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Things to do, places to go, people to see

Saturday, Oct. 8

Schools Foundation Beast Feast
The Levy County Schools Foundation will be hosting its 2nd Annual Beast Feast Oct. 8 at the Black Prong Equestrian Center on CR 337, Bronson. 
Dinner will begin being served at 5:30 p.m.  An interesting selection of specialties like gator tail, possum ribs, and venison along with some good old fashioned southern classics like mullet, grits, and swamp cabbage will be served. 
There will be door prizes throughout the evening and a live auction at the end of the evening.  Adult tickets are $20 each in advance, or $25 at the gate.  Student tickets are $10 for children 8 to 17,  available at the gate only, and children 7 years and under, no charge.
Tickets may be purchased at any of the Capital City Bank, Drummond Community Bank and Perkins State Bank branches across Levy County. 
If your business, community organization, club or group of individuals would like to participate you may prepare a food, donate door prizes or an auction item.  There are also sponsorships available for $500 and $250.
Contact the Levy County Schools Foundation at (352) 486-3408 or lcsf@levy.k12.fl.us <mailto:lcsf@levy.k12.fl.us>  for more information.

Monday, Oct. 10

AARP Meeting
AARP Chapter 912 will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10 in the Holy Family Catholic Church Hall, 17353 NE Hwy 27 Alt.  National AARP members who are residents or visitors in the area are encouraged to attend.  Meetings begin and are followed by a break with refreshments and socializing, and a general meeting with updates about Chapter activities and upcoming events. 

Relay for Life Kickoff Party
The Relay for Life kickoff party will be held Monday, Oct. 15 in Williston’s Heritage Park from 5-8 p.m.
The party’s theme is Kentucky Derby.
RSVP to Jana Carlisle Tucker at 538-2073 by Oct. 7.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

Williston Art League
The Williston Art League meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the history room of the First United Methodist Church on Noble Avenue.
Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18.
Meeting dates are  Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13 (location for this meeting to be determined).The Williston Art League will host a workshop demonstration titled “Fabric Collage As An Art Form” at its next scheduled meeting Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church Education Building on Noble Avenue.
 Guest instructor will be Joyce Marie Lottinville  with the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe in Trenton.
 Members of the community 18 years of age and older who would like to explore this medium are invited to the workshop.
 Anyone interested in attending may obtain further details and/or reserve space by calling Carylon at 352-486-2624 by 4 p.m.  Monday, Oct. 10.

Thursday, Oct. 13

World War II Vets
World War II veterans will meet Thursday, Oct. 13 at 11:30 a.m. at Melanie’s Restaurant in Williston. WW II veterans come from five different counties and meetings switch  around to accommodate all of you. The restaurant is at 112 East Noble Ave. which is Hwy 27. Bring your spouse, a friend or a fellow veteran and join the camaraderie.
    If you have any questions call Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310 or Dot Halvorsen, 352-542-7697.
   

Saturday, Oct. 15

Walk for Life
The 12th Annual Walk For Life will be held  Saturday, Oct. 15.  Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the Walk will begin at 9 a.m. 
 This year  a free breakfast is included for  all pre-registered walkers.  For those that cannot join the walk, sponsoring a walker is a great way to show your support of life. 
If you have any questions about the Walk For Life or its services, call 528-0200 or visit its location across from Williston High School. 

 Book Sale for Cats
Sheltering Hands Cat Rescue will hold a book sale to raise funds to spay and neuter cats, Saturday, Oct. 15, Curves parking lot, 515 S. Main Street, Chiefland (US 19/98, 1/4 mile south of the intersection of US 19/98 and CR 345 ~ next door to the LARC Thrift Store).  Donations of books gratefully accepted.
  Call Mary Flickinger at (352) 472-1338 for more information.

