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Place to go, things to do, people to see

Saturday, Sept. 15

Bronson FOL
The Friends of the Bronson Library  will have their Fall Book Sale at the Bronson Library Saturday, Sept. 15  from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Books will be priced as follows:  Hardbacks $1each or 6/$5 and paperbacks will be 10 cents each or 12/$1
For more information or to bring by donations, call 486-2015.

Levy Democratic Meeting
The Levy County Democratic Committee will meet at the Bronson Restaurant Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m.
There is no charge, unless you eat dinner at 5 p.m.
Guest speaker will be Johnnie Jones of Williston, who was a Florida delegate to the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
For more information, call Charley King at 493-4797.

Upcoming

PTO Yard Sale
JBES PTO will  host its annual fall yard sale Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8-noon in the high school parking lot (across from the Methodist Church).  Space rental is $10 and you keep your profits.  You must provide your own tables.
 If you would like to rent a space or need further information, contact Charon Benton at 352-538-4706 or Ms. Handlin at 528-3341.

Trail Ride for
 Breast Cancer

The Levy County Horse Club  will host the 12th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Trail Ride at Tidewater Trailhead in the Goethe State Forest located at the south end of CR 337 in conjunction with Forest Awareness Month and Greenways and Trail Month.
The ride will be Oct. 20 with registration beginning at 8 a.m. for a $25 fee per rider, starting with a poker ride. Ride at your own pace. Lunch is free with registration, or available for $6, and includes choice of barbecue or lemon pepper pork with green beans and potatoes, whole kernel corn, rolls, dessert and a drink.
     Overnight primitive camping is available for those coming in on Friday or staying over till Sunday. Water for horses and bathroom facilities available. It is a no hunting weekend with trail use and camp fees waived for this benefit event. A Coggins test required. All donations go to benefit local breast cancer patients.
     To donate or help sponsor this event or more informationvisit www.levycountyhorseclub.com or e-mail levy2@flahorse.com .

CCF Nursing Program
The College of Central Florida will host a site review for continuing accreditation of the Associate Degree Nursing program by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
College and community members are invited to meet the visiting team and share comments about the program at a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held in Building 19, Room 106, at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road.
Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted to Dr. Sharon Tanner, Chief Executive Officer, 3343 Peachtree Road N.E., Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga. 30326, or email sjtanner@nlnac.org. All written comments should arrive at the NLNAC office by Sept. 21.
To learn more about nursing programs at CF, visit www.CF.edu/health.

Ongoing

Williston Garden Club
The Williston Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month September through May.
The club welcomes those interested in all aspects of gardening 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 the club isn’t planning a field trip that day.

TEC Charity Auction
Donations are now being accepted for the T.E.C Charity Auction.
Items donated will be sold to benefit The Therapeutic Riding Program.
All donations are tax deductible. Provide your name and address to receive your acknowledgement letter. PO Box 598, Williston, FL 32696 (352) 528-3445.

AARP Needs Tax Aide
Volunteers

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers across the state to help Florida taxpayers who are seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2012 tax returns.
 Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to participate. Tax-Aide is particularly in need of volunteers who are bilingual in English and Spanish to assist an increasing number of Spanish-speaking taxpayers seeking assistance.
 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive free tax training and are reimbursed on a limited basis for qualified program-related expenses. They help taxpayers at sites around the state, learning new skills while giving back to countless communities.
 “In 44 years, we’ve assisted thousands of people in preparing and filing their tax returns,” said Rebecca Bachman, Florida State Coordinator. “We could not do it without our thousands of volunteers, who make an indelible mark on the communities they help.”
 Last year alone, more than 3,000 Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 225,000 taxpayers across the state. They join the 35,000-plus Tax-Aide volunteers across the country, helping millions of taxpayers each year.
 For more information on how you can join the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide team, visit our Web site at www.aarp.org/tavolunteer8 (ENGLISH ONLY)
 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.

     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 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.

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