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Community Happenings

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Things go do, places to go, people to see


 Thursday, Oct. 20

Cattlemen’s Association
The Levy County Cattlemen’s Association will have its fall meeting Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Whitehurst Lodge beginning at 7 p.m.
Anyone interested in joining is encouraged to attend.
For more information, call 486-5131 or 528-3119.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Benefit Bake Sale
A bake sale at Melanie’s Diner and Dixie’s Antiques:
Two by Two Preschool will  sponsor a bake sale for a little girl and her family for medical and travel expenses at Melanie’s Diner and Dixie’s Antiques. Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Bronson FOL
Bronson Friends of the Library will have its Fall Book Sale on the porch of the Bronson Library Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.  Paperback books will be 10 cents and hardback books will be 50 cents. 
Donations are accepted. For more information call the Bronson Library at 486-2015.

Breast Cancer Rally
A Breast Cancer for the Cure March and Rally will be held Oct. 22  from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Bronson Youth Park.
There will be motivational speakers, remarks from cancer survivors, entertainment, music and food.
For more information, contact Reggie Stacy at  577-4555 or Tara Mace at 339-0690.

Ride to Provide
The Sixth Annual Motorcycle fund-raiser “Ride to Provide,” to benefit Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (Levy ARC), will be held Oct. 22 at 10 a.m.
 Onsite registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Bronson High School with free coffee and doughnuts.  The ride will begin with kickstands up at 10 a.m. Participants are encouraged to pre-register online at www.ridetoprovide.net.  This will be an escorted ride through 63 miles of  scenic Levy County.
This ride is free of cost—riders are encouraged to make  a donation to support Levy ARC. T-Shirts are available the morning of the ride. Riders will have another opportunity to support Levy ARC by purchasing  a meal at the end of the ride. One hundred percent of proceeds from this event go to the Levy ARC.
The “Ride to Provide” was established in 2006 by members of the Levy County Law Enforcement Community and friends who recognized the need to support this very special group, the Levy ARC.  This ride is one of only two private  fund-raising events held each year that help to fund the education and training programs for this group of incredible people who live with developmental disabilities.
For more information or to help sponsor this event, visit the website www.ridetoprovide.net, or call Sean or Beth Mullins at 352-316-3260 or 352-528-2222.

Tuesday, Oct. 25

WHS Family Night
Williston High School will host its first Family Night Tuesday,  Oct. 25 from 5-6:30 p.m.  There will be optional sessions for  Skyward training, Florida Assessment testing, and class display browsing, as  well as a slide show/game presentation with door prizes for attendees.  Any student/parent that attends the event will receive a NO Homework Coupon good  for one class of their choice.

Monday, Oct. 31

Wildlife Management Workshop
The Levy County Extension Service will host the next in the series Integrating Land and Wildlife Management
Workshops Deer and Forests-Forest Management Techniques to Increase Deer Numbers Monday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the extension office, 625 N. Hathaway Ave (Alt. 27), Bronson.
The registration fee, which includes dinner, is $5.
On Monday, Nov. 7 from 10-11:30 a.m., learn bat biology, benefits and conservation.
Learn more about bat biology, the benefits of bats
and how you can attract bats to your backyard or landscape and aid in their conservation.
 The workshop is free but advanced registration is required.
To register call (352) 486-5131 or e-mail ewillcox@ufl.edu.

Upcoming

Toys for Tots
The 7th Annual Nature Coast Toys for Tots run will be Saturday, Nov. 19 with registration from 10:15 a.m .until noon in the parking lot at Bubba Que’s in Chiefland.
Bring a cash donation or a new unwrapped toy to be handed to a uniformed Marine at Charlie’s in Cross City.
The run starts promptly at 12:15.
For more information, contact Vince Arcadi at 542-2043.

 WWII Vets
The World War II Veterans Club will celebrate its 20 anniversary Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Moose Lodge in Fanning Springs. This is also a reminder of Pearl Harbor and the beginning of WWII 70 ago. If you are a veteran of this war, mark your calendar and join the group on this special day of honoring you. Bring your spouse, a care giver or designated driver, no fee required.
For more information, call Dot Halvorsen, 352-542-7697.

WES Salutes Veterans
All area veterans  will be honored by Williston Elementary School in an early Veterans Day ceremony, complete with the Williston High School Color Guard and plenty of patriotic songs performed by the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes, Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 7:45 a.m. around the flag pole at Williston Elementary School. The honored guests will be treated to a cooked breakfast in the school’s staff dining room following the ceremony.
 For more information, please contact Marla Hiers, WES principal, at 352-528-6030.

