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Community Happenings

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By The Staff

Thursday, Jan. 21

Williston FOL

Friends of the Williston Public Library will host Henry Sheldon, Gainesville story teller, Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in the library.

Sheldon is well known in Alachua and surrounding counties for his programs. He is also a very generous entertainer, as he has asked that his honorarium be given to the Levy County Library System to be used for programs in the Levy County libraries.

Friday, Jan. 22

Bronson FOL

Friends of the Bronson Library will hold a book sale Friday, Jan. 22 and Saturday, Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Bronson Town Hall.

Paperbacks and children’s books will be 10 cents each; hardback books are 50 cents.

Sunday, Jan. 24

Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve

The Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve, along with volunteers from the Disney Volunteer Promotion, invite you to join them Sunday, Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. There is no admission charge.

There will be exhibits and representatives from the Friends of Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve, Nature World Wildlife Rescue, Homosassa State Wildlife Park, US Fish & Wildlife, Crystal River State Park, Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, Southwest Water Management District.

Enjoy a day of free seminars with nature photographer Dick Jacobs, nature/ecology tours with Master Naturalists JD and Vicky Mendenhall and folk music by Whitey Markle. Refreshments will be available.

The Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve is located at 1001 Old Rock Road, Yankeetown. Take Hwy 40 west 6.5 miles from the traffic light at Hwy 40 and Hwy 19/98.

Call 352-447-5439 for more information.

Tuesday, Jan. 26

AARPee^Course

The AARP Safe Driver’s course is Jan. 26 and Jan. 27, 9 a.m. at Capital City Bank, 2012 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland and Feb. 25, 9 a.m. at the Bronson Agriculture Office, Hwy 27A, 625 North Hathaway, Bronson.

The course fee is $14 and for AARP members $12.

Call Linda Cochran at (352) 493-1742 to register.

Anit-tobacco Meeting

Levy Coalition Against Tobacco will meet Tuesday, Jan. 26 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.  at Hospice of N. Central Florida, 311 NE 9th Street, Chiefland.  Light refreshments will be served. 

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Lisa Johnson at 352-538-9967.

Sunday, Jan. 31

 Woman’s Club Luncheon

The Williston Woman’s Club is holding a Soup/Chili Dinner Sunday, Jan. 31 at the clubhouse located on Highway 121 North. A variety of homemade soups and chili, plus salad and cornbread as well as an assortment of homemade desserts will be on the menu. 

Cost for the meal is $7.50 for adults, $5 for those under 10 and no cost for children under three.

  The doors will be open from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit club projects.

Upcoming

‘Cruzin’ for Kidz”

The Williston Elementary School Safety Patrols are hosting the Second Annual “Cruzin’ for Kidz” motorcycle ride on Saturday, Feb. 20 beginning at Williston Elementary School, 801 S. Main St. Registration 8:30-9:45; kickstands up at 10. Ride for free—Donations accepted. Lunch will be available for purchase upon the riders’ return to WES. For info: wescruzinforkidz@yahoo.com or 352.528.6030. Proceeds will go toward the kids’ trip to Washington in June.

 Dunnellon FOL

The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will meet Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. in the Library Meeting Room located at 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon.

For additional information contact the library at 438-2520

Williston FOLee^Book Sale

The next “Friends” Book Fair will be held Saturday, Feb. 6 from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m in the Williston City Hall Community Center.

Volunteers are asked to help begin sorting books Thursday night at 6 p.m. and continue Friday morning at 9 a.m.

Helpers are also needed for the sale itself on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Call Mary Mcdaniell, 528-5972 if you help at any of the times above.

This is the first book fair for “Friends” since December. The donations of books have been plentiful the past two months.

Prices are: Hardbacks, $1; softbacks, 50 cents; paperbacks, 25 cents; children’s and magazines, 10 cents ; tapes and CDs $1. All monies realized are used for the betterment of the Williston Public Library. The books are all clean and in good condition and can give years of enjoyment or information.

Wild Hog Canoe Race

The Wild Hog Canoe Race will be held April 17, with “Return to the Wild” paddling options April 16 for boaters to paddle down some of our most beautiful waterways. Check out the website: http://www.wildhog.wetpaint.com for information.

Land Judging Event

The Tri County Land Judging Event for all FFA and 4-H members will be Feb. 26.

This contest is restricted to members of FFA or a 4-H club. The host this year is Levy County. The youth will meet behind the IFAS office in Bronson on Hwy 27-A.

Ongoing

Bluegrass Pickin

The Suwannee Valley Bluegrass Pickin at Otter Springs RV Resort is cancelled for December and January and will resume February of 2010.

Veterans’ Support

The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce is a drop site for anyone wishing to send items to our local soldiers through AMVETS Post 444 Ladies Auxiliary.

Any donation is welcome: toothbrushes, toothpaste, phone calling cards, instant coffee, powdered drink mixes, etc.

Stop by Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to made a donation to these soldiers.

Farmers’ Market

The Williston Lions Club will open their Farmers’ Market Friday and Saturday through December and hold Bingo every Friday at 7 p.m.

The club’s food concession is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. There is an indoor flea market, table spaces are available.

Levy County Farmers Market has fresh produce and plants. If you have something home grown or handmade, you are encouraged to participate. Call Erv at 875-7756.

Handy with a Needle?

Stitches from the Heart needs volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, sweaters and hats for babies in need. These items are donated to hospitals all over the country. Patterns are available. Donated yarn for seniors is available.

For more information, call toll free 877-985-9212 or e-mail StitchFromHeart@aol.com.