to visit the Inglis Fire Department Open House event, beyond the hamburgers, is to see that the Levy County Department of Public Safety has stationed an Emergency Medical Service ambulance and crew at the firehouse.
     The IFD Firefighters, and LCDPS Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians will be available to speak with people about their jobs, unless they are called to an emergency during this four-hour open house. Chief MacDonald is going to be there, too.
     The chief is also the director of Levy County Emergency Management. Levy County Emergency Management is like its counterparts throughout Florida, in that it helps people prepare for disasters like hurricanes, to get through them and to recover from them.
     As for the ambulance team now stationed at the fire station, the LCDPS EMS previously was located at an abandoned Florida Highway Patrol station that is north of the Town of Inglis. With the new positioning of the EMS station, it puts the first-responders closer to the center of population in that section of Levy County.


Bird photography
program planned


A humming bird prepares to get a drink of nectar.

Photo by John A. Middleton Jr.

By Lisa Statham Posteraro
Published May 11, 2018 at 4:08 p.m.
     WILLISTON --
Start off your summer by joining us at the Williston Library (corner of E. Noble Ave. and SE First St.) on Saturday, June 2, at 2 p.m. for an introduction to “Birds and Bird Photography,” hosted by the Friends of the Williston Library.
     The presenter will be John A. Middleton Jr.
     Born and raised in Jacksonville, Middleton is a graduate of Florida State University. His diverse career life included serving as a Florida Park Ranger and two decades specializing in leadership development and training in the restaurant industry. Awarded a Master of Divinity by the Florida Center for Theological Studies in mid-life, he served as Senior Pastor of Joy Metropolitan Community Church in Orlando, until his retirement.
     Middleton has enjoyed photography since his childhood.
But it was the purchase of his first telephoto lens and an undergraduate course in ornithology - both in the early 1970s - that set him on the course of an avocation that has enriched him ever since.
     Now Middleton shares his time with a small flock of chickens, a rewarding collection of orchids and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. And, of course, the Lafayette County setting in which he lives is rich in the natural treasures which inspire his photographic efforts. In retirement his interpretive mission is to inspire gratitude for the natural beauty which surrounds us on every side, in the great and the small, the common and the rare.
     Light refreshments will be served after the presentation. For more information please contact Lisa Statham Posteraro at 352-339-1201.


Medieval to Metal
guitar exhibition at
the Appleton Museum of Art

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



Baroque Guitar


Craviola Giannini


Gibson Les Paul Recording


Hagstrom Goya


Silent Guitar


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

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

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

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

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


Visual Artists’ Society Summer
Spotlight Exhibition at CF


Las Alturas de Macchu Picchu by John Benzel

Art Provided by CF

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


Mandatory Levy County
Poll Worker Orientation
scheduled for June 7;

RSVP deadline is June 1
Published May 1, 2018 at 10:38 a.m.
     BRONSON --
The Levy County Supervisor of Elections Office is scheduled to hold Poll Worker Orientation on June 7.
     This is a mandatory orientation for anyone interested in becoming a Levy County Poll Worker. The purpose of this orientation is to provide details about requirements of being a Poll Worker. If interested, you may attend the following date:
Thursday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
     The orientation will be held at 421 S. Court St. Bronson.
     Please use the side entrance of the Elections Office.
     If you plan to attend, please email kearston@votelevy.com to RSVP. The deadline to reserve a seat is June 1. For more information, please call 352-486-5163.

 


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

COMMUNITY CALENDAR
     Publisher’s Note: All events are listed chronologically. Please email announcements to hardisonink@gmail.com. Please look ahead on the Calendar and RSVP if the organizer requests that. Please check daily. Things change. If you do not see a notice that was sent, please send it again. Include a name and address when submitting events, so we can confirm them and so people can contact the sender for more information. TO SUBMIT AN EVENT, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO hardisonink@gmail.com. Please include the date, time and place. Please note if it is free and open to the public. Please note if reservations are required. Please provide a contact method for people who want more information.


May 23, Wednesday
     10 a.m. --
The Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve have scheduled a free presentation by Florida Forest Service Wildfire Mitigation Specialist/Public Information Officer Ludie Bond of the the Waccasassa Forestry Center. The program is titled “Local Florida State Forests.” Did you know that seven of Florida's 37 state forests are located within Alachua, Gilchrist, Levy, Marion and Putnam counties? Please join the Friends of the WGP at the WGP Education Center for this presentation. She will highlight the recreation opportunities and features of the seven forests in this district. 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.

May 25, Friday
     11 a.m. - 5 p.m. --
Chiefland Community is hosting LifeSouth Community Blood Centers’ bloodmobile at Walmart, 2201 North Young Blvd., Chiefland. To donate, a person must be 17 or older, or 16 with written parental consent, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is required. For more information, call toll-free 1-888-795-2707 or visit www.lifesouth.org. All donors receive a recognition item and cholesterol screening.

 

May 26, Saturday
     9 a.m. - 1 p.m. --
The SLAM - South Levy Area Marketplace - is at a relatively new location, with more vendors and it's always getting better! Shop at The SLAM - South Levy Area Marketplace in Inglis. Spotlighting Ladybug Snowcones, offering breakfast burritos, Mexican dishes and more! Art the Shrimp Man and Sean the Blacksmith will be there too! Great vendors sell fresh organic produce, local artisan crafts and clothing, native and garden plants and quality yard sale items. The relatively new location is in the Food Ranch Plaza, 40 U.S. Highway 19. It is on the west side of U.S. 19, and just north of Follow that Dream Parkway (which is also known as Levy County Road 40). The SLAM is held the fourth Saturday of each month. Vendor spaces and quality yard sales $10/10x10 space. Civic groups and non-profits are free. For more information, call 352-302-1771.

