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Community Happenings

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By The Staff

Friday, Nov. 6

Yard Sale

Ode de Joy, a non-profit group will hold a yard sale at the Williston Lions Club Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. until 2 pm.

Saturday, Nov. 7

Pistol Class is Fund-raiser

A basic pistol class will be held Nov. 7 in the Levy County Sheriff’s Office classroom, 9150 NE 80th Ave Bronson.

The class, hosted by the sheriff’s office, will qualify participants for a Florida concealed weapons permit.

The cost is $50 and this is a fund-raiser for the Cates’ family, whose mother was struck while jogging outside of Bronson.

To enroll, call 352-486-5111 Patty Galyean or Scott Finnen or email sfinnen@levyso.com.

Swap Shop

American Legion Post 236 will hold a swap shop and yard sale Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Hwy. 27A in Bronson.

Vendors are needed and the public is welcomed.

For more information, call 352-486-5003.

Cedars of Lebanon Cemetery Dinner

The annual fish fry or grilled chicken dinner fund-raiser for the Cedars of Lebanon Cemetery will be held Saturday, Nov.7 at the Inglis Community Center from 10:45 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. 

The community center is located behind the Inglis Town Hall at 135 W. Hwy 40, Inglis. 

The fried mullet or grilled chicken dinners come with all the fixings, plus dessert and a drink for a donation of $7 which is used to help maintain and improve the community cemetery located north of Inglis just off Hwy 19.

Boy Scout Food Drive

Boy Scout Troop 163 of The First United Methodist Church will be conducting its food drive in our community over the next two weeks.

The Scouts will be delivering plastic bags between 9 a.m. and noon Nov. 7. The bags will be tied to a fence post, or a door handle. Place any non-perishable foods that you can spare in the bag, and place the bag back on your door knob, or fence post Nov. 14 before 9 a.m. The bags will be collected and delivered o the First United Methodist Church's food bank. All donations will stay right in Williston.

The current economy has dictated that there are more families in need in our community than ever before. Please give whatever you think you can spare. If for some reason you do not receive a bag, or miss our pick up for one reason or another please call the Scout Master David Ingersoll at (352)213-4023 and a pick up time can be arranged.

Sunday, Nov. 8

Genealogy and History Society

The Genealogy and History Society of Levy County will meet Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 p. m. at the Levy County Quilt Musuem.

 This month’s guest speaker will be local historian Lindon Lindsey, who will share with us some of the interesting history of Cedar Keys.

He knows first handwhat it was like to grow up in this small coastal fishing village. 

Members are encouraged to attend and visitors are always welcome.

Monday, Nov. 9

  AARP Meeting

Barbara Barnett, a Life Learning Coach, will be the speaker at the AARP Chapter 912 meeting Monday, Nov. 9.

Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Holy Family Catholic Church Hall.

 This is AARP’s annual meeting with election of officers and board members for 2010.  After the meeting members and visitors have the option of car pooling to the Golden Corral for lunch.

Thursday, Nov. 12

Bingo

Levy County Home and Community Educators will host Bingo Thursday, Nov. 12 from 1-4:30 p.m. at the extension office off US 27A in Bronson.

The cost is $5 for two cards, $1 for additional cards. The cost includes snacks and drinks. Prizes will be awarded to winners.

For more information, call Dee Olsen 486-2319.

Saturday, Nov. 14

Team Roping

Team Roping will be held Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Goethe Trailhead Ranch Arena on County Highway 337.  The show starts at 9:30 a.m.  Bring your lawn chairs and watch the show.  There is no charge for spectators. 

For more information please call Gator Team Roping Productions at 352-279-9809 or Goethe Trailhead Ranch at 352-489-8545

WHS Band Yard Sale

The Williston High School Band will have a car wash and yard sale Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. until 3 pm.

Woman’s Club Yard Sale

There will be a yard sale and market place at the Williston Woman’s Club Saturday Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Medicare Information/SHINE

Do you know how much your current Part D Drug Plan is going to cost you next year?

