Community Happenings

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Things to do, places to go, people to see

Friday, May 20

Star Party
The Chiefland Star Party Group will present a telescopic view of the stars and planets at the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve in Yankeetown at 8:30 p.m., May 20 at the observation tower.
The program begins with a laser show of the spring constellations. Several large telescopes will be available for viewing including the largest “GoTo” Scope in the Southeast. Multiple objects will be observed including the rings and moons of Saturn. The new moon gives little night light interference for better stargazing conditions.
The preserve has very low artificial lighting which add to the experience and is hard to find in our electrified environment. For your safety we recommend arriving before sunset to sign in. Bring a flashlight and bug spray.

Saturday, May 21

WE SOAR Dinners
WE SOAR, Inc./Williston Gospel Fest Committee will be selling barbecue dinners  Saturday, May 21 at the Allen Chapel AME Church  48 NE 9th St., Williston  from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Choice of:  1/4 chicken (dark or white) $7; Ribs - $8  or 1/2  Chicken - $9. Add two sides:   potato salad,  rice perlo,  baked beans,  green beans, collard greens and your choice of roll or cornbread.
 Extras available:  homemade pound cake or sweet potato pie -$1,  Rib slab - $18,  extra meat -$1, extra sides - .50
 Proceeds will benefit the organization’s upcoming youth and community projects.
 For more information, call 352-528-2170 or 352-361-6528

Thursday, May 26

Tourist Council Meeting
The Levy County Tourist Development Council will have its regular bi-monthly meeting Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m at the Levy County Visitors Bureau 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson
Saturday, May 28

AMVETS Open House
AmVets Post 444 in Williston will host an Open House for Memorial Day weekend May 28-30.
Veterans and the public invited. There will be childrens’ activities and games on Saturday


4-H Camp
Levy County 4-Hers may attend Camp Cherry Lake June 20 – 24.  
Call 352-486-5131 for more information on the summer camping opportunities.

Nimitz Reunion
USS NIMITZ (CVN68) Association 14th Annual Reunion will be held Oct. 26-29 in Pensacola. Come help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Naval  Aviation.
The banquet guest speaker will be NY Times best -selling author Stephen Coonts.  Contact: Bill Paschall, 228-243-2699 or bpaschal@cableone.net or check out the  website: www.ussnimitzassociation.org for information.


First Baptist Church of Williston will hold Zumba Fitness classes with two certified Zumba trainers each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
 Zumba is a new high-energy aerobic routine, includes a little bit of everything.   If you have any questions, please call the church office at 528-4331.

Tornado Relief
Levy County Farm Bureau will be taking donations, through the month of May, for the families affected by the recent tornados in Alabama.
Needed items are bottled water, personal hygiene items, blankets, toys for kids, clothing, non- perishable food items. Cash donations will also be accepted, please make check payable to the Alabama Disaster Relief Fund through Drummond Community Bank. Donations may be delivered to Levy County Farm Bureau located at 312 East Park Ave., Chiefland or 10 SW 7th St., Williston.
 For more information contact Carol Wilson or Jamey Nash at 352-493-4780 or Shelly Nash 352-221-1125.

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.

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. 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.

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 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.

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.