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AARPee^Summer Activities

AARP Chapter 912 announces its “just for fun” summer schedule. They will have a booth at Williston’s Independence Day Celebration at Horseman’s Park, Friday, July 3. There will be two raffles-one for a set of ladies’ golf clubs with bag and one for ladies’ size 7 golf shoes. Raffle tickets are $1/each or $5/6 and may be purchased at our booth or from Mignon Craig, 528-3323. The drawing will be on Sunday, July 5 and the winners will be notified by phone.

On Monday, July 13, they will leave at 8 a.m. from the Winn Dixie parking lot near McDonald’s to travel by chartered bus to the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa.

On Monday, Aug. 10, they will meet again in the same place at 12:15 p.m. to carpool to the Golden Corral in Ocala for lunch.

For information call Sharon Holder, 528-5653.


TEA Party

On tax day, April 15, around 250 people showed on the Levy Courthouse steps to voice their opinions about being fed up with taxes from federal to local levels. Another Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party rally in front of the Levy County Courthouse will take place at noon July 4.

Organizers ask that no bad language be used. Bring lawn chairs if you cannot stand for an hour or more.

This event is sponsored by the Christian Coalition of North Central Florida. If you have questions, contact Juanita at 339-0747.

Bluegrass Pickin’

The Suwannee Valley Bluegrass Pickin’ takes place at Otter Springs RV Resort, Saturday, July 4. Bring your homemade favorite dessert to share as you listen to some of the best bluegrass groups from Florida. The music will start at 6 p.m. in the Big Cypress Lodge and the music will go on until everyone goes home. This event will be free to the public but a donation is appreciated to help out on the groups travel expensive

For more information, call Cloud Haley at 352-284-3245 or Otter Springs RV Resort 352-463-0800 or www.ottersprings.com Otter Springs Park & Campground is located at 6470 SW 80th Ave., Trenton.



Bell WoodTurners, a registered Florida not-for-profit organization, is having its 8th Annual Woodturning Demo/Sale Day on July 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bell Community Center in Bell.

All attendees will receive a free, hand turned weed pot (for dried flower arrangements) that are made by chapter members. The Bell Community Center is on Highway 129 in the center of Bell.

Bell Woodturners is the north central chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Chapter members live in Alachua, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy and Suwanee counties.

For more information on the demo/sale day and/or Bell Woodturners, visit www.bellwoodturners.com.

Lions Club Dance

On Saturday, July 11 at the clubhouse, the Lions will sponsor a 1940s-50s themed dance, featuring music from that era.

The evening runs from 6-10 p.m. and is $5 per couple, or $2.50 per person.

A prize will be awarded for the person who dresses best in the style from that era.

Ride for a Veteran Poker Run

Rolling Thunder, Florida Chapter 9 will host the first “Ride for a Veteran-Poker Run Saturday, July 11.

The cost is $10 a hand. Sign up is from 10 a.m. until noon at White Ford, Chiefland; Mike’s Friendly Pub, Homosassa or Citrus Motorsports, Crystal River.

The final stop will be Citrus Motorsports, Crystal River and the last bike in will be by 4 p.m.

Additional sponsors are Gobblers Eatery, M-T Pockets, Mac’s Place and Lakepan.com

Music will be by Snake Eyes and food by Mike’s Custom BBQ. There will be vendors, door prizes and T-shirts.

For more information, call Craig H at 352-486-1488 or Don G 352-486-1038.


AARP Driver Safety

An AARP Driver Safety class will take place Tuesday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 15 from 1-5 p.m. at Rainbow Lakes Estates Clubhouse, north of Dunnellon.

The cost is $14 per person and includes all materials except pen or pencil. A $2 discount is given to AARP members.

Class size is limited. For more information or to register, call 489-1574.


Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner

A spaghetti dinner will be held Friday, July 24 beginning at 6 p.m. at the clubhouse.

For $6, diners will get spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and a drink.

You may eat-in or carryout.


Dog Wash and More

The morning of July 25 is a day for the dogs at Trained Dog Happy Dog in Morriston.