Holy Family Yard Sale
Holy Family Catholic Church will hold its monthly yard sale Nov. 11  Cost of the rental space is $5 for space, $5 if you rent a tent, and $5 if you need a table.

           
Holy Family Fall Carnival
Holy Family Catholic Church will host its Second Annual Fall Carnival, Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  Purchase tickets in advance Oct. 21-Nov. 4 at the church office. Tickets are four for $1.
Call 528-2893 for more information.
A day full of family fun and yummy food.  Holy Family Catholic Church - 17353 NE Hwy 27A, Williston, 352-528-2893 for more information.
Eagle Scout Project
Be a part of a Eagle Scout project at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon, located on the corner of U.S. 41 & Hwy. 40.  They will be installing mulch for a new prayer garden at the back of the church property on Saturday, Nov. 5 beginning at 8:30 a.m.
All volunteers, scouts and people needing community service hours are welcome to join in.  Bring rakes, shovels, and gloves.  If you can not work but would like to contribute, contact Anthony Samz, home: 352-682-6560 or e-mail: samzclan5@bellsouth.net for more information, please put Eagle Project in the subject line.
 Also on the wish list is the donation of food and beverages for the workers.  If you can help with this donation please contact Anthony.Pumpkin Patch
Cornerstone Christian Academy will  hold its Second Annual Pumpkin Patch Oct.16-30 in front of Cornerstone Assembly of God. A Fall Festival is planned Oct. 30 from 3-7 p.m.
Call Cathy Burleson-McCoy at 528-2202 or Pastor Hass at 528-6880 for more information.

WYAA Board Meetings
WYAA  will hold a board meeting Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. to elect new officers and board members.
To be able to vote, you must pay a $5 fee.
The board will also meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 14.

Garden Dedication
Nature Coast Master Gardeners and the University of Florida/IFAS Extension will host the public dedication to the Florida Friendly Landscaping Demostration Garden Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. ar Levy County Extension, 625 North Hathaway Ave., Alt. 27, Bronson.
There will be tours and light refreshments. RSVP to 352-486-5131, ext. 237

Love and Remembrance Memorial
Haven Hospice will host a Fall Love and Remembrance Memorial service  Thursday, Nove. 3 at the Tri-Counties Hospice Care Center Garden, 311 N.E. 9th Street in Chiefland.  The memorial will begin at 6 p.m. and is open to anyone in the community who has lost a loved one.
Attendees are encouraged to bring pictures and mementos of loved ones that can be placed on our Table of Memories.
 Refreshments will be served and registration is not required to attend. Contact Haven Hospice at 800-677-5428 for more information. 

Ongoing

Zumba
Zumba is held each Friday at 6 p.m. ay the Williston Lions Club, 401 SE 6th St.
For more information, call 342-7525.

Williston Garden Club
The Williston Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month September through May. Anyone  interested in all aspects of gardening is encourgaed to attend a meeting, 9:30 a.m. in the hall at the rear of the First Presbyterian Church, 247 NE 1st St., Williston. Call 528-9300 or 528-3323 before coming to make a field trip isn’t planned for that day.

Senior Assistance
Assistance is available for qualifying residents of Alachua and Marion County over the age of 60 who are being discharged from the hospital or rehab center or have experienced an illness or other crisis and need temporary services in their homes. The Community Living Program can provide help for seniors who meet eligibility requirements.
 Services may include personal care, medical equipment and supplies, home delivered meals, transportation and many other types of help.
 The Elder Helpline is toll free and available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For assistance, call 1-800-963-5337.

Upland Habitat Course
The Florida Master Naturalist Program will begin a six-week course on upland habitats Thursdays Sept. 22-Oct. 27 at the Levy County Extension Office, 625 N. Hathaway Ave (Alt. 27), Bronson.
The cost is $225, which includes student workbooks, 12 presentations, three field trips, four videos, certificate, patch, pin and more.
 To register or for more information,  go to http://www.masternaturalist.ifas.ufl.edu/ or call Emma Willcox  at (352) 486-5131.

Williston Genealogy Club
Lindsey Hager is interested in establishing a genealogy club in the Williston area.
Interested parties will meet at the Williston Public Library Monday from 6-7 p.m. (not including Labor Day).
Hager will help novice genealogists get started by showing them how to use the Internet in their research.
For more information, call Hager at 528-6954,     

Free Space for Yard Sale
The Williston Lions Club at 401 S E 6th St. is offering free outside space for anyone interested in selling their yard sale/ flea market items under the shade of the oaks. Bring your own tables.  This will be available for free on the last Saturday of the months from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.  For more information, call Missy at 352-484-8047

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.

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.

Volunteers Needed
Feisty Acres, a no-kill all-volunteer 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.

Zumba
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.