Community Happenings

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By The Staff

Sunday, May 23

Writing Workshop

“How to Make a Living Freelance Writing,” will be presented by writer, editor and publisher Rick Sapp, Sunday, May 23, 2:30 p.m. at Millhopper Branch, Alachua County Library, 3145 NW 43rd St. The free event is sponsored by Writers Alliance of Gainesville.

Tuesday, June 1

Jazz Concert

Tuesday, June 1, the Gainesville Friends of Jazz will present the Vincent Gardner Quartet to celebrate Black Music Month at the Thomas Center, 302 NE 6 Ave., Gainesville. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 p.m. General admission is $20; members $15 and students $10.

For more information, call 352-379-0300 or www.gnvfriendsofjazz.org.

Saturday, June 5

Chiefland Watermelon Festival

It is time to sign-up for the Chiefland Watermelon Festival pageants. Download an application at www.chieflandwomansclub.org

Catergories and criteria are:

Little King and Queen:  Ages 3-5 as of June 5, 2010

Little Princess:  Age:  6-10-you must have completed 1st grade 

Princess:  Age:  11-15-you must have completed the 6th grade 

Queen:  Age 16-22

Chiefland FOL

The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library in Chiefland will conduct a book sale in conjunction with the Watermelon Festival June 5. 

There will be hundreds of hardcover books, paperbacks, audio books, videos and children’s books for sale at great prices.  Hardly anything will be over a dollar and most will be much less. 

Buy a reusable fabric tote bag for $5 and take away as many books, etc. as it will hold.  Hours are 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. 

The Friends will be in the white octagon building on NE 1st Avenue close to US 19 and behind the fire station Saturday, June 5. Look for the signs and banners. 

For more information stop by the Library or contact Friends’ president Tom Reitz at 493-1896, 494-5413 or tomreitz@msn.com.  All proceeds go to support the Luther Callaway Public Library.



The SHARE Florida Food Network announces its 2010 registration and distribution dates. Registration times are 1-3 p.m. and pick up times are 9-10 a.m. Both take place at Cornerstone Assembly of God.

Distribution May 22

Registration:ee^June 7, Distribution June 26

Registration:ee^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.