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Community Happenings

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Things to do, places to go, people to see

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.

Friday, April 22

Egg Hunt

Food for Less, located at 633 E. Noble Ave., Willistn, will have an Easter Egg hunt Friday, April 22 at 2 p.m.
The egg hunt will have many prizes for all ages, free food, face painting and egg dyeing.
Families can register for free food and giveaways.

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

Mentors Needed
Unity Family Community Center (UFCC) is looking for men and women to become mentors for children of incarcerated parents. UFCC will be hosting mentor training for anyone who wishes to become a mentor. The training will consist of valuable information regarding how to become an effective mentor. Training will be held 9-11 a.m.
If you need additional information, please contact Ivy Gordon or NoSheika Beard at 352-529-2030 or email us at unityfamilycc@aol.com. Refreshments will  be served.

AARP Tax-Aide Comes to End
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.  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

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.