Thursday, Oct. 20

Cattlemen’s Association
The Levy County Cattlemen’s Association will have its fall meeting Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Whitehurst Lodge beginning at 7 p.m.
Anyone interested in joining is encouraged to attend.
For more information, call 486-5131 or 528-3119.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Bronson FOL
Bronson Friends of the Library will have its Fall Book Sale on the porch of the Bronson Library Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.  Paperback books will be 10 cents and hardback books will be 50 cents. 
Donations are accepted. For more information call the Bronson Library at 486-2015.

Upcoming

Pumpkin Patch
Cornerstone Christian Academy will  hold its Second Annual Pumpkin Patch Oct.16-30 in front of Cornerstone Assembly of God. A Fall Festival is planned Oct. 30 from 3-7 p.m.
Call Cathy Burleson-McCoy at 528-2202 or Pastor Hass at 528-6880 for more information.

Garden Dedication
Nature Coast Master Gardeners and the University of Florida/IFAS Extension will host the public dedication to the Florida Friendly Landscaping Demostration Garden Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. ar Levy County Extension, 625 North Hathaway Ave., Alt. 27, Bronson.
There will be tours and light refreshments. RSVP to 352-486-5131, ext. 237

Ongoing

Zumba
Zumba is held each Friday at 6 p.m. ay the Williston Lions Club, 401 SE 6th St.
For more information, call 342-7525.

Senior Assistance
Assistance is available for qualifying residents of Alachua and Marion County over the age of 60 who are being discharged from the hospital or rehab center or have experienced an illness or other crisis and need temporary services in their homes. The Community Living Program can provide help for seniors who meet eligibility requirements.
 Services may include personal care, medical equipment and supplies, home delivered meals, transportation and many other types of help.
 The Elder Helpline is toll free and available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For assistance, call 1-800-963-5337.

Upland Habitat Course
The Florida Master Naturalist Program will begin a six-week course on upland habitats Thursdays Sept. 22-Oct. 27 at the Levy County Extension Office, 625 N. Hathaway Ave (Alt. 27), Bronson.
The cost is $225, which includes student workbooks, 12 presentations, three field trips, four videos, certificate, patch, pin and more.
 To register or for more information,  go to http://www.masternaturalist.ifas.ufl.edu/ or call Emma Willcox  at (352) 486-5131.

Williston Genealogy Club
Lindsey Hager is interested in establishing a genealogy club in the Williston area.
Interested parties will meet at the Williston Public Library Monday from 6-7 p.m. (not including Labor Day).
Hager will help novice genealogists get started by showing them how to use the Internet in their research.
For more information, call Hager at 528-6954,    

Free Space for Yard Sale
The Williston Lions Club at 401 S E 6th St. is offering free outside space for anyone interested in selling their yard sale/ flea market items under the shade of the oaks. Bring your own tables.  This will be available for free on the last Saturday of the months from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.  For more information, call Missy at 352-484-8047

Lions Club
The Williston Lions Club hosts Bingo Thursday at 7 p.m., with two jackpots. Bring a friend and get a free game.
The flea market and Farmers’ Market is open Saturday from  8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month. Volunteers and new members welcome.
The club is located at 401 SE 6th St., Williston.

Methodist Thrift Store
First United Methodist Church Mission Thrift store is open every Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The store is located at 25 SW 3rd St., Williston.

Volunteers Needed
Feisty Acres, a no-kill all-volunteer cat rescue shelter, located between Bronson and Williston is in need of volunteers. To learn more about Feisty Acres, or to volunteer, call Nute at (352) 528-2302, e-mail feistyedna@embarqmail.com or write: Feisty Acres, Inc, PO Box 693, Williston, FL  32696.

AMVETS Bingo
AmVets Post 444, located on Alt-27 just past the BP station on the left side headed toward Bronson, has Bingo every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Zumba
First Baptist Church of Williston will hold Zumba Fitness classes with two certified Zumba trainers each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
 Zumba is a new high-energy aerobic routine, includes a little bit of everything.   If you have any questions, please call the church office at 528-4331.