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Things to do, places to go, people to see

 August

 

Bloodmobile in Town

The bloodmobile will be at First Baptist Church Williston on Sunday, Aug. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Please come give the gift of life.

 

Baseball Tryouts

The Orlando Scorpions youth travel baseball program is holding fall tryouts for ages 9 through 12 on Tuesday Aug. 23, 6 to 8 p.m., at Diamond Sports Parks in Archer. The tryout fee is $30. 

In order to register, contact Chris Marlo at cmarlopt@gmail.com or at (352) 210-0979. Diamond Sports Parks is located at 4000 SW 122nd St. Archer, FL 32608.

 

Lions Club

Amanda Grace will speak to the Williston Lions Club at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23 about the use of essential oils in daily living.

At its regular meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24 Michael Brace of the National Cremation Society will speak on prepaid cremation arrangements.

Dinner is available for $7 at 5:30 p.m., prior to the meeting, and includes an entree with three sides, dessert and a beverage.

 

September

 

SHINE

Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drug costs?

Can't afford to have the Medicare Part B Premium come out of your check every month? Are you new to Medicare and not sure of your options?

Whether you are a Medicare beneficiary, family member or caregiver, SHINE, a volunteer program under the state Department of Elder Affairs, provides you with free, unbiased and confidential information.

For assistance, please call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243 to have a volunteer return your call or come see us on Wednesday at the following dates, times and locations:

• Sept. 7,  10 a.m.-noon, Williston Public Library

• Sept. 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Bronson Public Library

 

Library WWII Vets Luncheon

World War II Vets and Proud of It will meet Sept. 8 at 11 a .m. at Hobo's Restaurant in Trenton.

For more information, call Virginia Lewis at 528-2310.

 

Elephant Appreciation Days

Two Tails Ranch / All About Elephants, will host its 5th annual Elephant Appreciation Day annual fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days. 

There will be music, food, animal interactions, guest animals, vendor village, demonstrations, pony rides, camel rides and much more. 

 Gate admission for this event is $10 per person; 2 and under no charge. All proceeds will go directly to the care of the animals.

For more information, visit www.allaboutelephants.com.

 

Upcoming

 

Fall on the Farm

The 10th Annual Fall on the Farm, a fundraiser to benefit Haven Hospice, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Rocky Hammock Preserve – the Historical Drummond Farm, located at 311 NE 9th St., Chiefland.

There will be dinner, drinks, live music and a silent auction.

For more information, contact Courtney Quirie at  CaQuirie@havenhopice.org or by calling 352-692-5170.