Do you know the cost of your drugs in the deductible and in the gap?

Do you know when you will hit the gap?

Do you know if there is a less expensive plan out there that covers your drugs?

Medicare Part D’s Annual Enrollment period runs Nov. 15 to Dec. 31.

SHINE, a volunteer Program with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, is here to help answer your questions.

Come see us for free, unbiased and confidential assistance.

Bring your Medicare card, your current Part D Plan card, and your prescription drug bottles. There will be a worksheet to complete.

To find a site near you or to be referred to a volunteer, call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243. Sites in your area will be:

Tuesday, Nov. 17

1-4 p.m. Williston Library

Tuesday, Nov. 17

5-7 p.m. Bronson Library

Saturday, Nov. 21

Drills and Thrills

On Saturday Nov. 21 come out to Goethe Trailhead Ranch and watch the excitement begin.  See teams of riders mounted on their horses moving to music in unison using capes, ribbons and flags. Each group uses imaginative and original themes, props and moves in attempt to bring you to the edge of your seat.  The show starts at 11 a.m. and spectators are invited at no charge. 

For more information call (352) 486-2599 or (352) 489-8545

Toys for Tots Bike Run

The Fifth Annual Nature Coast Toys for Tots run will be Saturday, Nov. 21.

Register at Bubbaque’s in Chiefland from 10:15 a.m. until noon.

Riders will leave at 12:15 p.m. with a law enforcement escort and travel to Charlie’s Bar in Cross City.

A prize will be given to the best decorated bike. There will be live music, auction, vendors and food for a donation, in addition to a full service bar.

The toy run is authorized and sanctioned by the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

For more information, visit www.tri-countytoysfortots.org.

Upcoming

Wranglers and Rhinestones

The GFWC Williston Jr. Woman’s Club will present “Casino Night”, a nontraditional fund-raising event New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31 at the Williston Highlands Golf and Country Club.

Mosey on down for some old fashioned fun and help us raise lots of loot for our local schools. Hang up your guns and enjoy a casual evening filled with a silent auction, casino gaming with local dealers and a heap of hometown hors d’oeuvre. Get ready to get down because music will play all night by DJ Lewis Stokes from 93.7 K Country. A New Year’s Countdown Party will start at 11 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities are available now. Visit www.willistonjuniors.org and click on the Casino Night logo. The proceeds will go to the Levy County Schools Foundation.

For more information call Jessica at 352-318-2940 or jessicaevangel@hotmail.com.

Concert

Blake Shelton, Jason Michael Carroll and Craig Morgan will be in concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, Rock Crusher Canyon, Crystal River.

Tickets are $25 to $75. To order tickets, call Mike Hampton’s Pitching In Foundation at 527-3297, visit Fancy’s Pets in Crystal River or log on to www.ticketmaster.com.

Ongoing

Veterans’ Support

The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce is a drop site for anyone wishing to send items to our local soldiers through Am Vets Post 444 Ladies Auxiliary.

 Any donation is welcome:  toothbrushes, toothpaste, phone calling cards, instant coffee, powdered drink mixes, etc.

 Stop by Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to made a donation to these soldiers.

Farmers’ Market

The Williston Lions Club will open their Farmers’ Market Friday and Saturday through December and hold Bingo every Friday at 7 p.m.

The club’s food concession is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. They are there to answer your questions and help you sign up for membership. There is an indoor flea market, table spaces are available.

Levy County Farmers Market has beautiful fresh produce, plants, garden starters, orchids, Free Centrum vitamins, Caltrate and housepaint are also available.

If you have something home grown or handmade, you are encouraged to participate.If interested, call Erv at 875-7756.

Handy with a Needle?

Stitches from the Heart needs volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, sweaters and hats for babies in need. These items are donated to hospitals all over the country. Patterns are available. Donated yarn for seniors is available.

For more information, call toll free 877-985-9212 or e-mail StitchFromHeart@aol.com.