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Community Happenings

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By The Staff

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.

Tuesday, Feb. 2

 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

Wednesday, Feb. 3

SHINE

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 call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243 or e-mail shinetricounty@gmail.com. SHINE will be at:

Wednesday, Feb. 3

10 a.m.-noon Williston Public Library

1:30-3:30 p.m. Bronson Public Library

Saturday, Feb. 6

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.

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.

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.