     9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Spay/Neuter low cost voucher applications will be available for pet owners at Tractor Supply in Chiefland. The benefits of spaying are the elimination of heat cycles, prevention of unwanted offspring, reduction of breast tumors, prevention of uterine infections and reduces undesirable behavior. Benefits of neutering are the reduction of prostate and testicular disease, undesirable behavior and the elimination of urine odor of male cats. This program services the counties of Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy and is brought to you by Pay To Spay Inc. a 501c3 non-profit organization. "Prevention is Kinder Than Destruction." For more information, please call 352-493-4857 or 352-210-1602 or send an email to paytospay@gmail.com‚Äč.
     11 a.m. - 6 p.m. -- Steinhatchee Community is hosting LifeSouth Community Blood Centers’ bloodmobile at Maddie’s Market, 815 First Ave. SE, Steinhatchee. To donate, a person must be 17 or older, or 16 with written parental consent, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is required. For more information, call toll-free 1-888-795-2707 or visit www.lifesouth.org. All donors receive a recognition item and cholesterol screening.

May 29, Tuesday
     7 p.m. --
The Garden Club of the Tri-Counties is scheduled to meet in Fanning Springs Community Church, 17930 N.W. 90th Court, in the City of Fanning Springs. The program "Heat Tolerant Plants" is scheduled to be given by Heather Blake of Natural Treasures Farm & Nursery, of Trenton. This is a "must-know" for Florida gardeners. All guests and members are invited to attend. The club's mission is to gain insight and knowledge on plants and the environment, and to enjoy the companionship of friends.


May 30, Wednesday
     11 a.m. - 6 p.m. --
Gilchrist County Community is hosting LifeSouth Community Blood Centers’ bloodmobile at the Courthouse, 209 East 1st Street, Trenton. To donate, a person must be 17 or older, or 16 with written parental consent, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is required. For more information, call toll-free 1-888-795-2707 or visit www.lifesouth.org. All donors receive a recognition item and cholesterol screening.

June 2, Saturday
     8 a.m. - 3 p.m. --
The Chiefland Watermelon Festival is scheduled to be at the Historic Train Depot Park.

     9 a.m. -- Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon for the Tri-County Cruisers' Summer Car Show and Swap Meet at the Chiefland Farmers' Flea Market, which is located on the west side of U.S. Highway 19 behind Huddle House. It's north of U.S. Highway 129 in Chiefland. (The rain date for the show and swap meet is June 9.) All makes, models and years are welcome. There are cash prizes and trophies to be won, including the 3-foot tall Best of Show trophy. Also, there is coveted Sonny's Pick Award, which is from Sonny Griffeth of the Chiefland Farmers' Flea Market. The fee to register before May 26 is $15. On the day of the show, the fee is $20 to register. Checks will be made payable to Tri-County Cruisers. This event is 100 percent free for people who want to come out and look at the cars and other vehicles. Also, the Flea Market is open for exploring, and buying things -- including food and drinks. For information, including obtaining a registration form, contact T.J. at 352-507-3530. Or send an email to Dana. His email address is itzaluks@outlook.com.
     11 a.m. -- Chiefland Watermelon Parade. Crowning of Chiefland Watermelon Queen and others after the parade at the park.

June 5, Tuesday
     10 a.m. --
The Levy County School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is scheduled to conduct an end of year meeting at Bronson Middle High School Media Center. This meeting is open to parents, students, business leaders, school district, health agencies, community partners and elected officials. The primary mission is to influence and support healthy lifestyles within the school and community. For individuals who are unable to attend in person, there will be a call in-line for participation. If you would like call-in information, please contact Angie Phillips, RN, the SHAC Chair for more details. She can be reached at 352-486-5261 ext. 228 or via email Angela.Phillips@levyk12.org.

June 9, Saturday
     9 a.m. - 12 p.m. --
Tri-County Community Resource Center is scheduled to host Farm Share food distribution at the Resource Center, located next to U.S. Highway 19 just north of the intersection of Park Avenue on the west side of the highway. There is a likelihood of traffic diversion as people come to pick up their food. In January, the TCCRC and Farm Share were able to distribute more than 30,000 pounds of food that assisted in excess of 1,000 Tri-County Area residents. More than 50 volunteers from multiple community organizations pitched in to assist with this event, which was a huge success during that event.

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

 

 


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REGULAR WEEKLY MEETINGS

First Published Feb. 1, 2011
Updated July 2, 2017 at 7:07 a.m.

EVERY MONDAY

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

     5-6:30 p.m. -- Coffee and Conversations happens every Monday except holidays. The First United Methodist Church of Chiefland is meeting with everyone at Dunkin' Donuts of Chiefland  2209 N. Young Blvd. (U.S. Highway 19). Wherever a person is on their spiritual journey, they are welcome to participate with Pastor Alex Christian and Velma Christian. "Come as you are," the pastor said. Of course not everyone is going to agree on everything. This is an open dialogue for all people. Coffee and doughnuts or other food and drink are funded by individual participants, and there is no requirement to buy food and drink there to participate.

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

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

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

THIRD MONDAY
      6:30 p.m. --
The Levy County Republican Executive Committee's monthly meeting starts with food and fellowship at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. at a new location for these meetings: The Gathering Table, 116 N Main St. (U.S. Highway 19) in Chiefland. Everyone is invited to come hear from county leaders who will explain what's happening now or in the future of Levy County. Every meeting has informative Republican ideas, information and plans for the future in the county, state and nation.
 
EVERY TUESDAY
    11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. –
Williston Rotary Club meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 247 N.E. First St.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EVERY FIRST FRIDAY

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

--UPDATED--
WEDNESDAY  MAY 23  4:08 p.m.
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