Friday, April 27
Bull Bash 2012 will be held April 27 and April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Carter's Arena, outside Chiefland at the crossroads of Hwys. 347 and 345.
Advance tickets are available at Chiefland Farm Supply, Carter's Crossroad and Klover Leaf in Williston.
Bull Bash is a fund-raiser sponsored by Chiefland Farm Supply and Chiefland FFA Alumni.
Saturday, April 28
Wild Hog Canoe Race
AMVETS Post 88 will host the 35th Annual Wild Hog Canoe & Kayak Race April 28.
This is the group’s seventh year hosting this wild and exciting canoe and kayak race. Two additional kayak classes for women and seniors have been added.
Visit www.wildhog.wetpaint.com. You can also review previous competitors and their race times online. Proceeds benefit the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens in Otter Creek. Sponsors for the race, regardless if you are a business or individual, are needed.
For more information, call Margie or Clyde McGarva at 352-486-2535.
Volunteers of The Children’s Table will host an Appreciation Barbecue in honor and celebration of co-founders, Bill and Verna Brown Saturday, April 28.
Festivities will take place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at The Children’s Table Food Pantry located in the old Campbell’s Restaurant at 680 Thrasher Drive in Bronson. Smoked pork and chicken will be served and you are welcome to bring your favorite covered dish or dessert to share. Bring your own chair or other accommodation for sitting.
For questions or to volunteer call Bill or Verna at 352-486-6525.
Friday, May 4
Grief and Loss Support
Haven Hospice will host a Grief and Loss Support Group May 4 at the Haven Hospice location at 311 NE 9th St., Chiefland.
The group will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For more information, please call 352-493-2333.
Saturday, May 5
FOL Book Fair
Friends of the Williston Library will host its monthly book sale May 5 from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Williston Community Center.
The monies made from the book fairs are used to buy books and other materiels for the Williston Public Library.
Vocational High School Reunion
Students who attended Williston Vocational High School from 1948-1968 will hold a reunion June 1-3.
You are asked to spread the word and help locate classmates for this walk down memory lane.
Contact Avis Carnegie Seabrook at 352-528-3063 or Olivia Thompkins Scott at 904-782-3477 to register or to receive more information.
FFA Plant Sale
Williston FFA will be selling annuals grown by the hands of Williston high school horticulture students.
In an effort to sell the individual plants that are blooming earlier than the rest of the plants, FFA is setting the prices lower to kick off the sale. The students have put lots of time and work into making these plants pretty and wish to sell the plant at its peak.
The plants in the greenhouse this year are zinnia, impatiens, coleus, begonias and New Guinea Impatiens.
The 4-inch cups will be sold for 75 cents now. Also 8-inch and 10-inch baskets may be bought early. The prices will range from $5 to $8. The prices will increase as the rest of the annuals become sale ready.
If interested, contact Chris Wilder (352) 528-2153 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bronson FOL Raffle
Bronson Friends of the Library will raffle a $50 gift card to Bronson Restaurant through May 5.
Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The raffle will be held at the library Saturday, May 5 at 11 a.m.
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs invites you to join the award-winning SHINE Program team of Volunteers. The SHINE Program helps Medicare beneficiaries make informed decisions about Medicare and health insurance.
SHINE Volunteers provide free, unbiased individual counseling on Medicare, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, discounted or free drug programs, related health insurance and help some clients apply for low income programs. Volunteers may also make educational presentations to community groups or participate in local health fairs or senior outreach events.
Comprehensive training is provided with meals and travel related expenses reimbursed. The next scheduled training vlass is June 12-14 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Basic computer skills are required. A one day orientation class will be held the end of May.
If you would like more information or want to receive an application, call Elder Helpline 1-800-963-5337 and ask for Margaret Shaw, SHINE liaison. Applications must be submitted before May 1.
Would you spend just two and a half hours a week to learn how to stay active and enjoy life? Then you need the Living Healthy program, a six-week workshop offered 9 to 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Bronson through May 9.
Discover new skills for living better with ongoing health conditions like: arthritis, heart disease, depression, diabetes, cancer, bronchitis, asthma and more. You’ll also learn to: manage symptoms, use your medication effectively, exercise, handle difficult emotions, solve problems, relax, communicate better about your health with family and friends. Workshop is limited to 16 people. Pre-register by calling Betty (352) 692-5219 at Elder Options.
Grief and Loss
Haven Hospice is hosting a grief and loss class every Monday through May 7. The classes are from 1:30- 3 p.m. and will meet at the Williston Library at 10 SE 1st St. For more information, call 800-677-5428.
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 encouraged 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 sure a field trip isn’t planned for that day.
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.
The Williston Lions Club is accepting new and gently used teddy bears for the Teddies for Tots program. The stuffed animals are used by police and law enforcement personnel to give to children and seniors in crisis situations.
Bring your donations to the club from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday. The club is located at the corner of 4th Street and 6th Avenue.
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.
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.
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 email@example.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.
Senior Citizen Bingo
The Williston Senior Center, 521 NW 1st Ave. host bingo every Wednesday and Thursday.
Call Angela Neal at 528-2125 for more information.
Fair Needs Help
The Levy County Fair wants you to help plan next year’s fair. Call 352-528-2516 or e-mail info@LevyCountyFair.com