Community Happenings

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Place to go, things to do, people to see

Saturday, Sept. 1

FOL Book Sale
Friends of the Williston Public Library will hold its first book sale since June on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The sale will be held in the City Hall Community Center. Volunteers to help sort books are asked to come Friday at 9 a.m.
Many books have been donated since June and the prices as always are low. Hardbacks are $1; soft backs, 50 cents; paper backs 25 cents, children's and magazines 10 cents. Tapes, both audio and videos are $1.

Wednesday,  Sept. 5

Do you have questions about your options for Medicare, Medicare/Medicaid, disability, supplemental insurance, Part D prescription drug plans, low income programs or medicare billings?
If you do, come see SHINE, a volunteer program with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, for one-on-one counseling.  SHINE provides free, unbiased and confidential assistance.  If you cannot come to a site call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243 to be referred to a SHINE Volunteer near you.  
SHINE will be at the Williston Public Library, Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. until noon and in Bronson that afternoon from 1:30-3:30 p.m.           

Saturday, Sept. 8

Church Yard Sale
Lighthouse Ministries of Hope, Healing and Deliverance Church of Morriston will have a yard sale Saturday, Sept. 8 from 7 a.m. until noon.
The church will also sell carryout barbecue pork sandwich plates with fries and a brownie for $5.
All proceeds will benefit the youth ministry.
The church is located at 7931 SE 196th Terrance, Morriston.

Back to School
 Pancake Breakfast

Joyce Bullock Elementary School will host a Welcome Back to School Pancake Breakfast Saturday, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Joyce Bullock Elementary cafeteria.
The cost  of the breakfast will be $5. Tickets are available at Joyce Bullock Elementary School. For more information, call 528-3341.

AARP Flu Clinic
AARP Chapter 912 will sponsor a Flu Shot Clinic  Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. unil noon in the Williston Community Center next to city hall.  Shots will be administered by the Levy County Health Department.  This is a free service for Medicare recepients who show a Medicare Card.  The cost for others is $20  and a receipt will be furnished.

Monday, Sept. 10

AARP Meeting
The first meeting of AARP Chapter 912 after its summer break is Monday, Sept. 10 at 9:30 a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church, 17353 NE Hwy. 27 Alt.,  Williston. 
The group meets the second Monday of each month September through May.
National AARP members may join. Annual dues are $7 and $1 at the door at meetings. 

Thursday, Sept. 13

World War II vets will meet Thursday, Sept. 13 at Deke’s Steak House in Chiefland between 11 and11:30 a.m.
 If you have any news regarding vets call Virginia Lewis 528-2310.


VFW Post Meeting
VFW Post 5511 meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
The post is located on Hwy. 27, west of Williston.

Tri County Pregnancy
Tri-County Pregnancy Center is open to clients during the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.  in the Williston Center.
Tri-County Pregnancy Center is a not for profit organization, helping area families in crisis and is located across the street from Williston High School.  Call 352-528-0200 for information.

C.A.N. Meeting
Living Water Life Center will host meetings the second  Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until noon to share ideas for growing, bartering, canning  and other forms of self support.
The meeting will be held at 6491 SE 123 Terrace, Morriston.
For more information, call Cindy at 486-4755 or e-mail WeCanWeCanTogether@gmail.com.

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.

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.

Lions Club Thrift Store
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.  It’s open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m Saturday.

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 Debbie Noxon at 352-861-4312,  e-mail: fiddlinist@hotmail.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.,  hosts bingo every Wednesday and Thursday.
Call Angela Neal at 528-2125 for more information.

Williston Woman’s Club
Women who want to make a positive difference in the Williston community.
This is a personal invitation to join the GFWC Williston Woman’s Club.
Contact Karen Otero 352-377-4141 ext 2124 or brownieo2003@yahoo.com

Volunteer Advocates Needed
 Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders who live in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes.  The program’s local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents’ concerns.  Special training and certification is provided.
 All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents — who often have no one else to advocate for them — are encouraged to call toll-free 1-888-831-0404 or visit the program’s website at http://ombudsman.myflorida.com.

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