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By The Staff

Saturday, July 10

Bell WoodTurners

The Bell WoodTurners (“BWT”), the north central Florida chapter of the American Association of Woodturners, (“AAW”) is having their 9th annual Demo/Sale day July 10 at the Bell Community Center (on Highway 129) in Bell. The fun begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m. BWT serves woodturners in Alachua, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchris, Lafayette and Levy counties.

Admission is free and all attendees receive a free weedpot and are eligible for door prizes. There will be live woodturning demonstrations through the day. Also on display will be replication of a historic bow lathe.

For more information on BWT visit bellwoodturners.com or contact me at (352) 219-5300 or aforneris@yahoo.com.

Monday, July 12


There will be no regular meetings of AARP Chapter #912 this summer. Fun events are planned for the second Monday each month. 

On July 12, members will take a tour bus to the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa.  The bus will leave the Winn Dixie parking lot at 8 a.m.

The cost is $30 which includes a $5 meal voucher and $25 of free play. All of the first $25 of winnings go to pay off the $25.00 voucher and all winnings over the $25 belongs to you.

  AARP members are hoping to earn enough on the trip to pay for a bus to go to Orlando on Sept. 30 for opening day of the National AARP Convention.  The bus to Orlando will be available to all who go on the Casino trip.Contact Sharon Holder, 528-5653, for reservations or information.

On Aug. 9, members will car pool to the Golden Corral in Ocala for lunch.

Tuesday, July 13

Jazz Concert

The Gainesville Friends Of Jazz will present the last concert of the 2009-2010 series Tuesday, July 13. The popular Gary Langford and the Jazz Project will perform at the Thomas Center, located at 302 N E 6th Ave. in downtown Gainesville.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for GFOJ members and $10 for students.


Saturday, July 17

Camp Safe Haven

Sadness, anger, confusion — these are some of the feelings people experience when dealing with grief. However, children and adults do not grieve in the same way, so a different counseling approach is needed.

Haven Hospice’s Healing Hearts program will host Camp Safe Haven for kids on Saturday, July 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Williston, 339 E. Noble Ave. The day camp is designed for kids ages 6 to 12 who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Camp activities provide an opportunity for them to have a fun time among their peers as well as sharing experiences.

The camp is free and open to the public, but registration is required and space is limited. Lunch and snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Vonceil Levine, MSW, at 352-692-5105 or 800-727-1889.


Methodist Thrift Store

First United Methodist Church Mission Thrift store is open every Friday and Saturday from 10:00-3:00. 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.  Open to the public.

 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.

 DARTS is held every Wednesday at 1 p.m.  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.

Family Programming

Tri-County Pregnancy Center is offering a new program to the community called Birth of a Family, which promotes the strong growth of lasting nuclear households, giving mothers and fathers the foundational tools to build families that stand the test of time. 

Clients attend a seven-session course guiding them through principles essential to healthy family relationships.  Local volunteers from the Christian faith community are prepared to travel through the seven-session course alongside a client couple, or single, as role models and encouragement. 

Contact 352-528-0200 for more information. 


The SHARE Florida Food Network announces it 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.

Registration:ee^July 9, Distribution July 31

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

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:ee^June 11, Distribution June 26

Registration:ee^July 9, Distribution July 31

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