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The Suwannee Valley Bluegrass Pickin’ takes place at Otter Springs RV Resort, Saturday Aug. 1.
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 we would appreciate a donation to help out on the groups’ travel expenses.
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.
The Grandpa Poley Reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 2 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Bring food and music and enjoy the day.
Do you have questions about Medicare or Medicare/Medicaid, supplemental insurance, Part D prescription drug plans,or Medicare billings?
If you do, come see SHINE, a volunteer program with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs for one-on-one counseling. SHINE provides free, unbiased and confidential assistance.
If you cannot come to a site or want to know a site close to you, call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243.
SHINE’s next site is Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Williston Public Library and 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Bronson Public Library.
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.
Black Prong Equestrian Center, a property and facility designed for the equestrian enthusiast and located in the heart of Florida's timberland, will open its doors to guests of Fall at the Derby 2009, a benefit for Haven Hospice. The country casual evening will feature gracious southern cuisine prepared by The Ivy House of Williston, fun festivities and live music by the Rick Gordon Band.
The evening is set for Saturday, Oct. 24 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
All proceeds from Fall at the Derby 2009 benefit the many unfunded support programs, community outreach and educational programs Haven Hospice provides.
Tickets are $75 per person for Fall at the Derby 2009.
For tickets, reservations, corporate sponsorships or additional information, contact Sara Walker at (352) 379-6258.
Tickets may also be purchased at the following Drummond Community Bank locations:
1627 N Young Boulevard, Chiefland, (352) 493-2277
408 E Wade Street, Trenton, (352) 463-3010
7060 C Street, Cedar Key, (352) 543-5450
200 SW Cedar Street, Cross City, (352) 498-7733
American Legion Auxiliary Post 236 of Levy County will sponsor an Annual Arts and Crafts Event Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Craft vendors are needed. Cost for a 10x10 booth is $25.
Call the American Legion at 352-486-5003 and ask for Chris Haney or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ATT: Chris Haney.
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.
Parents of all kindergarten-aged children may stop by Joyce Bullock Elementary between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to register their child for the 2009-2010 school year.
Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The program is comprised of 17 local councils throughout the state, and each council is seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents’ concerns. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents who often have no one else to advocate for them are encouraged to call toll-free (888) 831-0404 or visit the program’s web site at http://ombudsman.myflorida.com.
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