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Community Happenings

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Things to do, places to go, people to see

Friday, April 8

Bulk Garbage Pickup
The city of Williston will have bulk trash pickup  Friday, April 8. Items should be at the curb by 7 a.m. on the morning of your garbage collection day.
  Service is for furniture, appliances and other large single household items and small and homeowner remodeling projects such as doors, toilets, etc.

Saturday, April 9

Radio Exam
The Levy County Amateur Radio Volunteer Examiner Team will be conducting Amateur Radio License Exams Saturday April 9 at 9 a.m. in the Williston Community Center, 50 NW Main Street, Williston. For more information or to request an exam, go to http://wm3b.webs.com/

Sunday, April 10

Genealogy Society
The Genealogy Society of Levy County will meet on Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m. This month’s  meeting will be held at the Dixie County Cultural Center (formerly the Old Town School), located at 761 SE Hwy 349, Old Town.   The group will be given a tour of the Center and learn about the historical and genealogical resources that are available.

Monday, April 11

AARP
Barbara Thomas will speak about “Seniors vs Crime” at the April 11 meeting of AARP Chapter #912.  
The club meets at 9:30 a.m. on the second Monday each month in the Holy Family Catholic Church Hall, 17353 NE Hwy 27 Alt, Williston.

Thursday, April 14

World War II Vets
World War II veterans will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 14 at Salt Creek Restaurant in Suwanneee. Bring your spouse, friend or a fellow veteran and join the camaraderie.
Call Virginia Lewis at 528-2310 or Dot Halvorsen at 542-7697 for more information.

Saturday, April 16

Clay Pigeon Benefit Tournament
The Tri-County Pregnancy Center will hold its annual Rhino Outdoors Clay Pigeon Benefit Tournament  Saturday, April 16.  Registration for the tournament will begin at 7 a.m. and shooting will start at 9 a.m.  A barbecue lunch will be served and lunch tickets can be purchased for those not shooting.
 Shooter entry fee is $100 with ammunition, targets, and lunch provided.  Four person teams and individual shooters are invited to register by calling the Tri- County Pregnancy Center at (352) 528-0200.  Shooting Station Sponsors’ advertising signs are available for a $100 donation. The Tri-County Pregnancy Center is a Christian, non profit organization dedicated to serving those in need by providing clothing, food, and Christian counsel.  It does not accept government funding, and relies solely upon the community to help meet its financial needs.

Cycle for Education
The Levy County Schools Foundation  will host its Cycle for Education on the  Greenway Trail.  
The ride begins in Chiefland, over the Suwannee River and into Dixie County on Saturday, April 16.  Start time (rain or shine) and on site registration is from 8-10 a.m. at the Chiefland Shopping Center-102 North Main St., Hwy 19/98 Chiefland in front of BubbaQues’.  There is no mass start.
 The registration fee is $25 per rider and includes an event t-shirt and goody bag for the first 100 registrants or all those who register by March 25.
 Complimentary breakfast and lunch for all riders is included also.  The continental breakfast will be served from 7:30-10 a.m. and a light lunch will be served at the Ride Start-11 a.m.-1 p.m.  
 For more event information, visit www.levyschoolsfoundation.org or call (352) 486-3408.

Thursday, April 21

Cattlemen Meeting
The Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association will have its spring meeting Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at Don Quincey’s home on the Suwannee River.
For more information, call the Levy County Extension Office at 486-5131 or 528-3119.

Saturday, April 30

Wild Hog Race
AMVETS Post 88 is gearing up for the 34th Annual Wild Hog Canoe & Kayak Race on April 30.  This marks the sixth year the post has hosted the race. Registration starts at 7:30.  You can visit the website at http://www.wildhog.wetpaint.com for information and print the racer’s registration form.  There is sure to be a category you can race in so get busy planning to have a great time at this year’s race. 
All proceeds go to help the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens.   
 For questions or information, please contact Margie McGarva at 352-486-2535. 

Ongoing

AARP Tax-Aide Under Way
Free tax preparation and E-file with AARP Tax Aide is ongoing every Thursday  from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. through April 15 at the Williston Public Library. Call 528-2313 for an appointment.

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.
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

Garage/Yard Sale Space
Planet Outlet Mall, located on Hwy. 27A, three miles west of Bronson will offer free seller space for weekly garage/yard sales.
For more information, call 528-2950.

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.
 
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.

Lions Club
The Williston Lions Club hosts Bingo Thursday at 7 p.m., with two jackpots. Bring a friend and get a free game.
The flea market and Farmers’ Market is open Saturday from  8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month. Volunteers and new members welcome.
The club is located at 401 SE 6th St., Williston.