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Community Happenings

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Things to do, places to go, people to see

Friday, Oct. 8

 

Bulk Trash

EWS will pick up bulk trash in Williston, Friday, Oct. 8.

 

Bird Watching

UF/IFAS Levy County Extension presents the first in the Homeowner Gardening for Wildlife series – Providing Food for North Florida birds. Fall and winter present the opportunity to take up a popular and growing pastime, bird watching. Join other interested area residents, Friday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m. -noon, at the Levy County Extension office, 625 North Hathaway Avenue,  Alternate U.S. 27, Bronson.

 Emma Willcox, UF/IFAS Regional Specialized Agent, Wildlife/Natural Resources will discuss attracting birds of North Florida with native plantings and supplemental food sources. Tips on plant selection, based on your landscape, and a tour of the demonstration garden will illustrate an integrated approach to home landscaping that may provide food for birds and butterflies. 

 

Blood Drive

The blood mobile will be at Williston City Hall from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 and Saturday, Oct. 9.

    As a community blood center, the blood donated with LifeSouth stays in the communities it serves. Donors are saving lives in their communities. TTo donate, a person needs to be 17 or older, or 16 with written parental consent, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is also required. For more information call toll-free 1-888-795-2707 or visit www.lifesouth.org.

 

Thursday, Oct. 14

 

Cattlemen Meeting

The Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association will meet at the Whitehurst Lodge Thursday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.

Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend.

For more information, call the Levy County Extension Office at 486-5131 or 528-3119.

 

 

Saturday, Oct. 16

 

Oktoberfest Dinner Dance

Knights of Columbus, Council 8510 will sponsor an Oktoberfest Dinner Dance Oct. 16 at St. John the Baptist parish hall.  

The evening will feature authentic German cuisine of roast pork and kraut, brauts, red cabbage and potatoes.  Music will be provided by “The Carriers” with dancing till 10:30 p.m.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. 

 The evening will also feature a “Basket of Cheer” door prize, a 50/50 drawing, basket raffles and a movie star game. 

 Tickets are $15 each and are available at the church office or any Knight or by calling 352-489-6221. 

 

Saturday, Oct. 30 

 

Bronson Chamber Yard Sale

The Bronson Chamber of Commerce is planning a yard sale to benefit its Pumpkin Festival Oct. 30.

The yard sale will be Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 404 N. Hathaway.

 

Ongoing

 

SHARE

SHARE registrations and distribution at Cornerstone Assembly of God is as follows:

Register: Oct. 8 1-3 p.m.

Distribution: Oct. 23 9-10 a.m.

Register: Nov. 5 1-3 p.m.

Distribution: Nov. 20 9-10 a.m.

Register: Dec. 3 1-3 p.m.

Distribution: Dec. 18  9-10 a.m.

For more information, call Elsie Neal at 528-5709.

 

Spay/Neuter Clinic

Operation PETSNIP- A non-profit  spay/neuter clinic is now available to Levy County cats ($40) & dogs ($60) www.nmhp.net  or call: 352-376-6647 

 

 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. The games are open to the public. 

Senior Singles

Senior singles, 55 and older, who need friendship are encouraged to join a group in Williston that hosts activities and conversation. 

For meeting information, call Alan Lovine at 222-0844 or Virginia Corbin at 528-5407.

 

 

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-volunter 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

 

Dunnellon VFW Post 7991

The Veterans of Foreign Wars at 3107 W. Dunnellon Rd, CR 488, Dunnellon presents: Breakfast, including a massive plate of victuals (10 items), is served the second and fourth Sunday of every month from 8:30 - 11 a.m. at a cost of $6.  BINGO with a progressive jackpot is held every Friday from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Hot dogs, burgers and french fries are available.  Open to the public.

 Regular monthly meeting of the post and auxiliary(s) is at 5 p.m. to eat, 6 p.m. to meet the third Thursday of every month.

 

Lions Club Flea Market

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

 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration: June 11, Distribution June 26

Registration: July 9, Distribution July 31

For more information, call Elsie Neal at 528-5709.

 

Plant sale

Williston High School Agriculture Department is holding its Spring Flower Sale with plants grown by Horticulture classes.

Prices are:

4” cups of Coleus, Impatiens, and Wax Begonias - $1

6” pots of Geraniums - $4

8” Hanging Baskets - $4

10” Hanging Baskets - $6

Contact Chris Wilder wilder@levy.k12.fl.us or the WHS Ag Dept. 528-2153.

 

Farmers’ Market

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

 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.