Included in the activities is a dog wash, courtesy of the Williston Animal Group. Donations will be accepted and all proceeds will go to the animals saved and fostered by the group. WAG members have fostered and adopted out more than 600 dogs in its five-year history. The new kennels in the Airport Industrial Park have recently been opened.

The event begins at 8 a.m. and runs until noon, to avoid the heat of the day for canines and humans alike. It will include swimming lessons (for dogs, of course) and the ever-popular lure course, which will certainly make lots of dogs want - and need - that bath.

Other activities will keep the dogs - and their owners - busy. Further details will be available in the near future.

For directions to Trained Dog Happy Dog (it’s just off CR 326, near US 27), visit www.tangramkennels.com.


Farmers’ Market

The Lions Club has their food concession open every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. They are there to answer your questions and help you sign up for membership. There is an indoor flea market, table spaces are available. This week there will be many new items, including furniture and fresh seafood.

If interested, call Erv at 875-7756 or come out and see us at the Lions Club of Williston on Saturday. The group has also partnered with Harmony Holistic Healing Center and the Levy County Farmers Market–all non-profit organizations. Everyone is there, rain or shine, on 4th Street.

Harmony Holistic Healing Center will be giving away Silver Centrum Vitamins. They are working on bringing house paint out to give away. Harmony is taking applications for food vouchers. If interested, call Cindy at 486-6229.

Levy County Farmers Market has beautiful fresh produce, plants, garden starters, orchids, honey and herbs. They accept food vouchers.

If you have something home grown or handmade, you are encouraged to participate.

There are spaces available: $10 for a 12 x 12 space.

Hot Summer Night

The Fourth Annual Hot Summer Night event is planned for Saturday, Aug. 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. in Dunnellon’s Historic Village. This year’s focus is on helping others as we come together as a community to have fun listening to music, shopping and eating on a hot summer night.

Abigail’s Café will host an outdoor barbecue on the grounds and donate the proceeds to the Annie Johnson Center who is trying to raise $3,500 for a much needed food storage building so they can better care for the hungry in our community.

Holy Faith Episcopal Church of Dunnellon will offer youngsters a turn in their Bounce House for a small fee and cold drinks for sale to raise money for their food pantry on the grounds of Always Something Gift Shop.

Live classic rock will be performed on the porch of the Grumbles House by local KARS (Kelly’s Auto Repair Service) owner Kelly Michels and his family band, Final Note. Vanguard High School students Taylor Myers, Robin Henry, Avery and Chris Rice will play popular tunes for teens. Donations of canned food and cash will be accepted on behalf of Mission Possible Ministries there.

Dunnellon FOL Book Sale

The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Book Store will have a July Half Price Book Sale at their book store inside the library located at 20351 Robinson Rd. (behind Sweetbay) for all of July.

Thanks to the great community response for donations, the Friends are able to keep their everyday low prices of $2 for hardcovers; $1 for large paperbacks and 50 cents for paperbacks. 

This is a 100 percent volunteer effort with all proceeds going to the library for book endowments and enhancements. 

The Friends have committed to a landscaping project that is now under way and are giving the library $2,500 per month for book endowment (new books).

Grief Support Group

A grief support group for parents and grandparents who have experienced the death of a child meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the First Presbyterian Church, 1501 SE Hwy 19 in Crystal River. There is no cost to attend.

Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP/USA) is a national non-profit, self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion and hope, especially for newly bereaved parents and grandparents, so they may rebuild their lives following the death of their children, grandchildren or siblings.

For more information about the Citrus County Chapter of The Bereaved Parents of the USA, contact Bernadette Passalacqua at 352-746-4664 or

visit www.bereavedparentsusa.org

Pioneer Wants Summer Photos

The Williston Pioneer is inviting all amateur photographers to send in photos that capture the essence of summer in Williston.

E-mail (editor@willistonpioneer.com) your photo (jpeg, minimum 150 resolution) or drop it by our office at 28 NW First Ave. Include your name, where the photo was taken and why it says “summer” to you.

All photos will be printed July 30. Deadline for submission is noon July 24.

Questions? Call Carolyn at 528-3343.